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ARK report finds that majority of people in NI not prejudiced towards transgender people

Queen's University Belfast

A research study on public attitudes towards transgender people has been released today (Friday 14 June) at The MAC Belfast by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

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14-Jun-2019 4:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 714322

The Wikipedia gender gap

University of Washington

Wikipedia is one of the most successful online communities in history, yet it struggles to attract and retain editors who are women — another example of the gender gap online.

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12-Jun-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714117

The impact of gender norms on health

Washington University in St. Louis

The standards and expectations to which men and woman generally conform impact health across life stages, health sectors and world regions, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.By analyzing a series of six case studies, gender norms expert Lindsay Stark, associate professor at the Brown School, and co-authors show that such norms are complex and their impact on health can be context-specific.

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7-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: NIH Grant Funds $23 Million Study of Diseases Affecting People Living with HIV

Article ID: 714089

NIH Grant Funds $23 Million Study of Diseases Affecting People Living with HIV

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a seven-year, $23 million grant to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System to study HIV and the chronic illnesses that often accompany HIV infection, including cardiovascular and lung disease, diabetes, and cancer.

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7-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 714029

A Guide to Understanding Gender Identity

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

As more people become aware of the transgender and gender-nonconforming experience, many may be uncertain about the terminology used by these communities. A NewYork-Presbyterian expert breaks down some of the terms that are used to describe the spectrum of gender identity to help people better understand both the language and how to create a more inclusive environment for the estimated 1 million adults in the U.S. who identify as transgender.

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6-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713754

2 Mayo Clinic studies examine discrimination, bias in health care organizations

Mayo Clinic

Two studies that explore types of discrimination and gender bias in health care organizations will be presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.

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31-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Structural Sexism: FSU Researcher Offers New Perspective on Gender and Health Inequality

Article ID: 713633

Structural Sexism: FSU Researcher Offers New Perspective on Gender and Health Inequality

Florida State University

A Florida State University researcher has found gender inequality in U.S. states is bad for everybody’s health. In a new study published in the American Sociological Review, FSU Assistant Professor Patricia Homan developed a new structural sexism approach to the study of gender inequality and health.  Her approach goes beyond sexist mistreatment by individuals to examine how the degree of systematic gender inequality in power and resources — i.

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29-May-2019 4:10 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713489

APA Criticizes Administration Efforts to Weaken Federal Non-Discrimination Protections in Health Care

American Psychological Association (APA)

WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Association condemned the administration’s efforts to use federal rules to dismantle civil rights protections in health care for vulnerable populations, particularly transgender and gender non-conforming patients.

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24-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Why So Few Female Candidates in India?
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22-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Study finds government contracting decreases employee diversity

Article ID: 713206

Study finds government contracting decreases employee diversity

University of Georgia

A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia revealed that when governments contract work out to private companies, fewer African American, Hispanic and female employees are hired.

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20-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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