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  1. It has been more than 2 years since the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic destabilized the world, adversely affecting not only physical health, but also mental health. During this time, frontl...

    Authors: Wenxi Sun, Liping Xia, Caifang Ji, Qianqian Wei, Jun Zhang, Sidi He, Xuqin Wang, Xueqin Shen, Xiaobin Zhang and Chuanwei Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:210
  2. High-risk HPV is considered a major risk factor for the development of cervical cancer, the most common malignancy among women in Uganda. However, there is a paucity of updated epidemiological data on the exte...

    Authors: David Wol Nang, Happy Tukirinawe, Maxwell Okello, Bekson Tayebwa, Pius Theophilus, Franck Katembo Sikakulya, Yarine Fajardo, Adam Moyosore Afodun and Rogers Kajabwangu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:209
  3. Considering the prevalence of overweight and abdominal obesity in middle-aged women, this study was conducted to determine the effect of empowerment program to reduce sugar consumption based on the Multi-Theor...

    Authors: Hamid Joveini, Nader Sharifi, Batool Kalate Meymary, Ali Mehri, Reza Shahrabadi, Vahid Rahmanian and Masoumeh Hashemian
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:207
  4. Between 2010 and 2014, approximately 25 million unsafe abortions were performed annually across the globe. Africa alone accounted for 29% of all unsafe abortions, and 62% of the related deaths. Women living in...

    Authors: Lawrence Rugema, Marie Ange Uwase, Athanase Rukundo, Vianney Nizeyimana, Theobald Mporanyi and Aflodis Kagaba
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:205
  5. Gynaecological cancer survivors may develop lower limb lymphoedema after surgery, which negatively impacts quality of life. The purposes of this study were (1) to assess the levels of symptom distress, depress...

    Authors: Kuei-An Cho, Ming-Huei Cheng, Whei-Mei Shih and Shu-Ching Chen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:200
  6. Cervical cancer is a major public health problem affecting women worldwide. It is the second cause of mortality among women in Ethiopia. Early Cervical cancer screening has a tremendous impact on reducing morb...

    Authors: Abdulmenan Ahmed Shero, Abdene Weya Kaso, Mesfin Tafa, Gebi Agero, Gizachew Abdeta and Alemayehu Hailu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:199
  7. Women’s education is the base for faster economic growth, longer life expectancy, lower population growth, improved quality of life, and a high rate of investment return in developing countries. Historically, ...

    Authors: Nuru Mohammed Hussen and Demeke Lakew Workie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:197
  8. Sexual violence is far more prevalent in most societies than is usually suspected in daily life. However, no study has systematically summarized the global prevalence rate and the major outcomes of sexual viol...

    Authors: Liqing Li, Xin Shen, Guohua Zeng, Hongwei Huang, Zhensheng Chen, Jiayi Yang, Xiaofang Wang, Ming Jiang, Sule Yang, Qi Zhang and Honglang Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:196
  9. Despite uptake of antenatal care (ANC), 70% of global burden of maternal and child mortality is prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Nigeria, due to persistent home delivery. Thus, this study investig...

    Authors: Oyewole K. Oyedele
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:194
  10. Women are at higher risks of being underweight than men due to biological, socio-economic, and cultural factors. Underweight women have high risks of poor obstetric outcomes. We aimed to determine the prevalen...

    Authors: Eric Nzirakaindi Ikoona, Mame Awa Toure, Amon Njenga, Lucy Namulemo, Ronald Kaluya, Kassim Kamara, Freddy Wathum Drinkwater Oyat, Judith Aloyo and David Lagoro Kitara
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:192
  11. Despite increasing efforts to improve access to diagnosis and treatment services, women with pelvic organ prolapse tend to stay at home for years before getting treatment. A large num...

    Authors: Adisu Worku Shitu, Ermias Wabeto Wana, Tadele Dana Darebo and Zewdu Berhanu Mune
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:191
  12. This article looks at the behaviour of women facing different cancer screening options available to them from the age of 50 onward. The study was conducted in 2019 in four departments of the French territory w...

    Authors: Nathalie Duchange, Marie Poiseuil, Quentin Rollet, Christine Piette, Mathilde Cosson, Marie-Christine Quertier, Grégoire Moutel and Sylviane Darquy
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:190
  13. Disparities in sleep duration are a modifiable contributor to increased risk for cardiometabolic disorders in communities of color. We examined the prevalence of short sleep duration and interest in improving ...

    Authors: Sara E. Simonsen, Grant R. Sunada, Kathleen Digre, Louisa A. Stark, Valentine Mukundente, Ed Napia, Fahina Tavake-Pasi, Jeannette Villalta, Doriena Lee, France Davis, Ana Sanchez-Birkhead, B. Heather Brown and Kelly G. Baron
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:188
  14. Breast cancer (BC) is a major health concern in Lebanon, with an increasing incidence rate due to advancements in treatment modalities. Evaluating the impact of the BC and its treatment on a woman's Health-Rel...

    Authors: Rana El Haidari, Virginie Nerich, Linda Abou-Abbas, Fadi Abdel-Sater and Amelie Anota
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:187
  15. In Japan, 8000 women were newly diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2018. The healthcare insurance policy in Japan allows physicians to utilize vaginal volt cytology tests and serum biomarker measurement at ever...

    Authors: Kazuto Nakamura, Soichi Yamashita, Keiko Kigure, Toshio Nishimura, Ikuro Ito, Anri Azuma, Kohshiro Nakao, Ken Ando and Tatsuya Kanuma
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:186
  16. Menopausal women are regarded as “abnormal people” in China and are often discriminated against and ostracized, especially in the privacy of their homes. However, research on the stigmatization of menopausal w...

    Authors: Qiong Li, Jintu Gu, Jianyuan Huang, Pei Zhao and Chenliang Luo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:185
  17. Iron deficiency anemia is a common public health issue among women of reproductive age (WRA) because it can result in adverse maternal and birth outcomes. Although studies are undertaken to assess iron efficac...

    Authors: Sumera Aziz Ali, Shama Razzaq, Savera Aziz, Ahreen Allana, Arzina Aziz Ali, Shahla Naeem, Nayab Khowaja and Fazal Ur Rehman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:184
  18. In 2012, more than half a million women (528,000) were diagnosed with cervical cancer around the world. More than 80% of cervical cancer occurs in developing nations, such as Malawi, where estimates of the dis...

    Authors: Patricia Kamanga, Bo Zhang and William Stones
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:183
  19. Effective family planning is associated with substantial benefits, including reductions in maternal and neonatal mortality due to the avoidance of unintended pregnancies, and contributions to spacing, timing, ...

    Authors: Kristina Söderbäck, Herborg Holter, Sanura Abdulla Salim, Helen Elden and Malin Bogren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:182
  20. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder affecting females of reproductive age. Clinical guidelines recommend following the diagnostic criteria of PCOS based on an appropriate assessmen...

    Authors: Balkis Zaitoun, Abdullah Al Kubaisi, Noora AlQattan, Yahya Alassouli, Alshaima Mohammad, Huriya Alameeri and Ghada Mohammed
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:181
  21. A growing body of evidence highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated gender inequalities in the US. This resulted in women being more vulnerable to economic insecurity and decreases in their overall...

    Authors: Margaret L. Schmitt, Katie Dimond, Andrew R. Maroko, Penelope A. Phillips-Howard, Caitlin Gruer, Amanda Berry, Denis Nash, Shivani Kochhar and Marni Sommer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:179
  22. Belize has one of the highest human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome prevalence rates in Central America, with women of reproductive age being particularly vulnerable to HIV. The...

    Authors: Naudia L. Leonardo and Li-Yin Chien
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:177
  23. Sexual health means coordination and adaptation of physical, emotional, intellectual and social aspects of human beings. One of the variables that affect sexual function and sexual satisfaction is health liter...

    Authors: Ameneh Barikani, Mahsa Samani kia, Atefeh Khoshkchali and Monirsadat Mirzadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:176
  24. Pregnant mothers are a risky population group for COVID-19 and pregnant mothers with COVID-19 are at increased risk of hospitalization, intensive-care unit admission, invasive ventilation support, and maternal...

    Authors: Begizew Yimenu Mekuriaw, Dabere Nigatu, Anteneh Mengist Dessie and Melash Belachew Asresie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:175
  25. Over the past decade, Morocco has increasingly become the chosen destination for a growing number of migrants from neighbouring countries and especially from Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this study is to des...

    Authors: Laila Acharai, Mohamed Khalis, Oumnia Bouaddi, Ghida Krisht, Sanae Elomrani, Abdelhakim Yahyane and Bouchra Assarag
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:174
  26. Premenstrual syndrome refers to a set of distressing symptoms experienced before the menstrual flow, which can affect female students’ behavior, cognitive abilities, mental health status, and academic performa...

    Authors: Yuqing Shi, Mengyao Shi, Chang Liu, Lu Sui, Ying Zhao and Xiang Fan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:173
  27. HIV infection and its sequelae continue to be a significant challenge among women and their families in developing countries despite the progress that has been made in the prevention and treatment of HIV. This...

    Authors: Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Lillian Mwanri, Karen Hawke, Maria Silvia Merry, Gregorius Abanit Asa and Paul Russell Ward
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:172
  28. Women’s health care seeking delays remains an unresolved major public health problem in developing and underdeveloped countries. This study aimed to evaluate a health-promoting neighborhood intervention to imp...

    Authors: Tahereh Rahimi, Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad, Tahmineh Farajkhoda and Hossein Fallahzadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:171
  29. Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is associated with impaired quality of life and may signal serious health problems. Unresolved challenges in measuring menstrual bleeding and identifying HMB have hampered resear...

    Authors: Amanda A. Shea, Fiorella Wever, Cécile Ventola, Jonathan Thornburg and Virginia J. Vitzthum
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:170

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  30. The purpose of this study was to develop a cervical cancer education program for students and evaluate the process for female students of an HPE teacher education university who were training to become Japanes...

    Authors: Hiroko Yako-Suketomo, Kayoko Katayama, Atsushi Ogihara and Mikiko Asai-Sato
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:169
  31. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a condition that, if symptomatic, is characterized by discharge and odor, with high recurrence rates even when treated. This study aims to review what literature exists on the assoc...

    Authors: Judith Brusselmans, An De Sutter, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Hans Verstraelen and Piet Cools
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:168
  32. Despite legislation and intervention programmes, the rates of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria remain high. Sustainable development goals on mother and child mortality would be a mirage if this continue...

    Authors: Emmanuel Kolawole Odusina and Oluwarotimi Samuel Oladele
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:167
  33. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a common human right violence in conflict-affected communities. Women with GBV are prone to experience mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, ...

    Authors: Keralem Workie, Techilo Tinsae, Endalamaw Salelew and Biksegn Asrat
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:166
  34. Problem gambling increases the risk of experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). People impacted by gambling-related IPV face distinctive challenges, and these may be compounded by intersections with gende...

    Authors: Nerilee Hing, Catherine O’Mullan, Lydia Mainey, Elaine Nuske and Helen Breen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:165
  35. Today, in developing countries, women's need to be present in urban public spaces and the establishment of everyday social interactions seem to be ignored more than other groups. Therefore, the present study a...

    Authors: Ali Reza Sadeghi, Elahe Sadat Mousavi Sarvine Baghi, Fatemeh Shams and Sina Jangjoo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:163
  36. Rising rates of chronic conditions were cited as one of the key public health concerns in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 U.S. Senate and House of Representatives appropriations bills, where a review of current Nati...

    Authors: Sarah M. Temkin, Elizabeth Barr, Holly Moore, Juliane P. Caviston, Judith G. Regensteiner and Janine A. Clayton
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:162
  37. There is growing recognition of the important role menstrual health plays in achieving health, education, and gender equity. Yet, stigmatisation and taboo remain present and negative emotions like fear and sha...

    Authors: Sara Sánchez López, Dani Jennifer Barrington, Rocio Poveda Bautista and Santiago Moll López
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:161
  38. The prevalence of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the general population is widely known, however, there are still few studies related to this infection in minority groups, Thus, the objective is to an...

    Authors: José de Ribamar Ross, Natália Pereira Marinelli, Flavia Castello Branco Vidal, Elamary da Costa Fraga, Maria do Desterro Soares Brandão Nascimento and Marco Aurélio Palazzi Safádi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:160
  39. Though obesity has been said to be associated with a number of malignancies including cervical cancer, its association with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is still a contentious issue. This study was...

    Authors: Frank Ssedyabane, Joseph Ngonzi, Rogers Kajabwangu, Josephine Nambi Najjuma, Deusdedit Tusubira and Thomas C Randall
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:159
  40. Unmet need for family planning (FP) is a global public health concern, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In Ethiopia, although several studies have assessed unmet needs for FP, there have only ...

    Authors: Henok Mulatu Teferi and Julia Schröders
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:158
  41. Uterine angioleiomyoma is benign tumor that composed of smooth muscle cells and thick-walled vessels. It is a very rare condition reported to present as lower abdominal mass, accompanied by dysmenorrhea and hy...

    Authors: Hanako Sato, Kosuke Murakami, Risa Fujishima, Tomoyuki Otani, Kazuko Sakai, Kazuto Nishio and Noriomi Matsumura
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:157
  42. Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) in Bartholin’s gland is an uncommon malignant tumor. These tumors have a vague clinical feature, so they are diagnosed late and discovered at a high-level stage. Our case present...

    Authors: Moustafa Alhashemi, Sana Oubari, Aya Haji Mohamad, Mohamad Alhashemi, Obaida Kabel, Afaf Alhelue and Farah Fattal
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:156
  43. Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease usually observed in women of reproductive or premenopausal age with a history of uterine myomectomy or hysterectomy. The most common sites of metastases a...

    Authors: Tong Tong, Qiong Fan, Yudong Wang and Yuhong Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:154

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