A medical panel recently suggested pelvic exams may not be necessary for all women.
The article was printed in The New York Times. The findings refer to pelvic exams for healthy women and not those who are pregnant or have existing conditions according to The United States Preventive Services Task Force.
Dr. Ralph Turner of Gynecology at UT Health Northeast shared his views on the article.
“My thoughts on the article is that it’s discussing the issues that are taking place on a national health care policy level, said Turner “Statisticians for the preventive health task force are trying to find out how to save anywhere we can.”
Dr. Turner has served as a gynecologist for more than 30 years and says establishing trust with patients is one of his primary goals in providing women’s healthcare.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force also reported there isn’t enough evidence to prove pelvic exams are necessary.
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