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This is the kind of sexism women who want to be doctors deal with in med school

“Do you like vagina?”

A resident physician asked me that when I was a third-year medical student in New York two years ago. He took obvious pleasure in making me squirm. I had just started hospital rotations after two years in the classroom, and over lunch, we were discussing possible areas of specialization, including internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology. Later that week, while we checked in on patients, he told me, “You’re not wearing make-up today. Maybe you should rethink that choice.”


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