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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Chronic pelvic pain is a debilitating condition. It is unknown if there is a clinical phenotype for adhesive disorders. This study aimed to determine if the presence or absence, nature, severity and extent of ...

    Authors: Ying Cheong, Mili Saran, James William Hounslow and Isabel Claire Reading
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:11
  17. Contraceptive usage has been associated with improved maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes. Despite significant resources being allocated to programs, there has been sub-optimal uptake of contraception, es...

    Authors: Vernon Mochache, Amyn Lakhani, Hajara El-Busaidy, Marleen Temmerman and Peter Gichangi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:10
  18. The 2012 London Summit on Family Planning set ambitious goals to enable 120 million more women and adolescent girls to use modern contraceptives by 2020. The Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI) was a B...

    Authors: Jennifer Winston, Lisa M. Calhoun, Meghan Corroon, David Guilkey and Ilene Speizer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:9
  19. The association between gynecological diagnoses and their distribution in the health sectors provides benefits in the field of women’s health promotion and in medical and interdisciplinary education, along wit...

    Authors: Adna Thaysa Marcial da Silva, Camila Lohmann Menezes, Edige Felipe de Sousa Santos, Paulo Francisco Ramos Margarido, José Maria Soares Jr, Edmund Chada Baracat, Luiz Carlos de Abreu and Isabel Cristina Esposito Sorpreso
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:8
  20. Being diagnosed with gynaecologic malignancy certainly will have different sequelae which can hamper quality of life (QOL).This study aimed to assess health related quality of life (HRQOL) among gynaecologic c...

    Authors: Birhanu Abera Ayana, Shiferaw Negash, Lukman Yusuf, Wendemagegnhu Tigeneh and Demewoz Haile
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:7
  21. Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a significant problem worldwide particularly in women. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) in comparison...

    Authors: Amreen Naqash, Rifat Ara and Ghulam N. Bader
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:6
  22. Although the overall rate of smoking in Australia continues to decline, the rate of decline has begun to slow. Rates of smoking among young women in Australia have been a particular concern, which has led to t...

    Authors: Zoi Triandafilidis, Jane M. Ussher, Janette Perz and Kate Huppatz
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:5
  23. Management of menstruation can present substantial challenges to girls in low-income settings. In preparation for a menstrual hygiene intervention to reduce school absenteeism in Uganda, this study aimed to in...

    Authors: George Miiro, Rwamahe Rutakumwa, Jessica Nakiyingi-Miiro, Kevin Nakuya, Saidat Musoke, Juliet Namakula, Suzanna Francis, Belen Torondel, Lorna J. Gibson, David A. Ross and Helen A. Weiss
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:4
  24. Rubella primary infection during early stages of pregnancy is associated with high risk of congenital Rubella syndrome (CRS). Prevention of CRS in the resource-limited countries requires multiple strategies. H...

    Authors: Mariam M. Mirambo, Mtebe Majigo, Seth D. Scana, Martha F. Mushi, Said Aboud, Uwe Groß, Benson R. Kidenya and Stephen E. Mshana
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:3
  25. Cardiac surgery is a major life event, and outcomes after surgery are associated with men’s and women’s ability to self-manage and cope with their cardiac condition in everyday life. Hope is suggested to impac...

    Authors: Ann Kristin Bjørnnes, Monica Parry, Irene Lie, Ragnhild Falk, Marit Leegaard and Tone Rustøen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:2
  26. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a member of the Papillomaviridae family. The prevalence of HPV genotypes may vary according to the region and the population studied. Quilombo communities are ethnic and racial group...

    Authors: Maria do Desterro Soares Brandão Nascimento, Flávia Castello Branco Vidal, Marcos Antonio Custódio Neto da Silva, José Eduardo Batista, Maria do Carmo Lacerda Barbosa, Walbert Edson Muniz Filho, Geusa Felipa de Barros Bezerra, Graça Maria de Castro Viana, Rebeca Costa Castelo Branco and Luciane Maria Oliveira Brito
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:1
  27. Every year around 50 million unintended pregnancies worldwide are terminated by induced abortion. Even in countries, where it is legalized and performed in a safe environment, abortion carries some risk of com...

    Authors: Ekaterine Pestvenidze, Nino Lomia, Nino Berdzuli, Lia Umikashvili, Tamar Antelava and Babill Stray-Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:136
  28. Cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in Bolivia are among the highest in Latin America. This investigation aims to evaluate the possibility of using simple devices, e.g. a cotton swab and a glass slid...

    Authors: Pedro Surriabre, Gustavo Allende, Marcela Prado, Leyddy Cáceres, Diego Bellot, Andrea Torrico, Karina Ustariz, Shirley Rojas, Jaime Barriga, Pamela Calle, Ligia Villarroel, Rosse Mary Yañez, Marc Baay, Patricia Rodriguez and Véronique Fontaine
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:135
  29. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of message framing on women’s intention to perform cytomegalovirus (CMV) prevention behaviors involving handwashing, not sharing food and eating utensils, n...

    Authors: Rosemary Thackeray, Brianna M. Magnusson and Emily M. Christensen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:134
  30. Women involved in both street-level and off-street sex work face disproportionate health and social inequities compared to the general population. While much research has focused on HIV and sexually transmitte...

    Authors: Nitasha Puri, Kate Shannon, Paul Nguyen and Shira M. Goldenberg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:133
  31. Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed at a late stage when outcomes are poor. Personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction, based on genetic and epidemiological information and risk stratified management in adult...

    Authors: Katie E. J. Hann, Lindsay Fraser, Lucy Side, Sue Gessler, Jo Waller, Saskia C. Sanderson, Madeleine Freeman, Ian Jacobs and Anne Lanceley
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:132
  32. An estimated 1 in 150 infants is born each year with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV); nearly 1 in 750 suffers permanent disabilities. Congenital CMV is the result of a pregnant woman becoming infected with CM...

    Authors: Denise M. Levis, Christina L. Hillard, Simani M. Price, Erika Reed-Gross, Erika Bonilla, Minal Amin, Jennifer D. Stowell, Rebekah Clark, Delaney Johnson, Karen Mask, Cynthia Carpentieri and Michael J. Cannon
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:131
  33. Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection is the most prevalent non-viral sexually transmitted pathogen worldwide. Among pregnant women, the infection may cause adverse birth outcomes such ...

    Authors: Richard H. Asmah, Harriet N. A. Blankson, Kekeli A. Seanefu, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Georgina Awuah-Mensah, Momodou Cham and Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:130
  34. Cisplatin is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug classified as an alkylating agent. It is used for the treatment of a variety of cancers such as cervical, breast, stomach, prostate, bladder and oesophageal, to na...

    Authors: J. Paken, C. D. Govender and V. Sewram
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:129
  35. Women’s physical and mental ill-health such as stress-related symptoms, depression, pain, hypertension and urogenital health shows a marked increase around the ages 45–55 years. These women are an important gr...

    Authors: Lena Rindner, Gunilla Strömme, Lena Nordeman, Margareta Wigren, Dominique Hange, Ronny Gunnarsson and Gun Rembeck
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:128
  36. Female survivors of sexual violence in conflict experience not only physical and psychological sequelae from the event itself, but often many negative social outcomes, such as rejection and ostracisation from ...

    Authors: Jocelyn Kelly, Katherine Albutt, Justin Kabanga, Kimberley Anderson and Michael VanRooyen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:127
  37. Middle-aged women experience various menopausal symptoms during the menopause. These symptoms can affect their quality of life and health. Several epidemiological studies reported that obesity associates with ...

    Authors: Seul Koo, Younjhin Ahn, Joong-Yeon Lim, Juhee Cho and Hyun-Young Park
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:126
  38. Young people living with perinatally-acquired HIV require age-appropriate support regarding sex and relationships as they progress towards adulthood. HIV affects both genders but evidence suggests that young w...

    Authors: Gertrude Mwalabu, Catrin Evans and Sarah Redsell
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:125
  39. Menopause is a natural phenomenon occurring as women approach middle-age. It is characterized by declining of ovarian function and onset of the last menstrual period and subsequent 12-month cessation of menstr...

    Authors: Engida Yisma, Natnael Eshetu, Stephanie Ly and Berhanu Dessalegn
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:124
  40. Breast cancer and cervical cancer are the most common cancers among women in the world. Many studies on the early detection of cancer have been conducted among women worldwide, but few studies have been perfor...

    Authors: Ayla Bayık Temel, Şafak Dağhan, Şenay Kaymakçı, Renginar Öztürk Dönmez and Zeynep Arabacı
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:123
  41. After publication of the original article (1) it was noted that the title of this manuscript was incorrect. The title presently reads “The cedar project: using indigenous-specific determinants of health to pre...

    Authors: Sana Z. Shahram, Joan L. Bottorff, Nelly D. Oelke, Leanne Dahlgren, Victoria Thomas and Patricia M. Spittal
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:122

    The original article was published in BMC Women's Health 2017 17:84

  42. Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide, particularly in Brazil, where public healthcare system is an important model in health organization and the cost of chronic disease has affected the economy i...

    Authors: Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Tábata Cristina do Carmo Almeida, Débora Terra Cardial, Érika da Silva Maciel, Fernando Luiz Affonso Fonseca and Fernando Adami
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:121
  43. Although Indonesia has relatively high contraceptive prevalence, postpartum family planning (PP-FP) has not been a particular point of emphasis. This article reports the results of analyses undertaken in order...

    Authors: Siswanto Agus Wilopo, Althaf Setyawan, Anggriyani Wahyu Pinandari, Titut Prihyugiarto, Flourisa Juliaan and Robert J. Magnani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:120
  44. Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a malignant tumour formed of cells with distinct smooth muscle features. Leiomyosarcomas rarely metastasise to the oral cavity and this literature review details all reported cases of m...

    Authors: Isabel Hope, Karen Morton, Carrie Newlands, Simon Butler-Manuel and Thumuluru Kavitha Madhuri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:119
  45. Given the important roles of the receptor-mediated lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) signaling in both reproductive tract function and gynecological cancers, it will be informative to investigate the potential role ...

    Authors: Bicheng Yang, Liqun Wang, Xiaoju Wan, Yunjun Li, Xiaohong Yu, Yunna Qin, Yong Luo, Feng Wang and Ouping Huang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:118
  46. Female sterilisation is usually performed on an elective basis at perceived family completion, however, around 1–3% of women who have undergone sterilisation elect to undergo sterilisation reversal (SR) at a l...

    Authors: Khadra A. Jama-Alol, Alexandra P. Bremner, Gavin Pereira, Louise M. Stewart, Eva Malacova, Rachael Moorin and David B. Preen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:117
  47. The economic boom in Saudi Arabia indirectly prompted the use of dietary supplements in the last two decades. Our aim is to investigate the prevalence of dietary supplement use and its association with sociode...

    Authors: Hanan Alfawaz, Nasiruddin Khan, Aziza Alfaifi, Fatima M. Shahrani, Huda M. Al Tameem, Seetah F. Al Otaibi, Weaam I. Abudigin, Mohammad S. Al-Shayaa, Saad A. Al-Ghanim and Nasser M. Al-Daghri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:116
  48. The onset of a major depressive episode is experienced by a large number of women in the weeks or months following delivery. Postpartum depression may deem those women experiencing it incapable of taking care ...

    Authors: Maria Papamarkou, Pavlos Sarafis, Charis P. Kaite, Maria Malliarou, Andreas Tsounis and Dimitris Niakas
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:115
  49. Based on moderate quality evidence, routine pelvic examination is strongly recommended against in asymptomatic women. The aims of this study was to quantify the extent of routine pelvic examinations within spe...

    Authors: Ingvild Mathiesen Rosenlund, Linda Leivseth, Ingard Nilsen, Olav Helge Førde and Arthur Revhaug
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:114
  50. 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

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