Silent epidemic: the health catastrophe India is not talking about, and why that should change

“I feel exhausted all the time.” Cheryl (name changed on the condition of anonymity), a 30-year-old artist from New Delhi, was suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding, hot flashes, and chronic fatigue. All of that prompted her to consult a gynaecologist in 2016. The diagnosis came soon enough. Cheryl had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She would have to deal with some of these symptoms all year, rather than just seven days a month. She felt

( Originally published on Feb 21, 2023 )

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