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  1. As stigma is a socially constructed concept, it would follow that stigma related to sexual behaviours and sexually transmitted infections would carry with it many of the gender-based morals that are entrenched...

    Authors: Melanie LA Rusch, Jean A Shoveller, Susan Burgess, Karen Stancer, David M Patrick and Mark W Tyndall
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:21
  2. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and a leading cause of death from cancer in women in Europe. Although breast cancer incidence is on the rise worldwide, breast cancer mortality o...

    Authors: Maria Trigoni, Frances Griffiths, Dimitris Tsiftsis, Eugenios Koumantakis, Eileen Green and Christos Lionis
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:20
  3. Breast cancer risk education enables women make informed decisions regarding their options for screening and risk reduction. We aimed to determine whether patient education regarding breast cancer risk using a...

    Authors: Karthik Ghosh, Brianna J Crawford, Sandhya Pruthi, Constance I Williams, Lonzetta Neal, Nicole P Sandhu, Ruth E Johnson, Dietlind Wahner-Roedler, Marcia K Britain, Stephen S Cha and Amit K Ghosh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:18
  4. Intimate partner violence (IPV), defined as actual or threatened physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse by current or former partners is a global public health concern. The prevalence and determi...

    Authors: Joseph Ntaganira, Adamson S Muula, Florence Masaisa, Fidens Dusabeyezu, Seter Siziya and Emmanuel Rudatsikira
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:17
  5. International comparison and time trend surveillance of preterm delivery rates is complex. New techniques that could facilitate interpretation of such rates are needed.

    Authors: Nils-Halvdan Morken, Ida Vogel, Karin Kallen, Rolv Skjærven, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Ulrik Schiøler Kesmodel and Bo Jacobsson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:16
  6. Wife beating is an important public health problem in many developing countries. We assessed the rates of wife beating and examined factors associated with wife beating in 1995 and 2005 in Egypt.

    Authors: Manas K Akmatov, Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Shokria Labeeb, Enas Dhaher and Md Mobarak Khan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:15
  7. Obesity and self-rated health (SRH) are strong predictors of morbidity and mortality but their interrelation is sparsely studied. The aim of this study was to analyse the association between weight changes and...

    Authors: Mette K Simonsen, Yrsa A Hundrup, Morten Grønbæk and Berit L Heitmann
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:13
  8. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's), including HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) mainly affects sexually active young people. Young adults aged 15–29 years, account for 32% of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficie...

    Authors: Alexandra McManus and Lipi Dhar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:12
  9. For most tubal ectopic pregnancies (EP) surgery is the treatment of first choice. Whether surgical treatment should be performed conservatively (salpingostomy) or radically (salpingectomy) in women wishing to ...

    Authors: Femke Mol, Annika Strandell, Davor Jurkovic, Tamer Yalcinkaya, Harold R Verhoeve, Carolien AM Koks, Paul JQ van der Linden, Giuseppe CM Graziosi, Andreas L Thurkow, Annemieke Hoek, Lars Hogström, Ingemar Klinte, Kerstin Nilsson, Norah M van Mello, Willem M Ankum, Fulco van der Veen…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:11
  10. Patients with ectopic pregnancy (EP) and low serum hCG concentrations and women with a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL) and plateauing serum hCG levels are commonly treated with systemic methotrexate (MTX)....

    Authors: Norah M van Mello, Femke Mol, Albert H Adriaanse, Erik A Boss, Antonius B Dijkman, Johannes PR Doornbos, Mark Hans Emanuel, Jaap Friederich, Loes van der Leeuw-Harmsen, Jos P Lips, Evert JP van Santbrink, Harold R Verhoeve, Harry Visser, Willem M Ankum, Fulco van der Veen, Ben W Mol…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:10
  11. This study was conducted to determine whether use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with cervical dysplasia and cancer in a population where there is widespread use of hormonal contraception and the rat...

    Authors: Norma McFarlane-Anderson, Patience E Bazuaye, Maria D Jackson, Monica Smikle and Horace M Fletcher
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:9
  12. Abnormal vaginal bleeding (AVB) in women of reproductive age is a common reason for consulting a general practitioner. Nevertheless, how general practitioners (GPs) choose to initially manage AVB is largely un...

    Authors: Corlien JH de Vries, Margreet Wieringa-de Waard, Cléo-Lotte AG Vervoort, Willem M Ankum and Patrick JE Bindels
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:7
  13. 20% of women living in the UK have a hysterectomy during their lifetime, levels are higher in the USA, making it one of the most commonly performed major surgical procedures. Understanding of the indications f...

    Authors: Helen J Stokes-Lampard, John Macleod and Sue Wilson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:6
  14. Although social integration is a well-established influence on health, less is known about how the specific types of social connection (social roles, social networks, and social support) influence knowledge, a...

    Authors: Ann Carroll Klassen and Carmen Washington
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:4
  15. The primary objective of this study was to investigate if supplementary lactobacilli treatment could improve the initial cure rate after vaginal clindamycin therapy, and secondly, if lactobacilli as repeated a...

    Authors: Per-Göran Larsson, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Kjeld R Ryttig and Stig Larsen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:3
  16. Hormone replacement therapy use (HRT) is associated with increased breast cancer risk. Our primary objective was to explore hormone levels in plasma according to HRT use, body mass index (BMI) and menopausal s...

    Authors: Marit Waaseth, Kjersti Bakken, Vanessa Dumeaux, Karina S Olsen, Charlotta Rylander, Yngve Figenschau and Eiliv Lund
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:1
  17. Years spent in college represents a critical time for obesity development though little information is known regarding how body weight and composition changes beyond the first year of college. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Holly R Hull, Michelle L Morrow, Mary K Dinger, Jennifer L Han and David A Fields
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:21
  18. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery but little is known about factors that could predict BV. We have analyzed if it is possible to identify a cate...

    Authors: P-G Larsson, Lars Fåhraeus, Bodil Carlsson, Tell Jakobsson and Urban Forsum
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:20
  19. To examine the differences in menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) use and user profiles among women in Germany before and after the communication of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial and other study resul...

    Authors: Yong Du, Martina Dören, Hans-Ulrich W Melchert, Christa Scheidt-Nave and Hildtraud Knopf
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:19
  20. There is seemingly consistent and compelling evidence that there is no association between breastfeeding and breast cancer. An assumption follows that milk borne viruses cannot be associated with human breast ...

    Authors: James S Lawson, Joy Heads, Wendy K Glenn and Noel J Whitaker
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:17
  21. Cryotherapy is often used to treat cervical precancer in developing countries. There are different methods and cryogen gases used for cryotherapy, including the freeze-flush-freeze (cough) technique employed t...

    Authors: Yancy Seamans, Charlie Loesel, Jose Jeronimo, John Sellors and Philip E Castle
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:16
  22. Preeclampsia involves endothelial dysfunction, platelet dysfunction/activation and sympathetic over-activity similar to cardiovascular disorders (CVD). Depression, an independent risk factor for progression of...

    Authors: Chunfang Qiu, Sixto E Sanchez, Nelly Lam, Pedro Garcia and Michelle A Williams
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:15
  23. Emergency contraception (EC) is widely available free of charge at public sector clinics in South Africa. At the same time, rates of teenage and unintended pregnancy in South Africa remain high, and there are ...

    Authors: Landon Myer, Regina Mlobeli, Di Cooper, Jennifer Smit and Chelsea Morroni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:14
  24. January 1, 2002, copayment for outpatient female sterilization in Norwegian public hospitals increased from 33 euros to 750 euros after a revision of the health care system. The aim of the present study was to...

    Authors: Inger J Bakken, Finn E Skjeldestad, Unni Schøyen and Marit G Husby
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:12
  25. Informed consent in family planning includes knowledge of mechanism of action. Some methods of family planning occasionally work after fertilization. Knowing about postfertilization effects may be important to...

    Authors: Jokin de Irala, Cristina Lopez del Burgo, Carmen M Lopez de Fez, Jorge Arredondo, Rafael T Mikolajczyk and Joseph B Stanford
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:10
  26. This paper reports the findings of an exploratory study about the information women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) want to know about their condition and the consequences of this information...

    Authors: Jodie C Avery and Annette J Braunack-Mayer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:9
  27. Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common symptom amongst women of reproductive age, yet questions remain about why some women experience this as a problem while others do not. We investigated the concerns of women...

    Authors: Miriam Santer, Sally Wyke and Pamela Warner
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:8
  28. Lack of knowledge regarding preventive health services for women might impede campaigns to expand these services in the emergency department setting. For 18–55-year-old English-speaking women visiting an urban...

    Authors: Roland C Merchant, Erin M Gee, Beth C Bock, Bruce M Becker and Melissa A Clark
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:7
  29. Limited data are available regarding the cost-effectiveness of preventative therapies for postmenopausal women with osteopenia. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of ralo...

    Authors: Eric S Meadows, Robert Klein, Matthew D Rousculp, Lee Smolen, Robert L Ohsfeldt and Joseph A Johnston
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:6
  30. Uterine fibroids or leiomyoma are a common benign smooth muscle tumor. The tumor growth is well known to be estrogen-dependent. However, the molecular mechanisms of its estrogen-dependency is not well understood.

    Authors: Tao Wei, Andrew G Geiser, Hui-Rong Qian, Chen Su, Leah M Helvering, Nalini H Kulkarini, Jianyong Shou, Mathias N'Cho, Henry U Bryant and Jude E Onyia
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:5
  31. The purpose of this research was to explore women's decision-making experiences related to the option of risk-reducing mastectomy (RM), using a case series of three women who are carriers of a BRCA1/2 gene mutati...

    Authors: Mary McCullum, Joan L Bottorff, Mary Kelly, Stephanie A Kieffer and Lynda G Balneaves
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:3
  32. At the time of feasibility work and final design of the trial there was no randomised control trial evidence for the long-term risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Observational studies had sugge...

    Authors: Madge R Vickers, Jeannett Martin and Tom W Meade
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:2
  33. The pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) diagnosis is mostly based on clinical findings. However, few studies have examined the clinical basis for the diagnostics of PID, which was the aim of this study.

    Authors: Jan Eggert, Kristina Sundquist, Caroline van Vuuren and Aino Fianu-Jonasson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:16
  34. The search for biologic endpoints and biomarkers in the study of breast cancer risk assessment and risk reduction strategies has led to an interest in obtaining cytologic information and other biomarkers from ...

    Authors: Kimberly A Baltzell, Margaret Wrensch and Jennette D Sison
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:15
  35. Tamoxifen, a selective estrogen receptor modulator with both estrogenic and anti-estrogenic activity, is widely used as adjuvant therapy in breast cancer patients. Treatment with tamoxifen is associated with s...

    Authors: Noel N Kim, Miljan Stankovic, Abdullah Armagan, Tulay T Cushman, Irwin Goldstein and Abdulmaged M Traish
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:14
  36. Previous epidemiological studies have inconsistently shown a modestly increased breast cancer risk associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Limited information is available about different formulatio...

    Authors: Juergen C Dinger, Lothar AJ Heinemann, Sabine Möhner, Do Minh Thai and Anita Assmann
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:13
  37. Family planning counselling which covers knowledge transfer about contraceptive mode of action, by enabling informed choice, improves compliance to and efficiency of contraceptive methods.

    Authors: Pınar Topsever, Müge Filiz, Nihal Aladağ, Ruşen Topallı, Özlem Ciğerli and Süleyman Görpelioğlu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:12
  38. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a prevalent and costly condition which may be treated surgically or by physical therapy. The aim of this review was to systematically assess the literature and present the ...

    Authors: Patricia B Neumann, Karen A Grimmer and Yamini Deenadayalan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:11
  39. Evidence-based screening guidelines are needed for women under 40 with a family history of breast cancer, a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, or other risk factors. An accurate assessment of breast cancer risk is required...

    Authors: Wendy S Rubinstein, Jean J Latimer, Jules H Sumkin, Michelle Huerbin, Stephen G Grant and Victor G Vogel
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:10

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