A digital magazine on sexuality, based in the Global South: We are working towards cultivating safe, inclusive, and self-affirming spaces in which all individuals can express themselves without fear, judgement or shame

healthcare

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Violation of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR): Where are the Women With Disabilities?

What vindicates the argument that women with disabilities (WWDs) should be deprived of sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights is scary. Harmful stereotypes of WWDs include the belief that they are hypersexual, incapable, irrational and lacking control. These narratives are then often used to build other perceptions such as that WWDs are inherently vulnerable and should be ‘protected from sexual attack’.
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Is Digital Colonisation Redefining the Understanding of Agency, Bodily Autonomy, and Being Human?

Apart from systematic exclusions faced by individuals, evidently the mandatory use of a biometric-based digital ID has also reshaped the understanding of an individual’s agency and right to bodily autonomy. Gender and sexuality seem to no longer be matters of an individual’s right to privacy. With digitisation, disclosure of one’s gender and sexuality has become a hindrance to accessing one’s rights.

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।…
A poster from organisation RedTraSex.

Walk in Our Shoes

"How different it would be if for a moment health care providers could feel what we feel when we go to a hospital and are challenged..." And so, the women sex workers of RedTraSex (Network of Women Sex Workers from Latin America and the Caribbean) developed Ponte en Nuestros Zapatos (re-edited 2015). Now, reaching out to a wider community, is the brand new English version Walk in our Shoes: Good Practices Guide for Health Care Staff (2016, translated by Alejandra Sardá-Chandiramani). Yes, it is so brand new that it is not up on their website as yet, though we have permission to use it here.
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