For women in dermatology, steady progress in gender equity has been made when it comes to speaking at annual meetings, but lead authorship on journal perspective articles lags, according to a group of new studies in JAMA Dermatology.

From 2013 to 2017, women represented 37% of first authors in dermatology papers with multiple authors, but only 13% of single-authored opinion articles were written by women. Moreover, women physicians listed as first authors were more likely to have women co-authors when compared to men (50% vs 39%), reported Allison Larson, MD, of Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts, and colleagues in a research letter.

Two more studies in the series focused on women speaking at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meetings.

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