The Report from the AMA Gender Equity Summit held on 23 March 2019 in Sydney is now available. The Report identifies nine key actions we can all take to achieve gender equity in the medical profession and workplace. Read it here on the AMA website.
Professor Helena Teede, Executive Director, Monash Partners Academic Health Research Translation Centre and Director, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University, and Dr Elizabeth Sigston, ENT, Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon, talk about the ‘leaky pipeline’ and the persistence of gender inequity in medicine. Listen to The Health… Read More »Women in Medical Leadership
A wonderful look at gender (in)equity in the home by French artist Emma. Read the comic here.
The Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill is slated to be introduced in NSW, which will decriminalise abortion in the state. This is certainly a wonderful piece of news to be rejoiced by women throughout the nation. Click here to read the article in full: https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/time-for-change-nsw-finally-set-to-decriminalise-abortion/
Recent research suggests that Australian women are being under-medicated in comparison to their male counterparts. A possible explanation could be that we usually think of older men as the usual Ischaemic Heart Disease patients; however, as Dr Watts points out in this article, ‘Ischaemic heart disease is ischaemic heart disease… Read More »Study suggests Australian women receive sub-optimal heart care
Seven women enrolled to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1869, but were prevented to graduate due to pressure from their male peers. Now, 150 years later, they have finally been awarded their degrees. This is another achievement for female doctors in general, and a reminder of the oppression… Read More »Female medical students given posthumous degrees
The Australian Medical Association Victoria has voted and ratified that AMA boards should have an equal 40% of each gender Read more The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has launched Let’s Operate With Respect, a campaign to help put an end to bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment in surgery Read more… Read More »We applaud these developments that promote gender equity