A study published in JAMA reported that nearly one out of three of female doctors throughout the country have experienced sexual harassment on the job. In comparison, 4 percent of male doctors reported sexual harassment at work.
More than half of women doctors who had faced sexual harassment at work said that it had affected their confidence. Just under half said it had negatively influenced their ability to advance in their career. The study's author said that she had expected the number of women who reported experiencing sexual harassment to be much lower because the numbers of men and women in the profession are equalizing. She said that it is increasingly important that all people have equal opportunities.