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Women and children first? Gender equity in paediatric medicine


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.

  • gender
  • equality
  • general paediatrics

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