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Women as second-class (health) citizens

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July 13, 2011 — As Remapping Debate recently reported, new findings show that life expectancy for women has declined significantly in hundreds of U.S. counties over the course of the last generation.

That trend is leading many to ask why so many states fail to put basic public health measures in place, especially since the absence of those measures — often thought of as "gender neutral" — exerts a profoundly negative and disproportionate effect on women.

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