Doctors more likely to delay childbearing than other women: study

The profession needs to support women to have children at all stage of their career, conclude Canadian researchers

The culture of medicine means female doctors are less likely to have children  than other women and far more likely to delay childbearing until they are in their late 30s, a new Canadian study suggests.

An analysis of data from 5328 female doctors and 26,640 non-physician women reveals that the physicians were 38% less likely to bear children, with 85% less likely to have a baby in their 20s and 35% more likely to bear children between the ages of 29 and 36.

They are also more than twice as