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One in three female clinician-researchers reports sexual harassment, US survey finds

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2858 (Published 19 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2858
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

One in three female clinician-researchers reports having been sexually harassed during her professional career, a US survey has found. Of those who experienced more severe forms of harassment, nearly half reported that the experiences had harmed their careers.1

In the study, questionnaires were sent to 1719 male and female recipients of career development awards from the US National Institutes of Health from 2006 through 2009. Questions about gender bias, gender advantages, and sexual harassment were included in the questionnaire, along …

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