Though menopause is a life process that happens to nearly half of the global population, awareness and support for those going through it is slim. During a study conducted on lived menopause experiences in India by menopause researcher Aishwarya Viswamitra, gaps in menopause health infrastructure were brought to the fore. This podcast episode features a recent conversation between Bangalore based gynaecologist Shaibya Saldanha and Aishwarya during which the gender biases of India’s medical system, rise in unwarranted hysterectomies and need for menopause counselling were discussed.
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Acknowledgements: This podcast was produced by Aishwarya Viswamitra and the featured image was illustrated by Season 6 artist Ayesha Punjabi. A transcript of this podcast is available here. TheLifeofScience.com Season 6 is supported by contributors to our crowdfunding campaign, STEMpeers, and also by a grant from the Thakur Family Foundation. Thakur Family Foundation has not exercised any editorial control over the contents of this reportage.