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Attitudes of physician faculty members and residents toward the pregnant medical resident.

Abstract

Although in general both males and females and both faculty members and residents appeared to have somewhat favorable attitudes toward the pregnant resident, consistent sex differences in terms of all three scales did emerge. On the whole, the men, whether faculty members or residents, appeared to have an attitude toward pregnancy significantly more negative than the women. Similarly, the men perceived the medical environment as more hostile toward the pregnant resident than the women themselves. Finally, their views of balancing family and career were significantly more negative than were those of women in either group.

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