Dr. Manny: Women should discuss pelvic exams with their doctor

July 1, 2014 8:54 PM

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Dr. Manny: Women should discuss pelvic exams with their doctor

I hate to practice medicine by committee. But it seems that more and more often, medical advisory groups are coming out with recommendations that, despite the fact that they may have some merit to them, represent the opinion of too few doctors and are too far-reaching in their recommendations.

This is what is occurring with the latest public announcement from the American College of Physicians (ACP), stating that pelvic exams are not necessary for healthy women, are not efficient screening tools – and can even be harmful.

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