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When completing a women’s health well visit it is important to take into account the patient demographics, race, and lifestyle. A well-woman visit provides an excellent opportunity to counsel patients about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing health risks.well-woman care visit should include screening, evaluation and counseling, and immunizations based on age and risk factors. The interval for specific individual services may differ for individual patients, and the scope of services provided may vary in different ambulatory care settings (Witkop, 2020).
“Well-woman care should consist of a history, physical examination, counseling, and screening intended to maintain well-being”. “The Well-Woman Task Force (WWTF) evolved from guidelines of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Women’s Preventive Services section of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report issued in July 2011, which recommended an annual well-woman visit” (Brown, &, Conry, 2017). The key areas of adult well women’s health include brain, bone, breast, diet, heart, hormonal, lung, sexual, and mental.
“The pelvic examination may be performed for the purpose of screening for a specific condition, diagnostic evaluation of gynecological symptoms, or disease surveillance”. “Typically, the screening pelvic examination for asymptomatic women includes a visual inspection of the external genitalia; a speculum examination of the vagina and cervix; bimanual examination of the adnexa, uterus, and cervix; and may include a rectovaginal examination” (Guirguis-Blake et al., 2017).
Brown, H. L., & Conry, J. (2017). The well-woman task force. The Well-Woman Visit, 5–11. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316537459.002
Guirguis-Blake, J. M., Henderson, J. T., & Perdue, L. A. (2017). Periodic screening pelvic examination. JAMA, 317(9), 954. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2016.12819
Witkop, C. (2020). Well-woman visit. ACOG. Retrieved May 21, 2022, from https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/committee-opinion/articles/2018/10/well-woman-visit