Pills and similar preparations

Combined oral contraceptive (COC) Pill Contain both oestrogen and progestogen. This method is: Reliable and reversible Can reduce dysmennorrhoae (painful menstruation) and menoorhagia (heavy bleeding) Can reduce PMT (pre-menstrual tension) Reduce the risk of ovarian,...

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Introduction Polycystic ovary syndrome – PCOS (aka Hyperandrogen Chronic Anovulation) is a very common cause of amenorrhoea and oligomenorrhoea. It is important as it is associated with systemic features, including acne, decreased fertility, excessive andorgen secretion...

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Post-Natal Care

Definitions Term baby – between 37 – 41 weeks Pre-term baby – before 37 weeks Post term baby – after 42 weeks Neonate – <28 days old Stillbirth – dead baby delivered after 24...

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Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia

Introduction Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are different stages of the same condition. Pre-eclampsia can result in eclampsia at any time. Eclampsia is immediately life-threatening and often symptomatic. Pre-eclampsia is a condition characterised by increased blood...

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