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Healthy Women & Pelvic Exams

Each year, millions of women in the U.S. head to their gynecologist for an annual check-up. While it may not be the most pleasant experience in the world, most consider the prodding and mild discomfort of a routine pelvic exam to be an essential part of preventive health care. But now the American College of Physicians (ACP) is challenging the need for this practice, A new set of guidelines that recommends against annual pelvic exams for healthy, non-pregnant women.

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