Theres a dark side to womens health apps: Menstrual surveillance

Employers and health insurers are using family-planning apps to gather intimate information about your fertility, menstrual cycle and pregnancy Sign up for the Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday The rise of menstrual surveillance: why digital privacy is a feminist issue Your vagina has been digitized. So have your ovaries. So has your period. Over the last few years, there has been an femtech, digital tools and services centered around womens health. There are positive aspects to this, but theres also a dark side, including the rise of what has been called menstrual surveillance. Corporations are increasingly aware that female bodies are temples of lucrative information, and are exploiting this …

Delhi’s women shelters to be inspected after abuse allegations

Indian minister for women admits no attention was paid to alleged abuse in shelters Every shelter for vulnerable women and girls across Delhi will be inspected after accusations of sexual abuse at several Indian care homes and admission from the countrys minister for women that many more cases are likely to exist. The widening scandal, including allegations that one care home in Bihar state had a room that functioned as an abortion clinic for when its abused occupants became pregnant, has so far led to the suspension of more than 20 government officials and at least 14 arrests. Two dozen girls were removed on Monday from a shelter in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, the 21st facility where sexual or physical abuse …