Sex misconduct complaints against Calif. doctors up sharply

FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, UCLA gynecologist James Heaps appears in Los Angeles Superior Court. The number of complaints against California physicians for sexual misconduct has risen 62% since 2017, a jump that coincides with the beginning of the #MeToo movement. A Los Angeles Times analysis reveals complaints of sexual misconduct, though small in number, are among the fastest growing type of allegation. In fiscal year 2017-18, 280 complaints were filed against physicians for sexual misconduct, compared with 173 the previous year.

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