Cervical cancer guidelines leaves women confused about annual pelvic exams
There is good news and bad news in the world of women’s health.
The good news is that women do not need annual Pap smears. The bad news is that, upon hearing the good news, many women incorrectly assume they no longer need annual pelvic exams, either.
Historically, Pap smears were performed annually, and during the same time as pelvic exams, so it is understandable why women would conflate the two. But …