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When sex becomes impossible due to burning pain in and around the vulva

Women with vestibulodynia feel that they’re missing out on the wonderful sex that the media boasts of. And they’re ashamed of being poor sexual partners.

Women choose family-friendly public sector jobs when they have kids

The more children a woman has, the higher the probability is that she will chose a public sector job. But a high percentage of women without children also prefer public sector jobs.

It is not the ambitious girls who struggle most

Ambitious young people are not the ones who struggle most with mental health problems. On the contrary, it is those who are least integrated in school, family life and leisure activities who have the most problems.

How to measure gender equality?

A Norwegian recipe for measuring gender equality is now used in 16 countries.

How traditional are children's books?

Do they promote gender equality? Or do they reinforce destructive gender stereotypes? A new tool teaches preschool workers to analyse gender norms.

Women not very involved in politics on Facebook

Researchers has looked into what 20 million users like on Facebook. Its conclusion is that men are interested in politics, women in the environment. Young Norwegian women are among the least involved in civic affairs in the world.

Male victims of women’s violence fear that nobody will believe them

Men who receive help from crisis centres are mostly satisfied with the help they get. But they fear that nobody will believe that they’ve been abused by a woman.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in Norway

More research is carried out on breast cancer than on women’s heart attack. Even though heart attack kills more women.

Gender equality gives men better lives

Men living in highly gender equal societies have better quality of life than men in less gender equal societies, according to a new study.

Hidden stories in the new Norwegian queer archive

Norway's new Queer Archive is burgeoning with hidden stories about sex and gender transgressions, just waiting for researchers to dig in and explore.