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Parkinson’s disease: the effects on womanhood

08 July 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To understand how women with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience and cope with menstruation, associated gynaecological problems and adjustments to womanhood....

Menorrhagia: endometrial ablation or hysterectomy?

17 September 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background For many woman who suffer from menorrhagia, treatment would previously have meant hysterectomy. Today there are a number of less invasive surgical options...

A tool to track links between menstruation and mental health

09 October 2018

Mental Health Practice

Women’s health

It is widely accepted that the premenstrual phase of the menstrual cycle affects the mental health of some women. This article critically examines a potential tool...

Practical protection

21 October 2008

Nursing Standard

On the cover

Throughout history women have found ways of dealing with menstruation, but in developing countries access to modern sanitary wear is not always available.

Sexual history

13 December 2005

Nursing Standard

General article

Sex advice is no new phenomenon, as a recent book by former Nursing Standard journalist John Naish reveals.


19 March 2003

Nursing Standard


Endometriosis is a common condition that causes pain and distress to many women. A variety of medical and surgical treatment options exist, and the nursing role is...

Symptom management in women undergoing the menopause

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

The menopause is a physiological event involving ovarian failure as a result of a loss of ovarian follicular activity, which leads to oestrogen deficiency, resulting...

An overview of uterine fibroids

14 October 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Large numbers of women need gynaecological interventions for a range of problems associated with uterine fibroids. Women who are affected need clear information that...