Indian Women Have No Say In Their Own Healthcare. Here Is How That Can Be Changed

Christianez Ratna Kiruba, BehanBox


“Indian women do not even make their own healthcare decisions,” says Mohammad Aslam Ali, my partner and a senior resident of dermatology in Guwahati. “Doctors eventually start adopting this approach also because after spending a lot of time explaining to the woman, she almost always says, ‘Could you explain this to my father/husband/brother?’ So they stop explaining to women because they may have to explain twice.”

Read Christianez Ratna Kiruba’s report to learn more about Indian women’s access to healthcare.

This story was originally published by BehanBox.