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.

Exploring Our Anxieties Around Menstrual Cups

Exploring Our Anxieties Around Menstrual Cups

Even though menstrual cups have been available for commercial consumption since 1937, confusion and anxiety surrounding them seems to be commonplace.
Understanding PCOS And Its Patriarchal Standards Of 'Femininity'

Understanding PCOS And Its Patriarchal Standards Of ‘Femininity’

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Next time you meet someone with PCOS, please don’t tell them to eat healthy or go to the gym. They probably know that.
Menstrual Waste Disposal: India's 'Silent' Problem

Menstrual Waste Disposal: India’s ‘Silent’ Problem

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Due to the lack of awareness around sanitary or menstrual waste disposal and the absence of laws to force segregation, most women dispose of used sanitary napkins along with the rest of the domestic waste.
Why Are We Missing Out In Addressing Period Poverty?

Why Are We Missing Out In Addressing Period Poverty?

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Although, the UN acknowledges menstrual hygiene as a global health issue, the outbreak of pandemic, ‘Covid-19’ has globally increased the vulnerability around period poverty.
PMS And PMDD: What Do We Know And How Can We Support Others?

PMS And PMDD: What Do We Know And How Can We Support Others?

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While PMS is highly common, PMDD requires a diagnosis due to the fact that it is disruptive to the person experiencing it. However, in India, the awareness about PMDD among most health professionals and the general public is still low.
Menstrual Huts: Quarantines For "Impurity"

Menstrual Huts: Quarantines For “Impurity”

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Women in India and Nepal are considered impure and untouchable, for having a healthy functioning body; quarantined into "huts", vulnerable & alone.
Normalizing Postpartum Depression: Mental Health For New Mothers

Normalizing Postpartum Depression: Mental Health For New Mothers

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We need to disintegrate this cultural narrative of motherhood being a standpoint of a woman’s life. Normalize postpartum depression and celebrate the mothers who have sought to carry on despite this.
Menstruation Is Natural. Myths Around Menstruation Are Social Constructs.

Menstruation Is Natural. Myths Around Menstruation Are Social Constructs.

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The myths around menstruation are sugar-coated with care and affection. Disguising it in the name of the gift, women are restricted and excluded.
Setting Straight The Menstrual Myths

Setting Straight The Menstrual Myths

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Social and cultural norms create eccentric trends which extend to a woman’s menstrual cycle and contribute to gender-based discrimination.
Save The Child - Curating A Response Plan For Children Amidst The Pandemic

Save The Child – Curating A Response Plan For Children Amidst The Pandemic

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Most children are facing an unreal world. Locked with parents who themselves exhibit psychological stress and neurotic tendencies, plus the effects of crowding, lack of peer group and social/ age appropriate fun activities, the mental distress on children is mounting.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Same-Sex Marriage In India: Unveiling The Marriage Project

Same-Sex Marriage In India: Unveiling The Marriage Project

Marriage Project is a legal project that aims to legalize same-sex marriage in India. According to Guruswamy and Katju, there is a legal and social aspect to this project.