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  1. The aim of this study was first, to investigate whether women starting oral contraceptive (OC) use at a young age and before first birth have an increased risk for breast cancer and second, to report difficult...

    Authors: Elina Hemminki, Tapio Luostarinen, Eero Pukkala, Dan Apter and Timo Hakulinen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:9

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Spontaneous premature ovarian failure presents most commonly with secondary amenorrhea. Young women with the disorder are infertile and experience the symptoms and sequelae of estrogen deficiency. The mechanis...

    Authors: Kyoko Shibanuma, Zhi-Bin Tong, Vien H Vanderhoof, Konstantina Vanevski and Lawrence M Nelson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:8

    Content type: Research article

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  3. This study assessed women and providers' satisfaction with a new evidence-based antenatal care (ANC) model within the WHO randomized trial conducted in four developing countries. The WHO study was a randomized...

    Authors: Ana Langer, José Villar, Mariana Romero, Gustavo Nigenda, Gilda Piaggio, Chusri Kuchaisit, Georgina Rojas, Muneera Al-Osimi, José Miguel Belizán, Ubaldo Farnot, Yagob Al-Mazrou, Guillermo Carroli, Hassan Ba'aqeel, Pisake Lumbiganon, Alain Pinol, Per Bergsjö…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:7

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  4. The objective of this study was to study the association of early age at menopause with pulse pressure (PP), a marker of arterial stiffness, and PP change.

    Authors: Riitta Luoto, A Richey Sharrett, Marsha Eigenbrodt and Donna Arnett

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:6

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Women's health, traditionally defined, emphasises reproductive and maternal conditions without consideration of social contexts. Advocates urge a broader conceptualisation. The medical literature influences th...

    Authors: Jocalyn P Clark, Georgina D Feldberg and Paula A Rochon

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:5

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Over 300 therapies have been proposed for premenstrual syndrome. To date there has been only one survey conducted in the UK of PMS treatments prescribed by GPs, a questionnaire-based study by the National Asso...

    Authors: Katrina M Wyatt, Paul W Dimmock, Martin Frischer, Paul W Jones and Shaugn PM O'Brien

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:4

    Content type: Research article

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  7. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of a 24-month period of moderate exercise on serum lipids in menopausal women.

    Authors: Hiroko Sugiura, Haruo Sugiura, Kazue Kajima, Seyed Mohammad Mirbod, Hirotoshi Iwata and Toshio Matsuoka

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:3

    Content type: Research article

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  8. This investigation was undertaken to describe patient perception and awareness of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common cause of anovulation/oligoovulation among women of reproductive age.

    Authors: E Scott Sills, Mark Perloe, Michael J Tucker, Carolyn R Kaplan, Marc Georges Genton and Glenn L Schattman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2001 1:3

    Content type: Research article

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