Insufficient Evidence to Recommend Screening With Pelvic Examination
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final recommendation statement on pelvic examination screening for asymptomatic, nonpregnant adult women who are not at increased risk for any specific gynecologic condition. The Task Force concludes that more research is needed to recommend for or against performing pelvic examinations in adult women without any signs or symptoms. Read the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the March 7 online issue of JAMA.