#PatientsToo. Sexual harassment by medical professionals

Published: 27 September 2018
Author(s): Philippe Charlier
Section: Letter to the Editor

Recent articles have pointed the fact that sexual harassment is not uncommon between medical professionals [1]. Unfortunately, it seems that this harassment by faculty and staff members (that is, university/hospital professionals) is not limited to the students themselves, but also affects the patients. It is as if the medical profession was in itself a risk factor for sexual harassment. No doubt the necessary (sometimes imposed) nudity may represent the very cause of this increased risk of harassment, unless it is a psycho-pathological drift from a significant portion of carers and/or or trainers.