October 2017

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October 2017 Vol 46 (10) 705-800

The October issue investigates different contraceptive methods to enable GPs to help women maximise a trouble-free contraceptive experience.


LARCs as first-line contraception – What can general practitioners advise young women?

Meredith Temple-Smith, Lena Sanci

The management of irregular bleeding in women using contraception

Terri Foran

Emergency contraception: Oral and intrauterine options

Kirsten I Black, Safeera Y Hussainy

Oral hormonal contraception in special circumstances

Patricia Moore, Catherine Streeton

Up front

Editorial: Contraception: LARCs first?

Sophia Samuel


Non-invasive prenatal testing

James Harraway

A young woman with yellow hands and secondary amenorrhoea

Adam Morton, Sarah Morton

A suspicious haematoma

On Bon Chan

Subcutaneous finger nodules

Olivia A Charlton, Thomas J Stewart


Lifestyle risk factors and corresponding levels of clinical advice and counselling in general practice

Jessica Beattie, Marley Binder, Christopher Harrison, Graeme C Miller, Daryl Pedler

Growing and retaining general practice research leaders in Australia: How can we do better?

Mieke van Driel, Laura Deckx, Georga Cooke, Marie Pirotta, Gerard F Gill, Tania Winzenberg

Electronic clinical decision support tool for the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in general practice: A pilot study

Jason Chiang, John Furler, Douglas Boyle, Malcolm Clark, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

Barriers to effective conversations regarding overweight and obesity in regional Victoria

Kristen M Glenister, Christina AR Malatzky, Julian Wright

Morphine use in cancer care: A survey of attitudes and perceptions in general practice patients

Matthew Grant, Anna Ugalde, Serafino G Mancuso, Platon Vafiadis, Jennifer Philip

Transport on prescription: How can GPs contribute to the promotion of active transport?

Chance Pistoll, John Furler


Practice-based research networks

Marie Pirotta, Meredith Temple-Smith

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