In an article in the New York Times
, a study shows that women surgeons have a greater risk of miscarriage. Erika Rangel, MD, MS
, one of the study’s authors and a gastrointestinal surgeon and surgical intensivist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and her team have produced a large body of research on the experiences of women surgeons in training and beyond related to pregnancy and decisions to start a family. This work has already influenced policy changes on pregnancy, parental leave, and workplace accommodations for surgical residents and fellows.