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New Report Finds U.S. Women Have the Highest Rate of Maternal Deaths Among High-Income Countries

We knew the US healthcare system did a poor job of serving women. The Commonwealth Fund Report reveals the situation is even worse than we thought.

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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

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The Sex of Your Cells Matters When It Comes to Heart Disease

Sex and gender disparities in cardiovascular disease are rampant

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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Understanding LGBTQ Terminology

Confused by all the nuances of sex and gender terms in our evolving language? Check out HRC’s glossary to gain a better understanding.

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None of the 2021 Science Nobel Laureates Are Women – Here’s Why Men Still Dominate STEM Award Winning

The rarity of female Nobel laureates raises questions about women's exclusion from education and careers in science and the undervaluing of women's contributions on science teams

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Female Scientists Set Back by the Pandemic May Never Make up Lost Time

During the pandemic, women researchers bore the disproportionate burden of caregiving responsibilities, forcing a drop in their productivity. Research suggests the hit to women's reputations and their scientific impacts may set female scientists back by years, if not decades.

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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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Too Few Women Get to Invent – That’s a Problem for Women’s Health

In 2020, only 12.8% of U.S. inventors receiving patents were women. Historically, male researchers have ignored the medical needs of women.

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The Other Side of the Rainbow

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

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