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http://www.atyourcervixmovie.com/about.html

“Uncomfortable”; “Humiliating”; “Traumatic”; “Scarring”–words women too often use to describe pelvic exams. Most of the 90 million U.S. women who get pelvic exams think they are supposed to hurt. Women show disbelief when told that if done correctly on a healthy woman, pelvic exams should be pain-free.

The documentary,At Your Cervix, enters U.S. medical and nursing schools and breaks the silence around the unethical ways in which medical and nursing students learn to perform pelvic exams. These practices—which include nursing students being required to perform exams on each other in front of faculty and medical students “practicing” on unconscious, unconsenting patients—lead directly to the reality that most women find pelvic exams to be humiliating and painful. The existence of these egregious practices are challenged in the film by highlighting an ethical and more effective way of teaching the pelvic exam that has existed for nearly 30 years: the work of the Gynecological Teaching Associates (GTA) of New York City, in which the “patient” herself is the teacher.

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  1. when they know that pelvic exams are for a lot of women humiliating, traumatic and scarring, they should be offering women alternatives instead of convincing them that they shouldn’t feel the way they do. It usually has little to do with the bedside manner of the practioner, allthough this can worsen the experience to various degrees, but the problem lies in the invasive nature of the gyn exam itself, no matter how correctly and gentle it is done.
    Afterall, it’s the year 2009 and there is absolutely no need for this medieval practice. Women should be informed about the more accurate and non-invasive alternatives, like the CSA blood test to test for HPV and other diseases instead of carrying on with this barbaric bullshit.

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