William D. Schlaff, M.D., Alexander M. Dlugi, M.D., M.B.A.
As students, residents, and fellows the critical importance of a thorough pelvic exam was stressed on a consistent basis. The value of this standard exam on the health outcomes of our patients was certainly never scrutinized or critically analyzed as we might consider more commonly today. Indeed, reproductive endocrinology may be the first sector of our specialty that has progressively forsaken the speculum and bimanual pelvic exam for transvaginal ultrasound which we believe produces more accurate and valuable information and leads to better results.
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