Ban unnecessary uterus removal surgeries

Ban unnecessary uterus removal surgeries

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Dulqueer Shubham started this petition to Government of India

It will succour women farmers who work in fields because during their mensuration period contractors not only cut their wages but also impose fine on them which effect them financially. So to avoid this financial problem they undergo uterus removal surgery which have a great impact on their health and sometimes causes death. This not a right thing to do. To make society healthy we should keep our country women's healthy. Moreover if women's are healthy they will take proper care of their children and husband. And we all know charity begins at home.

Wrongful and unnecessary uterus removal surgeries or hysterectomies have been on the rise in India in the recent years. Particularly amongst poor women labourers who work in sugarcane fields.

Studies with affected women have revealed that there are socioeconomic reasons behind this phenomenon which is leading to grave injustice for these poor women.

It's a matter of serious concern that these women are being coerced into undergoing this surgery. During the menstruation cycle women find it difficult to work but farm contractors arm twist them into working 24×7 without allowing any leaves in month. And when they reach a healthcare centre to get the surgeries done, nobody makes them aware of the grave consequences.

It is these extremely poor women who are the recieving end of such grave malpractice in order to be employable throughout the month, and avoid penalties imposed by contractors for every day they are not able to show up for work due to menstruation.

All these women work as sugarcane harvesting labourers. Unhygienic and inhuman working conditions in the field lead them to develop genetal infections, and they are allowed no rest and are forced to pay contractors if they do not work. Compounded by abject poverty and lack of awareness, they are left with no choice but to get their uterus removed.

It's a vicious cycle. The contractor who gives work to sugarcane cutters, employs workers as couples and gives them a lump as an advance. However a condition is laid down that if either of them fail to report to work, a fine of Rupees 500 would be imposed, which needs to be paid as in cash for distributing among other workers who take the extra workload.

When these women start work they discover that the routine backbreaking work of cutting sugarcane is extremely daunting on days their menstrual cycles set in. But they're not able to take leave for fear of being heavily penalised. Finally, fed up with these troubles and other recurrent gynaecological issues they undergo uterus removal surgery.

Hence these unnecessary surgeries should be banned. So I request Government of India on behalf of those poor women farm labourers to negotiate this situation and take proper action and ban such unnecessary surgeries. Thank you

 

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