Every year millions of women have pelvic exams. Women are facing conflicting medical advice. Doctors represented by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends yearly pelvic exams for all women 21 years of age and older whether they show symptoms of disease or not. On the other hand, the American College of Physicians says that potential harms of the exam outweigh benefits and recommends against performing pelvic examinations, unless a woman is pregnant or has symptoms of disease such as bleeding, pain or signs of infection. For more information click here.
Women Skip Pelvic Exams When Told They Have Little Health Benefit