One of the residents I did call with told me about this website she had come across that might be of use to me, given my string of patient refusals. The Beautiful Cervix Project describes itself as a grassroots movement celebrating the beauty and intricacies of women’s bodies and fertility.
The centrepiece of the website, that which the resident thought I could use as a resource was the gallery, a small collection of both normal and abnormal cervixes on speculum exam.
For the female readers of this blog who might be curious or interested in what it is that we inspect and exam during these exams, you might learn from this website as well.
Or maybe it is just too much information.
And that’s how I found myself looking at a stranger’s cervix on the bus home.