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  1. Research article

    The effect of hormone therapy on quality of life and breast cancer risk after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy: a systematic review

    It is unclear if the use of hormone therapy (HT) in carriers of BRCA mutations improves the quality of life (QOL) without increasing the risk of breast cancer following a risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (R...

    Tasneem Siyam, Sue Ross, Sandra Campbell, Dean T. Eurich and Nesé Yuksel

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:22

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Beneficial effects of a Coriolus versicolor-based vaginal gel on cervical epithelization, vaginal microbiota and vaginal health: a pilot study in asymptomatic women

    To assess the effect of a 12-day treatment using a vaginal gel based on niosomes containing hyaluronic acid, ß-glucan, alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, Coriolus versicolor, Asian centella, Azadirachta indica and Alo...

    Santiago Palacios, Fernando Losa, Damián Dexeus and Javier Cortés

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:21

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Factors associated with cervical cancer screening participation among immigrants of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin: a population-based study in Finland

    Previous studies revealed low participation in cervical cancer screening among immigrants compared with non-immigrants. Only a few studies about factors associated with immigrants’ lower participation rates ha...

    Esther E. Idehen, Tellervo Korhonen, Anu Castaneda, Teppo Juntunen, Mari Kangasniemi, Anna-Maija Pietilä and Päivikki Koponen

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:19

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Sex hormone binding globulin as a valuable biochemical marker in predicting gestational diabetes mellitus

    Circulating Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels are inversely associated with insulin resistance. This study was conducted to compare maternal serum SHBG level between pregnant women with normal glucose...

    Manal Abdalla Tawfeek, Eman Mohamad Alfadhli, Abdulfatah Marawan Alayoubi, Hesham Ahmad El-Beshbishy and Fawzia Ahmad Habib

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:18

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  5. Research article

    “Life at the River is a Living Hell:” a qualitative study of trauma, mental health, substance use and HIV risk behavior among female fish traders from the Kafue Flatlands in Zambia

    In Western settings, the relationship between trauma history, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use, and HIV risk behavior, is well established. Although female fish traders in Zambia are affected by HI...

    Lynn T. Murphy Michalopoulos, Stefani N. Baca-Atlas, Simona J. Simona, Tina Jiwatram-Negrón, Alexander Ncube and Melanie B. Chery

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:15

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Reproductive risk factors associated with breast cancer in women in Bangui: a case–control study

    Breast cancer (breast Ca) is recognised as a major public health problem in the world. Data on reproductive factors associated with breast Ca in the Central African Republic (CAR) is very limited. This study a...

    Augustin Balekouzou, Ping Yin, Christian Maucler Pamatika, Cavin Epie Bekolo, Sylvain Wilfrid Nambei, Marceline Djeintote, Komlan Kota, Christian Diamont Mossoro-Kpinde, Chang Shu, Minghui Yin, Zhen Fu, Tingting Qing, Mingming Yan, Jianyuan Zhang, Shaojun Chen, Hongyu Li…

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:14

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Treatment delays among women with breast cancer in a low socio-economic status region in Brazil

    Considering the inequalities and the areas of low socioeconomic status in Brazil, access to health services is a challenge and the delay between diagnosis and treatment represents an important factor of worse ...

    Naidhia Alves Soares Ferreira, Sionara Melo Figueiredo de Carvalho, Vitor Engrácia Valenti, Italla Maria Pinheiro Bezerra, Hermes Melo Teixeira Batista, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Leandro Luongo Matos and Fernando Adami

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:13

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Burden, screening, and treatment of depressive and anxious symptoms among women referred to cardiac rehabilitation: a prospective study

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among women. Women with CVD experience a greater burden of psychosocial distress than men, and practice guidelines promote s...

    Megan C. Hurley, Heather M. Arthur, Caroline Chessex, Paul Oh, Karam Turk-Adawi and Sherry L. Grace

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:11

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Motivations for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy as a function of socioeconomic status

    Despite no demonstrated survival advantage for women at average risk of breast cancer, rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) continue to increase. Research reveals women with higher socioeconomi...

    Dadrie F. Baptiste, Erina L. MacGeorge, Maria K. Venetis, Ashton Mouton, L. Brooke Friley, Rebekah Pastor, Kristen Hatten, Janaka Lagoo, Susan E. Clare and Monet W. Bowling

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:10

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Women’s knowledge and attitudes towards cervical cancer prevention: a cross sectional study in Eastern Uganda

    Cervical cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women in Uganda, often due to late disease diagnosis. Early screening for the cancer has been shown to be the most effective measure against ...

    Trasias Mukama, Rawlance Ndejjo, Angele Musabyimana, Abdullah Ali Halage and David Musoke

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:9

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Binge eating is associated with trait anxiety in Korean adolescent girls: a cross sectional study

    Binge eating occurs more frequently in women than in men, and is known to be related to psychological factors such as stress, depression, and anxiety. This study examined the relationship between binge eating ...

    Jin-Yi Jung, Kye-Hyun Kim, Hee-Yeon Woo, Dong-Won Shin, Young-Chul Shin, Kang-Seob Oh, Eun-Hee Shin and Se-Won Lim

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:8

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  12. Research article

    Probiotics for vaginal health in South Africa: what is on retailers’ shelves?

    Probiotics are widely used to improve gastrointestinal (GI) health, but they may also be useful to prevent or treat gynaecological disorders, including bacterial vaginosis (BV) and candidiasis. BV prevalence i...

    Anna-Ursula Happel, Shameem Z. Jaumdally, Tanya Pidwell, Tracy Cornelius, Heather B. Jaspan, Remy Froissart, Shaun L. Barnabas and Jo-Ann S. Passmore

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:7

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Lifelong vegetarianism and breast cancer risk: a large multicentre case control study in India

    The lower incidence of breast cancer in Asian populations where the intake of animal products is lower than that of Western populations has led some to suggest that a vegetarian diet might reduce breast cancer...

    Toral Gathani, Isobel Barnes, Raghib Ali, Rajkumar Arumugham, Raju Chacko, Raghunadharao Digumarti, Parimal Jivarajani, Ravi Kannan, Dasappa Loknatha, Hemant Malhotra and Beela S. Mathew

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:6

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  14. Research article

    Self-collection based HPV testing for cervical cancer screening among women living with HIV in Uganda: a descriptive analysis of knowledge, intentions to screen and factors associated with HPV positivity

    Women living with HIV (WHIV) are disproportionately impacted by cervical dysplasia and cancer. The burden is greatest in low-income countries where limited or no access to screening exists. The goal of this st...

    Sheona M. Mitchell, Heather N. Pedersen, Evelyn Eng Stime, Musa Sekikubo, Erin Moses, David Mwesigwa, Christine Biryabarema, Jan Christilaw, Josaphat K. Byamugisha, Deborah M. Money and Gina S. Ogilvie

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:4

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  15. Research article

    First report on molecular breast cancer subtypes and their clinico-pathological characteristics in Eastern Morocco: series of 2260 cases

    Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy among women in Eastern Morocco. In this paper, we provide the first report on molecular breast cancer subtypes in this region. This is the largest population–based...

    Manal Elidrissi Errahhali, Mounia Elidrissi Errahhali, Meryem Ouarzane, Tijani El Harroudi, Said Afqir and Mohammed Bellaoui

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:3

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Feasibility of thermocoagulation in a screen-and-treat approach for the treatment of cervical precancerous lesions in sub-Saharan Africa

    The use of thermocoagulation for the treatment of cervical precancerous lesions has recently generated a great deal of interest. Our aim was to determine the feasibility of this outpatient procedure in the con...

    Manuela Viviano, Bruno Kenfack, Rosa Catarino, Eveline Tincho, Liliane Temogne, Anne-Caroline Benski, Pierre-Marie Tebeu, Ulrike Meyer-Hamme, Pierre Vassilakos and Patrick Petignat

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:2

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  17. Research article

    Quality of life among post-menopausal women due to oxidative stress boosted by dysthymia and anxiety

    Menopause is the onset of aging in women. During this process, some women experience physical changes that may impact upon their psychological and social status, also affecting their quality of life. Furthermo...

    Martha A. Sánchez-Rodríguez, Lizett Castrejón-Delgado, Mariano Zacarías-Flores, Alicia Arronte-Rosales and Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  18. Research article

    Vision-related quality of life and psychological status in Chinese women with Sjogren’s syndrome dry eye: a case-control study

    Sjogren’s syndrome dry eye (SSDE) mainly affects middle-aged women and can negatively affect women’s psychological and social functioning. However, little is known about the correlation between vision-related ...

    Yuqiu Zhang, Tong Lin, Alice Jiang, Naiqing Zhao and Lan Gong

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:75

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  19. Debate

    Assessing the feasibility of a web-based domestic violence intervention using chronic disease frameworks: reducing the burden of ‘treatment’ and promoting capacity for action in women abused by a partner

    Domestic violence shares many features with chronic disease, including ongoing physical and mental health problems and eroded self-efficacy. Given the challenges around help-seeking for women experiencing dome...

    Laura Tarzia, Carl May and Kelsey Hegarty

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:73

    Published on: 24 November 2016

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