I recently moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and have been researching adolescent sexual health and contraception. The story is incomplete without addressing the constant attacks on Planned Parenthood, the only abortion clinic in Cincinnati. To understand this, I began with a mini ethnography, where I observed the area for 3 hours…


I grew up in Delhi, the national capital of India where 5 women are raped and 8 molested everyday. Over the years I have come to know these numbers are a small fraction of the total cases that go unreported. I know this because I haven’t reported all my personal…


I hate it when writers start a factual article with a personal story. I’m here to find a recipe, why am I reading about your first boyfriend’s step-son? So, I’m getting right into it.

I’ve used a menstrual cup regularly for the last 2 years. And I absolutely absolutely swear…


Every day I try my best to

sit straight,

drink water,

workout,

not pick on my skin,

not bite my lips too much,

not bite my nails,

eat better,

read,

sleep at least 7 hours,

take my medicine,

practice french,

fix my chipping nail paint,

not overthink,

not compare myself to others,

limit social media,

get off the screen,

plan for the future,

get some sunlight,

get fresh air,

live in the moment,

believe in myself,

introspect my actions,

make a list,

follow that list,

try something new,

meditate,

be grateful,

give back,

be emotionally aware,

have fun,

write,

say ‘no’ sometimes,

be positive,

do what makes me happy,

be social,

take some time alone.

I’m almost certain my self-care routine is causing me stress.


You know the feeling when you know you enjoy something but don’t know when it qualifies as ‘your thing’? No? Maybe it’s just me. I have a hard time calling something ‘my thing’, especially when it’s as generic as writing.

I think I have to clarify right from the beginning…


As a UX challenge, a firm(that shall not be named) has been approached by a large college fraternity — NuMu — to design an interactive map for matriculating students.

They’d like users to search through colleges and universities around the world to see which NuMu chapter is located at any…


This is a WIP documentation of my Master’s thesis research on enabling politically stigmatised populations that currently have unequal access to healthcare. I am conducting my research through a case study on ‘A Women’s History of HIV in America.’ My focus is on the participatory development of digital tools that…


How might an interview generate the community-specific language and associations around a sensitive topic?


As part of my thesis research, I am studying formal and informal channels of sex education. A major section of this article discusses the laws and requirements around sex ed in Ohio, purely because I’m currently located here and I chose to situate the project in my immediate surrounding. …


Early findings through interviews

At this point in my thesis, I am reflecting on the relations between agency, race, gender and cultural perceptions toward contraception and how is their contribution weighed in the decision-making process. Through this study, I analyse and list several reasons for decision-making as encountered in the…

Neha Mann

Find my published research papers here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Neha_Mann2

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