Female doctors put NHS under 'tremendous burden' because they get married, have children and want to work part-time. Health minister Anna Soubry warns of 'unintended consequences'. Tory MP Anne McIntosh: NHS is forced to train two part-time GPs. Up to 70 per cent of medical students are female, MPs are told.The main reason there are no longer enough medical doctors across the West is the fact that female doctors work far fewer hours, on average, than the male doctors they have replaced. Due to the strong female preference for part-time work, at least three doctors are now required to cover the patient base that two could before, even if one assumes that female doctors are more or less equivalent to male doctors. So, if 70 percent of British medical students are now female, that means that a more serious shortfall of doctors is all but guaranteed.
And keep in mind that this sort of wasted education isn't even accounting for the degrees that are worthless on their face, which women also pursue in greater numbers than men. Now, advanced female degrees do serve an important role in associative mating, but there has to be a better and more efficient way to ensure that intelligent male doctors meet and marry intelligent young women than forcing those young women to go through all the time, effort, and expense of medical school.
There is nothing wrong with female doctors. But in a society with too few doctors, one would think at least some thought should be given to focusing educational resources on those medical students who are expected to pursue a full-time career in medicine rather than a part-time one.
You can talk about the importance of sexual equality all you like, but I suspect your ideology is going to ring pretty hollow when you're dying on a cart in the emergency room, with no doctor available to see you because seven of the ten doctors working there are on flex-time. It doesn't matter how capable a doctor is if she's just not there.