A Lawmaker Asked If Women Could Get Gyno Exams By Swallowing A Camera

“On Feb. 23 the House State Affairs Committee met in Boise, Idaho, to discuss a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing the abortion pill through Telemedicine.”

Telemedicine is when a doctor use telecommunication and information technologies to diagnose a patient from a distance. This type of care helps those who cannot travel the distance to a doctor. At the meeting there was a doctor who spoke up saying that telemedicine colonoscopies have helped many and that telemedicine is useful technology. Idaho Representative Republican Vito Barbieri then asked her, “Can this same procedure then be done in a pregnancy? Swallowing a camera and helping the doctor determine what the situation is?” The doctors answer to the Representative was honest, yet so entertainingly funny. She gave the Berbieri the explanation of the female anatomy explaining that no, if a woman swallows something that does not mean that it will end up in her vagina. I actually felt kind of bad for the Representative because he must have felt so embarrassed and foolish after he thought about it. Maybe he never went through an anatomy class or sex ed. He tried to cover up his embarrassment by saying later that the question was rhetorical. I felt bad for the guy before he said that little tidbit. How on earth was that question rhetorical? This is not a rhetorical question.



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