Thursday, August 18, 2016

Toolkits for Women's Health

Pap smear/pelvic exams are bloody painful. At least, it was for me today. Lying there in the doctor's office, trying to be comfortable with feet in stirrups, knees wide apart and someone piercing through my pelvic orifice with different sized specula, a mascara-like brush, a q-tip and gloved fingers, while another held a torch and looked on, was far from comfortable. The entire procedure was grueling and barbaric. I wonder if women were involved at all in the product design. By all means, I'm advocating for modern and humane tech for women's health. There has to be another way.

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