Gender

29 articles
by Jennifer Hulme

Long COVID – a public health crisis taking out women at the height of their lives

Long COVID symptoms now dominate my life, hopes and dreams. As soon as I realized that I wasn’t getting better after my COVID infection, I went looking for answers.

by Idil Abdillahi Anne Rucchetto

College must act to ensure equitable health-care outcomes for women, marginalized communities

Differences in surgical outcomes between men and women may be part of a larger gendered public health crisis.

by Surbhi Kalia Paula Rochon

Promoting gender equity in healthy aging matters

Longer lives are one of the greatest achievements in medicine. Yet we see a diminished quality of life for many older adults, especially women, due to inequities institutionalized in health care. So how do we de-institutionalize these inequities?

by Anthony Fong

Study debunks ‘women choose to work less’ myth behind health-care pay gap

A recent Ontario Medical Association reaffirmed that male doctors in Ontario are paid 13.5 per cent more per day than women, and it highlights where the issue is most acute: for example, in the supposedly gender-blind fee-for-service payment system.

by Safina Adatia

Gender and medical specialty choice – have we made progress?

Gender differences in medical specialty choice persist. Here are the factors that play a role in these imbalances – and how residency programs can attract more female applicants.

by Melissa Perri Patricia O’Campo

Vaccine rollout ignoring needs of women

Will we use COVID-19 as an opportunity to take off the blindfold and tailor our vaccine strategies to the unique needs of each gender or will we continue to ignore the needs of women?

by Amy Tan

‘Painful and difficult’: A BIPOC woman’s journey in medicine

Navigating the medical profession has been a painful and difficult journey. How far have we come in ensuring that women can thrive within the system?

by Michael Fralick John Fralick Shannon Ruzycki

Episode 18 – Equity, diversity and inclusion in medicine: Interview w Dr. Ruzycki

by Dafna Izenberg Chika Oriuwa Maureen Taylor

Why is there a gender wage gap in Canadian medicine?

In Canada, there is very limited published data comparing earnings by gender, and many people question how a wage gap is possible in a system where the primary payment model is fee-for-service.

by ... Shannon Ruzycki

The idea that medicine is above sexism is false—and destructive

The idea that medicine is above sexism and gender discrimination results in burnout and perpetuates inequity, distracting us from acknowledging and addressing the barriers that continue to exist.

by Paul Bunce Kieran Quinn Emily Hughes Sheliza Halani Matthew Stanbrook

Bugs & Drugs: Antibiotics in Aspiration Pneumonia, Choosing Wisely in Cellulitis Evaluation, and Demystifying the Editorial Process

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