I agree with Scotter; the mid range shot has decreased significantly over the years but particularly in the women's game. There are certainly women who do take them, like Stewart, Loyd, Scaiffe to name a few of the nicer ones I've seen this year in WCBB, along with Moore, Taurasi, Augustus, Danielle Robinson to name a few of the nicer ones in the WNBA.
I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that most women don't have a "true jump shot" which is when you use your legs to get off the ground and allow your body to raise up, then release the ball not when still rising but at the pinnacle of your leap. That shot is grossly undervalued for the ability it has to separate the ball from you and your defender. The shot taken by most women is not a jump shot, it is a set shot where there is very little leaping involved, which is easier for a guard to do from three point distance when they have room between themselves and the defender. It is much more common these days to see forwards with some length taking 10-15 footers because they can get the shot off more easily. I think with the increasing athleticism of women's players, it would be a shame if more coaches on the club team and high school levels didn't teach the jump shot, because those who do have the leaping ability and leg strength would really benefit from rising above their defender from 10-15 feet out.