Welcome to Beautiful Cervix Project

**This site contains photos of a cervix**

**View at your discretion**

Please use the navigation bar to the right to view an overview of the project and the photos.

This project has touched my heart.  I have greatly appreciated all the positive feedback and personal stories people have shared.  Yay empowerment and healing and connection!  Thank you all.

Please check back soon as I hope to have photos of more women’s cervices posted as volunteers send them in.

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157 thoughts on “Welcome to Beautiful Cervix Project

  1. Fantastic! Thank you! I am a Natural Family Planning Teacher within the NHS in the UK and these pictures are brilliant. I was pleased to see in your comments that your womb is retroverted as I could only think that was the case as the secretions would be running the wrong way!

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  2. hi. i would like to know more about the cervical mucus. does it line the walls of the vagina? if so does it burn when in contact with sperm or lubricant? thankyou, aimee

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    cervical mucous will not burn your vagina, you may be allergic to latex in the condom or the lubricant that you used. if you have any concerns, go to your local sexual health clinic

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  3. What an amazing site! Thanks sooo much for putting this together and sharing it with us. It truly helped me to understand what’s going on in my body…we’re TTC now and I was so confused and lost, and it all makes a bit more sense now :)

    Good luck with the rest of your project!!

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  4. This site is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing all your photos and information. I have had concerns about my vaginal discharge and started to worry it was abnormal. After visiting a Gynaecology clinic today I had so many questions I thought I would look online for information. I now know (thanks to your photos) that what I am experiencing is completely natural and normal. I had no idea what my cervix would look like and now feel empowered and knowledgable!!

    Thank you again
    Sarah

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  5. I think you are a great woman, to do this. I have had three children and never paid any attention to my body. My husband and I are trying to listen to my body and see when my ovulation day is. We so badly want a boy and doctors have told us to have sex on this day and we just might get what we want. Thanks for helping me!

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  6. Thanks for this project and your courage. I read that you have a retroverted uterus. Do you have more information on this issue? What does someone with one need to know? Thanks.

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  7. Thank you for the very personal gift. Just a brief story to let you know how important this information is. I had an IUD inserted after my first child, I said to my mother (she had given birth to 10 children) “Mom the doctor told me that I should check my cervix to be sure that the IUD string is hanging outside to confirm that the device is properly placed, where is my cervix?” Mom’s answer was,” I have no idea and you young girls pay too much attention to all that nonsense, just leave to the doctors and Mother Nature”.
    Nature”. Needless to say, my two daughteres were much better informed about their beautiful bodies. Keep up the good work especially the open dialog.

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  8. As a male and a teacher of OBGYN to osteopathy students in the UK for the past 25 yearsI thank you for what is a unique set of photographs. Do I have your permission to use these images as a teaching aid in my classes please? I promise to give your web site the recognition it deserves by way of a reference source. It is amazing just how much we take for granted when we teach, and then something like this comes along and changes our view. For my PhD thesis I researched the way that collagen changes at various stages of the cycle. The birth hormone Relaxin is present every woman every month for 6 hours before she menstruates so that the cervix opens as collagen is denatured. Males do not have Relaxin in their blood, but they do have it in their seminal fluid so the blob of semen deposited at the cervix on ejaculation will ripenthe cervix by changing the collagen plug and hence the sperm can swim through. We see the change in the plug on your photos!
    Thsnks again.

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  9. Hi there! Between these photos and the book by the former beauty pageant winner (can only think of her first names Nancy Amanda), I’ve got so many great resources for my step daughter. Her mother is full of a lot of misinformation, and I want my dear step daughter to understand her body better than her own mother does (and better than I did at her age!). Thank you so much for proving that there is nothing disgusting or wrong about women’s bodies!

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  10. I have learned so much from this website, I live in the UK and have never heard of any of this before! I am a teacher in a secondary school and believe that this information should be taught to teenagers so that they could get to know their own cycles and perhaps this may help reduce the amount of unwanted teenage pregnancies. I feel very disappointed that I was never taught this stuff at school about my own body and had to go to a website to find out!
    Thanks for doing this, hopefully I’ll be able to figure out my ovulation days and be ready next cycle!

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  11. Thank you so much for making this site! It is so informative; it’s so interesting to see a real-life example of what’s going on in our bodies.

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  12. These are wonderful photos and this is a terrific project.

    I am a women’s health nurse practitioner and when I do exams, will often describe to my patients that her healthy cervix is beautiful. Maybe you have been one of my patients. I like to think I make a difference by telling them about the wonder of a healthy body part that she can’t easily see.

    I wonder if you would mind if I forward your website to other women’s health NPs for teaching purposes?

    Thank you for posting your photos.
    Marcy

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  13. Amazing stuff – you should be very proud of your work (and your cervix!) I found it especially fascinating to see the cervix during menstruation. Thank you.
    Dee

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  14. Thank you very much for this helpful site. I found this site by accident and glad I did. These photos are better than anatomy books and videos are very helpful as well. I am a grad. student and with cervical problems as well. Learned a lot . . . keep up the good work.

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  15. This is to congratulate your bold initiative which will be of tremendous use to the research community. Wish you all the best and hope you will succeed in your
    future such endeavours.

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  16. wow i am a 36 years old and started my ovulation cycles when i was 14 and have normal periods since. i have my yearly pelvic and pap test and have had one elected abortion at the age of 18 and have never though to learn to view my cervix until recentley when i found your site this is awsome i went to my gyn 1 week ago and asked her to show my how to view my cervix and during my pelvic exam with my feet in the sturrips of the exam table to me its not embarrising when your dr is a woman it feels liberating she handed me a mirror and let me take a peek inside of my vagina and there it was my pinkish colered moist ripe cervix that really looked like the tip of a nose it was incredible to see this hidden part of my body for the first time now that i have seen inside i will be doing monthley self exams. thanks cristy

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  17. What a wonderful site! Very educational. I am 68, and back in the Women’s Movement–late60’s/early70’s– MS Magazine had a cover of Wonder Woman holding a plastic speculum–(caption: With my speculum, I am strong!)and articles encouraging women to examine their own bodies, inside and out. Local feminist groups all over the country held seminars and offered instruction, demonstration, and plastic speculums for home use. Seminars often opened with a silent film showing a lovely montage– closeups of dozens of women’s vulvas, one after the other. The film always finished to a standing ovation, as women for the first time viewed a celebration of the beauty and variety of the external female body.
    Also shown was a short film of the cervical cycle of one woman, and much was made of the fact that due to years of belief by the medical community that the textbook cervical os should point directly forward, MD’s for decades had fitted women with a pessary to wear internally ALL the time to “correct” the cervical os, to point it straight out–touted as the cure for many menstrual and fertility problems, such as tilted uterus, etc. Feminists learned better, that the os shifted position in a normal cycle, but 30 years later your project is still breaking new ground–a medical indictment, wouldn’t you say? Keep up good work. They may learn from us yet.

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  18. hi, a fellow forum member on cafemom.com in the pregnant/trying to concieve posted this link for us… i think its awesome :)

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  19. Hi,thank you this is very informative,can you please post some pictures of changes of the cervix during pregnancy and birth,if possable showing the mucus plug and what a cervix looks like that is dilating.Thanks again!

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  20. What about pictures of women with precervical cancer? That’s something so very awful to go through and no doctor seems to really want to explain whats going on.

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  21. I just have a comment and a question,

    I was brought up in a catholic home where we were always educated “not to touch” I thank you for opening my eyes. I have oredred myself a speculum online and will definitely be taking a look for my self.

    Question: Has anyone ever conceived and then noticed the change of color to a bluish purple and also maybe even taken a photo for comparison to an umpregnant cervix?

    I know this may not be recommended but I am just curious.

    Again thanks so much for your help.

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  22. This site has been really helpful. I have always found it dificult to consider my body as beautiful and have found cervical screening tests quite traumatic and scary.
    I would like to take this opportunity to declare: There is nothing bad about my cervix, it is beautiful!!
    Thanks x

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  23. thanks so much! that wuz kinda cross but educational. im a 6th gradder and am trying to learn as much as possible now before im 76 and still clueless about it. i just started my period too so its helpful in that way too! thanks again!!!

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  24. To “interested” (comment 32) who asked if anyone noticed that the cervix turns blue when a woman is pregnant. Yes, many self-helpers have noticed this. Not all women will have a bluish cervix, and we think it is due to increased blood flow to the uterus. It is a sign of pregnancy, and very useful to women when trying to decipher whether or not she is pregnant.

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  25. Wow! fantastic site I am a student midwife and these photos are really interesting and very educational. Photos of a dialated cervix during labour would be really neat if anyone was willing and able to supply something of that sort. Keep up the great work :)

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  26. For information on a Menstrual Study conducted by lay women (they took pictures of their cervices) go to Women’s Health Specialists web site at: http://www.cawhs.org. Go to self help then Menstrual Study on the menu. Also, there is a women’s health blog where women are sharing cervix stories on the website as well.

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  27. This is a great website. I am a pre-med student, and have know for a long time that gynecology was my calling. These are the pics that our anatomy books need.

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  28. Hi

    Thanks for the pics! Does the cervix change posistion and feel throughout the day?? as it it could be lower and softer in the evening but hard and high in the morning? What does this change mean?

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  29. Hi,

    I love this site, thank you so much.

    I had the good fortune of having seen my cervix. Although when I did see it when i was on all fours rather than lying on my back and the view was spectacular.

    I felt like my cervix was a beautiful chandeliere in a palace.

    I hope you get find some photos of women in that position as well.

    Thank you for your beautiful work.

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  30. Hello, I’ve read the comments and questions on this site and would like to guide your viewers to an excellent web site designed by the World Organisation Ovulation Method Billings, WOOMB. http://www.woomb.org
    Many years of scientific evidence-based research has been conducted by this organisation into natural fertility regulation, along with many international field trials.
    Professor Eric Odeblad, Sweden,pioneered research on the cervix and cervical mucus. For Uk teachers, contact Fertility Care Scotland and we can direct you to a local, trained instructor in the Billings Method. It’s knowledge every woman should have.

    Thank you,

    Toni Cameron
    Fertility Care Scotland is a Charity registered in Scotland, No. SC022875

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  31. Thank you so much for this truly educational resource. All the best with the rest of your projects. Please keep educating us all.
    Marion

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  32. Wow! I think this site is AWESOME! Too many girls and women have no clue what is going on with their bodies. I myself did not see my cervix until I was in my early 20s and a kind midwife showed it to me during an exam. No doctor ever had.

    My husband and I are TTC, so it was very interesting to see the picture pre and post coitus.

    Fascinating and educational. Thank you for this site.

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  33. This is a great site. I’m 21 years old, and I had never seen “down there” before. This is a great educational site for those of us who want to understand what our bodies look like, not just technically or through sex ed drawings. Thank you for this.

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  34. Thank you so much for sharing. I have been googling for images of the cervix for months now. I suspect that I may have a prolapsed cervix/uterus. After looking at these images it makes me suspect even more as my cervix seems to “stick out” about 1 1/2″, not be more “dome like”. Hmmm. I hope you can show some images of maybe a Stage 1 Prolapsed Cervix/Uterus.

    Great work!

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  35. Hi, I am writing in response to Denise about uterine prolapse. I’m not sure what you exactly mean that your cervix sticks out about 1 1/2″ and is not dome shaped. Can you explain that a little more? I have noticed that when some women insert a speculum, the speculum can put more pressure on the top and bottom of the end of the vaginal canal, making the cervix push out more. You can go to our website (http://www.cawhs.org), click on self help, and menstrual study. at the bottom of the page are pictures of cervices. If you click on the 46 year old woman’s pictures, you can see that the cervix is sort of pushed out by the speculum and seems longer than it does on her other pictures. As far as uterine prolapse is concerned, at some point you probably would see the uterus coming out of the os. I hope that this is helpful; however, I would think that you would have some symptoms if a prolapse was taking place (e.g., pain). I hope the pictures help. Jude

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  36. i think this website is very helpful…thank you for sharing this..i just want to make a suggestion if thats okay..i would love to see some pictures of a pregnant womens cervix (im now 26 weeks pregnant) and its got me thinking alot on what it looks like.

    -Again, thank you for sharing.

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  37. What a wonderfully educational and empowering tool. I have just gone off the BC pill and am waiting to ovulate or have a period. I have been madly trying to work out what the various discharges and position of cervix means and your amazing site has answered so many questions for me. I actually didn’t realise how little I knew until I saw it on this site.

    Thank you so much for your dedication and insight.

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  38. I had been on birth control for 6 years. When I got off it two months ago, I could tell I was clearly ovulating-the cervical mucus was doing everything like it said online etc. I always some sort of CM ALL the time. This month I got my period and everything was going as normal. Then, a few days I was supposed to ovulated, the CM went dry. It has never been dry. What could this mean?

    Thanks for any help!

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  39. Awsome, I always check my cervix helps me understand things much more. I am a mother of three hoping to be a mother of four someday God willing…..

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  40. I teach human sexuality to college students-these pics are fantastic.
    I wonder if we can get some pics with cervical cap and diaphragm installed. This would bring the birth control/contraception presentations alive.

    Thanks

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  41. What a cool site! Ive wondered what those strange textures Ive only been feeling and not seeing for over 20 years looked like, and that big smooth round thing, oh yeah my cervix! Now it all makes sense what Im really touching! So kool, its like a blind person seeing themself in the mirror for the first time!
    Thank you for your site!

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  42. I found this through iud_divas on Livejournal and WOW! I had no idea what a cervix looked like, really, so it was very educational. Definitely gave me a new perspective into what’s going on with my body during the month. Thank you for making this webstie.

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  43. This is EXACTLY what I’ve been searching the internet for. Well, I’ve been looking to find pictures of a dilated cervix prior to childbirth (so I can see if I’m dilating or not.) This helps me to see that what I’m looking at is indeed my cervix! Very interesting and what a cool project!

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  44. Very interesting!!! I never knew that those fluidy things coming out of me were normal!

    I thought I was a freak because my vag fluids were white!

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  45. I just wanted to say thank you for this website! I think it is so important for women to know all about their bodies! its amazing how much our bodies go through each month! Photos like these should be part of health education in high school. If women knew all of this early in life there would be far less questions and anxiety!

    Thanks again!

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  46. I can’t believe I’m in my mid30s and never have looked at mine own, nor seen anyone else’s cervix. (And yet I have shown mine to many doctors.) Thank you for showing it so real, and in so many stages. I feel more “normal” now.

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  48. Thank you so much for creating this. No one ever told me what a cervix looked or felt like and the first time I discovered it I freaked out…until my boyfriend told me it was normal. Thanks for helping women get more in touch with their bodies.

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  49. I an 25, no children and have a paraguard IUD. No STDs. I just had a Leep procedure and I am Searching the web to see what it looks like after the procedure. That state that odd smelling discharge and a coffee ground resemblence is okay! I want to know why and what is really going on! Hmmmm…..Thank you, So much I am no doctor or med student, but this website has helped me understand what goes on and what My Cervix is doing! Thank you so much!

    Respectfully, Cassandra

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  50. Wow, this site really opened my eyes, it’s amazing what can go on up there, and the daily changes. You’ve definitely educated me, however I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go down on my girlfriend again.. Even in a healthy woman all the mucus and fluids kinda made me queezy. lol.
    I bet my gf would really enjoy this site, keep up the good work!

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  51. I just want to thank you for you website so so much.
    I have 2 children both natural vag deliveries, and I know that it changes the cervix I just didn’t know how and your site helped me learn.
    I also now have and iud so the iud cycle pictures where very interesting to thank you

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  52. Im confused about the cervix. So how does your cervix supposed to feel during menstrual cycle? Mine feels really soft and high during my period. Any help?

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  55. I am 24yrs old, never been pregnant and have not had an STD, and am sexually active.
    I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and I don’t ovulate, or have a regular period. Do you have any photo’s of what the cervix would look like in my situation over a month?

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  56. I had a termination in 2007 and have become so disconnected from my body since then, it is only recently that I have stopped running packs of the pill together and not avoid my menses. I’d love to regain the connection with my physical, feminine self, and this may just be the way to do it!
    thank you x

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  57. A amazing site I recently viewed my own cervix and was taken back by what I saw, my cervix however does not appear to be the bright pink its darker in colour deep red or purple you could say, but I suppose everyones different aye :)

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  58. WOW what an impressive site… To say the very least. The important part of a womans body that we never really get to see. Thanks for sharing part of yourself so many many woman can learn about themselves a little or a lot more. I have often wondered why sometimes I can feel my cervix quite low and others not at all, now I know.

    Thanks from a woman,mother and a doula.

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  59. I would like to know how cervix look or feel prior and after ovulation occurs. I try to check my cervix but it is so hard(too high and deep). There is any advice that you can give me so i can start checking my cervix??
    Thank you and the site was so helpful.

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  61. hey, would it be possible to go over HPV effects such as HSIL? And share the world about how it progresses, etc, as a lot of women out there are freaked out about it.

    tks

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  62. Dear owner of website.

    Im a 4th year medical student and are wondering what kind of camera u were using to get those photoes. Looks really upclose and good,

    kind regards

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  63. Fantastic website – well done on an amazing project!

    I and my hubby have been ttc for 2 years, and I had an HSG (glorified smear test with x-rays to check fallopian tubes) this morning. Tubes are fine, but it took the doctor a long time to get the catheter through my cervix (possible fibroids). The bit which I’d like your opinion on is that he said my cervix looked like I’d had children (transverse slit). I’ve never been pregnant at all. I wondered if you had any thoughts on this? Google isn’t helping and my next appointment is in 3 months!

    Thanks!

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  64. i am here asking if its normal for my cervix to stick out slightly from my vagina. i am 26 years old and 10 weeks pregnant. i am just curious. it is very uncomfortable. i go to see my doctor in 2 weeks but i would like to see what other people think about this to kind of calm my nerves a bit. thank you

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  65. What an amazing sight and what an education! Thank you for taking this project on! I came upon this website as I was trying to figure out what my cervix should look like when I am ovulation, but it lead to more questions for me… I have a prolapsed cervix as a result of my first delivery and now that I’m trying for my second child, I’m wondering it this affects my chances of getting pregnant. Can you shed any light on this condition?

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  66. I just wanted you to know that I adore what you are doing here and have been linking to you willy nilly on various blogs/forums. Thank you for helping to educate women!!!

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  70. Hi there,

    do you think I can contact you on something since you said you have experience in this? I did somethign that I am scared might have injured my cervix.

    Please help if you can thank you.

    :-)

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  73. Sadly with pap testing there are now lots of damaged ones.
    I was horrified to read recently that 77% of Australian women are referred for colposcopy and some sort of biopsy during their lifetime after an “abnormal pap” and that almost all are for false positives.
    Our top risk from cervical cancer is 1% with no screening and 0.35% with screening, but this test sends 77% of women for follow up. (2 yearly testing, even higher with annual – 95%)
    Damage to the cervix can cause infertility, miscarriages, problems during pregnancy, more c-sections, premature babies and psych issues.
    Young women – under 25…the evidence from the UK, the Netherlands and Finland is that screening doesn’t change the tiny death rate, but causes great harm. 1 in 3 smears will be abnormal, but only tiny numbers actually have a real problem. The cervix is changing over those years – teens and 20’s and these changes are picked up as abnormal in the smear test. Be careful having smears before you’re 30 and only then with informed consent.
    There are lots of great references at Dr Joel Sherman’s medical privacy blog under women’s privacy issues.
    As a low risk woman I made an informed decision not to screen…it’s sad that any real information and certainly risk information is concealed from women BUT you can get to the truth using the net.
    I think the normal healthy cervix is under threat with this testing. Instead of cervical cancer being an issue for 1% of women, it’s now an issue for every woman who screens.
    Great site!

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  75. Hello, I am a undergrad biology student hoping to get into med school to be an ob/gyn. For my anatomy lab we have to do group presentations on different medical concerns and I, of course, picked cervical displasia. My group is planning on making a powerpoint and I was wondering if i could use your photos in my presentation, I would of course give you proper credit in the form of MLA citation along with verbal mention. Thank you for the beautiful and educational pictures

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  76. Does anyone have pics of vaginal dyspalisa. I had a partical hyster back in 04 or 05. And the dr. said that it is unusual for a women who has had a hyster to have this also told that there was HPV along with it. I also was told had abnomal cells and he did a biopsy and it said abnormal cells. SO now I go for 6 months of treatment to burn off the abnormal cells. I just don’t know what to do. I am 46 have had 3 children and have been married for 2 years. Thank you

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  77. This is amazing. My husband and I are going through issues with infertility. We have decided to move onto medical intervention to assist… However, I am not happy with the amount of drugs they want to pump me full of. I am open to trusting my own body and trying these things naturally first. I have read so much info but seeing the pictures and being able to compare myself to them is invaluable.
    Thank you again!

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  78. Thank you for such a wonderful site. You are providing a great service to women around the world. It’s important that we are all well informed about our own bodies. Thank you.

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  79. And while we’re at it, the instrument of rape known as the speculum was invented by a doctor who tortured women by experimenting on them. We don’t know much about the victims, they had no last names, they were slaves. Anarca, or Anarcha was her name, may God bless her soul.

    I will not dignify the name of the man who called himself a “doctor”, the father of gynecology. A sick heartless monster, who preyed-on the helpless.

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    Bro to the world Reply:

    The speculum is NOT an instrument of rape. It must, though, be used with the absolute spiritual, emotional, and physically comfort of the woman. Ideally, with a family member or friend that she trusts in the room.

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  80. thank you so much for doing this. i am 36, have given vaginal birth twice, and never really thought much about my cervix. i have been experiencing much strange bleeding lately (i have a bicornuate uterus, so this is not unusal, but happening more often of late) and decided to feel around up there to see what was going on up there, and felt my cervix. i had never been able to feel it so easily before and it freaked me out! as your pics show, it changes significantly and as you said yourself, can be felt in a lower position at different times, and so now i feel normal again.

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  82. This project should be a mandatory class for us women, very informative. I have to pass your site to my closes friends. I’m the type that likes to obtain a wealth of knowledge especially when it comes to this topic. After reading/viewing all of your age groups, those prego/post-prego, and nullparous cervical many cervixes vary in ways but resemble. But what if one who had normal paps and considered to be a healthy cervix doesn’t resemble most of the photos in the posted projects? Are there good resources/other studies that I can read/view that would help explain? I’d like to hear your comments.

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  83. I had a cervical biopsy today, I feel stressed! Thank you for the pics
    It did make me feel better. Had an irregular pap, said I had HPV, there
    is always fear with the unknown. I will see if I can get my pic for your site.
    It really makes you feel better to talk about it and see that your cervix looks almost like everyone else’s. Thanks again

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  84. This Beautiful Cervix Project is a very nice interesting. Sometimes you don’t know if your vaginal discharge are normal and you have any reference of what is supposed to be normal. Thanks for that very informative and useful site !

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  85. SO beautiful.. Thank u so much for posting this pics.. i have surely gained so much information through this site. I m TTC and i m so pleased to know what actually is happening in there..

    Keep up the good work.

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  87. I just want to say that I absolutely LOVE this site. I have been looking for something like this and have failed to find it until now! Please please keep this site up and somehow extend the picture research. This helped me so much!! I was worried that I felt some rough texture on my cervix when doing a daily examination. I was eased to find that some healthy cervix’s also have “rough” skin.

    Anyway, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

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  89. Glad I stumbled across this website, it’s fantastic.
    My doctor told me I have an inverted cervix when he was doing a pap smear, what is the difference? Do you have any photos of this?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Sorry, I rely on volunteers for my photos – let me know if you want to subit a photo of your cervix :)

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  90. I find this site amazing, I was able to see my cervix when I was 20 because the gyno said it was a “good cervix” and used a colposcope to show some students what it looked like (after permission of course). I’m not sure what day of my cycle it was, but it was on day where there was little cevical fluid – I remember it was clear though.
    Anyway, this is a wonderful and informative site – very in tune with what our youth should know about themselves today. Thanks!

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  91. Wow, I can’t believe I have only just found your site. It is good quality, open information like this that provide women with the ability to learn about their bodies. We need more things like this. It is a very bold, important project so keep up the good work. :-)

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  92. I am in college finishing my LPN program and one of my instructors suggested this site. I am so glad I came to check it out. We see pictures in our books, but this is the real thing…I always wondered what my OB was looking at under that sheet…LOL

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  93. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for putting this website together!

    Getting to see what my gyno sees is amazing and very educational.

    I came across this site while looking for decent pictures of the interior of the vagina, which I haven’t found yet but this is probably what I would look for next.

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  94. THIS SITE IS AWESOME!!! ITS LIKE A SCIENCE PROJECT. ITS REALLY COOL AND VERY INFORMATIONAL. I HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOUR SITE GROWS!!!! AND YOU GET THE FUNDS YOU NEED I LOVE THIS SITE.

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  95. So now I know! Cool, hopefully we will get pregnante this time now that I know what I am looking for and feeling for. This site is so awesome!!

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  96. hi i was wondering about the direction at your cervix shoud face when i lay on my back with my bottom tilted to the roof my cervix seem to point towards the floor… is this normal???

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    There are no ‘shoulds.’ The uterus/cervix can point in different directions depending on the women’s pelvic anatomy, her time in the cycle, and the position of her uterus. The uterus is suspended by ligaments in the pelvis and is not in a fixed position. My uterus is tipped backward (retroflexed), so you may notice that the cervix is pointing upwards in some photos. This is an anatomical variation that is present in about 20-30% of the population, and is most often a genetic trait. It means that the body of the uterus lies more towards my back than over my bladder. Sounds like you have an anteverted uterus.

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    Nicola Jane Lynch Reply:

    Just found out my cervix are tilted away up 2 the left hand side towards the back. Ouch went for smear the othr day & nurse 8 smears later & couldnt locate my cervix? So had 2 make an app 2 see a Dr, So i thought i was goin for bad news as having abnormal cells before when i was 21yr old im 37 just turned,& stupidly put of the smear for yr,s,Eventually the Dr 3 or 4 seperate smear tests later found them as she was able 2 examine me, They seem 2 b away 2 the left hand side but tucked up beside my tilted whom away 2 the back?. Wat an expierence as nevr b4 had a prob getn a smear. Between the time of treatment i had 2 burn the abnormal cells away I hav had 4 pregnancys which i had 2 miscarrages & 2 Stillborns as which no answers just 1 of they things Dr says, I was bleeding so heavy & passing clots the size of palm of my hand throughout the 4 pregnancys, but the hospital kept on sending me home! Do u think that this is the reasons 2 why i cannot carry full term? Tilted whom & now cervix? Im waiting on the results for smear & im terrified, Jst found this site & it,s great as iv learnt a bit more.Another thing after delivering my last stillborn (my baby Teri)@ Home the placenta aftr injection didnt pass so i was booked in for a d&c the next morning,I delivered baby early hr,s tht morning, So went 2 hospital for a d&c & 2 get the placenta rwemoved they asked my partner at the time & I if we cld go a walk they had no beds! This hospital was due for closing Simpsons in Edinburgh Scotland. So my partner lost it & shouted she has given birth 2 a dead baby u hav her standing here with woman in labour & who had jst had baby,s so get her a bed!Cut a long story short instead of a d&c she got me in the smear position & had me giving big coughs & put her hand ther & pulled it out ouch!! Could she hav damaged my cervix or whom, as why is this happening 23 me now wen nevr had a problem a smear always uncomfortable but in & out, Not this time. Iv heard all scary stuff bcoz i hav lower back pain a hysterectomy may b in need? I no how u feel lov, & would b gratefull now tht im setting an account up for this page that i may get some help/answers?& Thankyou so much i dnt feel alone after seeing this page.

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  97. I’ am not usually this open minded about the amount of information giving across the internet. After being forced to retire not knowing what to do yet as it may the wife knew you are going back to school which in-turn will keep you out of my way around the house you will learn something new, the field of choice would you believe it Information Technology Network Security after learning as much as I could and still to this day trying to keep myself updated on the latest information, news, and resources out there, I have to admit yours site is the first that I have seen with the amount of graphical and detailed information giving as not to offend anyone according to the law **View at your discretion**. This site should be used and recommended to other agencies within the information and resource offer through education. Thank You.

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  98. I have been having pain during sex and also just lower stomach pain in general. It was confirmed as a cervical issue but I was not informed of what could be causing it. The infection tests came back negative but doctor did not tell me anything else but to change positions. That has helped but I still get some pain. I started having sex with my boyfriend in September 2010 and the pain began in January 2011. It is now mid-August 2011. What could be the problem?

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  99. Thank you for this site. As a women entering menopause – or finishing perimenopause – the images helped. I’m headed to the doctor to ask questions and describe “stuff” to her. Your site helped me find the words to do that right.

    Peace.

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  100. Wonderful site. I was wondering if it is possible to take pics of an anteverted uterus, where the cervix is in normal position and pics of a retroeverted uterus (tilted, tipped uterus), where cervix is in the opposite of the norm. I have a tipped uterus and have questions about the position of it and how it effects reproduction and such.

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Age 25 entire cycle is a retroverted uterus. From what I have read, this is just a variation of normal and does not affect reproduction.

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  101. Hi. Let me start by saying a big ” Thank you ” for this website, and wish you all the very best in your studies. I had a scare of Cin III a couple of years ago, and Im afraid its come back, after the usual amounts of treatment. So I have started the research again, today as woke up with bleeding after finishing my period just over a week ago, to find out more. The dr who performed my walkin-walk-out was wonderful, but didnt answer all questions I had, at the time. Research is wonderfull….
    Never even knew thats why I had smear tests in the first place, Im 41 years old and its taken me this long to understand it all… Anyway another big thank you, and good luck with everything.. Inspirational.

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  102. Thanks using the good weblog. It was very useful for people. Keep sharing such suggestions later on as properly. This ended up being actually everything that I was searching for, and My group is glad to help came in this case! Thanks to obtain sharing this such information with us

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  103. Hi, my name is Monica and i have been struggling with inderstanding my cervix and infection. i was told i had BV(bacterical Vaginitios)..a few months back and never got a test to say if it has cleared up or not well, now i am having a discharge that is white and a little chunky, also my outer lips itch. and i dont know if it is normal or not. i think it is yeast but i could be wrong. do you have any pictures of these avaliable?….i would really like to know what is normal discharge.

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    We all have yeast living in our healthy vaginas at all times. When there is an imbalance, there can be more copious white discharge. If your outer lips itch, it suggests there may be an imbalance of yeast. Here is more information and natural remedies for balancing the vaginal ecosystem. If you are very concerned, contact your practitioner:

    http://www.fwhc.org/health/yeast.htm

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  104. i love your website , i have a really weird question to ask, i fear getting pregnant again to soon , what does it mean when your cervix is high open and soft ? i haven’t gotten my period and its late. i dont know to think or do , please help.
    a big fan
    yvette

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Soft, high and open cervix is how the cervix feels when a woman is in her fertile phase or is pregnant. It means the cervix may feel soft like lips and be deeper in the vagina than during a non-fertile phase. This is in relation to how it feels at other times during the cycle, so it helps to check your cervix with your finger and have a baseline of what is normal for you. If your period is late, I’d take a pregnancy test to confirm or rule out pregnancy. Good luck!

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  105. hi! this site is amazing. Nothing like it online, and i have looked everywhere. Recently, I was diagnosed with CIN 3 and had a LEEP/LETZ. the margins were not clear and I am going in now for a cold knife cone biopsy….I would love if there was a page on your site for this procedure….any chance of that?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    I rely on volunteers to submit photos, so I’d happily create a page if someone photographed this procedure.

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  106. HELLO

    Im bit worried but want to know if its normal, when i put my finger in my vagina to feel the cervix, i can feel round like soft cushion and dimple in the middle but i can feel something like very tiny lump size like half 1 of rice seed next to dimple, what is it? i had it for 4-5 years and the size is still the same and no pain

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Most likely it is a Nabothian cyst. Check out: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002482/

    You might want to get a speculum and check it out yourself – it could be a polyp, too – or make an appt with your gyn practitioner to check it out.

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  108. I really appreciated finding this website. I struggle with a unhealthy fear of stds and a changing vaginal environment since getting a IUD. These pictures made me realize that what has been happening inside my vagina is not abnormal, just new and different. Thank you!

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  109. i have a question that im concerned about. i have a paragard iud in my uterus and ive been diagnosed with a bladder, urethra, and uterus prolapse. i am not sure but can the copper iud puncture my uterus? or do you know where i can look to get more information? thank you in advance.

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  110. Do you have any images of a patulous cervix? I have been told I have one and would like to see what they look like. This was after examination by fertility specialist 3 months after I delivered stillborn twins at 23 weeks and 6 days. Medical opinion seems to think that I may not have had an incompetent cervix but may have opened due to prolonged bleeding from a low lying placenta. Thanks for reading my query. Marion

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Sorry I don’t – I rely on volunteers for my photos, so if you want to submit, I’d welcome that!

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  111. Fantastic site !!!!!!!
    I’m 7 dpo today and since last night my cervix has been higher than ever iv already ovulated so I know it’s not that and it also feels more like a upside down ice-cream cone not pointy but defiantly not it’s usual bulby type . An it’s super closed . Iv had some typical pregnancy symptoms last two days but it’s defently a quite month this month I’m usually tortured around now with every intense af symptom possible . Iv had two kiddies already both natural births so fingers crossed that it’s number three as my os is tightly closed :) I’m comparing mine to one of the gallery ones and it looks promising ;).
    Can’t rave enOugh about this site .

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  113. The cervical mucous is the natural secretion of the cervical glands designed to moisten and protect the cervix – they type and amount of fluid is regulated by the hormones that shift during a menstrual cycle. I’m not sure exactly what you’re asking – it does not cause the sensation of burning unless there is an infection. It can drip into and out of the vagina (you may notice changes in the discharge on your panties). Cervical mucous is different than the fluids of arousal – your vagina makes a fluid that is cloudy or clear and feels wet. It usually goes away about 30 minutes after sexual excitement ends.
    Unfertile cervical mucous after menstruation is hostile to sperm (incompatible pH) and may kill them; also, post-ovulation, higher levels of progesterone thickens the mucus again forming a plug at the cervix acting as an impenetrable barrier to sperm. Fertile mucus maintains the life of sperm, nourishes it and allows it to pass freely through the cervix. In fertile mucus, sperm may live for up to three days, in rare circumstances for five days or even longer.
    If a woman experiences burning while using a certain type of lube, I’d recommend switching brands or using a more natural product. Chemicals in lubricants can cause burning.

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