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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

    Female sex workers living with HIV are at increased risk for negative health outcomes and multiple levels of stigma. However, there is limited research on female sex workers living with HIV and even less focus...

    Authors: Dana Cernigliaro, Clare Barrington, Martha Perez, Yeycy Donastorg and Deanna Kerrigan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:117

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    The incidence of cervical cancer in Kenya is among the highest in the world. Few Kenyan women are able to access screening, thus fueling the high cervical cancer burden. Self-collected human papilloma Virus (H...

    Authors: Megan Swanson, Saduma Ibrahim, Cinthia Blat, Sandra Oketch, Easter Olwanda, May Maloba and Megan J Huchko

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:116

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Despite the enormous benefits of family planning services, the contraceptive utilization still remains low in Sub-Saharan Africa. There is regional variation in modern contraceptive utilization in Ethiopia. Th...

    Authors: Geta Asrade Alemayehu, Abel Fekadu, Mezgebu Yitayal, Yigzaw Kebede, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Zemichael Gizaw, Mamo Wubeshet, Kindie Fentahun Muchie, Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Temesgen Azmeraw, Melkamu Birku, Kassahun Alemu, Amare Tariku, Terefe Derso, Adino Tesfahun…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:118

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic surgery is progressing rapidly is becoming the normal route for many abdominal operations, even for major complex surgery. The integrated laparoscopic theatre is a state-of-the-art system in which...

    Authors: Tom K. Holland, Stephen Morris and Alfred Cutner

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:112

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Female Sex Workers (FSWs) are predisposed to a broad range of social, sexual and reproductive health problems such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/HIV, unintended pregnancy, violence, sexual exploita...

    Authors: Rhoune Ochako, Jerry Okal, Steven Kimetu, Ian Askew and Marleen Temmerman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:105

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Hundreds of millions of women suffer from pelvic floor disorders globally, often in silence. Women in developing countries do not disclose their problems due to associated social stigma or lack of access to se...

    Authors: Merga Dheresa, Alemayehu Worku, Lemessa Oljira, Bizatu Mengiste, Nega Assefa and Yemane Berhane

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:95

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the upper genital tract, including the uterus, ovaries, uterine tubes, and pelvic peritoneum. Tubo-ovarian abscess and pyosalpinx are common complications associa...

    Authors: Yannick Hurni, Marta Bonollo, Ludovica Ferrero, Gianmarco Taraschi, Claudia Canonica and Sophie Venturelli Reyes Lozano

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:90

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This cross-sectional pilot study evaluates diagnostic accuracy of live colposcopy versus static image Swede-score evaluation for detecting significant precancerous cervical lesions greater than, or equal to gr...

    Authors: Katayoun Taghavi, Dipanwita Banerjee, Ranajit Mandal, Helena Kopp Kallner, Malin Thorsell, Therese Friis, Ljiljana Kocoska-Maras, Björn Strander, Albert Singer and Elisabeth Wikström

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:89

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Endometriosis is a common, chronic condition in women of reproductive age that is characterized by the presence of functional endometriotic lesions outside the uterus. The Endometriosis Symptom Diary (ESD) is ...

    Authors: Christian Seitz, Vivian Lanius, Susanne Lippert, Christoph Gerlinger, Claudia Haberland, Frank Oehmke and Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:88

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The healthcare-seeking behaviour of women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is affected by several factors including the cultural background. There is limited number of studies which addressed the healthcare-se...

    Authors: Fayez T. Hammad, Hassan M. Elbiss and Nawal Osman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:77

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Women living in resource constrained settings often have limited knowledge of and access to surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. Additionally, little is known about experiences during recovery periods...

    Authors: Janne L. Gjerde, Guri Rortveit, Mulat Adefris, Tadesse Belayneh and Astrid Blystad

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:74

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  12. Content type: Technical advance

    The paradigm shift from cytological screening to Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-based screening for cervical cancer allows the introduction of new technologies in sample collection and diagnostics. The OncoE6™ Cervic...

    Authors: Amrei Krings, Anna M. Dückelmann, Lutz Moser, Johannes Gollrad, Maarten Wiegerinck, Johannes Schweizer and Andreas M. Kaufmann

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:68

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Adolescent girls’ family context and psychological characteristics play important roles in their sexual behavior, including the use of the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP). This study aims to (1) determine t...

    Authors: Antonia Jiménez-Iglesias, Carmen Moreno, Irene García-Moya and Francisco Rivera

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:67

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Tubal pathology is a causative factor in 20% of subfertile couples. Traditionally, tubal testing during fertility work-up is performed by hysterosalpingography (HSG). Hysterosalpingo-foam sonography (HyFoSy) i...

    Authors: Joukje van Rijswijk, Nienke van Welie, Kim Dreyer, Machiel H. A. van Hooff, Jan Peter de Bruin, Harold R. Verhoeve, Femke Mol, Kimiko A. Kleiman-Broeze, Maaike A. F. Traas, Guido J. J. M. Muijsers, Arentje P. Manger, Judith Gianotten, Cornelia H. de Koning, Aafke M. H. Koning, Neriman Bayram, David P. van der Ham…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:64

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Recently, as a complex integrating a number of modern high-tech means, robotic surgery system is a well-deserved revolutionary tool in globally minimally invasive surgical field. For the first time in China, t...

    Authors: Cheng Luo, Mei Liu and Xiuli Li

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:61

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