Health

Why are we so afraid of the smear?

Recently I've had my 2nd routine cervical screening test, more widely known as the 'smear'. The word alone sounds disgusting. Its connotations are dirty and uninviting, and it's awkward and uncomfortable to even think of it. Why would anybody want to put themselves through the embarrassment, discomfort and oh-so-traumatic experience of having some random person… Continue reading Why are we so afraid of the smear?