Sexual Assault

Basic Geriatric GYN Exam

In caring for elderly sexual assault and abuse/neglect patients, there are so many normal variants that many of us are less familiar with. There are also alterations to the exam process that may need to happen to better accommodate limitations in mobility, cognition, etc. Medscape has a nice CE offering on basic GYN exams for geriatric patients. Credits are available for both physicians and nurses and are free of charge {Physicians – maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™; Nurses – 0.50 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)}.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. List the normal changes with aging that affect the female genitalia

2. Identify normal observations of the external genitalia and the components of a careful, sensitive internal examination