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  1. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common and perplexing condition affecting metabolic, reproductive, cardiovascular, and psychological health in women. Previous studies point to widespread dissatisfaction ...

    Authors: Miya Ismayilova and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:157
  2. There has been extensive research across the globe to understand the barriers and facilitators of cervical cancer (CC) screening. However, few studies have focused on how such information has been used to deve...

    Authors: Harriet Affran Bonful, Adolphina Addoley Addo-Lartey, Ransford Selasi Sefenu, Adanna Nwameme, Timothy Agandah Abagre, Adolf Kofi Awua, Nii Armah Adu-Aryee, Florence Dedey, Richard Mawuena Kofi Adanu and Kolawole Stephen Okuyemi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:154
  3. The objective of our study was to evaluate the association between the transition to menopause, body dissatisfaction, and abnormal eating habits (restrained eating, binge eating, and orthorexia nervosa) in a s...

    Authors: Joe Khalil, Sarah Boutros, Nelly Kheir, Maha Kassem, Pascale Salameh, Hala Sacre, Marwan Akel, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:153
  4. It is suspected that hormonal fluctuations during menstruation may cause different responses to strength training in women who use oral contraceptives (OC) versus those who do not. However, previous studies th...

    Authors: Eun-Sook Sung, Ahreum Han, Timo Hinrichs, Matthias Vorgerd and Petra Platen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:150
  5. The perimenopausal period is associated with a higher risk of various mood disorders. Similarly, although resting-state electroencephalogram (rsEEG) brain oscillatory activity has been associated with various ...

    Authors: Ren-Jen Hwang, Hsiu-Chin Hsu, Lee-Fen Ni, Hsin-Ju Chen, Yu-Sheun Lee and Yueh-O. Chuang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:149

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Women's Health 2022 22:231

  6. Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a common gynecologic problem in the United States but estimates of its true incidence and prevalence are lacking. We estimated self-reported incidence and lifetime prevalence ...

    Authors: Kaitlin Benedict, Alyson L. Singleton, Brendan R. Jackson and Noelle Angelique M. Molinari
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:147
  7. Family planning (FP) is an important element of sexual and reproductive health and rights, but socio-cultural barriers and unbalanced gender relations often limit women’s decision-making about contraceptive us...

    Authors: Jenna Hoyt, Jessie K. Hamon, Shari Krishnaratne, Emmanuel Houndekon, Dora Curry, Miriam Mbembe, Seth Marcus, Misozi Kambanje, Shannon Pryor, Ariko Angela Barbra, Herbert Muhumuza, Nathaly Spilotros and Jayne Webster
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:144
  8. Granulomatous mastitis (GM) is a chronic inflammatory mastitis disease that requires long-term treatment and has a high recurrence rate. Case management has been proven to be an effective mechanism in assistin...

    Authors: Yuan Deng, Ying Xiong, Ping Ning, Xin Wang, Xiao-Rong Han, Guo-Fang Tu and Pei-Yu He
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:143
  9. Providing women with personalized estimates of their risk of developing breast cancer, as part of routine breast cancer screening programmes, allows women at higher risk to be offered more frequent screening o...

    Authors: David P. French, Victoria G. Woof, Helen Ruane, D. Gareth Evans, Fiona Ulph and Louise S. Donnelly
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:142
  10. The role of human papillomavirus (HPV) antibodies acquired through natural infection and their role in protection for subsequent cervical or oral HPV-carriage remains unclear.

    Authors: Salla Vuorinen, Kari Syrjänen, Tim Waterboer, Seija Grénman, Stina Syrjänen and Karolina Louvanto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:141
  11. Sexuality as a fundamental component of women’s health, can be affected by infertility. The current study aimed at comparing the prevalence of sexual dysfunction among women with the most common causes of infe...

    Authors: Mahnaz Ashrafi, Nadia Jahangiri, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahalleh, Negin Mirzaei, Naiiere Gharagozloo Hesari, Frahnaz Rostami, Seyedeh Saeedeh Mousavi and Mona Zeinaloo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:140
  12. Bet1 Golgi vesicular membrane trafficking protein-like (BET1L) rs2280543 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and diet have been independently associated with uterine leiomyoma (UL). However, whether the SNP a...

    Authors: Shan Chih Lee, Ying-Hsiang Chou, Disline Manli Tantoh, Shu-Yi Hsu, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Yeu Sheng Tyan and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:139
  13. Unmet need for family planning among married women is still a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa. In Zambia, one in every five married women had an unmet need for family planning in 2018. Unmet need f...

    Authors: Harriet Namukoko, Rosemary Ndonyo Likwa, Twaambo E. Hamoonga and Million Phiri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:137
  14. During menopause, women experience annoying symptoms which may affect their daily activities and quality of life. This study aimed to determine whether reproductive history, an important indicator of estrogen ...

    Authors: Seyedeh Hajar Sharami, Roya Faraji Darkhaneh, Nasrin Ghanami Gashti, Mandana Mansour-Ghanaei and Sedighe Bab Eghbal
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:136
  15. Patients undergoing endocrine therapy for breast cancer often suffer from poor psychosocial adaptation, low compliance with endocrine therapy and poor quality of life. However, the relationship among the three...

    Authors: Haoran Jiang, Yu Dong, Wei Zong, Xiu-jie Zhang, Hui Xu and Feng Jin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:135
  16. In women with endometriosis, the association between ovarian function, hormones, and bone mineral density (BMD) is unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to elucidate the association between changes in bone mine...

    Authors: Mari Uehara, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Mana Hirano, Kaori Koga, Noriko Yoshimura, Sakae Tanaka and Yutaka Osuga
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:134
  17. The objective of this study was to (1) qualitatively identify the perceived determinants of physical activity among women who have experienced severe preeclampsia, and (2) examine whether these determinants ar...

    Authors: Lili L. Kókai, Marte F. van der Bijl, Martin S. Hagger, Diarmaid T. Ó Ceallaigh, Kirsten I. M. Rohde, Hans van Kippersluis, Jeanine E. Roeters van Lennep and Anne I. Wijtzes
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:133
  18. Two major drawbacks of the present cervical cancer screening programme in Sri Lanka are, the suboptimal sensitivity of the pap smear and the low coverage. The sensitivity of the HPV/DNA screening test is high....

    Authors: K. C. Perera, K. N. Mapitigama and T. C. Abeysena
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:131
  19. Accessibility of health care is an essential for promoting healthy life, preventing diseases and deaths, and enhancing health equity for all. Barriers in accessing health care among reproductive-age women crea...

    Authors: Tesfa Sewunet Alamneh, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Yigizie Yeshaw, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Hiwotie Getaneh Ayalew, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema and Misganaw Gebrie Worku
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:130
  20. Prior research has shown collective efficacy to be a key determinant of women’s well-being. However, much of the work around measuring this construct has been done in high-income geographies, with very little ...

    Authors: Nabamallika Dehingia, Anvita Dixit, Karen Heskett and Anita Raj
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:129
  21. The government of Ethiopia has been implementing compassionate, respectful, and caring strategies to increase institutional delivery and decrease maternal mortality in recent years. There is limited evidence o...

    Authors: Melaku Yalew, Dabere Nigatu, Toyeb Yasin, Bereket Kefale and Yitayish Damtie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:127
  22. Colorectal cancer screening rates in the U.S. still fall short of national goals, while screening rates for other cancer sites, such as breast, remain high. Understanding characteristics associated with colore...

    Authors: Deeonna E. Farr, Leslie E. Cofie, Alison T. Brenner, Ronny A. Bell and Daniel S. Reuland
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:125
  23. Demand for family planning is predominantly for birth limiting rather than birth spacing in India. Despite several family planning programmes in India, the use of reversible contraception for limiting family p...

    Authors: Margubur Rahaman, Risha Singh, Pradip Chouhan, Avijit Roy, Sumela Ajmer and Md Juel Rana
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:124
  24. In women with unexplained infertility, tubal flushing with oil-based contrast during hysterosalpingography (HSG) increases ongoing pregnancy and subsequent live birth rates when compared to tubal flushing with...

    Authors: K. Rosielle, D. Kamphuis, N. van Welie, I. Roest, A. Mozes, E. J. P. van Santbrink, T. van de Laar, A. B. Hooker, A. G. Huppelschoten, W. Li, M. Y. Bongers, J. Stoker, M. van Wely, C. Koks, C. B. Lambalk, A. Hemingway…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:123
  25. Despite the increased risk of cervical cancer among HIV-positive women, many HIV-care programs do not offer integrated cervical cancer screening. Incorporating self-collected Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing...

    Authors: Yujung Choi, Saduma Ibrahim, Lawrence P. Park, Craig R. Cohen, Elizabeth A. Bukusi and Megan J. Huchko
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:122
  26. Ghana recorded 19,931 new annual HIV infections in 2018 translating to 14,181 AIDS-related deaths. Mass media is capable of ensuring the sustainability of initiatives aimed at curbing HIV/AIDS epidemic by redu...

    Authors: Francis Appiah, Justice Ofosu Darko Fenteng, Andrews Ohene Darteh, Felix Dare, Joel Afram Saah, Matthew Takyi, Patience Ansomah Ayerakwah, Kingsley Boakye and Edward Kwabena Ameyaw
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:121
  27. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is pervasive throughout the world, with profound consequences for women’s health. Research to understand the extent, causes and consequences of IPV relies on self-...

    Authors: Tanya Abramsky, Sheila Harvey, Neema Mosha, Grace Mtolela, Andrew Gibbs, Gerry Mshana, Shelley Lees, Saidi Kapiga and Heidi Stöckl
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:120
  28. Breast leiomyoma is a rare benign mesenchymal tumor, accounting for less than 1% of all breast neoplasms. Cases of breast atypical leiomyoma is even more rarely reported and its diagnostic criteria together wi...

    Authors: Mengping Long, Xuejiao Lina Hu, Guiyang Zhao, Yiqiang Liu and Taobo Hu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:119
  29. Pakistan has been showing consistently the highest prevalence of consanguinity. The popularity of consanguineous marriages is not declining in the country, because of social, cultural, and religious beliefs as...

    Authors: Sarosh Iqbal, Rubeena Zakar, Florian Fischer and Muhammad Zakria Zakar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:118
  30. To evaluate the effect of intraperitoneal normal saline instillation (INSI) of 15 mL/kg body weight on postoperative pain after a gynaecological laparoscopic procedure.

    Authors: Aizura Syafinaz Ahmad Adlan, Jerilee Mariam Khong Azhary, Hairel Zulhamdi Mohd Tarmidzi, Maherah Kamarudin, Raymond Chung Siang Lim and Doris Sin Wen Ng
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:116
  31. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) bears the highest burden of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the world. Even though the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programmme is one of the strategies to c...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:115
  32. Extant studies have established diverse individual-level and relational-level predictors of sexual autonomy among women in different countries. However, information remains scanty about the predictors beyond t...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke, Olufemi Mayowa Adetutu, Kazeem Adebayo Sunmola, Ayodele Aderemi Opadere, Nurat Kehinde Adeyemi and Daniel Alabi Soladoye
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:114
  33. Female reproductive tract dysbiosis impacts implantation. However, whether gut dysbiosis influences implantation failure and whether it accompanies reproductive tract dysbiosis remains scantly explored. Herein...

    Authors: Nayna Patel, Nidhi Patel, Sejal Pal, Neelam Nathani, Ramesh Pandit, Molina Patel, Niket Patel, Chaitanya Joshi and Bhavin Parekh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:113
  34. Cervical adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) was previously thought to be a subtype of cervical adenocarcinoma, but recent studies have found that the clinical features of the two diseases are different. Moreover, t...

    Authors: Yawen Liu, Haiyan Tu, Lingling Zhang, Meiling Zhong, Yanan Wang, Ling Li and Xiaojun Xiang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:112
  35. The COVID-19 pandemic may increase risk of intimate partner and sexual violence and make relevant services less accessible. This study explored the perspectives of intimate partner and sexual violence workers ...

    Authors: Sonia Michaelsen, Hervé Djiofack, Elisabeth Nombro, Olivier Ferlatte, Bilkis Vissandjée and Christina Zarowsky
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:111
  36. High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) causes 99% of cervical cancer cases. Despite available prevention methods through the HPV vaccine and two screening modalities, women continue to die from cervical cancer w...

    Authors: Annie Coriolan Ciceron, Min Jeong Jeon, Anne Kress Monroe, Michelle Elise Clausen, Manya Magnus and Daisy Le
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:110
  37. Violence against women is the most widespread kind of human rights violation, and it has been linked to a wide range of consequences. The most prominent psychosocial and mental health concern that has serious ...

    Authors: Wondale Getinet, Telake Azale, Eskedar Getie, Endalamaw Salelaw, Tadele Amare, Demeke Demilew, Alemu Lemma, Destaw Kibret, Abayneh Aklilu, Techalo Tensae, Mengesha Srahbzu and Shegaye Shumet
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:109
  38. To investigate the perceptions of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) and rehabilitation care amongst women after radical hysterectomy and to explore ways to improve quality of care.

    Authors: Yu-ting Lai, Ai-wu Lin, Zhi-hui Zheng, Ya-li Wang, Hong-hong Yu, Xin-yong Jiang and Li Ge
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:108
  39. About 210 million women become pregnant per year, with one out of every ten pregnancies terminating unsafely worldwide. In developing countries, unsafe induced abortion is a leading cause of maternal mortality...

    Authors: Mesfin Abebe, Abera Mersha, Nega Degefa, Feleke Gebremeskel, Etenesh Kefelew and Wondwosen Molla
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:107
  40. The overall clinical significance of the finding of endometrial abnormalities in predicting premalignant/malignant endometrial lesions is still incompletely determined. For this reason the management, surgical...

    Authors: Lodovico Patrizi, Carlo Ticconi, Barbara Borelli, Susanna Finocchiaro, Carlo Chiaramonte, Francesco Sesti, Alessandro Mauriello, Caterina Exacoustos and Luisa Casadei
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:106
  41. Postmenopausal women compliance to alendronate therapy is suboptimal due to the complex dosing requirements. The poor compliance may increase their potential of fractures and the prevalence of side effects. In...

    Authors: Asma Radwan, Naser Shraim, Josephean Elaraj, Anwar Hamad, Dana Fatayer, Bayan Jarar, Ayoub Johar and Areen Zriqah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:105
  42. Malignant epithelioid neoplasm with ACTB-GLI1 fusion are considered different from the more common pericytic lesions, such myopericytoma, because they have a spectrum of different genetic abnormalities. They a...

    Authors: Marco Ambrosio, Agnese Virgilio, Antonio Raffone, Alessandro Arena, Diego Raimondo, Andrea Alletto, Renato Seracchioli and Paolo Casadio
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:104

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Women's Health 2022 22:188

  43. Recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) after transvaginal mesh (TVM) implantation pelvic floor reconstruction surgery remains an unresolved problem in clinical practice. In this retrospective observational ...

    Authors: Zhenzhen Liu, Gaowa Sharen, Pan Wang, Liyuan Chen and Li Tan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:102

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