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‘Shocking’ Sexual Misconduct in Surgery Survey Prompts New Calls for Change

Thursday, September 28, 2023

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Shelley Wood

A new survey found that sexual misconduct across the surgical profession is widely experienced in the United Kingdom. Nearly 90 percent of women and 80 percent of men reported having personally witnessed sexual harassment. Nearly 29 percent of woman reported having been victims of assault in the workplace. Although only 1.9 percent of survey respondents identified as cardiothoracic surgeons, and a larger sample size is needed, this study is an important first step in identifying and working to solve a looming problem in the surgical profession.

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