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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Red flag symptoms: Hirsutism

Red flag symptoms: Hirsutism

There are a number of possible causes for this symptom, explains Dr Pipin Singh

Gestational diabetes in early pregnancy linked to autism

Gestational diabetes in early pregnancy linked to autism
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Foetuses exposed to gestational diabetes in the womb during early pregnancy face...

Clinical Review: Cervical cancer

Clinical Review: Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer worldwide, with a significant...

Clinical Review: Benign breast disease

Clinical Review: Benign breast disease

Benign breast diseases constitute a heterogeneous group of lesions including developmental...

Age at first menstrual cycle in girls linked to heart disease

Age at first menstrual cycle in girls linked to heart disease

The age that a woman has her first menstrual cycle is linked to her risk of later...

Red flag symptoms: Breast lumps

Red flag symptoms: Breast lumps

Differentiate normal presentations and serious conditions.

Management of PCOS in primary care

Management of PCOS in primary care

Dr Yvonne Jeanes, Susan Bury and Dr Sue Reeves surveyed GPs to assess how polycystic...

Viewpoint: Recognising FGM in primary care

Professor Sarah Creighton discusses the role of GPs in identifying female genital...

Familial breast cancer

Familial breast cancer
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Dr Helen Hanson discusses breast cancer surveillance and BRCA testing.

Clinical Review: Breast cancer

Clinical Review: Breast cancer
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Breast cancer remains the second most common cause of cancer death in women. It is...

Urine test for HPV could replace smears

Urine test for HPV could replace smears

A simple urine test to detect HPV in women could increase cervical cancer screening...

LARC and sterilisation options

LARC and sterilisation options
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Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman discusses long-acting reversible contraception and sterilisation.

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