Some practical reasons why NIH postdocs are having babies

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Author : Wenny Lin

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Despite the progressively louder tick of the biological clock, many scientists are unwilling to allow a pregnancy or a newborn slow them down during the high-stakes years of a postdoctoral fellowship. Besides, the meager stipends and sometimes limited health benefits combined with the wrath of lab mentors are hardly motivators for starting a family.