The role of the community pharmacist has greatly expanded beyond traditional product-focused services to encompass a number of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, according to a review in BMJ Open.
The management of diabetes is multifaceted, often requiring the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of providers. While sexual side effects of diabetes are not commonly discussed during patient visits, there is a correlation between the presence of diabetes and frequent sexual dysfunction in women.
All categories of women’s preventive health services that required an in-person visit plummeted during the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in comparison to 2019, but then rebounded to near 2019 levels by July 2020.
A team of investigators has found that women with Down Syndrome received gynecologic care at lower-than-recommended rates and at substantially lower rates than other forms of health care. The investigators have called for efforts to improve gynecologic care for this vulnerable population.