Women in School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Renata Dos Santos Baldissera, Fabiana Soares Grecca, Régis Burmeister dos Santos

Abstract


Introduction: In 1866, in the University of Ohio graduated the first woman in the history of Dentistry, The inclusion of women in dentistry has occurred slowly and gradually, following the historical and cultural development of society. One factor that makes women choose the dental career is being able to perform the work autonomously. Objective: Knowing the growth of women's participation in the Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS-FO). Materials and Methods: The documents that contained all of the graduates of FO-UFRGS, in the period between 1900 and 2010, were analyzed. Results: In 1904, graduated the first three female students. In the early 60s, there was a steady increase in women's participation rate reached 45%. In 2010, women constitute 68% of the students of the Faculty. Conclusions: We conclude that the woman started early on their participation in dentistry in the State. From this period until the present day there has been a gradual increase in this participation, culminating in their numerical predominance in relation to males.

Keywords


Dentistry; Women's work; Women



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2177-0018.17615

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e-ISSN 2177-0018 / ISSN 0566-1854.

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