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In this section, find articles, tweet-chats, art-work, essays, myth busters among others on trans* and women’s health by Feminism in India.

What People Don't Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

What People Don’t Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

While people were quick to point out that stretch marks look ugly, or to ask how did I get them at such a young age in the first place, they never told me that stretch marks can be a symptom of PCOS.
Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its Mothers?

Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its mothers?

A country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the most crucial indicators of how it prioritises it’s women.
Living With Chronic Illness And Its Lasting Impressions

Living With Chronic Illness And Its Lasting Impressions

Having an invisible chronic illness means, you are constantly being scrutinized, judged and often misunderstood. Added to it is this predilection towards females.
Why Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Is Not Your Regular PMS?

Why Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Is Not Your Regular PMS?

According to the medical experts, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD causes extreme mood shifts that can disrupt daily life, work and relationships. It consists of intense sadness, hopelessness and anxiety.
Unmarried Women’s Right To Access Sexual Health Services

Why Are Unmarried Women Stigmatised While Accessing Sexual Health Services?

The medical fraternity present in the discussion acknowledged the prejudices that gynaecologists carry by virtue of being situated in a patriarchal society and also voiced their support to provide judgement-free sexual health services to unmarried women.
Lok Sabha Passes Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019

The Surrogacy Bill, 2019 Denies Women Agency Over Their Bodies

This Monday, August 5, 2019, the Lok Sabha passed the Surrogacy Bill, 2019 (Bill No. 156-C of 2019) and was introduced to the Rajya Sabha, restricting surrogacy to being only altruistic and banning its commercial form.This Monday, August 5, 2019, the Lok Sabha passed the Surrogacy Bill, 2019 (Bill No. 156-C of 2019) and was introduced to the Rajya Sabha, restricting surrogacy to being only altruistic and banning its commercial form.
In Photos: The Many Journeys Of Pregnancy And Pain In India

In Photos: The Many Journeys Of Pregnancy And Pain In India

According to the National Family Health Survey IV, 2016(NFHS IV), 53 % of the respondent women in India were anaemic. This is the main reason why women like Sarita suffer so much pain during pregnancy.

Why Reproductive Rights Must Be Taken More Seriously In India

Reproductive rights are especially important in contexts, where highly restrictive social mores attach a morality constraint to women’s agency and prevent them from exercising their bodily autonomy.

Woman Shamed For Demanding Sanitary Pads In Railways

A female traveller requested on her tweet to the Indian Railways for providing sanitary pads in trains. However, many people did not respond positively to the same, and started criticising the girl.

MRKH Syndrome: A Rare Congenital Disorder

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome or MRKH syndrome is a congenital disorder of the female reproductive system. It causes the vagina and uterus to be underdeveloped or absent, although external genitalia is normal.

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Kamala Khan A.K.A Ms. Marvel—A Step Towards An Inclusive Comic World?

Kamala Khan A.K.A Ms. Marvel—A Step Towards An Inclusive Comic World?

our first glimpse of Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, as she is known in the Marvel Universe, not just as an ancillary character – but one who is the main binding force in the story playing the central role.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Can Today's Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Can Today’s Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Though still stigmatised, hook up culture is steadily becoming a norm among millennials and university students, especially given the high incidence of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.