Women’s Sexual Medicine Expert, Dr. Adrienne Lara, Joins Exclusive Haute Beauty Network

Dr. Adrienne Lara joins exclusive Haute Beauty Network as a Women’s Sexual Medicine expert representing the Los Angeles market.

OXNARD, Calif. (PRWEB) December 01, 2020

At Celebrating Women Center in Oxnard, California, Dr. Adrienne Lara, MD, wants her patients to know that she went to medical school for you. She believes good patient care is collaborative and involves both the patient and doctor working together as a team to get to the same goal — patient wellness. Dr. Lara takes the time to listen to her patients to better understand who they are, so she’s not treating symptoms, but the whole patient, including their mind, body, and spirit.

Voted favorite MedSpa by the Ventura County Reporter and Best Med Spa Readers’ Choice County Star 2018, Celebrating Women Center offers a number of health and wellness treatments focused on regenerative medicine that allows patients’ natural beauty to shine through, including micro-needling, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and vaginal rejuvenation with advanced medical treatments such as laser therapy and surgical procedures.

After beginning her career in health care as a nurse, Dr. Lara then went to medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency program in obstetrics and gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which is part of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Lara takes great pride in her community and believes as a doctor it’s her role to teach and share her knowledge so that her patients understand that they have options. Her integrity and authenticity when it comes to health care are why she’s so loved by all who see her.

Dr. Lara is fluent in English and Spanish to serve patients from a variety of backgrounds.

Learn more about Dr. Adrienne Lara by visiting: https://hauteliving.com/hautebeauty/member/dr-adrienne-lara/


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Shafiul Milky, who studied medicine in Bangladesh, is charged with rape, sexual assault in Australia

Milky, 56, studied medicine at Mymensingh Medical College in Bangladesh before migrating to Australia. He now faced 15 offences in the Geelong Magistrates’ Court, according to the report.

His patients alleged that he touched their breasts and thighs, and digitally penetrated their genitals. The alleged offences occurred between 2012 and 2019.

The case dossier mentioned Dr Milky “placed his hand on [a patient’s] breast and physically manipulated it, while being aware that [the patient] was not consenting or might not be consenting”.

He also “pulled her underwear down exposing her vagina and touched her groin area”.

In 2017, and again in March 2018, he is alleged to have raped a female patient, by “introducing his fingers in her vagina without her consent”.

All of the alleged offending was said to have occurred “under the guise of performing a legitimate medical procedure”.

In 2019, his registration was suspended by the Medical Board of Australia. However, it was reinstated, with conditions, by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) two months later.

Dr Milky, who received his AMC certificate from the Australian Medical Council in 2012, was restricted to practising only at approved locations and was banned from having any contact with female patients.

The ban includes consultation, interview, examination, assessment, prescribing for, advising, or otherwise treating a patient, whether it is in person or on a communication device, according to a 2019 report on oceangrovevoice.com.au based in the Bellarine.

It added that the Medical Board of Australia placed ‘gender-based restrictions’ on Dr Milky on March 25, 2019.

The Medical Board of Australia has applied to VCAT to have that decision lifted, asking that Dr Milky’s registration once again be suspended until the hearing of his review application.

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Knowing What to Expect May Help After Sexual Assault | Health News

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter


SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Sexual assault is common in America, with an attack occurring every 73 seconds. But having supportive care at the emergency department and afterwards can help heal the trauma, Penn State doctors say.

One in five women is raped during their lifetime, yet only 25% report it, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. The closer the relationship is between the victim and the offender, the more likely it won’t be reported, says the U.S. Department of Justice. Even when attackers aren’t known, more than half the victims do not report their assaults.

“It’s a very traumatic event,” said Debbie Medley, an assistant nurse manager in the emergency department at Penn State Health Medical Center. “It takes quite a bit of emotional strength for somebody to decide that they want to report it and seek help,” she added in a Penn State news release.

If you are in immediate danger, you should call 911 to request assistance, Medley said. “But there are ways to report the assault other than just picking up the phone and calling 911 or your local police department,” she noted.

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network’s national hotline can connect you with trained staff from a local sexual assault service. Victims of sexual assault can also go directly to any local emergency room for treatment.

Medley stressed that in the emergency room it’s important to provide patients with as much control as possible during the forensic exam.

“Among the equipment in our dedicated exam room, we have a clicker that enables the patient to take their own photograph, should they agree to have photographs taken during the exam,” Medley said.

Sexual assault examiners should know the state’s regulations and required documentation and how to report the assault to the police — if that’s what the victim wants.

“Even though the assault will be documented by us, it doesn’t mean that a report must be filed with the police,” Medley said. Pennsylvania law, for example, allows victims to have the sexual assault evidence kit collected and tested anonymously — without their name attached to it, she added.

“They can have that reassurance that they’ll get the medical treatment they need, when they need it. They’ll get connected to support services to help them navigate the emotional trauma of their assault. And they’ll have the peace of mind that while they might not want to report the crime yet, we have the evidence kit if they ever change their mind,” Medley said.

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It’s time to map medicine’s sexual and gender harassment iceberg

Gender harassment happens every day in health care organizations, academic medicine, research labs, and other corners of the science, technology, engineering, and math worlds. It’s largely hidden — except to those experiencing it — unlike its more egregious counterpart, sexual harassment, which often makes headlines.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) describe gender harassment as “verbal and nonverbal behaviors that convey hostility, objectification, exclusion, or second-class status.” It undermines women, exhausts and demoralizes them, and strips them of their motivation, eventually driving them out of the workforce.

As women physicians working in academic medicine, we know this firsthand.


With five of our colleagues, we filed a federal lawsuit in 2019 alleging sex, age, and race discrimination by Mount Sinai Health System and four of its male employees, including the dean of the medical school. (Editor’s note: All the documents are public, and the defendants have denied any wrongdoing.)

As our complaint details, we left Mount Sinai emotionally and psychologically scarred after being demeaned by male leadership, denied promotions, underpaid compared to male colleagues, and systematically gaslit by internal reporting structures that were meant to protect us. We were demoted from leadership positions and assigned menial tasks, such as managing a Mailchimp subscription list. Some of us were ignored and frozen out of important work streams, and were forbidden to meet alone with longtime colleagues and mentors. Members of our group were referred to as “bitches” and “cunts” by our colleagues without any repercussions. Those are just a few of the forms of mistreatment we endured at Mount Sinai’s Arnhold Institute for Global Health.


We believed that our hard work and years of service to the institution would protect us and allow us to be measured on our merits. Instead we struck the “iceberg of sexual harassment,” and it sank our careers.

A 2018 NASEM report on sexual harassment in academic sciences, engineering, and medicine introduced the analogy of an iceberg to describe harassment in these fields. Sexual assault and coercion are the visible and appalling tip of the iceberg. People recognize their severity and the personal damage they wreak, the media often cover these stories, and perpetrators are sometimes held accountable. Gender harassment, in contrast is the huge mass below the surface, largely unseen but nonetheless ruinous.

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Women in health care rarely report harassment due to the risk of retaliation. Compounding this, the internal systems that should assist employees all too often make protecting perpetrators and institutional reputations their top priority. Our meetings with Mount Sinai human resources representatives were humiliating and degrading, providing neither safety nor protection, as we recount in our complaint. In one meeting, they referred to a book on “why women think they are being discriminated against when they are not.” Because of these systemic failures, the legal route was our only resort.

Since filing our lawsuit, we are seeing the enormity of the iceberg. Scores of doctors, nurses, staff, and medical students

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New Kent children’s hospital faces $127M lawsuit; 20 former patients accuse doctors, staff of sexual, physical assault

Cumberland Children’s Hospital in New Kent faces a $127 million lawsuit after 20 former patients and their families came forward alleging years of sexual and physical abuse.

The personal injury law firm, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, filed the nine-count lawsuit in Richmond’s Circuit Court on Tuesday.

The hospital is a residential treatment center for people between the ages of 2 and 22 with medical and behavioral diagnoses including brain injury, chronic illness and neurobehavioral issues.

The suit accuses the hospital, Hospital Director Daniel Davidow and Hospital Psychotherapist Herschel Harden of assault and battery, negligence, false imprisonment, fraud and reckless disregard as well as violations against state-mandated child protection rights.

As a result, the firm is seeking $127 million in compensation and punitive damages for bodily injuries resulting in physical pain, disfigurement and mental anguish as well as any future lost earnings and medical expenses.

“These defendants can never undo the harm they’ve caused to our clients, but this lawsuit seeks accountability and financial recovery that we hope will, in some way, make up for what they’ve suffered,” Attorney Kevin Biniazan said.

According to the 69-page complaint, the 20 former Cumberland Children’s Hospital patients experienced sexual abuse and physical abuse from both physicians, staff and other residents.

Among the abuses, the civil lawsuit states:

12 of the 20 alleged victims reported non-consensual and unwanted touching.

Davidow placed his hands beneath the undergarments of female patients 12 years and older and sexually abused them by intentionally touching their intimate parts.

Employees and fellow patients physically assaulted other residents resulting in long-term physical and mental pain resulting in PTSD, depression, sleep disorders and bodily injuries.

Roommates and other patients sexually abused younger, weaker plaintiffs after hours, entering the alleged victims’ rooms without intervention from staff. When they called for help, the staff did not respond.

Allegations of an employee scalding a patient with hot water and locking patients in rooms without access to bathrooms.

Additionally, the lawsuit accuses Cumberland Children’s Hospital and its owner, Universal Health Services, the largest facility-based behavioral health provider in the nation which operates nine other facilities in Virginia and 349 centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom, of fraud.

According to the complaint, United Health Services committed fraud by keeping patients at the hospital beyond the time necessary for treatment in order to maximize revenue; ignored reports from patients, families and employees of the ongoing abuse; and misled parents in order to keep children in its custody.

The suit also states that the hospital maintained inadequate staffing in order to reduce costs and maximize profits.

“As a general rule, we believe that the safety and protection of children should never take a backseat to corporate profits,” Biniazan said. “We’ll be able to show in the case of Universal Health Services and Cumberland Hospital that they put the wrong priorities first.”

According to a statement released by Briet Cantor, in 2019, Universal Health Services made $11.3 billion in revenue and more

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