I am a pelvic exam teacher, which means I use my body to teach med students/nurse practitioners/student midwives to perform pelvic exams.
Among other things, we pelvic teachers encourage them to do bimanual exams and try to locate our ovaries. Ovaries are pretty hard to find, generally, but people often find mine without difficulty. We teach them to look for an ovary by trying to bring their fingers together over it, sort of squeezing the ovary (which tends to slip away).
My question is this: how fragile are ovaries? Am I damaging them or damaging the eggs by letting people squeeze my ovaries? What do you all think?
Thanks so much!
palpating ovaries: how fragile are they?