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Infertility: GP management with Dr Penny Wilson

Infertility (or sub fertility – to be PC) is a common problem for which women (and men / couples) presen tto GPs.  It can be a really tricky area trying to work out the how, why and what.  I think we tend to do a lot of tests where often a careful history and rational […]

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Sexual Assault Management in the Rural ED

In rural areas there are no dedicated services for the initial management and forensic examination of victims of sexual assault.  As such rural GPs and emergency doctors are required to perform this difficult and important task.  There are a heap of good training courses and resources out there for clinicians who want to learn how […]

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Dysmenorrhea with Dr Penny Wilson

Dysmenorrhea is a very common problem in primary care, and can even turn up in the ED from time to time. As a bloke GP mainly doing ED stuff, I rarely have to treat it beyond suggesting some OTC NSAIDs and a hot pack. So I have teamed up with Dr Penny Wilson (@nomadicgp) who […]

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Dr Geordan Shannon – the Pap smear podcast

May is still Women’s health month – so I invited my mate Dr Geordan Shannon back onto the podcast in order to get a refresher on cervical cancer screening – yes, the dreaded Pap smear. Geordan is a passionate advocate and researcher for Women’s health, sexual health and especially Aboriginal health issues related to reproduction […]

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SOLVing the swab dilemma

OK, I have a confession to make.  I am a truly appalling gynaecologist!  I know, I claim to be a generalist – one who loves it all – but when it comes to the non-pregnant women I admit that I am sometimes less than enthusiastic. Now this is not such a dilemma as I work […]