Key points of this chapter are that the feminization of medicine is changing the medical community, although female physicians continue to face prejudice and barriers to closing the gender gap. Female physicians continue to have lower academic standings and fewer publications, receive less awards/grants, are underrepresented in leadership positions, have a lower incidence of pursuing surgical specialties, and receive lower compensation. Burnout, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment are prevalent throughout medicine and a detriment to the profession. Increased awareness with the goal to implement change is key to achieving gender equity.
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