Screening Pelvic Examination in Adult Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians

A clinical practice guideline for pelvic examination screening in asymptomatic, nonpregnant, adult women. The guideline examines the avoidance of unnecessary care in annual wellness visits, focusing on alternative screening methods sexually transmitted diseases and contraceptive prescription. Outcomes of interest include reduced emotional harms to patients and reduction in overdiagnosis.