Male Midwives: A Case of Gender Bias?

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Equal opportunities and sexism are familiar concerns for women in the workplace. But what about the challenges faced by male midwives?

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Equal opportunities and sexism are familiar concerns for women in the workplace, but very little has been written about the difficulties that men can face working in a female-dominated profession such as midwifery.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at
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Narelle Mann
07 Apr 2020
Interesting read
Samantha Westcott
23 Mar 2020
Donna Cushing
19 May 2022
Registered Midwife
Fantastic read. Great to see how we can encourage more male Midwives into our profession.
Bina Baniya
12 Apr 2021
Shylah Matautia-clarke
12 Mar 2020
Cyndi Pridham
30 May 2020
Interesting information. I have known 2 male midwives. Both efficient and pleasant. Both left so retention was poor. Big investment studying. I thought you were correct mothers didn't mind if person kind and calming. There is a place. Pity they don't feel accepted by colleagues.
Alejandra Ortiz
28 Mar 2021
Interesting and concise
Megan Iasiello
14 Jul 2021
basic but interesting
Michelle Funnell
13 Mar 2020
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Joshua Vo
05 Apr 2020
Insightful read.
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