Gender bias alive and well in medicine

A female surgeon's study shows doctors of both genders hold implicit and explicit biases

Healthcare professionals, including doctors, of both genders are more likely to associate the word 'career' with men and 'family' with women, a US study reveals.

Dr Arghavan Salles
Dr Arghavan Salles.

Furthermore, surgeons broadly see surgery as a man's career and family medicine as a woman's field, report the researchers, led by a female surgeon who says she carried out the research on the back of her own experiences of