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Women doctors in France claim equal rights

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 09 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:937
  1. A Dorozynski

    Women doctors in France should not be penalised for having children, said Dr Jacqueline Valensi, director of an association fighting for equal rights for women doctors. According to data from the Caisse National d'Assurances Maladie (CNAM), the health insurance branch of the social security system, women doctors earn on average only 58% of the income of male doctors.

    * One in five doctors in France is a woman, but they tend to earn less than men

    One of the reasons, said Dr Valensi, is that women tend to treat fewer patients than men. …

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