Gender beliefs in medical students

Published: 26 February 2017
Author(s): Benedikt W. Pelzer, Kristina Mickevičiūtė
Section: Letter to the Editor

2015 the Lancet Commission Women and Health stated the important role of women in health care [1]. Following that the UN launched it's ‘Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescent's health, 2016–2030’ program which delivers $25billion in the next five years for their wellbeing [2]. Even if 70% of Medical Students are women, women's health is often a neglected subject in medical education. Predictively female dominant profession in the future has to react to the fact that currently women are underrepresented in learning about their health but also in their professional careers [3].