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A Call to Action to Address Gender Equity Within Our Specialty: Time's Up on Waiting for Change

Baecher-Lind, Laura, MD, MPH; Abbott, Jodi, MD MHCM; Atkins, Katharyn, Meredith, MD; Nijjar, J., Biba, MD MPH; Royce, Celeste, MD; Schiff, Lauren, MD; Ricciotti, Hope, A., MD

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002639
Contents: Current Commentary

Although national attention has been focused on sexual harassment and gender inequity in the United States, leaders within the obstetrics and gynecology community have remained relatively silent. Sexual harassment and gender inequity remain pervasive in our specialty. This article serves as a call to action for leadership as well as physicians within obstetrics and gynecology to implement ethical and evidence-based approaches to reduce gender inequity and improve workplace culture within our specialty.

A call to action for physicians and leadership within obstetrics and gynecology to implement ethical and evidence-based approaches to reduce gender inequity and improve workplace culture.

Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; and University of North Carolina School of Medicine, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill North Carolina.

Corresponding author: Laura Baecher-Lind, MD, MPH, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street Box 022, Boston, MA 02111; email: lbaecherlind@tuftsmedicalcenter.org.

Financial Disclosure The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

Each author has indicated that she has met the journal's requirements for authorship.

© 2018 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.