Experiences of sexual harassment and assault are unfortunate realities for many adolescents and young adults. Many youth-serving health professionals have begun to ask how they can contribute to addressing or even preventing sexual harassment and assault in their patients’ lives.
Sexual function often decreases for women because of the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). This condition includes the physical changes of the vulva, vagina, and lower urinary tract that result from estrogen deficiency.
Patient heard remarks suggesting sexual abuse, plus possible malpractice
June 6, 2016
A patient’s secret recording of her surgery revealed what one risk manager calls “inexcusable and reprehensible” behavior, including disparaging remarks about her body, comments that could be considered racially offensive, and suggestions that the woman be touched inappropriately by members of the OR team. The recording also documents what could be malpractice: a surgeon administering penicillin after he verbally acknowledged her allergy.
Approximately four in 10 (42%) U.S. adults in households in which someone is pregnant or considering becoming pregnant don’t realize the Zika virus can be sexually transmitted, according to results from a new national survey. The poll is part of an ongoing series of surveys focused on the public’s response to public health emergencies by the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Boston-based Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.