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Women's health in general practice.

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E King, E Herd
Foundation Years Journal, volume 5, issue 6, p.32 (123Doc Education, London, July 2011)


This case based discussion focuses on contraceptive options for an older woman in a primary health care setting. 'Careful assessment and consideration of the wider issues for women's health are required and well provided for in general practice.

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