Abortion in Mysore: Part 1

Sex, pregnancy, babies: taboo subjects? Absolutely not! Not if you are married. The Indian cultures and societies validate, sanction and many even celebrate these when you are married. But, what if you are not married? All it takes is the unmarried status to make these matters into – “mooh kala kardi”- shame, dishonour and guilt. Continue reading “Abortion in Mysore: Part 1”

Abortion in Shimoga: Part 1

*This article is a part of a series exploring the abortion services in 4 districts of Karnataka.  To read on Ballari, the first article in the series, please click here.  Shimoga is a place that might not ring a bell to many. But Jog Falls for sure is that buzz word which brings adventure kicksContinue reading “Abortion in Shimoga: Part 1”

Corona Archives: Hidden-Pockets Collective

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General’s recent remarks on COVID-19 emphasized that “All countries must strike a fine balance between protecting health, minimizing economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights”. When health systems are overwhelmed, we need to make difficult decisions to balance the demands of responding directly to COVID-19, while simultaneously engagingContinue reading “Corona Archives: Hidden-Pockets Collective”

Telemedicine and Abortion: India says Yes or No?

COVID-19 has brought all of us to a standstill. It is highly unlikely that we no longer take things for granted after witnessing first hand how interconnected all our lives are. What would otherwise have been a skip, hop and jump to the pharmacy near our house to get, say a basic Paracetamol tablet, hasContinue reading “Telemedicine and Abortion: India says Yes or No?”

Abortion is Care

Abortion is Care Every day, a minimum of 10 young women in Karnataka is looking for help to have an abortion. These women have limited information on where or how to access the services that can help them. They also have limited awareness of their sexual and reproductive health. Studies have found that unsafe abortionsContinue reading “Abortion is Care”