The pelvic exam is a vital part of every woman's preventative care and is also important towards making a number of diagnoses when presenting with abdominal or pelvic complaints. Here we cover each aspect of the pelvic exam and demonstrate both in text and in our video how this done. The main equipment you will use is the speculum so it's important for you to understand the most commonly used types. These include the:. Example of a Grave's or Duckbill speculum which is a little wider, often used for prodecures. Image credit. Pederson most common vs the Grave's or Duckbill speculum. Click this link to jump to the pre-exam section of the video. Click this link to jump to the palpation section of the video.
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The male gynecologist can be a polarizing figure: Some women avoid them as a personal policy, while others actively seek them out. But what motivates those who do choose this female-dominated — and female-focused — field? We asked ten male gynecologists, ages 30 to 70, about how they ended up in the vagina-care business.
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