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Gender

According to the United Nations, gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, affecting access to quality health care, exposure to health risks, and the outcomes of disease and disability—for children and parents alike. Improvements in health, from lower child mortality to greater access to reproductive care, can alter the power to access gender-related rights and freedoms. This section examines the new ways in which health and gender intersect and reinforce each other.

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Health Practitioners Say #MeToo

Unmasking widespread sexual harassment and abuse in the global health sector

Gender

Powerful Legacies: New Memoir Explores Racism in Health Care and Beyond

Dr. Uché Blackstock examines the systems that oppress Black Americans and urges her readers to challenge them

Gender

Roe's Repeal Inspires Abortion Rollbacks in Other Countries

The U.S. dismantling of abortion protections has seeped beyond borders

Gender

Revolutionizing Maternal Care in Colombia

How the Hospital Padrino strategy is bringing care to underserved communities

Gender

Alabama’s Growing Health Equity Divide

The emergence of maternity deserts are causing lasting challenges for Black mothers

Gender

Easing the Cervical Cancer Disease Burden In India

A potential solution to the country’s cervical cancer problem

Gender

Women’s Labor-Force Participation in the Middle East

How to bridge workplace gender gaps in the region

Gender

Breaking Barriers, Building Leaders

Youth-driven change in Jharkhand’s health system

Gender

How to Save Mothers

Addressing perinatal depression can improve pregnant women’s mental health     

Gender

LGBTQI+ People Need a Permanent End to the Global Gag Rule

The Global Gag Rule disrupts health services and relationships for LGBTQI+ people and harms LGBTQI+ rights globally

Gender

Addressing Contraceptive Needs for Women Living With HIV

How community health workers can help promote choice in reproductive health care

Gender

Silent Suffering

Unveiling the culture of child sexual abuse in Indian families