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Notice of 2014 AGM

All Medical Women’s Society members are invited to attend the AFMW AGM.   This will be held at Trinity College in Room 1/Drama Room of the Evan Burge Buildling (see map) in conjunction with the VMWS AGM.  Trinity College is located at The University of Melbourne, Royal Parade, Parkville, 3052.… Read More »Notice of 2014 AGM

AFMW Position Statements – Women’s Reproductive Rights

AFMW invites feedback two draft position statements pertaining to women’s reproductive rights.  We hope to develop an informed position that advances ethical behaviour of the medical profession and protects provision of world class medical care to all Australian women.  Should we also have a position statement on Climate Change Resolution or Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (GLBTI)?  

We welcome your feedback via the Secretariat, Melissa Morey, at [email protected]

– Draft Position Statement on the Ethics of of Doctor’s Conscience.

– Draft Position Statement in Abortion.

AFMW: Issues for medical women in the workplace (2)

A/Prof Jan Coles and A/Prof Deb Colville presented at the annual Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) Research Forum on key issues facing women in their current and future role in medicine, and on policy to promote women’s participation.   Click here to view the presentation.


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Australia’s Invisible Women Surgeons: Their WWI Contribution

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In August 1914, there were one hundred and twenty nine female doctors registered as medical practitioners in Australia.  When the First World War began, some were very keen to work with wounded and ill soldiers and to do their duty for the Empire and for Australia just as their male colleagues were doing.  But they were female, regarded as lady doctors and ladies did not go to war.  Enlistment in both the Australian Army Medical Corp and the Royal Army Medical Corps were denied to women other than nurses.  Read More »Australia’s Invisible Women Surgeons: Their WWI Contribution