Wow! So you mean to tell me that until 1998 there were no female equivalent “machines and mechanisms” to help protect our sexual anatomy during surgery? That is insane…. What that says to me is that Men have made sure they protect their junk, but to medical professionals (Females included) the clitoris ( the female pleasure and sense organ) can be routinely placed in harm’s way during common procedures like hysterectomies. hmm…Learn something new everyday.