The unhealthy state of parental leave policies in gastroenterology: A call to action

Despite strong evidence of the mental and physical health benefits of paid parental leave on parents, children and the community, the Unites States is one of only six countries that does not offer it.This support for new parents is widely available outside the U.S, with Canada providing up to 40 weeks, many European countries offering 14 to 44 weeks and Mexico providing 12 weeks. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends a minimum of 12 weeks of leave for new parents — a length of time that is associated with lower rates of postpartum depression, higher rates of sustainedRead More

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