Sexual abuse in medicine? Yes, #UsToo

Why are doctors still afraid to speak out?

Dr Rebecca Brand (not her real name) remembers the moment clearly: as a second-year resident working in a large public hospital in Sydney, she was suturing a patient under the supervision of a registrar when the senior doctor started to grope her bottom.

MeToo protest in Los Angeles in 2017
MeToo protest in Los Angeles 2017. Photo by AAP

“I just froze,” she recalls. “We were in a confined space and I didn’t feel like I could say