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The opportunity cost of operating: Infertility increases among female plastic surgeons

Published:October 25, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2022.10.042
      In this Association of Women Surgeons special issue of the American Journal of Surgery, Dr. Hemal and colleagues investigate the differences in fertility and childbearing outcomes of plastic surgeons today,
      • Hemal Kr J.
      • Chen W.
      • Bourne D.
      Fertility & childbearing outcomes of female plastic surgeons: How far have we Come in 25 Years?.
      in comparison to a historical cohort 25 years ago as presented by the landmark paper The Pregnant Plastic Surgery Resident by Eskenazi et al.
      • Eskenazi L.
      • Weston J.
      The pregnant plastic surgical resident: results of a survey of women plastic surgeons and plastic surgery residency directors.
      As surgical departments strive to be welcoming environments for surgeon mothers, we commend the authors for addressing such a high visibility topic. This offers an opportunity to evaluate if policy changes have affected any larger impact, and to re-evaluate what changes yet need to be made.
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