More women than men are drawn to professions that involve the care of animals. In recent years. female researchers have come to dominate the study of human-animal relationships. While women are underrepresented as subjects in medical research, there are too few male participants in studies of the human-animal bond. The lack of male participants compromises the validity of many studies of human-animal relationships.
Herzog, H. 2021. Women dominate research on Human-Animal Bond. Am. Psychol. May 24. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animals-and-us/202105/women-dominate-research-the-human-animal-bond