Healing While Hurting: The Unspoken Burden of Female Medical Residents in Pakistan


  • Iqbal Haider Associate Professor Department of Medicine Associate Dean Research Khyber Medical College Peshawar Pakistan




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Gender stress, particularly among female healthcare professionals undergoing postgraduate training, is a pressing issue that warrants urgent attention in Pakistan's medical landscape. This pressure is particularly intense in areas like gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, gastroenterology, and general medicine, where there's a high demand for female providers. The convergence of family stressors, marital status, parental responsibilities, financial constraints, grueling work hours, and a shortage of female healthcare workers exacerbates the problem, posing significant challenges to both individuals and the healthcare system at large.


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Iqbal Haider. Healing While Hurting: The Unspoken Burden of Female Medical Residents in Pakistan. Int J Pathol [Internet]. 2024 May 20 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];22(1):1-2. Available from: https://jpathology.com/index.php/OJS/article/view/888