Women in Surgery

At a recent colorectal journal club in Melbourne (photo below) , I realised how there is still a significant gender gap in Colorectal Surgery. As women colorectal surgeons, we are in a unique position to mitigate the embarrassment faced by most women when presenting with anorectal symptoms. My patients often remind me about how lucky they are to have found a woman surgeon. I am certain that colorectal speciality will diversify, like breast surgery, and thus improving access to female colorectal surgeons.