* 1. What country do you live in?

* 2. What is your working situation?

* 3. What is the percentage of female surgeons in your country?

* 4. What percentage of women, with a surgical specialist training, are working as surgeons in your country? Please do not include those above the retirement age in your estimate.

* 5. What is the percentage of women among medical students in your country?

* 6. What is the percentage of women among surgical trainees in your country?

* 7. What do you think are the major obstacles for women to practice as surgeons in your country? (Multiple answers allowed)

* 8. Which are the subspecialities that female surgeons tend to choose in your country? (Multiple answers allowed)

* 9. Why do you think female surgeons choose these subspecialties?

* 10. Have you ever been discriminated based on gender in your professional role as a surgeon?

* 11. Have you ever considered leaving surgery because of such discrimination?

* 12. Feminization of surgery is sometimes described as being problematic. Do you think this is the case in your country?

* 13. What kind of measures have to be initiated to overcome the perceived problems with feminization of surgery?

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