There’s an almost koan-esque quality to this one, isn’t there? “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” “What is the sound of a man’s vagina being scraped?”

It’s all about the quotes:

He first wanted a cervical examination and was refused because he did not have a cervix. He then asked to be put on the list for regular screening.


The wife of one of the GPs … said her husband, who has been a GP for 30 years and who trains young doctors would be “pleased to hear from anyone, medical or otherwise, who could teach him the correct way to carry out a cervical smear on a 34-year-old male”.

I performed one on Ace once, so I might be able to help. He’s a little older, though. More at risk.

Nota bene: the case has been active for two years.