Call for Personal Stories: Numerous stories have documented people facing bias and prejudice in public spaces. These stories include aggressive and prejudicial behavior levied at obstetricians and gynecologists. Such events are painful and can prevent the recipient of such behavior from doing their job, increase the risk of professional burnout, and evoke anger and depression. In response, Obstetrics & Gynecology is planning to publish a featured section on biases encountered by ob-gyns in the workplace.
To accurate ly represent our workforce, the Editors are seeking your personal story if you have faced or are currently facing bias in your role as a practicing physician or have observed this kind of behavior. The perpetrator may be a boss or supervisor, a colleague, a patient or patient family member, or someone else in your work life. The behavior can be overt or subtle. You may be facing biases due to your race, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, or physical ability. Or maybe something that we’ve not considered.
There are no guidelines for these stories. Your contribution, if used, will be presented anonymously: any identifying information will remain confidential. Your story, if chosen, will be excerpted by the Editors and published in an article with the intent of shedding light on the personal experiences of ob-gyns. This article will be part of larger series to address the issue of bias in our field. All stories will remain anonymous and authors will be notified by the Editors if their piece is selected for inclusion in the article.
Please share your story at [email protected] . For any clarifying questions prior to submission, please contact Rebecca Benner, Managing Editor, at 202-314-2340. Members of the advisory board for this featured section include Nancy Chescheir, MD, Kemi Doll, MD, Kacey Eichelberger, MD, Verda Hicks, MD, and Ashish Premkumar, MD.
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