Genital tract disorders

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13 Genital tract disorders Chapter Contents Vulvovaginal conditions 226 Vaginitis: thrush 226 Vaginitis: bacterial vaginosis 230 Vaginitis: trichomoniasis 233 Herpes 235 Genital warts 239 Non-infective causes of vaginal irritation 243…

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Contraception

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3 Contraception Chapter Contents Good practice in contraceptive counselling 38 Combined hormonal contraception 38 Contraception for adolescents 38 Dispelling myths about the pill 40 Starting a woman on the pill…

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Screening women

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12 Screening women Chapter Contents The principles of screening 198 Breast cancer screening 198 Preventing cervical cancer 203 Cervical cancer screening 205 Tips on taking pap smears 212 Pap smears…

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Violence against women

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17 Violence against women Chapter Contents Rape 312 Intimate partner violence 321 Tips for practitioners 331 References 331 Objectives • To understand the role of the general practitioner in managing…

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Sexual problems

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16 Sexual problems Chapter Contents Normal sexual response in women 298 Sexual dysfunction 299 Sexual dysfunction related to antidepressant use 302 Dyspareunia 304 Vulvodynia 308 Tips for practitioners 308 References…

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Urinary problems

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15 Urinary problems Chapter Contents Urinary tract infection (UTI) 284 Urinary incontinence 288 Pelvic floor muscle training 291 Bladder training 292 Medications 293 Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis 294 Tips for…

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Postnatal care

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10 Postnatal care Chapter Contents Postnatal care—what should it entail? 166 Common breastfeeding problems and issues 168 Postnatal depression 175 Tips for practitioners 180 References 180 Objectives • To review…

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Menstrual Problems

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2 Menstrual problems Chapter Contents Premenstrual syndrome 16 Secondary amenorrhoea 21 Menorrhagia 26 Tips for practitioners 33 References 33 Objectives • To know the prevalence and current understanding of the…

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Menopause and osteoporosis

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14 Menopause and osteoporosis Chapter Contents Features of the menopause 256 Hormone therapy (HT) 260 Guideline recommendations 261 Practical therapeutic issues 264 Individualisation of therapy 265 Alternatives to HT 274…

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Unplanned pregnancy

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4 Unplanned pregnancy Chapter Contents Reproductive rights and abortion 90 Pregnancy counselling 91 Countering the myths about abortion 92 Methods of abortion 94 Surgical abortion 94 Medical abortion 98 Abortion…

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