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Race, Gender and the Ways These Identities Intersect Matter in Cancer Outcomes

Cancer care research usually overlooks the multiple identities of individual patients

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Women Having Surgery Get Better Results if Their Surgeon Is a Woman

Recent research finds that women are less likely to have complications or die when their surgeon is a woman

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What’s Sexual Orientation Got to Do With It? LGTBQ People Face Discrimination in Healthcare

It’s 2022 — and LGBTQ discrimination in healthcare is still a thing

Julie Cappiello

I Came Out on Christmas Eve

After decades of hiding my sexual orientation, my family’s reaction wasn’t even close to what I expected

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Removing Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening for the LGBTQ Community

Misinformation, bias and lack of access to health care can put LGBTQ people with cervixes at greater risk of developing cancer

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Women Face Motherhood Penalty in STEM Careers Long Before They Actually Become Mothers

Study finds that women in Ph.D STEM programs are often told they have to choose between family and career

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The Pain Gap: Why Women’s Pain Is Undertreated

Women in both acute pain and chronic pain are underdiagnosed and undertreated — and it's even worse for women of color

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How Sarah Baartman’s Hips Went From a Symbol of Exploitation to a Source of Empowerment for Black Women

In the 1800s, Sarah Baartman was an African woman who was paraded around Europe, where spectators jeered at her large buttocks

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What’s Behind the Rising Profile of Transgender Kids? 3 Essential Reads

The history of trans youth offers some of the most compelling proof that trans kids aren't some sort of new phenomenon

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Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today’s Political Battles Over Access to Health Care

These kids faced tremendous obstacles in a world where the word "transgender" didn't even exist

Dani, 2019

The Other Side of the Rainbow

Coming out to my family as transgender helped me find inner peace

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