Bad Women’s Health Blogger!
Yesterday I got a call from my pelvic exam provider telling me that they were not going to call in another birth control refill in for me until I scheduled an exam. Apparently I haven’t been in “a really long time” (since 2007). I was all, “But I thought the new guideline was that I didn’t have to have a pap but every 3 years?” Their response was, “That’s right, since you’ve had normal ones, but you still need a bimanual.” So of course, being a medical librarian, I looked it up, and at least the ACOG guideline does still recommend a pelvic exam every year for my age group. Dang. I hate to be both contrary *and* wrong. 😉
[Thoughts on the approach to the birth control refills? MomTFH?]