Most women initially discuss health-related matters with a medical practitioner in a primary care setting, whether they have specific concerns or are seeking advice and guidance. This practical and comprehensive guide will help primary care practitioners to deliver holistic women's health care to patients throughout different life stages. Contraceptive choices, infertility, pregnancy, and menopause are covered, along with specific diseases such as ovarian cysts, breast conditions, and ovarian cancer. All of the authors are GPs, consultants and nurses with experience of the requirements for healthcare delivery in the primary care setting. Each chapter is written in a practical style, including a list of key points and using cases to illustrate the application of the content. This will be invaluable reading for GPs, doctors in training roles, and nurses with an interest in women's health. It will be particularly useful for candidates preparing for the DRCOG or MRCGP examinations.
Anne Connolly, MB ChB, DRCOG, DFSRH, MRCGP, Dip GPSI gynae (Hons) is a GP at Bevan Healthcare, Bradford and Chair of the Primary Care Women's Health Forum, UK. Amanda Britton, MB ChB, DCH, DRCOG, FFSRH, MRCGP is a GP at the Hackwood Partnership, Basingstoke.
List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; 1. The physiology of the menstrual cycle and its impact on menstrual cycle disorders: practical implications for primary care Paula Briggs; 2. Management of children and adolescents with gynaecological problems in primary care Jane Dickson; 3. Contraceptive choices in primary care Joanna Speedie and Diana Mansour; 4. Managing contraception problems in primary care Fiona Sizmur; 5. Management of vaginal discharge in primary care Catherine Armitage; 6. Sexually transmitted infections managed in primary care Richard Ma; 7. Cervical pathology in primary care Christine Corrin; 8. Management of patients with psychosexual problems in primary care Alison Vaughan; 9. Infertility management in primary care Clare Searle; 10. Ectopic pregnancy from a primary care perspective Jacqui Tuckey and Chantal Simonis; 11. Management of miscarriage in primary care Sally Kidsley and Najia Aziz; 12. Pregnancy related issues relevant for primary care Jenny Blackman; 13. Postnatal care in primary care Judy Shakespeare; 14. Polycystic ovary syndrome: management of a long-term condition in primary care Anne Connolly and Virginia Beckett; 15. Management of premature menopause in primary care Henny Lukman, Amanda Hillard and Timothy Hillard; 16. Premenstrual disorders PMD - a practical approach in primary care Carolyn Sadler; 17. Non-menstrual vaginal bleeding management in primary care Clare Spencer; 18. Management of the patient with suspected endometriosis in primary care Keith Louden; 19. Management of the patient with heavy menstrual bleeding in primary care Helen Barnes; 20. Management of the patient with continence problems in primary care Victoria Corkhill; 21. Managing cystitis in primary care Tim Sayer; 22. The management of ovarian cysts in primary care Sally Louden; 23. Managing menopause in primary care Sarah Gray; 24. Vulval dermatoses in primary care Susan Towers and Kate London; 25. Management of the patient with pelvic organ prolapse in primary care Christian Phillips and Charlotte Hutchings; 26. Ovarian cancer - improving outcomes: a primary care perspective Ken S. Metcalf; 27. The management of endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma in primary care Dileep Wijeratne and Sian Jones; 28. The management of fibroids in primary care Elizabeth Burt and Ertan Saridogan; 29. Osteoperosis and fracture prevention in primary care Pam Brown; 30. Management of the patient with benign and malignant breast conditions in primary care Jo Marsden and Robert Reichert; Index.