Here Is the "Dildonic" Device Women Seeking An Abortion in Virginia Will Have to Endure (NSFW)

Virginia is poised to change its law to require that women who seek an abortion have to have an ultrasound. Sound harmless? Well, it's a transvaginal ultrasound. Which means penetration. Here's how it works. (WARNING: Extremely NSFW image to follow.)


Virginia is poised to change its laws to require any woman who seeks an abortion to have something called a transvaginal ultrasound. That's an ultrasound probe that takes place by having a wand inserted into the vagina. Because a woman's consent is not required, and doctors would not be able to opt-out, some are labeling this rape.

To some extent, this is a gadget story. Because the procedure in question is, very much, dependent on a very specific type of device, a transvaginal ultrasound probe. And the thing is, when you see one of these devices, or even a rendering of how it works, it all seems a little abstract.


So, it's useful to see the device being used as it would be in a clinical setting. As you can with the image below, which shows it in use on a mannequin designed to train technicians how to use a transvaginal ultrasound.

Is this invasive? You tell me.

[BluePhantom via Tim Dicknson]


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