Unknown to Thomashow, the report found "significant problems that the practice will want to address." Those problems included "exposing patients to unnecessary trauma based on the possibility of perceived inappropriate sexual misconduct," and "the failure to obtain consent." The report also recommended a chaperone during a "sensitive procedure." "Larry Nassar was cleared to practice again under new guidelines that weren't actually enforced," said Thomashow.
A 2017 Michigan State University police investigation stated at least 12 assaults were reported after Nassar was cleared in 2014.
The majority of the chats last six to 15 minutes, according to the Planned Parenthood data.
And the top five subjects people ask about are pregnancy, the cost of services, menstruation/ovulation, the pill and abortions.
The report given to Thomashow concluded: "we cannot find that the conduct was of a sexual nature." But it said her claim was "helpful in that it allows us to examine certain practices" at Michigan State University.
A different, more detailed conclusion was sent to Nassar and his boss at Michigan State.
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The program also gets partial funding from private donors and from tobacco settlement revenue awarded through the county, which supervisors last week voted to suspend because they don’t think county money should go to a nonprofit that performs abortions.