Two women are suing a Central Florida college and three professors after allegedly being forced to undergo internal vaginal probes during peer physical examinations (PPEs), My Fox Alabama reported.
The former medical diagnostic students, who were not named, say their professors at Valencia College, in Orlando, Fla., threatened to dock their grades if they did not undergo the weekly vaginal exams by their classmates, including at least one by a male student. When the students complained, the professors also said they would be blacklisted in the medical community if they refused to participate in the exams, the lawsuit alleges.
Attorney Christopher Dillingham, who is representing the former students, said when his clients attended college orientation, the vaginal ultrasounds were described as voluntary.
“As time went on, it became clear [the exams] were anything but,” Dillingham told CNN.