You may not have heard of endometriosis, but it is a condition that many women in India suffer from. Endometriosis is a condition when the endometrial tissue (which grows inside the uterus) is found outside it. It can get trapped in the abdomen or the pelvic area. Endometriosis is hard to diagnose because some women(…)
The Bombay High Court on Thursday (May 4) denied capital punishment to three men convicted of gangraping Bilkis Bano, then a 19-year-old pregnant woman, and brutally murdering 14 members of her family. The murdered family members included her three-old daughter. They were residents of Randhikpur near Ahmedabad, during the Gujarat riots of 2002. The Central(…)
Dr Varsha Jain is the world’s first ‘space gynaecologist’. She specialises in how women’s bodies react in space and has published a new paper in Microgravity which talks about options for period suppression in space.
SheThePeople.TV spoke with India’s highest selling author, Amish Tripathi — best known for his Shiva Trilogy, about his new book ‘Sita: Warrior of Mithila’. The book is the second one in Tripathi’s Ram Chandra series, and portrays a Sita who is very different from the docile wife whom most of us are familiar with. In(…)
Yugal Joshi is a history buff who found that the stories of women warriors in India were few and far between. So he set out to find and chronicle stories of Indian women warriors, and a year and a half later has come out with his book, Women Warriors In Indian History.
In a first, an all-women anti-riot squad has been formed in Karnataka which will help control women protesters. The all-women anti-riot troop is now getting trained in computer technology alongside martial arts.
Adding some bizarre fuel to the world of invention, Kansas-based Dr Dan Dopps claimed to have designed a ‘revolutionary solution’ to periods. The ‘genius’ believes that his product — currently called ‘Feminine Hygiene Lip-Stick’ – has been manufactured to glue up the labia to prevent menstrual flow.
To help promote scientific theories around menstruation and bust these myths, a Delhi-based NGO, Sachi Saheli, has launched a campaign called “Break the Bloody taboo”. Under the campaign, the NGO is starting sessions called “period talk” in which experts will answer the most common and frequently asked questions by young girls in Delhi’s government schools.
A study conducted by researchers from Arizona State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that women are taken less seriously when they express anger in a group setting. Whereas men can use anger to influence a group, women who use anger often lose the group’s confidence.