Health care is one of the most important professions in the modern world, but it is also one of its most dangerous.

According to the United Nations, there are nearly 2,500 women who have died from the complications of gender-based violence and more than 400,000 women have been assaulted.

Women are being assaulted on the job and in the home, while their male counterparts face the risk of being fired, leaving them vulnerable to unwanted sexual advances.

It’s a complicated and difficult job, and it’s no surprise that it’s one that has a long and storied history.

This article originally appeared on Business Insider.