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Reproductive and Sexual Health: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook - updated edition is published!

24 November 2016

Reproductive & Sexual Health HandbookReproductive and Sexual Health: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook - Family Planning NSW’s highly anticipated updated edition is published.Family Planning NSW announces the launch of Reproductive and Sexual Health: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook, third edition.


An essential resource for all primary care practitioners, the updated Handbook features 17 chapters on Reproductive and Sexual Health including new topics on early pregnancy related problems and pelvic floor disorders.

CEO of Family Planning NSW, Adjunct Professor Ann Brassil says "The handbook is a practical guide to the management of reproductive and sexual health problems in the primary care setting."

It features up to date evidence-based information delivered in a user friendly style, perfect for quick referencing.

The latest handbook has been substantially updated and each chapter has undergone expert review to ensure that it reflects the latest evidence-informed approach to reproductive and sexual health issues that commonly present in primary care. Each chapter includes an extensive range of web links to the latest resources but also to relevant organisations and services to support a best-practice holistic approach to the delivery of reproductive and sexual health care.

Prof Brassil says "The contributors to this handbook are experts in their field, comprehensively covering reproductive and sexual health issues in this compendium." The Handbook covers the diagnosis and management of conditions from sexually transmissible infections to menstrual disorders and sexual dysfunction and includes the latest guidelines and resources to support clinical practice.

Chapters include: Reproductive and Sexual Health Consultations; The Cervix; The Ovary; The Vagina and Vulva; The Breast; The Bladder and the Pelvic Floor; Abnormal Bleeding and the Menstrual Cycle; Fertility; Pregnancy; Menopause; Sexually Transmissible Infections; Pelvic Inflammatory Disease; Management of Sexual Assault in Primary Health Care.

Family Planning NSW is the leader in the field of reproductive and sexual health, training doctors and nurses from across NSW to the Pacific.Family Planning NSW is the state’s leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we recognise that every body in every family should have access to high quality reproductive and sexual health services and information. We have five fixed clinics in NSW (Ashfield, Fairfield, Penrith, Newcastle and Dubbo) and use innovative partnerships to deliver services in other key locations across the state with around 28,000 client visits annually. We are leaders in reproductive and sexual health clinical and population research and provide information and health promotion activities, as well as education and training for doctors, nurses, teachers and other health, education and welfare professionals.

"This resource provides excellent clinical guidance in a practical, easy to follow format and can be utilised by nurses in urban, rural and remote areas."

Shannon Woodward, ASHHNA President

Medical Director at Family Plannning NSW, Dr Deborah Bateson says "This practical guide, now in its third edition, is an indispensable companion for clinicians working in the field of reproductive and sexual health and those who want to increase their knowledge in the area."

The handbook is available in both hardcopy format and will be released as an e-book in March 2017. The e-book contains identical information to the hardcopy at the time of publication and is in an easily searchable format.

For more information visit www.fpnsw.org.au/rshbook

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