Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
    1. About the Bettercare series
    2. Why decentralised learning?
    3. Bettercare Online Learning Station
    4. Books in the Bettercare series
    5. Format of the courses
    6. Contributors
    7. Updating the course material
    8. Contact information
    9. Registration
  3. 1. Reproductive health
    1. Objectives
    2. Introduction to reproductive health
    3. Routine cancer screening
    4. Overweight and obesity
    5. Smoking
    6. Aging and menopause
    7. Case studies
  4. 2. Family planning and infertility
    1. Objectives
    2. Introduction to family planning
    3. Normal conception
    4. Contraception
    5. Combined oral contraceptives
    6. Progestogen-only contraceptives
    7. Injectable contraception
    8. Other contraceptive methods
    9. Health benefits of contraception
    10. Contraceptive choice in specific circumstances
    11. Emergency contraception
    12. Causes of infertility
    13. Management of women with infertility
    14. Case studies
  5. 3. Common genital and urinary infections
    1. Objectives
    2. Introduction to genital infections
    3. Vaginal discharge
    4. Genital ulcers
    5. Inguinal swelling
    6. Other sexually transmitted viral infections
    7. Pubic itch
    8. Acute urinary tract infections
    9. Case studies
  6. Skills: How to conduct a gynaecological history and examination
    1. Objectives
    2. Taking a gynaecological history
    3. General examination of the patient
    4. Speculum examination
    5. Bimanual examination
    6. Taking a Pap smear
    7. Doing a pregnancy test
  7. 4. Vaginal bleeding
    1. Objectives
    2. Normal menstruation
    3. Abnormal vaginal bleeding
    4. Irregular and postcoital bleeding
    5. Postmenopausal bleeding
    6. Amenorrhoea
    7. Dysmenorrhoea
    8. Premenstrual syndrome
    9. Case studies
  8. 5. Abuse of women
    1. Objectives
    2. Common forms of abuse
    3. Gender-based violence
    4. Intimate-partner violence
    5. Sexual assault
    6. Case studies