Christine Heisler, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, published a new article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology!
“Has a critical mass of women resulted in gender equity in gynecologic surgery?” examines gender bias and gender discrimination in gynecologic surgery, including in areas of gender role expectations, sexual harassment, surgical education and training, wage gaps, advancement and leadership, and more.
The publication also suggests interventions that could help ensure diversity, equity and inclusion in the field:
“Despite becoming a majority women surgical specialty, gender equity for practicing gynecologic surgeons has not yet been achieved. An environment conducive to workplace success includes the following: freedom from gender discrimination and sexual harassment, equal access to resources and opportunities, work–life integration and supportive leadership. Meaningful change must include institutional and cultural commitments to specific and achievable goals.”
Read the whole article here. Incredible work, Dr. Heisler!