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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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.

HPV jab schedule change set for September

HPV jab schedule change set for September

Teenage girls will be offered two doses of the HPV vaccine Gardasil rather than three...

Practice dilemma - A 14-year-old requests termination of pregnancy

Practice dilemma - A 14-year-old requests termination of pregnancy

Competency and consent are issues raised by a girl's abortion request.

Red flag symptoms: Postcoital bleeding

Red flag symptoms: Postcoital bleeding
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Know the serious causes of postcoital bleeding and when to refer patients.

NRT ineffective for pregnant smokers, study suggests

NRT ineffective for pregnant smokers, study suggests

NRT patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers quit, a study has found, with...

Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy

Dr Gwen Lewis explains current prescribing guidance for using HRT to treat menopause...

Diabetes in pregnancy - Clinical review

Diabetes in pregnancy - Clinical review

What are the risks and outcomes in patients with existing and gestational diabetes...

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