Many junior women doctors say they face sexual harassment at work - but few report it. Young female doctors say they regularly endure sexual harassment while on the job but hardly anyone is reporting it, out of fear it will hurt or even end their careers. The union is launching an investigation into sexual harassment in the profession, following its survey showing 10 per cent of the resident junior doctors who responded had experienced or witnessed sexual harassment at work in the preceding year. In one case earlier this year, the Auckland District Health Board confirmed that a senior clinician was dismissed for sexual harassment.
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The doctor instructed his patient to stand in front of him. He cupped her crotch and inserted his fingers into her vagina through her clothes, moving his hand repeatedly to her rectal area. Then he squeezed her breasts, according to the formal accusation filed by the Medical Board of California. The patient, accompanied to the appointment by her 4-year-old granddaughter, asked why that was necessary to diagnose a urinary-tract infection, the board alleged. He told her to let him do his job.
Metrics details. A Correction to this article was published on 13 July Sexual harassment is complex and has occupational hazards in nursing. Nurses experienced it than other employees. Female nurses are with the highest rate in the profession.
Naked harassment to girls by doctors. Issues raised by female doctors included being groped, subjected to belittling remarks about their bodies, sexually propositioned at national meetings, and sent unsolicited naked pictures. Since writing about their experiences both doctors said several other colleagues come forward with similar experiences. All unwelcome. All damaging.