When Docs Sexually Violate Patients

by Elizabeth Hlavinka: For More, Go Here

First of a three-part series on physicians who abuse patients and the institutions that enable them.

Although the so-called #MeToo movement got its start from allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in late 2017, victims of sexual abuse — in the church, in the locker room, in the workplace, and, yes, in the exam room — had already begun to speak up and demand accountability.

And while media coverage has tended to focus on the individual perpetrators, it’s clear that there is more to the problem than just a few “bad apples.” In this new MedPage Today series, we explore the background to sexual assault committed by physicians and look at some of the systems that enable abuse and others that try to prevent it.

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