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WHAT?? Ladies please check this article out.

Posted by Katie on 2010-01-29 11:49:13
 
Okay, maybe this is something that some of you ladies are aware of, but I just came across this article in the G&M and am shocked.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/time-to-end-pelvic-exams-done-without-consent/article1447337/

Essentially, the article is reporting on the common practice of medical students performing pelvic exams on women, without their consent, while the women are under a general anaesthetic for some other procedure.

This is really shocking to me, and quite horrifying. I would actually consider this a form of rape. I cannot believe that anyone would ever think they have the right to invade my body to practice a procedure.

Does this bother anyone else? I can guarantee that if I ever go in for a surgery, any surgery, I'm specifying ahead of time that this cannot take place.