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  1. Content type: Research article

    Women after menopause increase risk for cardiovascular disease and several factors may be related. The purpose was to study biological and psychosocial factors associated with early cardiovascular damage in pr...

    Authors: Mauricio Sanchez-Barajas, Lorena del Rocio Ibarra-Reynoso, Marco Antonio Ayala-Garcia and Juan Manuel Malacara

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:153

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    Breast disorders cause great anxiety for women especially when they occur in pregnancy because breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer related deaths in women. Majority of the disorders are Benign Bre...

    Authors: Stella O. Odedina, IkeOluwapo O. Ajayi, Adenike Adeniji-Sofoluwe, Imran O. Morhason-Bello, Dezheng Huo, Olufunmilayo I. Olopade and Oladosu A. Ojengbede

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:152

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    Fluorescence imaging (FI) is one of the methods to identify sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs). However, the procedure is technically complicated and requires procedural skills, as SLN biopsy must be conducted in dim...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Takemoto, Ai Koyanagi, Masanori Yasuda and Hiroshi Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:151

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    Globally, three million girls are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) and an estimated 200 million girls and women in the world have undergone FGM. While the overall prevalence of FGM in Ghana is 4%, st...

    Authors: Evelyn Sakeah, Cornelius Debpuur, Abraham Rexford Oduro, Paul Welaga, Raymond Aborigo, James Kotuah Sakeah and Cheryl A. Moyer

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:150

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Informing the individuals on family planning including emergency contraception is a significant step for preventing unintended pregnancies. Although there is a number of studies on family planning and emergenc...

    Authors: Ozen Asut, Ovgu Ozenli, Gizem Gur, Elif Deliceo, Buse Cagin, Okan Korun, Ozgur Turk, Songul Vaizoglu and Sanda Cali

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:149

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In the last thirty years there has been a rise in harmful alcohol use amongst White British women. Approaches to alcohol harm reduction typically position drinking as an individual behaviour, with an emphasis ...

    Authors: Katherine Jackson, Tracy Finch, Eileen Kaner and Janice McLaughlin

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:137

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Persistent low rates of spacing contraceptive use among young wives in rural India have been implicated in ongoing negative maternal, infant and child health outcomes throughout the country. Gender inequity ha...

    Authors: Holly B. Shakya, Anindita Dasgupta, Mohan Ghule, Madhusudana Battala, Niranjan Saggurti, Balaiah Donta, Saritha Nair, Jay Silverman and Anita Raj

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:147

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Quality of life among abused women in Norway in 2006 was found to be significantly low compared to women at the same age in general. The aim of this study was to examine how quality of life is associated with ...

    Authors: Kjersti Alsaker, Bente E. Moen, Tone Morken and Valborg Baste

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:148

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Women who exercise intensively, whether competitive or recreational, devote a lot of time and energy into exercise, which requires high levels of ambition and motivation. The aim of the study is to investigate...

    Authors: Kirsten K. Roessler and Ashley E. Muller

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:146

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Preventive behaviors regarding cervical cancer are essential for women’s health. Even though many studies have addressed women’s knowledge and attitudes toward cervical cancer, little information is available ...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Fatemeh Yargholi, Fatemeh Jafari and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:145

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Early marriage of girls (marriage < 18 years) is a pervasive abuse of rights that compromises maternal and child health. The common conceptualization of this practice as an outcome undermines the nuanced and s...

    Authors: Lotus McDougal, Emma C. Jackson, Katherine A. McClendon, Yemeserach Belayneh, Anand Sinha and Anita Raj

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:144

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is an important public health issue. Framing studies indicate that how the news media cover public health issues is critical for designing effective health promotion int...

    Authors: Ebenezer Owusu-Addo, Sally B. Owusu-Addo, Ernestina F. Antoh, Yaw A. Sarpong, Kwaku Obeng-Okrah and Grace K. Annan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:129

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Idiopathic recurrent miscarriage, defined as three or more consecutive miscarriages, is a distressing early pregnancy complication. Although, the etiology of recurrent miscarriage is still unknown, an aberrant...

    Authors: Frida Husseini-Akram, Sally Haroun, Signe Altmäe, Lottie Skjöldebrand-Sparre, Helena Åkerud, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Britt-Marie Landgren and Anneli Stavreus-Evers

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:143

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Since the publication over 50 years ago of the alkaline hematin method for quantifying menstrual blood loss (MBL) many new approaches have been developed to assess MBL. The aim of this systematic review is to ...

    Authors: Julia L. Magnay, Shaughn O’Brien, Christoph Gerlinger and Christian Seitz

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:142

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Contraceptives are used in family planning to space or limit pregnancies and are categorized into modern and traditional methods. The modern methods have been proven to be more scientifically effective at prev...

    Authors: Philomina Akadity Aviisah, Samuel Dery, Benedicta Kafui Atsu, Alfred Yawson, Refah M. Alotaibi, Hoda Ragab Rezk and Chris Guure

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:141

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Loneliness in mothers raising children can adversely impact the health of their children and lead to child abuse, depression, and deterioration of mothers’ health. Few studies to date have specifically assesse...

    Authors: Marie Mandai, Misato Kaso, Yoshimitsu Takahashi and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:131

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Violence against women remains an important issue of inequality in African societies, with several consequences to health, social and economic status. This study aims to identify the factors related to the per...

    Authors: Alphonse Kpozehouen, Noël Moussiliou Paraïso, Yolaine Glèlè Ahanhanzo, Elvyre Klikpo, Charles Sossa Jérôme, Laurent T. Ouédraogo and Roger Salamon

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:140

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Domestic violence during pregnancy with its many negative fetal and maternal outcomes is a common public health problem all over the world. Nonetheless, the problem is not well investigated and understood in E...

    Authors: Elfalet Fekadu, Getachew Yigzaw, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Tameru Minwuye, Tinsae Geneta and Destaw Fetene Teshome

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:138

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women has been recognised as a public health problem with far-reaching consequences for the physical, reproductive, and mental health of women. The ecological framework ...

    Authors: Faith Owunari Benebo, Barbara Schumann and Masoud Vaezghasemi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:136

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Eritrean migrants in Israel, the majority of whom are seeking asylum, have limited access to institutional support. While the temporary group protection granted to Eritreans by Israel ensures that they are not...

    Authors: Tsega Gebreyesus, Zebib Sultan, Habtom M. Ghebrezghiabher, Wietse A. Tol, Peter J. Winch, Nadav Davidovitch and Pamela J. Surkan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:135

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Persistent infection with certain subtypes of human papillomavirus (HPV) is a necessary cause of cervical cancer. Although two prophylactic vaccines have been licensed in Canada against cancerous subtypes of H...

    Authors: Rachel Fernandes, Beth K. Potter and Julian Little

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:134

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence and effect of polygamous relationships may have serious reproductive and /or health consequences for women. In South Africa, unlike in other sub-Saharan countries, no nationwide survey has inves...

    Authors: Musawenkosi L. H. Mabaso, Nthabiseng F. Malope and Leickness C. Simbayi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:133

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  23. Content type: Research

    The effectiveness of lifestyle intervention for weight loss on cardiometabolic risk factors among overweight and obese individuals in the community setting remains inconclusive. This study aimed to evaluate th...

    Authors: Ahmad Zamri Liyana, Geeta Appannah, Siti Yazmin Zahari Sham, Mansor Fazliana, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Rashidah Ambak, Azah Abdul Samad, Nofi Yuliani Dahlan and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):126

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  24. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Malaysian women remained high over the past three decades. Collaboration with existing community at-risk may be feasible for wide-scale prevention of overweight a...

    Authors: Nor Azian Mohd Zaki, Geeta Appannah, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Azahadi Omar, Mansor Fazliana, Rashidah Ambak, Siti Shafiatun Mohsin and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):110

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  25. Content type: Research

    Obesity is a global health burden in the non-communicable diseases and much efforts have been implemented in the past decade in response to the rise of obesity prevalence among the Malaysian population. These ...

    Authors: Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Rashidah Ambak, Norazian Mohd Zaki, Nur Shahida Abdul Aziz, Siew Man Cheong, Mohamad Aznuddin Abd Razak, Muslimah Yusof, Mohamad Hasnan Ahmad, Azli Baharuddin, Megat Rusydi Megat Radzi, Wan Nur Khairunnisa Wan Kozil, Intan Hafizah Ishak and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):114

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  26. Content type: Research

    Diet compositions are likely to be one of the influential factors for body fat deposition. The aim of this paper was to determine the nutrient changes and its association to body fat loss among the overweight ...

    Authors: Fatimah Othman, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Geeta Appannah, Nor Azian Mohd Zaki, Rashidah Ambak, Azahadi Omar, Mansor Fazliana, Ruhaya Salleh, Barakatun Nisak Mohd Yusof, Norliza Muksan and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):102

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  27. Content type: Research

    Health literacy (HL) consists of different components and associates with several health outcomes, including obesity. It is linked to an individual’s knowledge, motivation, competencies, behavior, and applicat...

    Authors: Siew Man Cheong, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Mohamad Hasnan Ahmad, Mala Manickam, Rashidah Ambak, Siti Nurbaya Shahrir and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):99

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  28. Content type: Research

    Obesity is an emerging global public health concern as it is related to chronic diseases and its impact to health related quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of weight reduction on ...

    Authors: Rashidah Ambak, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Norhanizam Puteh, Azmi Mohd Tamil, Mohd Azahadi Omar, Suzana Shahar, Noor Ani Ahmad and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):111

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  29. Content type: Introduction

    The national prevalence of overweight and obesity in Malaysia has been increasing in the past 10 years and many efforts have been implemented by the Malaysian government to combat obesity problem among the Mal...

    Authors: Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Rashidah Ambak and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):107

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  30. Content type: Research

    Several methods have been developed to determine a person’s physical activity level. However, there is limited evidence in determining whether someone is physically active or not. This study aims to determine ...

    Authors: Mohamad Hasnan Ahmad, Ruhaya Salleh, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Azli Baharuddin, Wan Shakira Rodzlan Hasani, Azahadi Omar, Ahmad Taufik Jamil, Mahenderan Appukutty, Wan Abdul Manan Wan Muda and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):100

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  31. Content type: Research

    Obesity is a risk factor for co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis and cardiovascular diseases. However, it is unclear if the presence of co-morbidities has any effect on the magnitude ...

    Authors: Nur Shahida Abdul Aziz, Suzana Shahar, Rashidah Ambak, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Ahmad Taufik Jamil and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):115

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  32. Content type: Research

    Obesity leads to the increase of pain at different parts of the body and it is a potential marker for complications of chronic diseases. This paper aims to assess changes in the body pain among overweight and ...

    Authors: Syafinaz Mohd Sallehuddin, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Rashidah Ambak, Nur Shahida Abdul Aziz, Nor Azian Mohd Zaki, Mohd Azahadi Omar, Tahir Aris, Nur Salihah Nor Hissam, Saravanan A. L. Rajadurai and Nor Hafizah Ayob

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):101

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  33. Content type: Research

    Regular physical activity has always been strongly recommended for good cardiovascular health. This study aimed to determine the effect of physical activity on fasting blood glucose and lipid profile among low...

    Authors: Azahadi Omar, Mohd Normazlan Husain, Ahmad Taufik Jamil, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Rashidah Ambak, Mansor Fazliana, Nur Liyana Ahamad Zamri and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):103

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  34. Content type: Research

    Obesity is related to the increased incidence of hypertension and in healthy individuals, blood pressure changes with age and body mass. The aims of this paper were to evaluate the effectiveness of the weight ...

    Authors: Mansor Fazliana, Ahmad Zamri Liyana, Azahadi Omar, Rashidah Ambak, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Ummi Kalthom Shamsudin, Narul Aida Salleh and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):93

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  35. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol use disorder (AUD) constitutes a major public health problem and is associated with a substantial amount of disability and premature death worldwide. Several treatment and self-help options including A...

    Authors: Maji Hailemariam, Michael Stein, Bradley Anderson, Yael Chatav Schonbrun, Kelly Moore, Megan Kurth, Fallon Richie and Jennifer E. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:125

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The YAM DAABO study (“your choice” in Mooré) takes place in Burkina Faso and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has the objective to identify a package of postpartum family planning (PPFP) interventions to s...

    Authors: Nguyen Toan Tran, Wambi Maurice E. Yameogo, Félicité Langwana, Mary Eluned Gaffield, Armando Seuc, Asa Cuzin-Kihl, Seni Kouanda, Désiré Mashinda, Blandine Thieba, Rachel Yodi, Jean Nyandwe Kyloka, Tieba Millogo, Abou Coulibaly, Basele Bolangala, Souleymane Zan, Brigitte Kini…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:122

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Over 90% of the children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus are infected through the mother to child transmission process according to literatures. Preventing unintended pregnancy by using contraceptive methods...

    Authors: Bilen Mekonnen Araya, Abayneh Akililu Solomon, Kahsay Zenebe Gebreslasie, Temesgen Worku Gudayu and Kiber Temesgen Anteneh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:121

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Rates of violence against women are reported to be highest in Africa compared to other continents. We aimed to determine associations between mental illness, demographic, psychosocial and economic factors with...

    Authors: Sally Field, Michael Onah, Thandi van Heyningen and Simone Honikman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:119

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Female sex workers living with HIV are at increased risk for negative health outcomes and multiple levels of stigma. However, there is limited research on female sex workers living with HIV and even less focus...

    Authors: Dana Cernigliaro, Clare Barrington, Martha Perez, Yeycy Donastorg and Deanna Kerrigan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:117

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of cervical cancer in Kenya is among the highest in the world. Few Kenyan women are able to access screening, thus fueling the high cervical cancer burden. Self-collected human papilloma Virus (H...

    Authors: Megan Swanson, Saduma Ibrahim, Cinthia Blat, Sandra Oketch, Easter Olwanda, May Maloba and Megan J Huchko

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:116

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Despite the enormous benefits of family planning services, the contraceptive utilization still remains low in Sub-Saharan Africa. There is regional variation in modern contraceptive utilization in Ethiopia. Th...

    Authors: Geta Asrade Alemayehu, Abel Fekadu, Mezgebu Yitayal, Yigzaw Kebede, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Zemichael Gizaw, Mamo Wubeshet, Kindie Fentahun Muchie, Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Temesgen Azmeraw, Melkamu Birku, Kassahun Alemu, Amare Tariku, Terefe Derso, Adino Tesfahun…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:118

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to measure the prevalence of intimate partner and family violence amongst a population of Australian female nurses, doctors and allied health professionals.

    Authors: Elizabeth McLindon, Cathy Humphreys and Kelsey Hegarty

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:113

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