In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Maryam Guiahi, a researcher at the CU School of Medicine, looked at unnecessary pelvic exams. The research found that almost one-quarter, or 2.6 million, young women between the ages of 15 and 20 received a bimanual pelvic exam — during which a doctor places two fingers inside the patient’s vagina to check for abnormalities in the uterus or ovaries. More than half of those exams were potentially unnecessary.
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