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Nursery or the Lab

Nursery or the Lab Congratulations for your Postdoc Talk, "On Choosing Children."1 I think many women have felt that kind of "discrimination" as well; if you choose to get pregnant, [there is discrimination] from your colleagues, or if you decide not to be a mother, from the family or nonscientist friends, [in many cases] also women. It is very difficult for them to understand: "How can you delay or change that privilege for science ..." And I thought it was only happening in underdeveloped

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Nursery or the Lab


Congratulations for your Postdoc Talk, "On Choosing Children."1 I think many women have felt that kind of "discrimination" as well; if you choose to get pregnant, [there is discrimination] from your colleagues, or if you decide not to be a mother, from the family or nonscientist friends, [in many cases] also women. It is very difficult for them to understand: "How can you delay or change that privilege for science ..." And I thought it was only happening in underdeveloped countries! (Mostly dominated by men).

Luz E. Bravo
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Mexico

1. S. Mohr, "On choosing children," The Scientist, 17[5]:46, March 10, 2003.

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