Today as I focus on the issue of women's rights, I should also alert you to another area of concern, but one which receives little attention. And while I'm certain that these perverts are in the minority, they are out there and you need to be aware, vigilant and ready to act.
Many women assume that sexual abuse by a doctor cannot happen to them because it is rare. That is totally untrue. Sexual abuse by doctors is often underreported because many women feel uncomfortable coming forward. Make sure you check out the tips on how to protect yourself from being sexually abused by a doctor. It is best that you not go to a male doctor for women health issues and colonoscopy if possible. Having a nurse or an assistant present in the room with the doctor doesn't guarantee that nothing inappropriate would happen to you. Remember that the nurse or assistant is present to "protect" the doctor and will often be on the doctor's side. There have been cases where female patients felt the male doctor went too far, but the nurse or assistant felt he was simply doing thorough examinations. There was one case where everything happened so quickly that took the nurse off guard and she was not able to report what happened until the female patient left. It is certainly not worth the risk to let a male doctor do intimate female procedures or examinations. A number of sexual misconduct cases by doctors happened with a nurse present. [Sexualmisconductbydoctors.com]