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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 happen...it is sick and I would consider it a form of rape!! I would never want to hav ... 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 »
Routine pelvic exam considered obsolete by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 05 Jun 2011 12:00am Columbia.edu - 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Q&A: Pelvic Floor Drops, Weak and Tight Muscles, Tilted Pelvis and More by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted Mon 06 Aug 2012 2:30am Since launching the blog, we have received many questions from readers. In this post, we’re going to tackle a handful of them. If you have a question of your own, please take the opportunity to post it in the “comments” section of this blog. Stop UTIs from Impeding PT Progress Dear Stephanie and Liz, I have PFD and am currently ... Read on »
Stop Doing Kegels – Start Doing Deep Squats: Pelvic Floor Advice for a Healthy Body & Well-Placed Pelvis by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Sep 2012 8:05pm A friend of mine just sent me this article and it’s worth sharing with you!  Are you still young and healthy?  Are deep full squats still easy for you?  Or are you one of the millions of people suffering from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, hip, or back pain?  I shudder at the thought of all the poor people out there who have been t ... Read on »
On Paps and Pelvics by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted Sat 26 Jul 2008 10:18am 1 Comment This guest blog written byfemmes femmes. While it may be true that many doctors will not prescribe hormonal birth control without a pap test and/or pelvic exam, the reality is that there is no medical basis for such a restriction. Pap tests are for cancer screening: the result of the pap test doesn’t determine whether the patient can use bi ... Read on »
My 3 Month Exam by megse5 Patient Expert Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 12:34am Friday I had my three month pelvic/PAP exam with the wonderful Dr. Berkowitz. He is the best doctor ever, he saved my life. I have so much love for him I could never put it into words. I am sure the many survivors who read this know how I feel because they feel the same way about the doctors who saved their lives. We fought hard ... Read on »