Report highlights effects of gender stereotypes on health

Across the world, children are subjected to gender stereotypes. A new global study has found the notion that men should be strong and women are weak is imposed on children before they reach adolescence.

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    Across the world, children are subjected to gender stereotypes.

    A new global study has found the notion that men should be strong and women are weak is imposed on children before they reach adolescence.

    This has important implications for countries trying to address issues of youth suicide, teenage pregnancy and HIV.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg, South Africa.


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