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Are Doctors The Most Divorced Professionals?

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    As a health professional, you know that your work is synonymous with commitment, spending long hours in an emergency room or an office and making guards even on holidays. This has given rise to various myths and one of them has to do with the negative repercussions in couple relationships, so it is thought that the medical guild is the most prone to divorce.

    The team of Dr. Anupam B. Jena, from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the United States, has carried out extensive research on divorce rates in health sector personnel, and the results have not been as expected.

    For a long time, it had been speculated that doctors were more likely to divorce than other health professionals because of their great responsibility, which can generate more emotional stress than if they performed other tasks. However, no large-scale study had shown if that is true.

    The results of the new research have revealed that doctors are actually less likely to divorce than other health professionals, including the nursing community and other health professionals.

    While 24 percent of people surveyed in the medical group had ever divorced, the probability of divorce was 31 percent among senior hospital administrative positions and 33 percent in the nursing group. Only pharmacists, with 23 percent, were less likely to divorce than doctors. The greatest marital stability among all these health associations is enjoyed by pharmacists; these professionals are the least divorced.

    By way of comparison, the percentage of divorces in professions outside the health sector was examined and it was found that in general, the probability of having a divorce is 35 percent.

    In terms of gender, the incidence of divorce in doctors is higher in women than in men. The tendency appears especially in the case of female doctors who work for many hours. Female doctors are almost twice as likely to divorce as male doctors of similar age. In addition, it was determined that working hours have a significant impact on the risk of divorce.

    What do you think of this study? Do you really think that doctors are unlikely to divorce?


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