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Phasing out of gendered titles
Dr Christine Lai encourages surgeons to replace gendered titles with Doctor or academic titles.
The only profession that continues to use gendered titles in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand is surgery. Spearheading a push to phase out its archaic and discriminatory usage is Dr Christine Lai, a general surgeon based in Adelaide, and Chair of the Fellow Services Committee at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She’s encouraging surgeons to replace gendered titles such as Mr, Ms, Miss, and Mrs, with Doctor or academic titles such as Professor.