Female surgeons faced harsher critique for mistakes and minimized credit for successes in a recent study illustrating gender bias in medicine.

In South Korea, the recent death of an overworked young mother has brought the issue of gender bias to the fore. The anonymous mother of 3, an “elite employee” who died in January of a heart attack, was working 12-hour shifts almost every day on top of taking care of her…

The WHO must take urgent action to promote gender equality in global health, say the authors of a letter published in the Lancet on behalf of the Women’s Leadership in Global Health Strategy Roundtables.   “Women are under-represented across the WHO political space—just…

So-called sex selection drugs may be a factor in 1 out of 5 stillbirths in India’s Haryana state, where pregnant women who want a boy pay $3 to $50 for the useless and illegal concoctions.   Haryana’s cultural bias in favor of boys is strong. Sex-selective abortion and…