DIDCOT, OXFORDSHIRE, UK, April 1, 2014 ( – A British doctor could have his name struck from the medical register after allegedly having sex with a patient, prescribing her the morning-after pill, and concealing the prescription in her medical records.

Dr. Peter Rubin also stands accused of trying to forcibly remove the woman's pants during a subsequent check-up.


Rubin initiated a relationship with the unnamed patient, sending her and her son gifts and, later, texts described as “intimate.”

Their relationship escalated when the two had sexual relations in his surgical practice on Christmas Eve 2007. Afterwards, he gave her a prescription for the morning-after pill, saying, “You had better take this or it will be just my luck you will be standing in an antenatal clinic.”

He wrote her a second prescription for an antibiotic for a “sore throat” that she did not have, so she could explain why she was at the office. Officials say the doctor falsified her medical records, saying the abortifacient had been noted in her records by “mistake.”

The relationship continued until a medical examination in July 2012, when she claims he tried to rip off her pants as she struggled to resist.

The woman, referred to only as Patient A, said Rubin begged her not to file charges for “the sake of my child.” His superiors suspended Rubin in November 2012, but he faces further action in the new hearing.

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Officials with the nation's General Medical Council (GMC) also heard that Dr. Rubin asked a 21-year-old patient to kiss him on the cheek after he prescribed her birth control. The GMC says that was inappropriately aggressive sexual behavior; Rubin said it was merely his “sense of humor.”

The hearing is expected to continue for a week.


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