Health  /  Published 14.06.21

Initiating talks on menstrual hygiene

Only 36 per cent of women in India use sanitary pads during periods. Millions of women go through period cramps but they don’t talk about it. Poor public sanitisation for women in India is leadi...
By Saionee Chakraborty

Health  /  Published 02.12.20

That time of the month

Menstruation, periods or “that time of the month” is a normal, physiological phenomenon that occurs in women. It indicates that their reproductive organs are ready for reproduction. Once m...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 24.11.20

Period pain? Get an ultrasound done

I am worried I might get the flu. Since it has the same symptoms as Covid-19, I am really scared. Flu is very contagious, especially during the rainy, cold season when people tend to huddle together....
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 26.02.19

Menarche to menopause

A woman’s reproductive life lasts from menarche to menopause. Menarche occurs when the ovaries start to release hormones that act on the uterus. Menopause occurs when the ovaries gradually fail. Bot...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Opinion  /  Published 27.02.19

Films can help bring about positive change

Should the success of the film, Period. End of Sentence, at this year’s Academy Awards be looked at as a watershed moment in the uneasy relationship between art and entertainment? The optimist may n...
By The Editorial Board


Books  /  Published 09.05.19

Should menstruating women stay away from places of worship?

The Sabarimala Confusion: Menstruation across Cultures — A Historical Perspective By Nithin Sridhar, Vitasta, Rs 895...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.19

Kanakadurga: Lessons in courage and integrity

Can the Travancore Devaswom Board, entrusted with the management of the Sabarimala temple — the shrine in the eye of a storm — learn a thing or two from Kanakadurga? This woman from Kerala — she...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 31.01.19

The alarming state of women's health in India

The National Health Profile, 2018 has thrown up some worrying figures about women’s reproductive health, especially in West Bengal. It shows that 71.9 per cent pregnant women in the state do not hav...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 06.12.19

First arrest on period ritual in Nepal

Nepali police have detained the brother-in-law of a woman who died in a menstruation hut, in what is believed to be the first arrest over the outlawed tradition, officials said on Friday.Many communit...
By AFP in Kathmandu

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

Oscar could spark conversation about menstruation

Feel the heatSir — It was baffling to read about the massive fire that destroyed around 300 cars at the Aero India 2019 air show that was recently held in the Yelahanka air base in Bangalore (“300...
By The Telegraph


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