The American College of Physicians is now strongly recommending against annual pelvic exams for healthy women.
The news comes after other recommendations that routine mammograms, pap smears and prostate exams are also not necessary for all people, so what is necessary? Do these recommendations portend changes in which services insurance may cover? And does this news change the care you'll ask for next time you visit your doctor?
Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D., President of the National Center for Health Research and an Epidemiologist trained at Yale University
Dr. Jan Gurley, a practicing internist physician and health writer for Reporting on health.