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  1. Hysteroscopy is a common outpatient procedure but procedural pain limits its use. Music could be used as a pain-relieving intervention. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the eff...

    Authors: Mohamed Abd-ElGawad, Nada K. Abdelsattar, Mohamed Abdelmonem Kamel, Youstina Amin Sabri, Ethar Mohamed Fathy, Noha Abd El-Moez, Yasmeen Saeed Abdellatif and Ahmed A Metwally
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:360
  2. Despite efforts to increase cervical cancer screening access in rural Bolivia, uptake remains low. Bolivia has one of the highest cervical cancer mortality rates in the Americas. As it redoubles efforts to del...

    Authors: Armando Basagoitia, Sahai Burrowes, Maria Teresa Solis-Soto, Genevieve MacMillan and Sarah Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:359
  3. By creating an international emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic may have led to compromised reproductive health care, including family planning services, and thus increased unintended pregnancies and unsafe abor...

    Authors: Fatemeh Rezaei, Leila Amiri-Farahani, Shima Haghani, Sally Pezaro and Fereshteh Behmanesh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:357
  4. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally and the second most common cancer in low- to middle-income countries, and its screening rate is yet to reach the 70% WHO target. Most interven...

    Authors: Eunice Samuel Ari., Regidor III Poblete Dioso and John Obafemi Sotunsa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:356
  5. Women who experience complications in first pregnancy are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life. Little corresponding knowledge is available for complications in later pregnancies. Th...

    Authors: Abdu Kedir Seid, Nils-Halvdan Morken, Kari Klungsøyr, Liv Grimstvedt Kvalvik, Linn Marie Sorbye, Lars Johan Vatten and Rolv Skjærven
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:355
  6. Iodine deficiency is a global public health threat, affecting an estimated two billion people. The median urinary iodine concentration is more reliable in determining recent iodine intakes and the risks of iod...

    Authors: Agize Asfaw, Mifta Behailu, Abdu Oumer, Tigist Gebremariam and Kenzudin Asefa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:354
  7. Sexual violence is one of the most common problems in reproductive health that causes different traumatic events that lead to mental, social, and physical problems. Females with disabilities are subjected to m...

    Authors: Zelalem Tenaw, Taye Gari and Achamyelesh Gebretsadik
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:353
  8. Studies have proven that lack of access to menstruation products negatively affects school attendance, academic performance, and individual health. Implementing “period policies,” or programs offering free men...

    Authors: Meghana Rawat, Allison Novorita, Jaclyn Frank, Stevie Burgett, Risa Cromer, Audrey Ruple and Andrea L. DeMaria
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:351
  9. Menopause, defined as the cessation of menstruation for at least 12 months, is one of the important stages of a woman's life cycle. Some hormonal variations occur during the transition to menopause, which affe...

    Authors: Niloufar Haghshenas, Fatemeh Hosseini Baharanchi, Ebru Melekoglu, Mohammad Hassan Sohouli and Farzad Shidfar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:349
  10. One-fourth to one-third of women with endometriosis receiving first-line hormonal treatment lacks an adequate response in terms of resolution of painful symptoms. This phenomenon has been ascribed to “progeste...

    Authors: Giulia Emily Cetera, Camilla Erminia Maria Merli, Federica Facchin, Paola Viganò, Elisa Pesce, Francesca Caprara and Paolo Vercellini
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:347
  11. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate whether oral antibiotics (doxycycline and metronidazole) combined with intrauterine perfusion (gentamicin and dexamethasone) are beneficial for patients w...

    Authors: Nana Ma, Jiaxu Li, Junlei Zhang, Yufu Jin, Jiawei Wang, Weili Qin, Fu Hang and Aiping Qin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:344
  12. The scale-up of antiretroviral therapy programmes has resulted in increased life expectancy of people with HIV in Africa. Little is known of the menopausal experiences of African women, including those living ...

    Authors: Tafadzwa Madanhire, Samuel Hawley, Ethel Dauya, Tsitsi Bandason, Ruramayi Rukuni, Rashida A Ferrand and Celia L Gregson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:343
  13. Pelvic organ prolapse is an important public health issue that influences millions of women’s lives; through limitations on physical, social, and sexual activities as well as psychological distress. However, t...

    Authors: Zewdu Tefera, Belsity Temesgen, Mikyas Arega, Tmesgen Getaneh and Aynalem Belay
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:342
  14. The Sohkitehew (Strong Heart) Research Group, which included an Elders Advisory Committee of seven Nehiyawak (Cree) women, set out to bring Maskwacîs community members together to understand Nehiyawak women’s exp...

    Authors: Luwana Listener, Sue Ross, Richard Oster, Bonny Graham, Seth Heckman and Cora Voyageur
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:341
  15. The positive youth development program highlights the abilities of adolescents and young people. This concept emphasizes that teenagers are capable of making positive changes (such as: flexibility, Responsibil...

    Authors: Hassan Zareei mahmoodabadi z, Asieh ebrahimi and Razieh Heydari Sooreshjani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:340
  16. Deplorable and unconducive conditions in prisons present serious challenges to menstrual hygiene management. However, little is known about menstrual hygiene among incarcerated women in Uganda. Our study explo...

    Authors: Margaret Nabiryo, Miriam Ondia and Jonathan Izudi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:339
  17. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of disability and mortality among women in Africa. Despite a significant correlation between HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer, there is unacceptably low coverage of the uptake ...

    Authors: Meresa Berwo Mengesha, Tesfaye Temesgen Chekole and Hagos Degefa Hidru
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:338
  18. With the increasing number of young women surviving cancer and a growing trend among highly educated women to postpone childbearing for educational or professional pursuits, there is a rising demand for egg fr...

    Authors: Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi, Zohreh Behjati Ardakani, J. Catja Warmelink, Shima Haghani and Fahimeh Ranjbar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:336
  19. Cervical cancer screening (CCS) uptake remains low in poor countries. Few studies have assessed individual need and health system factors which facilitate/impede use of healthcare services, including CCS utili...

    Authors: Felistas Mpachika-Mfipa, Lucy Ida Kululanga, Dumisani Mfipa and Abigail Kazembe
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:334
  20. Every year, millions of women worldwide suffer in silence from pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) as an annoying health problem. Despite the high prevalence rate and negative effects of PFDs on the quality of life,...

    Authors: Sepideh Mashayekh-Amiri, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Fatemeh Rashidi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:333
  21. Low adherence to triage after positive screening is a widespread problem for cervical cancer screening programs in Low- and Middle-income Countries. Adherence to cytology-based triage can be challenging, espec...

    Authors: Melisa Paolino, Victoria Sánchez Antelo, Racquel E. Kohler, Kasisomayajula Viswanath and Silvina Arrossi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:332
  22. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may have positive physiological and psychological benefits for breast cancer survivors. However, few studies involved a combination of the relevant literatures to con...

    Authors: Yun-Chen Chang, Tzuhui Angie Tseng, Gen-Min Lin, Wen-Yu Hu, Chih-Kai Wang and Yuh-Ming Chang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:331
  23. Breast cancer is the most common female malignancy in the world. Nearly ninety percent of screening-detected breast cancers were diagnosed with earlier stages of 0 to II in Taiwan. It’s widely acknowledged tha...

    Authors: Hsin-Ju Han, Yuan-Chia Chu, Jane Wang, Yi-Chen Lai, Ling-Ming Tseng and Chi-Cheng Huang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:330
  24. In 2017 WHO reported that due to a lack of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) facilities, high costs, and ignorance, 2.3 billion girls and women worldwide do not manage their menstruation properly. This leads ...

    Authors: Yohannes Mulugeta Demmu, Gutema Mulatu Shifera, Galana Mamo Ayana, Dechasa Adare, Berhanu Yazew, Yohannes Tefera Damtew and Abraham Geremew
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:328
  25. Investigation of endometrioma size and its laterality on the quality of the embryo in patients with endometrioma compared to healthy subjects.

    Authors: Afsson Zareii, Elham Askary, Ameneh Ghahramani, Kefayat Chamanara, Alimohammad Keshtvarz Hesam Abadi and Azadeh Afzalzadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:327
  26. Breast cancer, as the most prevalent malignancy among women globally and in Iran, affects important aspects of the lives of the survivors of this condition, especially the quality of sexual life. Solution-focu...

    Authors: Mahshid Bokaie, Nafiseh Sadat Hejazi, Mirsaeed Jafari and Masoud Shabani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:326
  27. Pregnancy and the postpartum period are incredibly challenging for women living with the Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) due to the multidimensional influence of HIV infection. These women experience the c...

    Authors: Workie Zemene Worku, Telake Azale, Tadesse Awoke Ayele and Dawit Kassahun Mekonnen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:325
  28. Both for clinical and research purposes, it is critical that clinicians and researchers use a tool that is trans-culturally adapted and tested for its psychometric properties. The English version of the Pelvic...

    Authors: Melese Siyoum, Wondwosen Teklesilasie, Rahel Nardos, Biniyam Sirak and Ayalew Astatkie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:324
  29. Currently, optimal method of ovarian stimulation (OS) to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in the patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is unknown. The present research aims to study the efficiency of mi...

    Authors: Azar Yahyaei, Samira Vesali and Firouzeh Ghaffari
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:323
  30. Violence against women is one of the most widespread, persistent and detrimental violations of human rights in today’s world, which has not been reported in most cases due to impunity, silence, stigma and sham...

    Authors: Mina Shayestefar, Mohadese Saffari, Razieh Gholamhosseinzadeh, Monir Nobahar, Majid Mirmohammadkhani, Seyed Hossein Shahcheragh and Zahra Khosravi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:322
  31. Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is the first-line treatment approach for stress urinary incontinence. Creatine and leucine have been shown to improve muscle function. Our aim was to assess the effectivenes...

    Authors: Peter Takacs, Krisztina Pákozdy, Erzsébet Koroknai, Balázs Erdődi, Zoárd Krasznai and Bence Kozma
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:321
  32. Early marriage is highly prevalent in Bangladesh. It is linked with a range of adverse outcomes, including maternal and child mortality. However, research on regional variations and factors associated with ear...

    Authors: Md Arif Billah, Md. Mostaured Ali Khan, Syed Manzoor Ahmed Hanifi, M. Mofizul Islam and Md. Nuruzzaman Khan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:320
  33. Many people who menstruate in low- and middle-income countries struggle to manage their menstruation safely, hygienically, and with dignity. This is exacerbated in humanitarian settings with limited access to ...

    Authors: Aly Beeman, Joseph Kwesiga, Nicole Ippoliti, Tanya Bhandari, Geetika Pandya, Faith Anne Acam, Saehee Lee, Rebecca Hope, Theodora Gibbs and Jordan Levine
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:319
  34. The unmet need for family planning has been a public health concern in developing countries, especially in the south-east region. In India, the expanding roles of women has led to a growing need for family pla...

    Authors: Sushree Nibedita Panda, Manish Barik, Ardhendu Sekhar Acharya, Srikanta Kanungo and Sanghamitra Pati
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:318
  35. Ethiopian rural-urban disparities in key domains of health-related quality of life among women in reproductive age have been huge. However, sources of such inequalities were not studied well. Therefore, this s...

    Authors: Tigist Shumet and Nigatu Regassa Geda
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:317
  36. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) in the first trimester occurring after ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a rare condition and few cases are reported in the literature. Hyperestrogenism ma...

    Authors: Loris Marin, Guido Ambrosini, Ludovica Nuzzi, Giovanni Buzzaccarini, Federica Esposito, Giampiero Capobianco, Vito Chiantera, Antonio Simone Laganà and Alessandra Andrisani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:316
  37. Quality of life and marital satisfaction are important components of reproductive-age women’s health. This study aimed to compare the quality of life and marital satisfaction in women of reproductive age in Ir...

    Authors: Masomeh Khalili, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahalleh, Malihe Nasiri and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:315
  38. Researchers in the United States have created several models to predict persons most at risk for HIV. Many of these predictive models use data from all persons newly diagnosed with HIV, the majority of whom ar...

    Authors: Eleanor E. Friedman, Shivanjali Shankaran, Samantha A. Devlin, Ekta B. Kishen, Joseph A. Mason, Beverly E. Sha and Jessica P. Ridgway
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:313
  39. Younger women are often diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. Beliefs about risk are instrumental in motivating many health protective behaviours, but there may be confusion around which behaviour is appropri...

    Authors: Sarah Hindmarch, Louise Gorman, Rhiannon E. Hawkes, Sacha J. Howell and David P. French
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:312
  40. Post-abortion care (PAC) prevents death and complications caused by unsafe abortion which is widespread in Nigeria. Yet, there is sparse community-based evidence on women’s intention to seek PAC should they ha...

    Authors: Tosin Olajide Oni, Stephen Ayo Adebowale, Anuoluwapo Adeyimika Afolabi, Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi and Olufunmilayo Olufunmilola Banjo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:311

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