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