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Shortage of N.B. health-care providers forces student to pay out of pocket to see gynecologist

Mhairi Agnew

When her family doctor continuously blamed stress for her abdominal pain and refused to refer her to a specialist, Mhàiri Agnew was left with few options. The 20-year-old Moncton student had to pay to see a gynecologist, who diagnosed her with polycystic ovary syndrome — 15 years after her initial complaints.

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