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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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Silenced Voices in Global Health

The field has come a long way from its colonial past, but global health still falls short of being diverse and inclusive

Human Development is the Best Contraceptive—Why India Does Not Need a Two-Child Norm

Key to harnessing potential of India is enhancing capabilities of young people and expanding freedoms of girls and women

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Caring for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Afghanistan

Health workers can treat, speak up for, seek justice for, and empower survivors of gender-based violence

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Systemic Racism in Mammogram Guidelines

Breaking down U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations in the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Color and Gender of COVID: Essential Workers, Not Disposable People

Women of color sit at the intersection of race and gender disparities—they should be at the center of policy solutions