I assume this will help evaluate the officer’s fitness

This is the official explanation of why health forms for civil servants in India have been altered to require information detailing the last period a woman had, and the last time she sought maternity leave.

I assume. About the weakest construction of the passive voice available. Try this. I assume that this is about men expressing resentment and a sense of frustrated ownership over women and their bodies. The reaction is what you’d expect…women in furor, and officials ducking interviews.

Gawd. It sounds like “pre-pregnant” all over again.