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Health and Sexuality

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...

Sex: Can anything good ever come of it?

(Tread gently. This article has some potentially disturbing content) If the first words that come to your mind when someone says ‘sex’ are syphilis, rape and unsafe abortions, then one can safely say that you are not exactly in a sex-positive frame of mind. As a young medical student in the late 1980s, accurate information…

Interview: Sangeeta Rege

Sangeeta Rege is currently Coordinator /Director at CEHAT (Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes). CEHAT undertakes research, action advocacy and services related to operationalising Health as a human right for marginalised sections of the community. CEHAT acts as an interface between academia and progressive peoples movements. Sangeeta’s interests include issues of gender, sexuality,…

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…

Medical Abortion: Nurses have a Say?

This article was originally published in Hidden Pockets. Have you heard the Beatles song “Help?” or  Do you remember that song? Ever thought it along the lines of people in need for abortion and nurses? “Help, I need somebody. Help, not just anybody, Help, you know  I need someone, help. When I was younger, so…

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…
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