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  1. The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (IUD)—also known as the hormonal IUD—is a highly effective contraceptive method that has not been widely available in the public sector in Zambia. Early introdu...

    Authors: Aurélie Brunie, Megan Lydon, Kayla Stankevitz, Namwinga Chintu, Claire Brennan, Kendal Danna and Kate H. Rademacher
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:178
  2. Menstrual migraine is a particular form of migraine with a significant impact on the quality of life for women afflicted. Presently, no study has reported the quality of life in menstrual migraine patients. Th...

    Authors: Wenxiu Luo, Xing Cao, Jiayu Zhao, Jiaming Yang, Yu Cen, Jinlong He, Jing Luo, Yunling Zhong, Ying Luo, Xinyue Wang, Liqiu Yang, Xingyu Feng, Xiaoqing Pang, Jiazhu Zhang and Jiaming Luo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:177
  3. Unmet need for family planning (FP) is a core concept in designing FP programmes and reduction of unmet need for FP can improve reproductive and maternal health services. Bangladesh is still away from achievin...

    Authors: Zillur Rahman Shabuz, M. Ershadul Haque, Md. Kawsarul Islam and Wasimul Bari
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:176
  4. Uterine sarcoma (US) is a rare malignant uterine tumor with aggressive behavior and rapid progression. The purpose of this study was to constructa comprehensive nomogram to predict cancer-specific survival (CS...

    Authors: Yuan-jie Li, Jun Lyu, Chen Li, Hai-rong He, Jin-feng Wang, Yue-ling Wang, Jing Fang and Jing Ji
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:175
  5. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, particularly in low and middle-income countries. Breast self-examination is one of the non-invasive methods of screening in which a woman looks at h...

    Authors: Kibret Asmare, Yeneabat Birhanu and Zerko Wako
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:174
  6. Women with Intellectual disability have many problems in their sexual and reproductive health due to their special mental and physical conditions caused by disability. This study aimed to develop and evaluate ...

    Authors: Abbas Ebadi, Ziba Taghizadeh and Maryam Farmahini Farahani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:173
  7. The goal of this study is to clarify clinical, functional, and biochemical features of postmenopausal women who are at risk of developing osteosarcopenia.

    Authors: Zhila Maghbooli, Sadegh Mozaffari, Yasaman Dehghani, Pedram Rezaei Amirkiasar, Ali Asghar Malekhosseini, Mohamadtaher Rezanejad and Michael F. Holick
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:171
  8. Transgender people are at serious risk for HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), they are four times more likely to experience HIV infection than the general population. The aim of th...

    Authors: Azar Nematollahi, Safoora Gharibzadeh, Maryam Damghanian, Saeid Gholamzadeh and Farnaz Farnam
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:170
  9. Little research has been conducted to explore variables associated with the healthcare providers’ (HCPs) understanding and recommendation of human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) since the vaccine was approved fo...

    Authors: Siqi Chen, Chaofan Mei, Weikang Huang, Peiyi Liu, He Wang, Wei Lin, Shixin Yuan and Yueyun Wang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:169
  10. Inefficiency of in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs can be caused by implantation failures. The uterine microbiota can influence the implantation process. However, it still remains unclear whether opportunis...

    Authors: Lela K. Keburiya, Veronika Yu. Smolnikova, Tatiana V. Priputnevich, Vera V. Muravieva, Alexey B. Gordeev, Dmitry Yu. Trofimov, Ekaterina S. Shubina, Taisiya O. Kochetkova, Margarita S. Rogacheva, Elena A. Kalinina and Gennady T. Sukhikh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:168
  11. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a global health problem associated with significant morbidity during reproductive age. Only a few published studies that address the clinical manifestations and phenotypic p...

    Authors: Alawia N. Elasam, Mohamed A. Ahmed, Abdel B. A. Ahmed, Manal E. Sharif, Abdalla Abusham, Bahaeldin Hassan and Ishag Adam
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:165
  12. It has been hypothesized that women with significant pelvic organ prolapse (POP), particularly of the anterior vaginal wall, may have voiding dysfunction (VD). Although the VD mechanism due to cystocele is not...

    Authors: Takeya Kitta, Hirokazu Abe, Huang Ting-wen, Masahiro Fujikawa, Minoru Nakazono, Taiki Sasa, Yukiko Doi, Sari Toki, Daigo Okada, Atsuhiko Ochi, Koichiro Suzuki, Yasuhide Kitagawa and Nobuo Shinohara
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:164
  13. The global HIV burden remains a public health concern. Women engaged in sex work (WESW) are at higher risk of acquiring HIV compared to the general adult population. Uganda reports high rates of HIV prevalence...

    Authors: Ozge Sensoy Bahar, Proscovia Nabunya, Josephine Nabayinda, Susan S. Witte, Joshua Kiyingi, Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson, Prema Filippone, Lyla Sunyoung Yang, Janet Nakigudde, Yesim Tozan and Fred M. Ssewamala
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:162
  14. Pelvic floor muscle training is recommended as first line treatment for urinary incontinence in women based on three proposed theorized mechanisms: ‘Enhanced Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength,’ ‘Maximized Awareness...

    Authors: Ying Sheng, Janet S. Carpenter, James A. Ashton-Miller and Janis M. Miller
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:161
  15. Injury to the external iliac artery can have serious consequences and can be extremely challenging for surgeons. Here, we report a patient with bizarre disconnection of the external iliac artery during a lapar...

    Authors: Shixuan Wang, Ting Zhou, Nan Yu and Ronghua Liu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:160
  16. Women experiencing homelessness have complex and multifaceted healthcare needs and yet they are an underserved population across healthcare services. Nurses are trained to perform an integral role in the provi...

    Authors: Sophie Nadia Gaber, Andreas Karlsson Rosenblad, Elisabet Mattsson and Anna Klarare
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:159
  17. Globally, there has been a decline in female child marriage (FCM) from 1 in 4 girls married a decade ago to approximately 1 in 5 currently. However, this decline is not homogenous because some regions are stil...

    Authors: Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Joshua Okyere, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Olalekan Seun Olagunju
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:158
  18. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common and perplexing condition affecting metabolic, reproductive, cardiovascular, and psychological health in women. Previous studies point to widespread dissatisfaction ...

    Authors: Miya Ismayilova and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:157
  19. Mental health problems rank among the leading causes of disability among young people globally. Young people growing up in urban slums are exposed to adverse childhood experiences, violence, and other adversit...

    Authors: Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Karen Austrian, Benta A. Abuya, Beth Kangwana, Nicole Maddox and Caroline W. Kabiru
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:156
  20. All management guidelines of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) recommend daily monitoring of women's body weight, waist circumference and note that as indicators increase, the severity OHSS also increa...

    Authors: Aleksei Petrovich Petrenko, Camil Castelo-Branco, Dimitry Vasilevich Marshalov, Alexander Valerievich Kuligin, Efim Munevich Shifman, Elena Sergeevna Nesnova and Batsunova Mariia Olegovna
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:155
  21. There has been extensive research across the globe to understand the barriers and facilitators of cervical cancer (CC) screening. However, few studies have focused on how such information has been used to deve...

    Authors: Harriet Affran Bonful, Adolphina Addoley Addo-Lartey, Ransford Selasi Sefenu, Adanna Nwameme, Timothy Agandah Abagre, Adolf Kofi Awua, Nii Armah Adu-Aryee, Florence Dedey, Richard Mawuena Kofi Adanu and Kolawole Stephen Okuyemi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:154
  22. The objective of our study was to evaluate the association between the transition to menopause, body dissatisfaction, and abnormal eating habits (restrained eating, binge eating, and orthorexia nervosa) in a s...

    Authors: Joe Khalil, Sarah Boutros, Nelly Kheir, Maha Kassem, Pascale Salameh, Hala Sacre, Marwan Akel, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:153
  23. Nowadays because of some necessities and demands for virtual and remote education, a new model of health approach through mobile-phones is widely used to deal with improving physical activity and its beneficia...

    Authors: Erfaneh Talebi, Hamideh Mohaddesi, Davoud Vahabzadeh and Javad Rasuli
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:152
  24. It is suspected that hormonal fluctuations during menstruation may cause different responses to strength training in women who use oral contraceptives (OC) versus those who do not. However, previous studies th...

    Authors: Eun-Sook Sung, Ahreum Han, Timo Hinrichs, Matthias Vorgerd and Petra Platen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:150
  25. The perimenopausal period is associated with a higher risk of various mood disorders. Similarly, although resting-state electroencephalogram (rsEEG) brain oscillatory activity has been associated with various ...

    Authors: Ren-Jen Hwang, Hsiu-Chin Hsu, Lee-Fen Ni, Hsin-Ju Chen, Yu-Sheun Lee and Yueh-O. Chuang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:149
  26. Women living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are at a high risk for early development of cervical cancer. Adherence to cervical cancer prevention strategies in this population is vital for the early de...

    Authors: Najjuka Sarah Maria, Connie Olwit, Mark Mohan Kaggwa, Rose Chalo Nabirye and Tom Denis Ngabirano
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:148
  27. Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a common gynecologic problem in the United States but estimates of its true incidence and prevalence are lacking. We estimated self-reported incidence and lifetime prevalence ...

    Authors: Kaitlin Benedict, Alyson L. Singleton, Brendan R. Jackson and Noelle Angelique M. Molinari
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:147
  28. To evaluate the effects of a combined oral contraceptive containing 1.5 mg 17b-estradiol (E2) and 2.5 mg nomegestrol acetate (NOMAC) or 2 mg/daily dienogest (DNG) oral progestin on endometriosis-associated chr...

    Authors: Salvatore Caruso, Antonio Cianci, Marco Iraci Sareri, Marco Panella, Giuseppe Caruso and Stefano Cianci
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:146
  29. Family planning (FP) is an important element of sexual and reproductive health and rights, but socio-cultural barriers and unbalanced gender relations often limit women’s decision-making about contraceptive us...

    Authors: Jenna Hoyt, Jessie K. Hamon, Shari Krishnaratne, Emmanuel Houndekon, Dora Curry, Miriam Mbembe, Seth Marcus, Misozi Kambanje, Shannon Pryor, Ariko Angela Barbra, Herbert Muhumuza, Nathaly Spilotros and Jayne Webster
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:144
  30. Granulomatous mastitis (GM) is a chronic inflammatory mastitis disease that requires long-term treatment and has a high recurrence rate. Case management has been proven to be an effective mechanism in assistin...

    Authors: Yuan Deng, Ying Xiong, Ping Ning, Xin Wang, Xiao-Rong Han, Guo-Fang Tu and Pei-Yu He
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:143
  31. Providing women with personalized estimates of their risk of developing breast cancer, as part of routine breast cancer screening programmes, allows women at higher risk to be offered more frequent screening o...

    Authors: David P. French, Victoria G. Woof, Helen Ruane, D. Gareth Evans, Fiona Ulph and Louise S. Donnelly
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:142
  32. The role of human papillomavirus (HPV) antibodies acquired through natural infection and their role in protection for subsequent cervical or oral HPV-carriage remains unclear.

    Authors: Salla Vuorinen, Kari Syrjänen, Tim Waterboer, Seija Grénman, Stina Syrjänen and Karolina Louvanto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:141
  33. Sexuality as a fundamental component of women’s health, can be affected by infertility. The current study aimed at comparing the prevalence of sexual dysfunction among women with the most common causes of infe...

    Authors: Mahnaz Ashrafi, Nadia Jahangiri, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahalleh, Negin Mirzaei, Naiiere Gharagozloo Hesari, Frahnaz Rostami, Seyedeh Saeedeh Mousavi and Mona Zeinaloo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:140
  34. Bet1 Golgi vesicular membrane trafficking protein-like (BET1L) rs2280543 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and diet have been independently associated with uterine leiomyoma (UL). However, whether the SNP a...

    Authors: Shan Chih Lee, Ying-Hsiang Chou, Disline Manli Tantoh, Shu-Yi Hsu, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Yeu Sheng Tyan and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:139
  35. Unmet need for family planning among married women is still a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa. In Zambia, one in every five married women had an unmet need for family planning in 2018. Unmet need f...

    Authors: Harriet Namukoko, Rosemary Ndonyo Likwa, Twaambo E. Hamoonga and Million Phiri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:137
  36. During menopause, women experience annoying symptoms which may affect their daily activities and quality of life. This study aimed to determine whether reproductive history, an important indicator of estrogen ...

    Authors: Seyedeh Hajar Sharami, Roya Faraji Darkhaneh, Nasrin Ghanami Gashti, Mandana Mansour-Ghanaei and Sedighe Bab Eghbal
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:136
  37. Patients undergoing endocrine therapy for breast cancer often suffer from poor psychosocial adaptation, low compliance with endocrine therapy and poor quality of life. However, the relationship among the three...

    Authors: Haoran Jiang, Yu Dong, Wei Zong, Xiu-jie Zhang, Hui Xu and Feng Jin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:135
  38. In women with endometriosis, the association between ovarian function, hormones, and bone mineral density (BMD) is unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to elucidate the association between changes in bone mine...

    Authors: Mari Uehara, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Mana Hirano, Kaori Koga, Noriko Yoshimura, Sakae Tanaka and Yutaka Osuga
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:134
  39. The objective of this study was to (1) qualitatively identify the perceived determinants of physical activity among women who have experienced severe preeclampsia, and (2) examine whether these determinants ar...

    Authors: Lili L. Kókai, Marte F. van der Bijl, Martin S. Hagger, Diarmaid T. Ó Ceallaigh, Kirsten I. M. Rohde, Hans van Kippersluis, Jeanine E. Roeters van Lennep and Anne I. Wijtzes
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:133
  40. Two major drawbacks of the present cervical cancer screening programme in Sri Lanka are, the suboptimal sensitivity of the pap smear and the low coverage. The sensitivity of the HPV/DNA screening test is high....

    Authors: K. C. Perera, K. N. Mapitigama and T. C. Abeysena
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:131
  41. Accessibility of health care is an essential for promoting healthy life, preventing diseases and deaths, and enhancing health equity for all. Barriers in accessing health care among reproductive-age women crea...

    Authors: Tesfa Sewunet Alamneh, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Yigizie Yeshaw, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Hiwotie Getaneh Ayalew, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema and Misganaw Gebrie Worku
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:130
  42. Prior research has shown collective efficacy to be a key determinant of women’s well-being. However, much of the work around measuring this construct has been done in high-income geographies, with very little ...

    Authors: Nabamallika Dehingia, Anvita Dixit, Karen Heskett and Anita Raj
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:129

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