Women's health toolkit

This Women’s Health Hub is categorised into sections best representing the needs of women at different stages of their lives.

General

Most women of reproductive age are at any point either wanting to become pregnant or to prevent pregnancy. Contraception and pregnancy planning care should be integrated to enable optimization of health and wellbeing of the woman and her family for when the decision is made to try for a pregnancy.

There are many opportunities in primary care to offer preconception advise including appointments for contraception, cervical screening, management of long-term conditions and medication review.

Public Health England (PHE) have produced a series of resources for professionals working with women and men that may have children in the future focusing on reproductive choice and ensuring that pregnancy, if desired, occurs at the right time and when health is optimised. Effective contraception and planning for pregnancy mean that women and men stay healthy throughout life and take steps to improve the health of the baby.

Resources:

  1. What do women say? Reproductive health is a public health issue
  2. Health matters: reproductive health and pregnancy planning: A resource focusing on reproductive choice and ensuring that pregnancy, if desired, occurs at the right time and when health is optimised.