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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

Medical students to learn about sex reassignment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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