Nearly a third of women in academic medicine are sexually harassed

Nearly 1 in 3 women in academic medicine reports being sexually harassed, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. While this represents a decrease from more than half of women in 1995, the earlier research was conducted in an academic medicine workforce that was less than 10 percent female, lead author Reshma Jagsi, M.D., of the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, told Reuters. Meanwhile, the number of men who said they had been sexually harassed changed little over 20 years, with 4 percent reporting harassment in the JAMA research letter compared to 5 percent in 1995. Abstract

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