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  1. While women are reported to be more frequent users of health services in Canada, differences in women's and men's health care utilization have not been fully explored. To provide an overview on women's healthc...

    Authors: Arminée Kazanjian, Denise Morettin and Robert Cho
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S33

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  2. Differences exist in the prevalence and physical health impacts of problem substance use among men and women. These differences are also found in the mental health and trauma events related to substance use, b...

    Authors: Renée A Cormier, Colleen Anne Dell and Nancy Poole
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  3. There are differences in health practices and self-rated health among different socio-demographic groups of women. The relationship between socio-demographic status and a) a range of health behaviours and b) a...

    Authors: Heather Maclean, Keva Glynn, Zhenyuan Cao and Donna Ansara
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  4. Common vaginal infections that manifest in women are usually easily diagnosed. However, Chlamydia infection is often asymptomatic, leading to infertility before it is detected. If it occurs in pregnancy, it co...

    Authors: Saad Ghazal-Aswad, Padmanabhan Badrinath, Nawal Osman, Samar Abdul-Khaliq, Shirley Mc Ilvenny and Islam Sidky
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4:3
  5. Chronic pelvic pain is a common condition with a major impact on health-related quality of life, work productivity and health care utilisation. The cause of the pain is not always obvious as no pathology is se...

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2003 3:6
  6. The Malaysian Ministry of Health promotes breast self-examination (BSE) for all women, and Pap smear screening every three years for all sexually active women ages 20 years and above. The objectives of this pa...

    Authors: HL Chee, S Rashidah, K Shamsuddin and O Intan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2003 3:3
  7. Ovarian antibodies as detected by indirect immunofluorescence have been used to detect ovarian autoimmunity, but to our knowledge the rate of false positive findings using this method has never been reported.

    Authors: Judy A Novosad, Sophia N Kalantaridou, Zhi-Bin Tong and Lawrence M Nelson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2003 3:2
  8. There is little existing research to guide researchers in estimating the minimum number of measurement occasions required to obtain reliable estimates of serum estrogens, progesterone, gonadotropins, sex hormo...

    Authors: Andrew E Williams, Gertraud Maskarinec, Adrian A Franke and Frank Z Stanczyk
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:13
  9. Cervical cancer can often be prevented by screening and may be curable if identified and treated in its early stages. However, 80% of new cases occur in less-developed countries where cervical cancer screening...

    Authors: Fidelma O'Mahony, Bob Bailey, Chris Koller, Collette Sheridan, Richard Steventon, Kalyan K Dhar and Richard B Johanson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:12
  10. Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a common problem that affects one in five women during the pre-menopausal years. It is frequently managed by family physicians, especially in northern, rural and isolated are...

    Authors: Simone N Vigod and Donna E Stewart
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:11
  11. Canadian hysterectomy rates have declined in recent years. However, hysterectomy rates for discretionary indications, principally abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), remain high in some regions. In northern Ontar...

    Authors: Simone N Vigod and Donna E Stewart
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:10
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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

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