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originally posted by: ketsuko
There is value I think in both practicing the procedures and in having them done on yourself so you know what you're about to inflict on someone else, within reason, and yes, I think men should have the prostate one done and do it to each other.
This ties in with what I said on another thread about everything coming back to sex. This is where that becomes a problem for society. This is a setting where sex should not ever be. Prostate exams, transvaginal probes, and yearly paps are NOT sexual procedures, and yet when we see them protested, that's how they are described -- unwanted sexual contact.
I do fail to see where the sexual stimulation comes in. That would be right out as far as I would be concerned. If someone is saying you need it, then I would be asking where the school's KY budget went. Every exam I've ever had has used a ton of lube for those things, not sexual stimulation.
Hello, I attend an American allopathic (MD) program in the continental United States. We had a lecture and demonstration today on how to do a proper male rectal/prostate exam. I was surprised to learn, however, that not a single physician was involved in the lecture. Additionally, our class has been broken up in 3 seperate groups to practice performing the exam on standardized patients, but no physician is scheduled to be present to give us feedback or anything.