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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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The Missing Girls of India: A National Shame

A call to reform the institutions and cultural practices that perpetuate gender biases against girls

Gender

A Look at Women's Protests

A snapshot of women-led protests around the world

Gender

Suicide and Indian Housewives

In India, the chances of dying by suicide jump drastically if a woman is a housewife

Gender

How the Pandemic Changed Attitudes About Menstrual Health in India

Innovation and outreach by individuals, governments, and global organizations have advanced understanding and support

Gender

The Resilience of Women in Sudan

An interview with Sudanese physician Sarah Khalifa

Gender

Women in Health Care: A Call for Pandemic Equity

At the G20 in Rome, it's time for a gender-responsive approach to COVID-19

Gender

Abortion in China

Writer Leta Hong Fincher reflects on abortion, women's rights, and the resilient feminist movement in China

Gender

Legal, Safe, and Affordable

The state of global abortion access

Gender

Women and Suicide During COVID-19

In some countries, suicide among females has increased as the pandemic wears on

Gender

Cancer Doesn't Stop For You, Millennial

So don't skip out on your annual wellness exam, a young cancer survivor warns

Gender

Answering the Call to End Conversion Therapy

Why policymakers should keep momentum going to reduce harm to LGBTQ+ people