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Sexual Harassment MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Sexual Harassment
Tree Number(s)
F01.145.802.950
F01.145.813.606
Unique ID
D017406
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017406
Annotation
HARASSMENT, NONSEXUAL is also available
Scope Note
A form of discrimination in the workplace which violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Offensive sexual conduct may include unwelcome advances, comments, touching, questions about marital status and sex practices, etc. Both men and women may be aggressors or victims. (Slee and Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed, p.404). While civil rights legislation deals with sexual harassment in the workplace, the behavior is not restricted to this; it may take place outside the work environment: in schools, athletics, and other social milieus and activities.
Entry Term(s)
Harassment, Sexual
Sexual Harrassment
Previous Indexing
Sex Behavior (1979-1992)
Public MeSH Note
93
History Note
93
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/22
Revision Date
2022/05/11
Sexual Harassment Preferred
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