The next time you see your gynecologist for a routine checkup, ask if a pelvic exam is planned and, if so, what the doctor expects it to accomplish.
Because the main reasons pelvic exams are performed are
1. Taught in Medical Schools to perform routinely. Rote.
2. Financial Compensation
Some of the reasons the exam is given, for example, cervical or ovarian cancer,
1.do not require a bimanual exam 2. or are not supported by research
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NYTimes: An Exam With Poor Results