Survey: Family Planning, Pregnancy and Parenthood During Urology Training: Experiences and Perspectives From Surgical Trainees

The Society encourages Members with relevant experience to participate in a new survey that looks at the experiences and perspectives of surgical trainees relating to family planning, pregnancy, and parenthood while completing their SET urology training.

The aim of this study is to provide a cohesive reflection of current experiences from the perspective of trainees in order to provide robust evidence and influence policy-making decisions regarding support for pregnancy and parenthood-related issues during surgical training. The ultimate goal is to foster a culture of equity and support, as well as to reinforce a positive work-life balance. 

This is an inclusive survey and we hope to capture all experiences of parenthood to reflect the broad range of parenting experiences. All female and male RACS accredited trainees and fellows from all specialties, as well as consultant surgeons who completed training in the last ten years, are welcome to participate in this survey.

This survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Findings will be anonymised and participation in the survey is completely voluntary. The survey will be open for 4 weeks - you can access the survey here.

The principal investigators for this research are Dr Jennifer Xu, pre-SET Urology Registrar and Dr Marnique Basto, Urology Fellow. For further details about the survey please email Dr Jennifer Xu.

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