Be the first to like.

Share

A study published Thursday says that when women were told that one prominent medical association strongly recommends against yearly exams, the number of women opting to have the exam dropped from 82 percent to 39 percent.

“This is a dramatic, enormous effect for a five-minute education intervention,” says Dr. George F. Sawaya, an obstetrician-gynecologist at the University of California, San Francisco one of the study authors.

Saway and his colleagues wanted to know whether a woman’s decision to have a pelvic exam might be influenced by knowledge about a particular medical society’s recommendations.

… Read More

Image: via FlickrĀ Attribution Some rights reserved by Wonderlane

Be the first to like.

Share
NPR Shots

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply