The gender gap in school attendance has been eliminated at the primary level and favors girls at the secondary and post-secondary levels. However, in most countries in the region, girls score worse than boys in mathematics and science, a difference that widens throughout the school years leaving girls at a disadvantage in these areas. This leads to a disproportionate lack of women in certain industries and jobs, contributing to the gender wage gap. In addition, a large share of women in the region still lack access to reproductive technology. Maternal mortality remains high in Latin America and the Caribbean, and pregnancy rates among adolescents (15-19 years old) are 20 points above the world average. How can we move forward on this agenda? Download the GDLab policy brief by clicking here and use our investigation search tool to learn more.