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September 4, 2018

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report on Sexual Harassment: Making the Case for Fundamental Institutional Change

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Public Health, Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, Bryan, Texas
  • 2College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, Dallas, Texas
  • 3College of Medicine, Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, Bryan, Texas
JAMA. 2018;320(9):873-874. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.10840

Sexual harassment, both implicit and overt, restricts the productivity, recognition, funding, advancement, earnings, retention, and continuation of women in their fields.1-3 Sexual harassment contributes to declines in productivity and is associated with higher stress. The consequences for women who experience sexual harassment are not only professional. These women are also at risk for adverse health outcomes with health effects compounded for minorities, including sexual minorities.4

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