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Burundi: African Union Shouldn't Tolerate Banning Pregnant Girls from School

In June, Burundi joined a small group of African countries that ban pregnant girls from continuing with formal education in government schools. Burundi’s Education Ministry banned the boys who get the girls pregnant as well as the girls themselves from going to public or private school. Read more

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Alcohol Consumption Among Women Is on the Rise

Laura McKowen says she enjoyed drinking alcohol before she became a mother and would imbibe a few times a week as part of a successful advertising career and active social life. But she says her problem drinking really started after she gave birth to a daughter in 2009. Read more

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Self-control and obesity: Gender matters in children

A toddler's self-regulation—the ability to change behavior in different social situations—may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for boys. Read more

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How Health Care Fails Women

Dismissed symptoms, misdiagnoses, and exclusion from clinical trials put female patients at risk. Here, the disturbing truth about gender bias in medicine—and how to get the first-rate care you deserve. Read more

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School students to get awareness on gender-based violence

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) released a manual, instructing school management committees to educate students about gender, identity, and gender based violence. Students will be oriented to issues such as infanticide, rape, domestic violence, marital rape, abuse, and child marriage. It has also been stated that s... Read more

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Study reveals discrimination of gender, sexual minorities

The study was conducted in five areas — health, education, housing, public spaces and political formations—by researchers across the country. Read more

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Hirono, Matsui Introduce legislation to Strengthen Title IX

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) on June 22 introduced the bicameral Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act, legislation to provide additional resources for schools, school districts, states, and institutions of higher education to fully implement the Patsy Mink Equal Oppor... Read more

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Many Pediatricians Don't Know How to Handle Gender-Dysphoric Kids

Doctors’ offices are often the first stop for gender-nonconforming kids and their families when seeking guidance. Doctors, however, aren’t always adequately prepared to give it. Read more

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Sexuality and gender teaching missing from medical schools

Medical school teachers believe there is a "gap" in what future doctors learn about LGBTQI issues, impacting the quality of patients' care, new research shows. Staff at New Zealand's only two medical schools, in Auckland and Dunedin, say teaching on gender identity and sexuality is "scarce or non-existent", despite more than two-thirds of them view Read more

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Growing Number of Women Doctors in Oman, Says Study

According to the Annual Health Report, the number of female doctors rose from 2,053 in 2012 to 2,403 in 2016. The number of male doctors rose from 2,904 in 2012 to 3,472 in 2016. Read more
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