LONDON — For decades, many women have been forced to keep silent about their own reproductive health, or hide their pregnancies from doctors or friends, fearing stigma.
Now, a growing number are asking that the word be used more, even if it means losing a job.
“We are now in a time where we are in the first major shift of a generation away from the traditional language of silence,” said Dr. Jill Ehrlich, an infectious disease expert at the University of Minnesota.
“There is so much stigma attached to discussing a diagnosis.”
But the word “gynecologist” has been on the rise, particularly among women in the developing world who live in isolation or fear speaking out.
The word is now used by more than 90 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
The rise is especially notable among African women who live with a high prevalence of cervical and uterine cancer, which are particularly deadly for the developing brain, liver and kidney.
“I have never heard that term used as a noun,” said Gail, who requested anonymity because she has never heard of a “gynecologist” before.
“If you don’t want to use the word, you don.
That is a shame.”
And while the word has also been adopted by doctors in other countries, including the United States, it has not been widely adopted by women here.
For many, gynecologists have become the new word for “female gynecoplasties,” as they are widely seen as the primary source of information about women’s health.
Dr. Lili Ehrlein, a gynecological oncologist in Chicago, said she would often see patients come to her office, saying they wanted information about the risks of the cervical cancer and that they wanted to be treated for the disease.
She would sometimes tell them to “go ahead and call us,” she said.
But when she was asked if she would like to be a gynecology doctor, she said she thought it was too early.
“My question is, what’s the word you want to be in that role?” she said in an interview.
“The word gynecco, which is a female doctor, is used.
That word is used by many, many people.”
And Dr. Ehrlench said she had never heard anyone call her a “cervical cancer patient.”
“I think I’d be a great candidate for that,” she added.
But there are many women who are calling on the medical community to stop using the word.
“It’s a dirty word,” said Laura Riggs, who has been working with the Women’s Health Initiative, a national organization of health care workers and advocates that aims to empower women by promoting gender equality and advocating for women’s rights.
“For some reason, the word is still associated with this very toxic idea that you can’t get cancer if you don�t talk about it,” she told The Associated Press.
We want the word to be used, not this ugly word that we hate.'” “
Now, women are saying, `You know what?
We want the word to be used, not this ugly word that we hate.'”
It also has led to a “reformist attitude,” said Barbara Kostelnik, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an expert in reproductive health.
“Some doctors are afraid to talk about cervical cancer.
There’s no real stigma attached,” she explained.
But many doctors are uncomfortable speaking about the cancer because of the stigma that can accompany it.
And Dr Kostelsky said the word itself, even in its current form, is not healthy for a woman to discuss.
“So what’s really important is that people understand the word as a medical term and use it in the best possible way,” she argued.
“That is, not stigmatizing women.
It is, in fact, a very healthy term.”
In fact, there are plenty of women who don’t consider themselves gynecoplasty specialists, but use the term when asked.
“Most gynecologic surgeons and nurses don’t really understand the medical term, because the term doesn’t really apply to their profession,” said Katie DeLuca, a medical assistant at a clinic in New York City who is working to change that.
DeLucas, who is a gynesiology and obstetrics resident at the New York University School at Albany, said it is important to educate women about the disease and the risk of it, as well as the importance of regular pap smears and hysterectomies.
But she said it can be challenging to find doctors who actually do practice the term.
“Women are not going to be able to get a doctor who understands the term if they don’t know how to ask,” she noted.
“When you ask for help, you can expect it to come from someone who does not know.” DeLuc