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[Comment] Making women count

Women and health, not women’s health. The distinction is important. It is important because unless the contribution women make to society is recognised, the new post-2015 global goal of sustainability will be little more than a distant utopia. The idea of women and health therefore carries some urgency. The reproductive rights of women are too often marginalised in global health, especially the rights and needs of adolescent girls and older women. But the argument of this Lancet Commission on Women and Health1 is that the global health and development community needs to go beyond sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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