RCGP Curriculum - 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).

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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.

In this section you will find articles on:

Primary care management

Skills and attitudes

Symptoms

Gynaecological infections

Gynaecological malignancies

Menstrual disorders

Mental health problems

Pregnancy

Other conditions

Investigations

Treatment

Emergency care

Prevention

Other related articles

 

Primary care management

Skills and attitudes


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Symptoms

Breast pain, breast lumps and nipple discharge

Dysparunia, pelvic pain, endometriosis

Emotional problems, including low mood and symptoms of depression

Faecal incontinence

Infertility – primary and secondary

Menopause, menopausal problems and postmenopausal bleeding

Menstrual disorders

Pruritus vulvae

Urinary malfunction

Vaginal discharge

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Gynaecological infections

Gynaecological malignancies

Abnormal cervical cytology

Ovarian cancer

Menstrual disorders

Fibroids

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Mental health problems

Sexual dysfunction in women including psychosexual conditions

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Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy
Miscarriage and abortion
Normal pregnancy and pregnancy problems

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Other conditions

Vaginal and uterine prolapse

Female pattern hair loss

Hirsutism

Investigations

Treatment

Palliative care

Risks of prescribing during pregnancy

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Emergency care

Bleeding in pregnancy

Domestic violence

Suspected ectopic pregnancy

Prevention

Health education

Pre-pregnancy issues

Pregnancy care

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Other related articles


These curriculum resources are regularly updated with relevant articles from our range of healthcare publications. All articles are reviewed by GP advisers. We have set the standard lifetime of an article at two years and will aim to renew all articles within that timeframe. However, some older articles will remain in the listing if our reviewers believe there to be no significant changes to the topic covered.

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