Review of policies to stop gender discrimination in the healthcare workplace: Where should we go from here?

Gender discrimination remains prevalent in the healthcare workplace. There continues to be a large gap in annual incomes within genders. Evidence of gender discrimination can also be seen in Healthcare Leadership; it is very difficult for women to obtain leadership positions even though they have the skill, experience and education that is required. Men also face gender discrimination when trying to obtain paternity leave since, society does not see then as caregivers. Our culture plays a huge role in inequality in the healthcare workplace, women are see below men and men are expected to be the constant source of income, no matter the circumstances. Although there have been many milestones in U.S. history that have reduced gender discrimination in the workplace, we must continue to advocate for gender equality in order to reduce gender discrimination in the workplace.