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Women are 80% of Canadian healthcare workers

From The Canadian Press:

It’s no surprise that women dominate health-care occupations in Canada, but a new study attaches some numbers to the situation. The Canadian Institute for Health Information says women make up about 80 per cent of the health-care workforce.

Women continue to dominate in nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, and their ranks are increasing in male-dominated health-care professions. Last year, the institute says 56 per cent of family doctors under age 40 were women, while in the 60-and-over group, only 15 per cent of family doctors were women. And 64 per cent of pharmacists under 40 last year were women.