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Now, MBBS students will get lessons in gender sensitivity

Be it man, woman or transgender, a state-wide effort has begun to ensure doctors treat all with equal sensitivity. Read more

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Medical students to learn about sex reassignment

Maharashtra will become the first state to include the topic in the MBBS curriculum. Read more

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Gender Equality in Medicine: are we now so different from the Middle Ages?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Barbara Marinho, a Brazilian medical student at Universidade Potiguar, Brazil. Ms Marinho is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Read more

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Female doctors adjust lives to accommodate home

Female physicians are more likely to make professional adjustments to accommodate their responsibilities at home, according to a new study. Read more

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Improving measurement and policies for gender equality in science and engineering

A new UNESCO publication launched during the eight World Science Forum in Jordan on 9 November provides a series of tools to integrate, monitor and evaluate gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Read more

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Women’s Forum panel addresses women’s health, education challenges

A panel addressing health and education challenges facing women took place Monday morning as part of the Women’s Global Leadership Forum. Read more

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Education seen as key to countering PNG domestic violence

Education has been described as the key to a long term solution for Papua New Guinea's problem of domestic violence. Debate over domestic violence has recently surged in PNG, following the death of a well known female journalist last month. Read more

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Wage gap means women work for free 10 weeks a year

The median salary for women working full-time is about 80 percent of men’s, according to an analysis by the Washington Post. Read more

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TIME Lectures Highlight New Ideas and Innovations in Medical Education

At the school year’s first Today’s Innovations in Medical Education (TIME) lecture, Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, a professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, spoke about persistent gender disparities in the field of surgery and solutions to bridging the gap. Read more

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Gender Neutral Restroom Debate Continues in Nation’s Schools

Intersex Awareness Day (Oct. 26), marks another occasion to assess where schools stand (or sit — bah-dum-tss!) on the restroom issue. Essentially, the positions the nation’s schools take mimic the checkered tile floors of many of their restrooms — black and white, which looks grey at a distance. Read more
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