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  1. Menopause, the absence of ovarian sex steroids, is frequently accompanied by emotional and physiological changes in a woman´s body, as well as oral health changes. The present study aimed to evaluate the assoc...

    Authors: Nil Yakar, Asena Türedi, Gülnur Emingil, Çağdaş Şahin, Timur Köse, Angelika Silbereisen and Nagihan Bostanci

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:338

    Content type: Research

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  2. To date, there is no reliable non-invasive marker for the early detection and diagnosis of endometriosis available possibly resulting in a delayed diagnosis and consequently an unnecessary long ordeal for the ...

    Authors: Lena Birke, Dunja M. Baston-Büst, Jan-Steffen Kruessel, Tanja N. Fehm and Alexandra P. Bielfeld

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:336

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Violence against women particularly that is committed by an intimate partner is becoming a social and public health problem across the world. Studies show that the spatial variation in the distribution of dome...

    Authors: Elias Seid, Tesfahun Melese and Kassahun Alemu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:334

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Osteoarthritis is a common disease and one of the most important causes of disability in the elderly that negatively affect the quality of their life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectivenes...

    Authors: Seyed Sajad Arfaei Chitkar, Hamid Reza Mohaddes Hakkak, Hassan Saadati, Seyed Hamid Hosseini, Yasaman Jafari and Reza Ganji

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:333

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Paid work is one of the most important aspects in life among working-aged women diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite several attempts, no previous study provides a comprehensive overview from the women’s pers...

    Authors: Agneta Wennman-Larsen, Veronica Svärd, Kristina Alexanderson and Emilie Friberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:332

    Content type: Research

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  6. Women living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are rarely addressed in research and may be overrepresented within key populations requiring additional support to access HCV care and treatment. We constructed the H...

    Authors: Margo E. Pearce, Sofia R. Bartlett, Amanda Yu, Jess Lamb, Cheryl Reitz, Stanley Wong, Maria Alvarez, Mawuena Binka, Héctor Velásquez Garcia, Dahn Jeong, Emilia Clementi, Prince Adu, Hasina Samji, Jason Wong, Jane Buxton, Eric Yoshida…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:330

    Content type: Research

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  7. Decreased ovarian function and reserve is one of the complications of hysterectomy. In this study, we aimed to compare anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) levels between total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH), and total ...

    Authors: Zohreh Tavana, Elham Askary, Tahereh Poordast, Maryam Soltani and Farideh Vaziri

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:329

    Content type: Research

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  8. Prevention of BC of which the cornerstone is creating awareness and early detection is important in adolescents and young women because of their worse outcomes. Early detection strategies such as mammography a...

    Authors: Ayebo E. Sadoh, Clement Osime, Damian U. Nwaneri, Bamidele C. Ogboghodo, Charles O. Eregie and Osawaru Oviawe

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:328

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Menstrual symptoms have been identified as a substantial burden among women of reproductive age, affecting their health status and quality of life globally. A range of menstrual symptoms have been studied as t...

    Authors: Kyoko Shimamoto, Mana Hirano, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Rei Goto and Yutaka Osuga

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:325

    Content type: Research

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  10. Breast cancer incidence rates are increasing in developing countries including India. With 1.3 million new cases of cancer been diagnosed annually, breast cancer is the most common women’s cancer in India. Ind...

    Authors: Jyotsna Negi and Devaki Nambiar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:324

    Content type: Research

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  11. A proportion of women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer choose to undergo breast reconstruction. Evidence suggests that women’s preparedness for this surgery is low and that this may contribute to feelin...

    Authors: Alan D. McCrorie, Aislinn M. Begley, Jingwen J. Chen, Noleen K. McCorry, Glenda Paget and Stuart A. McIntosh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:323

    Content type: Research

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  12. Vulvo-vaginal atrophy (VVA) is one of the common consequences of estrogen deficiency especially after the menopause. Several studies have assessed the effects of Hyaluronic acid (HA) on physical and sexual sym...

    Authors: Nicolas Berreni, Jennifer Salerno, Thierry Chevalier, Sandrine Alonso and Pierre Mares

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:322

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Obstetric fistula is an abnormal opening between the vagina and bladder or rectum. Women affected by obstetric fistula are often abandoned by their husbands, stigmatized by the community, physically debilitate...

    Authors: Biruktawit Matiwos, Getachew Tesfaw, Asmare Belete, Dessie Abebaw Angaw and Shegaye Shumet

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:321

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The aim of this study is to compare anxiety, depression, body image, self-esteem, sexual function, and quality of life (QoL) between infertile women and control fertile women undergoing tubal ligation (TL) and...

    Authors: Mahnaz Ashrafi, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahalleh, Negin Mirzaei, Nadia Jahangiri, Samaneh Youseflu and Malihe Nasiri

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:318

    Content type: Research article

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  15. This case report presents a case of Vulvar Crohn’s disease (VCD) in an adolescent, that is an uncommon manifestation of Crohn’s disease (CD) without gastrointestinal symptoms. Before treating CD itself with pr...

    Authors: Suhra Kim, Young Bin Won, Seok Kyo Seo, SiHyun Cho, Young Sik Choi, Byung Seok Lee and Bo Hyon Yun

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:316

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Early research suggests the COVID-19 pandemic worsened intimate partner violence (IPV) in the US. In particular, stay-at-home orders and social distancing kept survivors in close proximity to their abusers and...

    Authors: Emma E. Williams, Kaetlyn R. Arant, Valia P. Leifer, Mardi Chadwick Balcom, Nomi C. Levy-Carrick, Annie Lewis-O’Connor and Jeffrey N. Katz

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:315

    Content type: Research

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  17. Factors associated with the grief process in response to perinatal loss have been investigated. However, few studies focused on the intrapersonal factors, such as developmental and personality traits. Hence, t...

    Authors: Makiko Kishimoto, Arisa Yamaguchi, Marina Niimura, Miki Mizumoto, Tatsuo Hikitsuchi, Kohei Ogawa, Nobuaki Ozawa and Yoshiyuki Tachibana

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:313

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Endometrial hyperplasia (EH) is commonly-seen in the patients with endometrial cancer (EC), we aimed to evaluated the risk factors of EC in patients with EH, to provide evidence to the clinical prevention and ...

    Authors: Jie Zhao, Yongting Hu, Yanan Zhao, Dongmei Chen, Tingfeng Fang and Miao Ding

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:312

    Content type: Research

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  19. Anemia is more prevalent among women, and it is a moderate public health problem in Ethiopia. The wealth status and place of residence of a woman have implications on the intervention of anemia. Studies that e...

    Authors: Teshager Weldegiorgis Abate, Biruk Getahun, Mekuriaw Mesfin Birhan, Getasew Mulatu Aknaw, Sefealem Assefa Belay, Dessalegn Demeke, Dagninet Derebe Abie, Adela Memberu Alemu and Yirga Mengiste

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:311

    Content type: Research

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  20. Reproductive coercion (RC) is a common form of violence against women. It can take several expressions aiming at limiting women’s reproductive autonomy. Thus, the frequency and how reproductive coercion can be...

    Authors: Cecilia Brenner, William J. Ugarte, Ida Carlsson and Mariano Salazar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:310

    Content type: Research article

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  21. In sub-Saharan Africa, the use of modern contraception (MC) is a critical intervention aimed at reducing mortality rates associated with unintended, high-risk pregnancies. However, among Congolese women aged 1...

    Authors: Megan G. Butler, Melanie Walker, Lesley A. Pablo and Susan A. Bartels

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:309

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In October 2019, surgeons from Changi General Hospital (CGH) Breast Centre delivered a series of health talk for its employees to assess the knowledge and perception of breast cancer screening and to improve t...

    Authors: Jeffrey Jun Xian Hing, Wai Peng Lee, Yen Nee Sophia Chua, Pei Ting Tan, Chi Wei Mok, Spoorthi Shetty Sudhakar, Chin Mui Seah and Su-Ming Tan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:308

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Studies have examined the impact of contextual factors on the use of contraceptives among adolescents and found that many measures of income and social inequality are associated with contraceptive use. However...

    Authors: Ana Luiza Vilela Borges, Luciane Simões Duarte, Alejandra Andrea Roman Lay and Elizabeth Fujimori

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:307

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Recently, relugolix, an oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor antagonist, has been considered an effective therapy for leiomyoma based on a phase 3 study in Japanese women. Leiomyoma combined with sever...

    Authors: Yukifumi Sasamori, Kohei Takehara, Tsuyoshi Terashima, Takako Onodera, Keita Yatsuki, Ippei Nakagawa, Yuko Takahashi, Haruka Nishida, Takayuki Ichinose, Haruko Hiraike and Kazunori Nagasaka

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:306

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Afar region is one of the pastoralist dominated regions in Ethiopia. The region is characterized by a low contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) of 5.4%. Lack of awareness of contraceptive use, husband objection ...

    Authors: Mussie Alemayehu, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Elizabeth Reed and Afework Mulugeta Bezabih

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:305

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths among women of reproductive age in Peru. Screening and early identification of pre-cancerous lesions are a cornerstone of the cervical cancer prevention stra...

    Authors: Michelle M. Pieters, Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, Emily Coffey, Megan J. Huchko and Lavanya Vasudevan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:304

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Around 10% of the female population is estimated to have a subclinical eating disorder. Many of these women are of working age. Previous research has shown associations between unhealthy eating behaviors and o...

    Authors: Mikaela Willmer, Josefin Westerberg Jacobson and Magnus Lindberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:303

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  28. Anovulation is one of the common causes of infertility. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common disorder with chronic Anovulation. To the best of our knowledge, insulin resistance relates significa...

    Authors: Maliheh Amirian, Sedigheh Shariat Moghani, Faezeh Jafarian, Masoumeh Mirteimouri, Shima Nikdoust, Shabnam Niroumand, Maryam Salehi and Aryan Payrovnaziri

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:302

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Increasing access to safe abortion methods is crucial for improving women’s health. Understanding patterns of service use is important for identifying areas for improvement. Limited evidence is available in Gh...

    Authors: Caesar Agula, Elizabeth G. Henry, Patrick O. Asuming, Charles Agyei-Asabere, Mawuli Kushitor, David Canning, Iqbal Shah and Ayaga A. Bawah

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:300

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  30. Epidemiological data on the prevalence and factors associated with sexual violence is critical to understanding the magnitude of the problem and designing effective interventions. Drawing from cross-sectional ...

    Authors: Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Elmon Mudefi and Eyitayo Omolara Owolabi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:299

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The formation of a uterine artery pseudoaneurysm is rare and isolated cases have been reported in the existing literature following caesarean sections, curettages and cone biopsies. There has been no report of...

    Authors: Judith Ong, Kelvin Lee, Soe-Na Choo, Stanley Loh, Li Min Lim, Yee Yong Chen and Kuldip Singh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:298

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Admission of preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit limits the mother’s interaction with their infants, delaying accepting and playing the motherhood role. Besides, mothers of preterm infants have...

    Authors: Maryam Sohrabi, Mansooreh Azizzadeh forouzi, Roghayeh Mehdipour-Rabori, Behnaz Bagherian and Monirsadat Nematollahi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:296

    Content type: Research

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  33. The discrepancy in cervical cancer incidence between women with HIV and women without HIV is highest in low and middle-income countries. In Africa, cervical cancer is the most common cause of cancer death. As ...

    Authors: Mulugeta Wassie, Beletech Fentie and Tseganesh Asefa

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:294

    Content type: Research

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  34. To investigate the relationship between sweating from hot flashes, anxiety, depression, and sleep quality in peri- and postmenopausal women. And also the role of anxiety and depression in mediating sweating fr...

    Authors: Qian Zhou, Baisong Wang, Qi Hua, Qin Jin, Jun Xie, Jing Ma and Furui Jin

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:293

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  35. Single mothers in South Korea are vulnerable to developing smoking habits, due to many difficulties and limitations; however, they have often been overlooked by smoking cessation support services. Therefore, t...

    Authors: Mi-Ji Lee and Kang-Sook Lee

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:292

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the commonest bacterial infections during pregnancy, leading to significant maternal and prenatal morbidity and mortality.

    Authors: Alemseged Workneh Ejerssa, Diriba Alemayehu Gadisa and Teferra Abula Orjino

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:291

    Content type: Research

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  37. Returning to work after childbirth is challenging for working mothers. Childcare quality may have lifelong effects on children’s health, development and cognitive function. Over 60% of working women globally a...

    Authors: Christiane Horwood, Rachael Hinton, Lyn Haskins, Silondile Luthuli, Sphindile Mapumulo and Nigel Rollins

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:288

    Content type: Research article

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