KHN: Should you get a routine pap smear? #women’shealth

Two physician groups disagree on whether women should get the screening test. now known as a  pelvic exam. Kaiser Health News reports; Boston Women’s Health Collective weights in with this:khn-logo1

Judy Norsigian of “Our Bodies Ourselves” said it behooves consumers to make an informed choice. “Women should not be bullied by their doctors” into having an exam, but should make the decision that best suits their circumstances, she said. “Medicine is often slow to change, particularly in this field.”

 

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