Womens' Health in all GP surgeries

Each gp surgery should have professionals who are skilled in all aspects of women's health needs, throughout the age continuum and screening/ treatment needs.

Menstrual issues, family planning, changing of ring pessaries or IUDs, reproductive health, menopause care, intimacy issues, emotional well being.


Why the contribution is important

Too many practices are unable to offer comprehensive womens' health services, and clog up the hospital system with referrals for some things, impacting on wait times and quality of life issues.

by AngryofEketahuna on March 25, 2023 at 04:41PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 5.0
Based on: 6 votes


  • Posted by raewyn March 26, 2023 at 10:01

    I would be more comfortable in my GP's rooms as hospitals are so busy and stressed and stretched. I know the nurses and the dr's and they know me
  • Posted by taniakop April 10, 2023 at 13:15

    I agree that all GP surgeries need to be able to provide women at all ages with good health advice and care. As an older woman I have been through many stages of female life. Over the years I have found that there have been many Dr's with little understanding of female issues and who have not made an effort to learn or listen with an open mind. Male Dr's are not as useful as female doctors in my experience. In retrospect I can see I was given poor advice about fertility/infertility and pregnancy, even taking into account that it was in the past. Then with menopause there was a lack of understanding. Latterly it has taken several GP's and in the end a female GP to actually do tests which discovered osteoporosis. There is still an inclination to dismiss and not to listen and also not to test.
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