Leading doctor apologises after being accused of ‘minimising’ sexual assault of female doctors

Dr Tony Sara says he was trying to convey how difficult it is to address reporting the issues in the workplace.
Dr Antony Sara. Photo: Twitter.

A leading doctor has apologised for appearing to downplay the experiences of doctors facing sexual assault, acknowledging his comments may have “undermined” efforts to change workplace cultures.

Dr Tony Sara, president of the Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation (ASMOF), says he faced “valid criticism” after he was quoted in The Guardian as saying overall incidents of sexual assault in medicine are “not high”.