To gain an understanding of doctors and their marriages, it is helpful and illuminating to look at medical students and their marriages. The percentage of students who are married at entry to medical school varies tremendously, but in some schools this figure may be upwards of 25% and at graduation upwards of 50% to 60%. Hence, a significant number of doctors experience the early years of marriage as students. Many will have fond memories of those years and will recall the problems described in this chapter as ones which they successfully met and overcame. Others will remember these problems as formidable and depressing because these issues did not get settled and contributed to their marital demise.
KeywordsMedical School Medical Student Unplanned Pregnancy Marital Problem Therapeutic Abortion
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