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Susan Bewley's article has changed my practice and
left me wondering why I had not thought of handing the
speculum to the patients myself. I immediately put it to
the test and can confirm the success of the technique.
The only problem that remains is that associated with
any change in practice, breaking the habit of a lifetime.
No competing interests
19 January 2001
Ponteland Medical Group, Thornhill Road, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9PZ
Susan Bewley's article is like a breath of fresh air. A physician re
-thinking what has been taught and accepted in medical school. No matter
how "pro-woman" we think we are there is always more to learn on this
subject. I will start handing the speculum over to the woman from now on.
Thanks for sharing this, Dr. Bewley.
Gloria Lemay, Private Birth Attendant, Vancouver, BC Canada