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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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"Pregnant People Will Die as a Result of Overturning Roe v. Wade"

A New York OB-GYN speaks out on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to end abortion access

For Young Men, Alcohol Does Not Have to Be a Death Sentence

For males ages 15 to 49, drinking alcohol causes nearly 10 percent of all years lost to death and disability

Gender

Kenya and Maternal Health: Delivering Results

Pregnant parents face obstacles in accessing and receiving quality maternal health services

Gender

U.S. Abortion Law and Dissenting from the Norm

The United States is an outlier on abortion access

Gender

The U.S. Tampon Shortage Was There Long Before You Heard About It

The reason why hand sanitizer and Sriracha sauce shortages make headlines and dwindling tampon supplies don't

Gender

Poland's New 'Pregnancy Registry' Raises Red Flags

Some women feel their privacy and autonomy are on the line

Gender

North Carolina's New Strategy to Tackle Maternal Mortality

Black women are more likely to die in childbirth, but doula services could save lives

Gender

The Gender Pay Gap Is Wider Than You Thought

Making women's unpaid care work count toward an economy for health

Gender

Hiding in Plain Sight

Although schistosomiasis affects many women and the treatment is simple, it is often misdiagnosed

Gender

COVID-19 Led to Worse Social and Economic Consequences for Women

Around the globe, the pandemic set back girls and women in education, work, and homes

Gender

A Look at Women's Protests

A snapshot of women-led protests around the world

Gender

Ghana's Proposed Hate Bill Threatens Safety, Livelihood, and the Health of LGBTQI+ People

Human rights defenders in Ghana and in the diaspora should work with a broad base of allies to defeat the proposed bill

Gender

Suicide and Indian Housewives

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