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Chhaupadi huts issue in Nepal

Chhaupadi is an outlawed practice in Nepal. Chhaupadi huts or menstruation huts are used in western parts of Nepal to isolate women during their menstruation and after child birth away from the society. They are not allowed to touch others, food, religious icons etc. during this forced exile. These huts are often uninhabitable and cramped ..

Upper House debates Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019

On 19 Nov, while debating on Surrogacy Bill in winter session of Parliament, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vadhan said India has emerged as a hub of surrogacy in recent years. The Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019 prohibits commercial surrogacy, but allows altruistic surrogacy. Its provisions include establishing National Surrogacy Board, State Surrogacy Board and appointment of ..

Low Birth Weight and Child Mortality

A new research paper developed by experts from the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published in The Lancet Global Health makes the following observations: More than 20 million babies were born with low birth weight (less than 2500g; 5.5 pounds) in 2015. This was around one in seven ..

Arunachalam Muruganantham to receive Power Together Award

Women Leaders Global Forum has announced the prestigious Power, Together award to Social Entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham. Arunachalam Muruganantham Arunachalam Muruganantham is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. The low-cost sanitary pad-making machine is his breakthrough invention. He is hailed for innovating grassroots mechanisms to generate awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in ..

First healthy baby born with 3 parent in Greece

A three-person baby has been born using genetic material from two women and a man in Greece. The medical technique was used to overcome the 32 year old mother’s infertility. A technique called maternal spindle transfer was used by medical team in Barcelona in which maternal DNA is put into the egg of a donor ..

‘Period. End of Sentence’ wins Best Documentary Short Subject award at Oscar 2019

‘Period. End of Sentence’, a documentary that tackles the stigma around menstruation in rural India, has won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The film has been co-produced by Indian producer Guneet Monga and directed by Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi. The film is about ..

Surrogacy Bill 2016: Key Features

The cabinet has cleared the surrogacy bill 2016. The features of the bill include: The Bill defines surrogacy as a practice where a woman gives birth to a child for an eligible couple and agrees to hand over the child after the birth to them The Bill allows altruistic surrogacy which involves a surrogacy arrangement ..

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare observed Vasectomy Fortnight in India

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is observing ‘Vasectomy Fortnight’ from November 21 to raise awareness about male sterilisation and to promote the participation of men in family planning. Under this awareness campaign, all states and union territories will observe Vasectomy Fortnight till December 4, 2017 by providing quality of male sterilization services ..