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Female surgeons face 'hostile environment'

Operating theatres are a 'hostile environment for women' one of the country's leading female surgeons has told Today.

Jyoti Shah, a consultant urological surgeon at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Surgery still remains very male dominated, and it does still appear as an old boys' club and you're very much an outsider as a woman”.

Ms Shah, speaking to Today reporter Sima Kotecha, added: "You're trying to break into their gang almost, and that culture is quite engrained in surgery."

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