Why Unmonitored Pill-Induced Abortions Are A Big Threat To Women’s Health In India

Mumbai: Four out of five abortions in Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are induced using a drug or a combination of drugs, according to a new study. While this medical method of abortion (MMA) ha...

Improve Women’s Education, Health Services To Reduce India’s Anaemia Burden, World’s Highest

New Delhi: Improving women’s education could be the single most important intervention to reduce India’s anaemia burden, apart from nutrition and health measures, said a study published in medical...

India Readies A New Cadre Of Certified Midwives To Improve Maternal, Infant Care

Karimnagar (Telangana) and Delhi: “As a nurse, we used to refer to mothers as patients. The first thing we learned as a midwife was to treat them as mothers and not patients,” said Jyothirmayee Ak...

‘Workplace Bias Can Be Reason Enough For Indian Women To Drop Out Of The Workforce’

Mount Abu: As many men employed by engineering companies reported facing bias at the workplace, as did women employed in the same sector, a study conducted in 2018 to examine bias in India’s enginee...

Government Cuts Funding To National Crèche Scheme, Crippling Lifeline for Poor Working Mothers

Mumbai: Aarti’s employers are busy, “important-looking” people who often work from home in their smart Colaba apartment, near South Mumbai’s art galleries. They like things to be quiet and wou...

Why Rural Women Are Falling Out Of India’s Workforce At Faster Rates Than Urban Women

Mumbai: The number of women working in rural India is declining at a greater pace than that among women in the urban workforce, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of government data. Sustained h...

Gender-Focussed Budgets Can Reduce Spousal Violence, Improve Women’s Well-Being

New Delhi: States with gender budgeting showed significantly greater reduction in spousal violence between 2005-06 and 2015-16 than those without it, according to a recent study using data from Nation...

Only Chhattisgarh Elected More Women MLAs Than Last Time. Mizoram, With Top Women’s Empowerment Indicators, Elected None

Mumbai: Chhattisgarh, which ranks high on women’s employment indicators, elected 13 women legislators in the recent state assembly elections, up from 10 in 2013. The other four states that went to t...

Caesarean Deliveries More Expensive, Can Imperil Children, But They Have Doubled In India, Mostly In Urban Private Hospitals

Mumbai: Over the decade upto 2016, the percentage of Caesarean deliveries has doubled in India, as per a report released by The Lancet on October 13, 2018. Going up from 9% to 18.5%, this increase cor...

Thrown Out Of Land And Home, Farmer Widows Demand Rights, Govt Support

Mumbai: On November 21, 2018, close to 80 women widowed by farmer suicides across Maharashtra gathered at the Azad Maidan grounds in south Mumbai with one demand: That the government acknowledge their...