Pap Secret: Thai hospital gives masks to women embarrassed about getting Pap smear

Photo: TipcableTV
Photo: TipcableTV

The women who received a free Pap smear test at a hospital in Kamphaeng Phet province last week didn’t need to feel embarrassed about getting an absolutely normal medical check, because they could hide behind creepy green masks.

This head-scratching initiative, called “The Mask Pap Smear,” was started by Sa Kaew sub-district office and the Nong Krot Hospital, to decrease the awkwardness between the doctors and patients who are shy about getting a gynecological exam.

The project was targeted at women aged 30-70.

Photos: TipcableTV 

According to sub-district governor Suwan Supakijchareon, the initiative was successful because many women showed up to get free Pap smears, now that they could wear a mask and didn’t need to let the doctors see their faces, TipcableTV reported.

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