GS-1, Social Issue, Uncategorized

Beyond Gender Binaries

Context: A judgment made by the Madras High Court and an order issued by the government of Tamil Nadu aims to protect the freedom of intersex infants and children to choose their gender identity. The Court Verdict: A trans-woman and her husband had approached the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court with a plea to instruct authorities to register their marriage. In April,… Continue reading Beyond Gender Binaries

Editorials, GS-1, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Sex determination

Article Link Union Woman and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi recently suggested that child sex determination during pregnancy be made compulsory, the gender of the child registered right from that moment, and the birth be tracked. Doing so, according to her, would check female foeticide. Maneka Gandhi’s idea to legalise pre-natal sex determination has predictably… Continue reading Sex determination