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SGO and SGS Joint Statement: Code of Conduct

Joint StatementNews Releases
Aug 1, 2023
Initially developed and released on June 6, 2023; Last updated on August 1, 2023

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation (AAOGF)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society (AGOS)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
GOG Foundation, Inc. (GOG-F)
International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS)

International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU)


We know that, unfortunately, many individuals are subject to harassment and violence every day in our country, with reports being publicized regularly across many different industries and sectors.

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) are united in opposing harassment and violence in all its forms.

We have collaborated on a joint statement, endorsed by several other organizations, reflecting our organizations’ commitment to the same and emphasizing the code of conduct to which we hold our members.

We share that statement with you below:

Our organizations categorically oppose and condemn sexual or verbal harassment of any kind.

We strongly support a culture of mutual respect, professionalism, and inclusion in the workplace and beyond. All people should be treated with dignity, respect, and compassion.

We also condemn violence for any reason in any setting. Retaliatory violence merely perpetuates the harassment, violence, and negative workplace culture we seek to avoid and correct.

We expect our members to uphold principles of ethical conduct with everyone, including patients, staff, colleagues, trainees, other professionals, and everyone involved in the care we provide.

If needed, resources to support those affected by harassment or violence are available through their entity’s Human Resources Department, Graduate Medical Education Department, Compliance Officer/Supervisor, State Licensing Board, as well as the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-4673) or the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233).

Please e-mail sgo@sgo.org with comments or questions.