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Bill seeking consent for pelvic exams advances

“Data shows that 90% of medical students around the United States are performing pelvic exams on unconscious patients, with upwards of 75% of those exams being performed without informed consent,” said Medha Gudavalli, a medical student. She came to the state Capitol to testify on this measure as a member of the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

“When I heard about this bill, I really wanted to come forward because I think we need to improve the culture around consent, and this can absolutely be done within the medical field,” Gudavalli said.

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