Thursday, August 22, 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.

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.
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.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
How Science Got Period Pain Wrong: Angela Saini In Her New Book Inferior

How Science Got Period Pain Wrong: Angela Saini In Her New Book Inferior

In her new book Inferior, Angela Saini talks about how medical science hasn’t given period pain the significance it deserves.
The Real Sexism And Classism Of Birth Control Studies

The Real Sexism And Classism Of Birth Control Studies

A majority of women in rural India have no access to birth control or awareness of the same, are forcibly sterilized at camps and there has been a decline in use of contraception even as awareness about the same grows.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
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.