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  1. Menopause and midlife are stages in a woman’s life that can be marked by debilitating symptoms and increasing risks for cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic, and bone health issues. Walking represents a simple, l...

    Authors: Beate C. Sydora, Tatjana Alvadj, Alexandra Malley, Maria Mayan, Tami Shandro and Sue Ross

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:165

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) is one of the techniques feasible for the treatment of intramural myoma. This technique is reported to be difficult when large fibroids are involved because of excessive blood loss...

    Authors: Kentaro Nakayama, Sultana Razia, Masako Ishikawa, Hitomi Yamashita, Tomoka Ishibashi, Hiroki Sasamori, Kiyoka Sawada, Sonomi Kurose, Seiya Sato and Satoru Kyo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:164

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  3. Menopause before the age of 40 years is known as primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). Besides physical effects, being diagnosed with this disorder adversely affects the psychological health and quality of life...

    Authors: Samira Golezar, Zohreh Keshavarz, Fahime Ramezani Tehrani and Abbas Ebadi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:163

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  4. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer affecting women globally. In Brazil, it is the third most frequent type of cancer in women and HPV is present in approximately 90% of cases. Evidence su...

    Authors: Rodrigo Lopes da Silva, Zulmira da Silva Batista, Gerusinete Rodrigues Bastos, Ana Paula Almeida Cunha, Fábio Vidal Figueiredo, Lailson Oliveira de Castro, Liwerbeth dos Anjos Pereira, Marcos Antonio Custódio Neto da Silva, Flávia Castello Branco Vidal, Maria Claudene Barros, Elmary da Costa Fraga, Luciane Maria Oliveira Brito, Maria do Carmo Lacerda Barbosa, Miguel Ângelo Martins Moreira and Maria do Desterro Soares Brandão Nascimento

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:162

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Gender wise differences exist in anti-hypertensive treatment outcomes, yet still un-explored in Pakistan. Thus, we aimed to estimate the clinical efficacy of four different anti-hypertensive regimens in hypert...

    Authors: Muhammad Umair, Mobasher Ahmad, Hamid Saeed, Zikria Saleem and Fatima Tauqeer

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:161

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This study offers voice to young adolescent women with cerebral palsy (CP) in Bangladesh as they describe their menstrual experiences and needs, and their mothers providing menstrual support.

    Authors: R. Power, K. Wiley, M. Muhit, E. Heanoy, T. Karim, N. Badawi and G. Khandaker

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:160

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  7. Addressing women’s inaccurate perceptions of their risk of pregnancy is crucial to improve contraceptive uptake and adherence. Few studies, though, have evaluated the factors associated with underestimation of...

    Authors: Jessica Londeree, Nghia Nguyen, Linh H. Nguyen, Dung H. Tran and Maria F. Gallo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:159

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Breast and cervical cancers constitute the two leading causes of cancer deaths among women in Ghana. This study examined breast and cervical screening practices among adult and older women in Ghana.

    Authors: Martin Amogre Ayanore, Martin Adjuik, Asiwome Ameko, Nuworza Kugbey, Robert Asampong, Derrick Mensah, Robert Kaba Alhassan, Agani Afaya, Mark Aviisah, Emmanuel Manu and Francis Zotor

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:158

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Most patients with congenital uterus and vaginal aplasia (i.e., Mayer–Rokitansky–Kuster–Hauser [MRKH] syndrome) have rudimentary pelvic uterine structures that contain smooth muscle. Although leiomyomas and dy...

    Authors: Varpu Jokimaa, Johanna Virtanen, Harry Kujari, Seija Ala-Nissilä and Virpi Rantanen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:157

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Women’s health policy in India has had a longstanding focus on maternal health and family planning. Recent policy highlights the importance of expanding women’s access to a broader range of sexual and reproduc...

    Authors: Shikha Bhasin, Ankita Shukla and Sapna Desai

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:156

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Cervical cancer incidence is high among women living with HIV due to high-risk HPV persistence in the cervix. In low-income countries, cervical cancer screening is based on visual inspection with acetic acid. ...

    Authors: Keitly Mensah, Nelly Assoumou, Véronique Duchesne, Dolorès Pourette, Pierre DeBeaudrap and Alexandre Dumont

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:155

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Long-term follow-up reports of low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (LGESS) including its clinical course and pathological data are rare. We previously reported the case of a Japanese woman diagnosed with LGE...

    Authors: Osamu Maeda, Tetsuro Nagasaka, Makoto Ito, Tomoyo Mitsuishi, Fumihiko Murakami, Toshio Uematsu, Yukiko Hattori, Hiromitsu Iwata and Hiroyuki Ogino

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:154

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Women in low- and middle-income countries are at the highest risk of cervical cancer yet have limited access to and participation in cervical cancer screening programs. Integrating self-collected, community-ba...

    Authors: Megan Fitzpatrick, Mythili P. Pathipati, Kathy McCarty, Anat Rosenthal, David Katzenstein, Z. M. Chirenje and Benjamin Pinsky

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:153

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Long-acting (LA) injectable antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been found non-inferior to daily oral ART in Phase 3 trials. LA ART may address key barriers to oral ART adherence and be preferable to daily pills ...

    Authors: Lorie Benning, Andrea Mantsios, Deanna Kerrigan, Jenell S. Coleman, Elizabeth Golub, Oni Blackstock, Deborah Konkle-Parker, Morgan Philbin, Anandi Sheth, Adaora A. Adimora, Mardge H. Cohen, Dominika Seidman, Joel Milam, Seble G. Kassaye, Tonya Taylor and Miranda Murray

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:152

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Measuring quality indicators (QI’s) is a tool to improve the quality of care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the acceptability of 36 QI’s, defined after a literature search for the management of endomet...

    Authors: Annemie Luyckx, Leen Wyckmans, Anne-Sophie Bonte, Xuan Bich Trinh and Peter A. van Dam

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:151

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  16. National estimates of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) and serious mental illness (SMI) among delivering women over time, as well as associated outcomes and costs, are lacking. The prevalence of per...

    Authors: Kimberly McKee, Lindsay K. Admon, Tyler N. A. Winkelman, Maria Muzik, Stephanie Hall, Vanessa K. Dalton and Kara Zivin

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:150

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Cervical cancer is one of the major health problems and the third prevalent cancer in women all around the world. As a simple, inexpensive, and with no side-effects, Pap test is a reliable way to screen cervic...

    Authors: Sedighe Bab Eghbal, Mahmood Karimy, Parisa Kasmaei, Zahra Atrkar Roshan, Roghieh Valipour and Seyedeh Maryam Attari

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:149

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Although there have been a number of reports on urinary voiding symptoms associated with surgical interventions for gynecologic cancer and post-voiding symptoms, there have been few reports on urinary storage ...

    Authors: Noriko Nakayama, Tetsuya Tsuji, Makoto Aoyama, Takafumi Fujino and Meigen Liu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:148

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  19. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in Ethiopia next to breast cancer. Despite the high burden of the disease and availability of free screening services in Ethiopia, uptake is still trivial. This...

    Authors: Atalay Mulu Fentie, Tamir Birhanu Tadesse and Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:147

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  20. Recent study found that vitamin D before conception was considered as a potential additional determinant for achieving pregnancy and live births. The study aimed to evaluate the serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25(O...

    Authors: Haiyan Fan, Lingyun Hui, Xiaoting Yan, Wei Hou, E. Bai, Li Wang and Xuewen Yu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:146

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Endometriosis can be associated with considerable pain and sterility. After surgical excision of moderate or severe endometriosis lesions, the rate of recurrence reaches up to 67%. The objective of this retros...

    Authors: Cordula Schippert, Yvonne Witte, Janina Bartels, Guillermo-José Garcia-Rocha, Matthias Jentschke, Peter Hillemanns and Sudip Kundu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:144

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  22. The benefit of axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in breast cancer patients with one or two positive sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) remains inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors ...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Jing Xu, Ke Wang, Xiao-Jiang Tang, Hua Liang and Jian-Jun He

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:143

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  23. A wide range of drugs have been studied for first trimester medical abortion. Studies evaluating different regimens, including combination mifepristone and misoprostol and misoprostol alone regimens, show vary...

    Authors: Ferid A. Abubeker, Antonella Lavelanet, Maria I. Rodriguez and Caron Kim

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:142

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  24. Male spouses and partners play an important role in determining a woman’s willingness to participate in cervical cancer screening. However, the attitudes and behaviors by which they influence a woman’s decisio...

    Authors: Susan H. Read, Ivan Valverde, Jane R. Montealegre, Thomas J. Rutherford and Matthew L. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:141

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Weight gain after breast cancer is associated with poorer health outcomes. The aim of this study was to describe how Australian breast cancer survivo...

    Authors: Carolyn Ee, Adele Elizabeth Cave, Dhevaksha Naidoo, Kellie Bilinski and John Boyages

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:140

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Although human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has been regarded as the cause of cervical cancer in over 99% of cases, only a small fraction of HPV-infected women develop this malignancy. Emerging evidence sugg...

    Authors: Wei Sun, Xueyun Qin, Jing Zhou, Mingjing Xu, Zhangyan Lyu, Xin Li, Kai Zhang, Min Dai, Ni Li and Dong Hang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:139

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  27. Aerobic vaginitis (AV) is a reproductive tract infection that affects health of women. The objective of this study was to analyze the characteristics of simple and mixed AV patients in Xi’an district and provi...

    Authors: Taohong Zhang, Yan Xue, Ting Yue, Lili Xiong, Xiaowei Wang, Weihong Wang, Ying Liu and Ruifang An

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:138

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  28. Access to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in Brazil is marked by immense inequalities in the provision of specialized assistance, which leads patients to seek treatment outside the place of reside...

    Authors: Beatriz Castro de Souza, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Luiz Vinicius de Alcantara Sousa, Erika da Silva Maciel and Fernando Adami

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:137

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  29. Little is known about how the menstrual cycle affects gastrointestinal function and self-reported stress in young, healthy women taking oral contraceptives (OC). This study prospectively characterized gastroin...

    Authors: Taylor C. Judkins, Jennifer C. Dennis-Wall, Shireen Madani Sims, James Colee and Bobbi Langkamp-Henken

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:136

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  30. The Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, MRKHS, is a rare (orphan) disease characterized by the aplasia or hypoplasia of the uterus and the vagina. In women's health research, little is known as to how muc...

    Authors: Sara Yvonne Brucker, Leonie-Sophia Pösch, Joachim Graf, Alexander N. Sokolov, Norbert Schaeffeler, Andrea Kronenthaler, Hanna Hiltner, Anke Wagner, Esther Ueding, Monika A. Rieger, Dorit Schöller, Diana Stefanescu, Kristin Katharina Rall, Diethelm Wallwiener and Elisabeth Simoes

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:135

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  31. To investigate the age-dependent changes in circulating anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels in healthy Arabic-speaking Lebanese women, and to correlate changes in serum AMH levels with serum FSH and LH values,...

    Authors: Eddie Racoubian, Gulzhanat Aimagambetova, Ramzi R. Finan and Wassim Y. Almawi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:134

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  32. The use of implants has steadily increased in Kinshasa since 2013 but clinic-based access to this family planning method is limited due to distance and costs barriers. The objective of this study was to examin...

    Authors: Julie H. Hernandez, Pierre Akilimali, Annie Glover and Jane T. Bertrand

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:133

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  33. The universally adopted 2018 PCOS medical diagnostic and treatment guidelines for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) cites the need for a brief screening measure that can be easily administered in the clinical...

    Authors: Michael J. Boivin, Farnaz Fatehi, Amy E. Phillips-Chan, Julia R. Richardson, Amanda N. Summers and Steven A. Foley

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:132

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  34. Maternal mortality, of which 6.7% is attributable to abortion complications, remains high in Mozambique. The objective of this paper is to assess the level of induced abortion at the community, as well as to a...

    Authors: Mónica Frederico, Carlos Arnaldo, Peter Decat, Adelino Juga, Elizabeth Kemigisha, Olivier Degomme and Kristien Michielsen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:129

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  35. Malnutrition among women in Nepal persists as a major public health burden. Global literature suggests that domestic violence may have a negative impact on women’s nutritional status. The contribution of intim...

    Authors: Ramesh P. Adhikari, Subash Yogi, Ajay Acharya and Kenda Cunningham

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:127

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  36. Nearly all uterine cervical cancer (UCC) cases result from human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. After high-risk HPV infection, most HPV infections are naturally cleared by humoral and cell-mediated immune res...

    Authors: Wei Lin, Hua-ling Zhang, Zhao-yuan Niu, Zhen Wang, Yan Kong, Xing-sheng Yang and Fang Yuan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:126

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  37. For a long time, the relationship between caffeine consumption and infertility in the general population is unclear, this study is aimed to systematically review the evidence from any type of controlled clinic...

    Authors: Fan-Long Bu, Xue Feng, Xiao-Ying Yang, Jun Ren and Hui-Juan Cao

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:125

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  38. The quality of life (QoL) of patients with endometriosis and infertility was assessed in different stages and correlated with the clinical features of the cases.

    Authors: Marina Pessoa de Farias Rodrigues, Fabia Lima Vilarino, Alessandra de Souza Barbeiro Munhoz, Laércio da Silva Paiva, Luiz Vinicius de Alcantara Sousa, Victor Zaia and Caio Parente Barbosa

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:124

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  39. Hysterectomy is one of the most common gynaecological procedures performed worldwide. The magnitude of the complications related to hysterectomy and their risk factors are bound to differ based on locations, a...

    Authors: Daniel Michael, Alex Mremi, Patricia Swai, Benjamin C. Shayo and Bariki Mchome

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:122

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  40. Determining the effective factors on the adoption of preventive behaviors capable of reducing the risk of skin cancer is an important step in designing interventions to promote these behaviors. Based on the pr...

    Authors: Nasrin Roozbahani, Abdol-Hossain Kaviani and Mahboobeh Khorsandi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:121

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  41. Though obesity is associated with some malignancies, its association with cervical cancer is still inconclusive. This study was aimed at determining if there was an association between obesity and cervical epi...

    Authors: Silas Onyemaechi Okoro, Leonard Ogbonna Ajah, Peter Onubiwe Nkwo, Uzochukwu U. Aniebue, Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba and Chibuike Ogwuegbu Chigbu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:119

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  42. Less than 10% of newly diagnosed breast cancer cases in Jordan are diagnosed in women 70 years or older. Treatment plans of such patients is less clear and could result in poor outcomes. In this paper, we desc...

    Authors: Hikmat Abdel-Razeq, Fadwa Abdel Rahman, Hanan Almasri, Hazem Abdulelah, Mahmoud Abunasser, Mourad Salam and Ayat Taqash

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:118

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  43. Although intrauterine contraceptive device is highly effective, safe, long term and reversible method of contraception, the general population and physicians refuse. IUDs for nulliparous women due to persisten...

    Authors: Reham Refaat Elkhateeb, Eman Kishk, Ahmad Sanad, Haitham Bahaa, Abdel Rahman Hagazy, Kareem Shaheen, Enas Moustafa, Hahem Fares, Khalid Gomaa and Ahmad Mahran

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:117

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  44. The stigma experienced by cancer patients stems from the association of cancer with death, as cancer is the most feared disease worldwide, especially among cancer patients and their families. The stigma regard...

    Authors: Solikhah Solikhah, Ratu Matahari, Fitriana Putri Utami, Lina Handayani and Tri Ani Marwati

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:116

    Content type: Research article

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