patient.info has information leaflets on many women's health topics, and an extensive directory of patient support and self help groups. In addition, the extensive web directory lists many other sites which provide information and support on specific conditions (such as pregnancy). Below are links to large or general sites that cover many women's health topics.
Provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women about their health concerns, to enable them to work in partnership with their own medical practitioners and health advisers.
A charity dedicated to improving the health of women and babies.
Information from the British Heart Foundation.
Information from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
A range of women's health physiotherapy leaflets and other publications from the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health, a UK based clinical interest group specialising in women's health.
Information from the WSFF a charity that campaigns to make physical activity an everyday part of life for women and girls.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.
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