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One of our region's MPs is at the centre of a controversy over the working hours of female doctors.
Anne McIntosh sparked a row after she said that women doctors who went part time after having children were a "tremendous burden" on the NHS.
Calendar presenter Tina Gelder spoke to Anne McIntosh and asked her first why she was singling out women doctors.
The North Yorkshire MP Anne McIntosh has caused controversy by claiming female doctors who want to have children are putting "a burden" on the NHS.
The NHS is facing a huge burden from female doctors who will want to have children and only work part-time, an MP has claimed.
Tory Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton) said that "in the normal course of events" the 70% of medical students who are women will want to marry, start families and then go part-time.
The qualified lawyer said this puts a strain on the NHS and creates a "tremendous burden" in training female doctors who will not end up working full-time hours.