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WHAT'S NEXT?: Achieving global gender parity will take many decades yet. Read on to understand the trends, challenges and efforts to advance parity at a faster pace.

  • [New] Some groups may have a greater chance of exposure right now, but by no means is the current risk of exposure to monkeypox exclusive to men who have sex with men. CP24
  • [New] A total of 972,764 Colombians are qualified to exercise their right to vote abroad, of whom 529,087 are women and 443,677 are men, who will be able to vote in 1,343 voting tables that will be installed in 250 voting stations in 67 countries, said the Registrar's Office. MercoPress
  • [New] Some groups may have a greater chance of exposure right now, but by no means is the current risk of exposure to monkeypox exclusively to the gay and bisexual community in the U.S. CBC
  • [New] Black women are more than four times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than white women in the UK, while women from Asian backgrounds face almost twice the risk. BBC News
  • [New] Around half of all US states are expected to ban abortion altogether as soon as Roe is overturned, with several Republican governors already restricting access to women in their states. The Independent
  • [New] Texas allows abortion for a medical emergency; Louisiana's bill makes an exception to prevent death or substantial risk of death, or permanent impairment of a life-sustaining organ; and Idaho permits abortion to prevent the death of the pregnant woman. STAT
  • [New] In the United States, the pro-life movement has a long history of referring to abortion as murder, even in instances where it could save a woman's life. New Lines Magazine
  • [New] In states like California, pay parity laws that have gone into effect over the past few years could help women negotiate salary increases. Fast Company
  • [New] Enhancing opportunities for women to access adequate menstrual health and hygiene is central to the World Bank Group in achieving its development outcomes. World Bank
  • [New] In Mexico, as in much of the world, women are often expected to bear most of the responsibility for raising children. Americas Quarterly
  • [New] There are likely many more, given that recent estimates have found that nearly one in four women in the U.S. will have an abortion in their lifetime. ELLE
  • [New] Several factors put women in Asia at increased risk and prevent them from getting justice. ReliefWeb
  • [New] Around 4,500 women in the UK will be eligible for treatment with Gedeon Richter's once-daily oral therapy Ryeqo, after NICE backed the GnRH antagonist to treat heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids. Pharmaphorum
  • [New] The UK's public health services are officially prescribing stand-up comedy classes to men at risk of suicide from mental trauma or depression - after a pilot program proved outrageously successful. Good News Network
  • [New] Women who are older at the time of ACS presentation remain at increased risk of mortality compared to men even after adjusting for differences in comorbidities. American College of Cardiology
  • [New] There are around 680,000 births in Britain each year, suggesting more than 400 babies a year could be saved with a complete vaccine rollout to pregnant women. The Telegraph
  • A UK priority will be supporting women and girls with greater education, help with reproductive health and rights, and more protection from violence. BBC News
  • About 80,000 men per year are expected to break a hip, and men are more likely than women to die in the year after a hip fracture. Cleveland Clinic
  • Not having children presents a risk of women being abandoned by their husbands in countries like Bangladesh, where marriage and subsequent childbearing is the only socially-acceptable path for women to follow. New Security Beat
  • If Roe is overturned, Maryland will continue to allow abortion up to viability, and for a woman's life or health after viability. Christianity Today
  • Values: The U.S. will not forgo fundamental American and international values (e.g., rule of law, individual and human rights, inclusion, and gender equality). Brookings
  • Though abortion has been increasingly restricted for decades, it remains a common practice; currently nearly one in four women in the United States will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old. Brookings
  • Young women, but not older women, have a twice higher risk of dying after an AMI than similarly aged men. Futurity

Last updated: 26 May 2022