Last updated on: 11/20/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Sarah Romans, MD Biography

Title:
Former Shirley A. Brown Memorial Chair in Women’s Mental Health at the Centre for Research in Women’s Health
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“We would not want these results [of their research] to add to the difficulties of these women. We recall the comment by [George Bernard] Shaw in his lengthy preface to Mrs Warren’s Profession that he wrote the play ‘to draw attention to the truth that prostitution is caused, not by female depravity and male licentiousness, but simply by underpaying, undervaluing and overworking women’.”

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Feb. 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Shirley A. Brown Memorial Chair in Women’s Mental Health, Centre for Research in Women’s Health, 2002-2007
  • Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, Women’s College Hospital
  • Former Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago (New Zealand)
  • Member, American College of Psychiatrists
Education:
  • MD, school unknown
  • ChB, school unknown
  • MB, school unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution Psychologically Harmful to Prostitutes?