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#MeToo in med ed: 1 in 7 students subjected to sexist remarks

Nearly 15 percent of medical students—one in seven—have reported being subjected to offensive sexist remarks or names, while 4 percent reported being the victim of unwanted sexual advances, according to data from the 2017 Association of American Medical Colleges’ graduation questionnaire. About 6 percent of med students said they believed they got... Read more

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Gender discrimination kills 239,000 girls in India each year, study finds

An estimated 239,000 girls under the age of five die in India each year due to neglect linked to gender discrimination, a new study has found. Read more

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UP girls face gender bias in health care right from start

Sick Newborn Care Units (SNCUs) in Uttar Pradesh have provided new evidence of the deep-rooted patriarchy prevalent in the state. Read more

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The Vulnerable Income Dynamics of India's Elderly Women

The benefits of property price rise and rentals have eluded elderly women even as purchasing power in the hands of older people has increased over the past two decades. Read more

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India’s public health is a “mixed story”, says Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates hails India’s expertise in public health, but underlines the need for it to do more in the nutrition and sanitation sector to improve child health and survival Read more

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Doctors Don't Believe Women — & It's A Problem For All Of Us

When writer Maya Dusenbery was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis five years ago, she felt like her experience getting diagnosed at the doctor's office was "pretty straightforward." Read more

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Constitutional Renaissance – A New Gender, a New Right

While the NALSA judgment was very progressive in text, the legislations drafted to implement the judgment falls short both in text and in spirit and has failed the transgender community. Read more

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Only 1 in 3 Academic Neurologists Are Women, Study Finds

Men and women now enter medical school in near-even numbers, but fewer women pursue neurology careers — with gaps increasing by seniority. Read more

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Doing it right: respectful maternity care at GMC Aurangabad

This NDTV report showcases the work of GME educator Dr. Srinivas Gadappa and his team at the maternity ward of Government Medical College Aurangabad. The staff showed not only awareness of practices of labour room violence, but a willingness to change and create a positive environment for the women. Read more

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The making of a standard protocol in gender care

Need of the hour Healthcare providers have no guidelines on gender affirmative care and sex reassignment surgeries, says the transgender community. A look at one hospital team’s initiative to counter this. Read more
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