A North Carolina woman is claiming that she received a pelvic exam from a male medical student without being asked for her consent. This is terrifying – and directly violates state law!
Sign now to demand Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz direct UNC to investigate Dr. Noor and fire her if found guilty of breaking North Carolina law!
Active, express consent is critical at every stage of an exam like this. Yet the trained medical provider in the room, according to the victim, did not even get consent from her before letting the male medical student conduct a pelvic exam. Dr. Noor must be investigated!
These tragic stories are likely another reason for gender disparities in healthcare. Countless studies have shown that if people don't feel safe, respected, and cared for when they go to the doctor, they won't feel comfortable seeking care when they need it. This can lead to even small, relatively straightforward medical issues becoming big and potentially life-threatening problems. Everyone deserves to feel safe at the doctor!
All people deserve respectful medical care – and medical students must get consent before performing exams like this! UNC must take responsibility and investigate Dr. Noor! If she is found guilty of breaking North Carolina law she must be fired!
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