Residency attrition rates remain a great challenge for general surgery training programs. Despite the increasing acceptance of pregnancy during training, one common perception is that women who become pregnant are at increased risk of leaving surgery programs. Brown et al performed a retrospective review of 85 categorical general surgery residents in a single academic general surgery residency program over a 10-year period. Child rearing did not appear to be a risk factor for attrition in either men or women. Furthermore, child rearing did not negatively impact the quality of training based on case numbers and board pass rates.