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Women's Health Nursing

News and practice for women's health nurse specialists

Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse

Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic floor exercises are effective at successfully managing pelvic organ prolapse, but do they have long-term benefits? New evidence on this information is presented with expert commentary.

Supportive care after breast cancer surgery

Supportive care after breast cancer surgery Subscription Required

Breast cancer follow-ups were replaced with an education programme. Women had sufficient care and valuable clinical resources were directed to patients in greater need

Individualised homeopathy after cancer treatment

Individualised homeopathy after cancer treatment Subscription Required

A community-based evaluation of individualised homeopathy for women after cancer treatment showed positive results for total, physical and emotional wellbeing

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HPV vaccination: effects on cervical screening

HPV vaccination: effects on cervical screening Subscription Required

The first young women given human papillomavirus vaccination will soon be invited for cervical screening and should be encouraged to attend

Supporting women after genital mutilation

Supporting women after genital mutilation Subscription Required

Female genital mutilation is a misunderstood and distressing issue. Nurses need to be aware of its impact to be able to offer or refer women for support

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'Most women' back breast cancer screening based on gene risk

The majority of women would back the idea of more frequent screening if they were at higher genetic risk of developing breast cancer, suggest survey results.

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Further fall recorded in breast cancer screening rates

The proportion of women screened for breast cancer in England has fallen for the third consecutive year, according to latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Parents of murdered nurse back trust's new domestic abuse campaign

The parents of murdered Blackpool nurse Jane Clough have backed the launch of a new domestic abuse policy for local hospital staff.

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Legal duty for nurses to report female genital mutilation unveiled

All regulated health and social care professionals will in the future be legally required to report “known” cases of female genital mutilation in children under the age of 18, according to government proposals.

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Guidance cautions against drinking alcohol while trying to conceive

Midwives and nurses are being encouraged to have frank discussions with pregnant women about alcohol consumption, following the publication of updated patient guidance.

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