IMA bars physicians from Puah conference

10.01.2012                      15.Tewet. 5772

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IMA bars physicians from Puah conference

Group’s ethics section refuses to support male-speaker-only event scheduled for today.

The ethics bureau of the Israel Medical Association has issued an official policy paper – to which members are supposed to adhere – stating the exclusion of women is unacceptable.
The IMA was reacting to the fact that some physicians – all IMA members – agreed to lecture along with leading rabbis at Wednesday’s conference on gynecological issues of the Puah Institute for Medicine and Halacha. The annual conference is aimed at the national religious and haredi (ultra- Orthodox) sectors and attended by some 1,000 women and men sitting side by side, separated by cloth dividers. But women speakers are not invited….