I think there are threads about this in at least 3 or 4 different places on MDC right now, but I wanted to discuss it as abuse survivors. The whole thing is really triggering to me. It seems you either go through the new xray body scanners, which basically produce a nude image of you, or you get an "enhanced pat down" which includes feeling around your breasts and genitals. I was fine with metal detectors and even the old style pat downs or the little wand device. But this feels scary and invasive to me. I'm already a nervous travelers- I get panic attacks just thinking about traveling. I think if I had to choose between those two options, my PTSD would go haywire! I'd been considering trying to take an airline trip in the next year or two, but with these new guidelines, I'm thinking maybe I better stay home. I just imagine I'd end up a crying, panicked mess, possible getting stuck in flashbacks. Is anybody else having this reaction? Does anyone know if there's a way around it? Like, can you get a doctors note, saying you have PTSD and such a scan or search would be detrimental to your well being? Its sort of freaking me out, I imagine other abnuse survivors would also have issues.