O ne day in June , Dutee Chand was cooling down after a set of meter sprints when she received a call from the director of the Athletics Federation of India, asking her to meet him in Delhi. Earlier that month, Chand won gold in both the meter sprint and the 4-bymeter relay at the Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Taipei, Taiwan, so her hopes for Scotland were high. Chand was raised in Gopalpur, a rural village in eastern India with only intermittent electricity. The family home was a small mud hut, with no running water or toilet.
Women have gotten more vocal about their sexuality, their experiences of sexual harassment, their feelings about their bodies — but the horror of routine pelvic exams remains seriously under-discussed. Some women simply refuse to submit to these exams — especially if they lack the means to search out a doctor with whom they feel even marginally comfortable. Most of us just tell ourselves that our fears are childish remnants of an archaic modesty. We suck it up, spread our legs, and attempt to achieve an out-of-body experience. But our dread is not entirely irrational. Statistics on sexual abuse by doctors are inherently sketchy, if only because most victims are too shocked or traumatized to say anything about what went on the examination room. But a study by the Atlanta Journal-Constitutio n found that 2, American doctors have been publicly sanctioned for abuse.
Post a Comment. Thursday, October 2, My humiliating physical exam! It was I was so excited because I finally got a new job.
I shook my head as I walked through the door of the medical office. The last time I had walked in to see a doctor was 13 years ago, just after I had graduated from college and before I started working full time. I avoided doctors at all costs. He came recommended by a friend, who had been seeing him at his small family practice for years.