Promotion of gender equity in obstetrics and gynecology: principles and practices for academic leaders

Linda Brubaker, Erica Marsh, Marcelle I. Cedars, Dee Fenner, Amy Murtha, Barbara Goff, Dineo Khabele

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Abstract

The advancement of women leaders in obstetrics and gynecology does not reflect the changes in the physician workforce seen over the last 50 years. A core value of our culture in obstetrics and gynecology must be gender equity. Departmental, institutional, and professional society efforts should explicitly prioritize and demonstrate a commitment to gender equity with tangible actions. This commentary from the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society synthesizes available information about women holding academic leadership roles within obstetrics and gynecology. We propose specific principles and leadership practices to promote gender equity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume226
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2022

Keywords

  • academic medicine
  • gender equity
  • gynecology
  • leadership
  • obstetrics

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