While pregnant women’s lack of access to basic medical facilities in India is entrenched, social attitudes around the accepted role of women as childbearers worsen maternal health in the country.
Obama will reverse reckless, ideological health policy at home and abroad; An Indian Supreme Court decision allows husbands to divorce if wife obtains abortion without his consent; Illinois keeps abortion off license plates; Christian right faces crossroads; and more.
Science-based approach to HIV prevention returns to South Africa; Indian authors tell real stories of HIV epidemic in India; New cream could help women quietly protect themselves against HIV; Catholic university orders NPR station to stop accepting underwriting from Planned Parenthood; A mother’s final look at life.
A woman carrying a fetus with high chance of deformation was denied an abortion in India. The country’s response highlights the complexity of writing abortion law in a country plagued by sex-selective abortions.
Violence gets insidiously soaked in to everyday life in India. But sensitivity towards victims of such crimes remains abysmally low.
Majority of voters don’t know McCain is anti-choice, India piloting sex info hotline, Improving sex ed for deaf students, Lieberman long shot for McCain VP.
Dowry practices in India drive women’s limited access to education and self-determination.
Dr. Rayne reviews S.E.X, Broadsheet on the Tracy Roberson case, anti-choicers want to ban fed funds for family planning.
In a veritable export industry, every year over a thousand organs from India go abroad – most of them to Arab countries – even though the domestic demand is far from met. Seventy-one percent of those supplying the organs are women.
Looking back on the year in Indian women’s rights, it’s clear that women continue to occupy the role of nurturers and care-providers in every Indian sub-culture, religion or group, robbing them of the ability to nurture and care for themselves. It is time for that to change.