Elisabeth Borne seizes National Ethics Committee for the concept consent in gynecology

Elisabeth Borne, in an interview with Elle on Wednesday July 6, stated that she had taken the National Consultative Ethics Committee to clarify the concept of consent during gynecological exams.

Elisabeth Borne seizes National Ethics Committee for the concept consent in gynecology

Elisabeth Borne, in an interview with Elle on Wednesday July 6, stated that she had taken the National Consultative Ethics Committee to clarify the concept of consent during gynecological exams. This was after an investigation aimed towards this subject a member her government.

After two complaints of rape and one for "violence", Secretary of State for the Development Chrysoula Zigarropoulou is currently under investigation.

The Prime Minister does not comment on "this specific case" but says it is necessary to treat "the subject" when "women come out of medical exams having suffered and with a feeling of being disrespected". Elisabeth Borne adds that "there are a lot of doctors who have said that you need to be careful with the terms used, especially when it comes to rape."

In a Monday letter, the head of government seized the CCNE. She wrote that she wanted to "an in-depth reflect on the concept consent in the context of gynecological exams", and she included those who were around her.

Elisabeth Borne says that "these recommendations," which are expected to be made in the fall "should allow professionals to better guide them in the exercise their mission while meeting the legitimate concerns of patients as respect for their will, and their integrity".

The Prime Minister pointed out in the magazine Elle that the case Chrysoula Zopoulou, who was still in government, as well as that of Damien Abad (who is also being investigated for attempted rape), are "two separate subjects". .

Elisabeth Borne, in "Elle" explains that Damien Abad's case is one where "there is a responsibility to set an example". "Politicians and officials are not expected to be criminally reprehensible. They should be an example."

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