How to Prepare for a Pelvic Exam if You're a Sexual Assault Survivor

There are many online resources about pelvic exams, but they're not always reassuring. As a woman who was raped many years ago I went online to find reassurance, and what I read had the opposite effect. But I'm happy to say that the exam was fine, I didn't notice any discomfort, there was no pain and I felt respected.… » 1/23/12 5:20pm 1/23/12 5:20pm