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Expert panel says healthy women don’t need yearly pelvic exam

Posted July 02, 2014, 10:23 am Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications The annual pelvic exam, an oft-dreaded part of preventive care for women, may become the as-needed pelvic exam, thanks to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. As part of a pelvic exam, a doctor uses a tool called a speculum to look at the vagina and cervix. She or he also inserts two fingers in…

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