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Reproductive health

Reproductive health
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines reproductive health as being a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being (WHO 2015). The concept of reproductive health therefore covers the full spectrum from ...

Breast health & disease

Breast health & disease
Ask most women what they know about breast disease and their thoughts will often go straight to breast cancer. With 1 in 8 women now being diagnosed with the condition in the UK this is perhaps not surprising. ...

Menstruation

Menstruation
General practice nurses (GPNs) may frequently be asked for advice on menstrual problems, which may include issues around how regularly – or irregularly – bleeds occur, how heavy the flow is and how painful periods may ...

Non-hormonal contraception

Non-hormonal contraception
General practice nurses (GPNs) are often involved in helping women and their partners to choose appropriate and reliable contraception. Effective contraception gives women the freedom to choose when to try for a ...

Contraceptive choices: Using the UKMEC guidance

Knowing which contraception can be safely used by which woman is essential knowledge for all clinicians involved in women’s healthcare. Updated guidance from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health reflects current evidence and following it ...

Contraception: an update

Dr Gerry Morrow Editor, Clinical Knowledge Summaries; Medical & Product Director (Primary Care) Agilio Software. March 2022 INTRODUCTION
It is 60 years since the oral contraceptive pill first became available, and it continues ...