How virtual consultations help GPs to better understand menopause
While women may feel that they are taking up precious resources, women’s health is still a top concern for clinicians such as GPs. Dr Jane Davis is a GP and British Menopause Society Specialist. She also fronts Rock My Menopause, a campaign of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum (PCWHF), a group of 10,000 healthcare … Continued
Reproductive and Gynaecological Health 2021
Fertility treatment delayed by COVID-19
Going through fertility tests and treatment is not an easy process at the best of times, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many added challenges with delays and uncertainty for patients. When the UK went into lockdown last year, fertility clinics across the country were asked to suspend assisted conception services and patients waiting to … Continued
Reproductive and Gynaecological Health 2021
Why we need to reduce the stigma around endometriosis
Endometriosis affects 176 million people worldwide and costs the UK economy £8.2 billion annually. Yet many of us have never heard of it, the main reason being that we feel too embarrassed to discuss it.  This most archaic of taboos and woeful of social stigmas is leading young girls to inherit a generational legacy of shame and biases. Shame around discussing … Continued