This web site is a service of Medical
Patient Modesty. The primary purpose of Medical Patient Modesty
is to help medical professionals to be more sensitive to the importance
of patient modesty in medical settings and help patients and their
spouses who wish to have same gender care for certain procedures
and/or surgeries get their wishes. Some people who have concerns
about patient modesty have also been sexually abused by at least
one medical professional and they desire to find more resources
on sexual misconduct by doctors. Because of the feedback that we
received from people that we should also address sexual misconduct
by doctors, Medical Patient Modesty decided to develop a web site
about sexual misconduct by doctors. There are also some people who
are interested in getting tips on how they might be able to prevent
sexual misconduct by physicians from happening. Check out important
information you should know.
The purpose of this informational
web site is to help victims to know what they should do if they
have been sexually abused and how they can report sexual misconduct.
It is very time consuming to do research on the Internet about what
you should do when you have been sexually abused by a doctor. There
is a web page with links to complaint
forms on different state medical boards' web sites.
Another goal of this educational
web site is to give people some tips
on how they can prevent sexual misconduct. It is our hope that
parents can use the tips for parents
to prevent their children from being sexually abused by doctors.
Because a former pediatrician in Delaware has been accused of sexually
abusing over 100 patients according to the news, we need to work
to prevent children from being sexually abused by doctors in the
future. The horrible case in Delaware has proven that we cannot
always trust pediatricians to not hurt children. Parents tend to
trust doctors too much and they need to take precautions to protect
their children. Most pediatricians are good doctors who truly care
about children and would never sexually abuse children. A good pediatrician
would allow a parent to stay in the examining room with the child
Many doctors who have been disciplined
for sexual misconduct continue to practice medicine. The state medical
board doesn't go far enough to protect patients sometimes. Check
out an article by Chicago Tribune about how doctor
sex misconduct cases are monitored in secrecy. This is not right.
The public deserves to know about sexual misconduct cases by doctors
to protect themselves.