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Association of Domestic Responsibilities With Career Satisfaction for Physician Mothers in Procedural vs Nonprocedural Fields

“Overall, physician mothers continue to carry more domestic responsibility than their spouses or partners, even when they are both physicians. Physician mothers in surgical specialties who claim sole responsibility for most domestic tasks are more likely to report a desire to change careers compared with those who claim responsibility for fewer than 5 domestic tasks. More equitable distribution and/or outsourcing of domestic tasks should be considered to sustain physician mothers in procedural and surgical specialties.”

JAMA April 2019