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  1. Due to migration, the practice female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has become an issue of concern in high-resource countries such as the Netherlands. It was therefore of utmost importance to explore the ...

    Authors: Ramin Kawous, Emily Allwood, Annemarie Middelburg, Anke van der Kwaak, Diana Geraci, Marthine Bos and Maria E. T. C. van den Muijsenbergh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:405
  2. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) as a serious social problem restricted women's daily life and affect their quality of life, especially for obese women. The mechanism of stress urinary incontinence is unclear...

    Authors: Yu Sun, Haixia Chen, Yueran Bai, Tingyue Zhang, Wenpei Bai and Bo Jiang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:402
  3. Women's sexual health and physical desire for sex are most important for their emotional and physical well-being. This study aimed to examine the status of sexual dysfunction among postmenopausal women in Bang...

    Authors: Mohammad Ashraful Amin, Nusrat-E Mozid, Sanjana Binte Ahmed, Shakila Sharmin, Imran Hossain Monju, Shirin Shahadat Jhumur, Wharesha Sarker, Koustuv Dalal and Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:401
  4. Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is the first-line treatment for urinary incontinence, but adherence to PFMT is generally poor. Currently, a number of novel strategies exist to facilitate adherence of PFMT....

    Authors: Yuqing Hou, Suwen Feng, Baoqin Tong, Shuping Lu and Ying Jin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:400
  5. Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare disease characterized by chronic nonspecific inflammation, which leads to clinical compression manifestations of retroperitoneal organs especially ureter. Approximately 70 pe...

    Authors: Manfei Si, Kun Zhang, Jiaxin Li, Huiying He, Ying Yao, Jinsong Han and Jie Qiao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:399
  6. microRNAs (miRNAs) play pivotal roles in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine and metabolic disorder that commonly occurs in women of childbearing age. This paper aimed to measure miR-222-3p expressi...

    Authors: Qin Wang, Chuanxiang Fang, Ying Zhao and Zhaoxia Liu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:398
  7. Domestic violence (DV) against women is a global issue that affects women in all countries and is a significant contributor to their poor health. Women who have experienced DV, in particular, suffer from the g...

    Authors: Bezawit Mulat, Menen Tsegaw, Dagmawi Chilot and Kegnie Shitu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:397
  8. Recommendations for the management of pain related to pelvic mesh implants are still under development. One limitation that has impeded progress in this area is that mesh-related pain has not been consistently...

    Authors: Jennifer Todd, Jane E. Aspell, Michael C. Lee and Nikesh Thiruchelvam
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:396
  9. Poor responders to ovarian stimulation are one of the most challenging populations to treat. As a failed cycle can cause a considerable emotional and economical loss, adequate fertility counseling addressing p...

    Authors: Oshrit Lebovitz, Jigal Haas, Nitzan Mor, Eran Zilberberg, Adva Aizer, Michal Kirshenbaum, Raoul Orvieto and Ravit Nahum
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:395
  10. Knowledge of the ovulatory cycle (KOC) can help reduce the chances of unwanted pregnancies and may improve a woman’s reproductive health. However, little is known about the factors associated with knowledge of...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Nicholas Kofi Adjei, Dina Idriss-Wheeler and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:394
  11. The law in Lebanon allows new mothers to take up to 10 weeks paid maternity leave, and some private organizations choose to give fathers 2 days of paternity leave in the absence of clear legislation. This fall...

    Authors: Pia Tohme and Rudy Abi-Habib
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:392
  12. Use of patient-reported outcome measures in clinical settings facilitate the delivery of better health care to improve patient health outcomes. Previously collected qualitative data indicated themes that could...

    Authors: Sharolin Ann Boban, Caroline Bulsara, Jim Codde, Paul A. Cohen and Jenny Downs
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:391
  13. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. The present study aimed to compare the women with different PCOS phenotypes with the healty group in terms o...

    Authors: Fatemeh Bahadori, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahalleh, Ali Montazeri and Malihe Nasiri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:390
  14. Laboratory studies indicate that chemicals in fruits and vegetables have anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory activities that can lower breast cancer risk. However, epidemiologic studies of the association ...

    Authors: Susan R. Sturgeon, Lindiwe Sibeko, Raji Balasubramanian and Kathleen F. Arcaro
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:389
  15. Acute abdomen comprises several emergencies. Hemoperitoneum associated with uterine fibroids, which can present as acute abdominal pain, is rare and difficult to diagnose. Especially, spontaneous hemorrhage fr...

    Authors: Toshimitsu Maemura, Shigeru Fujita, Noriko Morita, Keiichi Furusawa, Kayo Mitamura, Kenji Nishizawa and Kuniaki Ota
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:388
  16. Postpartum depression has a negative impact on both infants and women. This study aimed to determine the correlates of postpartum depression in women in southern Iran.

    Authors: Mohammad Ali Zakeri, Somaye Khoram, Gholamreza Bazmandegan, Fatemeh Ghaedi-Heidari, Batol Talebi, Najmeh Ramezani, Fatemeh Ahmadi, Zahra Kamiab and Mahlagha Dehghan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:387
  17. Digital mobile health (mHealth) applications are a popular form of prenatal education and care delivery in the U.S.; yet there are few Spanish language options for native speakers. Furthermore, existing applic...

    Authors: Anabel F. Castillo, Alexander L. Davis and Tamar Krishnamurti
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:386
  18. With breast cancer becoming the most diagnosed cancer in the world, the number of breast cancer-afflicted mothers with adolescent daughters is also rising. Further, adolescent daughters’ mothers serve as role ...

    Authors: Pingting Zhu, Qiaoying Ji, Xinyi Liu, Ting Xu, Qiwei Wu, Yuejuan Wang, Xu Gao and Ziheng Zhou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:385
  19. Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is experienced by up to 10% of pre-menopausal women globally, yet there is limited research exploring the perspective of women living with this challenging condition.

    Authors: Moira Bradfield Strydom, Ramesh L. Walpola, Sara McMillan, Sohil Khan, Robert S. Ware and Evelin Tiralongo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:384
  20. Ethnic disparity persists despite equal access to health care in Singapore, with Malay-Muslim women having the lowest mammogram uptake rate and highest breast cancer mortality rate. We sought to understand bar...

    Authors: Su-Ann Goh, Jeong Kyu Lee, Wei Yan Seh, Elaine Qiao Ying Ho, Mikael Hartman, Cynthia Chou and Mee Lian Wong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:383
  21. Aggressive Angiomyxoma is a benign, slowly growing, locally aggressive and recurrent tumour that occurs in the pelvic-perineal region of females in their reproductive years. It presents as a painless, soft, ge...

    Authors: Vitasta Muskan, Purbesh Adhikari, Baburam Dixit Thapa and Ramesh Shrestha
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:382
  22. The objective of the present trial was to assess the difference in pharmacokinetics (PK) of an oral test preparation containing 4 mg drospirenone (DRSP) under fasting conditions compared to PK upon food intake...

    Authors: P.-A. Regidor, W. H. Richter, R. Koytchev, V. Kirkov and E. Colli
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:381
  23. Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma (PGL) are rare neuroendocrine tumors, with an estimated incidence of about 0.6 cases per 100.000 person/year. Overall, 3–8% of them are malignant. These tumors are characteri...

    Authors: Giulia Zaccaria, Giuseppe Cucinella, Mariano Catello Di Donna, Giuseppe Lo Re, Giuseppe Paci, Antonio Simone Laganà and Vito Chiantera
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:380
  24. Head and neck cancer, the sixth most common cancer worldwide, account for about 1 out of 20 malignant tumors. In recent years a reduction in the incidence of cervical cancer, but a concomitant major increase i...

    Authors: Ermelinda Monti, Giussy Barbara, Giada Libutti, Veronica Boero, Fabio Parazzini, Andrea Ciavattini, Giorgio Bogani, Lorenzo Pignataro, Beatrice Magni, Camilla Erminia Maria Merli and Paolo Vercellini
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:379
  25. Considering the unique biological behavior of cervical adenocarcinoma (AC) compared to squamous cell carcinoma, we now lack a distinct method to assess prognosis for AC patients, especially for intermediate-ri...

    Authors: Chenyan Guo, Xiang Tao, Lihong Zhang, Ying Zhang, Keqin Hua and Junjun Qiu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:377
  26. Access to sexual and reproductive health information enables young women to make appropriate decisions. We examined the association between exposure to family panning messages on different mass media and the u...

    Authors: Quraish Sserwanja, Patricia Turimumahoro, Lilian Nuwabaine, Kassim Kamara and Milton W. Musaba
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:376
  27. Proton beam therapy penetrates tumor tissues with a highly concentrated dose. It is useful when normal structures are too proximate to the treatment target and, thus, may be damaged by surgery or conventional ...

    Authors: Kaname Uno, Masato Yoshihara, Sho Tano, Takehiko Takeda, Yasuyuki Kishigami and Hidenori Oguchi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:375
  28. Previous studies have shown the association of a number of dietary quality scores with metabolically phenotypes of obesity. Recently, the Lifelines Diet Score (LLDS), which is a fully food-based score based on...

    Authors: Alireza Khadem, Farideh Shiraseb, Atieh Mirzababaei, Rasool Ghaffarian-Ensaf and Khadijeh Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:374
  29. Considering the presence of sexual dysfunction in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, our aim was to provide scientific evidence studying effect of oral probiotic on sexual function in patients with PCOS ...

    Authors: Maryam Azizi-Kutenaee, Solmaz Heidari, Seyed-Abdolvahab Taghavi and Fatemeh Bazarganipour
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:373
  30. To verify the use of pain drawing to assess multisite pain in with primary dysmenorrhea (PD) and to assess its divergent validity, test–retest reliability, intra- and inter-rater reliability and measurement er...

    Authors: Jéssica Cordeiro Rodrigues, Mariana Arias Avila, Felipe Jose Jandre dos Reis, Roberta Moraes Carlessi, Amanda Garcia Godoy, Guilherme Tavares Arruda and Patricia Driusso
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:370
  31. Modern contraceptive use has been shown to influence population growth, protect women’s health and rights, as well as prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for barrier contraceptive methods such as co...

    Authors: Joseph Kawuki, Ghislaine Gatasi, Quraish Sserwanja, David Mukunya and Milton W. Musaba
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:369
  32. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is reported to be a public health issue given its magnitude and long-lasting consequences. Men are generally thought to be perpetrators of IPV, but they can also be victims. In ...

    Authors: Claire Bahati, Josias Izabayo, Pascaline Munezero, Japhet Niyonsenga and Léon Mutesa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:368
  33. Menstrual irregularity is defined as any differences in the frequency, irregularity of onset, duration of flow, or volume of blood from the regular menstrual cycle. It is an important medical issue that many m...

    Authors: Maisam H. Alhammadi, Afaf M. Albogmi, Manar K. Alzahrani, Bashayer H. Shalabi, Fatma A. Fatta and Samera F. AlBasri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:367
  34. Osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent bone diseases which is preventable. Implementing educational programs is an important step in prevention of chronic diseases in the community setting. One of the theor...

    Authors: Ali Khani Jeihooni, Tayebeh Rakhshani, Zahra Khiyali, Mohammad Mehdi Ebrahimi and Pooyan Afzali Harsini
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:366
  35. As heterogeneity of cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC), prognosis assessment for CSCC patients remain challenging. To develop novel prognostic strategies for CSCC patients, associated biomarkers are urgen...

    Authors: Chun He, Lili Ren, Minchi Yuan, Mengna Liu, Kongxiao Liu, Xuexue Qian and Jun Lu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:365
  36. Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and primary dysmenorrhoea are debilitating conditions that can impair the quality of life of affected women. These conditions are frequently neglected, delaying proper diagnosis and h...

    Authors: Carmen Yolanda de Las Mercedes Villa Rosero, Suleimy Cristina Mazin, Antonio Alberto Nogueira, José Antonio Vargas-Costales, Julio Cesar Rosa-e-Silva, Francisco José Candido-dos-Reis and Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:363
  37. This study was designed to evaluate the specific imaging features of ovarian sclerosing stromal tumor (SST), improve its accuracy as well as the specificity of imaging diagnosing, and prevent overestimation of...

    Authors: Zhifeng Zhou, Xiaoqiao Chen, Zhibin Zeng, Fangjing Zhang, Jing Yan and Gangqiang Hou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:362
  38. Menstrual cycle characteristics are linked to reproductive function and long-term health outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate menstrual cycle patterns, characterized by regularity and length, and associated ...

    Authors: Sihan Song, Hansol Choi, Yanghee Pang, Oksoo Kim and Hyun-Young Park
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:361
  39. In order to meet the WHO 2030 cervical cancer elimination program, evaluation and utilization of sensitive testing method, and feasible sampling technique is a paradigm for enhancing cervical cancer screening ...

    Authors: Agajie Likie Bogale, Tilahun Teklehaymanot, Jemal Haidar Ali, Getnet Mitike Kassie, Girmay Medhin, Ajanaw Yizengaw Baye and Amelework Yilma Shiferaw
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:360
  40. In Ghana, breast cancer is a major public health concern and the most common type of cancer among women in terms of mortality and incidence. This study determined the factors influencing breast cancer screenin...

    Authors: Margaret Mary Wuur, Dillys Adomakoa Duodu and Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:359
  41. To determine risk factors predicting residual lesion in a subsequent hysterectomy follow a cold knife conization (CKC) for high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL).

    Authors: Yong Zeng, Tao Jiang, Yahong Zheng, Jing Yang, Hua Wei, Cunjian Yi, Yan Liu and Keming Chen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:358
  42. To explore the effect of 4 mg/day, 6 mg/day, and 8 mg/day estradiol alone or in combination with an intrauterine device (IUD) in patients with moderate and severe intrauterine adhesion (IUA) after transcervica...

    Authors: Yun Sun, Xiuying Chen, Zhida Qian, Lili Cao, Sifeng Zhan and Lili Huang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:357
  43. Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent and chronic inflammatory disease affecting up to 10% of women. It is the result of a combined interaction of genetic, epigenetic, environmental, lifestyle, reproductive a...

    Authors: Jennifer Mier-Cabrera, Oliver Cruz-Orozco, Julio de la Jara-Díaz, Oscar Galicia-Castillo, Mario Buenrostro-Jáuregui, Alicia Parra-Carriedo and César Hernández-Guerrero
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:356

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