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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic pelvic pain is a common condition with a major impact on health-related quality of life, work productivity and health care utilisation. The cause of the pain is not always obvious as no pathology is se...


    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2003 3:6

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The Malaysian Ministry of Health promotes breast self-examination (BSE) for all women, and Pap smear screening every three years for all sexually active women ages 20 years and above. The objectives of this pa...

    Authors: HL Chee, S Rashidah, K Shamsuddin and O Intan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2003 3:3

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    Ovarian antibodies as detected by indirect immunofluorescence have been used to detect ovarian autoimmunity, but to our knowledge the rate of false positive findings using this method has never been reported.

    Authors: Judy A Novosad, Sophia N Kalantaridou, Zhi-Bin Tong and Lawrence M Nelson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2003 3:2

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    There is little existing research to guide researchers in estimating the minimum number of measurement occasions required to obtain reliable estimates of serum estrogens, progesterone, gonadotropins, sex hormo...

    Authors: Andrew E Williams, Gertraud Maskarinec, Adrian A Franke and Frank Z Stanczyk

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:13

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer can often be prevented by screening and may be curable if identified and treated in its early stages. However, 80% of new cases occur in less-developed countries where cervical cancer screening...

    Authors: Fidelma O'Mahony, Bob Bailey, Chris Koller, Collette Sheridan, Richard Steventon, Kalyan K Dhar and Richard B Johanson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:12

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a common problem that affects one in five women during the pre-menopausal years. It is frequently managed by family physicians, especially in northern, rural and isolated are...

    Authors: Simone N Vigod and Donna E Stewart

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:11

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    Canadian hysterectomy rates have declined in recent years. However, hysterectomy rates for discretionary indications, principally abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), remain high in some regions. In northern Ontar...

    Authors: Simone N Vigod and Donna E Stewart

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:10

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was first, to investigate whether women starting oral contraceptive (OC) use at a young age and before first birth have an increased risk for breast cancer and second, to report difficult...

    Authors: Elina Hemminki, Tapio Luostarinen, Eero Pukkala, Dan Apter and Timo Hakulinen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:9

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Spontaneous premature ovarian failure presents most commonly with secondary amenorrhea. Young women with the disorder are infertile and experience the symptoms and sequelae of estrogen deficiency. The mechanis...

    Authors: Kyoko Shibanuma, Zhi-Bin Tong, Vien H Vanderhoof, Konstantina Vanevski and Lawrence M Nelson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:8

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  10. Content type: Research article

    This study assessed women and providers' satisfaction with a new evidence-based antenatal care (ANC) model within the WHO randomized trial conducted in four developing countries. The WHO study was a randomized...

    Authors: Ana Langer, José Villar, Mariana Romero, Gustavo Nigenda, Gilda Piaggio, Chusri Kuchaisit, Georgina Rojas, Muneera Al-Osimi, José Miguel Belizán, Ubaldo Farnot, Yagob Al-Mazrou, Guillermo Carroli, Hassan Ba'aqeel, Pisake Lumbiganon, Alain Pinol, Per Bergsjö…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:7

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to study the association of early age at menopause with pulse pressure (PP), a marker of arterial stiffness, and PP change.

    Authors: Riitta Luoto, A Richey Sharrett, Marsha Eigenbrodt and Donna Arnett

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:6

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Women's health, traditionally defined, emphasises reproductive and maternal conditions without consideration of social contexts. Advocates urge a broader conceptualisation. The medical literature influences th...

    Authors: Jocalyn P Clark, Georgina D Feldberg and Paula A Rochon

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:5

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Over 300 therapies have been proposed for premenstrual syndrome. To date there has been only one survey conducted in the UK of PMS treatments prescribed by GPs, a questionnaire-based study by the National Asso...

    Authors: Katrina M Wyatt, Paul W Dimmock, Martin Frischer, Paul W Jones and Shaugn PM O'Brien

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:4

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  14. Content type: Research article

    This study was designed to evaluate the effects of a 24-month period of moderate exercise on serum lipids in menopausal women.

    Authors: Hiroko Sugiura, Haruo Sugiura, Kazue Kajima, Seyed Mohammad Mirbod, Hirotoshi Iwata and Toshio Matsuoka

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:3

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This investigation was undertaken to describe patient perception and awareness of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common cause of anovulation/oligoovulation among women of reproductive age.

    Authors: E Scott Sills, Mark Perloe, Michael J Tucker, Carolyn R Kaplan, Marc Georges Genton and Glenn L Schattman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2001 1:3

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