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High court backs plea of lactating physician

The state’s highest court ruled Friday that a medical licensing board violated a nursing mother’s rights by failing to accommodate her need to pump breast milk while taking a test, the first time the court has tied lactation to pregnancy and gender rights.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of Sophie C. Currier, a mother of two and a physician who said the National Board of Medical Examiners failed to accommodate her lactation when she was taking the required exam for medical school students in 2007.

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