The new "enhanced pat-down" airport security procedures are at the airport near you! Screening officers can now touch the groin area. The federal agency mandated the additional security step nationwide beginning Oct. 29. Based on the information published on the TSA blog posted on 11/11, the pat-downs are primarily used to resolve alarms that occur at a walk-through metal detector, if an anomaly is detected during screening with advanced imaging technology (AIT), or during random screening. 
Let's see if this is what is being said by travelers, and if the procedures are being followed.
The following demonstrates what a woman can expect if she is selected for pat-down screening. If they are selecting wheelchair bound elderly for the screening, plan on getting a pat-down when you travel next.
There are those in Congress who are trying to do something about it. Do you think it will make a difference?
There is an opt-out day planned for Nov. 24th.