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Doctor diagnoses woman with ‘ghetto booty’

Posted at 8:32 AM, Jul 15, 2013

JACKSON, Tenn. (WREG) – A Tennessee woman has filed a complaint with the state after her doctor said her back pain was caused by “ghetto booty.”

Terry Ragland called the doctor’s remarks, “inappropriate and sexist.”

The doctor admitted to using the term in an apology letter Ragland received.

“I was trying to take a technical conversation regarding your lower back pain and make it less technical,” he wrote in the letter.

When interviewed by WREG-TV, the doctor said “ghetto booty” was his way of explaining to Ragland that she had lumbar lordosis, a curve in her spine the caused her buttocks protrude more.

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