Over the past several years, increasing attention has been given to the issue of workforce sex disparities, both within medicine at large and surgery specifically. Inequalities exist between male and female surgeons in academic advancement, recognition of achievements, and compensation.1-3 As a profession, surgeons need to move beyond awareness of the problem of sex disparities and toward a deeper understanding of causes.
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Kuo LE, Kelz RR. Procedure Mix—The Path to Pay Equity. JAMA Surg. Published online October 02, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.3799
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