The case should make a big splash. At the end of the afternoon on Thursday, the Association of Professional Handball Players (AJPH) published a press release denouncing “unacceptable practices which would have taken place within a club in the Butagaz Energy League (women's 1st division championship). 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. “
In its press release (to read in full here), l’’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. The association sent a letter to the club and the doctor and informed the authorities and the social partners.
According to our information, the Nantes Atlantique Handball (not to be confused with its neighbor, the HBC Nantes), where French internationals are playing Camille Ayglon-Saurina, Catherine Gabriel and Blandine Dancette, would be the club accused in the press release. Contacted repeatedly, the president of the NHA Arnaud Ponroy has not yet responded to our requests. Case to follow.