Article i 'Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv' no. 4 2003, page 9-19.
Gender is often considered a central component of professional and social life. Despite its ‘invisibility’ in many contexts gender contributes to the construction of meaning within all fields of practice. This article analyses the gendered perspectives of the recent developments within a concrete field of practice: the changes in the gendered composition of general medical practice. In order to nuance common discussions around the ‘feminization’ of practice, it is the aim of the article, to create a distance to the dominant essential understanding of gender, by moving from identification of differences to examine whether gendered stereotypes can at all deliver any meaningful understandings to the current changes in general medical practice.