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Sir, – Your headline “More than 60 per cent of women doctors say they were sexually harassed by patients.” is alarming (December 9th).

However, on reading the article, it transpires that 21.4 per cent of female doctors state that they have been harassed, and 60 per cent of that 21.4 per cent group say that they have been harassed by patients. The true figure therefore is that about 13 per cent of female doctors say that they have been harassed by patients, rather than 60 per cent. – Yours, etc,

AOIFE LORD,

Tankardstown,

Co Meath.