Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tools of my Trade #3

Speculums, Clamps, Tenaculums, Scissors
These instruments are hard and cold, shiny and clanky.  These instruments are also tools of my trade.  As a clinician, I appreciate them...use them for pap smears, rupture of membrane evaluations, placement of IUD's...all valuable and necessary tasks.  As a woman, I strongly dislike them, they are harsh, invasive and downright uncomfortable.  So, I am left as a female clinician, attempting to make them as palatable as possible.  I use them with respect and always, always, always with permission.

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