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  1. Abnormal uterine bleeding associated with ovulatory dysfunction (AUB-O) is a typical gynecological disease that can affect women of various ages. Being able to identify women at risk of AUB-O could allow physi...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Zhou Luo, Yingxian Jia, Yunxiu Zhao, Yizhou Huang, Fei Ruan, Qian Ying, Linjuan Ma, Jie Luo and Jianhong Zhou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:536
  2. Endometriosis (EMS) occurs when normal uterine tissue grows outside the uterus and causes chronic pelvic pain and infertility. Endometriosis-associated infertility is thought to be caused by unknown mechanisms...

    Authors: Xuezhen Wang, Qin Zheng, Man Sun, Luotong Liu, Huan Zhang and Weiwei Ying
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:535
  3. Nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy(NSRH)has the advantage of reducing postoperative complications and improving postoperative quality of life. The separation and protection of the pelvic plexus in NSRH is extr...

    Authors: Fan Ye, Hongyu Su, Hang Xiong, Wenxin Luo, ZiHeng Huang, Guoqing Chen and Hongying Zhou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:533
  4. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complicated endocrine disorder with widespread symptoms that reduce women’s quality of life. The adverse effect of associated obesity on this reduction is unclear, therefo...

    Authors: Farnaz Shishehgar, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani and Setareh Vahidi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:532
  5. Girl child marriage is increasingly recognized as a critical barrier to global public health and gender discrimination. There are still more gaps in the global rate of child marriage and the underlying factors...

    Authors: Asma Pourtaheri, Seyedeh Belin Tavakoly Sany, Monavvar Afzal Aghaee, Hamideh Ahangari and Nooshin Peyman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:531
  6. Over the past decade, there has been growing evidence that women worldwide experience sub-standard care during facility-based childbirth. With this critical review, we synthesize concepts and measurement appro...

    Authors: Stephanie Batram-Zantvoort, Lisa Wandschneider, Oliver Razum and Céline Miani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:530
  7. Non-institutional delivery is one of the major reasons that results in high mortality rates for a mother and her neonate. The World Health Organization estimates that only 43% of mothers have access to skilled...

    Authors: Temesgen Geta, Fekire Sugebo and Fekadu Anjulo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:529
  8. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a highly prevalent health disorder and no self-report questionnaire on female sexual function is available in Romanian. Therefore we considered the Female Sexual Function Ind...

    Authors: Ana-Maria Cristina Daescu, Liana Dehelean, Dan-Bogdan Navolan, Gheorghe Nicusor Pop and Dana Liana Stoian
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:528
  9. Household food insecurity is the situation where individuals and families have limited/uncertain access to nutritionally adequate and safe foods for healthy living. Family size is the number of persons in the ...

    Authors: Dominic Be-Ikuu Doglikuu, John Kwasi Annan, Stephen Asare, Hannah Yawson, Ohene Takyi, Francisca Akpene Dzidzornu, Henrietta Oye Koram and Edna Ayishetu Johnson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:527
  10. Resistance training (RT) is effective in counteracting the age- and menopause-related loss of muscle mass (MM) and strength in middle-aged women (40–60 years). Research on RT with free weights is limited in pr...

    Authors: Eduard Isenmann, Dominik Kaluza, Tim Havers, Ana Elbeshausen, Stephan Geisler, Katharina Hofmann, Ulrich Flenker, Patrick Diel and Simon Gavanda
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:526
  11. In recent decades, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has been widely used as a method of assisted reproductive technology (ART) to improve fertility in individuals. To be more successful in this laboratory method, we ...

    Authors: Shadan Navid, Zahra Saadatian and Ali Talebi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:525
  12. To date, the association between retained placenta and treatment success rate of misoprostol for early pregnancy failure has yet to be evaluated. The aim of this study was to evaluate this association and furt...

    Authors: Adiel Cohen, Einat Gutman-Ido, Gilad Karavani, Alon Albeck, Joshua I. Rosenbloom, Asher Shushan and Henry H. Chill
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:523
  13. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and periodontitis significantly affect women’s oral and systemic health worldwide, and yet increase the risk of cardiovascular-metabolic diseases like diabetes and coronary hea...

    Authors: Dangli Hu, Jianmei Wang, Tianfan Cheng, Huijun Li, Feng Zhang, Dan Zhao, Xiaoyi Xu, Rong Yu, Ping Wen, Yunfei Cheng, Jian Xu, Lijian Jin and Jilong Yao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:522
  14. Human papillomavirus vaccine uptake among school girls in Ethiopia was still low and uptake was majorly related to perception regarding the vaccine. This study explored school girls’ perceptions of Human papil...

    Authors: Abel Wubu, Bargude Balta, Amsale Cherie and Ketema Bizuwork
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:520
  15. Several population-based studies and observational studies have shown that oophorectomy is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), and hormone replacement therapy has been associated with...

    Authors: Jin -Sung Yuk, Seung-Woo Yang, Sang-Hee Yoon, Myoung Hwan Kim, Yong-Soo Seo, Yujin Lee, Jungbin Kim, Keunho Yang, Geumhee Gwak and Hyunjin Cho
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:519
  16. Menopause can significantly hasten bone loss. Mobile phones provide an efficient way to manage, track and understand menopause using apps. A previous review of menopause apps found numerous apps designed to he...

    Authors: Deborah Paripoorani, Norina Gasteiger, Helen Hawley-Hague and Dawn Dowding
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:518
  17. Despite recent declines in early childbearing in Ethiopia, improved sexual and reproductive health continues to elude many adolescent girls, partially due to constrained agency and role models. This study exam...

    Authors: Bolatito O. Ogunbiyi, Sarah Baird, Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer and Amita Vyas
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:515
  18. vulvar cancer, once predominantly diagnosed in older women, is increasingly being diagnosed in younger individuals, due to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Our study aimed to describe the epidemiological ...

    Authors: Tchin Darré, Bagassam Sama, Toukilnan Djiwa, Whitney E.D. Afantodji-Agbeti, Mayi Bombone, Yendoubé Kambote, Panakinao Simgban, Bingo K M’Bortche, Baguilane Douaguibe, Koffi Amégbor, Mazamaesso Tchaou, Abdoul-Samadou Aboubakari, Bayaki Saka and Gado Napo-Koura
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:514
  19. Switching from a long-acting family planning (LAFP) method to another could lead to an unintended pregnancy. However, the proportions of LAFP method switching and predictable factors are not well addressed. Th...

    Authors: Fayera Teshoma, Eden Girmaye Tefera, Teka Girma, Misganu Teshoma Ragasa, Ephrem Yohannes, Gizachew Abdissa Bulto and Negash Wakgari
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:512
  20. Breast cancer (BC) is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among women. Knowledge of the clinical characteristics of BC in a population may be informative for disease predic...

    Authors: Reza Pourriahi, Ramesh Omranipour, Sadaf Alipour, Leila Hajimaghsoudi, Negar Mashoori, Adel Yazadnkhah Kenary, Mandana Motamedi, Mahsa Tavakol, Mahta Mohammadzadeh, Shiller Hessamiazar, Samira Shabani, Fatemeh Mahmoodi, Mohammadreza Mirzaee Goodarzi and Bita Eslami
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:511
  21. Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs in women of reproductive age. Much of the treatment involves hormone therapy that suppresses the proliferation of endometriosis lesions.

    Authors: Denise Joffily Pereira da Costa Pinheiro, Ana Maria Gomes Pereira, Marcelo Antonini, Isabella Maria Albuquerque Salgado, Alexandre Torchio Dias and Reginaldo Guedes Coelho Lopes
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:510
  22. FOXO3/pFOXO3 and PTEN expression is known to regulate the dormancy/activation of ovarian primordial follicles. How chemotherapy could influence the expression of FOXO3 and PTEN in pre- and post-menarcheal girls w...

    Authors: María Itatí Albamonte, Lara Y. Calabró, Mirta S. Albamonte and Alfredo D. Vitullo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:509
  23. MicroRNA-19b (miR-19b) has been reported to be downregulated in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), while its upstream regulators are unclear. We speculated that miR-19b could potentially form a binding relation...

    Authors: Zhi Zhou, Yong Zhang, Can Tan, Juan Zhang, Guohui Yi, Bangbei Wang, Yejuan Li, Hui Lu, Weiying Lu and Xiaopo Zhang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:508
  24. Anti-alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor (AMPAR) encephalitis, a rare subtype of autoimmune encephalitis (AE), is often found associated with tumors such as thymoma, lung cancer, ...

    Authors: Yue Huang, Muke Zhou, Jing Zhou, Bo Wu, Xi Yang, Wenjiao Min and Zhengyu Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:507
  25. Ectopic pregnancy (EP) has many adverse effects on the relationship between couples. The present study aims to assess the association between sexual function (SF), quality of marital relationship (QMR) and ass...

    Authors: Fateme Khajoei Nejad, Foozieh Rafati, Shideh Rafati and Neda Dastyar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:506
  26. The purpose of this study was to establish an estimating equation to predict the 5-level EQ-5D version (EQ-5D-5L) utility score in patients taking iron preparations for heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) or anemia...

    Authors: Kyoko Ito, Yuko Mitobe, Ryo Inoue and Mikio Momoeda
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:505

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Women's Health 2023 23:554

  27. The authors’ aim is to develop and confirm a reliable and valid measurement tool that can measure women’s behavior to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. The study data were collected from adult women aged ...

    Authors: Mustafa Kılavuz and Feride Yigit
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:504
  28. Induced abortion in Costa Rica is illegal in all cases except to save the life of the pregnant person. Despite severe restrictions to legal abortion, individuals in Costa Rica still induce abortions outside of...

    Authors: Blake Erhardt-Ohren, Ellyn Pier, Daniel Arroyo, Whitney Cole, McKaylah Hilliard, Adriana Otero-Gonzalez, Oscar Hidalgo-Mora, Sebastian Ospina-Henao, Roger Rochat and Anna Newton-Levinson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:503
  29. Puerperal sepsis is among the leading causes of preventable maternal death not only in developing countries but also in developed countries which is usually reported as the third or fourth common direct cause ...

    Authors: Solomon Gebretsion Sahle, Solomon Weldemariam, Mihret-ab Mehari and Tomas Amare Abraha
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:502
  30. Intimate partner violence is a global problem that threatens mothers. It has multidimensional consequences but has not gained attention from scholars after childbirth.

    Authors: Lema Fikadu Wedajo, Abera Mersha Mamo, Solomon Seyife Alemu and Bezawit Afework Mesfin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:501
  31. Struma ovarii (SO) is a rare tumor and may transform into ovarian strumal carcinoid (OSC) and/or malignant struma ovarii (MSO), but the incidence, clinical characteristics, and survival outcomes have not been ...

    Authors: Sijian Li, Ruping Hong, Min Yin, Tianyu Zhang, Xinyue Zhang and Jiaxin Yang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:497
  32. Studies on the use of contraception in the Saudi community highlight the need for improving community knowledge about contraception, implementing guidelines, and restricting contraception dispensing. However, ...

    Authors: Noha Al Aloola, Shaden Almuneef, Rahaf Alasmari and Huda Al Ewairdhi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:496
  33. Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a common and disturbing issue in the postmenopausal period. Unlike vasomotor symptoms, it has a progressive trend. Our study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safet...

    Authors: Ramadan Abdelmoez Farahat, Hazem Mohamed Salamah, Abdelrahman Mahmoud, Esraa Hamouda, Mahmoud Hashemy, Heba Hamouda, Ali Samir, Imane Chenfouh, Ahmed Marey, Dina M. Awad, Elsayed Farag, Mohamed Abd-Elgawad and Elsayed Eldesouky
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:494
  34. Due to menopause being a largely invisible and under-discussed topic in wider society, women often deal with menopause-related complications on their own. Social support and awareness have been shown to reduce...

    Authors: Vaishvi Patel, Sue Ross and Beate C. Sydora
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:493
  35. The unmet need for limiting childbearing (UNLC) remains a problem in Nigeria. Conception after four pregnancies is considered a high-risk pregnancy. We examined the level, reasons for non-use of contraception,...

    Authors: A. S. Adebowale and M. E. Palamuleni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:492
  36. Since the connection between muscle atrophy and vitamin D and estradiol status ambiguous, this study was thus conducted to determine whether low skeletal muscle mass (SMM) in middle-aged and elderly women was ...

    Authors: Jiaxing Zhang, Yalong Cheng, Chen Chen, Qingan Wang, Chan Yang, Jiangwei Qiu, Juan Li, Xiaowei Liu, Yuhong Zhang, Lan Liu and Yi Zhao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:491

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Women's Health 2023 23:547

  37. To investigate the infection status of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) E6/E7 mRNA in patients with a cytological diagnosis of “atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance” (ASCUS) and to analy...

    Authors: Xiu Jin, Feifei Liu, Ya Zhang, Yingying Ma, Linqing Yang, Yunfei Wang and Ying Liu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:489
  38. The SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) pandemic changed the distribution of healthcare resources, leading in many cases to the suspension of all non-essential treatments and procedure...

    Authors: Myriam Gracia, Elena Rodríguez, María Dolores Diestro, Emanuela Spagnolo, Virginia García, Jaime Siegrist, Yolanda Pérez, Ignacio Zapardiel and Alicia Hernández
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:488
  39. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether associations exist between inflammatory biomarkers and all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in women with postmenopausal ...

    Authors: Li Qu, Xiaole Zuo, Jing Yu, Ran Duan and Botao Zhao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:487

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