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Physical touch by your medic can be a great healer if done in the right way

Touch during medical procedures can be soothing or traumatising

Caitlin Kelly | NYT 

It started, as it does for thousands of women every year, with a routine mammogram, and its routine process of having my breasts — like a lump of dough — manipulated by another woman’s hands and placed, albeit gently, into tight compression. It’s never comfortable, but you get used to it because you have to. Unlike previous years, though, my next step was a biopsy, for which I lay face down, my left breast dangling through a hole in the table. Several hands reached for what’s normally a private and hidden body part and moved it with practiced ease, ...

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 22:29 IST