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Table 4 Resident family planning decisions and reasons for delaying pregnancy. 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
Number of Children
None 85 (82.5) 9 (90.0) 94 (83.2)
One 14 (13.6) 0 (0.0) 14 (12.4)
Two 3 (2.9) 0 (0.0) 3 (2.7)
Three 1 (1.0) 1 (10.0) 2 (1.8)
Do you plan to have a/another child
Yes 88 (85.4) 9 (90.0) 97 (85.8)
No 4 (3.9) 0 (0.0) 4 (3.5)
Undecided 8 (.8) 1 (10.0) 9 (8.0)
Missing 3 (2.9) 0 (0.0) 3 (2.7)
At what age to you plan to have a/another child?
26–30 16 (15.5) 1 (10.0) 17 (15.0)
31–34 68 (66.0) 4 (40.0) 72 (63.7)
35–37 12 (11.7) 5 (50.0) 17 (15.0)
38–40 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.9)
41–42 2 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.8)
Not planning on having a/another child 4 (3.9) 0 (0.0) 4 (3.5)
Have you postponed pregnancy due to your residency?
Yes 74 (71.8) 4 (44.4) 78 (69.0)
No 23 (22.3) 4 (44.4) 27 (23.9)
Unsure 6 (5.8) 1 (11.1) 7 (6.2)
If so, what about residency let to that decision? (nonexclusive)
Career plans 56 (54.4) 6 (60.0) 62 (54.9)
Concern over availability of childcare 53 (51.5) 2 (20.0) 55 (48.7)
Concern for fellow residents/program 52 (50.5) 1 (10.0) 53 (46.9)
Lack of benefits 31 (30.1) 1 (10.0) 32 (28.3)
Concern over prenatal health 17 (16.5) 2 (20.0) 19 (16.8)
Other self-reported reasons, including:
Lack of time 13 (12.6) 0 (0.0) 13 (11.5)
Lack of partner 6 (5.8) 0 (0.0) 6 (5.3)
Concern for finances 5 (4.9) 1 (10.0) 6 (5.3)
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