Quip about contraception for female registrars sparks sexism backlash

A "tongue-in-cheek" suggestion at a conference that female registrars should be discouraged from getting pregnant has triggered a storm of protest about sexism and medical workplace attitudes.

Debate erupted in social media after the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) meeting listed a discussion about whether female registrars should be required to have long-term contraception to avoid pregnancy.

The topic 'Membership before maternity leave: should every registrar have a Mirena?' was scheduled for debate at the annual