Multinational survey reveals gender inequities, discrimination among female neurosurgeons

Female neurosurgeons reported more discrimination, less job satisfaction and worse work-life balance compared with male counterparts, according to results of a study published in Brain and Spine.
“Multiple barriers have been described for females entering the neurosurgical field, particularly academic neurosurgery,” Anna M. Zeitlberger, MD, MSc, of the department of neurosurgery at Kantonsspital St. Gallen in Switzerland, and colleagues wrote. “These include the lack of successful female role models as well as a fear of gender discrimination and problems in balancing their

Female neurosurgeons reported more discrimination, less job satisfaction and worse work-life balance compared with male counterparts, according to results of a study published in Brain and Spine.
“Multiple barriers have been described for females entering the neurosurgical field, particularly academic neurosurgery,” Anna M. Zeitlberger, MD, MSc, of the department of neurosurgery at Kantonsspital St. Gallen in Switzerland, and colleagues wrote. “These include the lack of successful female role models as well as a fear of gender discrimination and problems in balancing their