Sexual reproduction

Child Rights
Democracy
Tribal rights
Women's rights

Sex ratio, alarm and tunnel vision

The Vital Statistics of India report, based on the Civil Registration System 2016 published by the Office of the Register General of India is out and with it, the alarm about a dropping sex ratio (3.16 Sex Ratio at Birth) and assumptions of deliberate killing of unborn female children. The overall sex ratio in India […]

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Democracy
Education
Knowledge
National

Social sexual taboos and the harm to men

Much has been spoken of the dangers to women because of sexually repressed views. Men are generally seen to be the aggressors, delineating what is allowed and what isn’t, in such descriptions. There is an understanding of privilege. This is not entirely false. However, when you have a socially repressed society, men don’t do well in it […]

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Health
Knowledge

Penile fractures and sexual positions

The Telegraph seems to have reported research on penile fractures published in the Advances in Urology journal (which in itself seems to be a startling concept given that the penis isn’t supposed to have bones…). Wikipedia describes penile fracture as rupture of one or both of the tunica albuginea, the fibrous coverings that envelop the penis’s corpora […]

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Child Marriage
General

Report of Workshop on Preventing Child Marriage in Gujarat

Workshop on Prevention of Child Marriage was held on 8th and 9th November, 2012, at Greenwood Resort, S.G. Highway Ahmedabad. This workshop was organized by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Gandhinagar, and UNICEF Gujarat. Mr. R.S. Patel, Director of Social Justice and Empowerment Department and CEO of Gujarat State Child Protection Society and […]

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Democracy
Women's rights

Sube Singh, Khap Panchayat Leader on rising rapes

“I believe this is happening because our youth are being badly influenced by cinema and television. I think that girls should be married at the age of 16, so that they have their husbands for their sexual needs, and they don’t need to go elsewhere. This way rapes will not occur,”

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