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AAQ: How to find your cervix?

The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus. It’s a small passageway connecting the vagina to the uterine cavity, about 1–1.5 inches or 2.5—3.8cm long. The Latin, cervix uteri translates to “the womb’s neck.” In the vagina, the cervix looks like a smooth fleshy O, about an inch or 2.5cm in diameter, with a hole in the middle — similar to puckered lips.

Here’s a step-by-step feel-guide to finding your cervix:

- Start at a time when your cervix is likely to be low and more easily reached (before or after menstruation is great).
- Wash your hands very thoroughly, including underneath your fingernails.
- Squat on the ground, or lift one leg up onto the toilet seat or side of the tub.
- With your palm facing up, guide your longest finger carefully into your vagina (lube can come in handy here).
- Feel for a round, raised circle with a dimple in the middle — it’s most likely to be at the top of the front vaginal wall (closer to your belly button than to your back).

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