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Defiant female docs and nurses pose in bikinis after sexist study says it’s unprofessional

DEFIANT female doctors and nurses have posted their bikini selfies after a sexist study claimed such images are “unprofessional”. 

The study, published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, was criticised as being sexist and has since been retracted.

Doctors and nurses have been showing off their snaps on social media after the publication of a study that deemed women posting bikini pictures as 'inappropriate'
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Doctors and nurses have been showing off their snaps on social media after the publication of a study that deemed women posting bikini pictures as 'inappropriate'Credit: Instagram
Female healthcare workers across the world have been sharing their work and bikini selfies
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Female healthcare workers across the world have been sharing their work and bikini selfiesCredit: Instagram
Female doctors and nurses have been posting bikini pictures along with images of them in work
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Female doctors and nurses have been posting bikini pictures along with images of them in workCredit: Instagram
The study has been labelled as 'sexist' by women in the healthcare industry
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The study has been labelled as 'sexist' by women in the healthcare industryCredit: Instagram
The study has since been retracted
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The study has since been retractedCredit: Journal of Vascular Surgery

The researchers of the study, six out of the seven whom were male, screened social media profiles of 480 graduating trainees for any “unprofessional conduct”.

This included examining alcohol consumption, if they made controversial political and religious comments or what their attire was in their pictures.

The study, titled “Prevalence of unprofessional social media content among young vascular surgeons" said pictures of “underwear, provocative Halloween costumes, and provocative posing in bikinis/swimwear" are deemed inappropriate.

The journal has since retracted the study saying it was based on “highly subjective assessments of professionalism based on antiquated norms.”

Since the backlash doctors and nurses have been posting bikini selfies along with pictures of themselves in their scrubs.

Using the hashtag #Medbikini on social media, female healthcare professionals have been showing how they can still save lives and dress how they like.

On Instagram, the hashtag has more than 20,000 tags with medical professionals from all over the world joining in.

Daisy Sanchez, a surgeon based in Miami, posted a bikini selfie with the caption: “Turns out I can wear a bikini and be a surgeon. Gasp!"

The authors have since apologised for the publication of the study.

Daisy, a surgeon based in Miami ,shared her bikini selfie along with her in scrubs
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Daisy, a surgeon based in Miami ,shared her bikini selfie along with her in scrubsCredit: Twitter
This healthcare professional pleaded on social media that both male and female doctors should be seen 'the same way'
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This healthcare professional pleaded on social media that both male and female doctors should be seen 'the same way'Credit: Twitter
Female healthcare professionals have been using the hashtag Medbikini on social
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Female healthcare professionals have been using the hashtag Medbikini on social Credit: Instagram
This scientist and model says she can have both careers and be a professional
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This scientist and model says she can have both careers and be a professionalCredit: Twitter
The hashtag #Medbikini has more than 20,000 submissions
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The hashtag #Medbikini has more than 20,000 submissionsCredit: Instagram
The authors have since apologised for the study
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The authors have since apologised for the studyCredit: Instagram
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