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Federal government moves to end nonconsensual pelvic exams by students

Hospitals must now receive informed patient consent for breast, pelvic, prostate and rectal exams performed by medical students — particularly on anesthetized patients, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. Michelle Mello, professor of law and health policy at Stanford University, joins CBS News to unpack the new policy. Source