HEALTH



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Women and health has always been one of our key focus areas. Starting with action against the misuse of combination hormonal E.P. drugs, we have campaigned against sex determination and pre-selection, coercive population control policies and programmes, long acting hazardous contraceptives, new reproductive technologies, and more lately, unethical trials and promotion of HPV vaccines and the growing misuse of emergency contraceptives. We have struggled to make the State accountable, pressed for women’s right to information, demanded safer contraceptives and adequate health facilities, and redressal in cases of abuse or adverse effects. We have militated against government measures like the 2-child norm that penalise women for decisions over which they have no control. We have also critiqued legislations affecting women’s health including ethical guidelines in medical research, raised concerns about the power imbalances inherent in the research process, and attempted to build in safeguards for women participating in clinical trials.

Our activities, hence, ranged from exercising legal options, to lobbying, networking with groups in India and abroad, holding seminars, signature campaigns, exhibitions, performing street plays, and distributing leaflets, to storming meetings, marching in rallies, holding sit-ins and even posing as decoy patients! Through our publications and exhibitions, we have sought to expose the vested interests of the government, scientific establishment and the market, and enable women to make autonomous choices based on adequate information.


ARTICLES ON HISTORY & PERSPECTIVE

OUR HEALTH CAMPAIGNS
Putting Women First
Souvenir 2006

HAZARDOUS CONTRACEPTIVES.
Targetting the Women of the World

Souvenir 1995

POPULATION CONTROL: Extermination of People
Souvenir 1995



OTHER ARTICLES

MANUFACTURING CONSENT
Impact of the Donor Agenda on the Women’s Health Movement. A Presentation.
Newsletter Sep - Dec 2005

MANUFACTURING CONSENT
Delhi Dialogues

Newsletter Sep - Dec 2005

10th International Women's Health Meet (IWHM), Delhi
SHARING THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCES
Newsletter Sep - Dec 2005

PRIVATISATION, MEDICAL ETHICS AND WOMEN'S HEALTH:
Exploring Linkages
Newsletter May – Aug 2004

THROUGH THE GENDER LENS: Re-searching Research
Newsletter May – Aug 2003

Chapter from Narivadi Rajneeti: Sangharsh Evam 
Mudde (Feminist Politics: Struggles and Issues), Hindi Medium Implementation Board, University of Delhi, 2000

TIME FOR ETHICAL QUESTIONS about Medical Ethics
Newsletter Jan 2000

Souvenir 1988

THE CASE AGAINST NET-EN
Souvenir 1988

PROTEST AGAINST UNETHICAL ICMR MEDICAL RESEARCH
Newsletter Mar 1998

UPDATE ON EP DRUG CAMPAIGN
Report of Public Hearing

Newsletter Oct 1987

FAMILY PLANNING: AT WHO'S COST?
Newsletter Sep 1986