Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Fillers A doctor who changed my practice

Putting women in control

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 09 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1454

Rapid Response:

Putting women in control

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.

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 January 2001
Denise Adams
general practitioner
Ponteland Medical Group, Thornhill Road, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9PZ