Thanks. :) Yeah I agree, pelvic exams are sometimes warranted. I will do consent to any unless I am pregnant as I have serious and varied issues with them.
Something to chew on: Several veterinarians I know refuse to do pelvic exams on animals. The reason? Case after case of cervical cancer has come up in the EXACT place where the speculum touched after a pelvic exam the previous year. There is something to be said for reevaluating the safety of “routine” pelvic exams.