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

Rebekah Hoffman, Judy Mullan and Andrew D Bonney
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51093
Published online: 21 June 2021

In reply: We agree with Wootton and Forrest that parental leave and a wider cultural shift concerning the care responsibilities of the mother are the key to ensuring women are able to succeed in the tightrope balance of a career and children. However, there are policy changes that are needed to reflect best evidence to ensure that maternity or paternity leave supports the best interest of the child and the family,1 not only the workplace.

  • University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW


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