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  1. Content type: Research article

    Cardiac surgery is a major life event, and outcomes after surgery are associated with men’s and women’s ability to self-manage and cope with their cardiac condition in everyday life. Hope is suggested to impac...

    Authors: Ann Kristin Bjørnnes, Monica Parry, Irene Lie, Ragnhild Falk, Marit Leegaard and Tone Rustøen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:2

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    Every year around 50 million unintended pregnancies worldwide are terminated by induced abortion. Even in countries, where it is legalized and performed in a safe environment, abortion carries some risk of com...

    Authors: Ekaterine Pestvenidze, Nino Lomia, Nino Berdzuli, Lia Umikashvili, Tamar Antelava and Babill Stray-Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:136

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    Cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in Bolivia are among the highest in Latin America. This investigation aims to evaluate the possibility of using simple devices, e.g. a cotton swab and a glass slid...

    Authors: Pedro Surriabre, Gustavo Allende, Marcela Prado, Leyddy Cáceres, Diego Bellot, Andrea Torrico, Karina Ustariz, Shirley Rojas, Jaime Barriga, Pamela Calle, Ligia Villarroel, Rosse Mary Yañez, Marc Baay, Patricia Rodriguez and Véronique Fontaine

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:135

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of message framing on women’s intention to perform cytomegalovirus (CMV) prevention behaviors involving handwashing, not sharing food and eating utensils, n...

    Authors: Rosemary Thackeray, Brianna M. Magnusson and Emily M. Christensen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:134

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Women involved in both street-level and off-street sex work face disproportionate health and social inequities compared to the general population. While much research has focused on HIV and sexually transmitte...

    Authors: Nitasha Puri, Kate Shannon, Paul Nguyen and Shira M. Goldenberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:133

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed at a late stage when outcomes are poor. Personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction, based on genetic and epidemiological information and risk stratified management in adult...

    Authors: Katie E. J. Hann, Lindsay Fraser, Lucy Side, Sue Gessler, Jo Waller, Saskia C. Sanderson, Madeleine Freeman, Ian Jacobs and Anne Lanceley

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:132

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  7. Content type: Research article

    An estimated 1 in 150 infants is born each year with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV); nearly 1 in 750 suffers permanent disabilities. Congenital CMV is the result of a pregnant woman becoming infected with CM...

    Authors: Denise M. Levis, Christina L. Hillard, Simani M. Price, Erika Reed-Gross, Erika Bonilla, Minal Amin, Jennifer D. Stowell, Rebekah Clark, Delaney Johnson, Karen Mask, Cynthia Carpentieri and Michael J. Cannon

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:131

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection is the most prevalent non-viral sexually transmitted pathogen worldwide. Among pregnant women, the infection may cause adverse birth outcomes such ...

    Authors: Richard H. Asmah, Harriet N. A. Blankson, Kekeli A. Seanefu, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Georgina Awuah-Mensah, Momodou Cham and Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:130

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Cisplatin is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug classified as an alkylating agent. It is used for the treatment of a variety of cancers such as cervical, breast, stomach, prostate, bladder and oesophageal, to na...

    Authors: J. Paken, C. D. Govender and V. Sewram

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:129

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Middle-aged women experience various menopausal symptoms during the menopause. These symptoms can affect their quality of life and health. Several epidemiological studies reported that obesity associates with ...

    Authors: Seul Koo, Younjhin Ahn, Joong-Yeon Lim, Juhee Cho and Hyun-Young Park

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:126

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Women’s physical and mental ill-health such as stress-related symptoms, depression, pain, hypertension and urogenital health shows a marked increase around the ages 45–55 years. These women are an important gr...

    Authors: Lena Rindner, Gunilla Strömme, Lena Nordeman, Margareta Wigren, Dominique Hange, Ronny Gunnarsson and Gun Rembeck

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:128

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Female survivors of sexual violence in conflict experience not only physical and psychological sequelae from the event itself, but often many negative social outcomes, such as rejection and ostracisation from ...

    Authors: Jocelyn Kelly, Katherine Albutt, Justin Kabanga, Kimberley Anderson and Michael VanRooyen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:127

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Young people living with perinatally-acquired HIV require age-appropriate support regarding sex and relationships as they progress towards adulthood. HIV affects both genders but evidence suggests that young w...

    Authors: Gertrude Mwalabu, Catrin Evans and Sarah Redsell

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:125

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Menopause is a natural phenomenon occurring as women approach middle-age. It is characterized by declining of ovarian function and onset of the last menstrual period and subsequent 12-month cessation of menstr...

    Authors: Engida Yisma, Natnael Eshetu, Stephanie Ly and Berhanu Dessalegn

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:124

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer and cervical cancer are the most common cancers among women in the world. Many studies on the early detection of cancer have been conducted among women worldwide, but few studies have been perfor...

    Authors: Ayla Bayık Temel, Şafak Dağhan, Şenay Kaymakçı, Renginar Öztürk Dönmez and Zeynep Arabacı

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:123

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  16. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article (1) it was noted that the title of this manuscript was incorrect. The title presently reads “The cedar project: using indigenous-specific determinants of health to pre...

    Authors: Sana Z. Shahram, Joan L. Bottorff, Nelly D. Oelke, Leanne Dahlgren, Victoria Thomas and Patricia M. Spittal

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:122

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    The original article was published in BMC Women's Health 2017 17:84

  17. Content type: Research article

    Although Indonesia has relatively high contraceptive prevalence, postpartum family planning (PP-FP) has not been a particular point of emphasis. This article reports the results of analyses undertaken in order...

    Authors: Siswanto Agus Wilopo, Althaf Setyawan, Anggriyani Wahyu Pinandari, Titut Prihyugiarto, Flourisa Juliaan and Robert J. Magnani

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:120

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide, particularly in Brazil, where public healthcare system is an important model in health organization and the cost of chronic disease has affected the economy i...

    Authors: Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Tábata Cristina do Carmo Almeida, Débora Terra Cardial, Érika da Silva Maciel, Fernando Luiz Affonso Fonseca and Fernando Adami

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:121

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a malignant tumour formed of cells with distinct smooth muscle features. Leiomyosarcomas rarely metastasise to the oral cavity and this literature review details all reported cases of m...

    Authors: Isabel Hope, Karen Morton, Carrie Newlands, Simon Butler-Manuel and Thumuluru Kavitha Madhuri

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:119

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Given the important roles of the receptor-mediated lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) signaling in both reproductive tract function and gynecological cancers, it will be informative to investigate the potential role ...

    Authors: Bicheng Yang, Liqun Wang, Xiaoju Wan, Yunjun Li, Xiaohong Yu, Yunna Qin, Yong Luo, Feng Wang and Ouping Huang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:118

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Female sterilisation is usually performed on an elective basis at perceived family completion, however, around 1–3% of women who have undergone sterilisation elect to undergo sterilisation reversal (SR) at a l...

    Authors: Khadra A. Jama-Alol, Alexandra P. Bremner, Gavin Pereira, Louise M. Stewart, Eva Malacova, Rachael Moorin and David B. Preen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:117

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The economic boom in Saudi Arabia indirectly prompted the use of dietary supplements in the last two decades. Our aim is to investigate the prevalence of dietary supplement use and its association with sociode...

    Authors: Hanan Alfawaz, Nasiruddin Khan, Aziza Alfaifi, Fatima M. Shahrani, Huda M. Al Tameem, Seetah F. Al Otaibi, Weaam I. Abudigin, Mohammad S. Al-Shayaa, Saad A. Al-Ghanim and Nasser M. Al-Daghri

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:116

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The INPAC project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated post-abortion family planning (PAFP) services into existing hospital based abortion services in China. A qualitative study was conducted in th...

    Authors: Yan Che, Esther Dusabe-Richards, Shangchun Wu, Yi Jiang, Xiaojing Dong, Jian Li, Wei-Hong Zhang, Marleen Temmerman and Rachel Tolhurst

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:113

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Based on moderate quality evidence, routine pelvic examination is strongly recommended against in asymptomatic women. The aims of this study was to quantify the extent of routine pelvic examinations within spe...

    Authors: Ingvild Mathiesen Rosenlund, Linda Leivseth, Ingard Nilsen, Olav Helge Førde and Arthur Revhaug

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:114

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The onset of a major depressive episode is experienced by a large number of women in the weeks or months following delivery. Postpartum depression may deem those women experiencing it incapable of taking care ...

    Authors: Maria Papamarkou, Pavlos Sarafis, Charis P. Kaite, Maria Malliarou, Andreas Tsounis and Dimitris Niakas

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:115

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Menopause can be a time of change for women and may be marked by disturbances in mood. For women living with a mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, little is known about how they experience mood changes d...

    Authors: Tania Perich, Jane Ussher and Chloe Parton

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:110

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Obese and overweight women experience a lower probability for pregnancy after IVF. However, despite the increasing prevalence of obesity, the large majority of infertile women are non-obese. One of the most co...

    Authors: Eliana Garalejic, Biljana Arsic, Jovana Radakovic, Dragana Bojovic Jovic, Dragana Lekic, Biljana Macanovic, Ivan Soldatovic and Milan Perovic

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:112

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Studies on the determinants of cervical cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa have focused mostly on individual-level characteristics of cervical cancer screening. Therefore, in this study, we included both i...

    Authors: Fentanesh Nibret Tiruneh, Kun-Yang Chuang, Peter Austin Morton Ntenda and Ying-Chih Chuang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:109

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an important condition with considerable morbidity and a small risk of mortality and most commonly results as an iatrogenic condition following follicular stimulatio...

    Authors: Khalid M. Salama, Hesham M. Abo Ragab, Mohammed F. El Sherbiny, Ali A. Morsi and Ibrahim I. Souidan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:108

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Although a large body of studies documents that women’s autonomy in the household is associated with better reproductive health outcomes, these studies typically examined autonomy only from women’s point of vi...

    Authors: Jalal Uddin, Muhammad Zakir Hossin and Mohammad Habibullah Pulok

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:107

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Indonesia has a considerably high incidence of maternal and infant mortality. The country has however been experiencing a social and economic transition, influencing its general population demographics and nut...

    Authors: Hora Soltani, Nur I. Lipoeto, Frankie J. Fair, Karen Kilner and Y. Yusrawati

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:102

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that depressive symptoms in middle-aged women were associated with a number of factors such as climacteric symptoms. Nevertheless, studies based on population-based data with a wide...

    Authors: Kun-Wei Tsai, Shih-Chun Lin and Malcolm Koo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:103

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is part of the established risk factors for breast cancer (BC) in postmenopausal females. Circulating leptin increases in parallel with the increase of body weight and fat reservoir.

    Authors: Mohamad Nidal Khabaz, Amer Abdelrahman, Nadeem Butt, Lila Damnhory, Mohamed Elshal, Alia M. Aldahlawi, Swsan Ashoor, Basim Al-Maghrabi, Pauline Dobson, Barry Brown, Kaltoom Al-Sakkaf, Mohmmad Al-Qahtani and Jaudah Al-Maghrabi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:105

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Literature data reported a higher frequency of breast cancer in young women (BCYW) in developing countries. BCYW is associated with delayed diagnosis, aggressive biology and poor prognosis. However, our knowle...

    Authors: Joaira Bakkach, Mohamed Mansouri, Touria Derkaoui, Ali Loudiyi, Mohamed Fihri, Samia Hassani, Amina Barakat, Naima Ghailani Nourouti and Mohcine Bennani Mechita

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:106

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Spousal violence against women is prevalent in India (29%). Studies from various countries have shown that few women exposed to intimate partner violence or spousal violence seek help, especially in low-income...

    Authors: Malin Leonardsson and Miguel San Sebastian

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:99

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There is a global increase in migrant workers. In Singapore, there are over 230,000 migrant domestic workers (MDWs). Female MDWs may experience high levels of stress and social isolation, which may negatively ...

    Authors: S. G. Anjara, L. B. Nellums, C. Bonetto and T. Van Bortel

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:98

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  37. Content type: Research article

    In settings where abortion is legally restricted, or permitted but not widely accessible, women face significant barriers to abortion access, sometimes leading them to seek services outside legal facilities. T...

    Authors: Caitlin Gerdts, Sarah Raifman, Kristen Daskilewicz, Mariette Momberg, Sarah Roberts and Jane Harries

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:95

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Most women who choose to terminate a pregnancy cope well following an abortion, although some women experience severe psychological distress. The general interpretation in the field is that the most consistent...

    Authors: Inger Wallin Lundell, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Lisa Ekselius, Susanne Georgsson, Örjan Frans, Lotti Helström, Ulf Högberg and Agneta Skoog Svanberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:96

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  39. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, compounded bioidentical hormone therapy (CBHT) has emerged as a popular alternative to manufactured, FDA approved hormone therapy (HT)—despite concerns within the medical community and the ava...

    Authors: Jennifer Jo Thompson, Cheryl Ritenbaugh and Mark Nichter

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:97

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Women have generally been found to be the victims of violence, but scant attention has been paid to the characteristics of women who perpetrate aggression and violence. In South Africa, violence is a prevalent...

    Authors: Tara Carney, Bronwyn Myers, Tracy L. Kline, Kim Johnson and Wendee M. Wechsberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:93

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Obstetric fistula classic symptoms of faecal and urinary incontinence cause women to live with social stigma, isolation, psychological trauma and lose their source of livelihoods. There is a paucity of studies...

    Authors: Anne M. Khisa, Grace M. Omoni, Isaac K. Nyamongo and Rachel F. Spitzer

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:92

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers of women in developing countries. It is also eminent cause of mortality and morbidity in women worldwide. Symptoms usually develop when the cancer has become i...

    Authors: Gemechu Ameya and Fekade Yerakly

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:91

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Hormonal contraceptive use may be associated with a reduction in some premenstrual symptoms, however, the evidence remains equivocal. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the associations be...

    Authors: Alicia Caroline Jarosz, Joseph Jamnik and Ahmed El-Sohemy

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:87

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Detection of genital HPV DNA is recommended as an important strategy for modern cervical cancer screening. Challenges include access to services, the reliance on cervical samples taken by clinicians, and patie...

    Authors: Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Florencia Djigma, Anna Hayfron-Benjamin, Latif Abdul, Jacques Simpore and Philippe Mayaud

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:86

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Implantation defect is one of these contributing factors for unexplained infertility. In the mid-luteal phase, when implantation is expected to happen, Integrins expression is remarkably increased. So, Integri...

    Authors: Ahmed Elnaggar, Amr H. Farag, Mohamed E. Gaber, Mohamed Abdel Hafeez, Mohamed S. Ali and Alaa M. Atef

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:90

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