Of note, SDG Goal number 5 – ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ received particular attention with Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-Moon stating that the new development goals will not be achieved ‘without full and equal rights for half of the world’s population’.
Increasing numbers of Australian women are seeking medical advice with concerns about the appearance of their labia minora or majora and asking about genital cosmetic… Read More »General Practice Guidelines for Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery
VMWS President Deb Colville featured in today’s Age in a piece titled “Women more likely to drop out of surgical training than men”. She commented, “… no matter how jovial or casual sexist remarks and behaviours may seem, they can discourage women from entering surgery or make them feel like impostors. She said orthopaedic surgeons seemed to be the most unwelcoming group for women, with some saying quite seriously that women’s brains are ‘wired differently’, making them unsuitable for the job.”
AFMW invites feedback two draft position statements pertaining to women’s reproductive rights.
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– Draft Position Statement on the Ethics of of Doctor’s Conscience.
– Draft Position Statement in Abortion.