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New Lancet Series Discusses How Gender Inequality, Social Norms Impact Health

Stanford Medicine’s “Scope”: Gender inequality and rigid norms linked with poor health, global research shows
Erin Digitale, pediatrics writer at Stanford Medicine’s Office of Communication and Public Affairs, highlights a new series of papers published in The Lancet that discuss the impact of gender inequalities and norms on health, including an accompanying editorial by Melinda Gates. “The series was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and by the United Arab Emirates government, and was led by Stanford global health expert Gary Darmstadt, MD,” Digitale notes, adding that Darmstadt discusses the health effects of gender inequality on Stanford Medicine’s 1:2:1 podcast with host Paul Costello (5/31).