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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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Family Planning: Global Disparities Persist

Contraception access and options need to improve to help empower women, young people

HPV Vaccination and the Quest to Solve India's Cervical Cancer Problem

Misinformation, stigma, and health disparities have stalled HPV vaccination

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Leaving Ukraine

A story about helping people with disabilities escape the war in Ukraine

Gender

Women Are Transforming Health in Rural Villages in India

Community health "entrepreneurs" prevent disease, strengthen social safety nets, and improve well-being

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Loretta Lynn and Beyond: Reproductive Rights in Country and Folk Music

A slideshow of songs highlighting the once taboo topics of birth control, virginity, and divorce in rural America

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Diabetes in Pregnancy Is On the Rise Among South Asian Women in the United States

As the nation diversifies, why a "one-size-fits-all" approach won’t work for treating gestational diabetes

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Pakistan's Femicide Crisis

Disinformation, state neglect, and patriarchal conditioning have perpetuated violence against women

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Monkeypox and What Health Experts Are Not Saying About Sexual Transmission

Frank and positive messaging on sex is the first step to curbing spread and protecting the most vulnerable

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Kenya and Maternal Health: Delivering Results

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

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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

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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

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U.S. Abortion Law and Dissenting from the Norm

The United States is an outlier on abortion access

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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

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Poland's New 'Pregnancy Registry' Raises Red Flags

Some women feel their privacy and autonomy are on the line