An important blog on gender in medicine
In Australia, as in many other parts of the world, male doctors are becoming a threatened species in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. Women now make up the overwhelming majority of trainees – roughly 80% across the country – and the numbers are increasing. Our very own RANZCOG president, Dr Steve Robson, is a great advocate for women in medicine, and proudly highlights this evolving gender imbalance in his tweets and photographs. It is fast becoming the new normal.
But, as a feminist, I have some concerns.
This issue has garnered a fair bit of discussion in the international media of late, with an article published in the LA times last week stirring up some heated discussion. A number of blog posts have followed (including this, from my personal hero, Dr Jen Gunter and this), plus hundreds of comments, and some pretty robust debate on social…
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