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  1. Chronic disease is the leading global health threat and impairs patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Low health literacy is linked with chronic diseases prevalence and poor HRQoL. However, the int...

    Authors: Cuili Wang, Robert L Kane, Dongjuan Xu and Qingyue Meng

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:34

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Indigenous women in remote North Queensland have a high prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and associated health conditions such as sexual transmitted infections (STI). The association of severe pelvi...

    Authors: Ming Li and Robyn McDermott

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:31

    Content type: Research article

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  5. African American women report insufficient physical activity and are disproportionally burdened by associated disease conditions; indicating the need for innovative approaches to promote physical activity in t...

    Authors: Rodney P Joseph, Colleen Keller, Marc A Adams and Barbara E Ainsworth

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:30

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Few studies have focused on depression and social support in Eastern populations, especially women in rural China. Our research investigated depression among women in rural China, and studied the relationships...

    Authors: Fengsu Hou, Catherine Cerulli, Marsha N Wittink, Eric D Caine and Peiyuan Qiu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:28

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Many women consider mammography painful. Existing studies on pain-preventing strategies only mention pain scores reported before and after breast compression. Studying the pain dynamics during the entire compress...

    Authors: Jerry E de Groot, Mireille JM Broeders, Cornelis A Grimbergen and Gerard J den Heeten

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:26

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers affecting women worldwide. The main objective of this study was to assess and compare research activity in breast cancer in Arab countries with non-Arab...

    Authors: Waleed M Sweileh, Sa’ed H Zyoud, Samah W Al-Jabi and Ansam F Sawalha

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:25

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Adenomyomectomy has recently been considered the priority option for the treatment of adenomyosis, however, the surgical efficacy and modes are still debated. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic ...

    Authors: Xiufeng Huang, Qiongshi Huang, Shuyi Chen, Jing Zhang, Kaiqing Lin and Xinmei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:24

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Despite the fact that HIV-positive women carry an increased risk of developing cervical cancer (CC) in comparison with HIV-negative women, HIV and CC screening programs in many developing countries have remain...

    Authors: Edward Kumakech, Sören Andersson, Henry Wabinga and Vanja Berggren

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:23

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of ultrasound guided aspiration of hydrosalpinx fluid at the time of oocyte retrieval with salpingectomy in the management of patients with ultrasound visible ...

    Authors: Usama M Fouda, Ahmed M Sayed, Hatem I Abdelmoty and Khaled A Elsetohy

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:21

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The objectives of this study were to determine the effectiveness the effectiveness of post-polypectomy hysteroscopic endometrial resection in preventing the recurrence of endometrial polyps in post-menopausal ...

    Authors: Jesus S Jiménez-Lopez, Ana Granado-San Miguel, Alvaro Tejerizo-Garcia, Jose L Muñoz-Gonzalez and Gregorio Lopez-Gonzalez

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:20

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. A number of factors have been identified which might influence the variation observed in climacteric symptoms in peri- and post-menopausal women. We examined the role of the distressed or Type-D personality an...

    Authors: Erika Borkoles, Nick Reynolds, Chantal F Ski, Lilly Stojanovska, David R Thompson and Remco CJ Polman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:18

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Despite liberalization of the Nepal abortion law, young women continue to experience barriers to safe abortion services. We hypothesize that marital status may differentially impact such barriers, given the so...

    Authors: Kathryn L Andersen, Ram Chandra Khanal, Alexandra Teixeira, Shailes Neupane, Sharad Sharma, Valerie N Acre and Maria F Gallo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:17

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Concurrent infection with multiple types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer; yet, little is known about risk factors for concurrent HPV infection in Vietnam. ...

    Authors: Ly Thi-Hai Tran, Loi Thi Tran, Thanh Cong Bui, Dung Thi-Kieu Le, Alan G Nyitray, Christine M Markham, Michael D Swartz, Chau Bao Vu-Tran and Lu-Yu Hwang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:16

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  19. Symptomatic cervical cancer patients in low- and middle-income countries usually present with late stage disease and have poor survival. We explored the views of cervical cancer patients on their symptom appra...

    Authors: Amos Deogratius Mwaka, Elialilia Sarikiaeli Okello, Henry Wabinga and Fiona M Walter

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:15

    Content type: Research article

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  20. There is growing evidence that preconception care may have an important role in preventing short and long term adverse health consequences for women and their offspring. This is particularly the case for women...

    Authors: Amie Steel, Jayne Lucke and Jon Adams

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:14

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Endometriosis nodes are observed in extra pelvic locations, particularly in gynaecological scars, with the abdominal wall being one of the most frequent locations. The main objective of the study is to review ...

    Authors: Rocío Vellido-Cotelo, Jose L Muñoz-González, Maria R Oliver-Pérez, Cristina de la Hera-Lázaro, Cristina Almansa-González, Concepción Pérez-Sagaseta and Jesús S Jiménez-López

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:13

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The management of preinvasive cervical lesions has the objective to ensure the absence of invasive lesions and to prevent progression to cancer. Excisional procedures have been preferred to treat these lesions...

    Authors: Fábio Russomano, Maria Aparecida Pereira Tristao, Renata Côrtes and Maria José de Camargo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:12

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Uruguay exhibits one of the highest rates of breast cancer in Latin America, similar to those of developed nations, the reasons for which are not completely understood. In this study we investigated the effect...

    Authors: Carolina Bonilla, Bernardo Bertoni, Pedro C Hidalgo, Nora Artagaveytia, Elizabeth Ackermann, Isabel Barreto, Paula Cancela, Mónica Cappetta, Ana Egaña, Gonzalo Figueiro, Silvina Heinzen, Stanley Hooker, Estela Román, Mónica Sans and Rick A Kittles

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:11

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Uterine arteriovenous malformation is a rare but life-threatening condition that accounts for 1–2% of massive vaginal bleeding. Uterine arteriovenous malformations are less common after menopause. The conditio...

    Authors: Emi Sato, Kentaro Nakayama, Kohei Nakamura, Masako Ishikawa, Hiroshi Katagiri and Satoru Kyo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:10

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Afghanistan has one of the world’s highest fertility rates and, related to this, an infant mortality rate far higher than its South Asian neighbors. Contraception enhances family spacing, improves women’s safe...

    Authors: Mohammad H Rasooly, Mohamed M Ali, Nick JW Brown and Bashir Noormal

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:9

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. This is a cross-sectional study carried out in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Kasr Al- Ainy Cairo University Hospitals.

    Authors: Ahmed Mahmoud, Nadine A Sherif, Rana Abdella, Amira R El-Genedy, Abdalla Y El Kateb and Ahmed NH Askalani

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:7

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Uterine leiomyoma is the most common gynecological tumor in the reproductive years. However, it is extremely rare in adolescence (<1%), with few reports found in the literature. The biological behavior of such...

    Authors: Rafael Mendes Moroni, Carolina Sales Vieira, Rui Alberto Ferriani, Rosana Maria dos Reis, Antonio Alberto Nogueira and Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Brito

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:4

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) might cause anal incontinence (AI) and sexual dysfunction, and might be associated with urinary incontinence (UI). Episiotomy has been identified both as a risk and a ...

    Authors: Mona Stedenfeldt, Jouko Pirhonen, Ellen Blix, Tom Wilsgaard, Barthold Vonen and Pål Øian

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:157

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Female smoking is perceived very negatively in East Asian countries such as South Korea, Japan, and China, as well as in Islamic countries. These countries’ self-reported surveys (SRs) tend to produce results ...

    Authors: Myung Bae Park, Chun-Bae Kim, Eun Woo Nam and Kyeong Soo Hong

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:156

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Women's Health 2016 16:1

  35. More and more lesbian couples are planning parenthood through donor insemination and IVF and the number of planned lesbian families is growing in Sweden and other western countries. Research has shown that les...

    Authors: Catrin Borneskog, Claudia Lampic, Gunilla Sydsjö, Marie Bladh and Agneta Skoog Svanberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:154

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers are at substantially elevated risk of developing ovarian cancer. The aim of the meta-analysis is to clarify the role of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) t...

    Authors: Claudia Marchetti, Francesca De Felice, Innocenza Palaia, Giorgia Perniola, Angela Musella, Daniela Musio, Ludovico Muzii, Vincenzo Tombolini and Pierluigi Benedetti Panici

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:150

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  37. Improvements in socioeconomic conditions and population health have been linked to declining age at menarche. In China, secular trends in age at menarche following extensive economic reform during recent decad...

    Authors: Yanyu Lyu, Lucia Mirea, Junmin Yang, Ruth Warre, Jun Zhang, Shoo K Lee and Zhu Li

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:1

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  38. In Nigeria, there is paucity of information on the IPV burden and experience among young women in courtship and dating relationships. This study assesses the prevalence and correlates of IPV in female undergra...

    Authors: Joseph E Umana, Olufunmilayo I Fawole and Ikeola A Adeoye

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:131

    Content type: Research article

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  39. As the risks and benefits of early detection and primary prevention strategies for breast cancer are beginning to be quantified, the risk perception of women has become increasingly important as may affect the...

    Authors: Mehtap Kartal, Nilgun Ozcakar, Sehnaz Hatipoglu, Makbule Neslisah Tan and Azize Dilek Guldal

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:152

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Loss of fertility has been reported as an important concern of reproductive age women diagnosed with cancer. The Furthering Understanding of Cancer, Health, and Survivorship In Adult (FUCHSIA) Women’s Study ex...

    Authors: Helen B Chin, Candice Y Johnson, Konny H Kim, Jessica H Knight, Ann C Mertens, Pamela J Mink, Regina M Simeone, Jill J Woodard and Penelope P Howards

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:149

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Bhutan has been engaged in good-quality cytology-based cervical screening since 2000 and has vaccinated >90% girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) since 2010. We explored the characteristics associated with...

    Authors: Iacopo Baussano, Ugyen Tshomo, Gary M Clifford, Vanessa Tenet, Tshokey Tshokey and Silvia Franceschi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:147

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Evidence shows that women with disability have adverse pregnancy outcomes compared to those without a disability. There is a lack of published data on reproductive health of women with disability in India till...

    Authors: Gudlavalleti Venkata S Murthy, Neena John and Jayanthi Sagar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:146

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  43. Sex and gender can interact to contribute to differences in morbidity and mortality between men and women. To detect such differences is an important issue for health policy planners when designing programmes ...

    Authors: María Teresa Carretero, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Beatriz Poblador-Plou and Alexandra Prados-Torres

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:145

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  44. Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common congenital infection in the U.S. and can result in permanent disabilities, such as hearing and vision loss, intellectual disability, and psychomotor and lang...

    Authors: Simani M Price, Erika Bonilla, Paul Zador, Denise M Levis, Christina L Kilgo and Michael J Cannon

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:144

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Most burns happen in low- and middle-income countries. In India, deaths related to burns are more common in women than in men and occur against a complex background in which the cause – accidental or non-accid...

    Authors: Nayreen Daruwalla, Jyoti Belur, Meena Kumar, Vinay Tiwari, Sujata Sarabahi, Nick Tilley and David Osrin

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:142

    Content type: Research article

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