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#UsToo: Sexual Harassment in Healthcare

First few Article Sentences

We’ve had an outpouring of media attention on the issue of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The world has heard actors, models, congresswomen, as well as business women come forward to say, “Me too”, but what about those individuals in the healthcare industry?

The few studies and surveys conducted do indeed demonstrate that sexual harassment issues occur in healthcare. In 1995, a cross-sectional survey of U.S. Academic Medical Faculty indicated that 52 percent of women and five percent of men reported harassment in their careers. In a more recent survey in 2014, 30 percent of women and four percent of men indicated they personally experienced harassment. Of the women, 92 percent reported sexist remarks or behavior and 41 percent unwanted sexual advances. Moreover, 59 percent of the women perceived a negative effect on their confidence as a professional, and 47 percent believed the experiences negatively affected their career advancement.

Hall, Sharon


Parker | Smith | Feek

Sexual Harassment

June 5, 2018

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