There has been an increased focus on diversity and inclusion in medicine in recent years—the field of medicine still has a long way to go to reach gender equity. We assess how paediatrics is performing by examining the role gender plays in our specialty; and we propose some practical solutions to reach an equitable state. Achieving gender equity is not a simple or easy option and will require an ongoing commitment from all facets of the profession.
- general paediatrics
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Contributors All authors took part in writing the article and approved the final manuscript.
Competing interests Most authors have been on the organising committees of a number of conferences in the field of paediatrics or critical care.
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