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  1. Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs in women of reproductive age. Much of the treatment involves hormone therapy that suppresses the proliferation of endometriosis lesions.

    Authors: Denise Joffily Pereira da Costa Pinheiro, Ana Maria Gomes Pereira, Marcelo Antonini, Isabella Maria Albuquerque Salgado, Alexandre Torchio Dias and Reginaldo Guedes Coelho Lopes
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:510
  2. FOXO3/pFOXO3 and PTEN expression is known to regulate the dormancy/activation of ovarian primordial follicles. How chemotherapy could influence the expression of FOXO3 and PTEN in pre- and post-menarcheal girls w...

    Authors: María Itatí Albamonte, Lara Y. Calabró, Mirta S. Albamonte and Alfredo D. Vitullo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:509
  3. MicroRNA-19b (miR-19b) has been reported to be downregulated in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), while its upstream regulators are unclear. We speculated that miR-19b could potentially form a binding relation...

    Authors: Zhi Zhou, Yong Zhang, Can Tan, Juan Zhang, Guohui Yi, Bangbei Wang, Yejuan Li, Hui Lu, Weiying Lu and Xiaopo Zhang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:508
  4. Anti-alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor (AMPAR) encephalitis, a rare subtype of autoimmune encephalitis (AE), is often found associated with tumors such as thymoma, lung cancer, ...

    Authors: Yue Huang, Muke Zhou, Jing Zhou, Bo Wu, Xi Yang, Wenjiao Min and Zhengyu Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:507
  5. Ectopic pregnancy (EP) has many adverse effects on the relationship between couples. The present study aims to assess the association between sexual function (SF), quality of marital relationship (QMR) and ass...

    Authors: Fateme Khajoei Nejad, Foozieh Rafati, Shideh Rafati and Neda Dastyar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:506
  6. The purpose of this study was to establish an estimating equation to predict the 5-level EQ-5D version (EQ-5D-5L) utility score in patients taking iron preparations for heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) or anemia...

    Authors: Kyoko Ito, Yuko Mitobe, Ryo Inoue and Mikio Momoeda
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:505
  7. The authors’ aim is to develop and confirm a reliable and valid measurement tool that can measure women’s behavior to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. The study data were collected from adult women aged ...

    Authors: Mustafa Kılavuz and Feride Yigit
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:504
  8. Induced abortion in Costa Rica is illegal in all cases except to save the life of the pregnant person. Despite severe restrictions to legal abortion, individuals in Costa Rica still induce abortions outside of...

    Authors: Blake Erhardt-Ohren, Ellyn Pier, Daniel Arroyo, Whitney Cole, McKaylah Hilliard, Adriana Otero-Gonzalez, Oscar Hidalgo-Mora, Sebastian Ospina-Henao, Roger Rochat and Anna Newton-Levinson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:503
  9. Puerperal sepsis is among the leading causes of preventable maternal death not only in developing countries but also in developed countries which is usually reported as the third or fourth common direct cause ...

    Authors: Solomon Gebretsion Sahle, Solomon Weldemariam, Mihret-ab Mehari and Tomas Amare Abraha
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:502
  10. Intimate partner violence is a global problem that threatens mothers. It has multidimensional consequences but has not gained attention from scholars after childbirth.

    Authors: Lema Fikadu Wedajo, Abera Mersha Mamo, Solomon Seyife Alemu and Bezawit Afework Mesfin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:501
  11. Struma ovarii (SO) is a rare tumor and may transform into ovarian strumal carcinoid (OSC) and/or malignant struma ovarii (MSO), but the incidence, clinical characteristics, and survival outcomes have not been ...

    Authors: Sijian Li, Ruping Hong, Min Yin, Tianyu Zhang, Xinyue Zhang and Jiaxin Yang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:497
  12. Studies on the use of contraception in the Saudi community highlight the need for improving community knowledge about contraception, implementing guidelines, and restricting contraception dispensing. However, ...

    Authors: Noha Al Aloola, Shaden Almuneef, Rahaf Alasmari and Huda Al Ewairdhi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:496
  13. Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a common and disturbing issue in the postmenopausal period. Unlike vasomotor symptoms, it has a progressive trend. Our study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safet...

    Authors: Ramadan Abdelmoez Farahat, Hazem Mohamed Salamah, Abdelrahman Mahmoud, Esraa Hamouda, Mahmoud Hashemy, Heba Hamouda, Ali Samir, Imane Chenfouh, Ahmed Marey, Dina M. Awad, Elsayed Farag, Mohamed Abd-Elgawad and Elsayed Eldesouky
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:494
  14. Due to menopause being a largely invisible and under-discussed topic in wider society, women often deal with menopause-related complications on their own. Social support and awareness have been shown to reduce...

    Authors: Vaishvi Patel, Sue Ross and Beate C. Sydora
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:493
  15. The unmet need for limiting childbearing (UNLC) remains a problem in Nigeria. Conception after four pregnancies is considered a high-risk pregnancy. We examined the level, reasons for non-use of contraception,...

    Authors: A. S. Adebowale and M. E. Palamuleni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:492
  16. Since the connection between muscle atrophy and vitamin D and estradiol status ambiguous, this study was thus conducted to determine whether low skeletal muscle mass (SMM) in middle-aged and elderly women was ...

    Authors: Jiaxing Zhang, Yalong Cheng, Chen Chen, Qingan Wang, Chan Yang, Jiangwei Qiu, Juan Li, Xiaowei Liu, Yuhong Zhang, Lan Liu and Yi Zhao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:491
  17. To investigate the infection status of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) E6/E7 mRNA in patients with a cytological diagnosis of “atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance” (ASCUS) and to analy...

    Authors: Xiu Jin, Feifei Liu, Ya Zhang, Yingying Ma, Linqing Yang, Yunfei Wang and Ying Liu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:489
  18. The SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) pandemic changed the distribution of healthcare resources, leading in many cases to the suspension of all non-essential treatments and procedure...

    Authors: Myriam Gracia, Elena Rodríguez, María Dolores Diestro, Emanuela Spagnolo, Virginia García, Jaime Siegrist, Yolanda Pérez, Ignacio Zapardiel and Alicia Hernández
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:488
  19. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether associations exist between inflammatory biomarkers and all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in women with postmenopausal ...

    Authors: Li Qu, Xiaole Zuo, Jing Yu, Ran Duan and Botao Zhao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:487
  20. Violence against women is a global public health problem that has numerous adverse effects. However, published literature regarding violence against housemaids during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia is lacki...

    Authors: Metadel Adane, Helmut Kloos, Yordanos Mezemir, Amare Muche and Erkihun Amsalu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:485
  21. Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) is a rare and specific type of smooth muscle tumor that is histologically benign but has a malignant biological behavior. It is commonly associated with a history of uterine le...

    Authors: Li Chen, Yunping Yang and Chengzhi Zhao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:483
  22. Multiple factors may be responsible for the development of postpartum stress, including perceived social support, marital satisfaction, and maternal postnatal attachment. However, the underlying mediation mech...

    Authors: Yanchi Wang, Jian Gu, Feng Zhang and Xujuan Xu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:482
  23. Circulating micro-RNAs have been proposed as a new type of biomarker in several diseases, particularly those related to bone health. They have shown great potential due to their feasibility and simplicity of m...

    Authors: Hadeel A. Al-Rawaf, Sami A. Gabr, Amir Iqbal and Ahmad H. Alghadir
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:481
  24. Hysteroscopic adhesiolysis is the preferred primary method for intrauterine adhesion. However, there is about a 60% of chance of re-adhesion after surgery. The objectives of the study were to evaluate the effi...

    Authors: Jiaxin Dan and Yi Cao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:480
  25. Even though evidence shows that fertility transition has begun almost everywhere in sub–Saharan Africa (SSA), the decline has been slower than in other parts of the world. Research shows that there is a positi...

    Authors: Million Phiri, Musonda Lemba, Liness Shasha, Milika Sikaluzwe and Simona Simona
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:479
  26. In 2018, the Malawi Ministry of Health adopted the recommendation to switch first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) from an efavirenz (EFV)-based to a dolutegravir (DTG)-based regimen. Little is known about pa...

    Authors: John C. Chapola, Fan Lee, Agatha Bula, Nora E. Rosenberg, Jennifer Tseka, Maganizo Chagomerana, Mina C. Hosseinipour and Jennifer Hui-Yu Tang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:478
  27. Sexuality plays a critical role in a woman’s postpartum quality of life and also has a strong impact on the quality of her relationship. Given the sparse body of published literature on the subject, we aimed t...

    Authors: Azam Rahmani, Arezoo Fallahi, Leila Allahqoli, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin and Ibrahim Alkatout
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:477
  28. Political, financial, and pandemic crises in Lebanon have affected both provision of reproductive health services including family planning and modern contraception methods as well as women’s interest and abil...

    Authors: Rima Mourtada and Andrea J. Melnikas
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:475
  29. Hospital readmission is a quality metric of hospital care and has been studied in ovarian carcinoma, but its evaluation has several limitations. Also, emergency room (ER) readmission is considered an adverse e...

    Authors: Rosa A. Salcedo-Hernandez, Salim Barquet-Muñoz, David Isla-Ortiz, Florencia Lucero-Serrano, Leonardo S. Lino-Silva, David Cantú de León and Lucely Cetina-Perez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:473
  30. Menopause is a specific physical and psychological transition period for women, during which they experience a series of menopausal symptoms. Menopausal hormone therapy is an important treatment for improving ...

    Authors: Jie Lu, Kangfen Li, Xinlie Zheng, Ran Liu, Min Chen, Jingyun Xian, Suhua Tu and Lingling Xie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:472
  31. Overweight and obese females demonstrate a significantly increased risk of anovulatory infertility. This study aims to investigate whether depression score could mediate the association between a body shape in...

    Authors: Qiangwei Pan, Xiaolu Shen, Hongfeng Li, Bo Zhu, Dake Chen and Jiajia Pan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:471
  32. Diet quality is a significant determinant in the etiology of breast cancer (BrCa), but further studies are required to explore this relationship. Therefore, we tried to assess if diet quality, assessed using t...

    Authors: Fatemeh Pourhabibi-Zarandi, Masoud Amini Kahrizsangi, Sevda Eskandarzadeh, Fatemeh Mansouri, Mohebat Vali, Saba Jalali, Zeinab Heidari, Zainab Shateri, Mehran Nouri and Bahram Rashidkhani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:469
  33. In premature ovarian insufficiency, the cessation of menstruation, and cessation of ovarian function occurs before the age of 40, and this phenomenon is associated with many complications and problems for wome...

    Authors: Sara Jambarsang, Mahsa Khodayarian, Reyhane Sefidkar and Nooshin Yoshany
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:467
  34. Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) of the uterine cervix is rare, but the population affected is mostly underage females. The scope of surgery has now evolved from extensive to limited, and organ-preserving sur...

    Authors: Xiuzhang Yu, Mingrong Qie, Liyan Huang and Minmin Hou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:466
  35. Domestic violence (DV) are one of the important risk factors for women’s health outcomes. The aim of this study was explored the risk of DV association with the poor pregnancy outcomes (PPOs), including premat...

    Authors: Chia-Ling Lin, Jui-Chiung Sun, Chun-Ping Lin, Chi-Hsiang Chung and Wu-Chien Chien
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:465
  36. Excessive gestational weight gain and emotional eating may be associated with postpartum depression symptoms. This study was designed to identify how gestational weight gain and eating behaviors are related to...

    Authors: Chia-Hsun Wu, Meei-Ling Gau, Su-Fen Cheng, Tzu-Ling Chen and Chih-Jung Wu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:464
  37. Approximately 37.7 million people worldwide are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Although HIV detection among women, they still representing 53% of population living with the virus. Spatial an...

    Authors: Ana Luisa Lemos Bezerra, Paula Regina Barbosa de Almeida, Renata Karina Reis, Glenda Roberta Oliveira Naiff Ferreira, Fabianne de Jesus Dias de Sousa, Elucir Gir and Eliã Pinheiro Botelho
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:463

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  38. School-based and community-based sexuality education has not shown a significant impact on the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes of Sri Lankan adolescents. Parents, as the primary educators of adol...

    Authors: D. Mataraarachchi, Pathirana T.E. A, Mahesh Buddhika P.K and Vithana P.V.S. C
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:461
  39. Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains prevalent in the developing world and reproductive-age women are disproportionately affected. It is among the common est cardiac diseases during pregnancy and is associate...

    Authors: David G. Paulo, Reuben Mutagaywa, Henry Mayala and Aileen Barongo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:404

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