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Dr. Samuel Smith, MD Discusses Annual Pelvic Exams

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Doctors not ready to abandon annual pelvic exams

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a statement saying there wasn't enough evidence to determine whether the standard pelvic exam was beneficial for women without symptoms and who are not pregnant. However, this doesn't mean the exams will — or should — be abandoned by everyone, says Dr. Samuel Smith, MD, chairman of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Read the full story.

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