Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Whither the Routine Pelvic Exam? — Physician’s First Watch
Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Whither the Routine Pelvic Exam?
By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors
In a new clinical practice guideline, appearing in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians recommends against performing routine pelvic examinations as part of well-women visits. Andrew Kaunitz of NEJM Journal Watch Women's Health shares his clinical experience -- and how he expects this new recommendation may affect practice.