10.1 Women's Health

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 10.1, Women's Health, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Women-specific health matters, including contraception, pregnancy, menopause and disorders of reproductive organs, account for over 25 per cent of a GP’s time. In addition, women present with non-gender related issues in specific ways that the specialty registrar will need to become sensitive to: domestic violence, depression and alcoholism can all present differently in women. In society, women tend to take the larger role in caring for dependants – children, parents, ill or disabled spouses. This also brings special considerations.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

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Practice dilemma - A 14-year-old requests termination of pregnancy

Practice dilemma - A 14-year-old requests termination of pregnancy

Competency and consent are issues raised by a girl's abortion request.

Red flag symptoms - Postcoital bleeding

Red flag symptoms - Postcoital bleeding
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Know the serious causes of postcoital bleeding and when to refer patients.

NRT ineffective for pregnant smokers, study suggests

NRT ineffective for pregnant smokers, study suggests

NRT patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers quit, a study has found, with...

Diabetes in pregnancy - Clinical review

Diabetes in pregnancy - Clinical review

What are the risks and outcomes in patients with existing and gestational diabetes...

Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy

Dr Gwen Lewis explains current prescribing guidance for using HRT to treat menopause...

Pictorial case study - A well-defined pink lesion

Pictorial case study - A well-defined pink lesion

The diagnosis became apparent when further lesions appeared, writes Dr Jean Watkins.

Women's health - Vaginal discharge consultations

Women's health - Vaginal discharge consultations
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The main infective causes of abnormal discharge are candidiasis and bacterical vaginosis....

Hyperemesis gravidarum - Clinical review

Hyperemesis gravidarum - Clinical review
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Differentiate HG from morning sickness. By Dr Ciaran Crowe

Clinical images: Malignancy

Clinical images: Malignancy

Presentations and consequences of malignant disease. By Dr Philip Marazzi.

Health in migrant populations

Health in migrant populations

Tackling infectious diseases in non-UK born patients.

Case study: An unusual cause of abnormal liver function

Case study: An unusual cause of abnormal liver function

A patient being treated for breast cancer presents with hepatic symptoms. By Dr Sally...

Clinical Review: Breast cancer

Clinical Review: Breast cancer

Consultant breast surgeon Mr Peter Barry updates GPs on the diagnosis and management...

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