Operating room reproductive hazards for female surgeons

What The Study Did: Researchers in this review article discuss occupational reproductive hazards for female surgeons in the operating room, including radiation exposure, surgical smoke, working conditions and physical demands, sharps injuries, anesthetic gases and the use of toxic agents.

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Authors: Matilda Anderson, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., of the Western Health Surgical Department, in Victoria, Australia, and Rose H. Goldman, M.D., M.P.H., of Harvard Medical School in Boston, are the authors.


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