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Pelvic Exams

  1. health
    Hospitals Might Not Get Consent to Give Unconscious Patients Pelvic ExamsSome teaching hospitals ask permission before performing invasive gynecological exams on anesthetized patients. Others apparently don’t.
  2. health
    Millions of Girls May Be Getting Unnecessary Pelvic ExamsA new study estimates that, within a year’s time, 1.4 million girls between 15 and 20 years old were subject to an invasive test they didn’t need.
  3. science of us
    A New Study May Have Found a More Effective Alternative to Pap SmearsHPV testing is better at detecting the abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer.
  4. speculums and such
    Annual Pelvic Exams: Pretty Much Pointless?Great, we love having a near-stranger prod our genitals for no reason.