Sara Ali Khan Spoke about PCOS. What’s Stopping Us?

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Sara Ali Khan Spoke about PCOS. What’s Stopping Us?

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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hen I first bled ten years ago, it had only been five minutes into yet another Independence Day. And my maa’s first words right after were, “Stay away from boys”. Wise words, really, but the irony did not escape me. Freedom didn’t feel quite like it should have.

Three years later, I missed my cycle and no boy was involved. “You probably haven’t been eating right,” my aunt reasoned. And so, as the case of the missing period continued with an occasional stop, the reasoning continued too, “You need to workout”, “You don’t sleep at the right hour”, “You don’t listen to us.” I was one missing period away from, “It’s because you’re on your phone 24/7!”

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