“Divorced? Why Do You Need a Condom?” How to Find a Non-Judgmental Gynaec

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“Divorced? Why Do You Need a Condom?” How to Find a Non-Judgmental Gynaec

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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come from a typical middle-class household where Sooraj Barjatya is a national hero, the cookie box always has sui-dhaga inside it, and sex is a forbidden word. Until recently, a visit to the gynaecologist required secrecy of the kind the UIDAI would be proud of. Plus, you had to be pregnant to make the trip. Without that, you were surely sick with some kind of Voldemort disease that existed but that you never spoke about.

I have ovaries that function like the BMC – they work once in a while. Yet my choice to remain childless, despite my faulty marriage, was met with excessive and mindless advice. And my inevitable divorce only made matters worse. The attitude I encountered as a divorcee is probably what Dante’s first circle of hell must feel like.

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