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  1. Prior research has shown that a small proportion of U.S. women attempt to self-manage their abortion. The objective of this study is to describe Texas women’s motivations for and experiences with attempts to s...

    Authors: Liza Fuentes, Sarah Baum, Brianna Keefe-Oates, Kari White, Kristine Hopkins, Joseph Potter and Daniel Grossman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:6

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Primary dysmenorrhea is defined as a crampy pain in the lower abdomen before or during the menstrual period in the absence of any pelvic pathology. It is the leading motherhood problem worldwide but there is l...

    Authors: Abere Woretaw Azagew, Destaye Guadie Kassie and Tarkie Abebe Walle

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:5

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The current study is aimed to assess menstruation-related knowledge and practices of adolescent females visiting a public health care institute of Quetta city, Pakistan.

    Authors: Judy Michael, Qaiser Iqbal, Sajjad Haider, Adnan Khalid, Naheed Haque, Rabia Ishaq, Fahad Saleem, Mohamed Azmi Hassali and Mohammad Bashaar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:4

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Implanon is one of the cost - effective long acting reversible contraceptive methods used for spacing and limiting births in Ethiopia. Despite the scaling up initiative undertaken by the Ethiopian Government, ...

    Authors: Mesfin Mamo Utaile, Mesfin Kote Debere, Etsehiwot Tilahun Nida, Dube Jara Boneya and Amsale Tekle Ergano

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:2

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Unmet need for family planning in Oromia region was very high (28.9%) compared to other regions in Ethiopia. To address problems associated with unmet need for family planning locally available evidences are e...

    Authors: Tesfaye Solomon, Mamo Nigatu, Tsegaye Tewelde Gebrehiwot and Biniam Getachew

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:170

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Endometriosis is defined as a chronic inflammatory disease. Recent studies have shown that increased coagulation parameters including fibrinogen and platelets are associated with endometriosis. The objective o...

    Authors: Shaojie Ding, Qiao Lin, Tianhong Zhu, Tiantian Li, Libo Zhu, Jianzhang Wang and Xinmei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:169

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Although Sudan has one of the highest prevalence of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), there have been shifts in e practice. These shifts include a reduction in the prevalence among younger age coho...

    Authors: Nafisa Bedri, Huda Sherfi, Ghada Rudwan, Sara Elhadi, Caroline Kabiru and Wafaa Amin

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:168

    Content type: Research article

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  8. There is evidence showing the effectiveness of a hypocaloric diet and the increase in physical activity on weight loss. However, the combined role of these factors, not only on weight loss but also body compos...

    Authors: A. Hernández-Reyes, F. Cámara-Martos, R. Molina-Luque, M. Romero-Saldaña, G. Molina-Recio and R. Moreno-Rojas

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:167

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Mothers’ capability for childcare and compatibility with the maternal role represent important challenges in postpartum care. Given the significance of evaluating maternal functioning, and the lack of adequate...

    Authors: Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Jennifer L. Barkin, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Fatemeh Karami and Solmaz Ghanbari-Homayi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:166

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Reliable contraception enables women and men to plan their family sizes and avoid unintended pregnancies, which can cause distress and anxiety, but also increase maternal mortality. This study explored potenti...

    Authors: Bettina Böttcher, Mysoon Abu-El-Noor and Nasser Abu-El-Noor

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:165

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Research indicates that young women are being exposed to increasing pressures to remove pubic hair from their bodies, which has the potential for both negative physical and psychological consequences. Women’s ...

    Authors: Patricia Obst, Katherine White and Ebony Matthews

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:164

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Informal street traders are exposed on a daily basis to traffic emissions and biomass fuel smoke containing a variety of pollutants. These exposures are likely to place the female traders at increased risk for...

    Authors: Sujatha Hariparsad and Rajen N. Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:163

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Although an opportunistic approach of cervical cancer screening strategy had been implemented in Ethiopia, utilization of screening services among women is still low, accounted < 1%. We hypothesize that commer...

    Authors: Bekele Atinafu Muluneh, Desta Debalkie Atnafu and Belaynew Wassie

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:162

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Marginalized groups, such as nomadic populations across the world, have perhaps the least access to modern reproductive health (RH) services. This scoping review aims to identify barriers to access to RH servi...

    Authors: Moazzam Ali, Joanna Paula Cordero, Faria Khan and Rachel Folz

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:161

    Content type: Research article

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  15. In postmenopausal women with established cardiovascular disease (CVD), it is unknown whether a history of pregnancy complications are related to multisite artery disease (MSAD), defined as atherosclerotic lesi...

    Authors: Elin Täufer Cederlöf, Nina Johnston, Jerzy Leppert, Pär Hedberg, Bertil Lindahl and Christina Christersson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:160

    Content type: Research article

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  16. To examine the relationship between treatment outcome, as measured according to change in alcohol consumption, and a history of childhood abuse (emotional, physical, sexual) in socially stable women undergoing...

    Authors: Fides Schückher, Tabita Sellin, Ingemar Engström and Kristina Berglund

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:159

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Despite a variety of contraceptives being available for women in South Africa, a considerable number of adolescent girls and young women still face challenges in using them. This paper examines socio-demograph...

    Authors: L. Makola, L. Mlangeni, M. Mabaso, B. Chibi, Z. Sokhela, Z. Silimfe, L. Seutlwadi, D. Naidoo, S. Khumalo, A. Mncadi and K. Zuma

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:158

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Gendered disparities in health care delivery and outcomes are an international problem. Patient-centred care (PCC) improves patient and health system outcomes, and is widely advocated to reduce inequities. The...

    Authors: Anna R. Gagliardi, Bryanna B. Nyhof, Sheila Dunn, Sherry L. Grace, Courtney Green, Donna E. Stewart and Frances C. Wright

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:156

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The abortion law in Uruguay changed in 2012 to allow first trimester abortion on request. Implementation of the law in Uruguay has been lauded, but barriers to care, including abortion stigma, remain. This stu...

    Authors: Shelly Makleff, Ana Labandera, Fernanda Chiribao, Jennifer Friedman, Roosbelinda Cardenas, Eleuthera Sa and Sarah E. Baum

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:155

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) are associated with sexual dysfunction and a lower likelihood of sexual activity in the postpartum period. The aim of the present study was to compare coital resumptio...

    Authors: Sònia Anglès-Acedo, Cristina Ros-Cerro, Sílvia Escura-Sancho, Núria Elías-Santo-Domingo, M. José Palau-Pascual and Montserrat Espuña-Pons

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:154

    Content type: Research article

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  21. While the literature on healthcare decision-making has long focused on doctor-patient interaction, fertility treatment is an exception, characterized by a triangular interplay between the doctor, the woman and...

    Authors: Celia Hoi Yan Chan, Bobo Hi Po Lau, Michelle Yi Jun Tam and Ernest Hung Yu Ng

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:153

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Young mothers face mental health challenges during and after pregnancy including increased rates of depression compared to older mothers. While the prevention of teenage pregnancy in countries such as the Unit...

    Authors: Grace Lucas, Ellinor K. Olander, Susan Ayers and Debra Salmon

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:152

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Evidences from various parts of the world reveal that women with disabilities are facing widespread barriers in accessing public services. Service providers and program managers do not grasp the relevance of t...

    Authors: Awol Seid Yimer and Lebitsi Maud Modiba

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:151

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Body temperature is a common method in menstrual cycle phase tracking because of its biphasic form. In ambulatory studies, different skin temperatures have proven to follow a similar pattern. The aim of this p...

    Authors: Anna Maijala, Hannu Kinnunen, Heli Koskimäki, Timo Jämsä and Maarit Kangas

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:150

    Content type: Technical advance

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  25. Ovarian mature cystic teratomas comprise tissues derived from all three germ layers. In rare incidences, malignant tumors may arise from ovarian mature cystic teratoma, which occurs in 0.2–1.8% of cases. A var...

    Authors: Won Ku Choi, Dong Hyun Lee, Dong Hyu Cho, Kyu Yun Jang and Kyoung Min Kim

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:149

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Despite the growing presence of menopausal women in workplaces, studies aimed at exploring the link between menopausal symptoms and job well-being are scarce. In the interest of addressing this gap, the presen...

    Authors: Daniela Converso, Sara Viotti, Ilaria Sottimano, Barbara Loera, Giorgia Molinengo and Gloria Guidetti

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:148

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Health inequities inhibit global development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. One gendered health area, Menstrual Health & Hygiene (MHH), has received increasing attention in Low- and Midd...

    Authors: Emily Krusz, Nina Hall, Dani J. Barrington, Sandra Creamer, Wendy Anders, Minnie King, Helen Martin and Julie Hennegan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:146

    Content type: Debate

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  28. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a global health problem that is a substantial source of human suffering. Within the United States (US), women veterans are at high risk for experiencing IPV. Th...

    Authors: Sara B. Danitz, Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, Alessandra R. Grillo, Melissa E. Dichter, Mary Driscoll, Megan R. Gerber, Kristin Gregor, Alison B. Hamilton and Katherine M. Iverson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:145

    Content type: Research article

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  29. To evaluate the feasibility and clinical outcomes of vaginoplasties using a neovaginal polylactic acid prosthesis made with 3-dimensional (3D) printing technology as an intraneovaginal mould.

    Authors: Pedro Acién, Francisco J. Nohales-Alfonso, Maria-Luisa Sánchez-Ferrer, Miguel Sánchez-Lozano, Victoria Navarro-Lillo and Maribel Acién

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:144

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Social support may promote healthful behaviors that prevent excess weight at critical periods in women’s life. Our objective was to investigate associations of social support at 6 months postpartum with women’...

    Authors: Sabrina Faleschini, Lynne Millar, Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, Helen Skouteris, Marie-France Hivert and Emily Oken

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:143

    Content type: Research article

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  31. There is limited research defining the true prevalence of anal incontinence (AI) in women of childbearing age. Understanding the limitations of the current assessment tools in the identification of AI is param...

    Authors: Julie Tucker, Elizabeth Mary Ann Murphy, Mary Steen and Vicki L. Clifton

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:142

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Cervical cancer knowledge and awareness, as well as an individual’s perceptions about cervical cancer have been shown to significantly influence the screening practices of female students. Despite these studie...

    Authors: Francis Mensah Annan, Kwaku Oppong Asante and Nuworza Kugbey

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:140

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Migrants experience stress before, during and after migrating to a new country, all of which influences their mental wellbeing. In Norway, migration from Thailand is highly gendered as most Thai migrants are w...

    Authors: Naomi Tschirhart, Melanie Straiton, Trygve Ottersen and Andrea S. Winkler

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:139

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is increasingly being identified as a problem around the world. Women can have problems in various parts of the sexual cycle - desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm or they may e...

    Authors: Farah Safdar, Chui Lee Julia Eng, Khin Lay Wai, Wan Shi Tey and Seng Bin Ang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:137

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Child marriage remains a challenge in Ghana. Over the years, government and development partners have made various commitments and efforts to curb the phenomenon of child marriage. However, there is little emp...

    Authors: Babatunde Ahonsi, Kamil Fuseini, Dela Nai, Erika Goldson, Selina Owusu, Ismail Ndifuna, Icilda Humes and Placide L. Tapsoba

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:126

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The aim of this study was to develop and validate an individualized score based on preoperative parameters to predict patient outcomes after vaginal repair of cesarean section diverticulum.

    Authors: Yizhi Wang, Qinyi Zhu, Feikai Lin, Li Xie, Jiarui Li and Xipeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:136

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Cervical cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer related deaths in 2013 among women in Zambia. We determined factors associated with vaginal douching with any solution oth...

    Authors: Twaambo Euphemia Hamoonga, Pawel Olowski and Patrick Musonda

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:135

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Early marriage is occurred when one or both of the spouses are below the age of 18 years at the time of their first marriage. It is one of the major traditional practices in developing counties particularly in...

    Authors: Minale Bezie and Dagne Addisu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:134

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Cerebellar ataxia affects individuals in reproductive age. To date, few clinical cases of cerebellar ataxia and involvement of the cerebellum in sexual response were reported. We report a case of a woman that ...

    Authors: Carmen López-Sosa, Jorge Gámez-Zapata, Helena Iglesias-de-Sena and Montserrat Alonso-Sardón

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:133

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Breast cancer is an important cancer type and the most common malignancy among women in both developed and developing countries and the second leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide. This study aimed...

    Authors: Nukhet Kirag and Mehtap Kızılkaya

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:132

    Content type: Research article

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  41. There is a high prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) victimization among young Ethiopian women, including in universities, where female enrollment is low but growing. Understanding factors contributing to...

    Authors: Michelle R. Kaufman, Ashlie M. Williams, Graziele Grilo, Christina X. Marea, Fasil Walelign Fentaye, Lakew Abebe Gebretsadik and Shifera Asfaw Yedenekal

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:131

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Women remain disproportionally affected by the HIV/ AIDS epidemic because of sociocultural factors including violence perpetrated by intimate partners. Among HIVpositive (HIV+) women, intimate partner violence...

    Authors: Steven Ndugwa Kabwama, Justine Bukenya, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Violet Gwokyalya, Fredrick Makumbi, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Shaban Mugerwa, John Baptist Bwanika and Rhoda K. Wanyenze

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:130

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a major public health problem with a relative high lifetime risk of surgery. The main risk factor for developing POP is vaginal birth. Many women become symptomatic later in life...

    Authors: Maria Mirskaya, Eva-Carin Lindgren and Ing-Marie Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:129

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Infection by HIV and other STIs and unplanned pregnancies are among the most serious problems associated with sexuality. Male and female condoms are the only dual-purpose devices to control both unplanned preg...

    Authors: Vallejo-Medina Pablo, Ramírez Carlos Eduardo, Saavedra-Roa Diego Alejandro, Gómez-Lugo Mayra and Pérez-Durán Claudia

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:128

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Cervical cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer affecting the lives of women. It causes hundreds of thousands of death among women annually worldwide. When a woman is screened for cervical cancer ...

    Authors: Tadesse Nigussie, Bitiya Admassu and Aderajew Nigussie

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:127

    Content type: Research article

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