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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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.

HPV jab campaign 'is reducing incidence of pre-cancerous cervical lesions'

HPV jab campaign 'is reducing incidence of pre-cancerous cervical lesions'

The UK-wide HPV vaccination campaign is reducing the incidence of pre-cancerous cervical...

Pregnancy a 'missed opportunity' for GPs to help smokers quit, say researchers

Pregnancy a 'missed opportunity' for GPs to help smokers quit, say researchers

GPs and other health professionals are 'missing opportunities' to prescribe NRT to...

Clinical Review: The menopause

Clinical Review: The menopause

The menopause is a natural process in a woman's reproductive life, characterised...

Viewpoint: Obstructive defecation syndrome

Viewpoint: Obstructive defecation syndrome
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Mr Andrew Hextall discusses the assessment and management of patients with bowel...

Whooping cough vaccination for pregnant women extended

Whooping cough vaccination for pregnant women extended

The pertussis vaccination campaign for pregnant women is set to continue for a further...

Managing urinary tract infections

Managing urinary tract infections

Dr Sally Hope reviews the management options for UTIs.

GPs should offer 'on-the-spot' smear tests, think tank says

GPs should offer 'on-the-spot' smear tests, think tank says
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Practices should provide 'on-the-spot' smear testing during routine appointments...

Red flag symptoms: Recognising pregnancy problems

Red flag symptoms: Recognising pregnancy problems

Differentiate normal symptoms of pregnancy and serious conditions.

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