|July 2009 · Vol. 21, No. 07
Does a sour economy mean fewer visits to the doctor?
A recent Gallup survey says that yes, it does. To that shift, add the surprising news that some women are postponing childbearing in a tight time.
In today’s debilitated economy, more women are putting off childbearing and preventive fare. That’s the main finding of a Gallup survey conducted this year for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
“The good news is that children are priceless,” said. Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, at the 2009 ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting in May in Chicago. “The bad news is that children are pricey.”