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Do we need more men in general practice?


I totally agree about the bias against men for applying to medical school and GP recruitment. Men and women are different and have different strengths and weaknesses(with exceptions of course)You only have to raise kids to see these genetic differences at play - not necessarily gender based differences, but obvious innate differences which have nothing to do with their environment. I work in a multi-cultural area and we couldn't possibly be without our male GPs because many Muslim men will refuse an intimate examination from a female GP. It is deeply worrying that the feminisation of the workforce will soon mean these men will not get this choice, just as women didn't get a choice many years ago. As to the comment about women taking more time off with children and parenting - well that's personal choice isn't it? It doesn't have to be this way. Why is a dad less important in the parenting process than a woman? As the only earner in my household, I have had short periods off for having children and continued breastfeeding for a year each time.

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09 Nov 2016

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