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Postmenopausal doctors

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7346.1165/a (Published 11 May 2002)
Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1165.2

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  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    The medical menopause affects doctors of both sexes. It normally occurs in the mid 50s but its basis is controversial. Those who believe in a hormonal cause say it is the end result of decades of disturbed circadian rhythm combined with bursts of excessive adrenalin secretion. Others argue that it is psychological, triggered by reaching the horizontal phase of medicine's 30 year learning curve.

    In many cultures it is welcomed …

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