Your Life, Your Work

January 1, 2016

How did Ob/Gyn look in 2015? What did you love about your specialty and what frustrated you?

The field of obstetrics and gynecology-as well as its practitioners-are being pulled in many directions. That’s what we learned by polling out readers in this first annual Labor Force survey. Balancing family time with professional demands, paperwork with patient care, surgery with deliveries, and autonomy with liability-these are the big issues you commented on again and again. They affect each of you personally, but also the specialty as a whole and the direction it will take in the future.

What follows are key survey findings and a selection of representative comments from the 943 respondents. Are your views reflected here? Or do you beg to differ? Let us hear from you at