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Task Force Open to Public Comment on Pelvic Exams

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Pelvic exams are currently up for review by the US Services Preventive Services Task Force.  The task force reviews scientific evidence to determine the effects of preventive services, such as screening tests for cancer.  The task force makes recommendations based … Continue reading

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Why Pelvic Exams are Not called Vaginal Exams

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The term “pelvic exam” is a bit misleading.  A woman who didn’t know better might think it meant having her pelvic bones examined.  Imagine her shock when she discovered that the doctor did not want to see or touch her … Continue reading

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Psychological Harms of Pelvic Exams

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There is a lack of research on the harmful psychological effects of pelvic exams.  The lack of research highlights how the harmful effects from pelvic exams have largely been ignored, or have been considered not important enough to warrant investigation.  … Continue reading

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