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Florida Medical Students Sue Over 'Coerced' Vaginal Exams

May 19, 2015

Two college students have filed suit against their instructors, alleging that they were "coerced" into undergoing vaginal exams in the classroom as part of their medical training.

Medical diagnostic students alleged that instructors at Valencia College in Orlando "browbeat" them into agreeing to undergo the exams, warning that a refusal could damage their grades and future careers. "Plaintiffs would disrobe in a restroom, drape themselves in towels, and traverse the sonography classroom in full view of instructors and other students," the lawsuit alleges.

A Valencia College spokesperson declined to respond directly to the allegations, but told CNN that peer-to-peer exams were standard practice in the medical field, and that the school upheld the "highest standards with respect to ultrasound scanning."

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