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The teaching of vaginal and rectal examinations poses ethical problems for students and educators, and guidelines exist to protect patients from unethical practice. Yvette Coldicott and colleagues report an exploratory survey, whose findings suggest that best practice is not always followed and that in many cases consent has not been given for procedures.

Type

Journal article

Journal

British Medical Journal

Publication Date

11/01/2003

Volume

326

Pages

97 - 99