Girls under 21 years of age do not require pelvic examination and cervical cancer screening. But this test is being done to a large number of girls of this age and the guidelines of the experts are being ignored.
We all have read this slogan somewhere that ‘precisions are better than cure’ but sometimes more precisions also become the reason for our problem. We are not saying this, but it has been revealed in recent research. According to research conducted specifically for girls under 21 years of age, women of this age have no need for pelvic examination and cervical cancer screening. Whereas, girls between the ages of 15 and 20 years are going through a series of medical tests in the name of examining the disease as experts are preparing them to do so.
A recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that approximately 1.6 million girls in the US undergo such tests every year, of which 1.4 million girls under 21 years of age. it occurs. Research also revealed that by doing such tests, Physicians also ignore the guidelines suggested by experts in this regard.
The effect of Menopause on the health of women and some benefits, this study was recently published in ‘Jama Internal Medicine’. The study’s author George F. Swaya says that recently, such medical tests involving young girls got attention due to a media report. We would like to say that the parents of these young girls have to be aware that until this age, pelvic cancer screening tests of girls do not have regular need. Also, such tests are not required after use of too much contraceptive, as well as often during sexually transmitted disease.
During the research, these researchers used data between 2011 and 2017 and saw that about 2.6 million such tests took place during this period and about half of them 54.4 percent were done by people who did not need them. That is, those for whom these tests were unnecessary, they also had to undergo these tests.