This is insane and another example of how nationalized health care takes the choice out of the patients control. Canada has government health care, apparently a group of government talking heads allow this to happen...it is sick and I would consider it a form of rape!! I would never want to have someone down there without my consent for any reason, medical or not!!
According to a Globe & Mail article , it's standard practice at Canadian teaching hospitals to allow medical students to practice pelvic exams on women who have undergone surgery, while they are still unconscious, without their consent.
"Medical students routinely practice doing internal pelvic examinations while surgery patients are unconscious, and without getting specific consent, at least in Canada.Guidelines in the United States and Britain say specific consent is required but, by contrast, Canadian guidelines state that pelvic examination by trainees is “implicit.
How appalling!! If you agree, please help share and post this on twitter, your blog, facebook,etc.
Read more about the issue at Canada Moms Blog , where a few writers are giving their personal accounts of how this affects them. Also check out this post at BlogHer , which summarizes some of the discussion so far. And, of course, my rant from yesterday . If you've written about this, please leave a link in the comments. And if you tweet about this, please hashtag it #noconsent, so that we can follow it and get more online discussion going.