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Support HB-5067 to stop non-consensual pelvic/prostate exams under anesthesia

Imagine you are a patient who is undergoing abdominal surgery, perhaps you have a gynecological or prostate issue.  Naturally you gravitate to the best hospital in your network or you follow your physician. Many physicians wear two hats —they’re both caretakers and teachers. For you, this means that medical students may be there, observing. But many will do far more. As the Yale University School of Medicine explains, this “involves hands-on teaching of invasive clinical skills, such as the pelvic exam.”