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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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How midwives can identify and support trafficked women

How midwives can identify and support trafficked women Subscription Required

Midwives have a public health role in meeting the needs of disadvantaged women, including those trafficked into the UK

Preventing the spread  of HIV infection

Preventing the spread of HIV infection Subscription Required

Many people with HIV infection are undiagnosed, which means that they and their partners cannot benefit from advances in treatment and prevention

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Identifying needs of women living with HIV

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Women living with HIV can benefit from peer support as well as the opportunity to voice their own concerns about their diagnosis

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Nick Clegg

Nursing staff to receive extra training to help stamp out FGM

Teachers, nurses, doctors and social workers will be given extra training to identify and help girls who might be at risk of becoming victims of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Aspirin 'can help at-risk mothers'

Aspirin 'can help at-risk mothers' during pregnancy

Taking low doses of aspirin in early pregnancy and calcium supplements in the latter stages can help prevent the onset of pre-eclampsia in mothers at risk of the condition, research has found.

Pregnancy support guidelines issued

NICE recommends more mental health support for women during pregnancy

Women with a history of mental health problems should be given additional support if they are of childbearing age, new NHS guidance suggests.

Food warning for stressed women

Weight gain risk from eating unhealthy food while stressed

Eating a fatty meal after a stressful day can slow a woman’s metabolism and help her gain weight, research has shown.

HSJ Inspirational Women 2014

Nurses recognised on list of ‘inspirational women’ in healthcare

Thirteen nurses and people from a nursing background have been included on a list of the “most inspirational women in healthcare”.

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Don’t make me laugh: comedy bursts the continence taboo

'Don’t make me laugh: comedy bursts the continence taboo' Subscription Required

You are a nurse, you know what a pelvic floor is, and you know about pelvic floor exercises. If you are a woman, you will faithfully do them every single time you hear the words “pelvic floor” – about twice a year. If you are a man (and not a urology specialist), you’ve probably never done a pelvic floor exercise in your life.

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Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women

Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women Subscription Required

This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.

Early menopause linked to mental decline

Early menopause linked to mental decline

“Premature menopause is linked with poor thinking and reaction times,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

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