Earlier this year, TODAY.com reported on controversy surrounding pelvic exams and their usefulness in a woman’s yearly health routine. The Annals of Internal Medicine released a report examining viewpoints opposing the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology guidelines that still recommend annual pelvic exams, although annual cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended. It is notable that doctors on both sides of the debate seem to acknowledge weakness of the pelvic exam as a screening test for ovarian cancer. Dr. Jennifer Potter, director of the Women’s Health Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at ... Read More
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