Women's health

womens health

Breast abscess

Breast pain: what’s the diagnosis?


Dr Toni Hazell uses case studies to explore three possible causes of breast pain (mastalgia) and how each condition should be managed in primary care

women's health

Heavy menstrual bleeding: new treatments offer more options


Dr Rachel Brown explores updated NICE recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding

Preconception advice

Pregnancy: take opportunities to promote planning and prevention

2018-12-19T12:07:00+00:00By Dr Sue Mann

Dr Sue Mann explains why pregnancy planning is important and how preconception care can improve maternal and child health outcomes


Top tips: menopause

2018-09-07T11:49:00+01:00By ,

Dr Alice Scott and Dr Louise Newson offer ten top tips on diagnosing and managing the menopause and premature ovarian insufficiency

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Polycystic ovary syndrome requires long-term holistic care


Dr Anne Connolly explores the risk factors, diagnosis, complexities, and comprehensive management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in primary care

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Related Guidelines summaries

  • FSRH CHC guideline

    Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:51 GMT

    This concise updated summary of the FRSH combined hormonal contraception guideline covers use, effectiveness, non-contraceptive benefits, and risks.

  • NICE heavy menstrual bleeding guideline

    Wed, 19 Dec 2018 10:41 GMT

    Includes updated recommendations on management and investigations on the causes of HMB. Also covers history taking, and provision of information

  • PCWHF prolapse guideline

    Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:30 GMT

    When is a pessary indicated? How do you fit a pessary? This summary also covers the management of complications, and when to refer to gynaecology.

  • Sexual and reproductive health with IBD guideline

    Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:05 GMT

    Inflammatory bowel disease usually presents during the reproductive years. This concise summary covers fertility, pregnancy, and contraceptive use.

  • FSRH contraception after pregnancy guideline

    Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:00 GMT

    This summary of the FSRH guidance on contraception after pregnancy focuses specifically on contraception after pregnancy and childbirth