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  1. Although abortion was legalized in Nepal in 2002, many women are not able to obtain legal services. Using qualitative data from women who were denied legal abortion services, we examined reasons for seeking an...

    Authors: Mahesh Puri, Divya Vohra, Caitlin Gerdts and Diana Greene Foster
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:85
  2. The issue of menstrual hygiene is inadequately acknowledged and has not received proper attention. Use of sanitary pads and washing the genital area are essential practices to keep the menstrual hygiene. Unhyg...

    Authors: Shivaleela P. Upashe, Tesfalidet Tekelab and Jalane Mekonnen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:84
  3. Vitamin D status is a key determinant of maternal and neonatal health. Deficiency has been reported to be common in Pakistani women, but information regarding environmental and genetic determinants of vitamin ...

    Authors: Kashaf Junaid, Abdul Rehman, David A. Jolliffe, Kristie Wood and Adrian R. Martineau
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:83
  4. Cervical cancer is the second commonest cancer in women worldwide and the commonest cancer among women in Uganda. Annual cervical screening is recommended for women living with HIV for early detection of abnor...

    Authors: Agnes Bukirwa, Joan N. Mutyoba, Barbara N.Mukasa, Yvonne Karamagi, Mary Odiit, Esther Kawuma and Rhoda K. Wanyenze
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:82
  5. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in Brazil and has a high potential for prevention and cure. The prevalence of invasive and preinvasive disease in women with cytological diagnosis of high-grade ...

    Authors: Nina de Siqueira Kuperman, Fábio Bastos Russomano, Yara Lucia Mendes Furtado de Melo and Saint Clair dos Santos Gomes Jr
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:81
  6. Urinary incontinence (UI) in women is a chronic disorder which has a negative impact on health-related quality of life. Only 45 % of the affected individuals report the problem with continence to their doctor....

    Authors: Magdalena Emilia Grzybowska, Dariusz Wydra and Jerzy Smutek
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:80
  7. Sexual coercion is associated with sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies with consequential unsafe abortions and increased maternal morbidity and mortality. Current literature focuses mainly...

    Authors: Suzan Tusiime, Geofrey Musinguzi, Benjamin Tinkitina, Norah Mwebaza, Rose Kisa, Ronald Anguzu and Noah Kiwanuka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:79
  8. Domestic violence and harmful alcohol consumption are considered major public health problems worldwide. These phenomena often co-occur, and they share several risk factors. Nevertheless, few in-depth studies ...

    Authors: Carla Ferreira de Paula Gebara, Cleusa Pinheiro Ferri, Lelio Moura Lourenço, Marcel de Toledo Vieira, Fernanda Monteiro de Castro Bhona and Ana Regina Noto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:78
  9. Maternal anaemia is a common problem in pregnancy, particularly in developing countries. The study was aimed at determining the factors associated with anaemia among a group of pregnant mothers who attended an...

    Authors: Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Kazi Rumana Ahmed, Fatema Jebunessa, Jesmin Akter, Sharmin Hossain and Md. Shahjahan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:77
  10. Complications of unsafe abortion are a major contributor to maternal deaths in developing countries. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical assessment for life-threatening complications and the following ma...

    Authors: Natja Mellerup, Bjarke L. Sørensen, Gideon K. Kuriigamba and Martin Rudnicki
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:76
  11. Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death among women in Ethiopia, affecting them at a time of their life when they are critical to social and economic stability. This study was mainly focused on assessing d...

    Authors: Sara Kebede Tadesse
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:75
  12. Globally, 2–3 million women are estimated to have a genital fistula, with an annual incidence of 50,000–100,000 women. Affected women remain silent within their communities, and their experiences often go unno...

    Authors: Justus Kafunjo Barageine, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Josaphat K. Byamugisha, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Lars Almroth and Elisabeth Faxelid
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:73
  13. Australia has high rates of teenage pregnancy compared with many Western countries. Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) offers an effective method to help decrease unintended pregnancies; however, curr...

    Authors: Cameryn C. Garrett, Louise A. Keogh, Anne Kavanagh, Jane Tomnay and Jane S. Hocking
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:72
  14. In the latest report of Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) 2011, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) was estimated at 676/100,000 live births, with total fertility rate at 4.8 and contraceptive prev...

    Authors: Mussie Alemayehu, Aster Kalayu, Alem Desta, Hailay Gebremichael, Tesfalem Hagos and Henock Yebyo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:71
  15. To our knowledge, no large population – based studies have been performed on the topic of menstrual patterns among Egyptian adolescent in recent years. The aims of this study were to identify menstrual pattern...

    Authors: Hatem I. Abdelmoty, MA Youssef, Shimaa abdallah, Khaled Abdel-Malak, Nawara M. Hashish, Dalia Samir, Moutafa Abdelbar, Ahmed Naguib Hosni, Mohamed Abd-El Ghafar, Yasser Khamis and Mostafa Seleem
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:70
  16. Adequate counselling on contraceptive methods can help users choose the most appropriate method. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of structured counselling provided by gynaecologists on selectio...

    Authors: Alessandro Gambera, Fedela Corda, Rosetta Papa, Carlo Bastianelli, Sandra Bucciantini, Salvatore Dessole, Pasquale Scagliola, Nadia Bernardini, Daniela de Feo and Fabiola Beligotti
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:69
  17. Psychosocial health problems, specifically depression during pregnancy, can have negative impact on birth outcomes, postnatal mental health of the mother, and infant health. Antenatal depression is more preval...

    Authors: Mechtilda Rwakarema, Shahirose S. Premji, Elias Charles Nyanza, Ponsiano Riziki and Luz Palacios-Derflingher
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:68
  18. Menstrual cycle-related symptoms are an important health issue for many women, and some may affect cardiac autonomic regulation. In the present study, we evaluated the cardiovascular and physiological stress r...

    Authors: Kumiko Ohara, Yoshimitsu Okita, Katsuyasu Kouda, Tomoki Mase, Chiemi Miyawaki and Harunobu Nakamura
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:67
  19. Menstrual disorders and their adverse symptoms can have a deleterious effect on both the private and working lives of women. Previous studies indicated that female nurses have elevated risk of menstrual disord...

    Authors: Malcolm Koo, Chien-Han Chen, Kun-Wei Tsai, Ming-Chi Lu and Shih-Chun Lin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:66
  20. Previous studies have proposed a relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and oral health. However, the relationship between BMD and tooth loss in female individuals is not yet well understood. Therefor...

    Authors: Chang-Suk Kim, Eun-Kyong Kim, Kyeong-Soo Lee, Hee-Kyung Lee, Youn-Hee Choi, Tae-Yoon Hwang and Jun Sung Moon
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:65
  21. Although the prevalence of hypertension is higher in postmenopausal women than in premenopausal women, little is known about changes in blood pressure (BP) during the menopausal transition. We evaluated BP acc...

    Authors: Mi Kyoung Son, Nam-Kyoo Lim, Joong-Yeon Lim, Juhee Cho, Yoosoo Chang, Seungho Ryu, Myeong-Chan Cho and Hyun-Young Park
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:64
  22. Female sex workers (FSWs) are a high-risk population for HIV. Correct and consistent use of condoms is the most effective measure for reducing transmission of HIV. Lao PDR is a low HIV-prevalence country, but ...

    Authors: Carin Hillerdal Andrews, Elisabeth Faxelid, Vanphanom Sychaerun and Ketkesone Phrasisombath
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:63
  23. Family planning is a cost effective strategy for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and reduction of maternal/infant morbidity and mortality. Contraceptive implants are a safe, effective, long t...

    Authors: Mufida M. Shabiby, Joseph G. Karanja, Francis Odawa, Rose Kosgei, Minnie W. Kibore, James N. Kiarie and John Kinuthia
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:62
  24. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of body mass index (BMI) on the in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment outcomes in a cohort of women undergoing their first IVF, using an intracytoplasmic...

    Authors: Murat Ozekinci, Ali Seven, Safak Olgan, Mehmet Sakinci, Ugur Keskin, Munire Erman Akar, Seyit Temel Ceyhan and Ali Ergun
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:61
  25. Women with endometriosis often experience gastrointestinal symptoms. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs are used to treat endometriosis; however, some patients develop gastrointestinal dysmotility f...

    Authors: Malin Ek, Bodil Roth, Per Ekström, Lil Valentin, Mariette Bengtsson and Bodil Ohlsson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:59
  26. To assess the prevalence of menopausal symptoms among women prescribed hormone therapy (HT) using electronic medical record data from a regional healthcare organization.

    Authors: Matthew Sussman, Jeffrey Trocio, Craig Best, Sebastian Mirkin, Andrew G. Bushmakin, Robert Yood, Mark Friedman, Joseph Menzin and Michael Louie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:58
  27. Women ages 16–29 utilizing family planning clinics for medical services experience higher rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) and reproductive coercion (RC) than their same-age peers, increasing risk for ...

    Authors: Daniel J. Tancredi, Jay G. Silverman, Michele R. Decker, Heather L. McCauley, Heather A. Anderson, Kelley A. Jones, Samantha Ciaravino, Angela Hicks, Claire Raible, Sarah Zelazny, Lisa James and Elizabeth Miller
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:57
  28. Adolescent childbirth and elevated parity are relatively common in middle and low-income countries and they may be related to the higher prevalence and earlier onset of physical decline documented in these set...

    Authors: Saionara Maria Aires Câmara, Catherine Pirkle, Mayle Andrade Moreira, Mariana Carmem Apolinário Vieira, Afshin Vafaei and Álvaro Campos Cavalcanti Maciel
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:56
  29. The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of three widely used wearable sensors in research settings for 24 h monitoring of sleep, sedentary, and active behaviors in middle-aged women.

    Authors: Jennifer Huberty, Diane K. Ehlers, Jonathan Kurka, Barbara Ainsworth and Matthew Buman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:55
  30. Anemia is one of the most common public health problems globally, and high prevalence has been reported among women of reproductive age, especially in developing countries. This study was conducted to evaluate...

    Authors: Md. Kamruzzaman, Md. Golam Rabbani, Aik Saw, Md. Abu Sayem and Md. Golam Hossain
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:54
  31. In Ethiopia, the prevalence of modern contraceptive use is very low (27 %) and the percentage of those with unmet needs for family planning is 25 %. The current study identified factors associated with the uti...

    Authors: Tesfalidet Tekelab, Alemu Sufa Melka and Desalegn Wirtu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:52
  32. Many countries continue to have high fertility rates and most of the predicted increase in the world’s population until 2100 comes from these countries. Among family planning methods, Long Acting and Permanent...

    Authors: Kuma Mota, Surender Reddy and Biniam Getachew
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:51
  33. Endometrial cancer is a common female malignancy. Patients with high-risk endometrial cancer have relatively high incidence of metastasis and recurrence. Despite complete resection, patients with stage III or ...

    Authors: Yachun Bie, Zhenyu Zhang and Xiaolan Wang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:50
  34. Recent research has highlighted controversies in the conceptualisation, diagnosis and treatment of vaginismus. Vaginal trainers are currently the most widely used treatment. Critiques have highlighted concerns...

    Authors: Kat Macey, Angela Gregory, David Nunns and Roshan das Nair
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:49
  35. In recent years, scientific research has increasingly focused on malignancies during pregnancy. However, the development of musculoskeletal tumors during pregnancy has only been the subject of a few studies so...

    Authors: Lukas K. Postl, Guntmar Gradl, Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Andreas Toepfer, Florian Pohlig, Rainer Burgkart, Hans Rechl and Chlodwig Kirchhoff
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:48
  36. Cervical cancer is highly preventable and treatable if detected early through regular screening. Women in the Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador have relatively low rates of cervical cancer screening...

    Authors: Pauline Duke, Marshall Godwin, Samuel Ratnam, Lesa Dawson, Daniel Fontaine, Adrian Lear, Martha Traverso-Yepez, Wendy Graham, Mohamad Ravalia, Gerry Mugford, Andrea Pike, Jacqueline Fortier and Mandy Peach
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:47
  37. Intravaginal practices may affect the colonization of vaginal flora and lead to vaginal infections due to the potential effects on the vaginal environment. This study investigated the vaginal practices and the...

    Authors: Francisca Nana-Aba McCarthy, Nicholas Israel Nii-Trebi, Billal Obeng Musah and Richard Harry Asmah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:46
  38. To study the prevalence of Chlamydia infection in women with primary and secondary unexplained infertility using ELISA technique for antibody detection and real time, fully automated PCR for antigen detection and...

    Authors: Rana M. A. Abdella, Hatem I. Abdelmoaty, Rasha H. Elsherif, Ahmed Mahmoud Sayed, Nadine Alaa Sherif, Hisham M. Gouda, Ahmed El Lithy, Maged Almohamady, Mostafa Abdelbar, Ahmed Naguib Hosni, Ahmed Magdy and Youssef MA
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:45
  39. Gender differences between patients and doctors markedly influence the quality of communication in treatment processes. Previous studies have shown that communication between patients and doctors of the same g...

    Authors: Judy Yuen-man Siu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:44
  40. A subset of women with a tubal ectopic pregnancy can be safely managed expectantly. Expectant management involves a degree of disruption with hospital visits to determine serum β-hCG (β-human chorionic gonadot...

    Authors: D. Mavrelos, M. Memtsa, S. Helmy, G. Derdelis, E. Jauniaux and D. Jurkovic
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:43
  41. Bacterial vaginosis, candidal, trichomonal and Gonococcal vaginal infections are a major health problems associated with gynecologic complications and increase in replication, shedding and transmission of HIV ...

    Authors: Wondemagegn Mulu, Mulat Yimer, Yohannes Zenebe and Bayeh Abera
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:42
  42. Vertebral Fractures (VFs) are associated with bone loss that occurs before menopause but is accelerated at menopause as a result of sex hormone deficiency.

    Authors: Aissam El maataoui, Abdellah El Maghraoui, Asmae Biaz, Samira Idrissi Elmachtani, Abdellah Dami, Sanae Bouhsain, Aziza Mounach, Layachi Chabraoui and Zohra Ouzzif
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:41
  43. Accurate and timely diagnosis of endometriosis is associated with confusion. Clinical manifestations, imaging techniques, biomarkers and surgical techniques are used as diagnostic approaches. This paper review...

    Authors: Hedyeh Riazi, Najmeh Tehranian, Saeideh Ziaei, Easa Mohammadi, Ebrahim Hajizadeh and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:39
  44. Little is known about the reproductive health of Roma women in Slovenia. The aim of this study is to present the standpoints of Roma women regarding reproductive health, the degree to which primary healthcare ...

    Authors: Marjeta Logar, Danica Rotar Pavlič and Alem Maksuti
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:38
  45. Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer and the leading cause of cancer mortality in women in Gabon. The age-standardized incidence of cervical cancer is 19.9 per 100 000 women and the mortality rate is 8.4 pe...

    Authors: Samira Zoa Assoumou, Barthelemy Mabika Mabika, Angelique Ndjoyi Mbiguino, Mustapha Mouallif, Abdelkim Khattabi and My Mustapha Ennaji
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:37

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