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Table 2 Residency program descriptors and status of education on elective oocyte freezing. All numbers are presented as N (%)

From: Egg freezing for fertility preservation and family planning: a nationwide survey of US Obstetrics and Gynecology residents

  Female Male All
n = 103 n = 10 n = 113
Type of Program
University hospital based 86 (83.5) 9 (90.0) 95 (84.1)
Community hospital based 15 (14.6) 1 (10.0) 16 (14.2)
Other 2 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.8)
Does your department have an IVF program?
Yes 87 (84.5) 8 (80.0) 95 (84.1)
No 11 (10.7) 2 (20.0) 13 (11.5)
Unsure 5 (4.9) 0 (0.0) 5 (4.4)
If yes, does your department offer on-site oocyte freezing?
Yes 54 (52.4) 6 (60.0) 60 (53.1)
No 5 (4.9) 1 (10.0) 6 (5.3)
Unsure 28 (27.2) 1 (10.0) 29 (25.7)
No IVF program or unsure if IVF program 16 (15.5) 2 (20.0) 18 (15.9)
Does your employer offer oocyte-freezing as a benefit?
Yes 18 (17.5)
No 43 (41.7)
Unsure 41 (39.8)
Missing 1 (1.0)
Do you receive education on oocyte freezing?
Yes 61 (59.2) 4 (40.0) 65 (57.5)
No 42 (40.8) 6 (60.0) 48 (42.5)
If so, where did you receive that education? (non-exclusive)
REI rotation 58 (56.3) 4 (40.0) 62 (54.9)
Didactics 19 (18.4) 2 (20.0) 21 (18.6)
Grand rounds 11 (10.7) 1 (10.0) 12 (10.6)
Oncology rotation 4 (3.9) 1 (10.0) 5 (4.4)
Benign gynecology rotation 2 (1.9) 1 (10.0) 3 (2.7)
Other 2 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.8)
How long is the REI rotation at your program?
No REI rotation 3 (2.9) 1 (10.0) 4 (3.5)
1 to 4 weeks 17 (16.5) 2 (20.0) 19 (16.8)
5 to 8 weeks 45 (43.7) 3 (30.0) 48 (42.5)
9 to 12 weeks 27 (26.2) 3 (30.0) 30 (26.5)
13 to 16 weeks 5 (4.9) 0 (0.0) 5 (4.4)
17 to 20 weeks 3 (2.9) 1 (10.0) 4 (3.5)
Missing 3 (2.9) 0 (0.0) 3 (2.7)
  1. Cells containing “—” are responses to questions that male participants were not asked to complete, and therefore responses are only presented for female participants
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