Pelvic exam guidelines confuse women


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A local ob/gyn disagrees with a body of physicians. A few days ago some doctors recommended doing away with pelvic exams for women.

Dr. Rosalind Jackson of Sycamore Hospital says the exam is a tool to fight the onset of disease. She says she disagrees with the data that shows the pelvic exam is not necessary.

One reason, she says, as an obstetrician/gynecologist, finding out what’s going on inside a woman’s abdominal area is critical to thwarting or slowing the progress of a disorder. She also says, through the pelvic exam, she has picked up on something wrong before her patient had symptoms. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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