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Pelvic exams for women may be of little benefit says an influential government task force.

Pelvic exams for women may be of little benefit says an influential government task force. It is no secret that most women are more health conscious than men are.  This is partly due to the annual pelvic exam ritual, which begins around puberty for most girls, and had been thought to be necessary to evaluate developing pathologies in the vagina and cervix. As with many preventative procedures lately, the evidence is not compelling that this yearly ritual actually does anything, and with 60 million pelvic exams done yearly, there is a lot of data that we as a society can Read More »