Ethics versus education: pelvic exams on anesthetized women.

  title={Ethics versus education: pelvic exams on anesthetized women.},
  author={Stephanie Schniederjan and G. Kevin Donovan},
  journal={The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association},
  volume={98 8},
In a survey of junior and senior medical students at the University of Oklahoma, a large majority of respondents reported having performed pelvic exams on anesthetized gynecologic surgery patients. Nearly three-quarters also reported believing that these patients had not specifically consented to undergo exams by students during their surgical procedures. While some students and medical educators maintain that pelvic exams under anesthesia are necessary for the development of students… CONTINUE READING
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