But we should also be aware of what is standard procedure, and what is not. Larry Nassar sexually abused young girls under the guise of medical treatment. As the horrific stories come to light, we now know that he ignored the protocols created to help keep patients safe. Parents usually stay in the room with young children. But teenagers have a choice, and some prefer that Mom or Dad wait outside.
Check your teen's weight and height, calculate body mass index BMI , and plot the measurements on growth charts. Check your teen's blood pressure and possibly hearing. Give a screening test to check for signs of depression. Ask questions, address concerns, and offer advice about your teen's:.
Your healthcare team will ask about your family history, check your vital signs, and perform other medical screenings. Although well-woman exams are important, Dr. Edmonds says that women still need regular physical exams from their primary care doctor because not every gynecologist will do the same tests.
Introduction: Breast and pelvic examinations are an important part of the complete physical examination of a female patient. Unfortunately, performing this type of exam may be anxiety- or fear-provoking for the novice learner. Methods: This resource was developed for second-year medical students and consists of background reading, a video, and two hands-on sessions to facilitate learning.