Dr May Cohen
Dr May Cohen Hero Landing People's Choice
Official Selection 2019 – Toronto Jewish Film Festival
McMaster Daily News

May Cohen, a pioneering doctor for women’s rights, donates her papers to McMaster

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Zoom Panel Q&A for IMSSA screening

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View the University of Toronto Institute for Medical Science Student Association (IMSSA) Q&A with Dr. May Cohen.

Celebrate International Women’s Day by Honouring Dr. May Cohen

Watch Dr. Paula David in conversation with Dr. May Cohen about practising medicine in Toronto’s first Jewish suburb.

CBC’s Afternoon Drive with Chris dela Torre’s  – March 18, 2021

Listen to Chris dela Torre’s interview with Dr. Barbara Lent about the making of Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen.

And the CBC article about the London screening.

Dr Brian Goldman’s June 14, 2019 interview with
Dr May Cohen.

Dr May Cohen: “You have to be prepared to stand up and fight.”

2019 – The Gender Lady!

 The People’s Choice Award - The Chosen Film

 Toronto Jewish Film Festival logo


For over 60 years, she has advocated powerfully in Canada and internationally for women’s reproductive rights, women’s health and women physicians’ advancement — and in the end, for us all.
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The Making of The Gender Lady

In April 2016 , Dr. May Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. This struck us as a very big deal in medical circles: disproportionately few women physicians and even fewer women family physicians have been recognized in this way.