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Will clinic allow a 17 year old to go in for pelvic exam by male resident without adult supervision?

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Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
RN in room: It is unusual for a male physician to examine a female patient unclothed without a chaperone present, typically a nurse. However, due to confidentiality concerns, a parent may not need to be present, at the patient's request. This in no way implies that the physical exam would be unobserved or unsupervised.

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Last updated Dec 29, 2016

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