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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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Midwife shortfall 'impacting on care'

A lack of midwives means that new mothers and their babies are not getting the best possible postnatal care, according to a report.

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Nurse undergoes pioneering treatment for womb prolapse

A gynaecology nurse has avoided a hysterectomy after her hospital trust adopted a pioneering new treatment for womb prolapse.

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Vitamin D deficiency affects chance of IVF success

Lack of vitamin D almost halves the chances of conceiving for women undergoing IVF treatment, a study has found.

C-sections 'more likely' in over-40s

Women aged over 40 are 'more likely' to need C-sections

Older mothers are more likely to need emergency help when delivering their babies, new research suggests.

Nearly half of mothers 'enjoy giving birth', survey finds

Nearly half of mothers 'enjoy giving birth', survey finds

Almost half of mothers enjoyed giving birth - but 64% of women said it was the most painful experience of their lives, according to a survey.

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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.

Exercise may cut breast cancer risk, study finds

Exercise may cut breast cancer risk, study finds

“Exercise lowers risk of breast cancer after menopause,” reports The Independent.

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