In Pakistan, the term ‘Doctor Brides’ is in constant parlance in media and refers to those females who leave the profession after graduation to take the roles of wives and mothers (1-4). Whilst they are commonly blamed for the shortage of physicians in the country, there is a lack of official data which explores the attrition of female doctors in the country. According to a 2019 news report, 85,000 female doctors have already left work in the country (5). It has also been estimated that 70% of all medical students in Pakistan are female, half of whom do not continue in the medical profession after graduation (6). In 2014, the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) attempted to restrict female admissions to 50%. This was, however, challenged in the Punjab High Court and this decision was put on hold (7, 8).
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Women Medical and Dental College|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Nov 2022|