An online gynecology clinic has become the first in the US to offer free services to women who use a selfie to record their periods.
Dr Lee Gynecologist in New Jersey has just opened an online clinic offering the free services for the first time.
The facility is being set up by Dr Lee Gyne, who works as an obstetrician-gynecology nurse at the University of New Jersey Medical Center in Newark.
Dr Gyne said he had been in touch with a number of gynecologists and midwives to see if there was a clinic where they could use the free service.
The clinic offers free ultrasounds and consultations to women at no cost to them.
Dr Jason Brown, a gynecological oncologist in San Diego, has had a similar experience.
He said the women are willing to pay for the services, although they don’t get to see their own doctor.
He said it is a little hard to see the cost of doing a free ultrasound or consultation when women have to travel all the way to the clinic for an appointment, but it is worth it.
“I think it’s important that women have a little bit of dignity when they’re trying to conceive,” Dr Brown said.
Dr Brown said he has been asked by a number women who had to travel for appointments to come back to the doctor for a follow-up appointment.
“The whole point is to make sure the health care system is providing them with care, so that they’re well taken care of when they need it,” Dr Lee said.