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Women's public health issues

This section considers studies regarding issues women face in the developed and the developing world, including violence, conflict, poverty, discrimination, and other social, psychological, and biological factors.

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  1. Attention to prenatal care and child delivery is important for the health of women and children, but in the Amazon these indicators tend to be historically unfavorable, in part by geographical and political is...

    Authors: Andréia S. Guimarães, Saulo A. S. Mantovani, Humberto Oliart-Guzmán, Antonio C. Martins, José Alcântara Filgueira-Júnior, Ana Paula Santos, Athos Muniz Braña, Fernando Luís Cunha Castelo Branco, Thasciany Moraes Pereira, Breno Matos Delfino, Alanderson A. Ramalho, Cristieli S. M. Oliveira, Thiago S. Araújo, Carlos Hermogenes Manrique de Lara Estrada, Nancy Arróspide, Pascoal T. Muniz…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:37

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  2. Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is pathology in the gluteus medius and minimus tendons and trochanteric bursa that causes debilitating tendon pain and dysfunction, particularly in post-menopausal wom...

    Authors: Charlotte Ganderton, Adam Semciw, Jill Cook and Tania Pizzari

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:32

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Knowledge of danger signs of obstetric complications is first step in the appropriate and timely referral to essential obstetric care. Although women’s knowledge about the obstetric danger signs is important f...

    Authors: Nebiyu Maseresha, Kifle Woldemichael and Lamessa Dube

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:30

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  4. Women in developing countries might experience certain barriers to care more frequently than men. We aimed to describe barriers to essential surgical care that women face in five communities in Ghana.

    Authors: Adam Gyedu, Francis Abantanga, Godfred Boakye, Shailvi Gupta, Easmon Otupiri, Anita Eseenam Agbeko, Adam Kushner and Barclay Stewart

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:27

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  5. It is well documented that the mucosal linings of the female genital tract (FGT) usually provides a robust barrier that protects against sexually acquired infections. However, to the best of our knowledge ther...

    Authors: Nathlee Samantha Abbai, Handan Wand and Gita Ramjee

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:19

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  6. Women’s use of family planning service is influenced by many factors, especially by their decision making power. A woman’s decision-making power, be it individual or decision made in collaboration with a partn...

    Authors: Abeba Daniel Belay, Zelalem Birhanu Mengesha, Manay Kifle Woldegebriel and Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:12

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  7. Anemia is recognized as a major public health problem that disproportionately affects vulnerable populations. Indigenous women of reproductive age in Brazil are thought to be at high risk, but lack of nationwi...

    Authors: Maria Carolina Borges, Romina Buffarini, Ricardo V. Santos, Andrey M. Cardoso, James R. Welch, Luiza Garnelo, Carlos E. A. Coimbra Jr. and Bernardo L. Horta

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:7

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  8. Intimate partner violence (IPV) has serious consequences for the physical, psychological, and reproductive and sexual health of women. However, the factors that make women to justify domestic violence against ...

    Authors: David Teye Doku and Kwaku Oppong Asante

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:120

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Gender differences between patients and doctors markedly influence the quality of communication in treatment processes. Previous studies have shown that communication between patients and doctors of the same g...

    Authors: Judy Yuen-man Siu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:44

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  10. Vertebral Fractures (VFs) are associated with bone loss that occurs before menopause but is accelerated at menopause as a result of sex hormone deficiency.

    Authors: Aissam El maataoui, Abdellah El Maghraoui, Asmae Biaz, Samira Idrissi Elmachtani, Abdellah Dami, Sanae Bouhsain, Aziza Mounach, Layachi Chabraoui and Zohra Ouzzif

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:41

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  11. The feminisation of ageing and increasing number of widowed women in contemporary society has significant implications. Older women are at risk of poor health, social, and economic outcomes upon widowhood. The...

    Authors: Michelle DiGiacomo, Joanne Lewis, Jane Phillips, Marie Nolan and Patricia M Davidson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:36

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  12. Globally, 25% of children aged 0 to 4 years and more than 10% of women aged 15 to 49 years suffer from malnutrition. A range of interventions, promising for improving maternal and child nutrition, may also imp...

    Authors: Nafisa Halim, Kathryn Spielman and Bruce Larson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:33

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  13. Age at menarche (AAM) and age at natural menopause (AANM) have been shown intimately associated with woman’s health later in life. Previous studies have indicated that AAM and AANM are highly heritable. RANKL/...

    Authors: Peng Duan, Zhi-Ming Wang, Jiang Liu, Li-Na Wang, Zhi Yang and Ping Tu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:32

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  14. The prevalence of genito-anal injuries in rape survivors varies significantly and the factors associated with the absence of injuries are not well understood. This plays a major role in the conviction of cases...

    Authors: Ruxana Jina, Rachel Jewkes, Lisa Vetten, Nicola Christofides, Romi Sigsworth and Lizle Loots

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:29

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  15. Experiences of forced sex have been shown to be prevalent in Southern Africa. Negative outcomes of forced sex have been documented in general populations of women and men and include alcohol abuse, drug use, m...

    Authors: Theo Sandfort, M Somjen Frazer, Zethu Matebeni, Vasu Reddy and Ian Southey-Swartz

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:22

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  16. Addressing family planning in the postpartum period is crucial for better maternal, neonatal and child survival because it enables women to achieve healthy interval between births. The contraceptive behavior o...

    Authors: Yeshewas Abera, Zelalem Birhanu Mengesha and Gizachew Assefa Tessema

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:19

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  17. Many Americans diagnosed with colon cancer do not receive indicated chemotherapy. Certain unmarried women may be particularly disadvantaged. A 3-way interaction of the multiplicative disadvantages of being an ...

    Authors: Naomi R Levitz, Sundus Haji-Jama, Tonya Munro, Kevin M Gorey, Isaac N Luginaah, Emma Bartfay, Guangyong Zou, Frances C Wright, Sindu M Kanjeekal, Caroline Hamm, Madhan K Balagurusamy and Eric J Holowaty

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:8

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  18. Worldwide heterosexual sex is the most common mode of HIV transmission, with the marital heterosexual route becoming a major contributor in sub-Sahara Africa. This study examined the role of inappropriate HIV ...

    Authors: Daniel Adebode Adekanle, Samuel Anu Olowookere, Ayobami David Adewole, Najemdeen Ajao Adeleke, Emmanuel Akintunde Abioye-Kuteyi and Macellina Yinyinade Ijadunola

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:6

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  19. Eliminating family planning (FP) unmet need among HIV-infected individuals (PLHIV) is critical to elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission. We assessed FP unmet need among PLHIV attending two clinics wi...

    Authors: Rhoda K Wanyenze, Joseph KB Matovu, Moses R Kamya, Nazarius M Tumwesigye, Maria Nannyonga and Glenn J Wagner

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:5

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  20. On December 16, 2012 a 23 year old female was gang-raped on a bus in Delhi. We systematically reviewed professional online media sources used to inform the timing, breadth of coverage, opinions and consistency...

    Authors: Mark Phillips, Fargol Mostofian, Rajeev Jetly, Nazar Puthukudy, Kim Madden and Mohit Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:3

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  21. HIV related stigma is a recognized barrier to early detection of HIV and causes great suffering for those affected. However, data regarding HIV related stigma among female sex workers (FSW) in China was limite...

    Authors: Ying Yang, Jun Wang, Feifei Lin, Tao Zhang, Feng Yu, Yanping Zhao and Tiejun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:2

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