Pregnancy During Residency: Attitudes and Policies

Johanna Shapiro, PhD

Analysis ofvariance indicated that male respondents had a significantly more negative attitude toward pregnancy during residency than female respondents did (p < .001). Male respondents also felt that the general environment of a medical center was less favorable to the pregnant resident than female respondents did (p < .03). Further, male respondents reflected a significantly more negative attitude toward the feasibility and desirability of balancing family and career (p < .04). Finally, residents perceived the attitude of their own departments toward the pregnant resident as significantly more negative than faculty did (p < .001).

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