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Personal attacks and sexual harassment of physicians on social media

"This survey study examines the self-reports of personal attacks and sexual harassment of physicians through social media outlets. A total of 108 physicians (23.3%) reported being personally attacked on social…
December 8, 2021

Personal attacks and sexual harassment of physicians on social media

“This survey study examines the self-reports of personal attacks and sexual harassment of physicians through social media outlets. A total of 108 physicians (23.3%) reported being personally attacked on social media, with no significant difference between female and male physicians. In contrast, women were significantly more likely than men to report online sexual harassment.”

Shikha Jain is a hematology-oncology physician who blogs at her self-titled site, Dr. Shikha Jain.  She can be reached on Twitter @ShikhaJainMD.

She shares her story and discusses the article, “Prevalence of Personal Attacks and Sexual Harassment of Physicians on Social Media.”

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