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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.

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.
A Critical Analysis Of The Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016

A Critical Analysis Of The Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016

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.
Menstruation And The Need For Inclusivity In The ‘Period Positive’ Movement

Menstruation And The Need For Inclusivity In The ‘Period Positive’ Movement

If not calling menstruation 'dirty' is all it takes for women to feel empowered, then there are a lot of women who are not even taken into consideration here. What about women who are engaged in tabooed and 'dirty work' for belonging to a particular caste? What good will it do to them if we stop calling menstruation 'dirty' and simply stop at that?

Sexual Dysfunction Among Women (And What To Do About It)

Sexual dysfunctions, including low libido, difficulty with vaginal lubrication, and lack of orgasm, affect thousands of women and their sexual partners. While some aspects of sexual dysfunction can naturally progress with age, there are ways to handle and reduce symptoms, including inhibited desire, painful intercourse, and inability to become aroused. Read on for more facts about sexual dysfunction in women and what you can do about it.
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A Tweet-chat On Trans Women’s Health

When we talk about women's health, we often ignore trans women & marginalize them.
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Health Denied: The Sorry State of Trans Women’s Health

While Alesha was on her dying bed, the doctors were busy deciding if she is male or female. This is the sorry state of trans women's health.

How Gender Inequality Has An Impact On HIV

India is home to an estimated 21.17 lakhs of people living with HIV
For A Toilet Inquilab, Feminism Must Talk Loos More Often

For A Toilet Inquilab, Feminism Must Talk Loos More Often

Gender equality and the view from the loo!

Maneka Gandhi’s Statements on compulsory sex-determination and tracking pregnancies: What it means for women’s...

Maneka Gandhi’s statement do not yet indicate an anti-abortion agenda, but the proposal does betray a confusion about first principles.

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A still from ‘Le Clitoris’ by Lori Malépart-Traversy

Le Clitoris: Your Easy Guide To Befriending The Clitoris

Quite similar to our society, the talk surrounding sexual pleasure largely remains male-dominated. It is a lesser known but well-proven fact that the key to female orgasm is the clitoral stimulation, not so much the vaginal penetration or the G-spot, and Le Clitoris, the film explores just that!
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।