More suspect recommendations for women's health
Oh crap. Yet more women's health "guidelines" from our corporate culture aimed at reducing costs.
Now, you should only get a Pap Smear every few years and not start till you’re in your 20s.
Under the headline “Negative Effects of Fewer Pap Smears Unknown,” the article reads:
Dr. Donnica Moore, president of Sapphire Women’s Health Group and an obstetrician-gynecologist by training, worried that the new guidelines might keep women who’ve had a normal Pap smear, or no symptoms, away from the doctor.
“Women may now assume — incorrectly — that if they only need a Pap smear every two or three years, then they only need to see their gynecologist every two to three years, and for many of these women, their gynecologist is their primary care physician,” said Moore. “Thus, they will not be getting a routine physical, breast exam, blood pressure measurement, and sexually-transmitted infection testing.”
Does anyone think this is a coincidence, given that the House health “insurance” reform bill covers Pap smears, but no wellness exams, which are what a woman gets when she goes to the gynecologist?
If so, I have a nice Palomino in my barn for you.