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.
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.
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.
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 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.
When we talk about women's health, we often ignore trans women & marginalize them.
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.
India is home to an estimated 21.17 lakhs of people living with HIV
Abortion rights are women's rights
Gender equality and the view from the loo!