Women in Urology

Urol Clin North Am. 2021 May;48(2):187-194. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2020.12.003. Epub 2021 Mar 10.


The presence of women in genitourinary (GU) specialty training and practice has lagged significantly behind other fields. Current challenges include maternity leave, sexual harassment, and pay disparities. Despite these obstacles, the prevalence of women in GU specialty training has risen rapidly. One consequence of retiring male providers and higher numbers of female graduates will be a notable demographic shift in the percentage of GU care provided by these younger women. It will be essential to anticipate and acknowledge the unique concerns of this workforce, particularly in light of the concomitant aging of the US population and the associated increase in demand for GU care.

Keywords: Breastfeeding; Female urologist; Gender disparities; Maternity leave; Pay discrepancies; Woman urologist.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Career Choice
  • Career Mobility
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Parental Leave
  • Physicians, Women*
  • Pregnancy
  • Salaries and Fringe Benefits
  • Sexism
  • Urologists*