Explaining Dhat Syndrome: Why Young Indian Men Are So Afraid of Losing Their Semen

“It’s one of the most frequent disorders that presents in young adult males in most psychiatric clinics,” says one psychiatrist.

written by
Rajvi Desai
Nov 26, 2020
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AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.