I see this a lot. That just because the hospital staff didn't have sex with the woman, that what they did was not sexual assult.
What would you call it if a woman was held down in her home or back alley, and while kicking and screaming "NO" the person forced their hands inside her vagina?
Now, why is this not ok, but the same thing (and worse) is fine if done in the hospital setting? Why is that acceptable?
Here is a link to some birth stories from women who feel they have been through "birth rape".
Our 8th Baby, 5th Home Birth, and 3rd UC.