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  1. By focusing upon family planning counselling services, the Mozambican government has significantly enhanced the general health of female and male clients. However, little is known about the experiences of fami...

    Authors: Rehana Capurchande, Gily Coene, Kristien Roelens and Herman Meulemans
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:66
  2. Many people, although they may recognise the positive effects of exercise, do not exercise regularly owing to lack of time. This study aimed to investigate the effects of prolonged single-session exercise and ...

    Authors: JinWook Chung, KwangJun Kim, Jeeyoung Hong and Hyoun-Joong Kong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:65
  3. Vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) is a lymphocyte-mediated disease of unknown etiology that can cause intense itching as well stenosis, hindering the evacuation and urination. It can also limit the sex life due to...

    Authors: Renata A. Belotto, Maria Cristina Chavantes, João Paulo Tardivo, Roberto Euzébio dos Santos, Raquel Civolani Marques Fernandes, Anna Carolina Ratto Tempestini Horliana, Christiane Pavani and Daniela Fátima Teixeira da Silva
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:61
  4. Reproductive disorders, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and hypertensive pregnancy disorders (HPD) like pre-eclampsia (PE), are associated with an increased risk o...

    Authors: Gerbrand A. Zoet, Cindy Meun, Laura Benschop, Eric Boersma, Ricardo P.J. Budde, Bart C.J.M. Fauser, Christianne J.M. de Groot, Aad van der Lugt, Angela H.E.M. Maas, Karl G.M. Moons, Jeanine E. Roeters van Lennep, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink, Eric A.P. Steegers, Bas B. van Rijn, Joop S.E. Laven, Arie Franx…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:60
  5. Little is known about the health service utilization of women sexually assaulted by their intimate partners, as compared with those sexually assaulted by other perpetrators. To address this gap, we describe th...

    Authors: Janice Du Mont, Maryam Woldeyohannes, Sheila Macdonald, Daisy Kosa and Linda Turner
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:59
  6. The benefits of physical activity are well established, yet large numbers of people are not sufficiently active to gain health benefits. Certain population groups are less physically active than others, includ...

    Authors: Gemma C. Ryde, Trish Gorely, Ruth Jepson, Cindy Gray, Ashley Shepherd, Dionne Mackison, Aileen V. Ireland, Brian Williams, Marion E. T. McMurdo and Josie M. M. Evans
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:57
  7. Advances in cervical cancer management for childbearing women have led to less radical approaches. Use of fertility-sparing treatment to treat small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (SCNEC) is challenging owing t...

    Authors: Pei-Ying Wu, Ya-Min Cheng, Geok Huey New, Cheng-Yang Chou, Chun-Ting Chiang, Hung-Wen Tsai and Yu-Fang Huang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:56
  8. Adjuvant chemotherapy improves outcome of patients with early breast cancer. However, chemotherapy may be associated with long term toxicities. In this retrospective cohort study, the objectives were to determ...

    Authors: Winnie Yeo, Frankie K. F. Mo, Elizabeth Pang, Joyce J. S. Suen, Jane Koh, Herbert H. F. Loong, Christopher C. H. Yip, Rita Y. W. Ng, Claudia H. W. Yip, Nelson L. S. Tang and Giok S. Liem
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:55
  9. To assess the attitude to and perception of transvaginal sonography (TVS) among Nigerian women of mixed educational status in order to ascertain factors that may prevent them from submitting to TVS when recomm...

    Authors: Mark C Okeji, Kennedy K Agwuna, Chika N Ihudiebube-Splendor, Iliyasu Y Izge, Kelechi K Ekuma and Jennifer O Emeter
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:54
  10. Male circumcision reduces the risk of female-to-male transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and is being explored for HIV prevention in Papua New Guinea (PNG). PNG has a concentrated HIV epidemic w...

    Authors: Michelle Redman-MacLaren, Jane Mills, Rachael Tommbe, David MacLaren, Rick Speare and William J. H. McBride
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:53
  11. Hysterectomy is one of the most performed surgical procedures during lifetime. Almost 10 % of women who have had a hysterectomy because of prolapse symptoms, will visit a gynaecologist for a surgical correctio...

    Authors: Anne-Lotte W. M. Coolen, Mèlanie N. van IJsselmuiden, Anique M. J. van Oudheusden, J. Veen, Hugo W. F. van Eijndhoven, Ben Willem J. Mol, Jan Paul Roovers and Marlies Y. Bongers
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:52
  12. Anxiety and depression (A&D) are commonly reported among pregnant women from all over the world; however, there is a paucity of workable data from the developing countries including Pakistan. The current study...

    Authors: Rahila Ghaffar, Qaiser Iqbal, Adnan Khalid, Fahad Saleem, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Nosheen Sikandar Baloch, Fiaz ud Din Ahmad, Sajid Bashir, Sajjad Haider and Mohammad Bashaar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:51
  13. Lower limb lymphedema (LLL) is a chronic and incapacitating condition afflicting patients who undergo lymphadenectomy for gynecologic cancer. This study aimed to identify risk factors for LLL and to develop a ...

    Authors: Kenji Kuroda, Yasuhiro Yamamoto, Manami Yanagisawa, Akira Kawata, Naoya Akiba, Kensuke Suzuki and Kazutoshi Naritaka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:50
  14. Infertility is often associated with a chronic state of stress which may manifest itself in anxiety-related and depressive symptoms. The aim of our study is to assess the psychological state of women with and ...

    Authors: Enikő Lakatos, Judit F Szigeti, Péter P Ujma, Réka Sexty and Piroska Balog
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:48
  15. Success rates of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) are approximately 30%, with the most important limiting factor being embryo implantation. Mechanical endometrial injury, also called ‘scratching’, has be...

    Authors: N. E. van Hoogenhuijze, H. L. Torrance, F. Mol, J. S. E. Laven, E. Scheenjes, M. A. F. Traas, C. Janssen, B. Cohlen, G. Teklenburg, J. P. de Bruin, R. van Oppenraaij, J. W. M. Maas, E. Moll, K. Fleischer, M. H. van Hooff, C. de Koning…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:47
  16. Medical devices (MDs) in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are not a well-known source of exposure to plasticizers, in particular during pregnancy. Because of its toxicity, the di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) has be...

    Authors: Cécile Marie, Sebti Hamlaoui, Lise Bernard, Daniel Bourdeaux, Valérie Sautou, Didier Lémery, Françoise Vendittelli and Marie-Pierre Sauvant-Rochat
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:45
  17. Micronutrient malnutrition has been associated with maternal depressive symptoms (MDS), but little is known about the effects of preconceptional micronutrient supplementation. This paper examined the effects o...

    Authors: Phuong H. Nguyen, Ann M. DiGirolamo, Ines Gonzalez-Casanova, Hoa Pham, Wei Hao, Hieu Nguyen, Truong V. Truong, Son Nguyen, Kimberly B. Harding, Gregory A. Reinhart, Reynaldo Martorell and Usha Ramakrishnan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:44
  18. Ovarian cancer is a prominent public health problem which affects people all around the world. Platinum-based chemotherapy is a common treatment for ovarian cancer, however, the effectiveness of chemotherapy v...

    Authors: Ning Tang, Dan Lyu, Yan Zhang and Haiping Liu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:43
  19. Shoulder pain and pain in the upper abdomen are common complaints after laparoscopy, sometimes surpassing the pain at incision sites. The incidence of shoulder pain ranges from 35 to 80%. Post-laparoscopic pai...

    Authors: J. E. W. van Dijk, S. J. Dedden, P. M. A. J. Geomini, P. Meijer, N. van Hanegem and M. Y. Bongers
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:42
  20. Effective female education on cervical cancer prevention has been shown to increase awareness and uptake of screening. However, sustaining increase in uptake poses a challenge to control efforts. Peer health e...

    Authors: Chinyere Mbachu, Cyril Dim and Uche Ezeoke
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:41
  21. Previous studies were conflicting regarding the associations between HPV vaccination, cervical cancer risk perceptions, high-risk sexual behaviors and STIs. This study compared the HPV-vaccinated and non-vacci...

    Authors: Edward Kumakech, Sören Andersson, Henry Wabinga, Caroline Musubika, Samuel Kirimunda and Vanja Berggren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:40
  22. Congenital uterine anomalies like bicornis or bicornuate uterus are relatively rare in sub-Saharan Africa. They are associated with an increased rate of spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery, and infertility....

    Authors: Julius Sama Dohbit, Esther Meka, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Igor Kamla, Darolles Mwadjie and Pascal Foumane
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:39
  23. Women veterans in the United States, particularly those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a history of military sexual assault, have unique health care needs, but their minority status in the US Vet...

    Authors: Shannon M. Kehle-Forbes, Eileen M. Harwood, Michele R. Spoont, Nina A. Sayer, Heather Gerould and Maureen Murdoch
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:38
  24. Despite being legally available in India since 1971, barriers to safe and legal abortion remain, and unsafe and/or illegal abortion continues to be a problem. Community health workers have been involved in imp...

    Authors: Pallavi Gupta, Sharad D. Iyengar, Bela Ganatra, Heidi Bart Johnston and Kirti Iyengar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:37
  25. Ovarian tumours are a leading cause of death in Ghana. Even though geographical and racial differences exist in the frequency, types and age distribution of primary ovarian tumours, information about the clini...

    Authors: Patrick Kafui Akakpo, Leonard Derkyi-Kwarteng, Richard Kwasi Gyasi, Solomom Edward Quayson, Simon Naporo and Jehoram Tei Anim
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:34
  26. Lack of data on skin whitening (SW) among Cameroonian female university students prompted us to undertake the present study which aimed at assessing the knowledge, attitudes, practices and motivations of femal...

    Authors: Emmanuel Armand Kouotou, Jobert Richie N. Nansseu, Hugues Adegbidi, Theophane Christel Joel Zoa Mebara and Elie Claude Ndjitoyap Ndam
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:33
  27. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among women and a leading cause of mortality and morbidity, globally. Breast cancer mortality can be improved through routine cancer screening, yet migrant population...

    Authors: Olayide Oluyemisi Ogunsiji, Cannas Kwok and Lee Chun Fan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:32
  28. Breast and cervical cancer are the most common cancers affecting women. The symptom distresses experienced by cancer survivors are critical factors influencing their quality of life (QOL). This study investiga...

    Authors: Huei-Ying Huang, Wen-Chen Tsai, Wen-Yu Chou, Yao-Ching Hung, Liang-Chih Liu, Kuo-Feng Huang, Wen-Ching Wang, Kam-Wing Leung, Ruey-Kuen Hsieh and Pei-Tseng Kung
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:30
  29. Uterine fibroids (UF) affect 77% of women by menopause, and account for $9.4 billion in annual healthcare costs. Type-2-diabetes (T2D) has inconsistently associated with protection from UFs in prior studies. T...

    Authors: Digna R. Velez Edwards, Katherine E. Hartmann, Melissa Wellons, Anushi Shah, Hua Xu and Todd L. Edwards
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:28
  30. Breast cancer has recently increased in post-menopausal Iraqi women. In Western countries at high-risk for breast cancer, there is a bimodal increase in estrogen receptor (ER) positive tumors with a peak of lo...

    Authors: Runnak A Majid, Hemin A Hassan, Dana N Muhealdeen, Hazha A Mohammed and Michael D Hughson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:27
  31. A breast cancer diagnosis and an abortion can each be pivotal moments in a woman’s life. Research on abortion and breast cancer deals predominantly with women diagnosed during pregnancy who might be advised to...

    Authors: Maggie Kirkman, Carmel Apicella, Jillian Graham, Martha Hickey, John L. Hopper, Louise Keogh, Ingrid Winship and Jane Fisher
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:26
  32. Unplanned pregnancy remains a common problem in many resource-limited settings, mostly due to limited access to modern family planning (FP) services. In particular, use of the more effective long-acting revers...

    Authors: Leevan Tibaijuka, Robert Odongo, Emma Welikhe, Wilber Mukisa, Lilian Kugonza, Imelda Busingye, Phelomena Nabukalu, Joseph Ngonzi, Stephen B. Asiimwe and Francis Bajunirwe
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:25
  33. Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition, which has been shown to create anxiety in women. To be able to investigate these women’s health-related quality of life, a disease-specific instrument is require...

    Authors: Marie Rask, Marie Oscarsson, Neil Ludwig and Katarina Swahnberg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:24
  34. Modifiable health risk factors (MHRFs) significantly affect morbidity and mortality rates and frequently occur in specific combinations or risk clusters. Using five MHRFs (smoking, high-risk alcohol consumptio...

    Authors: Franziska Jentsch, Jennifer Allen, Judith Fuchs and Elena von der Lippe
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:23
  35. It is unclear if the use of hormone therapy (HT) in carriers of BRCA mutations improves the quality of life (QOL) without increasing the risk of breast cancer following a risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (R...

    Authors: Tasneem Siyam, Sue Ross, Sandra Campbell, Dean T. Eurich and Nesé Yuksel
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:22
  36. To assess the effect of a 12-day treatment using a vaginal gel based on niosomes containing hyaluronic acid, ß-glucan, alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, Coriolus versicolor, Asian centella, Azadirachta indica and Alo...

    Authors: Santiago Palacios, Fernando Losa, Damián Dexeus and Javier Cortés
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:21
  37. Fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS) in Asia and the Middle-East contribute significantly to global maternal and neonatal deaths. This systematic review explored maternal and neonatal health (MNH) se...

    Authors: Saji S. Gopalan, Ashis Das and Natasha Howard
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:20
  38. Previous studies revealed low participation in cervical cancer screening among immigrants compared with non-immigrants. Only a few studies about factors associated with immigrants’ lower participation rates ha...

    Authors: Esther E. Idehen, Tellervo Korhonen, Anu Castaneda, Teppo Juntunen, Mari Kangasniemi, Anna-Maija Pietilä and Päivikki Koponen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:19
  39. Circulating Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels are inversely associated with insulin resistance. This study was conducted to compare maternal serum SHBG level between pregnant women with normal glucose...

    Authors: Manal Abdalla Tawfeek, Eman Mohamad Alfadhli, Abdulfatah Marawan Alayoubi, Hesham Ahmad El-Beshbishy and Fawzia Ahmad Habib
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:18
  40. A vast amount of literature exists concerning pharmaceutical adherence in osteoporosis. However, the process of learning to live with osteoporosis over time remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study w...

    Authors: Carrinna A. Hansen, Bo Abrahamsen, Hanne Konradsen and Birthe D. Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:17
  41. The age at menarche in the Thai population has not been determined since 1997. This study recruited adolescents in Bangkok Metropolis to determine the age at menarche and its associations with health and socio...

    Authors: Pongsak Noipayak, Petch Rawdaree, Busaba Supawattanabodee and Sumonmal Manusirivitthaya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:16
  42. In Western settings, the relationship between trauma history, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use, and HIV risk behavior, is well established. Although female fish traders in Zambia are affected by HI...

    Authors: Lynn T. Murphy Michalopoulos, Stefani N. Baca-Atlas, Simona J. Simona, Tina Jiwatram-Negrón, Alexander Ncube and Melanie B. Chery
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:15
  43. Breast cancer (breast Ca) is recognised as a major public health problem in the world. Data on reproductive factors associated with breast Ca in the Central African Republic (CAR) is very limited. This study a...

    Authors: Augustin Balekouzou, Ping Yin, Christian Maucler Pamatika, Cavin Epie Bekolo, Sylvain Wilfrid Nambei, Marceline Djeintote, Komlan Kota, Christian Diamont Mossoro-Kpinde, Chang Shu, Minghui Yin, Zhen Fu, Tingting Qing, Mingming Yan, Jianyuan Zhang, Shaojun Chen, Hongyu Li…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:14

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