Admittedly, I hesitated to publish this blog post. I mean, does it really matter what percentage of nurse practitioners in a given location are men or women? When you get down to it, not that much. Some aspiring healthcare providers may consider gender distribution in selecting their careers, for example. Entering a profession where you could be singled out based on sex has the potential to be intimidating. Quality of care and professional opportunities, however, should not depend on gender distinctions. Looking at demographics based on profession is just plain interesting, so I decided to move ahead with the post.