Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson partnered with Professor Anthony Michael Kreis (Chicago-Kent College of Law) on a piece for the Chicago Tribune regarding nonconsensual medical exams. They wrote:
"Teaching medical students to identify abnormalities by probing a woman’s vagina and cervix — without express consent — can be stopped easily. Yet, the practice persists because the controversy it periodically sparks dies out eventually. And, like clockwork, attending physicians and medical educators resume using women like test dummies — stripping them of the right to decide who touches their bodies.
"The practice is again under scrutiny from researchers and journalists. We should not take another decade to stop treating women’s bodies like cadavers donated to science."
Wilson and Kreis call on several major medical organizations to end the practice of unconsented teaching examinations, and introduce the campaign to #JustAsk.
Full article at chicagotribune.com.