Stop routine pelvic exams, doctors group says

June 30, 2014 9:02 PM

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Stop routine pelvic exams, doctors group says

Women, here's one thing one group of doctors says you can scratch from your annual to-do list: the routine pelvic exam.

The long-standing ritual – which requires a woman to lie on an exam table and put her feet in stirrups for an external and internal exam of her genitals and reproductive organs – has no known benefits when it is performed on symptom-free women who are not pregnant, says the American College of Physi...

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