Hello, Healthy Vaginas: These Twitter Comrades have Come together to Create a Database of Open-Minded Gynaecologists in India

May 22, 2016 Written By Aishwarya S

An often overlooked yet extremely important part of any woman’s health regime is regular gynaecological check-ups, especially if they are sexually active. There are a number of reasons why women, particularly in India, do not seek out these services as often as they should. A lack of proper sexual education leads to a disregard for issues pertaining to women’s health. Yet another problem is the major stigma attached to unmarried women who are sexually active that persists even amongst the medical community. Women wish to avoid the shaming that comes with having pre-marital sex in this country. They often avoid visiting a gynaecologist even if they have major symptoms that could indicate a serious issue. Besides that, married women too face problems, such as being pressurised to have children or an insistence that they opt for a certain form of childbirth.

In light of these circumstances, twitter comrades @AmbaAzaad, @Hirishtalkies, @Pavithra420 and @jimanish came together and set up a crowd-sourced directory titled “Gynaecologists We Can Trust.” Using the power of the internet, they have compiled a list of open-minded and skilled gynaecologists in various cities throughout the country. Accessible to all, you can select a gynaecologist who is most suited to your needs by going through the numerous reviews and book an appointment. Making use of specialised health services is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.

If you would like to contribute to this list, some of the factors they would like you to keep in mind are an openness and acceptance of multiple sexual partners, alternate sexualities, accommodation for disability, an assurance of discretion, as well as equal treatment regardless of caste, class, or social status.

If you wish to contribute or go through their list yourself, you can access the documents here

Hello, Healthy Vaginas: These Twitter Comrades have Come together to Create a Database of Open-Minded Gynaecologists in India

May 22, 2016 Written By Aishwarya S

An often overlooked yet extremely important part of any woman’s health regime is regular gynaecological check-ups, especially if they are sexually active. There are a number of reasons why women, particularly in India, do not seek out these services as often as they should. A lack of proper sexual education leads to a disregard for issues pertaining to women’s health. Yet another problem is the major stigma attached to unmarried women who are sexually active that persists even amongst the medical community. Women wish to avoid the shaming that comes with having pre-marital sex in this country. They often avoid visiting a gynaecologist even if they have major symptoms that could indicate a serious issue. Besides that, married women too face problems, such as being pressurised to have children or an insistence that they opt for a certain form of childbirth.

In light of these circumstances, twitter comrades @AmbaAzaad, @Hirishtalkies, @Pavithra420 and @jimanish came together and set up a crowd-sourced directory titled “Gynaecologists We Can Trust.” Using the power of the internet, they have compiled a list of open-minded and skilled gynaecologists in various cities throughout the country. Accessible to all, you can select a gynaecologist who is most suited to your needs by going through the numerous reviews and book an appointment. Making use of specialised health services is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.

If you would like to contribute to this list, some of the factors they would like you to keep in mind are an openness and acceptance of multiple sexual partners, alternate sexualities, accommodation for disability, an assurance of discretion, as well as equal treatment regardless of caste, class, or social status.

If you wish to contribute or go through their list yourself, you can access the documents here

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