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Well Woman Visits in Spanish

Well Woman Visits in Spanish

This is lesson 4/5 in our Spanish Well Visits series. Well Woman visits and gynecologic exams review all sorts of topics, but in this lesson we focus on:

  • Spanish vocabulary to talk about: anatomy, symptoms, periods, pregnancies, sexual activity & sexually transmitted diseases / infections.
  • Questions to talk about periods
  • Questions to talk about sexual activity
  • Questions about pregnancies
  • Questions about mental health

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Vocabulario general – General Vocabulary

Vocabulario de anatomía – Anatomy Vocabulary

  • El cuello uterino, el cérvix, la boca de matriz – Cervix
  • El útero – Uterus, womb
  • Las trompas de Falopio – Fallopian tubes
  • La vagina – Vagina
  • La vulva – Vulva
  • Los órganos reproductivos – Reproductive organs
  • Los ovarios – Ovaries
  • Los senos / las mamas – Breasts

Vocabulario de Enfermedades (infecciones) de transmisión sexual – STI & STD Vocabulary

  • Clamidia – Chlamydia
  • Gonorrea – Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis – Hepatitis
  • Herpes – Herpes
  • Sífilis – Syphilis
  • Tricomoniasis – Trichomoniasis
  • Verrugas genitales – Genital warts
  • VIH (Virus Inmunodeficiencia Humano) – HIV
  • VPH (Virus Papiloma Humano) – HPV

Vocabulario de exámenes – Tests Vocabulary

  • Examen de los senos (las mamas) – Breast exam
  • Examen pélvico – Pelvic exam
  • Mamografía – Mammography
  • Prueba de detección – Screening test
  • Prueba de Papanicolaou – Pap smear

Vocabulario de síntomas – Symptoms Vocabulary

  • Dolor inusual – Unusual pain
  • Dolor pélvico – Pelvic pain
  • Flujo vaginal – Vaginal discharge
  • Olor vaginal – Vaginal odor
  • Picazón – itching

Períodos, Sangrado: Period, Bleeding

  • abundante – abundant
  • doloroso – painful
  • irregular – irregular

Otro Vocabulario – Another Vocabulary

  • Aborto natural, espontáneo, no provocado – Miscarriage
  • Aborto (provocado) – Induced abortion
  • Antecedentes familiares – Family history
  • Anticonceptivos / contracepción – Contraceptives, contraception
  • Control ginecológico – Gynaecological control
  • La pareja – Partner
  • Historia clínica – Medical history
  • Historia sexual – Sexual history
  • La regla / el periodo (menstrual) – menstrual period
  • Protegerse (usar protección) – To use protection
  • Relaciones saludables – Healthy relationships
  • Salud emocional – Emotional health
  • Sangrado – Bleeding
  • Tener relaciones sexuales / ser activa sexualmente – To have intercourse
  • Vacuna contra VPH – HPV Vaccine
  • Visita de control de mujer sana – A well woman visit

Preguntas que quizás necesites hacer – Questions You May Want to Ask

Credits: Gustavo Fring

Preguntas sobre los periodos – Questions About Menstrual Periods

  • ¿Cuándo tuviste el último periodo menstrual? / When do you have your last period?
  • ¿Con qué frecuencia tiene los periodos menstruales? / How often do you have your menstrual periods?
  • ¿Alguna vez sangra o mancha entre periodos menstruales? / Do you ever have spotting or bleeding between periods?
  • ¿Tiene algún dolor inusual, picazón, o flujo vaginal de la vagina o la vulva? / Do you have any unusual pain, itching, or vaginal discharge?

Preguntas sobre la actividad sexual – Questions About Sexual Activity

  • ¿Lleva una vida sexual activa? / Are you sexually active?
  • ¿Tiene relaciones (sexo) con: hombres, mujeres, o con ambos? / Do you have sex with men, women, or both?
  • ¿Alguna vez las relaciones (sexo) han sido dolorosos? / Has sex ever been painful?
  • ¿Tiene sangrado durante relaciones? Do you have bleeding during sex?
  • ¿Usa contracepción? ¿Qué tipo? / Do you use birth control? What type?
  • ¿Qué hace para prevenir las ETS / ITS (enfermedades / infecciones de transmisión sexual)? / What do you do to prevent STD / STI?
  • ¿Alguna vez se ha hecho una prueba para detectar las ETS? (clamidia, herpes, VIH, VPH) / Have you ever done a STD screening test?

Preguntas sobre el embarazo – Questions About Pregnancy

  • ¿Piensa que puede estar embarazada? / Do you think you could be pregnant?
  • ¿Quiere quedarse embarazada? / Would you like to be pregnant?
  • ¿Cuántas veces ha estado embarazada? / How many times have you been pregnant?
  • ¿Cuántos hijos tiene? / How many children do you have?
  • ¿Ha tenido algún aborto (provocado o espontáneo)? / Have you ever had any induced abortion or a miscarriage?

Preguntas sobre la salud mental – Questions About Mental Health

  • ¿Se siente segura en casa (con su pareja)? / Do you feel safe at home (with your partner)?
  • ¿Siente que lleva una relación sana con su pareja? / Do you feel you have a healthy relationship with your partner?
  • ¿Le preocupa algo sobre su relación con su pareja? / Is anything concerning / worrying you about your relationship with your partner?
  • ¿Se siente triste o deprimida? / Are you feeling sad or depressed?
  • ¿Se siente ansiosa? / Are you feeling anxious?
  • ¿Le preocupa algo en específico? / Anything specific concerns you?

¡Gracias POR compartir su aventura de español conmigo!

Su tarea – Your Homework

  1. Review the notes & vocabulary
  2. Identify additional points and topics to discuss with patients
    • Let me know if you need help 🙂
  3. Remember to keep it simple if you need to
  4. Ask for help in the comments below
  5. Give it a try with your patients!

Practice Vocabulary from the lesson here with these pre-made Quizlet flashcards:

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3 thoughts on “Well Woman Visits in Spanish”

  1. Thank you so very much. Your videos and the follow along with the downloadable pdf’s have helped me a lot. Thank you because you use all instructional modalities (hearing, seeing it, sensory, etc.,).

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