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How Profiteers Lure Women Into Often-Unneeded Surgery

Jerri Plummer, who lives in Arkansas, had her vaginal mesh implant removed after a caller who knew her medical history said it was defective. Now she is suing the surgeon, the law firm that advised her to have the surgery and the lender that funded it. Jacob Slaton for The ...

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Inside an Immigrant Caravan: Women and Children, Fleeing Violence

MATÍAS ROMERO, Mexico — With a sarcastic half-smile, Nikolle Contreras, 27, surveyed her fellow members of the Central American caravan, which President Trump has called dangerous and has used as a justification to send troops to the border. More than 1,000 people, mostly women and children, waited patiently on Wednesday ...

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‘Me Too,’ Chinese Women Say. Not So Fast, Say the Censors.

Advertisement BEIJING — They call themselves “silence breakers,” circulate petitions demanding investigations into sexual harassment and share internet memes like clenched fists with painted nails. But Chinese women are finding it difficult to organize a far-reaching #MeToo movement, going up against not just a male-dominated culture but also the ruling ...

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Men at Work Wonder if They Overstepped With Women, Too

SAN FRANCISCO — It has been a confusing season for America’s working men, as the conversation around workplace harassment reveals it to be a nationwide epidemic — and many men wonder if they were involved or ignored the signs. Consider Owen Cunningham, a director at San Francisco’s KBM-Hogue design firm. ...

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Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. The change, which will take effect in June 2018, was announced in a royal decree read live on state ...

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