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SAC presents: Jocelyn E. Killmer

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A “Lady Doctor” for the 21st Century: Women in Delhi Medical Schools Feminist scholars, after uncovering many examples of bias against women in the practice of biomedicine, have predicted that increasing numbers of women doctors would eventually make medicine more women-friendly. In India, women practitioners have administered “women’s health care” since the inception of this category in the late 19th century, and women now account for fifty percent of all medical students in the country. Yet, despite women’s long participation as physicians in India, anthropologists and community health activists continue to report bias against the female patient. Killmer’s research explores how women studying to be doctors see their role within the institution of medicine and how these doctors-in-training respond to possible gender discrimination against themselves and their patients.

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