USA Today Highlights Sexual Assault During Medical Procedures

The "Me too" movement has inspired a national conversation on sexual assault, since it first gained traction on social media.

That followed the Harvey Weinstein allegations. 

While much of the focus has centered on assault and misconduct in the workplace', an investigation published late last week by USA Today hits closer to home for many, highlighting sexual assault by medical professionals. 

The newspaper reported a Cleveland Clinic doctor was accused of raping two women during medical procedures in 2008 and 2009.

Dr. Ryan Williams, a colorectal surgeon, was kept on staff until he left for the OSU Medical Center last year. 

He has since been placed on paid leave. 

Other investigations have indicated the problem is widespread -- in 2016, the Atlanta Journal Constitution uncovered cases of physician sexual abuse in every state. 


Sondra Miller, President and CEO, The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Donna Black, Experienced sexual abuse at the doctor's office

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