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  1. Achieving the unfinished agenda towards sexual and reproductive health and rights requires overcoming remaining barriers to contraceptive uptake, which can be method-specific. Women’s uptake of the IUD is poor...

    Authors: Sarah Castle, Heidi Schroffel, Jean Jose Nzau Mvuezolo, Bavon Mupenda, Justin Mumbere and Rachel Shapiro

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:104

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Probiotics has been shown to be effective in reducing vaginal colonization of pathogenic organisms. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of probiotic strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lac...

    Authors: Yu-Che Ou, Hung-Chun Fu, Chih-Wen Tseng, Chen-Hsuan Wu, Ching-Chou Tsai and Hao Lin

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:103

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  3. We tested whether childhood adversity is associated with poor cardiometabolic health in adulthood among a sample of overweight or obese Dutch women of reproductive age. Health behaviors, psychological distress...

    Authors: Lotte van Dammen, Nicole R. Bush, Susanne R. de Rooij, Ben Willem J. Mol, Henk Groen, Annemieke Hoek and Tessa J. Roseboom

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:102

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  4. A persistent low-level elevation of serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) without clinical or radiological evidence of pregnancy or tumors was recently defined as quiescent gestational trophoblastic disease...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Okada, Shingo Miyamoto, Takashi Mimura, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Akihiko Sekizawa and Koji Matsumoto

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:101

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Uterine leiomyomas are often discovered during early pregnancy and in most cases will have no effect on pregnancy outcomes. However, in rare cases uterine leiomyomas may lead to obstetric complications. The ai...

    Authors: Henry Hillel Chill, Gilad Karavani, Talya Rachmani, Uri Dior, Ofer Tadmor and Asher Shushan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:100

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Women in Tanzania report a high unmet need for both information about and access to family planning. Prior studies have demonstrated the complex and variable relationship between religious faith and beliefs ab...

    Authors: Radhika Sundararajan, Lauren Mica Yoder, Albert Kihunrwa, Christine Aristide, Samuel E. Kalluvya, David J. Downs, Agrey H. Mwakisole and Jennifer A. Downs

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:99

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The rapid growth and changes that occur in adolescents increase the demand for macro and micronutrients and addressing their needs particularly in females would be an important step to break the vicious cycle ...

    Authors: Rediet Takele Regasa and Jemal Ali Haidar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:98

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Despite the increasing use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and the significant physical and emotional commitments that these treatments and procedures involve, only limited evidence exists regarding ...

    Authors: Mei-Zen Huang, Chien-Huei Kao, Kuan-Chia Lin, Jiann-Loung Hwang, Shuby Puthussery and Meei-Ling Gau

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:97

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The apical prolapse is probably the most complex form of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Adequate apical support is essential in the treatment of POP, as it contributes to the support in all vaginal compartments....

    Authors: Katrine Dahl Pedersen, Marie Højriis Storkholm, Karl Møller Bek, Marianne Glavind-Kristensen and Susanne Greisen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:96

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The combination of intrapelvic and extrapelvic endometriosis is a very rare condition in gynecology. Patients with endometriosis involving the sciatic nerve are easily misdiagnosed because they usually present...

    Authors: Liang Yanchun, Zhao Yunhe, Xia Meng, Chen Shuqin, Zhu Qingtang and Yao Shuzhong

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:95

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Reproductive history and urogynecological disorders have been associated with limitations in physical function. However, little is known about the relationship between symptoms of urinary incontinence and pelv...

    Authors: Mariana Carmem Apolinário Vieira, Saionara Maria Aires da Câmara, Mayle Andrade Moreira, Catherine McLean Pirkle, Afshin Vafaei and Álvaro Campos Cavalcanti Maciel

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:94

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Uterine Fibroids (UFs) growth is ovarian steroid-dependent. Previous studies have shown that estrogen and progesterone play an important role in UF development. However, the mechanism underlying progesterone i...

    Authors: Mona Omar, Archana Laknaur, Ayman Al-Hendy and Qiwei Yang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:92

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer and a major cause of morbidity and mortality among women in Zimbabwe yet it is preventable, early detectable and highly curable. The objective of this study was to inv...

    Authors: O. Tapera, G. Dreyer, W. Kadzatsa, A. M. Nyakabau, B. Stray-Pedersen and Hendricks SJH

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:91

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  14. The aim of this paper was to conduct a baseline survey of HPV infection in unvaccinated women in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region before the mass use of HPV vaccine.

    Authors: Jing Wang, Dandan Tang, Kai Wang, Jialu Wang, Zhaoxia Zhang, Yanxia Chen, Xueliang Zhang and Cailing Ma

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:90

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  15. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) practices may affect the growth and nutritional status among adolescents. Therefore, this paper assesses WASH practices and its association with nutritional status among a...

    Authors: Aparajita Chattopadhyay, Vani Sethi, Varsha P. Nagargoje, Abhishek Saraswat, Nikita Surani, Neeraj Agarwal, Vikas Bhatia, Manisha Ruikar, Sourav Bhattacharjee, Rabi N. Parhi, Shivani Dar, Abner Daniel, H. P. S. Sachdev, C. M. Singh, Rajkumar Gope, Vikash Nath…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:89

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  16. Women with gestational diabetes have low diet quality. We evaluated the effectiveness of a group-based lifestyle modification program for improvement of dietary quality in women with previous gestational diabe...

    Authors: Sharleen O’Reilly, Vincent Versace, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Siew Lim, Edward Janus and James Dunbar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:88

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  17. Rigorous exercise undertaken by young girls, combined with a negative energetic balance, is related to substantial physiological changes in a competitor’s body, often leading to hormonal imbalance manifested b...

    Authors: Joanna Witkoś and Piotr Wróbel

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:87

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  18. Satisfaction with medical decisions among patients with cancer is associated not only with the results of decisions they make but also with how they make those decisions. To elucidate the decision-making proce...

    Authors: Keiko Yamauchi, Motoyuki Nakao and Mitsuyo Nakashima

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:86

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Short birth interval is known to have a negative effect on perinatal, neonatal and child health outcomes. In Ethiopia, 29% of births are short birth intervals at less than 24 months. Even though optimum birth ...

    Authors: Solomon Weldemariam Gebrehiwot, Gedamu Abera, Kidist Tesfay and Weyzer Tilahun

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:85

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  20. Obstetric fistula is a debilitating condition resulted from poorly (un) managed prolonged obstructed labor. It has significant psychosocial and economic consequences on those affected and their families. Data ...

    Authors: Debrework Tesgera Bashah, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Mezgebu Yitayal and Telake Azale

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:84

    Content type: Research article

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  21. There are various surgical approaches of hysterectomy for benign indications. This study aimed to compare vaginal hysterectomy (VH) and laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) with respect to their complications and op...

    Authors: Seung Hyun Lee, So Ra Oh, Yeon Jean Cho, Myoungseok Han, Jung-Woo Park, Su Jin Kim, Jeong Hye Yun, Sun Yi Choe, Joong Sub Choi and Jong Woon Bae

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:83

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  22. \Most college women use the combined oral contraceptive pill (COC) despite more effective long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods (e.g., IUDs and implant) being available. Resistance to change metho.....

    Authors: Andrea L. DeMaria, Beth Sundstrom, Amy A. Faria, Grace Moxley Saxon and Jaziel Ramos-Ortiz

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:82

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Endometriosis is a chronic condition, requiring long-term care as there is no cure. Self-management is the active participation of a person in managing their chronic condition and has been associated with impr...

    Authors: Rebecca O’Hara, Heather Rowe and Jane Fisher

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:80

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  24. Ganglionic tuberculosis is the most common extrapulmonary localization in Morocco. It is still a diagnostic and therapeutic problem especially when the infection is concomitant to the management of a cancer.

    Authors: Aziz Slaoui, Nivine Cherkaoui, Othmane El Harmouchi and Hafid Hachi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:79

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Low-fee female sex workers (FSW) lack power to effectively negotiate male condom use with clients. Female condoms (FCs) may provide an alternative strategy. This study was conducted to assess the acceptability...

    Authors: Chu Zhou, Evelyn Hsieh, Keming Rou, Jonas Tillman, Wei Dong, Xian-xiang Feng, Yan-zhen Yang, Yu-jun Yang, Xian-guo Sun, Hai-jian Zang, Ying-zhen Wu and Zunyou Wu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:77

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Rape, unintended pregnancy, and abortion are among the most controversial and stigmatized topics facing sexual and reproductive health researchers, advocates, and the public today. Over the past three decades,...

    Authors: Samantha M. Luffy, Dabney P. Evans and Roger W. Rochat

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:76

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Despite cervical cancer being preventable with effective screening programs, it is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related death among women in many countries in Africa. Screening involv...

    Authors: Sandra Y. Oketch, Zachary Kwena, Yujung Choi, Konyin Adewumi, Michelle Moghadassi, Elizabeth A. Bukusi and Megan J. Huchko

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:75

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  28. This study examined factors influencing cultural beliefs associated with later-stage detection of breast cancer and determined what factors influence those cultural beliefs in Vietnamese women residing in a ru...

    Authors: Jong Gun Kim, Hye Chong Hong, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Carol Estwing Ferrans and Eun-Mi Kim

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:74

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  29. Oral contraceptives (OCs) use has been linked to increased risk of breast cancer (BC) in several reports from the world. Limited number of similar studies have been conducted in the Middle Eastern female popul...

    Authors: Sanaa K. Bardaweel, Amal A. Akour, Suha Al-Muhaissen, Husam A. AlSalamat and Khawlah Ammar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:72

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  30. The unicornuate uterus is caused by abnormal or failed development of one Müllerian duct. Unicornuate uteri with functioning non-communicating rudimentary horns are susceptible to many gynaecologic and obstetr...

    Authors: Rawan A. Obeidat, Abdelwahab J. Aleshawi, Nour A. Tashtush and Haya Alsarawi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:71

    Content type: Case report

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  31. To determine whether oral norethindrone acetate is superior to combined oral contraceptives (OCP) in delaying menstruation and preventing breakthrough bleeding when started late in the cycle.

    Authors: Joshua Dean, Katherine J. Kramer, Fauzia Akbary, Shaunte Wade, Maik Hüttemann, Jay M. Berman and Maurice-Andre Recanati

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:70

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  32. We encountered a woman with vaginal cancer that was associated with complete uterine prolapse and complicated by severe intrauterine adhesions. In this case report, we describe the clinical course and successf...

    Authors: Naoya Ishibashi, Toshiya Maebayashi, Mikiko Asai-Sato, Kei Kawana and Masahiro Okada

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:69

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Dienogest has been shown to substantially improve endometriosis-associated symptoms such as debilitating chronic pelvic pain, and in turn, health-related quality of life (HRQoL). To date, there is no data on p...

    Authors: Kitirat Techatraisak, Andon Hestiantoro, Soon Ruey, Maria Jesusa Banal-Silao, Mee-Ran Kim, Seok Ju Seong, Syarief Thaufik, Christiane Ahlers, So Young Shin and Byung Seok Lee

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:68

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  34. International literature reveals that single mothers experience increased levels of chronic stress, which is mainly due to economic hardship and reduced levels of social support. Eventually this leads to psych...

    Authors: Elena Rousou, Christiana Kouta, Nicos Middleton and Maria Karanikola

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:67

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  35. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is prevalent in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, but there is a lack of adequate knowledge about how the practice is perceived by the women population who are the direct victims of the p...

    Authors: Hamdia M. Ahmed, Sherzad A. Shabu and Nazar P. Shabila

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:66

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  36. Ovarian insufficiency is a major concern for long-term cancer survivors. Although semen freezing is well established to preserve male fertility, the possibilities to secure post-cancer female fertility are mos...

    Authors: Triin Tammiste, Keiu Kask, Peeter Padrik, Külli Idla, Karin Rosenstein, Tatjana Jatsenko, Piret Veerus and Andres Salumets

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:65

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Endometriosis is a chronic disease impacting on many aspects of a woman’s life. Because of the chronic and recurring nature, many of the impacts of endometriosis could be missed using existing questionnaires w...

    Authors: Maryam Moradi, Melissa Parker, Anne Sneddon, Violeta Lopez and David Ellwood

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:64

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  38. A high endogenous progesterone luteal state in the menstrual cycle has been independently associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) incidence in epidemiological studies. Hormonal contraception particu...

    Authors: Resha Boodhram, Dhayendre Moodley, Nathlee Abbai and Gita Ramjee

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:63

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  39. Pain impacts upon psychological wellbeing. In pregnant and postpartum women psychological distress may negatively affect the mother-infant relationship and lead to adverse infant development. Yet, co-occurrenc...

    Authors: April M. Miller, Fiona Judd, Peter A. Dargaville and Amanda L. Neil

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:62

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  40. Despite the existence of an abortion law and a safe abortion policy in Ghana, the Ghana Statistical Service found that 15% of all women in the reproductive age group (15–49 years) have practiced unsafe abortio...

    Authors: Confidence Alorse Atakro, Stella Boatemaa Addo, Janet Sintim Aboagye, Awube Menlah, Isabella Garti, Kwaku Gyimah Amoa-Gyarteng, Theresa Sarpong, Peter Adatara, Kwasi Junior Kumah, Bernard Bediako Asare, Ami Korkor Mensah, Squiter Hans Lutterodt and George Sedinam Boni

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:60

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  41. The recurrence rate after unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (USO) for unilateral endometrioma has not been reported. We evaluated the rate of and risk factors for endometrioma recurrence after USO.

    Authors: Tokie Hidari, Tetsuya Hirata, Tomoko Arakawa, Kaori Koga, Kazuaki Neriishi, Shinya Fukuda, Akari Nakazawa, Natsuki Nagashima, Suke Ma, Hui Sun, Masashi Takamura, Miyuki Harada, Yasushi Hirota, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Tomoyuki Fujii and Yutaka Osuga

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:59

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  42. Studies have demonstrated that women with low desire and low excitement have negative feelings regarding their physical and emotional satisfaction, as well as their happiness. In this study, we evaluate the ef...

    Authors: S. Palacios, E. Soler, M. Ramírez, M. Lilue, D. Khorsandi and F. Losa

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:58

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  43. The ovarian reserve in women is known to correlate with anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels, and currently the latest, third-generation, fully-automated AMH immunoassays, such as Access and Cobas, are beginnin...

    Authors: Tomoya Segawa, Kenji Omi, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Yaeko Sone, Masaki Handa, Masako Kuroda, Osamu Miyauchi, Hisao Osada and Shokichi Teramoto

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:57

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  44. Individuals born very preterm or with very low birth weight (VLBW) have a reduced likelihood to reproduce according to population-based register studies. Extremely low-birth weight born adults had a lower repr...

    Authors: Gunilla Sydsjö, Pia Törnblom, P-O Gäddlin, Orvar Finnström, Ingemar Leijon, Nina Nelson, Elvar Theodorsson and Mats Hammar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:56

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  45. Restrictive abortion laws are the single most important determinant of unsafe abortion, a major, yet preventable, global health issue. While reviews have been conducted on the extent of the phenomenon, no stud...

    Authors: Sonia Chemlal and Giuliano Russo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:55

    Content type: Research article

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