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Prof. IHAB YOUNIS
THIS IS A BRAIN STORMING TRIAL FEEL FREE TO COMMENT
IS MEDICINE FEMINIZING?
Benha Faculty of Medicine Students Gender Ratio % 40%
Percentage of Women Doctors USA % 11.6% 16.9% 24% 27.8% 30% Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S., 2008 Edition and prior editions. American Medical Association.
Egyptian Doctors by Gender 70.5% 29.5% عدد الاطباء بمستشفيات القطاع الحكومي والعام والخاص طبقا للنوع تعداد عام 2006
Iraq and Saudia : 40% Israel : >50% of doctors < 45 years Malaysia : 60% of medical students Women Doctors: Middle East & Asia Myint & Tun, Int. Med J Vol. 7 No 1 June 2008
Europe & N. America In Britain over 60 % of new doctors are women In Canada 60% of medical students are women In Russia, medicine is an almost entirely female profession Block WD.Sex ratio for medical residencies, CMAJ, May 9, 2006; 174 (10). doi:
Postgraduate Students Benha Dermatol. Dept. 78% 22% Female students Male students
%Women Dermatologists US of A 62% 38% MenWomen JAMA, September 6, 2006, Vol 296,No.9,pages Graduate Medical Education
YES Dermatology is Feminizing
Good News or Bad News?
A BRIGHT SIDE & A DARK SIDE
THE BRIGHT SIDE
1.Women Dermatologists are more tender
2. Women Dermatologists are More Talkative
3-Women Dermatologists are More Patient
4.Female patients Prefer To be Seen by Women Dermatologists* _____________________ *Unless it is something serious
5. Male Dermatologists Will Be Rare Experts
The Other Side
1.Commitment To Family
Marriage and having children: Hinders womens commitment to work They have the reverse effect on men Heru,Pinc-collar medicine,Gender Issues, 2005
Women Dermatologists Prefer Shorter Working Hours To Find More Time For The Family
If they had to choose again, 31% of US women doctors might not choose medicine Frank, E., & Dingle, A.D Am J Psychiat, 156(12):
2. Harassment Requests for genital examinations by patients who had no physical findings and displays of erections Phillips SP, Schneider MS. N Engl J Med 1993;329: % of the female doctors in Canada
3.Andrology Patients Will Have Difficulties!
4. Other Concerns
Professor Carole Black Head of The Royal College of Physicians As medicine becomes increasingly perceived as the work of women, it will be accordingly devalued: Look at nurses and teachers The Independent, Aug 2, 2004
"The women admitted to medical school do well, they work well and they graduate well. The distinctions go to the women. But then, as the years go on, they start to make choices to balance their family and their lifestyle" "In medicine, they choose to go into the specialties of dermatology, geriatrics and palliative care - not cardiology and gastroenterology where they are going to be required to work long hours"
"If you can't make it possible for women to participate in everything - doing research, attending committees, influencing the Department of Health - the profession will lose its influence The issue is sensitive and I could raise it only because Im a woman
How I See It
Dermatology should be Separated from Andrology
The Best Students Are Women + Their Choice Is Dermatology = The Scientific Standard of Dermatologists Will Rise
If Women Dermatologists Became A Sweeping Majority, Treating Their Male Colleagues Will Be Or Like That ? Like This ?