Gender Bias in Medicine

It’s about time we all recognized that male and female physicians are cut from the same cloth - Trisha Pasricha

Gender Bias in Medicine

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Women in America are, generally, treated like s---; despite advances made by women working across sectors, from the judiciary to big business to the medical industry, society is largely governed by old white men.

A new study reveals the extent of discrimination faced by female doctors who choose to become mothers, finding that 66 percent of female physicians with children report experiencing discrimination on the basis of their gender. In other words, less than a quarter are spared from gender discrimination.

The study, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, polled members of the Physicians Moms Group, a popular online community comprised of over 60,000 doctors…

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