“I was getting my regular pap smear test in London. I had this examination many times before and itâ€™s always been a straight forward procedure. However, this one left me feeling like a freak! The doctor asked me when giving the examination if I had been circumcised. Of course I hadnâ€™t and was totally scared and panicked when he asked me. I replied no and asked why he would ask. He didnâ€™t reply and had terrible bed side manners. After the procedure, he left the room and the nurse remained. Luckily she was a lot more gentle and considerate. I was quite upset and asked her if there was something wrong. She explained to me that I was missing part of my labia. Apparently, a very small population are missing part of the labia and that in some countries they circumcise this part of a female. Wow, that was different!
I walked away really not knowing how I felt. I was annoyed that no other doctors had told me before and furious with how I found out without the doctor giving an explanation and the way he had asked me. I told the guy who I was seeing at the time and he said â€œI thought you looked a little different. It looks really neat and nice and I really like looking at it, so donâ€™t worryâ€. I did feel much better after hearing his feedback. Since the experience, I have felt slightly proud and content with the way it looks!”