Sexual abuse rampant in Indian hospitals
Sexual harassment in hospitals, of women doctors and nurses, seems to have become a common practice in India. In a shocking study carried out by international NGO Population Council, 77 of the 135 women doctors and nurses, working in four hospitals in Kolkata, admitted sexual harassment.
However, over 50 of them did not complain. The reason: many feared they will be blamed for provoking sexual harassment. Others worried about loss of reputation after complaining. As many as 45 reported psychological harassment, 41 verbal harassment, 27 unwanted touch and 16 sexual gestures and exhibitionism.