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Sexual & Reproductive Health

Let’s talk! Sexual rights in India and Persons with Disability (PwD)

Let’s talk! Sexual rights in India and Persons with Disability (PwD) Sexual rights, often misunderstood to a limited understanding of one’s right to sexuality. These human rights also include freedom, equality, privacy, security, etc. The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) defined, “Sexual rights embrace certain human rights that are already recognized in national laws, international human rights

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Homophobia and HIV: How Stigma Fuels The Epidemic

Homophobia and HIV: How Stigma Fuels The Epidemic The AIDS epidemic brings along with it painful stories of people who were cast away, ignored and discriminated against; the homophobia that was rampant before was only fueled further by the moralistic high-ground that the AIDS epidemic conveniently provided it with. The fueled discrimination and prejudice placed

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Sexual Health While Living with the HIV

Sexual Health While Living with the HIV The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that damages the immunity system of an individual. In most cases, a person with this virus is asymptomatic. They start showing symptoms of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) like fever, fatigue, night sweats, etc. HIV spreads in several ways in which

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Media and its HIV/AIDS Takes

Media and its HIV/AIDS Takes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the result of infection by Human Immunodeficiency Virus amongst humans. The diseased is known to spread primarily through unprotected sex, blood transfusion, injection of needles, and to children during pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding. It is feared due to a prolonged period lacking any form of

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Myths and Cysts: Demystifying PCOD

Myths and Cysts: Demystifying PCOD Leela Moza writes — for a disease that is so widespread, PCOD is not often discussed in mainstream media. In fact, around 200 million women worldwide have been diagnosed with PCOD. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOD is a hormonal, reproductive and metabolic dysfunction which leads to irregular menstrual cycles, acne, hair loss, weight gain

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Let’s Face it, Healthcare in India is Expensive!

Let’s Face it, Healthcare in India is Expensive! Sayandeep contemplates – ‘Healthcare’ is one of the most fundamental aspects of a society’s well being. In fact, ‘healthcare’ is taken as a very important factor signalling how a country is performing. But not everything is merry when it comes to healthcare in the Indian context. The

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Learning Disabilities Awareness Month: Let’s break the stigma

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month: Let’s break the stigma Normalizing learning disabilities.  Disability is a term identified with individuals that experience difficulty in carrying out certain activities. These impairments can be cognitive, intellectual, mental, physical, etc. Individuals with any disabilities bear stigma & stereotypes. Among these, learning disabilities suffer the most with mental health issues on

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Mass Sterilisation: India’s Dark Past

Mass Sterilisation: India’s Dark Past Avni Gupta writes about the practice of mass sterilisation that prevails in the country even today. It all began in the 1970s, when the Indian government announced an Emergency due to internal disturbances. India embarked on an ambitious program of population control under the rule of Mr. Sanjay Gandhi, calling

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