Y a-t-il encore une place pour l’examen vaginal en consultation gynécologique ? [Is there still a space for the vaginal examination in the gynecological consultation ?]

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Title
Y a-t-il encore une place pour l’examen vaginal en consultation gynécologique ? [Is there still a space for the vaginal examination in the gynecological consultation ?]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Jacot-Guillarmod M., Mathevet P., Diserens C.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
28/10/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
712
Pages
2037-2041
Language
french
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Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The vaginal examination is too often part of the routine in periodic gynecological consultations. However, its performance as a screening examination for gynecological diseases such as cancers and infections is poor when performed in the asymptomatic patient. It is appropriate for cervical cancer screening every 3 years from the age of 21. Moreover, the intrusive nature of the vaginal examination, which is sometimes experienced as traumatic by patients, encourages the targeting of indications for its practice. Fear of this examination may also result in avoidance of care. The gynecological consultation is a privileged setting for screening for sexual risk taking or domestic violence, but also for exploring overall sexual health and promoting women's health.
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