In the wake of sex abuse scandals at USC, California legislators are pursuing a new bill that would mandate doctors provide first-time pelvic exam patients information about how the exams are supposed to be conducted as well as a way to report misconduct. Some doctors, however, are pushing back and a similar bill in Michigan, proposed as a response to the abuse suffered by patients of Larry Nassar, failed in part because of signature requirements.
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson has long been a proponent of such measures as well as obtaining consent prior to performing pelvic exams. She shares her viewpoint in a new article explaining the issues from Kaiser Health News.
Read the full article here.