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When Doctors Speak up About Abuse in Medicine

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As more and more women choose to tell their stories, hold their abusers accountable, and fight for justice, a poignant hashtag has taken Twitter by storm. #MeToo has empowered women (and men) from all walks of life to share their personal and moving stories about their experiences with sexual harassment and abuse.

It likely comes as no surprise to most clinicians that the medical field is not exempt or removed from the verbal harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual abuse that occurs against women across all professions.

Inspired by #MeToo, a new hashtag has emerged — #MeTooMedicine.

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