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#hcr Alert:Canadian med students practice pelvic exams on anesthetized women undergoing surgery,w/out consent! by Patty .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 31 Jan 2010 2:00pm Image via Wikipedia This is insane and another example of how nationalized health care takes the choice out of the patients control. Canada has government health care, apparently a group of government talking heads allow this to is sick and I would consider it a form of rape!! I would never want to hav ... Read on »
Routine pelvic exam considered obsolete by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 05 Jun 2011 12:00am - Annual pelvic examinations have been routine care for women in the U.S. for decades and are widely tolerated as a necessary part of health maintenance. However, the latest guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and ... Read on »
Women Seeking Birth Control Get Unneeded Pelvic Exams by Medline Plus Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 5:16pm Monday, November 22, 2010    By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many doctors require that women have a pelvic exam before they can get a prescription for birth control pills, despite guidelines saying that the step is unnecessary, a new study finds. ... Read on »
Time to end pelvic exams done without consent - The Globe and Mail by Jodi K. Posted Sat 30 Jan 2010 5:24pm   Published on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 9:56AM EST Last updated on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 10:00AM EST Imagine that you are undergoing a fairly routine surgery – say, removal of uterine fibroids or hysterectomy. During or right after the procedure, while you are still under anesthesia, a group of medical students par ... Read on »
No more foot rests for pelvic exams by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Dec 2012 10:02pm For a while, I was having women use the foot rests (foot stirrups) at the end of the exam table for pelvic exams.  I did it this way, because this is how my primary preceptor has done it. Well, I have stopped doing it that.  And you know what?  I can find the cervix and do the pelvic/speculum exam just as well without the foot rests/foot pedal ... Read on »
Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and Cancer by Posted Sat 08 Oct 2011 11:37pm Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and Cancer Key Points Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic form of the hormone estrogen that was prescribed to pregnant women between 1940 and 1971 to prevent miscarriage, premature labor, and related complications of pregnancy. Women who took DES during pregnancy have an increased risk of b ... Read on »
The painful and scary "near fall" by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Sep 2009 11:19pm I was heading into work yesterday and as I stepped through a doorway that I usually don't use, I missed the 3 inch step I needed to overcome and I tripped on it. With 8 lbs extra pregnancy weight (according to my latest appointment on Friday 8/28) taking the form of a big belly hanging over my waistband, a 10-15 lb backpack on my back, and a heavy ... Read on »
Follow-up and things to come by PunkRockChic Posted Thu 25 Mar 2010 11:05am I'm sorry I've been a sucky blogger lately. Between the morning sickness, unrelenting nausea and dizzy spells, I'm pretty useless lately. Franky doesn't seem to mind that his mommy lays around all day, watching cartoons with him, so that's a plus. So much to update you on! Where to begin? For starters, I had my ER follow-up on Monday. All we ... Read on »
My First Midwife Appointment by Joy .. Posted Wed 30 Sep 2009 12:00am Well I finally got to meet the midwife group and it was a huge success. Daniel was irritable. He doesn't like change, doesn't like that I switched and didn't like that the walls and floors of this hospital building looked more worn than our other more shiny and redone hospital. But I'm not going to this hospital because of how it looks or doesn' ... Read on »
The Bladder, The Bowel, The Pelvis – Understanding Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted Fri 11 Oct 2013 5:04pm An Interview with Dr. Robert Echenberg After three decades as a traditional gynecologist, Robert Echenberg ( Institute for Women In Pain , Bethlehem PA) was given an usual challenge, to develop a chronic pelvic pain program that utilized non-surgical therapies. Little did he know that he would lead a revolution that is changing the w ... Read on »