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Time to End Physician Sexual Abuse of Patients: Calling the U.S. Medical Community to Action

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A timely Perspective article published today by the Journal of General Internal Medicine sheds light on sexual abuse of patients at the hands of their physicians. The article describes evidence on the extent of this ethical problem and the factor that explain its persistence in the U.S. and recommends 11 keys steps that medical community, starting with medical boards, can take to better protect the public from physician sexual abuse.