On this page, you will find a variety of resources to support you to increase your awareness and understanding of health issues that are commonly experienced by women and girls (or that typically affect women more than men). These resources will help you to adopt a person-centred approach when supporting women experiencing these issues.
Throughout this learning gateway we use the term ‘women’s health’. However, we acknowledge that it is not only those who identify as women who require access to women's health and reproductive services. For example, some trans men, non-binary people, and intersex people, or people with variations in sex characteristics, may also experience menstrual cycles, pregnancy and the menopause.
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A programme enabling you to have discussions with people needing support with menstrual disorders such as heavy menstrual bleeding and dysmenorrhoea (period pains).
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A programme enabling you to discuss evidence-based advice with people needing support with urogenital conditions such as cystitis and conditions associated with abnormal vaginal discharge.
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An online course supporting you to understand the impact of health inequity on women’s health and consider solutions to improve outcomes for women.
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A 30-minute course promoting awareness of the symptoms of endometriosis based on NICE guidance. Designed for healthcare professionals working in primary care.
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An elfh programme on the delivery of very brief advice (VBA) on smoking to people planning pregnancy, pregnant people or those who have recently given birth.
A range of patient leaflets on a variety of issues and life events from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
Evidence-based information leaflets about the use of medicines in pregnancy.
Information for parents and healthcare professionals about the levels of medicines passing through milk to a baby.
Midwife-led information hub from the pregnancy charity, Tommy’s. This covers information on having a safe and healthy pregnancy from conception to birth, including a pregnancy symptom checker and digital tools for personalised pregnancy information.
Information and support for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or termination for medical reasons.
Fact sheet about what folic acid is and the importance of taking it for women who plan to have children.
This details the government’s 10-year ambitions and the actions being taken now to improve the health and wellbeing of women and girls in England.
The women’s health Clinical Knowledge Summaries are concise, accessible summaries of current evidence for primary care professionals. Topics include infertility, miscarriage, antenatal and postnatal care, as well as common conditions experienced by women during their life course.
Explore the links to different learning gateways and find further reading and resources related to other priority areas for women’s health.
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