• 8 months ago

    Breast exams by Pediatricians

    I am the parent of a teenage daughter. During my daughter's annual physical, I am present during the entire examination. During each annual physical, the pediatrician would ask if it is okay to do a breast exam on my daughter. Each time he would said it was necessary because many children are developing breast cancer. Now I wonder have I put my child in the hands of an abuser. My child depends on me to protect her and I thought my presence in examining room was protection. But perhaps I failed. Was I deceived by the pediatrician into thinking a breast exam was necessary for my teenage daughter?