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  1. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease was the leading cause of death among women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2010. Heart attacks usually happen in older women thus symptoms of heart disease may be masked by symptoms...

    Authors: Sarah Khan and Syed Adnan Ali

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:88

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    Simvastatin is a promising new drug for the treatment of endometriosis. It is a cholesterol-lowering drug that acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, resulting in a decrease in mevalonate, a precursor of choles...

    Authors: Wanwisa Waiyaput, Somphoch Pumipichet, Sawaek Weerakiet, Sasivimol Rattanasiri and Areepan Sophonsritsuk

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:89

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    Hormonal contraceptive use may be associated with a reduction in some premenstrual symptoms, however, the evidence remains equivocal. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the associations be...

    Authors: Alicia Caroline Jarosz, Joseph Jamnik and Ahmed El-Sohemy

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:87

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Detection of genital HPV DNA is recommended as an important strategy for modern cervical cancer screening. Challenges include access to services, the reliance on cervical samples taken by clinicians, and patie...

    Authors: Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Florencia Djigma, Anna Hayfron-Benjamin, Latif Abdul, Jacques Simpore and Philippe Mayaud

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:86

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    HIV persists as a public health emergency in South Africa, especially among women of childbearing age. In response to the HIV epidemic, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS has put forth the 90–90-90...

    Authors: Wendee M. Wechsberg, Jacqueline W. Ndirangu, Ilene S. Speizer, William A. Zule, Winnifred Gumula, Courtney Peasant, Felicia A. Browne and Laura Dunlap

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:85

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia trachomatis is the causative agent of the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and genotypes...

    Authors: Néstor Casillas-Vega, Rayo Morfín-Otero, Santos García, Jorge Llaca-Díaz, Eduardo Rodríguez-Noriega, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz, Ma de la Merced Ayala-Castellanos, Héctor J. Maldonado-Garza, Jesús Ancer-Rodríguez, Guadalupe Gallegos-Ávila, Alberto Niderhauser-García and Elvira Garza-González

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:83

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Indigenous women in Canada have been hyper-visible in research, policy and intervention related to substance use during pregnancy; however, little is known about how the social determinants of health and subst...

    Authors: Sana Z. Shahram, Joan L. Bottorff, Nelly D. Oelke, Leanne Dahlgren, Victoria Thomas and Patricia M. Spittal

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:84

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Violence related injury is a serious public health issue all over the world. This study aims to assess the association between several socio-economic factors and intimate partner violence (IPV) in Nepal.

    Authors: Sunita Dhungel, Pabita Dhungel, Shalik Ram Dhital and Christiane Stock

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:82

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Benign metastatic leiomyoma (BML) is an extremely rare disease. Although uterine leiomyomas are benign histologically, they can metastasize to distant sites. While the incidence is very low, the lung is the or...

    Authors: Yeong Hun Choe, So Yeon Jeon, Yoon Chae Lee, Myung Ja Chung, Seung Yong Park, Yong Chul Lee and So Ri Kim

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:81

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Fertility is high in Nigeria and contraceptive use is low. Little is known about how urban Nigerians perceive the risk of contraceptive use in relation to pregnancy and birth. This study examines and compares ...

    Authors: Hilary M. Schwandt, Joanna Skinner, Luciana Estelle Hebert, Lisa Cobb, Abdulmumin Saad and Mojisola Odeku

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:80

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Menopause is an inevitable stage affecting every middle-aged woman. China has a large and increasing group of post-menopausal women. Most post-menopausal women suffer from increased risks for cardiovascular di...

    Authors: Sek Ying Chair, Qun Wang, Ho Yu Cheng, Sally Wai-Sze Lo, Xiao Mei Li, Eliza Mi-Ling Wong and Janet Wing-Hung Sit

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:79

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of osteoporosis associated with the aging process is anticipated to increase along with the rising aging population. Periodontitis that the most common chronic infections of humankind is conside...

    Authors: Jung-Kyu Choi, Young-Taek Kim, Hye-In Kweon, Eun-Cheol Park, Seong-Ho Choi and Jae-Hong Lee

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:77

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Traditional practice after vaginal hysterectomy was to keep the vaginal pack and urinary catheter for 24 hours post operatively. But there were studies that prolonged cathterisation was associated with urinary...

    Authors: Priya Rajan, S. Soundara Raghavan and Deepak Sharma

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:78

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures for women of reproductive age. Laparoscopy was introduced in the 1990es and is today one of the recommended routes of surgery. A recent observational ...

    Authors: Elise Hoffmann, Gitte Bennich, Christian Rifbjerg Larsen, Jannie Lindschou, Janus Christian Jakobsen and Pernille Danneskiold Lassen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:76

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Associations of eating behaviors and psychological profile between mothers and daughters with eating disorders exist, but it is important to dissect the influence of the mother in each specific disorder since ...

    Authors: Verónica Vázquez-Velázquez, Martha Kaufer-Horwitz, Juan Pablo Méndez, Eduardo García-García and Lucy María Reidl-Martínez

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:74

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Despite the fact that long acting family planning methods reduce population growth and improve maternal health, their utilization remains poor. Therefore, this study assessed the prevalence of long acting and ...

    Authors: Chernet Baye Zenebe, Mulat Adefris, Melaku Kindie Yenit and Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:75

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Migration is associated with a number of stress factors which can affect mental health. Ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic status can intertwine with and influence the process of migration and mental health. ...

    Authors: Melanie L. Straiton, Heloise Marie L. Ledesma and Tam T. Donnelly

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:72

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Drugs are the most important treatment option for most diseases, and the majority of medical consultations result in a prescription. Women and men receive different drug prescriptions and differ in therapeutic...

    Authors: Daria Putignano, Dario Bruzzese, Valentina Orlando, Denise Fiorentino, Alessia Tettamanti and Enrica Menditto

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:73

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to be a major cause of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) strategies h...

    Authors: Noel Vieira, Dlama Nggida Rasmussen, Inês Oliveira, Aureliano Gomes, Peter Aaby, Christian Wejse, Morten Sodemann, Lucy Reynolds and Holger W. Unger

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:71

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The recent mental health care reforms in Mexico call for the regular evaluation of the services provided. This involves analyzing the opinions of those who utilize them on a daily basis, particularly women, si...

    Authors: Jorge Galván, Nayelhi Saavedra, Feliciano Bartolo and Shoshana Berenzon

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:70

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Despite years of growing concern about poor provider attitudes and women experiencing mistreatment during facility based childbirth, there are limited interventions that specifically focus on addressing these ...

    Authors: Charlotte E Warren, Charity Ndwiga, Pooja Sripad, Melissa Medich, Anne Njeru, Alice Maranga, George Odhiambo and Timothy Abuya

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:69

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and hysterectomy are the most common gynaecological surgeries that can affect the function of the bladder and bowel as well as one’s sexual life. There ...

    Authors: Mojgan Pakbaz, Ewa Rolfsman and Mats Löfgren

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:68

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  23. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the utility and acceptability of using multi-level pregnancy tests (MLPTs) at home to monitor hCG trends following assisted reproductive technology (ART).

    Authors: Tara Shochet, Ioanna A. Comstock, Nguyen Thi Nhu Ngoc, Lynn M. Westphal, Wendy R. Sheldon, Ly Thai Loc, Jennifer Blum, Beverly Winikoff and Paul D. Blumenthal

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:67

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse remain highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, where women have poor access to modern health care. Women having these problems tend to stay at home for years before ...

    Authors: Mulat Adefris, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Kiros Terefe, Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Azmeraw Adigo, Selamawit Amare, Dorothy Lazaro, Aster Berhe and Chernet Baye

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:64

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Poor endometrial quality is associated with more than a third of embryo implantation failures. Current ultrasonography technology lacks the capacity to determine efficiently the endometrial receptivity during ...

    Authors: Felipe Camargo-Díaz, Valeria García, Azucena Ocampo-Bárcenas, Humberto González-Marquez and Esther López-Bayghen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:63

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