Q: How does my healthcare professional hear about new SOGC recommendations for treating vaginal atrophy and other women’s health conditions?
A. The SOGC publishes guidelines for clinical practice in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC), which is mailed to members each month. Recommendations are also posted on the SOGC’s website so that we can all stay in-the-know when it comes to our own health.
Who the experts are
Like with any medical concern, it’s nice to know that our healthcare professionals know what they’re talking about, right ladies? So where is all their expert advice coming from anyway?
In Canada, the experts on The Big Ow belong to the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. The SOGC is a group of about 3,000 gynaecologists, obstetricians, family doctors, nurses, midwives, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to reproductive issues and women’s health.
This national body helps keep the professionals involved in our care informed on the most up-to-date information regarding women’s health issues, including vaginal atrophy. The group sets guidelines for the definition, assessment, and management of women’s health conditions, offering recommendations to our healthcare professionals for how to diagnose and treat different problems, like The Big Ow.
To find out more about the SOGC, visit www.sogc.org.