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"Infamous" or "legitimate", the notion of rape in gynecology is debated

2022-07-05T11:59:13.071Z

Complaints of rape against gynecologist and secretary of state Chrysoula Zacharopoulou have reignited the debate on violence against women in the context of gynecological consultations.



It is a case which, because it affects the upper echelons of the State, rekindles the embers of the debate on gynecological and obstetrical violence.

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, newly appointed - and maintained on Monday - as Secretary of State for Development, La Francophonie and International Partnerships, is the target of complaints for rape which allegedly took place in the context of her activities as a gynecologist.

These accusations, which the Secretary of State refutes, are made by two former patients.

Contested by many doctors, approved by others, the use of the word “rape” in matters of gynecology questions as much as it divides.

At the same time, patient associations are demanding the departure of Chrysoula Zacharopoulou from the government.

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I understand that the use of this term is complicated and that it crystallizes tensions

", recognizes Dr Bénédicte Costantino, gynecologist involved in the issue of gynecological violence.

In the collective imagination…

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Source: lefigaro

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