Brutal examinations, inappropriate words… Emile Daraï, head of the gynecology department at Tenon hospital in Paris, is the target of an investigation for “Rape by person having authority over a minor over 15 years”, said the Paris prosecutor on Thursday, September 30, confirming information from RTL.
Endometriosis specialist, Emile Daraï, who disputes the facts, was the subject of a complaint filed on September 24. The investigations were entrusted to the brigade for the protection of minors, according to the same source.
According to Franceinfo, which published a survey on Mr. Daraï after testimonies on the Twitter account of Stop gynecological and obstetric violence, he is accused by several ex-patients of performing vaginal and rectal examinations brutally and without asking for consent. He is still currently practicing, the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) reported.
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Questioned by AFP, Mr. Daraï declared that he ” facts “ and that he was recovering “To the conclusions of the joint investigation by AP-HP and Sorbonne University”, in progress since September 20 according to the AP-HP. The hospital center further claimed to take “Very seriously” these accusations. The internal investigation is intended to lead to “A written report” at the end of hearings, before any ” measures “.
Several reports since 2013
According to the AP-HP, “Six complaints were sent to Tenon hospital between 2013 and mid-September 2021”, bearing on “A lack of information around examinations carried out during gynecology consultations, painful examinations or a lack of consideration. Some situations gave rise to mediation. “” Five new testimonies have been received since mid-September “, added the institution.
The Paris Departmental Council of the Order of Physicians mentioned to Franceinfo three reports received in 2014 concerning the Pr Darai. “No other report before and after” has not been identified, and “No patient wished to continue the process”, specified the order.
Violent acts suffered by women during gynecological and obstetrical follow-up are not “Not isolated facts” in France and call for a “Awareness” authorities, concluded in June 2018 a report of the High Council for equality between women and men on this potential source of controversy.
In February 2014, a famous gynecologist, André Hazout, was sentenced to eight years in prison for rape and sexual assault on six of his patients.