Tag: womens health
Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day! With the support of over 270 global partners, including the founding NGO WASH United, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations Children’s Fund, MH Day is annually celebrated on May 28th.
Ladies, I’m sure we’ve all had those moments while getting ready for a night out, as we scour through multiple outfits, often it’s the classic Little Black Dress that saves the day! On April 21st, 2017, Texas Health is giving women in Texas the chance to, once again, get out their Little Black Dress (LBD), but this time for a specific cause.
Abortion. No matter who you are, where you come from or what you believe in, that one word evokes a reaction or sentiment.
Periods often get a bad rap in the South Asian community, because they are regarded as gross, as impure. You feel like crap, and much of the time you get treated like crap. Well, take out your granny panties, your pads and/or tampons, and let’s jump into this Red Sea.
We all came into the world the same way: childbirth. Well, almost the same way. Some of us were delivered vaginally and others were delivered by a cesarean section. Looking at two adults, you’d never know who was born which way. So, does it matter?
This is a deeply personal piece by BG Mariya Taher about the practice known as Female Genital Cutting, or FGM or Female Genital Mutilation. Worldwide estimates of this practice are not accurate, but it is known that half a million women and girls were at risk of undergoing this practice in 2015.
I'm referring to my first period. If you’re South Asian, you'll especially be terrified to learn that it happened when I was 12 years old and in a temple (are you horrified on my behalf yet?), the one place I was always told that women should stay the away from when menstruating.
Gone are the days that your mom would color in your period days on a calendar with red marker. As a doctor, I can't begin to tell you how important it is to keep track of the regularity of your cycle and flow.
What's a girl to do when she's concerned about her menstrual health and being an eco-warrior? Simple. She can be both at once! And BG Marium Siddiqui tells us how.
One of our readers wanted the next women’s health column to focus on endometriosis and how it affects South Asian women. In an article published in September 2013 in MSNBC Health/Equality, South Asian women living with endometriosis spoke out about the lack of attention given to “invisible diseases” such as the one they live with everyday.