4 ways women surgeons face workplace bias

View in general practice is that 'ladies don't do hips or knees, just fingers or something'

A patient expressed surprised at a surgeon’s fee, considering she was “just a female doctor”.

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Another completed the consultation with the female surgeon, gave consent for the procedure, but then wondered, “who's going to do the surgery?”

Women surgeons have described a workplace where they face subtle gender biases from patients, colleagues and even from GPs during in-depth interviews with Sydney's Macquarie University researcher Dr Katrina Hutchison (PhD).

As one surgeon said: “I think there must be some idea out there in the general