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BMC Women's Health

Gynecology, gynecological disease, and reproductive health

Section edited by Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, and Zephne van der Spuy

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of gynecology and reproductive health, including cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, fertility, contraception, abortion, menarche, menstruation, and menopause.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The real-world experience of women receiving extended-cycle combined oral contraception (COC) versus monthly-cycle COC has not been reported.

    Authors: Rossella E. Nappi, Iñaki Lete, Lulu K. Lee, Natalia M. Flores, Marie-Christine Micheletti and Boxiong Tang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:22

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Contraceptive usage has been associated with improved maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes. Despite significant resources being allocated to programs, there has been sub-optimal uptake of contraception, es...

    Authors: Vernon Mochache, Amyn Lakhani, Hajara El-Busaidy, Marleen Temmerman and Peter Gichangi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:10

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Chronic pelvic pain is a debilitating condition. It is unknown if there is a clinical phenotype for adhesive disorders. This study aimed to determine if the presence or absence, nature, severity and extent of ...

    Authors: Ying Cheong, Mili Saran, James William Hounslow and Isabel Claire Reading

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:11

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The 2012 London Summit on Family Planning set ambitious goals to enable 120 million more women and adolescent girls to use modern contraceptives by 2020. The Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI) was a B...

    Authors: Jennifer Winston, Lisa M. Calhoun, Meghan Corroon, David Guilkey and Ilene Speizer

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:9

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Being diagnosed with gynaecologic malignancy certainly will have different sequelae which can hamper quality of life (QOL).This study aimed to assess health related quality of life (HRQOL) among gynaecologic c...

    Authors: Birhanu Abera Ayana, Shiferaw Negash, Lukman Yusuf, Wendemagegnhu Tigeneh and Demewoz Haile

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:7

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Every year around 50 million unintended pregnancies worldwide are terminated by induced abortion. Even in countries, where it is legalized and performed in a safe environment, abortion carries some risk of com...

    Authors: Ekaterine Pestvenidze, Nino Lomia, Nino Berdzuli, Lia Umikashvili, Tamar Antelava and Babill Stray-Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:136

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in Bolivia are among the highest in Latin America. This investigation aims to evaluate the possibility of using simple devices, e.g. a cotton swab and a glass slid...

    Authors: Pedro Surriabre, Gustavo Allende, Marcela Prado, Leyddy Cáceres, Diego Bellot, Andrea Torrico, Karina Ustariz, Shirley Rojas, Jaime Barriga, Pamela Calle, Ligia Villarroel, Rosse Mary Yañez, Marc Baay, Patricia Rodriguez and Véronique Fontaine

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:135

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed at a late stage when outcomes are poor. Personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction, based on genetic and epidemiological information and risk stratified management in adult...

    Authors: Katie E. J. Hann, Lindsay Fraser, Lucy Side, Sue Gessler, Jo Waller, Saskia C. Sanderson, Madeleine Freeman, Ian Jacobs and Anne Lanceley

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:132

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Menopause is a natural phenomenon occurring as women approach middle-age. It is characterized by declining of ovarian function and onset of the last menstrual period and subsequent 12-month cessation of menstr...

    Authors: Engida Yisma, Natnael Eshetu, Stephanie Ly and Berhanu Dessalegn

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:124

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a malignant tumour formed of cells with distinct smooth muscle features. Leiomyosarcomas rarely metastasise to the oral cavity and this literature review details all reported cases of m...

    Authors: Isabel Hope, Karen Morton, Carrie Newlands, Simon Butler-Manuel and Thumuluru Kavitha Madhuri

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:119

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Given the important roles of the receptor-mediated lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) signaling in both reproductive tract function and gynecological cancers, it will be informative to investigate the potential role ...

    Authors: Bicheng Yang, Liqun Wang, Xiaoju Wan, Yunjun Li, Xiaohong Yu, Yunna Qin, Yong Luo, Feng Wang and Ouping Huang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:118

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Based on moderate quality evidence, routine pelvic examination is strongly recommended against in asymptomatic women. The aims of this study was to quantify the extent of routine pelvic examinations within spe...

    Authors: Ingvild Mathiesen Rosenlund, Linda Leivseth, Ingard Nilsen, Olav Helge Førde and Arthur Revhaug

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:114

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Obese and overweight women experience a lower probability for pregnancy after IVF. However, despite the increasing prevalence of obesity, the large majority of infertile women are non-obese. One of the most co...

    Authors: Eliana Garalejic, Biljana Arsic, Jovana Radakovic, Dragana Bojovic Jovic, Dragana Lekic, Biljana Macanovic, Ivan Soldatovic and Milan Perovic

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:112

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Studies on the determinants of cervical cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa have focused mostly on individual-level characteristics of cervical cancer screening. Therefore, in this study, we included both i...

    Authors: Fentanesh Nibret Tiruneh, Kun-Yang Chuang, Peter Austin Morton Ntenda and Ying-Chih Chuang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:109

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an important condition with considerable morbidity and a small risk of mortality and most commonly results as an iatrogenic condition following follicular stimulatio...

    Authors: Khalid M. Salama, Hesham M. Abo Ragab, Mohammed F. El Sherbiny, Ali A. Morsi and Ibrahim I. Souidan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:108

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Most women who choose to terminate a pregnancy cope well following an abortion, although some women experience severe psychological distress. The general interpretation in the field is that the most consistent...

    Authors: Inger Wallin Lundell, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Lisa Ekselius, Susanne Georgsson, Örjan Frans, Lotti Helström, Ulf Högberg and Agneta Skoog Svanberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:96

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, compounded bioidentical hormone therapy (CBHT) has emerged as a popular alternative to manufactured, FDA approved hormone therapy (HT)—despite concerns within the medical community and the ava...

    Authors: Jennifer Jo Thompson, Cheryl Ritenbaugh and Mark Nichter

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:97

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Obstetric fistula classic symptoms of faecal and urinary incontinence cause women to live with social stigma, isolation, psychological trauma and lose their source of livelihoods. There is a paucity of studies...

    Authors: Anne M. Khisa, Grace M. Omoni, Isaac K. Nyamongo and Rachel F. Spitzer

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:92

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers of women in developing countries. It is also eminent cause of mortality and morbidity in women worldwide. Symptoms usually develop when the cancer has become i...

    Authors: Gemechu Ameya and Fekade Yerakly

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:91

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Implantation defect is one of these contributing factors for unexplained infertility. In the mid-luteal phase, when implantation is expected to happen, Integrins expression is remarkably increased. So, Integri...

    Authors: Ahmed Elnaggar, Amr H. Farag, Mohamed E. Gaber, Mohamed Abdel Hafeez, Mohamed S. Ali and Alaa M. Atef

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:90

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