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Day surgery in Spain – what to expect

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by Anonymous

 
 
Safety

Sun, sangria and sex abroad...

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All Change: The Female Body and the Year Abroad

by Amy Peters
 
Health & Fitness

Being a vegan on your year abroad

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Spain

How to survive the gym in Spain

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Study Abroad

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Questions about Health

Q

Have any female Year Abroaders had a similar experience?

Year Abroad

Hi, I found that mine were very irregular during my year abroad, most likely due to the huge amount of stress the year entails - I definitely skipped a few at least. Add stress to a change of routine...

Q

The contraceptive pill in Spain?

Health

After a quick google, it seems that there are a lot of different ideas about this.  I've read that you can buy it over the counter, or visit a GP or family planning centre over there, and that you'll...

Q

Seeing a doctor in Spain?

Doctors etc

Hi, I had a similar experience last year in Madrid. I'd been feeling pretty ill for a while with what turned out to be a nasty virus but put off going to the doctors because I thought it would be real...

Q

Going abroad with a long term condition/illness?

Long term health condition

Hiya,I've just come back from my year abroad. I suffer from chronic migraine and manage it mostly with medication. First thing I would say is if your home uni isn't aware of your condition, you should...

Q

Dietary Requirements - do you have an advice to share?

Culture Shock

I have lived in France and Italy and don't eat meat, and it was definitely more difficult for me to find veggie food over there! Fortunately for me I'm a pescetarian and eat fish so there were more op...

Q

How and where do you get an STI test in France? Do you have to go through a...

STI

Hi there,France also has Family Planning/Sexual Education/Health and Welfare centres that you can go to for advice and screenings. Ask at your doctor's surgery (or at the university, if you're a stude...

Q

What do I do about healthcare in Switzerland?

Switzerland

Hi Ceri,It's always advisable to sort out insurance before you leave for your year abroad! There's loads of information on our site that should be able to help.TYA

Q

How do you handle a pregnancy when you're on a year abroad?

Family

I've obviously not been through this myself but over the years I've advised several students who have. Don't give up: talk to your university first. Giving birth abroad and then looking after an infan...

Q

What do I do if I have an accident abroad?

Health

Plan ahead to avoid accidents or cope better with their consequences. If you are going to Europe, make sure that you have your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This is available free online from...

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