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Infertility and the Leaky Pipeline

March 08, 2019

The challenges of parenthood for working parents are well known and, in STEM (Science, Technology, Math and Engineering) fields, have been strongly linked to the “leaky pipeline” the loss of women from scientific careers at much higher rates than men. In contrast, the challenges that many women face in trying to conceive a baby, and the implications of these struggles for retention in STEM careers, remain veiled and stigmatized.