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As 56.7% of Australian general practice consultations are with women,1 the gender-specific primary health needs of women constitute a significant proportion of the general practice workload.
The area of women’s health is broad and across the lifespan requires general practitioners (GPs) to develop and maintain skills in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, pregnancy care and mental health, and in the recognition and provision of support to women who are victims of abuse and violence. There are contextual units within this curriculum that are provided as examples of how the core skills of Australian general practice can be used to provide these important aspects of women’s healthcare. Gender-specific, evidence-based preventive care is another key aspect of quality care provision to women.
Gender equity issues to accessing primary care include consideration of the roles and responsibilities of women, particularly in regard to women often being care providers to children and/or elderly parents.
Delivering high-quality women’s healthcare in general practice involves developing specific knowledge and skills in:
The National Women’s Health Policy 2010 encourages the active participation of women in their own health and aims to promote health equity through attention to the social determinants of health.5 GPs are well placed to identify women who may be vulnerable through exposure to one or many of the negative social determinants of health with consequent health inequities. The provision of support, education and advocacy to enhance access to appropriate services and quality care can contribute to minimising the impact of these inequities on long-term health outcomes.
Related contextual units
AV16 - Abuse and violence contextual unit
PC16 - Pregnancy care contextual unit
PS16 - Psychological health contextual unit
SH16 - Sexual and reproductive health contextual unit
2016 Curriculum (PDF 1.1 MB)
Contextual unit (PDF 515 KB)