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Screening pelvic examination in adult women: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians

by jmiller on July 9, 2014

Recommendations:  “ACP recommends against performing screening pelvic examination in asymptomatic, nonpregnant, adult women.  The current evidence shows that harms outweigh any demonstrated benefits associated with the screening pelvic examination.  Indirect evidence showed that screening pelvic examination does not reduce mortality or morbidity rates in asymptomatic adult women, as 1 trial showed that screening for ovarian cancer with more sensitive tests (transvaginal ultrasonography and CA-125 also did not reduce mortality or morbidity rates.  (Ann Intern Med, July 1)   Click here to read full-text.

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