In an op-ed in Ms. Magazine, Dr. Azza AbuDagga, a health researcher with Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, explains why without a serious reckoning and system improvements, even more patients will experience lasting damage by the very individuals they trusted would not harm them.
See Public Citizen’s other work on sexual misconduct by health care professionals:
- Letters to HHS/HRSA, FSMB and State Medical Boards Calling to Implement Recommendations to Protect Patients from Physician Sexual Abuse
- 15-Year Summary of Sexual Misconduct by U.S. Physicians Reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, 2003 ― 2017; In-Depth, Updated Evidence on White Coat Betrayal
- Time to End Physician Sexual Abuse of Patients: Calling the U.S. Medical Community to Action
- Crossing the Line: Sexual Misconduct by Nurses Reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank
- Cross-Sectional Analysis of the 1039 U.S. Physicians Reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank for Sexual Misconduct, 2003–2013