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In Nepal, a storytelling initiative engages local women in dispelling stigma surrounding menstrual hygiene
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In Nepal, a storytelling initiative engages local women in dispelling stigma surrounding menstrual hygiene

The story of Kumari seeks to empower the women of Nepal to voice their discomfort with practices that should be critiqued, but have been pushed behind a veneer of culture.

Public participation is a woman’s first-order claim to being recognised as a human being, the pandemic can’t be allowed to undermine that
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Public participation is a woman’s first-order claim to being recognised as a human being, the pandemic can’t be allowed to undermine that

The COVID pandemic has shown just how deep the fault lines of gender inequality run and how women’s claim to the public is but a carefully negotiated allowance given to women.

International Women’s Health Day 2020: Eight sexual health commandments for every woman to live by
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International Women’s Health Day 2020: Eight sexual health commandments for every woman to live by

The main agenda of this day is to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of all women all over the world.

International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 2020: Characteristics of two similar conditions
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International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 2020: Characteristics of two similar conditions

ME/CFS and FM share the same International Awareness Day primarily because they have too much in common, and usually co-occur.

International Women’s Day Part 9: 6 health tips for women
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International Women’s Day Part 9: 6 health tips for women

Due to lack of information, a lot of women don’t even know what to look for and how to care of their health.

International Women’s Day Part 5: Four things men should know about women’s health
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International Women’s Day Part 5: Four things men should know about women’s health

Truth is, women's bodies are very different compared to men's. And it is not confined to hormones and the reproductive system.

International Women’s Day Part 4: Dear women, shed your inhibitions, embrace your sexuality and find your clitoris
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International Women’s Day Part 4: Dear women, shed your inhibitions, embrace your sexuality and find your clitoris

You can’t go about a quest without a map. So if you want to find your clitoris, get acquainted with the lay of the land.

International Women's Day Part 2: Here’s why women are more prone to autoimmune diseases than men
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International Women's Day Part 2: Here’s why women are more prone to autoimmune diseases than men

Researchers have found that there are major differences in the number and functions of male and female regulatory T cells found in adipose or fat tissues.

International Women’s Day Part 1: Five foods myths around women’s health
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International Women’s Day Part 1: Five foods myths around women’s health

There are several myths about what women should eat and avoid. While not all advice is bogus, some of it just doesn’t make any sense.

Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill addresses regulation lacunae in fertility industry, but its non-inclusiveness is troubling
India

Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill addresses regulation lacunae in fertility industry, but its non-inclusiveness is troubling

When it comes to women and their wombs, legislators don’t seem to understand the necessity of having well thought out, supportive — and timely — laws. The Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill 2020 is a case in point.

Here's one more reason for women to have more sex: According to a study, active sex life can help delay menopause
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Here's one more reason for women to have more sex: According to a study, active sex life can help delay menopause

Before menopause women are at lower risk for a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease and osteoporosis.

The Female Orgasm Part 1: Ways of having an orgasm and why some women aren’t able to experience them
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The Female Orgasm Part 1: Ways of having an orgasm and why some women aren’t able to experience them

Studies suggest that 11-41% of the global female population might be suffering from orgasmic dysfunction.

Universal Health Coverage Part 2: How India can fight non-communicable diseases
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Universal Health Coverage Part 2: How India can fight non-communicable diseases

While conducting more research into women’s health issues is important, it is equally important to bolster the professional lives of women health workers.

Universal Health Coverage part 1: Why women’s health and women workers need more focus right now
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Universal Health Coverage part 1: Why women’s health and women workers need more focus right now

Women and children form a large part of the world’s poverty-stricken population of 767 million and are unable to gain access to healthcare facilities.

The once-a-month contraceptive pill might revolutionise sexual health for women
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The once-a-month contraceptive pill might revolutionise sexual health for women

If this sustained-release contraceptive pill is indeed perfected, it will revolutionise sexual health for women all over the world.

How women astronauts are dealing with Aunt Flow in zero gravity environs of space
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How women astronauts are dealing with Aunt Flow in zero gravity environs of space

Women can get periods in space was once used as an argument that they shouldn’t be astronauts.

Private doctors are pushing women in India to undergo dangerous hysterectomies they don't really need
India

Private doctors are pushing women in India to undergo dangerous hysterectomies they don't really need

Some women have been pressured into having hysterectomies so they can work as cane cutters without periods to interrupt their ability.

US federal judge blocks Trump administration's no-cost birth control coverage rules nationwide
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US federal judge blocks Trump administration's no-cost birth control coverage rules nationwide

The rules would have allowed more employers in the US, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious objections. Some private employers could also object on moral grounds.

India can't achieve 8% annual GDP growth without reducing income and gender inequality and improving healthcare
India

India can't achieve 8% annual GDP growth without reducing income and gender inequality and improving healthcare

India is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with the top 10 percent controlling 55 percent of the total wealth against 31 percent in 1980, according to the 2018 World Inequality report.

Ayzh founder Zubaida Bai on the 'birth kits' helping women in rural India have hygienic deliveries
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Ayzh founder Zubaida Bai on the 'birth kits' helping women in rural India have hygienic deliveries

Zubaida Bai says that very often, when maternal healthcare products are designed, the biggest stakeholder — women — and their needs are not taken into consideration