Actively seek to counter this evidence – call on women for their ideas and give due credit!
“Patients of female surgeons were 4% less likely to die, be readmitted or experience complications 30 days after their surgery compared to patients of male surgeons.”
Old news by now though, right? How many studies does it take to start looking into the most effective ways to correct for bias?
There are a lot of systems in place that prevent people from speaking up.
Note: Mental gymnastics required.
“Gender differences may not lie in how women act, but in how people perceive their actions.” #Bias
Ten years later, yet still as relevant as ever. “While the study found some overt discrimination in the form of harassment or explicitly sexist remarks, many of the concerns involved more subtle “deeply entrenched inequities.”‘
“Promoting abstinence until marriage as the only legitimate option for young people ‘violates medical ethics and harms young people’ because such programs generally withhold information about pregnancy and STD prevention and overstate the risk of contraceptive failure.”
“Studies are crystal clear about the benefits of access to no-copay contraception. For every $1 spent on contraception, $7 are saved.”
“So, while these medications are not risk-free, Yonkers says “it should be reassuring that we’re not seeing a huge magnitude of an effect here.”