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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Premature ovarian insufficiency: clinical review

Premature ovarian insufficiency: clinical review

Diagnosis and management of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), including clinical...

Clincal Review: Ectopic pregnancy

Clincal Review: Ectopic pregnancy

Incidence, diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy including conservative,...

Postcoital bleeding - red flag symptoms
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Postcoital bleeding - red flag symptoms

Postcoital bleeding may have a serious cause. Dr Pipin Singh explores questions to...

GPs report FGM as thousands of cases identified in 2015/16

GPs report FGM as thousands of cases identified in 2015/16

Over 5,700 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were identified or first recorded...

Scotland raises eligible age bracket for cervical screening

Scotland raises eligible age bracket for cervical screening

The lower and upper age ranges for cervical screening in Scotland have been raised...

GPs must ask about FGM in consultations with at-risk women and girls
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GPs must ask about FGM in consultations with at-risk women and girls

GPs have a duty to raise the subject of FGM in their next appointment with a woman...

Prescribing hormone replacement therapy

Prescribing hormone replacement therapy

What to consider when prescribing HRT to treat symptoms of menopaus, including six...

Vaginal discharge consultations
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Vaginal discharge consultations

Dr Anita Sharma and Dr Grace Edozien outline the common causes of abnormal vaginal...

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...

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