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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.

A Critical Analysis Of The Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016

A Critical Analysis Of The Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016

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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.

Woman Shamed For Demanding Sanitary Pads In Railways

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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.
Tamil Nadu's Plan To Make Registration Of Pregnancy Compulsory Will Only Hurt Women

Tamil Nadu’s Plan To Make Registration Of Pregnancy Compulsory Will Only Hurt Women

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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.
Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its Mothers?

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

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A country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the most crucial indicators of how it prioritises it’s women.
iPill, uPill, We Would All Kill For An iPill In Chennai

iPill, uPill, We Would All Kill For An iPill In Chennai

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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.
Dear People, Here’s Why You Need To Leave Your Vaginas Alone

Dear People, Here’s Why You Need To Leave Your Vaginas Alone

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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.
Your Handy Guide To Understanding And Getting An Abortion

Your Handy Guide To Understanding And Getting An Abortion

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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.
The Abortion Pill: The How, The Why, And Everything In-Between

The Abortion Pill: The How, The Why, And Everything In-Between

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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.

COVID-19: Can A Health Crisis Become A Breeding Site For Gender Inequality?

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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.
Period Leave For Dalit And Tribal Women

Let’s Talk About Period Leave For Dalit And Tribal Women

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The current debate on period leave is an urban middle class debate devoid of 80% of women’s experiences – that of Dalit & tribal women.

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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.
Romanticising Poverty: The Story Of Jyoti Kumari, Who Cycled Home

Romanticising Poverty: The Story Of Jyoti Kumari, Who Cycled Back Home

There was been an influx of news around "the 15-year-old girl from Bihar" who cycled from Gurgaon to Darbhanga along with her injured father. Jyoti Kumari, who covered the distance of over 1200 km in 7 days has been applauded for her bravery and skill all over social media.