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HPV vaccination: effects on cervical screening

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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

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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

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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

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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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NICE gives 'one-shot' cancer therapy the go-ahead

NICE backs 'one-shot' cancer therapy in draft guidance

Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit in future from an “innovative” new type of radiotherapy, which could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment.

Darkness 'vital' to cancer therapy

Darkness 'vital' to successful breast cancer therapy

Total darkness at night is key to the success of breast cancer therapy, US scientists have suggested.

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New mothers' half-year wait for sex

One in 10 new mothers 'wait six months before having sex again'

One in eight new mothers are waiting for at least half a year before they resume having sex with their partners after childbirth, a poll suggests.

Epidural 'may cut depression risk'

Epidural 'may cut depression risk' after birth, say researchers

Mothers-to-be who use pain relief during childbirth may have a lower risk of depression after their babies are born, a leading psychiatrist has said.

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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).

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

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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

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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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