Pelvic Examination Videos

A pelvic exam is a complete examination of a woman's pelvic organs. The exam is usually performed yearly but may be more frequent depending on individual circumstances. Most experts recommend that a first pelvic exam be performed once sexual activity has began, or when a woman reaches the age of 21 - whichever occurs first.

Fast Facts:

  • A Pap test may or may not be performed during the exam.
  • No special preparation is necessary for the exam.
  • Although sometimes uncomfortable and embarrassing, the exam generally takes about five minutes to complete.