Why do we need annual exams? What does a Pap smear test for? Can you catch HPV from a toilet seat? Miriam the Midwife drops some knowledge about why annual exams are valuable, what to expect, how to understand Paps and HPV screening, and whether or not you need to trim your pubes before you head to the gyno. With special guest Dr. Alicia Hart, ND from Vitality NW, this episode also covers how trauma informed gynecologic care can make your annual exam a smoother, more empowering experience.