Sunday, August 18, 2019

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.

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.

Unravelling The Increasing Cases Of Hysterectomy In Beed District Of Maharashtra

It has been documented that in Beed district of Maharashtra, there is a sudden surge amongst women, especially the ones working in the sugarcane factories, in undergoing hysterectomy. This could be viewed as a classic example of the conditions of women in an unorangized sector.

Why I’d Rather Use Google Than Visit A Gynaecologist | #MyGynaecStory

A gynaecologist, who took my pain seriously, said that birth control pills would help me, but refused to prescribe them until I was married.

Honeymoon Cystitis: Can Sex Cause Urinary Tract Infections?

around 80 percent of all pre-menopausal women with a UTI have had sex within the previous 24 hours. This condition called Honeymoon Cystitis or bladder infection because of frequent intercourse, is largely untouched when we think or talk about sex.

“(Don’t) Sleep On It”: Talking About Gender Sleep Gap In India

Not enough attention has been paid to the issue of sleep gap, prevailing in the developing countries, possibly on an even larger scale due to greater social and economic disparities between genders.

“The Sex Which Is Not One”: Vaginismus And The Construction Of Female Sexuality

It is always important to keep in mind that vaginismus is a common occurrence among women and it should always be seen as any other ailment.

At The Gynaecologist: What Makes My Body Mine? | #MyGynaecStory

My body is not a continuum of all women's bodies through time. The medical profession will have to find a more acceptable way of serving us.

How Syed Sehrish Asgar, Budgam’s DC, Is Challenging Menstrual Stigma In The Valley

Syed Sehrish Asgar organized the first ever all woman conclave at the district headquarters this year to address the problems faced by girls during menses. Along with celebrating womanhood, the speakers dealt with the legal rights of women and POSH at workplace.

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What Neha Shoree's Murder Tells Us About Punjab's Drug Problem

What Neha Shoree’s Murder Tells Us About Punjab’s Drug Problem

Dr. Neha Shoree, an official of the State Government of Punjab's Food and Drug Administration wing, was shot dead on 29th March, in broad daylight, in her office.
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Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.