According to a new report from the National Organization for Women, more than half of doctors in the United States are male, and nearly three quarters of them are women.
The National Organization of Women’s National Task Force on Male Health says that, for the first time, women doctors make up nearly half of all the medical school faculty in the country.
It also found that doctors’ workloads are more often dominated by male colleagues, including doctors in male hospitals, primary care clinics, and primary care offices.
The report says the lack of equal representation of men and women in medical schools and practices in general is a serious problem.
The problem is exacerbated by a culture of silence, the report says, as many doctors refuse to speak out about gender discrimination or acknowledge their own biases.
“The silence of the profession is deafening,” the report said.
“As a result, it’s easy for people to believe that the problem is limited to the medical profession and that we need to change things in the public sphere.”
The National Task Group on Male Genital Mutilation said that, despite the high rates of male doctors, there is no single solution.
It said that efforts to reduce the barriers for women to enter medicine are important, but that the work needs to be done more broadly.
The Task Force said it’s time for medical schools to open up and include more women, and it said doctors need to be held accountable for their actions.