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How to perform a pelvic exam for the sexually active adolescent

Daley, A.M.; Cromwell, P.F.

Nurse Practitioner 27(9): 28; 31

2002


ISSN/ISBN: 0361-1817
PMID: 12352766
DOI: 10.1097/00006205-200209000-00006
Accession: 046283817

The pelvic examination is a necessary health screening for sexually active female adolescents. This article describes how to perform a pelvic examination, including collecting specimens for sexually transmitted infections, wet mount evaluation, and the Papanicolaou test. Additional sections cover abnormal findings and special considerations.

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