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182633 - check unit 549, Female reproductive system, May 2018

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
3 hrs

To provide guidance for general practitioners on the management of female reproductive system disorders

Relevance to General Practice

Women account for 56% of all general practice consultations; 12% of presentations are for problems affecting the reproductive system.2 Common reasons for such presentations include genital check-ups and cervical screening, pregnancy, pregnancy-related problems, contraceptive advice, and menstrual problems.
Menorrhagia affects about 20% of women, and pelvic pain about 15%. Referrals to obstetricians and gynaecologists occur at a rate of 0.8 per 100 consultations with women, and these are for conditions such as ovarian cysts and endometriosis.
As the first point of contact, general practitioners are required to manage the various presentations relating to the female reproductive system, and identify those problems requiring referral to emergency services or specialists. This issue of check includes case studies on some common presentations relating to the female reproductive system.

Learning outcomes
  • Outline the management of bleeding in early pregnancy
  • Describe the assessment of ovarian cysts
  • Discuss the approach to diagnosing and managing endometriosis
  • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of lichen sclerosis
  • Summarise current recommendations for contraceptive use
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Women's health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    182633 - check unit 549, Female reproductive system, May 2018
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    3 hrs
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    6 cpd
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