When you think back to your last Pap smear or pelvic exam what comes to mind? The frigid, sterile environment? The paper gown? The pinch from the cervical brush? My guess is this wasn't an enjoyable experience. When the Pap smear was designed, did anyone consider the woman on the other end of the speculum?
Ova interviewed 43 women about their experiences with Pap smears and pelvic exams. Several themes emerged from these interviews that can help all practitioners improve patient care. Checkout the blog post here.