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Editorial

Tuesday, 30 August 2011
It is difficult to believe that it is just one year since the launch of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum. From the start, it was clear that many colleagues were keen to share best practice and raise standards in women’s health in primary care. Later this year, we will recognise your achievements with the Promoting Best Practice for Women in Primary Care Award. But we also have exciting news about an event for Practitioners with a Special Interest (PwSI) and an opportunity for everyone to network and promote the Forum.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
The Internet has revolutionised our lives. For many of us, it is the first place we turn to when exploring a new topic, whether it is a new digital camera we are thinking of buying, a film we want to see or, if we are patients, a medical condition we know little about.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
After vaginal delivery, most perineal tears heal with few long-term sequelae, but more extensive tears can have significant implications for continence and quality of life. Since affected women may confide in their GP or practice nurse, it is important to be aware of new developments in the assessment and management of obstetric anal sphincter injuries.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Welcome to a New Year and the fourth issue of Primary Care Women’s Health Journal (PCWHJ). 2010 is likely to be a demanding year for GPs and practice nurses. So at PCWHJ we are working harder than ever to bring you a practical journal that helps you to maintain best-practice standards in women’s health.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
We cannot help but be aware of the ‘obesity epidemic’ and its implications for patient care. Such considerations include the provision of contraception and prevention of unwanted pregnancy. But, by asking some simple questions before prescribing or issuing contraception, we can ensure safe practice.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Most vulval lumps and bumps are relatively harmless. But they can cause anxiety, discomfort and pain, and sexually transmitted lesions cause additional distress due to perceived stigma. This article sheds light on some common vulval conditions to help you to diagnose and treat the lesions, provide reassurance or refer as appropriate.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
If current pilot schemes are successful, routine testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is likely to be extended to general practice surgeries across the country. The authors discuss the rationale for this plan, and advise on the practicalities of testing in primary care.
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