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When a girl becomes a woman, she is initiated into a bizarre and mysterious annual ritual. She takes off her clothes, sticks her arms through a backless medical gown, reclines on an examination table, and spreads her legs. A doctor fits her feet into a pair of stirrups, looks at her genitals, sticks a cold metal speculum into her vagina, cranks it open, and peers in. When the speculum is removed, the doctor inserts a finger or two, and pokes around to feel the woman’s internal organs. Sometimes, the fingers examine her rectum, too.
Es geht um diese Veröffentlichungen der »Annals of Internal Medicine«:
- Screening Pelvic Examinations: Right, Wrong, or Rite? (kostenpflichtig)
- Screening Pelvic Examination in Adult Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians (kostenpflichtig)
- Screening Pelvic Examination in Nonpregnant Adult Women: Recommendations From the American College of Physicians (frei, Patienteninformation)