Thieme is shining a spotlight on female authors in medicine

“It starts with women as leaders, with equal representation and decision-making power… Gender equality and women’s rights are essential to […] building a better future for everyone.”
 - United National Secretary-General António Guterres

At Thieme, we couldn’t agree more. We believe women in medicine are crucial to building a better future for everyone as female leadership in global health not only promotes women’s health, but the well-being and health of all.

More women than ever before are choosing to pursue careers in both medicine and medical research; however, a gender gap still exists. According to the UN women make up 70% of health and social care workers, but only 37% of first authors on medical research articles. At Thieme, we believe the key to closing the gender gap in medicine is to uplift women’s voices. We are proud to publish the research of women in medicine across the globe. In order to uplift and amplify these voices, we have created Thieme’s Women In Medicine collection, which aims to highlight and celebrate the work and contributions to medicine by female-identifying people from around the world. We are tremendously proud of these contributions and would like to facilitate further dissemination of their content to level the playing field by providing free access to select articles and content.

Thieme encourages its authors, readers, Editors, and employees to support our shared goal of gender equality. As a global publisher with the privilege of publishing the works of authors from all corners of the planet, we strongly support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in particular SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages).

Please join us in highlighting female authors and leaders in your institution by using #WomenInMedicine on social media. Make sure to follow us on social media by clicking on the social media icons below. We would love to hear from you! Please reach out to share your ideas of how we can work together to promote female authors’ works at

Enjoy our content collection below:

Featured Books from Thieme's Women Authors

Anatomy - An Essential Textbook, Latin Nomenclature
Anne M. Gilroy, Markus Voll, Karl H. Wesker
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Color Atlas of Human Anatomy
Helga Fritsch, Wolfgang Kühnel
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Gastrointestinal Imaging Q&A for the Radiology Boards
Humaira Chaudhry, Li-Hsiang Yen, Abdul-Kareem Beidas, John Sabatino
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Breast MRI Interpretation
Gillian M. Newstead
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Atlas of Anatomy
Anne M Gilroy, Brian R MacPherson, Jamie Wikenheiser, Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, Udo Schumacher
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NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses
T. Heather Herdman, Shigemi Kamitsuru, Camila Lopes
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Cosmetic Injection Techniques
Theda C. Kontis, Victor G. Lacombe
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Strabismus Surgery
Irene Ludwig
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The Business of Plastic Surgery
Joshua M. Korman, Heather J. Furnas
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Speech Sound Disorders
Kelly Vess
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Eyelid Reconstruction
Suzanne K. Freitag, Nahyoung Grace Lee, Daniel R. Lefebvre, Michael K. Yoon
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From Listening to Language
Jane Madell, Joan Hewitt
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Neuroscience for Dentistry
Barbara O'Kane, Laura Barritt
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Free Access Articles Published by Women


Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes

Issue ECED Women

Hormone and Metabolic Research

Issue HMR Women



Issue Endoscopy Women

Medical Imaging

Ultraschall in der Medizin - European Journal of Ultrasound

Issue EJU Women

Natural Product Research

Planta Medica

Issue Planta Medica Women


International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology

Issue IAO Women



Issue NPED Women

Reproductive Medicine

American Journal of Perinatology

Issue AJP Women

RBGO Gynecology and Obstetrics

Issue RBGO Women

Seminars in Reproductive Medicine

Issue SRM Women

Thrombosis & Hemostasis


Issue HAMO Women