Sexual harassment in medicine
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Kellie Lease Stecher is an obstetrician-gynecologist.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “When a colleague asks you for nude photos.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/01/when-a-colleague-asks-you-for-nude-photos.html)