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.

Menstrual Leave

Who Gets to Decide For Or Against Menstrual Leaves?

This is neither regressive nor progressive –I don’t really care if you call this a sick leave or a menstrual leave. Every human being has the option to avail a leave as their basic human right.
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.
trans women's health

A Tweet-chat On Trans Women’s Health

When we talk about women's health, we often ignore trans women & marginalize them.
alesha trans women's health

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!

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“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
internalized misogyny

A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny?