The Association of Professional Handball Players (AJPH) denounced, Thursday, February 13, pregnancy tests carried out during biological tests at the start of the season at a club of the Women’s League (1re div.).
“As part of the biological assessments at the start of the season, the analysis of the level of the hormone Beta HCG, aimed at detecting a state of pregnancy, would have been prescribed by the doctor of the club without the consent of the players”, AJPH said in a press release, highlighting “Unacceptable practices”, without citing the club in question.
“After recovering the prescriptions attesting to these analyzes, the AJPH sent a letter to the club and the doctor and informed the authorities and the social partners”, added the association, which “Reserves the right to give any useful follow-up to this situation”.
The AJPH recalls that this “Type of control is completely illegal and not only violates the privacy of the players, but also seriously compromises their privacy”.
Sources familiar with the matter, the club concerned is Nantes, currently 3e from the D1, where several French internationals play (behind Camille Ayglon-Saurina, goalkeeper Catherine Gabriel and wing Blandine Dancette).
The Women’s Handball League (LFH) said it had contacted the club concerned and awaited its explanations, without mentioning the name of the club.