Shorter paternity leave among surgical residents may be due to stigma

Shorter paternity leave among surgical residents may be due to stigma

Male residents in fear of stigma do not take long paternity leave, even though they would like more time off, according to perspectives from surgical program directors published in JAMA Surgery.“Recent literature on parental leave during residency has focused on the importance of supporting new mothers, but the needs and challenges faced by expectant nonchildbearing residents are less well described,” Erika Rangel, MD, MS, of the Brigham’s division of general and gastrointestinal surgery and Brigham’s Center for Surgery and Public Health, told Healio Gastroenterology. “MaleRead More

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