Chapter 6. Women's Health

  1. Marilyn Edwards MSc, BSc(Hons), SRN, FEATC, FPCert Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  1. Georgina Paget BSc(Hons), RGN, OND(Hons) Clinical Nurse Specialist1,
  2. Gudrun Limbrick BA(Hons) Freelance writer2 and
  3. Marilyn Edwards MSc, BSc(Hons), SRN, FEATC, FPCert Advanced Nurse Practitioner3

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988077.ch6

The Informed Practice Nurse, Second Edition

The Informed Practice Nurse, Second Edition

How to Cite

Paget, G., Limbrick, G. and Edwards, M. (2008) Women's Health, in The Informed Practice Nurse, Second Edition (ed M. Edwards), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988077.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Bilbrook Medical Centre, Bilbrook, Staffordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    HIV/AIDS for First Community Health NHS Trust, South Staffordshire, UK

  2. 2

    founder of Lesbian Health Group, LesBeWell, UK

  3. 3

    Bilbrook Medical Centre, Bilbrook, Staffordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 29 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057490

Online ISBN: 9780470988077

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Keywords:

  • women's health - dominating health-related data in nursing texts;
  • lesbian women - health needs;
  • homosexuality in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders (DSM);
  • homosexuality and self disclosure;
  • assumption of heterosexuality;
  • sexual health;
  • lesbian relationships and lesbian family;
  • premenstrual syndrome (PMS);
  • domestic violence (domestic abuse);
  • barriers to routine screening for domestic abuse

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The invisible minority; health needs of lesbian women

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • Domestic violence (domestic abuse)

  • Summary

  • Key points

  • References

  • Useful addresses