We’re kicking off our Blogger Series as a part of our Health Over Stigma campaign women from all around India are sharing their stories/experiences related to the stigma we face in regards to our body, sexual health & desires.
” When I was 19, I had visited a renowned gynaecologist for weight and period issues. The first thing the doctor told her assistant was to ensure that my records were not registered under my name. She explained that it was their practice to avoid problems for her unmarried patients during the ‘matchmaking period’ since apparently, prospective in laws often looked into such things. While it was thoughtful on her part and I didn’t think about it much then, it really annoys me now to think that something as minor as a regular gynaecological checkup is made out to be something horrible and shameful.”.