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Girls are much less likely to be diagnosed with autism, but that may be because the signs of the disorder can be less obvious than in boys. And girls may be missing out on help as a result. Sara Wong for NPR hide caption

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'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls

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Professional fighter Gina Mazany practices during a training session at Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas. She well remembers her first concussion — which came in her first fight. "I was throwing up that night," Mazany says. Bridget Bennett for NPR hide caption

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Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

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Men (especially white men) have remained enthusiastic about Donald Trump this election, and the gap between their preferences and women's could be the largest it has been since at least the 1950s. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Women only got top billing in 37 percent of medical studies published in leading journals over the past two decades. Tom Werner/Getty Images hide caption

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Top Medical Journals Give Women Researchers Short Shrift

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These guards patrol a park in the Pakistani city of Gujranwala to make sure there's no sexual harassment of women. If they have to, they'll deliver a sharp tap to an offender with that stick. From left: Mohammed Sayed, Mohammed Faisal and Amir Hussein. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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Rwandan women attend a memorial service for genocide victims in April. After years of political turmoil, women in the country are narrowing the economic and political gap with men. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Women stage a protest demanding equal pay for women at a 2012 rally in Miami. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

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Ellen Pao, a former partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, says women were excluded from all-male meetings at the company and denied seats on boards. The firm says she was fired for poor performance. Robert Galbraith/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Sex Discrimination Trial Puts Silicon Valley Under The Microscope

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The human Y chromosome (left) holds the code for "maleness"; that's the X on the right. Andrew Syred/Science Source hide caption

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With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter

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A long line for a men's room at a 2009 tech conference in Omaha, Neb. Photos of this situation have now inspired a Twitter feed. SleepyJeanne/Flickr hide caption

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