“I thought I could just help women get more money,” Wasserman told Bloomberg. “And now I see how this is threatened.” Three men filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against Ladies Get Paid last year for excluding them from events. In April, she settled for undisclosed terms and changed the group’s bylaws to allow all genders to attend its conferences, happy hours and meetups, including men.
The difficulty of having kids during residency appears to be discouraging women from becoming surgeons, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston recently found in a survey of 347 active surgeons who had been pregnant during their residencies in the last decade. Just under half the surgeons surveyed said they considered quitting their residencies during pregnancy. About a third said they wouldn’t recommend that women in medical school become surgeons.