Gender Discrimination Prevents Women In India From Accessing Health Care, Study Says
The Telegraph: ‘Extensive discrimination’ means thousands of Indian women miss out on health care, experts warn
“Women in India are missing out on health care because of ‘extensive gender discrimination,’ with the youngest and oldest most affected, researchers have found. According to a study of some 2.4 million patient appointment records in one of India’s largest public hospitals, hundreds of thousands of women are not able to access the health care they need. The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, found that two-thirds of hospital appointments were filled by men in 2016, meaning that around 400,000 women were ‘missing’ from care…” (Newey, 8/7).