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Editorial: Young People and Sexuality

In our mid-month issue, Anjali Hans, in her mid-twenties, writes with insight and humour about learning and becoming a woman while navigating the terrain between the world as feminists want it to be and the world as it is. Manak Matiyani in an interview with Shikha Aleya tells us why he foregrounds his identity as a feminist...

Editorial: Health and Sexuality

In our mid-month issue, continuing with the theme of Health and Sexuality, we look at how we can expect our doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to be sensitive to issues of gender and sexuality if these issues are not addressed in the medical curriculum. Suchitra Dalvie, a feminist obstetrician and gynaecologist, makes a sharp and succinct critique of the training she received as a medical student...

An open letter to a former friend

(Tread gently. This article contains material on sexual assault) Dear A, I don’t know why I’m writing this. Maybe it will help declutter my mind. ***  We met in 2013, by chance, at your university campus. Looking back, my first impression of you is in stark contrast to how I think of you today. I…

Review: Private Life

What makes a family? In the month of May, we celebrated Mother’s Day on the 10th and the International Day of Families on the 15th. I find both these days interesting because as a single woman, one of the initial questions I often get asked when meeting people for the first time is, “Do you…

किशोर यौनिकता – सामाजिक मूल्य और व्यावहारिक मतभेद

किशोरों में यौनिकता विषय पर चर्चा करना आरंभ करने पर कानून, आयु, मान्यताएँ व स्वास्थ्य जैसे अनेक ऐसे मुद्दे भी उठ खड़े होते हैं जो बहस की विषयवस्तु हैं। इसके साथ जुड़ा एक और मुद्दा यह भी होता है कि क्या किशोरों को, उनकी आयु को ध्यान में रखते हुए, यौनिक समझा जाए अथवा नहीं।…

इंटरव्यू – जैस्मिन जॉर्ज 

शिखा आलेय  जैस्मिन जॉर्ज TEDx स्पीकर हैं, अधिवक्ता हैं और भारत में यौन एवं प्रजनन अधिकारों की पैरोकार हैं। ये Hidden Pockets की संस्थापिका हैं और इस समय यौनिकता और दूसरे मुद्दों पर हो रहे वार्तालाप को प्रबंधित करती हैं। कानून और तकनीक के वैकल्पिक उपायों के प्रयोग द्वारा यौनिकता को समझ पाने में इनकी…

Video: Why we shouldn’t shy away from sexual education | Dr. V. Chandra-Mouli | TEDxChisinau

Dr. V. Chandra-Mouli makes a powerful case for sexuality education for young people and why it is important for their physical, psychological and social development. As he emphasises, sexuality education helps to prepare young people have a healthy sexual and reproductive life, build social skills, prevent infections and unwanted pregnancies, develop equitable relationships, and become assertive…

Humanitarian crisis, women and health: A perspective from Nepal

A humanitarian crisis situation has different impacts at the individual and community level and is also differently experienced by different individuals. In humanitarian crisis situations, discussions on women’s health and wellbeing are often overlooked even though it is critical that services be provided particularly during such situations. The past experience of Nepal during the massive…
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