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Don’t put up and shut like we did, say Welsh medical leaders about sexual harassment

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 22 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2203
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Leaders of four royal medical colleges in Wales have shared their personal experiences of sexual harassment during their careers, in an open letter urging the profession to “call it out.”1

The letter was penned by Olwen Williams, chair of the Welsh Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Hilary Williams, vice president of the Royal College of Physicians for Wales, Rowena Christmas, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Cymru Wales, and Maria Atkins, vice president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Wales.

It came after researchers found that almost a third of female surgeons who …

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