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: Amenorrhoea

Red flag symptoms: Amenorrhoea
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Know how to reveal an serious cause of amenorrhoea and when to refer. By Dr Harry...

Female genital mutilation: How to report cases of FGM

Female genital mutilation: How to report cases of FGM

GPs in England and Wales now have a legal duty to report cases of female genital...

Pelvic inflammatory disease - clinical review

Pelvic inflammatory disease - clinical review

Diagnosis and management of PID.

GP practices drive up coverage of pertussis vaccine in pregnant women

GP practices drive up coverage of pertussis vaccine in pregnant women

GP practices have driven up pertussis vaccine coverage in pregnant women from 55.1%...

GPs back NICE advice to boost management of menopause

GPs back NICE advice to boost management of menopause

Eight in 10 GPs say that NICE's new menopause guideline will help improve their confidence...

GPs should be 'more confident' prescribing HRT for menopause, says NICE

GPs should be 'more confident' prescribing HRT for menopause, says NICE

HRT is the 'most effective treatment' for managing menopause symptoms and GPs should...

Investigating back pain in pregnancy

Investigating back pain in pregnancy

Accurate diagnosis of the cause will direct management.

Choices in emergency contraception

Choices in emergency contraception

How to select the best emergency contraceptive method for patients.

Women's health: Clinical Q&A with Dr Sarah Gray

Women's health: Clinical Q&A with Dr Sarah Gray

GP with a special interest in women's health Dr Sarah Gray outlines her role involves...

GPs should focus on lifestyle factors to cut heart disease deaths in women

GPs should focus on lifestyle factors to cut heart disease deaths in women
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GPs should take a different tactic to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women...

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...

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