Limited investment, gender disparities and inequitable access to education fuel midwife shortage

Midwives could prevent 4.3 million infant and maternal deaths each year by 2035, but only if critical shortages are addressed. So says a report on the global state of midwifery which highlights the limited investment, gender disparities and inequitable access to education that has resulted in gaps in maternal health services—especially in the low-income countries that need them most. “Evidence […]

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People use, trust different COVID-19 information sources depending on gender, age, and other factors

Gender, age, education level, and political affiliation predict where people turn for information about COVID-19—and what sources they use and trust is linked to differing beliefs about the pandemic, according to a new study by NYU School of Global Public Health researchers. The findings—drawn from surveys of more than 11,000 U.S. adults during the first few months of the pandemic—are […]

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Medical school mistreatment tied to race, gender, and sexual orientation

Medical school students are being mistreated by fellow students, medical faculty, and supervising residents based on their race, gender, and sexual orientation, according to a new study led by Yale University researchers. The study, which examined 27,504 student surveys representing all 140 accredited medical schools in the United States., found that women, under-represented minority (URM), Asian, multiracial, and lesbian, gay, […]

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Trans teen who began transitioning at four is having gender reassignment surgery

16-year-old Trinity Neal, from Delaware, U.S, knew that she was living in the wrong body before she had even started primary school. Born male, Trinty would dress up in her mum’s clothes and adamantly express that she was a girl. Trinity was then taken to a specialist child therapist who confirmed that she had body dysphoria, but by then Trinity’s […]

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Kim Kardashian's Kids 'Gravitate Toward' Traditional Gender Expression

Kim Kardashian doesn’t have any expectations when it comes to her four children’s gender expression. “It’s very traditional with what they gravitate toward,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 39, told The Cut on Monday, November 25. “I haven’t shown them. I haven’t tried to sway any decision. I would be extremely supportive of whatever my children wanted and […]

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Sex and gender differences in psychopathology

Cynthia Hartung’s recently published article recommends more consistently and systematically considering sex and gender in all aspects of psychopathology research. Hartung, an associate professor and director of the Psychology Clinic in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Psychology, co-wrote the article with Elizabeth Lefler, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Northern Iowa. The article was released recently […]

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Gender and schizophrenia

New research from University of Dayton psychologist Julie Walsh-Messinger and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai psychiatrist Dolores Malaspina uncovers key differences in the brains of men and women suffering from schizophrenia. “For a long time, researchers overlooked that men and women are neurobiologically different,” said Walsh-Messinger, an assistant professor. “A lot of research was conducted on males and […]

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Gender inequality could be driving the deaths of girls under five

Levels of gender inequality across the world are associated with disproportionate death rates among girls under five years old, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. The analysis of data from 195 countries suggests that the unequal treatment of females in society could be interfering with the natural biological advantage they have over males for survival. […]

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