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Gender

According to the United Nations, gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of all seventeen 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. Conversely, 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

Falling Through the Cracks: COVID-19 and the Rise of Maternal Deaths in Africa

Africa’s unified pandemic response has saved lives, but reduced access to routine services puts women’s health in danger

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

Gender

India's COVID-19 Widows

Why women need protection under international law

Gender

Reproductive Rights Are at a Crossroads in a COVID-Weary World

Some countries have improved access and care, while others have floundered 

Gender

In Kansas, Health Care Is Failing Pregnant Women Who Are Refugees

"Appointments were fraught with the silence of uncomfortable providers"

Gender

How Tobacco Advertising Woos Women

The myth of "You've come a long way, baby" and other ploys to lure female smokers

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The Color of COVID After Biden's First 100 Days

A stronger economy can be achieved by placing women, especially women of color, at the center of legislative framework