A published study that shamed female medical professionals for sharing bikini photos had people up in arms on social media.
The study, “Prevalence of unprofessional social media content among young vascular surgeons,” appeared in the August 2020 edition of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The paper defined inappropriate attire as “pictures in underwear, provocative Halloween costumes, and provocative posing in bikinis/swimwear.”
However, healthcare professionals hit back. They flooded the internet with bikini pics alongside photos of themselves in work gear under the #MedBikini hashtag on Instagram and on Twitter. Scroll down, have a look, and don’t forget to upvote your fave pics.
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The authors of the study have since apologized, as did the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The paper has also been retracted.