Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that affects women and men in all areas of work.1 According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), sexual harassment can occur in 1 or more of 3 forms: verbal, nonverbal, or physical.1 Sexual harassment can lead to physical and psychological symptoms and diseases as well as work-related consequences.2,3 The prevalence of sexual harassment in medicine has been scantily investigated, and reports differ widely in the applied methodology.
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Jenner S, Djermester P, Prügl J, Kurmeyer C, Oertelt-Prigione S. Prevalence of Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(1):108–111. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4859
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