“We know we shouldn’t treat women’s bodies like they’re somebody’s property, and that extends to medicine,” said Robin Fretwell Wilson, a professor of law and associate dean at University of Illinois College of Law, who has been a longtime advocate for informed consent laws. “With the ‘Me Too’ movement, we’re at a moment in time where we’re realizing that.”
Wilson spoke to the New York Times for an in-depth piece on the practice of performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients. As legislation banning the procedures (in the absence of consent) has become increasingly common across the country, the Times reports that medical students and schools are grappling with the unsettling practice.
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