This week’s news covering a new women’s health task force, lower abdominal pain, cervical screening and irregular periods:

Women’s health task force

The Guardian: UK’s top gynaecologist spearheads women’s health task force

Lower abdominal pain

Healthista: 13 causes of lower abdominal pain – the gynaecologist’s guide

Cervical screening

Daily Mail: ‘Meltdown’ in cervical screening as women could be forced to wait months for results due to lab closures

Independent: Smear tests: a step-by-step guide to what happens during a cervical screening appointment

Irregular periods

The Sun: From fibroids to cervical cancer… what it means if your periods won’t stop