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How to Perform a Pelvic Exam for the Sexually Active Adolescent

Daley, Alison Moriarty RN, CS, PNP, MSN; Cromwell, Polly F. RN, CPNP, MSN

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Abstract

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.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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