Category Archives: feminist

Women Drive Change by Opting Out of Pap Tests

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Women have huge purchasing power and when women stop buying a bad product it tends to disappear from store shelves.  This pattern might extend to the pap smear as more and more women are opting out of this questionable method … Continue reading

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Pelvic Exams and Porn (Trigger Warning)

The porn industry has sunk another level.  Gynecological procedures such as pelvic exams, bimanual exams, the use of speculums revealing close ups of opened vaginas, and other intimate procedures are being play-acted by naked female actors alongside male actors dressed … Continue reading

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References and Education: Pap Testing and Other Women’s Health Topics

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This publication is a compilation of the links to the references and resources found on *forwomenseyesonly*.  The references are sorted by the posts on this site and are presented from newest to oldest.  Many of the links have been provided … Continue reading

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Doctors Mistake Toes for Genitals

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This woman has difficulty finding a doctor who can tell the difference between her toenails and her genitals: Twice, TWICE this year I have gone to doctors to be seen for toenail fungus. For those of you who have not … Continue reading

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Sexual abuse under guise of health care presents barriers

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Incidence of sexual abuse within health care is estimated to rival levels found within the church and other major institutions, but people who are sexually abused by doctors and other health care workers within the context of health care are … Continue reading

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Gynecologists duke it out with task force over pap testing young women

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Recent recommendations by the Canadian Task Force to stop pap testing women under the age of 25 have not been sitting well with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  The numbers of women undergoing cervical cancer screening have been steadily … Continue reading

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Women boycott unnecessary pelvic exams by buying birth control pills online

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The World Health Organization (WHO), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and other health leaders have advised doctors that a pelvic exam/pap test is not medically indicated for women wanting birth control pills.  In fact, women taking birth control … Continue reading

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Why Pelvic Exams are Not called Vaginal Exams

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The term “pelvic exam” is a bit misleading.  A woman who didn’t know better might think it meant having her pelvic bones examined.  Imagine her shock when she discovered that the doctor did not want to see or touch her … Continue reading

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Opinion Poll on Pap Tests

New guidelines by the Canadian task force recommend that women under the age of 25 should not be screened for cervical cancer.  The new recommended guidelines can be read here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/01/07/cervical-cancer-pap-hpv-test.html

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