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"A recent article in the Journal of Women’s Health makes a convincing argument for ending the pelvic exam as part of standard care for asymptomatic women. http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2011/07/see_you_later_speculum.html Despite all the medical evidence suggesting the exam is unnecessary, I am having [...]" · View
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    A recent article in the Journal of Women’s Health makes a convincing argument for ending the pelvic exam as part of standard care for asymptomatic women.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2011/07/see_you_later_speculum.html

    Despite all the medical evidence suggesting the exam is unnecessary, I am having a really difficult time finding a health care provider who will fill my birth control prescription without it. If I have to have one more medical appointment where I respectfully raise concerns about the risks and benefits of pelvic exams, point out that it is not medically necessary for prescribing oral contraceptive, and assert my (supposed) right to refuse medical treatment only to be patronizingly lectured about how the exam is “not that bad” and “for my own good”–I’m going to lose it.

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