Clinical update

Menopause symptoms and period pain: identify women’s health conditions with confidence

Updated RCN resource also includes information on pregnancy, continence and sexual health

Essential facts

Every woman will experience physiological changes throughout their life, related to stages such as menstruation and the menopause, says the RCN .

Women may also experience physical or mental health issues, or issues relating to sexual and reproductive health, including access to contraception, fertility and pregnancy-related health issues.

Some women are also more vulnerable to social economic challenges.

The provision of women’s healthcare services across the UK is varied and is covered by the acute sector, primary care and the independent sector, and nurses are involved at all levels of care.

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