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N Z Med J. 1986 Jan 22;99(794):8-10.

Vaginal examinations: women's experiences and preferences.

Abstract

A 70 item questionnaire, completed by 199 women attending the Wellington family planning clinic, sought information on the experience of their previous vaginal examination. A wide variety of experiences and preferences was found but in particular, women appreciated an explanation of the procedure, a warm speculum, and a relationship with the doctor that was sensitive to the woman's feelings during the examination.

PMID:
3456108
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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