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  1. Fractures lead to reduced physical function and quality of life (QOL), but little is known about postmenopausal women with osteopenia and a healed wrist fracture. The purpose was to evaluate physical function ...

    Authors: Kari Anne Hakestad, Lars Nordsletten, Monica Klungland Torstveit and May Arna Risberg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:92
  2. Misoprostol has become a popular over the counter self-administered abortifacient in Ghana. This study aimed to compare the socio-demographic characteristics and clinical complications associated with misopros...

    Authors: Francis JMK Damalie, Edward T Dassah, Emmanuel SK Morhe, Emmanuel K Nakua, Harry K Tagbor and Henry S Opare-Addo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:90
  3. Although significant progress has been made in clinical trials of women-controlled methods of HIV prevention such as microbicides and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), low adherence to experimental study produc...

    Authors: Busisiwe Magazi, Jonathan Stadler, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Elizabeth Montgomery, Florence Mathebula, Miriam Hartmann and Ariane van der Straten
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:88
  4. The wellness construct has application in a number of fields including education, healthcare and counseling, particularly with regard to female adolescents. The effective measurement of wellness in adolescents...

    Authors: Jerome N Rachele, Thomas F Cuddihy, Tracy L Washington and Steven M McPhail
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:87
  5. Cervical cancer is a frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. Despite having easy preventive and therapeutic approaches, it is an important cause of mortality among women.

    Authors: Amelia Acera, Josep Maria Manresa, Diego Rodriguez, Ana Rodriguez, Josep Maria Bonet, Norman Sanchez, Pablo Hidalgo, Pilar Soteras, Pere Toran, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Iris Lozano and Silvia De Sanjose
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:86
  6. Sex trafficking is a contemporary issue in both developed and developing countries. The number of trafficked women and young girls has increased globally. Females aged 18–25 are the most targeted group of traf...

    Authors: Muluken Azage, Gedefaw Abeje and Alemtsehay Mekonnen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:85
  7. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in Uganda; yet community understanding of the disease is limited. We explored community perceptions, beliefs and knowledge about the local names, cause...

    Authors: Amos Deogratius Mwaka, Elialilia Sarikiaeli Okello, Juliet Kiguli and Elizeus Rutebemberwa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:84
  8. Miscarriage, the unexpected loss of pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation, may have a negative effect on a mother’s perception of herself as a capable woman and on her emotional health when she is pregnant again...

    Authors: Cara Bicking Kinsey, Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, Junjia Zhu and Kristen H Kjerulff
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:83
  9. Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is an uncommon form of chronic inflammation that is destructive to the normal tissue of affected organs. Although xanthogranulomatous endometritis and xanthogranulomatous salpi...

    Authors: Tomoko Inoue, Katsutoshi Oda, Takahide Arimoto, Taiki Samejima, Yutaka Takazawa, Daichi Maeda, Masashi Fukayama, Kei Kawana, Yutaka Osuga and Tomoyuki Fujii
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:82
  10. The study aimed to describe the overall and age-specific trends of induced abortions from 1996 to 2011 with an emphasis on socio-demographic characteristics and contraceptive use of women having had repeat abo...

    Authors: Made Laanpere, Inge Ringmets, Kai Part, Kärt Allvee, Piret Veerus and Helle Karro
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:81
  11. Although considerable evidence has demonstrated that physical activity is associated with breast cancer prevention, few studies have assessed the level of awareness of this association. Awareness is a key firs...

    Authors: Rina Miyawaki, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii and Koichiro Oka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:80
  12. Women's autonomy in health-care decision is a prerequisite for improvements in maternal and child health. Little is known about women’s autonomy and its influencing factors on maternal and child health care in...

    Authors: Dabere Nigatu, Abebe Gebremariam, Muluemebet Abera, Tesfaye Setegn and Kebede Deribe
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:79
  13. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) leads to considerable physical and psychological morbidity. The highest prevalence reported was found in Caucasian Americans (range 23% -67%) and the lowest in Singaporean fem...

    Authors: Jennifer Perera, Dinoo S Kirthinanda, Sujani Wijeratne and Thanuja K Wickramarachchi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:78
  14. There is limited understanding of the factors that influence decisions to seek HIV care and treatment services in community settings. The aim of this study was to explore the socio-cultural and health system f...

    Authors: Rebecca Njuki, James Kimani, Francis Obare and Charlotte Warren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:77
  15. Examining women’s stress and social support following denial and receipt of abortion furthers understanding of the effects of unwanted childbearing and abortion on women’s well-being. This study investigated p...

    Authors: Laura F Harris, Sarah CM Roberts, M Antonia Biggs, Corinne H Rocca and Diana Greene Foster
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:76
  16. Thirty-five percent of Danish women experience sexual or physical violence in their lifetime. However, health care professionals are not in the practice of asking about intimate partner violence (IPV) in Denma...

    Authors: Trine Mørk, Pernille Tanggaard Andersen and Ann Taket
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:74
  17. Menstrual blood loss (MBL) has been shown to be an important determinant in iron status, work performance and well-being. Several methods have been developed to estimate MBL, the standard quantitative method h...

    Authors: Laura Toxqui, Ana M Pérez-Granados, Ruth Blanco-Rojo, Ione Wright and M Pilar Vaquero
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:71
  18. Although intimate partner sexual aggression has been shown to be associated with adverse mental health outcomes, there is scant information about sexual aggression in Chinese intimate relationships in general ...

    Authors: Agnes Tiwari, Denise Shuk Ting Cheung, Ko Ling Chan, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Elsie Chau Wai Yan, Gloria Ling Lee Lam and Debbie Hoi Ming Tang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:70
  19. Ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy is a very rare condition, but it must be kept in mind in women with history of hysterectomy who present with abdominal pain and ecographic adnexal heterogeneous images. Sin...

    Authors: Emilia Villegas, Ernesto González-Mesa, María José Benítez, Sergio Luna, Cristina Gómez, Aurelia Marsac and Jesús Jiménez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:69
  20. Malaria remains a burden for pregnant women and the under 5. Intermittent preventive treatment of pregnant women (IPTp) for malaria with sulfadoxine – pyrimethamine (SP) has since replaced prophylaxis and legi...

    Authors: Robinson Enow Mbu, William Ako Takang, Hortence Jeanne Fouedjio, Florent Ymele Fouelifack, Florence Ndikum Tumasang and Rebecca Tonye
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:68
  21. Menarche age is an important indicator of reproductive health of a woman or a community. In industrial societies, age at menarche has been declining over the last 150 years with a secular trend, and similar tr...

    Authors: Beatrice Odongkara Mpora, Thereza Piloya, Sylvia Awor, Thomas Ngwiri, Paul Laigong, Edison A Mworozi and Ze’ev Hochberg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:66
  22. A decline in HIV prevalence among female sex workers (FSWs) has been reported from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh between the two rounds of integrated biological and behavioural assessment (IBBA) surveys i...

    Authors: G Anil Kumar, Rakhi Dandona, Michel Alary and Lalit Dandona
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:65
  23. The relationship between infection with high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer is transforming prevention through HPV vaccination and HPV oncogenic testing. In Ireland, a national ...

    Authors: Judith McRae, Cara Martin, John O’Leary and Linda Sharp
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:64
  24. Domestic violence during pregnancy is a serious public health issue which threatens maternal and foetal health outcomes. The aim of the study was to explore prevalence of domestic violence among pregnant women in...

    Authors: Hafrún Finnbogadóttir, Anna-Karin Dykes and Christine Wann-Hansson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:63
  25. High levels of physical activity (PA) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are each associated with a favorable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk profile. However, the relationship between CRF and obesity is st...

    Authors: Wenfei Zhu, Steven P Hooker, Yuliang Sun, Minhao Xie, Hao Su and Jianmin Cao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:62
  26. The question of whether personality traits influence health has long been a focus for research and discussion. Therefore, this study was undertaken to examine possible associations between personality traits a...

    Authors: Malin André, Eva Billstedt, Calle Bengtsson, Tore Hällström, Lauren Lissner, Ingmar Skoog, Valter Sundh, Margda Waern and Cecilia Björkelund
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:61
  27. The Compassionate Care Benefit was implemented in Canada in 2004 to support employed informal caregivers, the majority of which we know are women given the gendered nature of caregiving. In order to examine ho...

    Authors: Sarah Dykeman and Allison M Williams
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:60
  28. There is a lack of research about the experiences of participating in weight-reducing interventions. The aim of this study was to explore barriers and facilitators to weight-loss experienced by participants in...

    Authors: Anne Hammarström, Anncristine Fjellman Wiklund, Bernt Lindahl, Christel Larsson and Christina Ahlgren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:59
  29. Previous studies on domestic violence in Indonesia have focused primarily on women’s experiences and little research has been undertaken to understand men’s views on domestic violence or their involvement in t...

    Authors: Elli N Hayati, Maria Emmelin and Malin Eriksson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:58
  30. Moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects 8–20 percent of premenopausal women. Previous studies suggest that high dietary vitamin D intake may reduce risk. However, vitamin D status is influenced ...

    Authors: Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson, Susan E Hankinson, Nancy G Forger, Sally I Powers, Walter C Willett, Susan R Johnson and JoAnn E Manson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:56
  31. Vegan diet has been associated with lower risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality, partly due to its effects on serum lipid profiles. Lipid profiles [high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), low den...

    Authors: Yee-Wen Huang, Zhi-Hong Jian, Hui-Chin Chang, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Pei-Chieh Ko, Chia-Chi Lung, Long-Yau Lin, Chien-Chang Ho, Yi-Chen Chiang and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:55
  32. Unintended pregnancy is a complex phenomenon which raise to take an emergency decision. Low contraceptive prevalence and high user failure rates are the leading causes of this unexpected situation. High user f...

    Authors: Mohammad Shohel, Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman, Asif Zaman, Mir Muhammad Nasir Uddin, Md Mamun Al-Amin and Hasan Mahmud Reza
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:54
  33. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is used to describe physical, cognitive, affective, and behavioral symptoms that occur cyclically during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and resolve quickly at or within a f...

    Authors: Fikru Wakjira Tolossa and Mebratu Legesse Bekele
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:52
  34. Physical activity is prescribed as a component of primary management for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). This study investigates the association between physical activity and mental health as well as the exe...

    Authors: Lauren K Banting, Melanie Gibson-Helm, Remco Polman, Helena J Teede and Nigel K Stepto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:51
  35. Induced abortion is one of the greatest human rights dilemmas of our time. Yet, abortion is a very common experience in every culture and society. According to the World Health Organization, Ethiopia had the f...

    Authors: Amha Admasie Gelaye, Kalemelekot Nigussie Taye and Tesfa Mekonen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:50
  36. About half of women decrease their regular exercise during middle age. Concurrently, they experience a reduction in basal metabolic rate and loss of lean muscle as they transition to menopause. The combined ef...

    Authors: Deanne McArthur, Alex Dumas, Kirsten Woodend, Sarah Beach and Dawn Stacey
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:49
  37. Coffee and its compounds have been proposed to inhibit endometrial carcinogenesis. Studies in the Norwegian population can be especially interesting due to the high coffee consumption and increasing incidence ...

    Authors: Oxana Gavrilyuk, Tonje Braaten, Guri Skeie, Elisabete Weiderpass, Vanessa Dumeaux and Eiliv Lund
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:48
  38. Despite extensive literature demonstrating differing experiences in menopause around the world, documentation of the experience of menopause in Australian Aboriginal women is scarce, and thus their menopausal ...

    Authors: Janelle R Jurgenson, Emma K Jones, Emma Haynes, Charmaine Green and Sandra C Thompson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:47
  39. Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub Saharan Africa with high total fertility rate, and high maternal and child mortality rates. In sub Saharan African countries, including Ethiopia, even though...

    Authors: Gizachew Abdissa Bulto, Tatek Abate Zewdie and Teresa Kisi Beyen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:46
  40. In addition to an increased risk for chronic illnesses, obese individuals suffer from social stigmatization and discrimination, and severely obese people may experience greater risk of impaired psychosocial an...

    Authors: Sadaf Koohkan, Denise Schaffner, Brandy J Milliron, Ingrid Frey, Daniel König, Peter Deibert, Mara Vitolins and Aloys Berg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:45
  41. Cervical cancer is the leading female cancer in Bhutan. This study describes the level of cervical cancer knowledge and screening behaviors among female university graduates attending the National Graduate Ori...

    Authors: Tshering Dhendup and Pandup Tshering
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:44
  42. The desire of many young women to become parents may be influenced by the premium placed on children by society. In Africa, children are highly valued for social, cultural and economic reasons. Infertile and c...

    Authors: Abass Alhassan, Abdul Razak Ziblim and Sirina Muntaka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:42

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