A Massachusetts court has denied a Harvard med student's suit demanding extra break time during a 9-hour medical licensing exam to pump breast milk for her 4-month-old child. Sophie Currier, 33, sued on grounds that she must nurse her infant daughter or pump milk every 2 to 3 hours or risk medical consequences; the judge said Currier has other options.
The court said Currier could manage with the standard 45-minute breaks or take the exam after weaning her daughter. Currier called the ruling discriminatory, saying, "Men do not have to put off their careers because they are feeding a child." Currier has already failed the test once, when she took it while eight months pregnant.