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Making Pelvic Examinations Easier For Women

Making Pelvic Examinations Easier For WomenAsk a woman how she feels about pelvic examinations (PEs) and you’ll likely get a scowl or a shudder. Research has shown that most women have negative feelings about PEs. Sitting on the examination table, feet in stirrups, can make women feel anxious and vulnerable. Some women feel ashamed or embarrassed. Pain is common.

Unfortunately, these negative feelings can cause some women to avoid PEs altogether. This is a problem, as these exams are important for reproductive health. They also give doctors and patients an opportunity to discuss health subjects that may not get attention otherwise.

Today, we’ll look at some of the reasons women dread pelvic exams and offer some tips for making patients feel more at ease.

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