Kerala High Court upholds rule mandating only gynaecologists should examine sexual assault survivors

Justice Devan Ramachandran, however, granted the petitioner-gynaecologists liberty to approach the appropriate State authorities with their grievances.
Kerala High Court and Doctors
Kerala High Court and Doctors

The Kerala High Court on Monday dismissed a petition moved by several gynaecologists working in government hospitals across Kerala challenging a protocol that mandates that survivors of sexual offences be examined only by gynaecologists [Dr. Laxmy Rajmohan & Ors. v. State of Kerala & Ors.].

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