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  1. Reproductive decision-making is difficult for BRCA-positive women. Our objective was to assess the complexities of decision-making and identify decisional supports for patients and providers when discussing re...

    Authors: E. S. Dason, L. Drost, E. M. Greenblatt, A. S. Scheer, J. Han, M. Sobel, L. Allen, M. Jacobson, T. Doshi, E. Wolff, E. McMahon and C. A. Jones
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:506
  2. Malignant tumors of reproductive system seriously threaten women’s life and health. We analyzed the changes in mortality and disease burden of cervical cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer in China from 2...

    Authors: Xiting Han, Zhihong Wang, Dongmei Huang, Kehong Deng, Qian Wang, Cancan Li and Jicun Zhu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:504
  3. Vaginally assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (VALS) refers to the placement of synthetic meshes through the vagina in addition to traditional laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy. In this study, we aimed to investiga...

    Authors: Tuo Deng, Su Wang, Xuezao Liang, Liquan Chen, Yanli Wen, Xiaowei Zhang and Lizhen Xu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:503
  4. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer worldwide and is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in 23 countries and the most common cause of death in 36 countries, mostly from Sub-Saharan African countr...

    Authors: Sabri Kurtay, Khadija Yusuf Ali and Ahmed Issak Hussein
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:501
  5. Hormonal, biochemical, and metabolic changes after menopause may alter the quality of life of women, leading to vasomotor, psychological, and genitourinary symptoms, and changes in their gut microbiota, which ...

    Authors: Thayane Christine Alves da Silva, Jennefer Aparecida dos Santos Gonçalves, Laura Alves Cota e Souza, Angélica Alves Lima and R. Guerra-Sá
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:499
  6. The incidents of second primary malignancy (SPM) is increasing among breast cancer (BC) patients with long-term progression, adversely affecting survival. The purpose of this study was to screen independent ov...

    Authors: Ling Yuan, Yichen Chen, Xiaopan Li, Hua Jin and Jianwei Shi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:498
  7. Most genital fistulas result from prolonged, obstructed labor or surgical complications. Other causes include trauma (from accidents, traditional healers, or sexual violence), radiation, carcinoma, infection, ...

    Authors: Carrie J. Ngongo, Thomas J.I.P. Raassen, Marietta Mahendeka, Ladeisha Lombard, Jos van Roosmalen and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:497
  8. COVID 19 pandemic has challenged the resilience of the most effective health systems in the world. The Ethiopian Ministry of health tried to ensure the continuation of essential maternal health services during...

    Authors: Amare Zewdie, Ayenew Mose, Ali Yimer, Tamirat Melis, Ahmed Nuru Muhamed and Abdurezak Kemal Jemal
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:496
  9. Overweight /obesity is a global public health concern. It is higher among women than men in most continents of the world. This study aimed to determine the spatiotemporal distribution and determinants of chang...

    Authors: Melkalem Mamuye Azanaw, Edgeit Abebe Zewde, Alemayehu Digssie Gebremariam, Fentaw Teshome Dagnaw, Dessalegn Tesfa Asnakew, Ermias Sisay Chanie, Dejen Getaneh Feleke and Sofonyas Abebaw Tiruneh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:494
  10. Literature review has showed that family functioning is positively associated with satisfaction with life. However, the internal mechanisms of this relationship are still unclear, especially during the COVID-1...

    Authors: Salman Zarei and Khadijeh Fooladvand
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:493
  11. Chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA), although generally reversible, is felt as extremely distressing by patients with breast cancer. A certified medical device (Capelli Naturali a Contatto®—CNC®) was produced to ...

    Authors: Alessandra Petruzzi, Anna Maria Mancuso, Sara Alfieri, Antonella Esposito, Gabriele Infante, Rosalba Miceli, Stefano Ospitali, Carla Ida Ripamonti and Claudia Borreani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:492
  12. Endometrioid Stromal Sarcomas are an infrequent group of mesenchymal tumors that we must take into account in the differential diagnosis despite representing only 0.2% of tumors of the female genital tract, as...

    Authors: Ana Isabel Bueno Moral, José Carlos Vilches Jiménez, Carmen Martínez Bañón, Manuel Jesús Díaz Huesca, Miriam Valenzuela González and Jesús S. Jiménez López
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:491
  13. The qualitative study explored the feasibility and acceptability of potential mHealth intervention for women living in low socio-economic areas to increase the uptake of family planning. The study also examine...

    Authors: Farina Gul Abrejo, Romaina Iqbal and Sarah Saleem
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:490
  14. The use of Method Information Index (MII) indicates whether women contraceptive users receive adequate information about all available contraceptive methods, side effects of the methods, and how to deal with t...

    Authors: Meiwita P. Budiharsana, Wiji Wahyuningsih and Peter Heywood
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:489
  15. This study evaluated the prognostic value of the Silva pattern system for invasive endocervical adenocarcinoma (EAC) by analysing its association with clinical and pathological features to provide more appropr...

    Authors: Xiao Li, Shujie Pang, Yan Shen and Pengpeng Qu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:488
  16. Although an increase in health facility delivery in Ethiopia over time, adolescent women giving birth at health facilities is still low. Health facility delivery is crucial to improving the health of women and...

    Authors: Asaye Alamneh Gebeyehu, Dejen Gedamu Damtie and Chalachew Yenew
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:487
  17. Low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) bear a disproportionate burden of cervical cancer mortality. We aimed to identify what is currently known about barriers to cervical cancer screening among women in LMIC...

    Authors: Z. Petersen, A. Jaca, T. G. Ginindza, G. Maseko, S. Takatshana, P. Ndlovu, N. Zondi, N. Zungu, C. Varghese, G. Hunting, G. Parham, P. Simelela and S. Moyo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:486
  18. Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death and one of the top 20 causes of death among women in Ethiopia. Cervical cancer screening service has a vital value to reduce morbidity and mo...

    Authors: Temesgen Dessalegne Legasu, Kibir Temesgen, Zenebe Tefera Ayele, Moges Sisay Chekole, Fekade Demeke Bayou, Jemberu Chane Fetene, Abebe Tadesse Tibebu, Birhan Tsegaw Taye and Mohammed Ahmed Ali
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:484
  19. Spirometry is a commonly used lung function test. It assesses respiratory functions by measuring the air volume and the rate at which a person can exhale from lungs filled to their total capacity. The most hel...

    Authors: Jacktan Josephat Ruhighira, Fredirick L. Mashili, Alexander Mtemi Tungu and Simon Mamuya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:483
  20. Non-pharmacological interventions are the first line of Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) management. Community-based interventions are cheaper, more accessible, with higher patient satisfaction.

    Authors: Chinonso Nwamaka Igwesi-Chidobe, Peace Chioma Okechi, Grace Nneoma Emmanuel and Benjamin C. Ozumba
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:482
  21. Primary ovarian insufficiency is menopause before the age of 40. It can affect the quality of life of afflicted women. Because there is no instrument available for measuring the quality of life of these women,...

    Authors: Samira Golezar, Zohreh Keshavarz, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Abbas Ebadi, Farid Zayeri and Mohammad Hossein Golezar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:481
  22. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is increasingly used among in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles without male factor infertility. For couples with prolonged infertility duration, the preferred inseminati...

    Authors: Liting Zhang, He Cai, Wei Li, Li Tian and Juanzi Shi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:480
  23. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the body mass index (BMI) on laboratory, clinical outcomes and treatment costs of assisted reproduction, as there are still controversial and inconclusive...

    Authors: Victoria Campos Dornelles, Marta Ribeiro Hentschke, Mariangela Badalotti, Isadora Badalotti Telöken, Vanessa Devens Trindade, Bibiana Cunegatto, Natália Fontoura de Vasconcelos, Bartira Ercília Pinheiro da Costa, Alvaro Petracco and Alexandre Vontobel Padoin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:479
  24. Family planning (FP) is an effective strategy to prevent unintended pregnancies of adolescents. We aimed at identifying the socio-demographic factors underlying the low use of contraceptive methods by teenage ...

    Authors: Dieudonné M. Mpunga, Faustin M. Chenge, Thérèse NM. Mambu, Pierre Z. Akilimali, Mala A. Mapatano and Gilbert U. Wembodinga
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:478
  25. Pelvic floor muscle exercise (PFME) is a first-line treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but adherence to PFME is often problematic. The aim of this study was to better understand the attitudes and...

    Authors: Wilai Sawettikamporn, Sirirat Sarit-apirak and Jittima Manonai
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:477
  26. This retrospective study evaluated the clinical features of perineal endometriosis (PEM) and established a prognostic nomogram for recurrence probability in patients treated with surgical resection.

    Authors: Shiyang Zhu, Zhiyue Gu, Xiaoyan Li, Yi Dai, Jinghua Shi and Jinhua Leng
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:476

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  27. The women-friendly care approach focuses on women’s rights to have access to quality care for themselves as individuals, as mothers, and for their infants. However, access to quality health services is not gua...

    Authors: Chala Kene, Yohannes Tekalegn, Diriba Dibaba, Mujib Abdella, Genet Fikadu, Daniel Atlaw, Degefa Gomora, Girma Geta, Kenbon Seyoum, Sintayehu Hailu, Neway Ejigu, Biniyam Sahiledengle and Alelign Tasew
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:475
  28. Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) refers to the decline and cessation of ovarian functions in women under 40 years of age. Melatonin (MT) acts as a protective for the ovary. This study elucidated the role ...

    Authors: Di Wu, Wenjie Zhao, Chengjuan Xu, Xin Zhou, Xia Leng and Yanmin Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:474
  29. Whether women’s physical function in mid-life is related to their reproductive age is not known. The objectives of this study were to examine and compare changes in physical function in women by reproductive a...

    Authors: Fanny Kilpi, Ana Goncalves Soares, Gemma L. Clayton, Abigail Fraser, Paul Welsh, Naveed Sattar, Scott M. Nelson, Kate Tilling and Deborah A. Lawlor
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:473
  30. To explore the differentials of postpartum contraceptive adoption between rural and urban poor after adjusting for utilization of MCH services and other selected socioeconomic and demographic covariates.

    Authors: Ujjaval Srivastava, Arvind Pandey, Pragya Singh and Kaushalendra Kumar Singh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:472
  31. Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease that has various clinical outcomes. Bax-interacting factor-1 (Bif-1) is a member of the endophilin B family that generates the pro-apoptotic BCL2-Associated X (BAX) protei...

    Authors: Kazhaleh Mohammadi, Mahdieh Salimi, S. Abdolhamid Angaji, Arthur Saniotis and Foroozandeh Mahjoobi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:471
  32. Pentamidine has been reported to have many pharmacological effects including anti- protozoal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor activities. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential therapeutic rol...

    Authors: Lin Lin, Yunan Gao, Xiaochen Hu, Jiabao Ouyang and Chunbo Liu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:470
  33. The burden of HIV is disproportionately higher among women of reproductive age contributing more than half of the global share. The situation in Ethiopia is not exceptional. The present study was done to deter...

    Authors: Workie Zemene Worku, Telake Azale, Tadesse Awoke Ayele and Dawit Kassahun Mekonnen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:468
  34. Obstetric fistula has been a major maternal health challenges in low and middle-income countries, especially in Ethiopia, due to high child marriage and poor access to healthcare. Obstetric fistula is common a...

    Authors: Meskerem Tsega Dejen, Tesfaye Assebe Yadeta, Getnet Gedefaw Azeze, Asmamaw Demis Bizuneh, Getahun Tiruye and Agumasie Semahegn
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:467
  35. As postmenopausal osteoporotic fractures can cause higher rates of disability and mortality in women; it is essential to analyze the factors associated with primary and recurrent fractures in postmenopausal os...

    Authors: Xiaonan Zhu, Lin Chen, Ling Pan, Yuexi Zeng, Qiang Fu, Yanbin Liu, Yongde Peng, Yufan Wang and Li You
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:465
  36. Unintended pregnancy predisposes women to unsafe abortion, malnutrition, mental illness, and even death. Though adolescent girls and young women are at higher risk of unintended pregnancy, there is a paucity o...

    Authors: Hiwotie Getaneh Ayalew, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Misganaw Gebrie Worku, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Tesfa Sewunet Alamneh, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Yigizie Yeshaw and Adugnaw Zeleke Alem
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:464
  37. Since liberalization of the Ethiopian abortion law, there have been significant improvements in the availability and utilization of facility-based abortion services in the country. However, nearly half of abor...

    Authors: Bekalu Mossie Chekol, Sally Dijkerman, Samuel Muluye and Dereje Wondimu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:463
  38. Cervical cancer is a global public health problem & is the fourth leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality. Abnormal cervical lesion is common in commercial sex workers and is at a higher risk of develo...

    Authors: Habitu Birhan Eshetu, Kegnie Shitu and Simegnew Handebo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:462
  39. Pregnancy complications affect over one quarter of Australian pregnancies, and this group of mothers is vulnerable and more likely to experience adverse cardiometabolic health outcomes in the postpartum period...

    Authors: Emily Aldridge, K. Oliver Schubert, Maleesa Pathirana, Susan Sierp, Shalem Y. Leemaqz, Claire T. Roberts, Gustaaf A. Dekker and Margaret A. Arstall
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:461
  40. The World Health Organization recommends that programs that seek to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes actively involve men during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. However, there is little evid...

    Authors: Anastasia J. Gage, Francine E. Wood, Madeline Woo and Rianne Gay
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:460
  41. We evaluated a novel disposable, collapsible, ring-shaped vaginal device that is self-inserted within an applicator and removed with a string. The device was developed to overcome the drawbacks of existing rin...

    Authors: Elan Ziv and Tsvia Erlich
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:459
  42. Cervical cancer is often associated with malignant ureteral obstruction and consequent hydronephrosis. Hydronephrosis caused in this way can be resolved by placing ureteral stents or performing a percutaneous ...

    Authors: Nebojsa Prijovic, Bojan Cegar, Vladimir Cvetic, Veljko Santric, Branko Stankovic and Jovan Radojevic
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:458
  43. Gonadal hormones can modify immune function, which may impact susceptibility to infectious diseases, including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). There is limited knowledge about how hormonal contraceptives (...

    Authors: Lisa B. Haddad, Gina Bailey Herring, C. Christina Mehta, Tyree Staple, Marisa R. Young, Sakthivel Govindaraj, Vijayakumar Velu and Alicia K. Smith
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:456
  44. Endometriosis (EMS) is confirmed pathophysiologically to be an estrogen-dependent disease, similar to endometrial hyperplasia/cancer and breast cancer. Epidemiological and biological data on endometriosis migh...

    Authors: Jiatian Ye, Hongling Peng, Xia Huang and Xiaorong Qi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:455

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