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The Elephant in the Examination Room: Why Are Medical Professionals Reluctant to Talk to Women About this Common Medical Procedure?

The Elephant in the Examination Room: Why Are Medical Professionals Reluctant to Talk to Women About this Common Medical Procedure?

  By Lauren Kretzer Seeing a new medical provider means you get handed the brown clip board from the receptionist with that tedious multi-page “new patient form.” Some questions are quite detailed and frankly, embarrassing. Others may make us squirm in our seats; e.g., weight, smoking, daily wine intake, etc. But if you are like me, there is one question that hit me harder than any other; HAVE YOU EVER BEEN PREGNANT? As someone who experienced abortion, and was unable…

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