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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.


Women in China After Zero-COVID

China’s future will be determined by its gender policies

When Love Becomes Violence

Countries in Central America should build resilient institutions capable of implementing programs that support women


Easing the Cervical Cancer Disease Burden In India

A potential solution to the country’s cervical cancer problem


Women’s Labor-Force Participation in the Middle East

How to bridge workplace gender gaps in the region


Breaking Barriers, Building Leaders

Youth-driven change in Jharkhand’s health system


How to Save Mothers

Addressing perinatal depression can improve pregnant women’s mental health     


Health Practitioners Say #MeToo

Unmasking widespread sexual harassment and abuse in the global health sector


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


Addressing Contraceptive Needs for Women Living With HIV

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


Silent Suffering

Unveiling the culture of child sexual abuse in Indian families


Women Leaders in Global Health

Three women discuss why they chose a career in global health and what inspired them to become leaders