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CT Surgery Needs Universal Policies for Pregnancy and Family Leave, Survey Shows

Thursday, February 8, 2024

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Yael L. Maxwell

New survey data presented at the STS annual meeting showed that female cardiothoracic surgeons have fewer children and are more likely to face infertility than their male colleagues, along with facing more complications when they are pregnant. Leaders in the field suggested systemic changes such as extended parental leave regardless of gender and formal written policies.

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