Europe 1 with AFP 11:48 a.m., May 10, 2022

The presence of Professor Emile Daraï at a congress of gynecologists on Wednesday aroused strong emotions.

Indeed, this gynecologist is the target of several complaints for rape and under investigation for obstetric "violence".

A feminist collective calls for demonstrations against his intervention.

Targeted by several complaints for rape and under investigation for obstetric "violence", Professor Emile Daraï is nevertheless on view on Wednesday at a congress of gynecologists, where a feminist collective calls for demonstrations against his intervention.

"Presumption of innocence" versus "patient safety".

The presence of Professor Daraï at the Paris Santé Femmes congress, organized by the National College of Gynecologists (CNGOF), rekindles the scandal.

Charges revealed in September

The Collectif Stop aux violences obstetricales (StopVOG), at the origin of the revelations in September of the complaints of rape targeting the practitioner, denounces a "colloquium of shame" and calls for a rally on Wednesday at 8:30 am in front of the exhibition center at the door. of Versailles.

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Dismissed from his position as head of department at the Tenon hospital in December, after an internal investigation by the Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP), Professor Daraï continues to practice in this establishment.

A judicial investigation against him, for "violence by a person responsible for a public service mission", was opened in January and entrusted to an investigating judge.

"Aware of the excitement aroused" by his intervention, the CNGOF underlines that the specialist "has not, to date, been sentenced by the courts" and that he also continues "to be invited to international congresses" .

"It is scandalous that it is put forward", retorts StopVOG, which considers that "while respecting the presumption of innocence, it is urgent to guarantee the safety of patients".

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