There is so much misinformation about this particular topic. I have had a lot of questions about it in the last six months and Dr Anvita and I clarified them to the best of our ability.
Anvita Madan-Bahel holds a PhD in Counselling Psychology. She specializes in multicultural psychology and psychosexual and relational therapy. Her interests include cross-cultural psychology, diversity issues, sexual well being, abuse and trauma.
She has developed and facilitated diversity training at various universities and organizations. The topics have ranged from race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion and sexual identity. She has extensive experience in understanding and conceptualizing issues based on diversity and culture. Anvita works towards reducing the taboo around sex and sexuality. She is most passionate about designing culturally based programs that address minority based issues. She designed one such program for her dissertation, using Bollywood films clips to discuss comprehensive sexuality education with South Asian girls in New York. The dissertation was published as a book: Sexual Health and Bollywood Films: A Culturally Based Program for South Asian Teenage Girls. NY: Cambria Press. Anvita currently lives in London, and works as a therapist, trainer and lecturer.