I attended a health talk on Common Gynaecological Problems in Women by Dr. Narinder Singh from Island Hospital, Penang in conjuction of Agilent Health Week. I must say, he is one cute ObGyn! He even models a uterus himself to better illustrate what's going on inside there in certain health condition. Haha. You could only imagine how a guy did that up to Victoria Secret level and not cheap porn.
To wrap up today's session:
1) Know your body, girls. If something goes wrong or does not look or feel normal, go to your doctor. Don't just talk to your girlfriends.
2) To whom it may concern; never miss your pap smear.
3) Don't frighten yourselves from getting information about your health condition. Be curious, be cautious. We have advanced health technology; you just need to reach for the help.
4) Skip buying more shoes, handbags or garments you don't really need and spend the extra money on HPV vaccination - per the doctor. Didn't I tell you he is a cute ObGyn? ;)
Writing about this in my blog reminds me to my grandmother. She is traditional and these are taboo to her. I remember when 3R started to poke the taboo bubble, talking about pads, menstrual and all - she was furious. She practically called us - my aunties and me - shameless for talking about that like it is nothing.
I could not blame her. She was raise with that kind of dignity. Women on her era keep this stuff a very secret secret and having it known to the men would literally mean a disgrace to them. And men that time should be very oblivious to the women thingy.
And women nowadays are too loud and open, even for me.
I am traditional, though not to that extent. But I don't discuss about me or other women with guys. Especially when it is obvious the guy is nowhere near the intellectual path. I consider that hit (read: dirty jokes/talk) as an insult. But if it is a healthy discussion, fine.
I don't see any value discussing this matter with anybody who obviously doesn’t care much, even to respect you in a way. And yes, I don't approve girlfriend-sharing and boyfriend-caring over the information. Go share and care about something else! Get married if you are that curious about your body. I once knew a guy who always asks and I seriously think that is so impolite.