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A recent study found that black doctors were more effective than non-black doctors at convincing black men to use preventative health services. Angela Hsieh hide caption

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People Like Us: How Our Identities Shape Health And Educational Success

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Bernice "Bunny" Sandler battled discrimination on the basis of sex, helping create Title IX legislation to give women and girls more opportunities in education and athletics. J.M. Eddins Jr./MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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The hands of a mehendi (henna)-decorated bride is pictured in Mumbai in 2014. India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that makes adultery a crime. Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez steps out of the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Tuesday. Since taking office on June 2, he has already put in motion a new, more liberal course after almost eight years of conservative leadership. Paul White/AP hide caption

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Agnes Igoye celebrates her birthday on International Women's Day. Above, Igoye, an anti-trafficking activist in Uganda, attends the 2016 DVF (Diane von Furstenberg) Awards in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images hide caption

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Last summer, South Koreans left messages of their sexual harassment and assaults on Post-it notes at an exit of Gangnam subway station. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How much does biology shape who we are, and how much is determined by culture and the environment in which we live? Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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Nature, Nurture, And Our Evolving Debates About Gender

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Marlene Schiappa started a blog, Maman Travaille (Mom Works), that quickly grew into a 10,000-woman advocacy network. As gender equality minister, she wants to criminalize sexual harassment on the streets. President Emmanuel Macron has tasked her with tackling pay inequity as well. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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France's Gender Equality Minister Wants On-The-Spot Fines For Sexual Harassers

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Google executives say their company is committed to inclusion, after an engineer's criticisms of its diversity efforts sparked conversations outside the company this weekend. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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A scene from the elevator's security video, which shows the assailant repeatedly hitting the woman after she says she had asked him to stop smoking. People's Daily of China via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Our culture has long expected that women will be kind, and leaders will be authoritative. So what's a female leader to do when she confronts these conflicting stereotypes? Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Too Sweet, Or Too Shrill? The Double Bind For Women

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South Koreans leave notes at an exit of Gangnam subway station in Seoul. It was turned into a makeshift memorial for a 23-year-old woman who was stabbed to death by a male stranger. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Violent Crimes Prompt Soul-Searching In Korea About Treatment Of Women

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Both President Dilma Rousseff and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, shown here during his swearing-in ceremony as the chief of staff March 17, have been caught up in the wiretap firestorm. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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In Brazilian Officials' Taped Conversations, Women Hear Rampant Sexism

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Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's essay "We Should All Be Feminists" has gone out to high schoolers in Sweden. Adichie also wrote the novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah. JB Reed/AP hide caption

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Jennifer Welter, who played in a Texas Revolution game as a running back in 2014, will help coach the linebacker corps for the Arizona Cardinals this summer. MICHAEL PRENGLER/CSM /LANDOV hide caption

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Arizona Cardinals Hire Female Coach For Training Camp And Preseason

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