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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Simvastatin is a promising new drug for the treatment of endometriosis. It is a cholesterol-lowering drug that acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, resulting in a decrease in mevalonate, a precursor of choles...

    Authors: Wanwisa Waiyaput, Somphoch Pumipichet, Sawaek Weerakiet, Sasivimol Rattanasiri and Areepan Sophonsritsuk
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:89
  21. Cardiovascular disease was the leading cause of death among women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2010. Heart attacks usually happen in older women thus symptoms of heart disease may be masked by symptoms...

    Authors: Sarah Khan and Syed Adnan Ali
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:88
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. HIV persists as a public health emergency in South Africa, especially among women of childbearing age. In response to the HIV epidemic, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS has put forth the 90–90-90...

    Authors: Wendee M. Wechsberg, Jacqueline W. Ndirangu, Ilene S. Speizer, William A. Zule, Winnifred Gumula, Courtney Peasant, Felicia A. Browne and Laura Dunlap
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:85
  25. Indigenous women in Canada have been hyper-visible in research, policy and intervention related to substance use during pregnancy; however, little is known about how the social determinants of health and subst...

    Authors: Sana Z. Shahram, Joan L. Bottorff, Nelly D. Oelke, Leanne Dahlgren, Victoria Thomas and Patricia M. Spittal
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:84

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  26. Chlamydia trachomatis is the causative agent of the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and genotypes...

    Authors: Néstor Casillas-Vega, Rayo Morfín-Otero, Santos García, Jorge Llaca-Díaz, Eduardo Rodríguez-Noriega, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz, Ma de la Merced Ayala-Castellanos, Héctor J. Maldonado-Garza, Jesús Ancer-Rodríguez, Guadalupe Gallegos-Ávila, Alberto Niderhauser-García and Elvira Garza-González
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:83
  27. Violence related injury is a serious public health issue all over the world. This study aims to assess the association between several socio-economic factors and intimate partner violence (IPV) in Nepal.

    Authors: Sunita Dhungel, Pabita Dhungel, Shalik Ram Dhital and Christiane Stock
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:82
  28. Benign metastatic leiomyoma (BML) is an extremely rare disease. Although uterine leiomyomas are benign histologically, they can metastasize to distant sites. While the incidence is very low, the lung is the or...

    Authors: Yeong Hun Choe, So Yeon Jeon, Yoon Chae Lee, Myung Ja Chung, Seung Yong Park, Yong Chul Lee and So Ri Kim
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:81
  29. Fertility is high in Nigeria and contraceptive use is low. Little is known about how urban Nigerians perceive the risk of contraceptive use in relation to pregnancy and birth. This study examines and compares ...

    Authors: Hilary M. Schwandt, Joanna Skinner, Luciana Estelle Hebert, Lisa Cobb, Abdulmumin Saad and Mojisola Odeku
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:80
  30. Menopause is an inevitable stage affecting every middle-aged woman. China has a large and increasing group of post-menopausal women. Most post-menopausal women suffer from increased risks for cardiovascular di...

    Authors: Sek Ying Chair, Qun Wang, Ho Yu Cheng, Sally Wai-Sze Lo, Xiao Mei Li, Eliza Mi-Ling Wong and Janet Wing-Hung Sit
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:79
  31. Traditional practice after vaginal hysterectomy was to keep the vaginal pack and urinary catheter for 24 hours post operatively. But there were studies that prolonged cathterisation was associated with urinary...

    Authors: Priya Rajan, S. Soundara Raghavan and Deepak Sharma
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:78
  32. The prevalence of osteoporosis associated with the aging process is anticipated to increase along with the rising aging population. Periodontitis that the most common chronic infections of humankind is conside...

    Authors: Jung-Kyu Choi, Young-Taek Kim, Hye-In Kweon, Eun-Cheol Park, Seong-Ho Choi and Jae-Hong Lee
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:77
  33. Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures for women of reproductive age. Laparoscopy was introduced in the 1990es and is today one of the recommended routes of surgery. A recent observational ...

    Authors: Elise Hoffmann, Gitte Bennich, Christian Rifbjerg Larsen, Jannie Lindschou, Janus Christian Jakobsen and Pernille Danneskiold Lassen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:76
  34. Despite the fact that long acting family planning methods reduce population growth and improve maternal health, their utilization remains poor. Therefore, this study assessed the prevalence of long acting and ...

    Authors: Chernet Baye Zenebe, Mulat Adefris, Melaku Kindie Yenit and Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:75
  35. Associations of eating behaviors and psychological profile between mothers and daughters with eating disorders exist, but it is important to dissect the influence of the mother in each specific disorder since ...

    Authors: Verónica Vázquez-Velázquez, Martha Kaufer-Horwitz, Juan Pablo Méndez, Eduardo García-García and Lucy María Reidl-Martínez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:74
  36. Drugs are the most important treatment option for most diseases, and the majority of medical consultations result in a prescription. Women and men receive different drug prescriptions and differ in therapeutic...

    Authors: Daria Putignano, Dario Bruzzese, Valentina Orlando, Denise Fiorentino, Alessia Tettamanti and Enrica Menditto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:73
  37. Migration is associated with a number of stress factors which can affect mental health. Ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic status can intertwine with and influence the process of migration and mental health. ...

    Authors: Melanie L. Straiton, Heloise Marie L. Ledesma and Tam T. Donnelly
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:72
  38. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to be a major cause of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) strategies h...

    Authors: Noel Vieira, Dlama Nggida Rasmussen, Inês Oliveira, Aureliano Gomes, Peter Aaby, Christian Wejse, Morten Sodemann, Lucy Reynolds and Holger W. Unger
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:71
  39. The recent mental health care reforms in Mexico call for the regular evaluation of the services provided. This involves analyzing the opinions of those who utilize them on a daily basis, particularly women, si...

    Authors: Jorge Galván, Nayelhi Saavedra, Feliciano Bartolo and Shoshana Berenzon
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:70
  40. Despite years of growing concern about poor provider attitudes and women experiencing mistreatment during facility based childbirth, there are limited interventions that specifically focus on addressing these ...

    Authors: Charlotte E Warren, Charity Ndwiga, Pooja Sripad, Melissa Medich, Anne Njeru, Alice Maranga, George Odhiambo and Timothy Abuya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:69
  41. Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and hysterectomy are the most common gynaecological surgeries that can affect the function of the bladder and bowel as well as one’s sexual life. There ...

    Authors: Mojgan Pakbaz, Ewa Rolfsman and Mats Löfgren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:68
  42. To evaluate the utility and acceptability of using multi-level pregnancy tests (MLPTs) at home to monitor hCG trends following assisted reproductive technology (ART).

    Authors: Tara Shochet, Ioanna A. Comstock, Nguyen Thi Nhu Ngoc, Lynn M. Westphal, Wendy R. Sheldon, Ly Thai Loc, Jennifer Blum, Beverly Winikoff and Paul D. Blumenthal
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:67
  43. Obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse remain highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, where women have poor access to modern health care. Women having these problems tend to stay at home for years before ...

    Authors: Mulat Adefris, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Kiros Terefe, Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Azmeraw Adigo, Selamawit Amare, Dorothy Lazaro, Aster Berhe and Chernet Baye
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:64
  44. Poor endometrial quality is associated with more than a third of embryo implantation failures. Current ultrasonography technology lacks the capacity to determine efficiently the endometrial receptivity during ...

    Authors: Felipe Camargo-Díaz, Valeria García, Azucena Ocampo-Bárcenas, Humberto González-Marquez and Esther López-Bayghen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:63

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