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Women changing the face of medical care

The New York Times, March 8, 2011
Across the Western world a generation of young women is transforming the once-male bastion of medicine, swelling medical schools and flocking to the front lines of primary care. They wear the stethoscopes and wield the scalpels in increasing numbers: women make up 54% of physicians below the age of 35 in Britain, 58% in France and almost 64% in Spain, according to the latest figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which tracks the trend in more than 30 countries. As the world marks a century of International Women's Day on Tuesday, women in the medical field can pride themselves in having made huge strides.

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