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  1. Depression is a symptom characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness and poor concentration. One of the most c...

    Authors: Sileshi Ayele Abebe, Zelalem Mengistu Gashaw, Zelalem Ayichew, Dessie Abebaw Angaw and Endeshaw Asaye Kindie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:313
  2. Obesity is associated with an increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women and may contribute to worse outcomes. Black women experience higher obesity and breast cancer mortality rates than non-Black w...

    Authors: Emma A. Schindler, Cristiane Takita, Fernando Collado-Mesa, Isildinha M. Reis, Wei Zhao, George R. Yang, Laura G. Acosta and Jennifer J. Hu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:312
  3. Perioperative urinary tract infections (PUTIs) are common in the United States and are a significant contributor to high healthcare costs. There is a lack of large studies on the risk factors for PUTIs after t...

    Authors: Xianghua Cao, Yunyun Tu, Xinyao Zheng, Guizhen Xu, Qiting Wen, Pengfei Li, Chuan Chen, Qinfeng Yang, Jian Wang, Xueping Li and Fang Yu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:311
  4. With global cesarean section rates rising, there’s concern about increase in obstetric vesico-uterine fistula (OVUF). Very little is known about this anatomoclinical entity of obstetric fistula in Africa in ge...

    Authors: Justin Lussy Paluku, Cathy Mufungizi Furaha, Susan A. Bartels, Barthelemy Kasi Aksanti, Benjamin Kasereka Kataliko, Jonathan ML Kasereka, Eugénie Mukekulu Kamabu, Benjamin Kambale Kalole, John Kasereka Muteke, Michel Mulyumba Kyembwa, Richard Kabuseba Kabuyanga, Zacharie Kibendelwa Tsongo, Stanis Okitotsho Wembonyama, Charles Wembonyama Mpoy and Jeannot Sihalikyolo Juakali
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:309
  5. Cervical mullerian adenosarcoma is a rare uterine sarcoma, especially in young women. Its pathological features are low-grade malignant tumors with bidirectional differentiation, and the degree of malignancy i...

    Authors: Jia-Wei Chen, Ya-Jie Huang, Ling-Lu Wang, Jun-Jiang Liu, Ming-Mei Shi and Na Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:308
  6. Little is known about healthcare providers’ (HCPs) contraceptive views for adolescents in Haiti, who experience high rates of unintended pregnancy. We sought to describe HCPs’ perspectives on barriers and faci...

    Authors: Shelbie Wooten, Emily Hurley, Nikolaus Schuetz, Melissa K. Miller, Jonathan Rodean, Emily Rupe, Kemi Lewis, Marie Daphnée Boncoeur and Abbey R. Masonbrink
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:305
  7. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is defined as all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injuries to them for non-medical reasons. Due to migration, healthcare...

    Authors: Bita Eshraghi, Lena Marions, Cecilia Berger and Vanja Berggren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:304
  8. Patients with iron deficiency anemia are treated with iron preparations, but gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting occur frequently. These symptoms may negatively affect the quality of life and...

    Authors: Kyoko Ito, Yuko Mitobe, Ryo Inoue and Mikio Momoeda
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:303
  9. Successful efforts to encourage uptake of subdermal contraceptive implants, with a lifespan of three to five years, necessitate planning to ensure that quality removal services are available when desired. In B...

    Authors: Justin Tiendrebeogo, Bethany Arnold, Yacouba Ouedraogo, Rachel Haws, Lea Pepin Garane, Virginie Ouedraogo, Maria Gouem, Alimata Coulibaly and Mathieu Bougma
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:301
  10. Concomitant invasive ovarian mucinous adenocarcinoma, unilateral renal agenesis and bicornuate uterus is a rare combination. Unilateral renal agenesis has been associated with genital anomalies, such as unicor...

    Authors: Orgeness Jasper Mbwambo, Jonaviva Anthony, Alex Mremi, Nicholas B. Ngowi and David H. Mvunta
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:300
  11. The aim of this study is to explore the efficacy and safety of chemotherapy (CT) as a monotherapy in patients with recurrent intermediate/high-risk factors following radical hysterectomy for stage IB-IIA cervi...

    Authors: Bei Dong and Su-Fang Zhou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:297
  12. Cervical cancer continues to pose a major public health challenge in low-income countries. Cervical cancer screening programs enable early detection and effectively reduce the incidence of cervical cancer as w...

    Authors: Richard Kabanda, Arthur Kiconco, Anguzu Ronald, Kirsten M. M. Beyer and Steven A. John
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:296
  13. In Benin, a country in West Africa, breast cancer is the leading cancer in women, both in terms of incidence and mortality. However, evidence on the mortality of breast cancer and its associated factors is lac...

    Authors: Freddy Houéhanou Rodrigue Gnangnon, Alexis Parenté, Moufalilou Aboubakar, Yannick Kiki-migan, Terence Totah, Dansou Gaspard Gbessi, Josiane Angéline Tonato-Bagnan, Anatole Laleye, Pierre-Marie Preux, Justin Lewis Denakpo, Véronique Blanquet and Dismand Stephan Houinato
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:295
  14. To report the long-term re-intervention of patients with uterine fibroids after ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (USgHIFU) ablation and to analyse the influencing factors of re-intervention ...

    Authors: Shuang Li, Meijie Yang, Jingwen Yu, Wangwa Ma, Yongbin Deng, Liang Hu and Jin-Yun Chen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:294
  15. Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is a common postpartum condition. Knowledge is scarce on how mothers perceive living with DRA. The interaction between healthcare providers and patients plays a significant role...

    Authors: Viktoria Marander, Målfrid Råheim, Inger Haukenes and Nina-Margrethe Theodorsen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:292
  16. Menstrual Regulation (MR) has been legal in Bangladesh since 1979 in an effort to reduce maternal mortality from unsafe abortion care. However, access to high-quality and patient-centered MR care remains a cha...

    Authors: Ana Maria Ramirez, Tanzila Tabassum, Sofia Filippa, Anna Katz, Rezwana Chowdhury, Chiara Bercu and Sarah E. Baum
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:291
  17. Overactive bladder (OAB) is a condition defined by urgency with or without incontinence which disproportionately affects female patients and has a negative impact on sexual enjoyment and avoidance behaviour. P...

    Authors: Christopher Neal Bruce Evans, Anja Badenhorst and Frans Jacob Van Wijk
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:290
  18. To investigate the extent of knowledge about breastfeeding and attitudes towards infant feeding among spouses of puerperas at the time of discharge from hospital, and explore the factors influencing spousal at...

    Authors: Zhan-Wang Yuan, Li Ma, Yu-Ling Chen, Wen-Li Ge, Hong Zhao, Yun Du and Xiu-Xiu Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:289
  19. Breast cancer is currently the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Ghana and the leading cause of cancer mortality among women. Few published empirical evidence exist on cultural beliefs and perceptions about br...

    Authors: Agani Afaya, Emmanuel Anongeba Anaba, Victoria Bam, Richard Adongo Afaya, Ahmed-Rufai Yahaya, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:288
  20. The client’s satisfaction after abortion care is the key to sustaining abortion care and increasing the health status of those who had complications from abortion. Nevertheless, research conducted in Ethiopia ...

    Authors: Temesgen Geta, Eskinder Israel and Christian Kebede
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:287
  21. Pregnancy-related cancers are mostly breast cancers, and their incidence is likely to increase as a result of the modern trend of delaying childbearing. In particular, advanced maternal age increases breast ca...

    Authors: Ambrogio P. Londero, Serena Bertozzi, Anjeza Xholli, Carla Cedolini and Angelo Cagnacci
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:286
  22. Metaplastic breast carcinomas are a rare variant group of breast carcinomas. They are usually high-grade and triple-negative tumors. They often present with large primary tumor sizes. However, the involvement ...

    Authors: Fouad Nahhat, Modar Doyya, Kareem Zabad and Hazem Ksiri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:285
  23. Worldwide, breast cancer is the primary cause of illness and death. Unless early detected and treated breast cancer is a life-threatening tumor. Advanced-stage presentation is greatly linked with short surviva...

    Authors: Amare Zewdie, Tadele Derbew Kassie, Tadele Fentabel Anagaw, Elyas Melaku Mazengia, Sintayehu Shiferaw Gelaw, Eneyew Talie Fenta, Habitu Birhan Eshetu, Natnael Kebede and Eyob Ketema Bogale
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:284
  24. Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is an achievement in the field of minimally invasive surgery. However, the vantage point of vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOT...

    Authors: Fangyuan Zhong, Yueyu Dai, Xiaoyan Liao, Wei Cheng, Ying Liu, Yan Liu, Ziru Yan, Yonghong Lin and Xiaoqin Gan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:283
  25. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most prevalent cause of ovulatory infertility and endocrine abnormalities in reproductive-age women. Although the MIND diet has been introduced to improve brain function...

    Authors: Mina Darand, Narges Sadeghi, Zahra Salimi, Mahlagha Nikbaf-Shandiz, Asieh Panjeshahin, Hawal Lateef Fateh and Mahdieh Hosseinzadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:282
  26. Abnormal uterine bleeding, a frequent gynecological problem among women of reproductive age, significantly affects their health and quality of life. Despite its problem, research on its extent and contributing...

    Authors: Mesfin Abebe, Getnet Melaku, Habtamu Endashaw Hareru and Tsion Mulat Tebeje
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:281
  27. Even though childhood vaccination is a common and cost-effective public health intervention in preventing and reducing childhood disease and death, significant numbers of children do not complete vaccination w...

    Authors: Teshale Fikadu, Zeleke Gebru, Getachew Abebe, Selamnesh Tesfaye and Eshetu Andarge Zeleke
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:272
  28. Infertility is a marginalized sexual and reproductive health issue in low-resource settings. Globally, millions are affected by infertility, but the lack of a universal definition makes it difficult to estimat...

    Authors: Bilen Mekonnen Araya, Heather M. Aldersey, Saionara Camara, Kassahun Alemu, Silke Dyer and Maria P. Velez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:280
  29. Though women in Niger are largely responsible for the familial health and caretaking, prior research shows limited female autonomy in healthcare decisions. This study extends current understanding of women’s p...

    Authors: Sanyukta Mathur, Karen Kirk, Chaibou Dadi and Leanne Dougherty
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:278
  30. Quality of life research can guide clinical workers to adopt more targeted treatment and intervention measures, so as to achieve the purpose of improving patients’ quality of life. The objective of this study ...

    Authors: Huiyan Chen, Lin Zhou, Daniel Fong, Yingli Cun, Zheng Yang and Chonghua Wan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:277
  31. Globally, depression is a leading cause of disease-related disability among women. In low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs), the prevalence rate of antepartum depression is estimated to range between 15% and...

    Authors: Hannah Amoquandoh Asante, Shadrach Tetteh Boyetey, Ebenezer Essaw, Christopher Amoah Nyame, Bertha Mante, Louisa Dziwornu and Paul Okyere
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:276
  32. In this study we shed light on ongoing trends in contraceptive use in Flanders (Belgium). Building on the fundamental cause theory and social diffusion of innovation theory, we examine socio-economic gradients...

    Authors: Nina Van Eekert, Naomi Biegel, Leen De Kort, Veronique Verhoeven, Thies Gehrmann, Caroline Masquillier, Sarah Ahannach and Sarah Lebeer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:275
  33. Giant ovarian cysts (GOCs)complicated with progressive bulbar paralysis (PBP) are very rare, and no such literature about these cases have been reported. Through the diagnosis and treatment of this case, the p...

    Authors: Dingbei Zhang, Ruibo Xu, Tingting Huo, Ying Liu, Zengfang Hao, Yao Sun, Xiaoyu Xi, Xiaoli Du, Lili Wang and Jiexian Du
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:274
  34. Despite the high burden of perinatal depression in Nepal, the detection rate is low. Community-based strategies such as sensitization programmes and the Community Informant Detection Tool (CIDT) have been foun...

    Authors: Prasansa Subba, Petal Petersen Williams, Nagendra Prasad Luitel, Mark J. D. Jordans and Erica Breuer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:273
  35. Precancerous cervical lesions develop in the transformation zone of the cervix and progress through stages known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 1, 2, and 3. If untreated, CIN2 or CIN3 can lead to ...

    Authors: Dereje Abebe Teklehaimanot, Abinet Dagnaw Mekuria, Abel Fekadu Dadi and Behailu Tariku Derseh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:271
  36. Despite pregnant women's vulnerability to respiratory illnesses and pregnancy complications during the COVID-19 pandemic, research on its psychological impact in the study area, is limited.

    Authors: Meka Kedir Jibril, Ahmed Adem Yimam, Neima Ridwan Abdu and Seid Yimam Ali
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:270
  37. Risky sexual behavior exposes an individual to the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Even though risky sexual behavior is a devastating problem i...

    Authors: Belayneh Shetie Workneh, Alebachew Ferede Zegeye, Tadesse Tarik Tamir and Enyew Getaneh Mekonen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:269
  38. Domestic and sexual violence have been linked to adverse gynecological and obstetric outcomes. Survivors often find it difficult to verbalize such violence due to feelings of shame and guilt. Vulnerable or soc...

    Authors: Elisabeth Iraola, Jean-Pierre Menard, Isabelle Buresi and Patrick Chariot
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:264
  39. Poor ovarian response (POR) patients often encounter cycle cancellation and egg retrieval obstacles in assisted reproductive technology. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) ovarian injection is a potential treatment me...

    Authors: Wanjing Li, Jinbang Xu and Disi Deng
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:263
  40. Infertility continued to be a major stressor among women with infertility during COVID-19pandemic. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of primary care posttraumatic stress disorder (PC-PTSD) on fertility p...

    Authors: Mahbobeh Faramarzi, Shiva Shafierizi, Hajar Pasha, Zahra Basirat, Fatemeh Nasiri‑ Amiri and Farzan Kheirkhah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:261

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