”The invisible”: Participant’s experiences in clinical trials

Sarojini Nadimpally, Divya Bhagianadh | PICR | 2017 The paper discusses the perspectives of clinical trial participants about the various aspects of Clinical Trials (CTs) and is based on the primary research conducted by Sama in 2012-13. The paper describes the perspectives of participants on the relevant aspects of recruitment into … Continue reading

The Mental Healthcare Bill Fails to Humanise How Mental Illness is Approached

Kalyani Badola, Amrita Gupta, Ruchi Bhargava| The Wire|16 December 2016 The Mental Healthcare Bill, 2013 has received a lot of attention since it was passed by the Rajya Sabha in August this year. In the Bill, provisions like decriminalisation of suicide, advance directives and nominated representatives introduce a rights-based approach for individuals. … Continue reading

Marketing Reproduction: Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Commercial Surrogacy in India

Sarojini Nadimpally, Deepa Venkatachalam | Special Issue: Gender and Commercialisation of Health Care | Guest editor: Bijoya Roy | Indian Journal of Gender Studies | Volume 23 Number 1 | 2016 The growth of the huge privatised infertility care industry in India can be attributed to a culture loaded with stereotypically defined gender … Continue reading