Health

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

6 Bollywood Films That Mention Abortion, But It’s Not What You Think

6 Bollywood Films That Mention Abortion, But It’s Not What You Think

While, according to WHO, the death toll from unsafe abortions keeps rising to contribute almost 8% of maternal deaths, our films are not really helping the discourse about pro-choice abortion either.
Madhupur

ASHA Worker’s Appointment Boosts Maternal Health In Madhupur, Bengal

The appointment of an ASHA worker in Madhupur village, Bengal is helping the community, especially women, make informed decisions about healthcare.
Vitiligo In A Woman’s Body: How I Learnt To Survive A Patchy Situation

Vitiligo In A Woman’s Body: How I Learnt To Survive A Patchy Situation

To the uninitiated - Vitiligo is a purely cosmetic skin ailment, that results in patches of the skin losing pigment. It has no known cure and is usually a lifelong condition.

Open Defecation Is Much More Than Just A Sanitation Problem

Open defecation is more than a sanitation issue—the lack of a safe, clean and secluded space to defecate specifically hurts women by drastically limiting their daily freedom. 
I-Pill

Problems With The I-Pill And Lack Of Awareness About Contraception

The I-Pill increases the likelihood of unprotected sex among couples. For women who are not in monogamous sexual relations, it gives them a false sense of security.
नया नजरिया: पीरियड के अनकहे पहलू | Feminism In India

नया नजरिया: पीरियड के अनकहे पहलू

मासिक धर्म के प्रति हर संस्कृति का अपना दृष्टिकोण होता है| जिस संस्कृति में महिलाओं को उनके मासिकधर्म के दौरान भी सामान्यरूप से सम्मानपूर्वक स्वीकार किया जाता है वहां महिलाएं आत्म-विश्वासी महसूस करती है|
In Conversation With Bhuli: A Platform For Social Good Through Art

In Conversation With Bhuli: A Platform For Social Good Through Art

Bhuli is an Uttrakhand based enterprise, run by two young women professionals for promotion of nutrition, culture and healthcare.
Rani Bang

Meet Dr Rani Bang: On Improving Health Care For Rural Women

Dr Rani Bang is known for her stellar work in changing the face of health care for rural women in the area of Gadchiroli, Maharashtra.
Disposable Pads And Tampons - A Ticking Time Bomb? | Feminism In India

Disposable Pads And Tampons – A Ticking Time Bomb? | #ThePadEffect

Many individuals remain ignorant of the raw materials pads and tampons are made of and the risks they pose.
mohalla clinics

Mohalla Clinics: An Accessible Alternative For Healthcare?

In order to provide affordable and quality healthcare to the residents of Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party Delhi government has set up mohalla clinics for residents to avail of quality treatment.

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The Wolf Pack: Are Our Item Songs Giving In To A Gang Rape Fantasy?

The Wolf Pack: Are Our Item Songs Giving In To A Gang Rape Fantasy?

The recent pattern of item songs where a lone woman dances for a horde of men, like in Chikni Chameli and Ek Do Teen, reminds me of gang molestation.
Lust Stories: The Space Between Silence, Uncertainty And Conversations

Lust Stories: The Space Between Silence, Uncertainty And Conversations

Lust Stories is an anthology of 4 stories that center themselves on women’s sexuality and agency – a college professor, two schoolteachers, a domestic worker and a tired housewife.
5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About | Feminism In India

5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About

It’s important to learn about women historians who have increasingly influenced our understanding of the world and its history.