The Age is reporting today that only one out of two Australian women in their 20s is having a regular pap smear test for cervical cancer.
Why? Apparently, it's because it's 'embarrassing'.
So here's what I want to know. Are these the same young women who wouldn't be seen dead sporting pubic hair?
And if they are, why is it more embarrassing to have a clinical examination done by a doctor (you can always go to a female doctor if that makes you feel less embarrassed) than it is to have your short-and-curlies ripped out by some total stranger whose training, if any, you know nothing about, and at whose hands you could end up with the most godawful rashes and infections?
If you get cervical cancer (and don't forget what aspiring Prime Minister Anthony John Rabbit thinks about Gardasil, the vaccine that could prevent it), things will be done to you by doctors that will be infinitely more invasive, painful, time-consuming and, yes, embarrassing than any pap smear. They will be done to you in an attempt -- an attempt that may well not be successful -- to save your life.
I love Gen Y. But sometimes I don't understand them at all.
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