Sexual violence by healthcare professionals

Sexual intimacy between therapist /healthcare professionals and patient is an inappropriate use of the therapist's / healthcare professionals' power.
The therapist / healthcare professionals is in a position of power not only because of his medical knowledge, but also because of the private information he possesses about his patient.
More often than not, the therapist's / healthcare professionals' social status enables him or her to use authority, making the patient even more vulnerable and dependent on the therapist.