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dc.contributor.editorDarby, Alexisen_US
dc.contributor.editor2019-10-31en_US
dc.creatorHorwitz, Rainey
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-31T20:49:41Z
dc.date.available2019-10-31T20:49:41Z
dc.date.created2019-10-31
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13133
dc.description.abstractA vaginal speculum is a medical device that allows physicians and health providers to better view a woman’s cervix and vagina during pelvic exams. Most specula are made of metal and plastic, and physicians insert a portion of the speculum into the patient’s vagina to separate the vaginal walls. Physicians have used devices to view inside a woman’s vagina for centuries, but physicians did not begin using what is known as a speculum in the twenty-first century until the 1800s. Prior to the invention of the modern speculum, health specialists struggled to find a way to view the cervix and vaginal walls. Because of that, health specialists could not accurately diagnose medical problems that were occurring in those tissues. Therefore, the speculum has enabled healthcare professionals to provide women with better gynecological diagnoses and care.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshSpeculaen_US
dc.subject.lcshSims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883en_US
dc.subject.lcshVaginal canalen_US
dc.subject.lcshHysteriaen_US
dc.subject.lcshGynecologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSecond-wave feminismen_US
dc.titleVaginal Speculum (after 1800)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagSurgical Instrumentsen_US
dc.subject.tagSpeculumen_US
dc.subject.tagPelvic Examen_US
dc.subject.tagPelvic Examinationen_US
dc.subject.tagVaginal Examen_US
dc.subject.tagGynecological Examinationen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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