Female physicians often stigmatized for taking family time
A new survey by Medscape, which asked over 3000 women physicians questions about challenges they faced, found that the majority feel women doctors are stigmatized for taking a full maternity leave or fewer or more flexible hours to accommodate family responsibilities.
Most women (64%) said work-life balance is the biggest challenge they face, placing it higher than compensation.
Other key findings include:
-1/3 send gender had negative impact on income, although more than half said it did not play a role
-63% said burnout causes harmful pressure in their relationships
-94% had made personal tradeoffs because of work obligations
-64% said they felt conflicted as a parent because of work
-52% said work impacted the number of children they chose to have
-Nearly 60% said they modify their personality at work to be taken more seriously
Read full results here.