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Motherhood and medicine: systematic review of the experiences of mothers who are doctors

Elizabeth Wootton and Gerard Forrest
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51094
Published online: 21 June 2021

To the Editor: Hoffman and colleagues’1 excellent review highlights the tightrope women walk when pursuing both a career and children. It is clear that, internationally, inflexible workplace policies as well as more insidious outdated attitudes towards working women cause significant damage to society as a whole.

  • Elizabeth Wootton1
  • Gerard Forrest2

  • 1 Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD



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