In Reply We thank Girgis and colleagues for their remarks on our recent Research Letter1 about sexual harassment in academic medicine and welcome the opportunity to clarify our findings.
The published survey1 was part of a three-elements study aimed at identifying prevention measures for sexual harassment in our institution. With the investigation, we: (1) addressed prevalence of sexual harassment, (2) designed and implemented preventative measures, and (3) developed a legal framework. This information might offer some relevant background to the 2 points raised by Girgis and colleagues.
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Jenner S, Oertelt-Prigione S. Patients as Perpetrators of Physician Sexual Harassment—Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(2):279–280. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.8016
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