let's talk about pelvic exams
March 4, 2008 12:06 PM Subscribe
“Just put your feet up here and let your legs go all floppy. Just flop your knees apart. OK, just relax.”
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On this week’s episode of CBC Radio's “White Coat, Black Art” [mp3]
, Dr. Brian Goldman talks to both patients and doctors about that important, intimate, yet often alienating experience called the pelvic exam. In case you’ve ever wondered, “How DO
male doctors feel when they do a pelvic exam?”, this show may provide some interesting answers.
Goldman gives a brief history of pelvic exams (an early speculum-type advice was found in the ruins at Pompeii) and interviews both patients and doctors about their experiences and attitudes during pelvic exams.
[Some previous topics
covered on White Coat, Black Art
include religious faith and medical practitioners, how the way a doctor dresses can affect patients, and incompetence in doctors.]