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So many places for learning

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 09 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:a

This week's journal illustrates how there are many places to learn. Perhaps the best place to learn is from a gifted teacher. Susan Bewley, a consultant obstetrician, describes how Fay Hutchinson, the medical director of the Brook Advisory Service, “completely changed my approach to patients” (p 1454). Dr Hutchinson asks women to insert speculums into their vaginas themselves. “Women,” she says,” know best where their vaginas are—they put tampons, fingers, and penises in.” Dr Bewley was “shocked by the strangeness of what I was seeing and …

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