European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group (EJD) Motion of support to Norwegian Junior Doctors (YLF)

EJD strongly supports the Junior Doctors Association of Norway (YLF) in their continued fight for pregnant junior doctors and their right to fair and safe working conditions during pregnancy.


As of December 2015, junior doctors in Norway lost their right to automatic release from on-call shifts during the last trimester of pregnancy.

There is a wealth of evidence that describes the risks to the health of an unborn child in pregnant mothers who work night shifts. Hence, the European Junior Doctors (EJD) sees this as a regressive decision; one that goes against the fundamental rights of pregnant doctors to carry out their profession in a safe environment for them, and their unborn child.

EJD strongly supports the Junior Doctors Association of Norway (YLF) in their continued fight for pregnant junior doctors and their right to fair and safe working conditions during pregnancy.