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Japan an underdeveloped country for women

Among the 149 countries covered in the latest world gender gap index, Japan’s position improved slightly from 114th a year ago to 110th. Still, Japan remains the lowest among the Group of Seven nations and 16th among the Group of 20 countries — ahead of only South Korea, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Read more

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1 in 5 Non-Binary People Denied Medical Treatment Based on Their Identity

Intake forms and medical records might not allow gender options besides male or female, which can lead to misgendering non-binary patients, who then have to educate medical staff. Read more

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Pseudo-Scientific Hokum And The Experimentation On Children's Bodies

Since this article was published, Mermaids has gone on to expand its reach in the UK for children’s lives, with a British High Court judge banning Mermaids from communication with a family after it was discovered that the mother had forced her four-year-old son to live “life entirely as a girl.” Read more

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Gender equality in the nursery is the key to achieving gender equality in the workplace

In the 21st century, both men and women are needed in the workplace and the nursery. Because when the male hand also rocks the cradle, the world wins. Read more

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New Prescription: Gender Matters in Healthcare

Women have gotten used to feeling ignored in healthcare—from the doctor's office to the research lab. But what's right for men isn't always right for women. Here's how local health institutions are catching up to new findings. Read more

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$1.5M gift kick-starts Sexual, Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative at Medical School

When Perry Cohen experienced an urgent health concern earlier this year, his town’s only care provider who specializes in working with LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) patients wasn’t available to see him. He went to a different doctor, then to a second. Both times, when the providers learned that Cohen was transgender, “their Read more

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Two more Japanese medical schools admit discriminating against women

Sexism row deepens as one university claims women ‘mature faster’ and male applicants need extra help Read more

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"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individ

Public accommodation laws prohibit discrimination against minorities in public spaces. In the United States, there is substantial discussion about using such laws to protect bathroom and other sex-segregated facility access for transgender individuals. Read more

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U.N. report spotlights number of women killed globally by 'intimate partners' and family

A new United Nations report shows about 50,000 women were killed globally last year by their "intimate partner" or family member. Read more

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The Journey of a Transgender through a Medical School

When your name is Zakirhusain, you are by default related with your two namesakes – Ustad Zakir Hussain, the Tabla maestro and Dr. Zakir Hussain, the former President of India. And I was more often called Dr. Zakirhusain in my childhood. So, this title literally pushed me to become a medical doctor. I joined the prestigious Seth Gordhandas Sunderda... Read more
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