Nantes: illegal pregnancy tests carried out on handball players

The Nantes Atlantique Handball club allegedly performed pregnancy tests on its players without their consent.

The Association of Professional Handball Players (AJPH) published a press release Thursday in which it denounced “unacceptable practices” which allegedly took place in a handball club in the Butagaz Energie League – the 1st division women’s championship – reports , USAinformations.

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According to the organization, analyzes of the level of the hormone Beta HCG were prescribed to the players of the club of Nantes Atlantique Handball within the framework of tests of beginning of season, and especially without their consent. These analyzes aimed at detecting a possible pregnancy.


In his press release, AJPH writes that “this type of control is completely illegal and not only violates the privacy of the players but also seriously compromises their privacy”. The association indicated that it had sent a letter to the club in question as well as to its doctor, and that it had informed the authorities and the social partners.

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