Disparities in parental leave 'hinder family development'

4 days ago   |   By Healio

Compared with women in other fields, women in medicine were less likely to take parental leave and more often took shorter leaves, according to research presented at the Women in Medicine Summit.
The findings also showed that women were significantly more likely to take parental leave than men.
“If we were just looking at the implication of our findings, we found that parental leave utilization is not equal, not to females and males, and we feel as though this may actually hinder family development and bonding,” Lucki Word, a student at the Wayne State University School of Medicine
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