Our expert says:
If I understand you correctly, your main problem is with having a vaginal examination. This is done in all patients in labour (including HIV +ve women) to check on the progress of the labour and the baby. You do have the option of delivering on your own without a birth attendant and then there would be no issues of privacy, but most women these days do not do this because there are risks involved. You also have the option of a home birth where you would only have one person in attendance, so very little invasion of privacy.
The other issue though is around your own health care. You do need periodic vaginal examinations and pap smears during your life. If you choose not to have these, then any gynae illnesses that could develop will not be detected till a late stage. You will have to decide on what issue is a priority for you.
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