The Speculum, a Long-Standing Object of Discomfort, is Finally Getting a Redesign | 22 Words

The Speculum, a Long-Standing Object of Discomfort, is Finally Getting a Redesign

By Namina Forna

For most women, a visit to the gynecologist is like the most nightmarish visit to the dentist you've ever had - only two thousand times worse. There's the part where you take off all your clothes and put on that paper excuse for a gown, and then there's the true horror, which starts when the doctor walks in with that "let's get this over with" forced smile and asks you to scoot down. Then he takes out the speculum.

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