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Professor, Department of Medical Ethics, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Many debates and news regarding not providing healthcare services to female patients based on wearing hijab were raised following the woman, life, freedom movement in Iran. In this editorial, the author first has an overview of the cases in which the doctor is ethically allowed to choose her patient, then recommend not to refuse patients based on wearing hijab, putting forward this argument that it can enhance social polarization and make discrimination in access to health care based on hijab a matter of concern to the society which in turn can cause distrust in the medical profession especially in Iran’s current situation. In addition, this editorial emphasizes that the Council of Medicine as the patient advocate should prevent the government limiting the access of women without hijab to health care services.
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Type of Study: commentary | Subject: Medical Ethics
Received: 2023/03/8 | Accepted: 2023/03/14 | Published: 2022/03/21

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