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  1. Obstetric fistula is an abnormal connection between the vagina and rectum and/or bladder, which leads to continuous urinary or fecal incontinence. It is a serious problem in the world poorest countries, where ...

    Authors: Leltework Yismaw, Kassahun Alemu, Abebaw Addis and Muluneh Alene

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:5

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Cancer screening programs hold much potential for reducing the cervical cancer disease burden in developing countries. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of mobile health (mHealth) phone te...

    Authors: Jennifer Moodley, Deborah Constant, Matthys H. Botha, Frederick H. van der Merwe, Amanda Edwards and Mariette Momberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:2

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  3. There is little data on Trichomonas vaginalis infection in Ghana. This study evaluated the prevalence of trichomoniasis using different diagnostic methods and determined the risk factors for infection in patients...

    Authors: Richard Harry Asmah, Rita Ofosuaa Agyeman, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Harriet Blankson, Georgina Awuah-Mensah, Momodou Cham, Listowell Asare and Patrick Ferdinand Ayeh-Kumi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:206

    Content type: Research article

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  4. To compare potential factors associated with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) versus ovarian endometrioma (OMA) among endometriosis patients in China.

    Authors: Yi Dai, Yingfang Zhou, Xinmei Zhang, Min Xue, Pengran Sun, Jinhua Leng and Charles Chapron

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:205

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Most studies on female sexual dysfunction are performed in population inventories and under specific clinical conditions. These approaches are performed using validated psychometric scales. Different scales to...

    Authors: Christiane Kelen Lucena da Costa, Maria Helena Constantino Spyrides and Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de Sousa

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:204

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Osteoporosis is a skeletal metabolic disorder characterized by low bone mineral density (BMD) and reduced bone strength leading to higher bone fractures risk. The present study attempted to investigate the eff...

    Authors: Hamid Arazi, Mahbobeh Samadpour and Ehsan Eghbali

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:202

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In Mozambique, both the government and partners have undertaken efforts over the last decade to improve FP (family planning) services, especially through training health care providers and promoting the uptake...

    Authors: Anna Galle, Heleen Vermandere, Sally Griffin, Málica de Melo, Lino Machaieie, Dirk Van Braeckel and Olivier Degomme

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:201

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  8. Previous studies have shown that woman attending their first cervical screening or colposcopy appointment experience negative emotions, primarily anxiety and fear. With the introduction of the Human Papillomav...

    Authors: Ailie Young, Seonaidh Cotton and Margaret Eleanor Cruickshank

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:200

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The purpose of this comprehensive meta-analysis was to assess the association of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) expression with overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS)/progression-free survival (P...

    Authors: Yan Xia, Xuemin Wei, Hui Gong and Yunxiang Ni

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:199

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Despite efforts at curbing maternal morbidity and mortality, developing countries are still burdened with high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality. Ethiopia is not an exception and has one of the world’s...

    Authors: Gezahegn Tesfaye, Deborah Loxton, Catherine Chojenta, Nega Assefa and Roger Smith

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:198

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Early diagnosis and efficient management of Chronic Endometritis (CE) in patients seeking fertility treatment are two components every practitioner wishes to address. With respect to endometrial restoration, a...

    Authors: Konstantinos Sfakianoudis, Mara Simopoulou, Yorgos Nikas, Anna Rapani, Nikolaos Nitsos, Katerina Pierouli, Athanasios Pappas, Agni Pantou, Christina Markomichali, Michael Koutsilieris and Konstantinos Pantos

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:197

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Lifestyle, in particular obesity and smoking has significant impacts on fertility and an important focus for the treatment of reproductive failures is the optimisation of periconceptional lifestyle behaviours....

    Authors: Ka Ying Bonnie Ng, Susan Wellstead, Ying Cheong and Nick Macklon

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:196

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Women have been assuming more responsibilities and higher positions in major companies, which exposes them to high levels of stress. Higher perceived work stress is related to higher emotional reactivity. Diff...

    Authors: Fernanda B. C. Pires, Shirley S. Lacerda, Joana B. Balardin, Bruna Portes, Patrícia R. Tobo, Carla R. C. Barrichello, Edson Amaro Jr and Elisa H. Kozasa

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:195

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Unplanned pregnancy is a significant problem in Australia. Local data pertaining to use of the levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine device (LNG-IUD), and associated factors are limited. The aim of this analy...

    Authors: Amie L. Bingham, Cameryn C. Garrett, Christine Bayly, Anne M. Kavanagh, Louise A. Keogh, Rebecca J. Bentley and Jane S. Hocking

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:194

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  15. The postpartum period is an opportune time for contraception adoption, as women have extended interaction with the reproductive healthcare system and therefore more opportunity to learn about and adopt contrac...

    Authors: Nerissa Nance, Lauren Ralph, Nancy Padian, Frances Cowan, Raluca Buzdugan, Angela Mushavi, Agnes Mahomva and Sandra I McCoy

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:193

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The French national cancer institute (INCa) conducted a series of studies to assist decision-making in view of the implementation of organised cervical cancer screening that will be launched in 2018. The progr...

    Authors: Sylviane Darquy, Grégoire Moutel, Odile Jullian, Stéphanie Barré and Nathalie Duchange

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:192

    Content type: Debate

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  17. Women’s sexuality may be adversely affected during the menopausal transition. This exploratory qualitative study was conducted to explore how women assign meaning to and process sexual motivation during the me...

    Authors: Zeinab Javadivala, Effat Merghati-Khoei, Carol Underwood, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Hamid Allahverdipour

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:191

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  18. Contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) for married women aged 15–49 in Ethiopia is 36%, with 35% using modern methods and 1% using traditional methods. However, the discontinuation rate is fairly high. Women usua...

    Authors: Nigisti Belete, Ayalnesh Zemene, Hadgay Hagos and Abere Yekoye

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:190

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Early discontinuation of the Implanon contraceptive method and reasons for such discontinuation remains a major concern for family planning programs. In less developed countries, contraceptive discontinuation ...

    Authors: Abreham Nageso and Achamyelesh Gebretsadik

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:189

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Spontaneous miscarriage is the most common complication of pregnancy, occurring in up to 20% of pregnancies. Despite the prevalence of miscarriage, little is known regarding peoples’ awareness and understandin...

    Authors: Indra San Lazaro Campillo, Sarah Meaney, Jacqueline Sheehan, Rachel Rice and Keelin O’Donoghue

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:188

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) coverage has been low in Ethiopia and the service has been implemented in a fragmented manner. Solutions to this problem have mainly been sought on the su...

    Authors: Elias Asfaw Zegeye, Josue Mbonigaba and Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:187

    Content type: Research article

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  22. To investigate the impact of follicular flushing on the number of oocytes retrieved and embryo quality and to determine the optimal number of flushings for poor ovarian responders (PORs) undergoing in vitro fe...

    Authors: Yu Xiao, Yong Wang, Min Wang and Kai Liu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:186

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Women at an increased risk of ovarian cancer often have to decide for or against the surgical removal of their healthy ovaries to reduce their cancer risk. This decision can be extremely difficult. Despite thi...

    Authors: Anne Herrmann, Alix Hall and Anthony Proietto

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:184

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Menstruation is a universal aspect of human female reproductive life. Management of menstrual flow presents hygiene challenges to girls and women in low-income countries, especially when they first start their...

    Authors: L. Lewis Wall, Kibrom Teklay, Alem Desta and Shewaye Belay

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:183

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Early and late age at menarche are associated with risk of hypertension, but little is known whether modifiable lifestyle can reduce this risk.

    Authors: Liqiong Guo, Cheng Peng, Hui Xu, Ander Wilson, Peng-hui Li, Hao Wang, Hongbin Liu, Lilin Shen, Xi Chen, Xiuying Qi, Nai-jun Tang, Timothy M. Barrow and Hyang-Min Byun

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:182

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  26. Individuals with high sexual compulsivity are preoccupied with their sexual desire to such an extent that it interferes with their normal daily life and can inhibit self-control. Previous studies have found a ...

    Authors: Mengyun Luo, Liping Zhu, Yuanyuan Dong, Zezhou Wang, Qiuming Shen, Dandan Mo, Li Du, Zhiruo Zhang and Yong Cai

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:181

    Content type: Research article

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  27. To combine results from a randomized controlled study (RCT) and an observational study (OS) to evaluate discontinuation rate of a levonorgestrel-containing intrauterine contraceptive device (LNG IUD) in a real...

    Authors: Tatsiana Vaitsiakhovich, Anna Filonenko, Richard Lynen, Jan Endrikat and Christoph Gerlinger

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:180

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Endogenous ovarian hormones as well as exogenous oestradiol and progesterone play an important role in cognitive processing. Specifically, these hormones play a role in different aspects of memory, both in ter...

    Authors: Filippo Bianchini, Paola Verde, Stefano Colangeli, Maddalena Boccia, Felice Strollo, Cecilia Guariglia, Giuseppe Bizzarro and Laura Piccardi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:179

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Evidence suggests that gender equality positively influences family planning. However, the evidence from urban Africa is sparse. This study aimed to examine the association between changes in gender norms and ...

    Authors: Chinelo C. Okigbo, Ilene S. Speizer, Marisa E. Domino, Sian L. Curtis, Carolyn T. Halpern and Jean C. Fotso

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:178

    Content type: Research article

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  30. To evaluate fertility knowledge and awareness among infertile women attending an Indian assisted fertility clinic and their understanding of the menstrual cycle, how age affects fertility and need for assisted...

    Authors: Reeta Mahey, Monica Gupta, Shobha Kandpal, Neena Malhotra, Perumal Vanamail, Neeta Singh and Alka Kriplani

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:177

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Miscarriage is a common event which is estimated to occur in approximately one in four confirmed pregnancies (Collins et al, Grief Matters Aust J Grief Bereave_ 17:44, 2014, St John et al, Aust J Adv Nurs_ 23:...

    Authors: Clare Bellhouse, Meredith J. Temple-Smith and Jade E. Bilardi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:176

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  32. The current estimates of the prevalence of primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) are very variable, but are in most studies believed to be around 1%. It is also very likely tat the prevalence of POI differs betw...

    Authors: Katarina Lagergren, Mats Hammar, Elizabeth Nedstrand, Marie Bladh and Gunilla Sydsjö

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:175

    Content type: Research article

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  33. We evaluated the effect of transvaginal mesh (TVM) surgery for voiding function and continence using noninvasive examination and questionnaire. The present study aimed to ascertain which categories of patients...

    Authors: Shohei Kawaguchi, Kazutaka Narimoto, Satoko Urata, Masami Takeyama, Yoshifumi Kadono and Atsushi Mizokami

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:174

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Increasing uptake of modern contraception is done to alleviate maternal and infant mortality in poor countries. We describe prevalence of contraceptive use, high risk births, under-five mortality and their ris...

    Authors: Admire Chikandiwa, Emma Burgess, Kennedy Otwombe and Lucy Chimoyi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:173

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Pubic hair grooming, including the complete removal of pubic hair, has become an increasingly common practice, particularly among young women. Although widespread, there is limited data regarding the methods, ...

    Authors: Abdulrahim A. Rouzi, Rigmor C. Berg, Jamela Turkistani, Rana Alamoudi, Nawal Alsinani, Souzan Alkafy and Ahmad Alwazzan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:172

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  36. Reducing unmet need for family planning by increasing the rate of modern contraceptive use is indispensable if Cameroon must meet maternal mortality targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The objective ...

    Authors: Esambe Emmanuel Edietah, Philip Nana Njotang, Atem Bethel Ajong, Marie José Essi, Martin Ndinakie Yakum and Enow Robinson Mbu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:171

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  37. Vaginal microbicides are a promising means to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, by empowering women to initiate use prophylactically when they perceive themselves to be...

    Authors: Toral Zaveri, Kimberly A Powell, Kate M Guthrie, Alyssa J Bakke, Gregory R Ziegler and John E Hayes

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:170

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  38. Morcellation of undiagnosed uterine sarcoma is cause of abdominal/pelvic dissemination, residual tumor and recurrence. In the preoperative evaluation of suspect uterine masses, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

    Authors: Antonio Mollo, Antonio Raffone, Antonio Travaglino, Annalisa Di Cello, Gabriele Saccone, Fulvio Zullo and Giuseppe De Placido

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:169

    Content type: Case report

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  39. A unique standardized national dataset on adolescent girls (21 regions) participating in the Italian Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study (HBSC) was used to investigate the correlation between body m...

    Authors: Giacomo Lazzeri, Claudia Tosti, Andrea Pammolli, Gianmarco Troiano, Alessio Vieno, Natale Canale, Paola Dalmasso, Patrizia Lemma, Alberto Borraccino, Felice Petraglia and Stefano Luisi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:168

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  40. Female Genital Cutting (FGC) is a harmful traditional practice that affects the physical and mental health of girls and women in many ways. In Ethiopia, although both governmental institutions and None-Governm...

    Authors: Asresash D Abathun, Johanne Sundby and Abdi A Gele

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:167

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In preventing the transfer of HIV to their children, the Ministry of Health in Mozambique recommends all couples follow medical advice prior to a pregnancy. However, little is known about how such women experi...

    Authors: Carlos Eduardo Cuinhane, Kristien Roelens, Christophe Vanroelen, Samuel Quive and Gily Coene

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:166

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The objective of this scoping study is to review the published literature and summarize findings related to barriers experienced by immigrant women in Canada while accessing cervical cancer screening.

    Authors: Mahzabin Ferdous, Sonya Lee, Suzanne Goopy, Huiming Yang, Nahid Rumana, Tasnima Abedin and Tanvir C. Turin

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:165

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  43. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a major public health concern worldwide affecting up to one in five women at reproductive age. It is associated with biochemical and hormonal disturbances as well as adverse...

    Authors: Zahra Behboodi Moghadam, Bita Fereidooni, Mohsen Saffari and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:164

    Content type: Research article

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  44. A septate uterus is a uterine anomaly that may affect reproductive outcome, and is associated with an increased risk for miscarriage, subfertility and preterm birth. Resection of the septum is subject of debat...

    Authors: J. F. W. Rikken, C. R. Kowalik, M. H. Emanuel, M. Y. Bongers, T. Spinder, J. H. de Kruif, K. W. M. Bloemenkamp, F. W. Jansen, S. Veersema, A. G. M. G. J. Mulders, A. L. Thurkow, K. Hald, A. Mohazzab, Y. Khalaf, T. J. Clark, M. Farrugia…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:163

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. Current cervical cancer screening guidelines recommend a Pap test every 3 years for women age 21–65 years, or for women 30–65 years who want to lengthen the screening interval, a combination of Pap test and hi...

    Authors: Adana A. M. Llanos, Jennifer Tsui, David Rotter, Lindsey Toler and Antoinette M. Stroup

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:162

    Content type: Research article

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