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Why women leave medicine – AAMCNews

By the time Ali Novitsky was in kindergarten, she knew she wanted to be a doctor. Inspired by her physician father who practiced medicine from their home in upstate Pennsylvania, Novitsky, along with her two brothers, stepped in as apprentices from the time they were old enough to hold a stethoscope — and all three… Read More »

Psychiatric Illness More Common in Women Undergoing Oophorectomy

Not infrequently we see women who ask about the possibility of oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries) as a means of managing what appears to be a menstrually related mood disorder.  While this is an option rarely pursued, it appears that women with certain psychiatric conditions are more likely to undergo bilateral oophorectomy for non-malignant… Read More »