A recent New York Times article entitled, "When You're Told You're Too Fat to Get Pregnant" discussed a woman's journey to having a child, which involved being counseled against undergoing fertility treatment due to her high body weight. She ultimately underwent bariatric surgery, lost weight and was then able to conceive after an IUI (intrauterine insemination) cycle, a fertility treatment that involves placing the sperm at the ...

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I'm a physician married to a physician. Initially, I did not think I would face obstacles because of our dual career paths. I would soon learn; however, professional and personal sacrifices would be necessary for us to achieve our goals. This is my story as a training physician and a "single" mom, including some of the challenges I experienced being married to a physician. I met my husband in the first ...

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As women in medicine, we are always focused on the next goal we need to achieve to advance our career. Though undergraduate education, medical school, residency, and fellowship, we are constantly striving to get the highest score, to maintain a high GPA, to publish papers, to get excellent letters of recommendation. The challenge that women physicians face is balancing these demands in the midst of our passing prime reproductive years. ...

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