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Gender Q & A, CAFE

The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate _ but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren't Read more

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Why Women Aren’t Getting the Care They Need

How the medical industry’s gender bias is hurting women. Read more

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Does Your Medical School Influence Whether Your Patients Live Or Die?

Why do some physicians have better outcomes and spend less than others? If only we knew the answer, then everyone could have better care at less expense – the holy grail of production efficiency. Read more

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From Where I Sit: Gender Inequality in Myanmar

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor once said, “Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.” Our generation is, arguably, the most sophisticated and knowledgeable generation in the history of the world. Read more

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Faculty diversity a priority for students and administration

Nearly 200 years passed after Dartmouth’s founding in 1769 before associate professor of biology Hannah Croasdale became the first tenured female faculty member in 1964, more than three decades after being hired. That same year, biochemistry professor at the medical school E. Lucile Smith was promoted to full professor before receiving tenure two y Read more

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Gender and Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia worldwide and is primarily attributed to increasing longevity, especially in Western countries. While Alzheimer’s affects both men and women, it is far more common in the latter. Read more

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Transgender children may go through a 'social transition' at school

The Exploring Gender Identity study reports how one parent described a "harrowing situation" where they had been receiving solicitors' letters after an email went around to parents flagging that their child would be "transitioning" at school. Read more

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International Day of the Girl Child 2018: A Skilled Girlforce Need of the Hour

International Day of the Girl Child 2018 is being observed today i.e. 11th October 2018 across the globe and puts the spotlight on enhancing skillset of girls so they enter the future workforce on equal terms as their male counterparts. Read more

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Racial discrimination linked to higher risk of chronic illness in African-American women

The study of 208 middle-aged African-American women from the San Francisco Bay Area is the first to examine the links between racial discrimination and allostatic load, a measure of chronic physiologic stress in the body that is a predictor of a variety of chronic diseases. Higher levels of educational attainment may buffer some of the negative hea Read more

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Bridging the gender imbalance gap in the medical field

On September 26, President Paul Kagame delivered a Keynote Address and highlighted the risks brought about by inadequate health systems across Africa. He observed that without proactive gender-based policy-making, women’s unique health needs are likely to be neglected by health systems. Read more
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