The Young Rise Against Child Marriage in Bihar

The Young Rise Against Child Marriage in Bihar

The latest Census report says that nearly one in every three married women in India were married off below the legal age of 18...
Why Perinatal Depression Is A Serious Problem

Why Perinatal Depression Is A Serious Problem

Madhya Pradesh has become the first state where screening for perinatal depression is possible as a part of its public ante-natal program.
Let’s Give Our Children A Malaria-Free Future

Let’s Give Our Children A Malaria-Free Future

  Two months ago, our government announced a groundbreaking commitment to end malaria in India by 2030. Like the famed effort to eradicate polio, ending...
I Am 19, HIV Positive, And Refuse To Conceal My Name

I Am 19, HIV Positive, And Refuse To Conceal My Name

They told me that two sets of parents of (women) students have removed their children from the hostel because I stay there.
Empowering Women With Choices In Family Planning

Empowering Women With Choices In Family Planning

From April this year, injectable contraceptives will be available in district hospitals across India. At the recently held International Conference on Family Planning in Bali,...
India’s Newborns And Their Mothers Need This

India’s Newborns And Their Mothers Need This

The year 2016 holds special significance for children in India since this is the first year of the new development framework- Sustainable Development Goals....
Teaching Girls That Menstruation Is Not Filthy

Teaching Girls That Menstruation Is Not Filthy

I have just finished a running trip through the coastal length of Maharashtra, starting from Sindhudurgh district at the southern tip and coming up...
Saba’s Resilience

Saba’s Resilience

A few days ago I attended a conference on `Emotional Resilience in Adolescent Girls in Bihar’. Yes, just the title had my attention. Having covered health...
Why Maneka Gandhi Got It Right On Sex Determination Tests

Why Maneka Gandhi Got It Right On Sex Determination Tests

One of the greatest temptations of Indian politics - for both citizens, civil servants and politicians - is to attempt to solve our most...
Ever Grateful That I Froze My Eggs

Ever Grateful That I Froze My Eggs

On Saturday, January 9, exactly two weeks ago, my husband Collin and I welcomed our first child: our gorgeous, amazing baby girl, Arya Renee...

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