Female pelvic problems


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Female pelvic problems

2015 Vol 44 (7) 433-528

This month's articles include Female pelvic problems, Pelvic organ prolapse, Persistent pelvic pain and Localised provoked vestibulodynia.


Obstetric and gynaecological problems in Australian general practice

Clare Bayram, Allan J Pollack, Carmen Wong, Helena Britt

Pelvic organ prolapse – a review

Hans Peter Dietz

Management of persistent pelvic pain in girls and women

Susan Evans

Localised provoked vestibulodynia (vulvodynia): assessment and management

Helen Henzell, Karen Berzins

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Editorial: A lifetime of learning

Sarah Metcalfe

Letters to the editor


Your questions about complementary medicines answered: fish oil

Sanne Kreijkamp-Kaspers, Treasure McGuire, Suzanne Bedford, Peter Loadsman, Marie Pirotta, Geraldine Moses, Mieke van Driel

Semont manoeuvre for vertigo assessment

Shyh Poh Teo

Cicatricial alopecia – a case study

Siew Kim Kwa, Esha Das Gupta


Diagnosis matters: the differing 
clinical trajectories for terminal prostate, 
lung and haematological cancers

Leeroy William, Kate Jackson, Adam Bostanci, Jennifer Ward, Peter Martin, Lise Pittman, Gaye Moore

Involuntary psychiatric treatment in the community: general practitioners and the implementation of community treatment orders

Edwina Light, Ian Kerridge, Michael Robertson, Philip Boyce, Terry Carney, Alan Rosen, Michelle Cleary, Glenn Hunt, Nick O’Connor, Christopher Ryan

Consultation contexts and the acceptability of alcohol enquiry from general practitioners – a survey experiment

Chun Wah Michael Tam, Louis Hion-Lam Leong, Nicholas Zwar, Charlotte Hespe

Self-medication for cough and 
the common cold: information 
needs of consumers

Sanne Maartje Kloosterboer, Treasure McGuire, Laura Deckx, Geraldine Moses, Theo Verheij, Mieke van Driel

Rites of passage: improving refugee access to general practice services

I-Hao Cheng, Shiva Vasi, Sayed Wahidi, Grant Russell


Online pathways for dementia care

Alison Ollerenshaw

A team care model of cervical 
screening in a general practice

Darryn Rennie, Jennifer Boxsell, Kaye Pedretti

General practice ethics: 
inter-professional responsibilities

Wendy Rogers, Annette Braunack-Mayer


Ethical research or research ethics?

Siaw-Teng Liaw, Chun Wah Michael Tam

Patient portals: furthering the reality 
of patient partnership

Jill E Thistlethwaite

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