Friday, November 15, 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.

Unmarried Women’s Right To Access Sexual Health Services

Why Are Unmarried Women Stigmatised While Accessing Sexual Health Services?

The medical fraternity present in the discussion acknowledged the prejudices that gynaecologists carry by virtue of being situated in a patriarchal society and also voiced their support to provide judgement-free sexual health services to unmarried women.
Lok Sabha Passes Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019

The Surrogacy Bill, 2019 Denies Women Agency Over Their Bodies

This Monday, August 5, 2019, the Lok Sabha passed the Surrogacy Bill, 2019 (Bill No. 156-C of 2019) and was introduced to the Rajya Sabha, restricting surrogacy to being only altruistic and banning its commercial form.This Monday, August 5, 2019, the Lok Sabha passed the Surrogacy Bill, 2019 (Bill No. 156-C of 2019) and was introduced to the Rajya Sabha, restricting surrogacy to being only altruistic and banning its commercial form.
In Photos: The Many Journeys Of Pregnancy And Pain In India

In Photos: The Many Journeys Of Pregnancy And Pain In India

According to the National Family Health Survey IV, 2016(NFHS IV), 53 % of the respondent women in India were anaemic. This is the main reason why women like Sarita suffer so much pain during pregnancy.

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.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
Sikh names are empowering in nature, they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restricts them.

Sikh Names: Beyond Gender, Caste And Patriarchy

Sikh names are empowering – they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restrict them.
5 Sikh Women In History You Should Know About

5 Sikh Women In History You Should Know About

Sikh women have a long history of fighting patriarchy, enacting radical change, and taking up leadership roles.