The recent proposed draft Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016, passed by the Health Ministry, was cleared by the Union Cabinet on the 24th of August 2016; and is set to be introduced in the Parliament soon. Within a span of one week the draft bill received a severe backlash, being cited as discriminating and draconian.
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.
To ensure that pregnancy and childbirth happen safely, Tamil Nadu state government has come up with a brilliant new scheme — put pregnant women under surveillance.
A country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the most crucial indicators of how it prioritises it’s women.
The difficulty in finding an emergency contraceptive pill in Chennai is a topic that has reared its head in sporadic intervals over the last 3 years amongst fringe media outlets in the country. There is much confusion over whether these pills are officially banned, or just "out of stock", as the pharmacists are fond of saying.
Vaginas are meant to have bacteria, and are meant to smell like vaginas. Not like flowers and fruits. Our vaginas are beautiful as they are.
This handy guide will help you understand your rights and the abortion law in India and where and when can you get a safe abortion.
While medical abortions are statistically safer than giving birth, it is important that women fully understand the process before they begin even though 98% of women who resort to medical abortion do not face any severe any complications.
The novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has become a breeding site of gender inequality with social distancing measures that threaten to relegate women to their gendered roles as caregivers. The state response to the outbreak has been inadequate to address the safety, health, and economic inequalities that would pinch women the hardest. If India is to combat and recover from the social and economic impacts of this outbreak, it needs to take a look at gender.
The current debate on period leave is an urban middle class debate devoid of 80% of women’s experiences – that of Dalit & tribal women.