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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Coronary heart disease in women

Coronary heart disease in women

Common presenting symptoms in women with CHD and conditions that raise cardiovascular...

New resource to help GPs update their knowledge of women's health

New resource to help GPs update their knowledge of women's health

MIMS Learning's 6-credit audiovisual package provides expert updates on key topics...

Red flag symptoms: Heavy menstrual bleeding

Red flag symptoms: Heavy menstrual bleeding

Red flags associated with menorrhagia and when urgent referral is required.

Clinical Review: Endometriosis

Clinical Review: Endometriosis

The symptoms of endometriosis, its impact on patients, and the medical and surgical...

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.

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