After seven rounds of in vitro fertilization, Fahti Khosrowshahi never wanted to hear the sound of a metal speculum clanking as it expanded and locked into place again. After finally starting her own family, she and a team of female designers set out to develop a better speculum for pelvic exams. The result is the Nella NuSpec from Ceek Women’s Health. Made from medical-grade polymer, it’s about as thin as the average tampon when closed, much smaller than most traditional devices. After insertion, two side wings expand into the less sensitive vaginal side walls, giving doctors visibility without compromising patient comfort. And the whole thing happens without a sound. —Jamie Ducharme

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