Snubbed nude doctors find better fit for calendar funds

Marlborough Express 12 December 2008

The Prostate Cancer Foundation has said it is more than happy to accept proceeds from sales of a “naked doctors” calendar, after a children’s charity snubbed the offer. Men with links to medical recruit firm MedRecruit bared all in the calendar, saying all the money raised would go to KidsCan, a charity for underprivileged children. The men, many of them doctors, were shown in a range of poses, from lying in bed looking sultry, to mountainbiking and surfing. No wiggly bits were shown. But KidsCan general manager Julie Henson told NZPA the calendar was “inappropriate”, and she would not touch the money it raised….

However, their initiative was frowned upon by lobby group Family First. National director Bob McCoskrie said the calendar was inappropriate. “There doesn’t have to be full exposure for there still to be a sexualised pose which many would deem offensive,” he said. “We would ask these doctors to be part of the solution – not to perpetuate the problem.”