Women's Health Nursing
News and practice for women's health nurse specialists
The first young women given human papillomavirus vaccination will soon be invited for cervical screening and should be encouraged to attend
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
Midwives have a public health role in meeting the needs of disadvantaged women, including those trafficked into the UK
Many people with HIV infection are undiagnosed, which means that they and their partners cannot benefit from advances in treatment and prevention
Women living with HIV can benefit from peer support as well as the opportunity to voice their own concerns about their diagnosis
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).
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.
Women with a history of mental health problems should be given additional support if they are of childbearing age, new NHS guidance suggests.
Eating a fatty meal after a stressful day can slow a woman’s metabolism and help her gain weight, research has shown.
Thirteen nurses and people from a nursing background have been included on a list of the “most inspirational women in healthcare”.
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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This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.