US college ‘forced’ medical students to have vaginal examinations

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Two US medical students were forced to undergo almost weekly vaginal probes in front of students and instructors despite protesting against the procedure, and were threatened with being “blacklisted” from finding jobs at local hospitals if they did not comply, it has been alleged.

The students from Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, are suing the university for violating their rights, alleging they had been told the sonograms performed by fellow students would be voluntary, though in practice this was not the case.

The procedure involved a transvaginal ultrasound probe in which a technician inserts a lubricated probe to detect problems with fertility or other issues, according to the lawsuit, which describes the probe as large and not recommended for women who have not had sexual intercourse.

Read more   http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/us-college-forced-medical-students-to-have-vaginal-examinations-10262436.html

 

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