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In Medical Education, an Uphill Road To Eliminate Gender Biases

Science The | June, 28 , 2022
Amruta Bavadekar, Sangeeta Rege | Download (33)
# An essay prompt in a final-year paper for Bachelor of Ayurvedic and Medicine Surgery students in Karnataka was: “Women as an aphrodisiac medicine/syrup”. # Sexism in medicine is not a new phenomenon. Several elements of it have existed in medical textbooks and syllabi, and both within and beyond Ayurveda. # Medical students are not equipped to deal with the consequences of discrimination faced by women, tribal people and people from socio-economically marginalised groups. # The National Health Policy 2017 drew attention to gender inequities and included a comprehensive response to gender-based violence as one of its priority areas.


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