Published On: Thu, Aug 20th, 2015

The day I removed a toy dinosaur from a woman’s vagina

At first I thought my patient had a bad case of thrush. How wrong I was

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As student nurses, we pick one of our second-year placements and are advised to go into an area that interests us most. I chose to do a five-week stint in a sexual health clinic. Sexual health clinics are magical places where surprises spring from the walls.

I once walked into work to find an aggressive looking – but lovely – nurse loudly spelling the word “gonorrhoea” down the phone while slurping white hot chocolate from a mug with the c-word on it. All before 7.30 am.

We come face to face with Rex

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