Is It Safe to Skip the Pelvic Examination Before Gender-Affirming Hysterectomy and Vaginectomy?
A retrospective chart review of individuals undergoing gender-affirming hysterectomy, vaginectomy, or both found no difference in 30-day perioperative outcomes between those who received a preoperative internal pelvic examination and those who did not. These findings indicate that omitting such potentially triggering exams may be safe.
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