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Perceptions of pregnancy during residency improving

Residency Program Insider, September 9, 2016

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Despite persistent negative stigma surrounding pregnancy, female residents feel like that are receiving more support from superiors and colleagues, according to a study published in The American Journal of Surgery. Researchers surveyed about 100 female residents at Washington University in 2008 and 2015 and found that the supportiveness of program directors and chief residents was rated higher in the later survey.

In both years, respondents said that they didn’t feel unfairly burdened when female colleagues were pregnant. The residents in 2015 also reported feeling less unfairly burdened by male colleagues who took paternity leave than those surveyed in 2008.

Source: Reuters
 



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