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How to get better images with a colposcope

Visualization of the cervix is an essential part of the cervical cancer screening process. We highlight some of the most common problems with visualizing the cervix that clinicians encounter and share solutions to these issues.

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Women’s health in the military

      In 1973, women comprised just 2% of the US enlisted forces and 8% of the officer corps. Today that number has risen substantially. Women make up 16% of enlisted members of the US military and 18% of the officer corps. Although good news for...

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Colposcopy post-menopause: the challenges and solutions

Cervical cancer screening typically ends after 65 years of age but many women reach menopause before they age out of the screening process. This will inevitably lead some women to need colposcopy post menopause, especially if they did not receive regular screenings in...

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Vagina or vulva? The importance of educating patients

A recent Twitter feud has brought to the light the pervasive misconceptions about the female body. Many women do not know the difference between the terms vagina and vulva. This lack of patient understanding can have an impact on healthcare outcomes. In February 2019,...

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Why don’t more nurse practitioners train in colposcopy?

  Nurse practitioners are well placed to perform colposcopy. The depth of relationship typically created between NPs and their patients can help put patients at ease about a procedure that can be daunting. NPs generally have more time in each appointment than...

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