Gynecology "gyn" for short is a medical field that focuses on the female reproductive system. A gyn checkup is a yearly health check — like a regular eye exam or dental checkup. Doctors often call gyn checkups "well woman visits" because they're designed to keep you healthy by catching small issues before they turn into big ones. This could be even before you realize you have an issue. It's sort of like when a dentist finds a cavity before it gives you a toothache. Doctors might call the yearly checkup a "gyn exam," but there's very little actual examining involved.
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Pelvic exams have historically been a routine part of healthcare for millions of women and as a midwife I have performed hundreds throughout my career. But a new recommendation may change this practice moving forward. In late June, the U. Preventive Services Task Force concluded that pelvic exams have no proven benefits for healthy women. After reviewing decades of research, the task force determined that routine pelvic exams rarely detect hidden diseases and do not reduce death rates.