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  1. Content type: Research

    The effectiveness of lifestyle intervention for weight loss on cardiometabolic risk factors among overweight and obese individuals in the community setting remains inconclusive. This study aimed to evaluate th...

    Authors: Ahmad Zamri Liyana, Geeta Appannah, Siti Yazmin Zahari Sham, Mansor Fazliana, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Rashidah Ambak, Azah Abdul Samad, Nofi Yuliani Dahlan and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):126

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

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    Obesity is a global health burden in the non-communicable diseases and much efforts have been implemented in the past decade in response to the rise of obesity prevalence among the Malaysian population. These ...

    Authors: Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Rashidah Ambak, Norazian Mohd Zaki, Nur Shahida Abdul Aziz, Siew Man Cheong, Mohamad Aznuddin Abd Razak, Muslimah Yusof, Mohamad Hasnan Ahmad, Azli Baharuddin, Megat Rusydi Megat Radzi, Wan Nur Khairunnisa Wan Kozil, Intan Hafizah Ishak and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):114

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  3. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Malaysian women remained high over the past three decades. Collaboration with existing community at-risk may be feasible for wide-scale prevention of overweight a...

    Authors: Nor Azian Mohd Zaki, Geeta Appannah, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Azahadi Omar, Mansor Fazliana, Rashidah Ambak, Siti Shafiatun Mohsin and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):110

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol use disorder (AUD) constitutes a major public health problem and is associated with a substantial amount of disability and premature death worldwide. Several treatment and self-help options including A...

    Authors: Maji Hailemariam, Michael Stein, Bradley Anderson, Yael Chatav Schonbrun, Kelly Moore, Megan Kurth, Fallon Richie and Jennifer E. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:125

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The YAM DAABO study (“your choice” in Mooré) takes place in Burkina Faso and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has the objective to identify a package of postpartum family planning (PPFP) interventions to s...

    Authors: Nguyen Toan Tran, Wambi Maurice E. Yameogo, Félicité Langwana, Mary Eluned Gaffield, Armando Seuc, Asa Cuzin-Kihl, Seni Kouanda, Désiré Mashinda, Blandine Thieba, Rachel Yodi, Jean Nyandwe Kyloka, Tieba Millogo, Abou Coulibaly, Basele Bolangala, Souleymane Zan, Brigitte Kini…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:122

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Over 90% of the children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus are infected through the mother to child transmission process according to literatures. Preventing unintended pregnancy by using contraceptive methods...

    Authors: Bilen Mekonnen Araya, Abayneh Akililu Solomon, Kahsay Zenebe Gebreslasie, Temesgen Worku Gudayu and Kiber Temesgen Anteneh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:121

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Rates of violence against women are reported to be highest in Africa compared to other continents. We aimed to determine associations between mental illness, demographic, psychosocial and economic factors with...

    Authors: Sally Field, Michael Onah, Thandi van Heyningen and Simone Honikman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:119

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Despite the enormous benefits of family planning services, the contraceptive utilization still remains low in Sub-Saharan Africa. There is regional variation in modern contraceptive utilization in Ethiopia. Th...

    Authors: Geta Asrade Alemayehu, Abel Fekadu, Mezgebu Yitayal, Yigzaw Kebede, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Zemichael Gizaw, Mamo Wubeshet, Kindie Fentahun Muchie, Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Temesgen Azmeraw, Melkamu Birku, Kassahun Alemu, Amare Tariku, Terefe Derso, Adino Tesfahun…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:118

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Female sex workers living with HIV are at increased risk for negative health outcomes and multiple levels of stigma. However, there is limited research on female sex workers living with HIV and even less focus...

    Authors: Dana Cernigliaro, Clare Barrington, Martha Perez, Yeycy Donastorg and Deanna Kerrigan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:117

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of cervical cancer in Kenya is among the highest in the world. Few Kenyan women are able to access screening, thus fueling the high cervical cancer burden. Self-collected human papilloma Virus (H...

    Authors: Megan Swanson, Saduma Ibrahim, Cinthia Blat, Sandra Oketch, Easter Olwanda, May Maloba and Megan J Huchko

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:116

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to measure the prevalence of intimate partner and family violence amongst a population of Australian female nurses, doctors and allied health professionals.

    Authors: Elizabeth McLindon, Cathy Humphreys and Kelsey Hegarty

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:113

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic surgery is progressing rapidly is becoming the normal route for many abdominal operations, even for major complex surgery. The integrated laparoscopic theatre is a state-of-the-art system in which...

    Authors: Tom K. Holland, Stephen Morris and Alfred Cutner

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:112

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Predictors of trust in healthcare providers and the healthcare system have never been studied in Korean Americans (KA) despite the fact that trust plays an important role in health behaviors. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Hye Chong Hong, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Eileen G. Collins, Chang Park, Lauretta Quinn and Carol Estwing Ferrans

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:109

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Female sexual dysfunction affects 41% of reproductive-age women worldwide, making it a highly prevalent medical issue. Predictors of female sexual dysfunction are multifaceted and vary from country to country....

    Authors: Megan McCool-Myers, Melissa Theurich, Andrea Zuelke, Helge Knuettel and Christian Apfelbacher

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:108

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Women with fistula live in a state of distress and in fear of their future life. An obstetric fistula has a devastating impact on affected women and their families. The objective of this systematic review was ...

    Authors: Debrework Tesgera Bashah, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku and Mezgebu Yitayal Mengistu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:106

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Female Sex Workers (FSWs) are predisposed to a broad range of social, sexual and reproductive health problems such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/HIV, unintended pregnancy, violence, sexual exploita...

    Authors: Rhoune Ochako, Jerry Okal, Steven Kimetu, Ian Askew and Marleen Temmerman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:105

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Immigrants to Western countries increasingly originate from countries with pervasive gender inequalities, where women experience disproportionately high rates of threats to their well-being. Health and social ...

    Authors: Alia Januwalla, Ariel Pulver, Susitha Wanigaratne, Patricia O’Campo and Marcelo L. Urquia

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:104

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to determine whether intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is associated with causes of death during on average 35 years follow-up after the delivery.

    Authors: Suvi-Tuulia Hämäläinen, Kaisa Turunen, Kari J. Mattila and Markku Sumanen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:98

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Adolescent pregnancies present a great public health burden in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa (UNFPA, Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy, 2013). The disenfranchisement from pub...

    Authors: Judith Osok, Pius Kigamwa, Keng-Yen Huang, Nancy Grote and Manasi Kumar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:96

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Hundreds of millions of women suffer from pelvic floor disorders globally, often in silence. Women in developing countries do not disclose their problems due to associated social stigma or lack of access to se...

    Authors: Merga Dheresa, Alemayehu Worku, Lemessa Oljira, Bizatu Mengiste, Nega Assefa and Yemane Berhane

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:95

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the upper genital tract, including the uterus, ovaries, uterine tubes, and pelvic peritoneum. Tubo-ovarian abscess and pyosalpinx are common complications associa...

    Authors: Yannick Hurni, Marta Bonollo, Ludovica Ferrero, Gianmarco Taraschi, Claudia Canonica and Sophie Venturelli Reyes Lozano

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:90

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This cross-sectional pilot study evaluates diagnostic accuracy of live colposcopy versus static image Swede-score evaluation for detecting significant precancerous cervical lesions greater than, or equal to gr...

    Authors: Katayoun Taghavi, Dipanwita Banerjee, Ranajit Mandal, Helena Kopp Kallner, Malin Thorsell, Therese Friis, Ljiljana Kocoska-Maras, Björn Strander, Albert Singer and Elisabeth Wikström

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:89

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Endometriosis is a common, chronic condition in women of reproductive age that is characterized by the presence of functional endometriotic lesions outside the uterus. The Endometriosis Symptom Diary (ESD) is ...

    Authors: Christian Seitz, Vivian Lanius, Susanne Lippert, Christoph Gerlinger, Claudia Haberland, Frank Oehmke and Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:88

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women worldwide. Majority of the cases are found in developing countries. The increasing risk of cervical cancer death and the high prevalence of human ...

    Authors: Abebe Dires Nega, Mulat Adefris Woldetsadik and Abebaw Addis Gelagay

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:87

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In Japan, although the number of females who continue to work after marriage has recently increased, the proportion of those working while parenting their infants is still not clearly increasing, indicating th...

    Authors: Reiko Suga, Mayumi Tsuji, Rie Tanaka, Eiji Shibata, Masayuki Tanaka, Ayako Senju, Shunsuke Araki, Seiichi Morokuma, Masafumi Sanefuji, Masako Oda, Nathan Mise, Yosuke Baba, Mina Hayama-Terada, Koichi Kusuhara, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Takahiko Katoh…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:86

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Despite the large-scale investment in access to contraceptives, high population growth and unintended pregnancies are posing pressures in Ethiopia where the economy is incapable of holding overpopulation. The ...

    Authors: Setegn Tigabu, Tesfa Demelew, Awol Seid, Bisrate Sime and Tsegahun Manyazewal

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:85

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Abortion remains among the leading causes of maternal death worldwide. Post-abortion contraception is significantly effective in preventing unintended pregnancy and abortion if provided before women leave the ...

    Authors: Goshu Hagos, Gurmesa Tura, Gizienesh Kahsay, Kebede Haile, Teklit Grum and Tsige Araya

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:83

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Restoring the body as normal as possible increases quality of life. Aesthetically, almost perfect breast reconstructions can be created. However, these reconstructed breasts have almost no sensation. Our hypot...

    Authors: Anouk J. M. Cornelissen, Stefania M. H. Tuinder, Esther M. Heuts, René R. W. J. van der Hulst and Jenny Slatman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:82

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Estimately, 70–80% of cancer cases are diagnosed in late stages in Kenya with breast cancer being a common cause of mortality among women where late diagnosis is the major ubiquitous concern. Numerous studies ...

    Authors: Joyce Kisiangani, Joyce Baliddawa, Pamela Marinda, Hillary Mabeya, Joseph K. Choge, Eric Onyango Adino and Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:81

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common disorder among women of reproductive age. Nearly 40% of women report problems with their menstrual cycles. Exercise is one of the recommended treatments to reduce sympto...

    Authors: Zahra Mohebbi Dehnavi, Farzaneh Jafarnejad and Somayeh Sadeghi Goghary

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:80

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Cousin marriages, in the Netherlands most frequently between Turkish or Moroccan couples, are at higher risk of having offspring with recessive disorders. Often, these couples not perceive or accept this risk,...

    Authors: Petra Verdonk, Suzanne Metselaar, Oka Storms and Edien Bartels

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:79

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Postnatal care service enables health professionals to identify post-delivery problems including potential complications for the mother with her baby and to provide treatments promptly. In Ethiopia, postnatal ...

    Authors: Genet Gebrehiwot, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Gebreamlak Gidey and Kidan Abrha

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:78

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The healthcare-seeking behaviour of women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is affected by several factors including the cultural background. There is limited number of studies which addressed the healthcare-se...

    Authors: Fayez T. Hammad, Hassan M. Elbiss and Nawal Osman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:77

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  34. Content type: Research article

    For physiological as well as behavioral reasons, sexual debut increases young individuals’ risk for infection with sexually transmitted infection including HIV. It is fundamental to recognize the factors relat...

    Authors: Digafe Tsegaye Nigatu, Asefa Seme, Shewaye Fituma and Mesfin Tafa Segni

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:76

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Women living in resource constrained settings often have limited knowledge of and access to surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. Additionally, little is known about experiences during recovery periods...

    Authors: Janne L. Gjerde, Guri Rortveit, Mulat Adefris, Tadesse Belayneh and Astrid Blystad

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:74

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Immigrant women face greater barriers to health care, especially mental health care, than non-immigrant women. However, immigrants are a heterogeneous group and bring with them a range of different personal, s...

    Authors: Melanie L. Straiton, Heloise Marie L. Ledesma and Tam T. Donnelly

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:73

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  37. Content type: Research article

    When a mother has cancer, families with minor children are confronted with major challenges for all family members. According to the Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response (FAAR) Model, the (im) balance bet...

    Authors: Laura Inhestern and Corinna Bergelt

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:72

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  38. Content type: Debate

    The abortion law in Cameroon is highly restrictive. The law permits induced abortions only when the woman’s life is at risk, to preserve her physical and mental health, and on grounds of rape or incest. Unsafe...

    Authors: Luchuo Engelbert Bain and Eugene Justine Kongnyuy

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:71

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Childhood stunting (height-for-age z-scores below − 2), a form of chronic undernutrition, remains a global health burden. Although a growing literature has examined the association between mothers’ autonomy an...

    Authors: Yusuke Kamiya, Marika Nomura, Hina Ogino, Kanako Yoshikawa, Latsamy Siengsounthone and Phonepadith Xangsayarath

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:70

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Dysmenorrhea is one of the most prevalent gynecological disorders, experienced by approximately two third of young women during menstruation. According to literature, nutrition can play a key role in the preva...

    Authors: Nastaran Najafi, Hamidreza Khalkhali, Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi and Rasoul Zarrin

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:69

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  41. Content type: Technical advance

    The paradigm shift from cytological screening to Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-based screening for cervical cancer allows the introduction of new technologies in sample collection and diagnostics. The OncoE6™ Cervic...

    Authors: Amrei Krings, Anna M. Dückelmann, Lutz Moser, Johannes Gollrad, Maarten Wiegerinck, Johannes Schweizer and Andreas M. Kaufmann

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:68

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