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Report: Residents face sexual harassment

Residency Program Insider, June 15, 2018

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A survey of more than 6,200 clinicians across 29 specialties found that 9% of resident respondents reported being sexually harassed within the past three years, according to Medscape's Sexual Harassment of Physicians: Report 2018.

Of the residents who were harassed, 65% had one to three perpetrators, 23% had four to seven perpetrators, and 12% had more than seven perpetrators. Fifty-four percent of perpetrator were physicians, 14% were other residents or fellows, and 11% were nurses.

When harassed, 22% of residents told the perpetrators to stop, 8% told them how they felt, and 78% kept silent and did not confront the perpetrators. Reasons given by residents for not reporting harassment were fears of retaliation or being accused of overreacting, as well as a belief that nothing would be done.

Source: Medscape



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