I don’t normally write these little blurbs to ‘blow my own horn’ but in this case there’s a message I’d like to share.
In this month’s Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology I wrote an editorial entitled “Pain management for office-based surgery: expanding our flight envelope.“ My motivation for writing this article was quite simple. Gynecologists, as a group, are poorly educated and worse—in denial—about the simple issue of pain management for office-based procedures.
Much of what we do in an office setting—even minor things such as an IUD insertion, a biopsy of the cervix or uterine lining tissue, can be very painful for some women. This doesn’t make these women “wimps”. The simple fact is that women (like men) find some ‘procedures’ tolerable and others intolerable.