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Verin
01-18-2006, 10:35 PM
Hello,

My school/state requires scoliosis checks in 5th, 7th, and 9th grade. In our final check, we are checked in front of our whole gym class, stripping down your shirts. I really wish they had a different way of checking that is more private, and letting you keep your shirt on. I am not overweight by any means, but I have a stange desease that I have glands sort of like a woman, a rare medical condition. It is very embarrassing to be seen with this in front of 30+ students. Not many people ever knew of my condition, not even my parents know. I don't like to swim or anything in fear of people seeing my condition. In turn, I wish they would have checks with scanning in the schools to protect the privacy of students. I have had this condition as long as I can remember, and people seeing it is very dread.

Your thoughts?

katblack
01-18-2006, 11:27 PM
I'm really sorry you feel uncomfortable doing this in front of all your classmates. I know how cruel other teens can be. Been there myself years and years ago.

Is there anyway you can get your doctor to write you a note excusing you from the public test but still doing it but privately?

When I was in school and my teens are now, they have not made them take their shirts off for this.

nikyergen
01-19-2006, 10:59 AM
You shouldn't of had to take your shirt of for this. Our doctor never even asked our kids to take their shirts off to check for scoliosis. I think your mom needs to complain, as I do feel your privacy was invaded. It should of been done privately for every student. You don't necessarily know how another student was feeling about their body either.

LindaRacine
01-19-2006, 12:27 PM
Hi Verin...

I'm really sorry that your school does it that way. Maybe you could ask your school to provide a simple movable divider to protect your privacy.

--Linda