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  1. Content type: Research article

    Large projects in the extractive industry sector can affect people’s health and wellbeing. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), women’s health is of particular concern in such contexts due to potential...

    Authors: Astrid M. Knoblauch, Mark J. Divall, Milka Owuor, Gertrude Musunka, Anna Pascall, Kennedy Nduna, Harrison Ng’uni, Jürg Utzinger and Mirko S. Winkler

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:62

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    Longitudinal data from a rural Ugandan cohort was used to estimate rates of unfulfilled need for contraception, defined as having unmet need and intent to use contraception at baseline but having an unintended...

    Authors: Tom Lutalo, Ron Gray, John Santelli, David Guwatudde, Heena Brahmbhatt, Sanyukta Mathur, David Serwadda, Fred Nalugoda and Fredrick Makumbi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:60

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    A pilot screening campaign in Rwanda, based on careHPV-testing followed by visual inspection with acetic acid triage (careHPV+VIA triage), was evaluated against other WHO-recommended screening options, namely ...

    Authors: M. Chantal Umulisa, Silvia Franceschi, Iacopo Baussano, Vanessa Tenet, Mathilde Uwimbabazi, Belson Rugwizangoga, Daniëlle A. M. Heideman, Anne M. Uyterlinde, Teresa M. Darragh, Peter J. F. Snijders, Felix Sayinzoga and Gary M. Clifford

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:59

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is a pressing and prevalent public health problem. Existing research has found close associations between IPV and perinatal mental health, yet little...

    Authors: Trần Thơ Nhị, Nguyễn Thị Thúy Hạnh and Tine M. Gammeltoft

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:58

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Dysmenorrhea is one of the most common gynecologic disorders and a frequently observed cause of anxiety and discomfort among female adolescents. Its prevalence varies between 16% and 91% in women of reproducti...

    Authors: Abebaw Abeje Muluneh, Tewodros seyuom Nigussie, Kahsay Zenebe Gebreslasie, Kiber Temesgen Anteneh and Zemenu Yohannes Kassa

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:57

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing knowledge of sex-specific differences in cardiovascular disease and recognition of sex disparities in management. In our study, we investigated whether a cardiovascular programme tailored t...

    Authors: Ting Ting Low, Siew Pang Chan, Shin Hnin Wai, Zhou Ang, Kyu Kyu, Kim Yee Lee, Anne Ching, Sarah Comer, Naomi Qiu Pin Tan, Elizabeth Grace Hui En Thong, Tracy Nang, Mohan Dutta and Carolyn S. P. Lam

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:56

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner. Given the considerable negative impacts of intimate partner...

    Authors: Sheila Harvey, Shelley Lees, Gerry Mshana, Daniel Pilger, Christian Hansen, Saidi Kapiga and Charlotte Watts

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:55

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) affects 15–24% of women and can have a devastating impact on quality of life. Laparoscopy is often used in the investigation, although in one third of the examinations there is no vis...

    Authors: Thomas Torstensson, Stephen Butler, Anne Lindgren, Magnus Peterson, Lena Nilsson-Wikmar, Margaretha Eriksson and Per Kristiansson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:54

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is the herniation of pelvic organs from its anatomical confines, and it is of considerable importance to the practicing gynaecologist in middle and low income countries. It is commo...

    Authors: K. C. Ekwedigwe, I. Sunday-Adeoye, M. O. Eliboh, M. E. Isikhuemen, H. Uro-Chukwu, P. Ezeonu, A. B. C. Daniyan and E. N. Yakubu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:53

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The vaginal microbiome influences quality of life and health. The composition of vaginal microbiota can be affected by various health behaviors, such as vaginal douching. The purpose of this study was to exami...

    Authors: Sara E. Crann, Shannon Cunningham, Arianne Albert, Deborah M. Money and Kieran C. O’Doherty

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:52

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Family planning is the ability of individuals and couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children and the spacing and timing of their births. Providing family planning could prevent maternal ...

    Authors: Alemayehu Gonie, Alemayehu Wudneh, Dejene Nigatu and Zelalem Dendir

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:50

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Although use of modern contraception is considered beneficial in lowering maternal and child mortality rates, the prevalence of contraceptive use remains low in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This study exa...

    Authors: Yuji Sano, Roger Antabe, Kilian Nasung Atuoye, Joseph A. Braimah, Sylvester Z. Galaa and Isaac Luginaah

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:49

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Unintended pregnancy is a persistent and global issue with consequences for the health and well-being of mothers and babies. The aim of this paper is to examine unintended pregnancy over time in the context of...

    Authors: Stephanie Ann Grilo, Xiaoyu Song, Tom Lutalo, Margo Mullinax, Sanyukta Mathur and John Santelli

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:46

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia (GT) is an inherited genetic disorder caused by defects in the platelet membrane glycoproteins IIb/IIIA, and is associated with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). HMB is a common compli...

    Authors: Meiqiu Lu and Xin Yang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:45

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge of the association between child death and maternal mental distress may help to understand the indirect impact of reduction of under-five mortality on maternal mental wellbeing. This will further hav...

    Authors: Girma Temam Shifa, Ahmed Ali Ahmed and Alemayehu Worku Yalew

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:44

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Community Health Workers (CHWs) play an instrumental role in promoting socio-behavioural change at the community level, which results in changed indicators of community health. While outcomes are mostly review...

    Authors: Anagha Anand Mahajani, Abhijit Shrinivas Prabhughate, Pearl Tiwari, Shubhangi Sohoni, Ajay Gajanan Phatak, Vallaree Anant Morgaonkar and Somashekhar Marutirao Nimbalkar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:42

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Complications of unsafe abortion are a leading cause of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Adolescents and young women are disproportionately represented among those at risk of these complications. Curr...

    Authors: Boniface A. Ushie, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Michael M. Mutua and Caroline W. Kabiru

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:41

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease with several morphological and molecular subtypes. Widely accepted molecular classification system uses assessment of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR)...

    Authors: Endale Hadgu, Daniel Seifu, Wondemagegnhu Tigneh, Yonas Bokretsion, Abebe Bekele, Markos Abebe, Thomas Sollie, Sofia D. Merajver, Christina Karlsson and Mats G. Karlsson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:40

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The period of menstruation is an eventful one for a significant number of post-pubescent females as they experience lower abdominal pains referred to as dysmenorrhea. This study conducted among female students...

    Authors: Evans Paul Kwame Ameade, Anthony Amalba and Baba Sulemana Mohammed

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:39

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Poor quality maternity care may lead to increased maternal dissatisfaction, and subsequent decreased utilization of health services or both. In a responsive health system, determining suitable delivery care, i...

    Authors: Zack Ndirima, Florian Neuhann and Claudia Beiersmann

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:38

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the occurrence and health consequences of intimate partner sexual assault. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and correlates of sexual assault in the context of intimate p...

    Authors: Supa Pengpid, Karl Peltzer, Orapin Laosee and Kawinarat Suthisukon

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:37

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  22. Content type: Research article

    With the focus of global and national family planning initiatives on reaching “additional user” targets, it is increasingly important for programs to assess contraceptive method discontinuation and switching. ...

    Authors: Janine Barden-O’Fallon, Ilene S. Speizer, Lisa M. Calhoun and Meghan Corroon

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:35

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Gestational diabetes (GDM) is associated with health risks for both mother and child, and is particularly relevant to migrant women and women of African origin. With today’s extensive global migration, contact...

    Authors: Katarina Hjelm, Karin Bard and Jan Apelqvist

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:34

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an essential aspect of hygiene for women and adolescent girls between menarche and menopause. Despite being an important issue concerning women and girls in the menstruati...

    Authors: Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Meika Bhattachan, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Reshu Agrawal Sagtani, Rajan Bikram Rayamajhi, Pramila Rai and Gaurav Sharma

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:33

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Milk is known to contain various nutrients that may have health benefits for postmenopausal women who are at an increased risk of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases. We investigated the association be...

    Authors: Yuri Sukenobe, Masakazu Terauchi, Asuka Hirose, Miho Hirano, Mihoko Akiyoshi, Kiyoko Kato and Naoyuki Miyasaka

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:32

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Childhood and adulthood traumatic experiences negatively impact maternal-infant bonding and increase risk of postpartum depression (PPD). Lower oxytocin levels have also been associated with PPD and compromise...

    Authors: Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Kefu Zhu, Kexin Fei, Yumeng Bu, Alexandria P. Weston and Uma Ravat

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:31

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Although, there are many developments in the field of management, breast cancer is still the commonest cause of cancer related deaths in women in Sri Lanka. This emphasizes the need for validation of treatment...

    Authors: Harshini Peiris, Lakmini Mudduwa, Neil Thalagala and Kamani Jayatilake

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:30

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Evidence points toward shared characteristics between female survivors of sexual abuse and women with dyspareunia. This study explored, for the first time, similarities and differences between women who were e...

    Authors: Michal Granot, Yoram Yovell, Eli Somer, Ahuva Beny, Ronit Sadger, Ronit Uliel-Mirkin and Yaara Zisman-Ilani

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:29

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia is one of the sub-Saharan Africa countries with the highest maternal mortality. Maternal near-misses are more common than deaths and statistically stronger for a comprehensive analysis of the determin...

    Authors: Ewnetu Firdawek Liyew, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework and Birgitta Essén

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:28

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum weight retention (PPWR) causes intergenerational harm, negatively affecting a mother’s cardiovascular health and ability to have future healthy pregnancies. Low-income minority women are at highest ...

    Authors: Charmaine Wright, Marjie Mogul, Glamarys Acevedo, Jaya Aysola, Florence Momplaisir, Sandy Schwartz and Judy Shea

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:27

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  31. Content type: Research article

    There is dearth of research about female sexual dysfunction (FSD), especially in China, because of conservative beliefs. Previous studies indicated the relationship between subclinical hypothyroidism and anxie...

    Authors: Han Luo, Wanjun Zhao, Hongliu Yang, Qianqian Han, Li Zeng, Huairong Tang and Jingqiang Zhu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:26

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer prevention using cervical cytology is insufficiently sensitive, a significant proportion of HPV-infected women having normal cytology.

    Authors: Antoine Adenis, Valentin Dufit, Maylis Douine, Jerome Ponty, Laure Bianco, Fatiha Najioullah, Odile Kilié, Dominique Catherine, Nadia Thomas, Jean Luc Deshayes, Paul Brousse, Gabriel Carles, Claire Grenier, Vincent Lacoste, Vincent Molinie, Raymond Cesaire…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:25

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Improved antiretroviral treatments and decrease in vertical transmission of HIV have led to a higher number of women living with HIV to consider childbearing. However, stigma and social rejection result in spe...

    Authors: Debora Alvarez-del Arco, Sabela Rodríguez, Mª. Jesús Pérez-Elías, Jose Ramón Blanco, Sandra Cuellar, Jorge del Romero, Ignacio Santos, Vicente Boix, Mar Masiá, Lydia Pascual and Victoria Hernando

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:24

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Adolescent pregnancy is a public health concern worldwide. There are disparities in the occurrence of adolescence pregnancy in different social groups and settings; however, few studies have focused on the con...

    Authors: Hridaya Raj Devkota, Andrew Clarke, Shanti Shrish and Dharma Nanda Bhatta

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:23

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The real-world experience of women receiving extended-cycle combined oral contraception (COC) versus monthly-cycle COC has not been reported.

    Authors: Rossella E. Nappi, Iñaki Lete, Lulu K. Lee, Natalia M. Flores, Marie-Christine Micheletti and Boxiong Tang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:22

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is a significant public health issue in Xinjiang China. In order to provide scientific basis for cervical cancer intervention in Xinjiang, women’s knowledge of cervical cancer was investigated ...

    Authors: Guzhalinuer Abulizi, Tangnuer Abulimiti, Hua Li, Guzhalinuer Abuduxikuer, Patiman Mijiti, Su-Qin Zhang, Ayinuer Maimaiti, Muyasier Tuergan, Ayiguli Simayi and Miherinisha Maimaiti

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:21

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have been able to determine whether the likelihood of spousal violence is higher or lower among childless women compared with women who have children. This is because most studies linking childless...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke, Adeleke Luqman Bisiriyu and Amos Oyedokun

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:20

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Gender-based violence (GBV) is a major global public health concern and is a risk factor for adverse health outcomes. Early identification of GBV is crucial for improved health outcomes. Interactions with heal...

    Authors: Nishi Suryavanshi, Shilpa Naik, Smita Waghmare, Nikhil Gupte, Sameer Khan, Vidya Mave, Andrea Deluca, Amita Gupta, Jonathan Golub, Robert C. Bollinger and Anita Shankar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:19

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Few studies on gynaecological problems of young females in Arab countries were published. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of dysmenorrhea and predictors of its pain among university stude...

    Authors: Heba A. Abu Helwa, Areen A. Mitaeb, Suha Al-Hamshri and Waleed M. Sweileh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:18

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  40. Content type: Research article

    In India, community health workers’ (CHW) effectiveness in providing home-based neonatal care (HBNC) has been well documented. The nature of challenges faced and strategies adopted while providing HBNC service...

    Authors: Abhijit Shrinivas Prabhughate, Pearl Tiwari, Shubhangi Sohoni, Vallaree Anant Morgaonkar, Ajay Gajanan Phatak, Somashekhar Marutirao Nimbalkar and Anagha Anand Mahajani

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:17

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Urinary incontinence (UI) is a distressing condition affecting at least 5 million women in England and Wales. Traditionally, physiotherapy for UI comprises pelvic floor muscle training, but although evidence s...

    Authors: Adi Lausen, Louise Marsland, Samantha Head, Joanna Jackson and Berthold Lausen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:16

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to assess the level of knowledge of cervical cancer among Bangladeshi women and to assess their willingness to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

    Authors: Jessica Yasmine Islam, Fatema Khatun, Anadil Alam, Farhana Sultana, Afsana Bhuiyan, Nazmul Alam, Laura Reichenbach, Lena Marions, Mustafizur Rahman and Quamrun Nahar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:15

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  43. Content type: Research article

    No studies illustrating the coping behaviors of mothers experiencing physical and mental subjective symptoms, or the factors that contribute to these behaviors, have been investigated. Therefore, the present s...

    Authors: Misato Kaso, Kikuko Miyazaki and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:14

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The combination of child care and domestic work demands on both housewives and the employed (hired) women may impact their health-related quality-of-life. There is paucity of studies to ascertain this. This st...

    Authors: Anthonia U. Chinweuba, Ijeoma L. Okoronkwo, Agnes N. Anarado, Noreen E. Agbapuonwu, Ngozi P. Ogbonnaya and Chikaodili N. Ihudiebube-Splendor

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:13

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Research indicates that poor sleep is associated with postpartum depression; however, little is known regarding this relationship among postpartum women who are at high for postpartum depression. This study ex...

    Authors: Beth A. Lewis, Dwenda Gjerdingen, Katie Schuver, Melissa Avery and Bess H. Marcus

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:12

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