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Tag: annual pelvic exam

Importance of the Annual Pelvic Exam

 

In the last few years, the guidelines on the required frequency of cervical cancer screening (Pap smear) have changed, and more recently, even the importance of your Yearly/Annual Pelvic exam has been up for debate amongst established medical societies.  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, ACOG, recently released their rebuttal statement, reconfirming their support for the importance of the Annual Pelvic Exam.  Their statement was made in response to the recently released article from the American College of Physicians supporting the contrary, recommending against the annual pelvic exam in asymptomatic women, thus bringing into question the utility of the exam.

 


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