May 6, 2021

Gender disparities in medicine: How popular literature mirrors society

"Coffee in hand, I decided to try and collect my thoughts. I realized that a large portion of the literature we grew up reading has in many ways tried to implant this subconscious bias that contributes to gender disparities and these ideas about women...


"Coffee in hand, I decided to try and collect my thoughts. I realized that a large portion of the literature we grew up reading has in many ways tried to implant this subconscious bias that contributes to gender disparities and these ideas about women that have continued to ruminate throughout parts of society to this day. Literature in and of itself is a reflection of the times in which it is and was written. Sadly, examples of stark contrasts in comportment, demeanor, and overall health and well-being amongst men and women are nowadays ever-present and are all around us.

It is of paramount importance that we as physicians now take a step back and analyze how subconscious bias affects us in all aspects of medicine."

Theodore Klug is a clinical research fellow.

He shares his story and discusses the KevinMD article, "Gender disparities in medicine: How popular literature mirrors 2020 society." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/02/gender-disparities-in-medicine-how-popular-literature-mirrors-2020-society.html)