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Pandemic Preparedness and Responses to the 2009 H1N1 Influenza: Crisis Management and Public Policy Insights

"Social scientists have also seen potential for theoretical insights based on 2009 H1N1 experiences. They can step back from the “what works best” question that animates evaluations to seek meanings or explanations among the pandemic experiences. ..." – By Erik Baekkeskov

Transgender-Specific Politics and Policy in Asia

"Although assigned the sexual identity of “female” when they were born, transgendered males, for example, have such a psycho-emotional connectivity to the societal forms of masculine identity that they self-identify as male. A similar connection to femininity appears for transgender females. It is hard to differentiate between the current and the pre-existing idea of transgenderism in society. As a result, to date trans people have been stigmatized and discriminated against. ..." – By Natasha Israt Kabir and Khadiza Tul Qubra Binte Ahsan

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