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  1. Menarche age is an important indicator of reproductive health of a woman or a community. In industrial societies, age at menarche has been declining over the last 150 years with a secular trend, and similar tr...

    Authors: Beatrice Odongkara Mpora, Thereza Piloya, Sylvia Awor, Thomas Ngwiri, Paul Laigong, Edison A Mworozi and Ze’ev Hochberg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:66
  2. A decline in HIV prevalence among female sex workers (FSWs) has been reported from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh between the two rounds of integrated biological and behavioural assessment (IBBA) surveys i...

    Authors: G Anil Kumar, Rakhi Dandona, Michel Alary and Lalit Dandona
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:65
  3. The relationship between infection with high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer is transforming prevention through HPV vaccination and HPV oncogenic testing. In Ireland, a national ...

    Authors: Judith McRae, Cara Martin, John O’Leary and Linda Sharp
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:64
  4. Domestic violence during pregnancy is a serious public health issue which threatens maternal and foetal health outcomes. The aim of the study was to explore prevalence of domestic violence among pregnant women in...

    Authors: Hafrún Finnbogadóttir, Anna-Karin Dykes and Christine Wann-Hansson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:63
  5. High levels of physical activity (PA) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are each associated with a favorable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk profile. However, the relationship between CRF and obesity is st...

    Authors: Wenfei Zhu, Steven P Hooker, Yuliang Sun, Minhao Xie, Hao Su and Jianmin Cao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:62
  6. The question of whether personality traits influence health has long been a focus for research and discussion. Therefore, this study was undertaken to examine possible associations between personality traits a...

    Authors: Malin André, Eva Billstedt, Calle Bengtsson, Tore Hällström, Lauren Lissner, Ingmar Skoog, Valter Sundh, Margda Waern and Cecilia Björkelund
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:61
  7. The Compassionate Care Benefit was implemented in Canada in 2004 to support employed informal caregivers, the majority of which we know are women given the gendered nature of caregiving. In order to examine ho...

    Authors: Sarah Dykeman and Allison M Williams
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:60
  8. There is a lack of research about the experiences of participating in weight-reducing interventions. The aim of this study was to explore barriers and facilitators to weight-loss experienced by participants in...

    Authors: Anne Hammarström, Anncristine Fjellman Wiklund, Bernt Lindahl, Christel Larsson and Christina Ahlgren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:59
  9. Previous studies on domestic violence in Indonesia have focused primarily on women’s experiences and little research has been undertaken to understand men’s views on domestic violence or their involvement in t...

    Authors: Elli N Hayati, Maria Emmelin and Malin Eriksson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:58
  10. Moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects 8–20 percent of premenopausal women. Previous studies suggest that high dietary vitamin D intake may reduce risk. However, vitamin D status is influenced ...

    Authors: Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson, Susan E Hankinson, Nancy G Forger, Sally I Powers, Walter C Willett, Susan R Johnson and JoAnn E Manson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:56
  11. Vegan diet has been associated with lower risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality, partly due to its effects on serum lipid profiles. Lipid profiles [high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), low den...

    Authors: Yee-Wen Huang, Zhi-Hong Jian, Hui-Chin Chang, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Pei-Chieh Ko, Chia-Chi Lung, Long-Yau Lin, Chien-Chang Ho, Yi-Chen Chiang and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:55
  12. Unintended pregnancy is a complex phenomenon which raise to take an emergency decision. Low contraceptive prevalence and high user failure rates are the leading causes of this unexpected situation. High user f...

    Authors: Mohammad Shohel, Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman, Asif Zaman, Mir Muhammad Nasir Uddin, Md Mamun Al-Amin and Hasan Mahmud Reza
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:54
  13. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is used to describe physical, cognitive, affective, and behavioral symptoms that occur cyclically during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and resolve quickly at or within a f...

    Authors: Fikru Wakjira Tolossa and Mebratu Legesse Bekele
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:52
  14. Physical activity is prescribed as a component of primary management for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). This study investigates the association between physical activity and mental health as well as the exe...

    Authors: Lauren K Banting, Melanie Gibson-Helm, Remco Polman, Helena J Teede and Nigel K Stepto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:51
  15. Induced abortion is one of the greatest human rights dilemmas of our time. Yet, abortion is a very common experience in every culture and society. According to the World Health Organization, Ethiopia had the f...

    Authors: Amha Admasie Gelaye, Kalemelekot Nigussie Taye and Tesfa Mekonen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:50
  16. About half of women decrease their regular exercise during middle age. Concurrently, they experience a reduction in basal metabolic rate and loss of lean muscle as they transition to menopause. The combined ef...

    Authors: Deanne McArthur, Alex Dumas, Kirsten Woodend, Sarah Beach and Dawn Stacey
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:49
  17. Coffee and its compounds have been proposed to inhibit endometrial carcinogenesis. Studies in the Norwegian population can be especially interesting due to the high coffee consumption and increasing incidence ...

    Authors: Oxana Gavrilyuk, Tonje Braaten, Guri Skeie, Elisabete Weiderpass, Vanessa Dumeaux and Eiliv Lund
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:48
  18. Despite extensive literature demonstrating differing experiences in menopause around the world, documentation of the experience of menopause in Australian Aboriginal women is scarce, and thus their menopausal ...

    Authors: Janelle R Jurgenson, Emma K Jones, Emma Haynes, Charmaine Green and Sandra C Thompson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:47
  19. Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub Saharan Africa with high total fertility rate, and high maternal and child mortality rates. In sub Saharan African countries, including Ethiopia, even though...

    Authors: Gizachew Abdissa Bulto, Tatek Abate Zewdie and Teresa Kisi Beyen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:46
  20. In addition to an increased risk for chronic illnesses, obese individuals suffer from social stigmatization and discrimination, and severely obese people may experience greater risk of impaired psychosocial an...

    Authors: Sadaf Koohkan, Denise Schaffner, Brandy J Milliron, Ingrid Frey, Daniel König, Peter Deibert, Mara Vitolins and Aloys Berg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:45
  21. Cervical cancer is the leading female cancer in Bhutan. This study describes the level of cervical cancer knowledge and screening behaviors among female university graduates attending the National Graduate Ori...

    Authors: Tshering Dhendup and Pandup Tshering
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:44
  22. The desire of many young women to become parents may be influenced by the premium placed on children by society. In Africa, children are highly valued for social, cultural and economic reasons. Infertile and c...

    Authors: Abass Alhassan, Abdul Razak Ziblim and Sirina Muntaka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:42
  23. Breast cancer-preventive behaviors are critical for community and women’s health. Although many studies have addressed women’s knowledge and attitudes toward breast cancer, little information is available abou...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Ali Montazeri, Fereshteh Majlessi, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Saharnaz Nedjat and Davoud Shojaeizadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:41
  24. High fertility and wide inequality in wealth distribution are phenomenal problems in sub-Saharan Africa. Modern Contraceptives (MC) are useful for limiting fertility, but are not always easily accessible in Ma...

    Authors: Stephen A Adebowale, Sunday A Adedini, Latifat D Ibisomi and Martin E Palamuleni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:40
  25. sub-Saharan Africa continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV/AIDS epidemic due to its large population, high fertility rate and unmet contraceptive need, most especially with poor uptake of dual methods (use...

    Authors: Lucky O Lawani, Azubuike K Onyebuchi and Chukwuemeka A Iyoke
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:39
  26. Considering the fact that, due to recent evidence, many women no longer prefer hormone replacement therapy, it is especially important to develop intervention options to alleviate menopausal symptoms. Although...

    Authors: Makbule Neslisah Tan, Mehtap Kartal and Dilek Guldal
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:38
  27. Despite evidence that HIV positive women may suffer higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, human papillomavirus infection, and some types of cancer, the provision of preventive health services to HIV positiv...

    Authors: Sara E Simonsen, Deanna Kepka, Joan Thompson, Echo L Warner, Maggie Snyder and Kristen M Ries
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:37
  28. Pelvic adhesions are found in up to 50% of women with CPP during investigative surgeries and adhesiolysis is often performed as part of their management although the causal or casual association of adhesions, ...

    Authors: Ying C Cheong, Isobel Reading, Sarah Bailey, Khaled Sadek, William Ledger and Tin C Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:36
  29. As silent and preventable in nature, postmenopausal osteoporosis awareness should be raised among young women prior to an irreversible period of declining bone mass. We therefore decided to assess the inter-co...

    Authors: Ploynin Puttapitakpong, Sukanya Chaikittisilpa, Krasean Panyakhamlerd, Chaichana Nimnuan, Unnop Jaisamrarn and Nimit Taechakraichana
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:35
  30. An increasing number of dialysis patients have returned to dialysis after renal graft loss, and the transition in disease state could likely be associated with reduced health related quality of life (HRQOL). F...

    Authors: Nanna von der Lippe, Bård Waldum, Tone-Brit Hortemo Østhus, Anna Varberg Reisæter and Ingrid Os
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:34
  31. A better understanding of the factors that influence mammography screening attendance is needed to improve the effectiveness of these screening programs. The objective of the study was to examine whether psych...

    Authors: Magdalena Lagerlund, Jessica M Sontrop and Sophia Zackrisson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:33
  32. The impact of COPD on patient’s quality of life is well established, but gender differences have received little attention.

    Authors: Chantal Raherison, Isabelle Tillie-Leblond, Anne Prudhomme, Camille Taillé, Elisabeth Biron, Cecilia Nocent-Ejnaini, Benigne Mathieu and Juliette Ostinelli
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:31
  33. The current conflict in Syria continues to displace thousands to neighboring countries, including Lebanon. Information is needed to provide adequate health and related services particularly to women in this di...

    Authors: Amelia Reese Masterson, Jinan Usta, Jhumka Gupta and Adrienne S Ettinger
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:25
  34. Cervical cancer is the most frequent cancer of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nevertheless, the level of women’s awareness about cervical cancer is unknown. Knowledge, attitude and practice (...

    Authors: Catherine Ali-Risasi, Paul Mulumba, Kristien Verdonck, Davy Vanden Broeck and Marleen Praet
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:30
  35. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths among women in Nepal. The long symptom to diagnosis interval means that women have advanced disease at presentation. The aim of this study was to i...

    Authors: Deepak Gyenwali, Gita Khanal, Rajan Paudel, Archana Amatya, Jitendra Pariyar and Sharad Raj Onta
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:29
  36. Women can choose from a range of contraceptive methods that differ in important ways. Inadequate decision support may lead them to select a method that poorly fits their circumstances, leading to dissatisfacti...

    Authors: Kirk D Wyatt, Ryan T Anderson, Douglas Creedon, Victor M Montori, John Bachman, Patricia Erwin and Annie LeBlanc
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:28
  37. Population-based breast cancer screening programs were implemented to reduce breast cancer mortality and to improve recovery chances. Breast cancer screening participation among migrant women differs from that...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Berens, Lisa Stahl, Yüce Yilmaz-Aslan, Odile Sauzet, Jacob Spallek and Oliver Razum
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:24
  38. Primary care physicians are frequently faced with the challenge of evaluating primary amenorrhea in adolescent girls. Approximately 15% of these women have abnormal genital examination, with Müllerian agenesis...

    Authors: Flora Bacopoulou, George Creatsas, George P Chrousos, Nikoleta Papanikolaou and Efthimios Deligeoroglou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:23
  39. Low-income urban working mothers face many challenges in their domestic, environmental, and working conditions that may affect their mental health. In India, a high prevalence of mental health disorders has be...

    Authors: Sandra Mary Travasso, Divya Rajaraman and Sally Jody Heymann
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:22
  40. Vocal local (VL) is a non-pharmacological pain management technique for gynecological procedures. In Africa, it is usually used in combination with pharmacological analgesics. However, analgesics are associate...

    Authors: Sarah C Keogh, Kenzo Fry, Edwin Mbugua, Mark Ayallo, Heidi Quinn, George Otieno and Thoai D Ngo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:21
  41. Although uterine prolapse (UP) occurs commonly in Nepal, little is known about the physical health and care-seeking practices of women with UP. This study aimed to explore women’s experiences of UP and its eff...

    Authors: Binjwala Shrestha, Sharad Onta, Bishnu Choulagai, Amod Poudyal, Durga Prasad Pahari, Aruna Uprety, Max Petzold and Alexandra Krettek
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:20
  42. Postnatal care is essential to save the life of the mother and newborn. Knowledge on the determinants of postnatal care assists the policy makers to design, justify and implement appropriate interventions. The...

    Authors: Vishnu Khanal, Mandira Adhikari, Rajendra Karkee and Tania Gavidia
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:19
  43. The health of females is more at risk during disasters. Studies that focus on the comparison of males and time span are few. This article focuses on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of female victims...

    Authors: Ying Liang and Runxia Cao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:18
  44. Reproductive events may affect the onset of chronic diseases. We examined the possible association between reproductive parameters and intima media thickness (IMT) or carotid plaques in the common carotid arte...

    Authors: Doris Stöckl, Annette Peters, Barbara Thorand, Margit Heier, Wolfgang Koenig, Jochen Seissler, Joachim Thiery, Wolfgang Rathmann and Christa Meisinger
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:17

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