Focusing on Women's Health from Puberty to Menopause.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Learning about sex is an essential part of growing up, but it can be difficult for teenagers to find the advice and support that they need. The authors provide a guide to setting up a primary care service tailored to young people’s sexual health needs.
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Diagnostic and referral pathways are increasingly used to guide clinical practice in primary care. This article outlines a symptom-based pathway designed to provide a positive diagnosis and effective treatment for women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
It is truly gratifying to see the interest generated by the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum and our journal, Primary Care Women’s Health Journal (PCWHJ). At the last count, the Forum has over 3,500 members. It’s all about sharing best practice, so I’m delighted to invite you to enter your projects and initiatives for our Promoting Best Practice for Women in Primary Care Award.
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
The stated aim of the Women’s Health Concern website is “to provide an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women about their health concerns, to enable them to work in partnership with their own medical practitioners and health adviser”. An alternative could be “everything you wanted to know about women’s health, but did not have the time to ask”.
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
First, thank you for your very positive feedback to our first issue. We have received an excellent response, and you tell us that we are giving busy GPs and nurses the need-to-know information and practical tools they need to manage their female patients.
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Generally considered a cosmetic treatment for facial wrinkles, botulinum toxin (BT-A) is proving a promising treatment for bladder disorders. But what actually is botulinum toxin, how does it work, and are there any risks? This article aims to answer these questions to help primary care professionals advise women contemplating this treatment.
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
All women have vaginal discharge, some more than others. But it is usually a change in the amount or type of discharge that causes a woman to consult her GP or practice nurse. This article explains how to distinguish between normal and pathological vaginal discharge, and how to choose the approach most likely to reassure the patient and resolve her symptoms.
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Category: Back to Basics
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Since the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme was introduced in autumn 2008, most PCTs have been very successful in reaching the routine target group of girls aged 12-13 years. It has been more challenging to deliver the vaccine to older girls but, as this article explains, both patients and practices can benefit if vaccination is offered as part of more general health promotion.
Category: Editorial

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