• Female anatomy still causing a blush | Letters

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    If a gynaecologist is embarrassed to use real terms, perhaps he or she should have chosen a different speciality, says Susan Wolfe. While Susan Boyd finds the obsession with the vagina tiresome Re your article ( Most Britons cannot name all parts of the vulva, survey reveals , 30 May), I put some of the blame for this on the medical community for using infantilising euphemisms for female genitalia when addressing adult female patients. For example, four separate private gynaecologists in central London each referred to my adult menopausal uterus as my “tummy”. English women to whom I...
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