Nearly one in three female surgeons in the NHS have been sexually assaulted in the last five years, with some taking place in operating theatres, according to a new survey.
Eleven instances of rape were reported by surgeons who took part in the study, published in the British Journal of Surgery.
The survey found 29 per cent of women who responded had experienced unwanted physical advances at work, more than 40 per cent receiving uninvited comments about their body and 38 per cent receiving sexual banter at work.
There’s a strong suspicion that what the average grandmother would call being a naughty boy is being described there as sexual assault. No, this is not to say that being a naughty boy is a good thing – it’s naughty. But a differentiation between that and sexual assault might be useful, no?