Reproductive health

October 2012

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Reproductive health

October 2012 Vol 41 (10) 737-832

This month's articles include polycystic ovary syndrome, andrology, assisted reproductive technology, contraception, travellers’ diarrhoea, CVD prevention therapy and stool culture.



Management in Australian general practice

Carmen Zhang, Christopher Harrison, Helena Britt

Polycystic ovary syndrome

An update

Jacqueline Boyle, Helena J Teede


Reproductive years and beyond

Eric Chung

Assisted reproductive technology

What’s new and what’s important?

Kate Stern


Common issues and practical suggestions

Katrina Allen

Up front

Life and times

Sarah Metcalfe

Letters to the editor


Stool culture

Christopher J Hewison, Christopher H Heath, Paul R Ingram

Parasitic causes of prolonged diarrhoea in travellers

Diagnosis and management

Andrew Slack

Evaluation of the sleepy patient

Mohammad Torabi Nami

Interdigital erosions

Tinea pedis?

Jacinto Orgaz-Molina, Maria Carmen Orgaz-Molina, Marilena Cotugno, Salvador Arias-Santiago

On botany and gardening

Diagnosis and uncertainty in the GP consultation

Louise Stone

Back pain with lower limb paresis

A case study

Robert George

Skin rash associated with limb weakness

Emiliano Grillo, Marta Urech, Angela Miguel-Morrondo, Sergio Vano-Galvan, Pedro Jaén Olasolo


Prioritising CVD prevention therapy

Absolute risk versus individual risk factors

Jenny Doust, Sharon Sanders, Jonathan Shaw, Paul Glasziou

Genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection

A study on testing in general practice

Margaret Spillman, Tracy Cheffins, Monika Buhrer-Skinner, Clare Heal, Sarah Larkins

Nonadherence to prophylactic

Negative attitudes toward doctors a strong predictor

Heather Craig, Bradley Wright


Children and young people in out-of-home care

Improving access to primary care

Susan Webster, Meredith Temple-Smith, Anne Smith

Infant abusive head trauma

Incidence, outcomes and awareness

William Liley, Anne Stephens, Melissa Kaltner, Sarah Larkins, Richard C Franklin, Komla Tsey, Rebecca Stewart, Simon Stewart

A is for aphorism

A woman is pregnant until proven otherwise

Jenny Doust


Sexual diversity in patients

The importance of being nonjudgemental

DJ Williams

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Sarah Metcalfe


AFP Podcasts

Interviews October 2012

Diagnosis and uncertainty in the GP consultation

Dr Louise Stone discusses diagnosis and uncertainty in the GP consultation including understanding the patient’s unique experience of illness and their psychosocial context.

Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Assisted reproductive technology

Dr Kate Stern discusses assisted reproductive technology focussing on important points for general practitioners as well as bringing us up to date with recent developments, particularly in the area of fertility preservation.

Duration: 21 minutes 7 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Management of cardiovascular risk

Professor Jenny Doust guides us through her recent research study comparing management of cardiovascular risk using individual risk factors compared to the absolute cardiovascular risk approach.

Duration: 13 minutes 30 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Contraceptive management

Dr Katrina Allen shares her experiences with contraceptive management particularly in young women, with a focus on long-acting reversible contraceptive methods and some practical suggestions for managing commonly encountered issues.

Duration: 28 minutes 49 seconds
File size: 7MB

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