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  1. Research article

    Retrospective observation on contribution and limitations of screening for breast cancer with mammography in Korea: detection rate of breast cancer and incidence rate of interval cancer of the breast

    The purpose of this study was to determine the benefits and limitations of screening for breast cancer using mammography.

    Kunsei Lee, Hyeongsu Kim, Jung Hyun Lee, Hyoseon Jeong, Soon Ae Shin, Taehwa Han, Young Lan Seo, Youngbum Yoo, Sang Eun Nam, Jong Heon Park and Yoo Mi Park

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:72

    Published on: 18 November 2016

  2. Research article

    Exploratory study into the awareness of heart diseases among Emirati women (UAE) and their health seeking behaviour- a qualitative study

    Cardiovascular diseases were the leading cause of death in women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2010. The UAE is expected to experience a tripling of heart diseases in the next two decades as risk factor...

    Sarah Khan, Ayesha Khoory, Dhabia Al Zaffin and Meera Al Suwaidi

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:71

    Published on: 7 November 2016

  3. Research article

    Antenatal psychosocial risk status and Australian women’s use of primary care and specialist mental health services in the year after birth: a prospective study

    Poor mental health in the perinatal period can impact negatively on women, their infants and families. Australian State and Territory governments are investing in routine psychosocial assessment and depression...

    Virginia Schmied, Rachel Langdon, Stephen Matthey, Lynn Kemp, Marie-Paule Austin and Maree Johnson

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:69

    Published on: 25 October 2016

  4. Research Article

    Triple negative breast cancer in North of Morocco: clinicopathologic and prognostic features

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is defined by a lack of estrogen and progesterone receptor gene expression and by the absence of overexpression on HER2. It is associated to a poor prognosis. We propose to...

    Touria Derkaoui, Joaira Bakkach, Mohamed Mansouri, Ali Loudiyi, Mohamed Fihri, Fatima Zahra Alaoui, Amina Barakat, Bouchra El Yemlahi, Hassan Bihri, Naima Ghailani Nourouti and Mohcine Bennani Mechita

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:68

    Published on: 22 October 2016

  5. Research article

    Utilization of contraception among sexually active HIV positive women attending art clinic in University of Gondar Hospital: a hospital based cross-sectional study

    Contraception helps to prevent unplanned pregnancies among human immune virus positive women. The contraceptive utilization status and associated factors were not well addressed in the study area. Therefore, t...

    Mulugeta Dile Worke, Lealem Meseret Bezabih and Mulat Adefris Woldetasdik

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:67

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  6. Study protocol

    Physical activity and the risk for gestational diabetes mellitus amongst pregnant women living in Soweto: a study protocol

    Over the past decade the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has increased rapidly in both developed and developing countries and has become a growing health concern worldwide. A recent systemati...

    Tasneem Khan, Shelley Macaulay, Shane A. Norris, Lisa K. Micklesfield and Estelle D. Watson

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:66

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  7. Research article

    Tailoring communications to the evolving needs of patients throughout the cancer care trajectory: a qualitative exploration with breast cancer patients

    Doctor-patient communication is a crucial aspect of patient care. This study explored the communication experience of patients in a cancer consultation over the course of the cancer continuum.

    Eun-Jung Shim, Jee Eun Park, Myungsun Yi, Dooyoung Jung, Kwang-Min Lee and Bong-Jin Hahm

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:65

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  8. Research article

    Endometriosis and its global research architecture: an in-depth density-equalizing mapping analysis

    Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases. It is still a chameleon in many aspects and urges intense research activities in the fields of diagnosis, therapy and prevention. Despite the nee...

    Dörthe Brüggmann, Alexandra Elizabeth-Martinez, Doris Klingelhöfer, David Quarcoo, Jenny M. Jaque and David A. Groneberg

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:64

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  9. Research article

    The effect of brisk walking on postural stability, bone mineral density, body weight and composition in women over 50 years with a sedentary occupation: a randomized controlled trial

    To assess the effect of brisk walking on postural stability, bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition in women over 50 years of age with a sedentary occupation.

    Aleš Gába, Roman Cuberek, Zdeněk Svoboda, František Chmelík, Jana Pelclová, Michal Lehnert and Karel Frömel

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:63

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  10. Research article

    Epidemiology and outcome of cervical cancer in national institute of Morocco

    On behalf of the medical staff of the National Institute of Oncology of Rabat, we conducted a retrospective study to report epidemiology and 5-year outcomes of cervical carcinoma in Moroccan women.

    Sanaa Elmajjaoui, Nabil Ismaili, Hanane El Kacemi, Tayeb Kebdani, Hassan Sifat and Noureddine Benjaafar

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:62

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  11. Research article

    Analysis of the diagnostic value of CD138 for chronic endometritis, the risk factors for the pathogenesis of chronic endometritis and the effect of chronic endometritis on pregnancy: a cohort study

    To investigate the role of CD138 immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of chronic endometritis (CE) and the risk factors for assisted conception patients having CE complications.

    Yu-qing Chen, Rui-li Fang, Yuan-na Luo and Can-qiao Luo

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:60

    Published on: 5 September 2016

  12. Study protocol

    Protocol for a randomized controlled trial to compare bone-loading exercises with risedronate for preventing bone loss in osteopenic postmenopausal women

    In the United States, over 34 million American post-menopausal women have low bone mass (osteopenia) which increases their risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Calcium, vitamin D and exercise are recommended fo...

    Laura D. Bilek, Nancy L. Waltman, Joan M. Lappe, Kevin A. Kupzyk, Lynn R. Mack, Diane M. Cullen, Kris Berg, Meghan Langel, Melissa Meisinger, Ashlee Portelli-Trinidad and Molly Lang

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:59

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  13. Research article

    Socio-economic and demographic factors influencing nutritional status among early childbearing young mothers in Bangladesh

    Early childbearing influences women’s health. This study aims to examine the effects of socio-demographic factors on nutritional status of early childbearing mothers in Bangladesh based on Body Mass Index (BMI...

    Ashraful Islam, Nurul Islam, Premananda Bharati, Saw Aik and Golam Hossain

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:58

    Published on: 26 August 2016

  14. Research article

    Prevalence and determinants of unintended pregnancy among pregnant woman attending ANC at Gelemso General Hospital, Oromiya Region, East Ethiopia: a facility based cross-sectional study

    Unintended pregnancy is among the major public health problems that predispose women to maternal death and illness mainly through unsafe abortion and poor maternity care. The level of unintended pregnancy is h...

    Faiza Mohammed, Abdulbasit Musa and Abdella Amano

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:56

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  15. Research article

    The association between subjective assessment of menstrual bleeding and measures of iron deficiency anemia in premenopausal African-American women: a cross-sectional study

    Both iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia are common in the United States with a prevalence amongst women of 12 % and 4 % respectively. These numbers are even higher in African-American women (AAW) and a...

    Lia A Bernardi, Marissa S Ghant, Carolina Andrade, Hannah Recht and Erica E Marsh

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:50

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  16. Research article

    Patterns of cervical cytological abnormalities according to the Human Development Index in the northeast region of Brazil

    Disparities in cancer incidence and mortality rates between regions arise due to differences in socioeconomic conditions and in human development factors. The major purpose of this study was to measure the rol...

    José De Ribamar Pinho-França, Maria Bethânia Da Costa Chein and Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:54

    Published on: 12 August 2016

  17. Research article

    Factors influencing place of delivery for pastoralist women in Kenya: a qualitative study

    Kenya’s high maternal mortality ratio can be partly explained by the low proportion of women delivering in health facilities attended by skilled birth attendants (SBAs). Many women continue to give birth at ho...

    Tanya Caulfield, Pamela Onyo, Abbey Byrne, John Nduba, Josephat Nyagero, Alison Morgan and Michelle Kermode

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:52

    Published on: 9 August 2016

  18. Research article

    Determination of knowledge levels, attitude and behaviors of female university students concerning cervical cancer, human papiloma virus and its vaccine

    The purpose of the study is to investigate knowledge, attitudes and behaviours concerning cervical cancer, HPV and HPV vaccine of female students studying at a university in a health related department and exp...

    Selda Yörük, Ayla Açıkgöz and Gül Ergör

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:51

    Published on: 3 August 2016

  19. Research article

    Self-administered multi-level pregnancy tests in simplified follow-up of medical abortion in Tunisia

    This study was conducted to assess the efficacy and acceptability of using a multi-level pregnancy test (MLPT) combined with telephone follow-up for medical abortion in Tunisia, where the majority of providers...

    Rasha Dabash, Tara Shochet, Selma Hajri, Héla Chelli, Anne-Emmanuele Hassairi, Douha Haleb, Hayet Labassi, Ezzedine Sfar, Fatma Temimi, Leah Koenig and Beverly Winikoff

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:49

    Published on: 30 July 2016

  20. Research article

    “It is challenging… oh, nobody likes it!”: a qualitative study exploring Mozambican adolescents and young adults’ experiences with contraception

    By focusing upon formal sex education programmes, the Mozambican government has significantly enhanced the general health of adolescents and young adults. However, when it comes to contraception, little is kno...

    Rehana Capurchande, Gily Coene, Ingrid Schockaert, Manuel Macia and Herman Meulemans

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:48

    Published on: 30 July 2016

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