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Gynaecology 

Gynaecology
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Gynaecology
Author(s):

Stuart Crisp

and Jo Rainbow

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199605538.003.0019
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date: 13 April 2021

Assessment 370

Congenital conditions 372

Vaginal discharge 373

Vulvovaginitis 374

Vaginal bleeding 375

Sexually-transmitted diseases 377

Pregnancy 379

Further reading 381

The gynaecological assessment requires tact and common sense. Young girls will find the examination confronting and adolescents may be embarrassed to answer questions about menstruation and sexual activity, especially in the presence of their parents! Explain why such questions are necessary and always ask the patient whether she would prefer to be interviewed alone....

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