The field of pediatrics has a high proportion of women. However, even in a field in which women outnumber men, women are underrepresented in certain pediatric subspecialties. Are women motivated to pursue certain fields, but, in the end, driven away due to obstacles? What are these obstacles, and what can be done to overcome them for future generations? Potential drivers may include gender bias and discrimination during medical school and residency training, availability of women faculty mentors and faculty allies who are men, as well as challenges to achieving work-life integration that are unique to women. In this chapter, we explore the current landscape of women in pediatrics, consider the barriers to achieving gender equity, and propose a path forward.
- Gender bias
- Gender equity
- Gender discrimination
- Stereotype threat
- Likability paradox
- Tipping effect
- Second-generation gender bias
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Sharp, E., Forster, C., Shah, S., Morton, K. (2022). Women Practicing in Pediatrics. In: Spector, N.D., O'Toole, J.K., Overholser, B. (eds) Women in Pediatrics . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98222-5_3
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