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Women in India face “extensive gender discrimination” in healthcare access

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 08 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5057
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

India’s women face “extensive gender discrimination” in access to healthcare, and the worst affected are those under 30, over 60, or living far from a hospital, a study has found.1

Researchers from India and the US analysed more than two million outpatient clinic appointments for any gender differences in access and to see whether age or distance from the hospital might also have an effect. In response to the findings the research team called for “systemic societal and governmental action to correct this gender discrimination.”

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