Some Doctors Stop Urging Monthly Breast Self-Exams

It is not just prudishness that is fueling aversion. Monthly breast self-examinations (BSE) are on the decline. Some ladies leave it to their gynecologists. Others may poke around a bit during October in response to all the pink ribbons.

Women who are taught to examine their breasts tend to do it badly or not at all. Why is it done so poorly? What is being recommended in lieu of monthly BSE?

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