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  1. Postnatal care is essential to save the life of the mother and newborn. Knowledge on the determinants of postnatal care assists the policy makers to design, justify and implement appropriate interventions. The...

    Authors: Vishnu Khanal, Mandira Adhikari, Rajendra Karkee and Tania Gavidia
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:19
  2. The health of females is more at risk during disasters. Studies that focus on the comparison of males and time span are few. This article focuses on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of female victims...

    Authors: Ying Liang and Runxia Cao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:18
  3. Reproductive events may affect the onset of chronic diseases. We examined the possible association between reproductive parameters and intima media thickness (IMT) or carotid plaques in the common carotid arte...

    Authors: Doris Stöckl, Annette Peters, Barbara Thorand, Margit Heier, Wolfgang Koenig, Jochen Seissler, Joachim Thiery, Wolfgang Rathmann and Christa Meisinger
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:17
  4. Microscopic colitis (MC) induces gastrointestinal symptoms, which are partly overlapping with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), predominately in middle-aged and elderly women. The etiology is unknown, but associ...

    Authors: Bodil Roth, Rita J Gustafsson, Bengt Jeppsson, Jonas Manjer and Bodil Ohlsson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:16
  5. Sexual violence is considered a serious violation of human rights which affects mainly young women and adolescents. There is little information about the conditions under which sexual offences occur. We evalua...

    Authors: Márcia de Toledo Blake, Jefferson Drezett, Maria Auxiliadora Vertamatti, Fernando Adami, Vitor E Valenti, Adriana Costa Paiva, Joseval Martins Viana, Daniela Pedroso and Luiz Carlos de Abreu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:15
  6. Little is known as to the extent gastrointestinal (GI) complaints are reported by women around menses. We aimed to describe GI symptoms that occurred premenstrually and during menses in healthy women, and to s...

    Authors: Matthew T Bernstein, Lesley A Graff, Lisa Avery, Carrie Palatnick, Katie Parnerowski and Laura E Targownik
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:14
  7. Many women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. In developing countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, where access to emergency obstetrical care is often limited, obstetri...

    Authors: Yitayih Wondimeneh, Dagnachew Muluye, Abebe Alemu, Asmamaw Atinafu, Gashaw Yitayew, Teklay Gebrecherkos, Agersew Alemu, Demekech Damtie and Getachew Ferede
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:12
  8. Understanding women’s perspectives of female genital cutting is particularly critical for understanding the roots of the problem and enhancing effectiveness of any prevention program. Very limited research has...

    Authors: Nazar P Shabila, Abubakir M Saleh and Rojan K Jawad
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:11
  9. The editors of BMC Women’s Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 13 (2013).

    Authors: Peter O'Donovan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:9
  10. Hysterectomy prevalence has been shown to vary by education level. Hysterectomy influences age at amenorrhoea. The aim of this study was to examine these associations in Germany within population-based data sets.

    Authors: Andreas Stang, Alexander Kluttig, Susanne Moebus, Henry Völzke, Klaus Berger, Karin Halina Greiser, Doris Stöckl, Karl-Heinz Jöckel and Christa Meisinger
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:10
  11. The association between student characteristics and depression among students attending women’s colleges (single-sex institutions of higher education that exclude or limit males from admission) is poorly under...

    Authors: Katherine T Wilson, Ashley E Bohnert, Alex Ambrose, Destiny Y Davis, Dina M Jones and Matthew J Magee
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:8
  12. Chinese menopausal women comprise a large population and the women in it experience menopausal symptoms in many different ways. Their health related quality of life (HRQOL) is not particularly well studied. Ou...

    Authors: Kuo Liu, Liu He, Xun Tang, Jinwei Wang, Na Li, Yiqun Wu, Roger Marshall, Jingrong Li, Zongxin Zhang, Jianjiang Liu, Haitao Xu, Liping Yu and Yonghua Hu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:7
  13. Intimate partner violence (IPV) related injuries have been recognized among health care professionals. However, few studies have provided detailed information on injuries to the head, neck and face regions in ...

    Authors: Janet Yuen-Ha Wong, Anna Wai-Man Choi, Daniel Yee-Tak Fong, John Kit-Shing Wong, Chu-Leung Lau and Chak-Wah Kam
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:6
  14. In light of the recent debate on the use of financial incentives to promote long-acting contraception and sterilisation among women who use illicit drugs we discuss attitudes to contraception, pregnancy and pa...

    Authors: Anna Olsen, Cathy Banwell and Annie Madden
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:5
  15. Transient exposures may influence fertility and early embryonic development. To assess the time of conception in vivo and conduct concurrent biomonitoring, ovulation must be identified prospectively. We report on...

    Authors: Christina A Porucznik, Kyley J Cox, Karen C Schliep and Joseph B Stanford
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:4
  16. Solitary fibrous tumour of the uterine cervix is an extremely rare phenomenon. We present a case of the largest cervical tumour of this type in this anatomical location reported so far.

    Authors: Andrzej Nowakowski, Wojciech Kozłowski, Dariusz Włodarczyk, Marta Szajnik-Szczepański and Włodzimierz Baranowski
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:3
  17. The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence and risk factors for intergenerational (IG)-sex in females aged 15–19 residing in Barbados.

    Authors: Nicole Drakes, Clarissa Perks, Alok Kumar, Kim Quimby, Colin Clarke, Rajul Patel, Ian R Hambleton and R Clive Landis
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:53
  18. Induced abortion is a common medical intervention. Whether psychological sequelae might follow induced abortion has long been a subject of concern among researchers and little is known about the relationship b...

    Authors: Inger Wallin Lundell, Susanne Georgsson Öhman, Örjan Frans, Lotti Helström, Ulf Högberg, Sigrid Nyberg, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Gunilla Sydsjö, Ingrid Östlund and Agneta Skoog Svanberg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:52
  19. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common, chronic condition which affects women living with the condition both physically and psychologically. Social support may be beneficial to sufferers in coping with chronic ...

    Authors: Sarah Holbrey and Neil S Coulson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:51
  20. Migraine, a common chronic-intermittent disorder among reproductive age women, has emerged as a novel risk factor for adverse perinatal outcomes. Diagnostic reliability of self-report of physician-diagnosed mi...

    Authors: Chunfang Qiu, Michelle A Williams, Sheena K Aurora, B Lee Peterlin, Bizu Gelaye, Ihunnaya O Frederick and Daniel A Enquobahrie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:50
  21. Despite rising breast cancer incidence and mortality rates, breast cancer screening (BCS) rates among women in Qatar remain low. Previous studies indicate the need to better understand the many complex beliefs...

    Authors: Tam Truong Donnelly, Al-Hareth Al Khater, Salha Bujassoum Al-Bader, Mohamed Ghaith Al Kuwari, Nabila Al-Meer, Mariam Malik, Rajvir Singh, Sofia Chaudhry and Tak Fung
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:49
  22. There are few studies reporting mortality of women of reproductive age (WRA) in developing countries. The trend and patterns of their mortality may be important for documenting the health status of the populat...

    Authors: Maram Mane, Ane B Fisker, Henrik Ravn, Peter Aaby and Amabelia Rodrigues
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:48
  23. The menopause is associated with a tendency to gain weight. Several alterations in fat deposits occur, leading to changes in the distribution of body fat. There are strong indications that, in middle age, obes...

    Authors: Angela A F Gravena, Sheila C R Brischiliari, Tiara C R Lopes, Cátia M D Agnolo, Maria D B Carvalho and Sandra M Pelloso
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:46
  24. Some young women experience delays in diagnosis of cervical cancer, but little research about ways of studying these delays has been published. A major challenge is that gynaecological symptoms are common in y...

    Authors: Anita WW Lim, Lindsay JL Forbes, Adam N Rosenthal, Kantipati S Raju and Amanda-Jane Ramirez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:45
  25. Little research on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and social perceptions toward this behavior has been disseminated from Eastern Europe. This study explores the prevalence and risk factors of IPV and the just...

    Authors: Eve Waltermaurer, Maia Butsashvili, Nata Avaliani, Steve Samuels and Louise-Anne McNutt
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:44
  26. Endometriosis is a common condition which causes pain and reduced fertility. Treatment can be difficult, especially for severe disease, and an accurate preoperative assessment would greatly help in the managme...

    Authors: Tom K Holland, Alfred Cutner, Ertan Saridogan, Dimitrios Mavrelos, Kate Pateman and Davor Jurkovic
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:43
  27. Clomiphene citrate (CC) is first line treatment in women with World Health Organization (WHO) type II anovulation and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Whereas 60% to 85% of these women will ovulate on CC, onl...

    Authors: Marleen J Nahuis, Nienke S Weiss, Fulco van der Veen, Ben Willem J Mol, Peter G Hompes, Jur Oosterhuis, Nils B Lambalk, Jesper MJ Smeenk, Carolien AM Koks, Ron JT van Golde, Joop SE Laven, Ben J Cohlen, Kathrin Fleischer, Angelique J Goverde, Marie H Gerards, Nicole F Klijn…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:42
  28. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy afflicting women, and the most common cancer overall in Jordan. A woman’s decision to go for screening is influenced by her social support network. This study aims t...

    Authors: Hana Taha, Raeda Al-Qutob, Lennarth Nyström, Rolf Wahlström and Vanja Berggren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:41
  29. Approximately 1% of all couples trying to conceive will suffer from recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Nutritional deficiencies have been postulated as a possible cause of RPL and in particular, selenium deficien...

    Authors: Viju V Thomas, Robert Knight, Stephen J Haswell, Stephen W Lindow and Zephne M van der Spuy
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:40
  30. The effect of commonly used oral contraceptives (OCs) on blood pressure is still unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between OCs use and blood pressure and the prevalence of hyperten...

    Authors: Hyejin Park and Kisok Kim
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:39
  31. Understanding contraception from the perspective of the user may help to improve compliance. The aim of this project was to determine the factors that influence the noncompliance in young women that use combin...

    Authors: Txantón Martínez-Astorquiza-Ortiz de Zarate, Teresa Díaz-Martín and Txantón Martínez-Astorquiza-Corral
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:38
  32. Violence against women is a worldwide problem and serious human rights abuse that occurs among all social, cultural, economic and religious groups. There is a paucity of research on intimate partner violence a...

    Authors: Hazha H Al-Atrushi, Namir G Al-Tawil, Nazar P Shabila and Tariq S Al-Hadithi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:37
  33. Past studies of relationships between alcohol and hip fracture have generally focused on total alcohol consumed and not type of alcohol. Different types of alcohol consist of varying components which may affec...

    Authors: Jessica T Kubo, Marcia L Stefanick, John Robbins, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Mark R Cullen, Matthew Freiberg and Manisha Desai
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:36
  34. Many medical situations necessitate a stressful period of waiting for potentially threatening test results. The medical waiting period is often associated with negative anticipatory anxiety and rumination abou...

    Authors: Henrietta DL Ockhuijsen, Agnes van den Hoogen, Nickolas S Macklon and Jacky Boivin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:35
  35. Breast cancer incidence in women increases with age, while survival rates decrease. Studies interpret this result as meaning higher comorbidity, diagnosis at later stages of the disease, and less effective tre...

    Authors: Mehtap Kartal, Sabahat Tezcan and Tulay Canda
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:34
  36. Low blood levels of vitamin D (25-hydroxy D3, 25OHD3) in women have been associated with an increased risk of several diseases. A large part of the population may have suboptimal 25OHD3 levels but high-risk gr...

    Authors: Leila Shirazi, Martin Almquist, Johan Malm, Elisabet Wirfält and Jonas Manjer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:33
  37. Heavy menstrual bleeding is an important health problem. Two frequently used therapies are the levonorgestrel intra-uterine system (LNG-IUS) and endometrial ablation. The LNG-IUS can be applied easily by the g...

    Authors: Malou C Herman, Marian J van den Brink, Peggy M Geomini, Hannah S van Meurs, Judith A Huirne, Heleen P Eising, Anne Timmermans, Johanna MA Pijnenborg, Ellen R Klinkert, Sjors F Coppus, Theodoor E Nieboer, Ruby Catshoek, Lucet F van der Voet, Hugo WF van Eijndhoven, Giuseppe CM Graziosi, Sebastiaan Veersema…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:32
  38. Violence against women is a significant health problem and a hidden phenomenon, in Italy that about 31% of the women have been victims of violence once in life. Aims of this study are to describe characteristi...

    Authors: Sara Farchi, Arianna Polo, Simona Asole, Maria Pia Ruggieri and Domenico Di Lallo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:31
  39. The current political climate with regards to abortion in the US, along with the economic recession may be affecting women’s reasons for seeking abortion, warranting a new investigation into the reasons why wo...

    Authors: M Antonia Biggs, Heather Gould and Diana Greene Foster
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:29
  40. Latin America has among the highest rates of intimate partner violence. While there is increasing evidence that intimate partner violence is associated with mental health problems, there is little such researc...

    Authors: Dominique Meekers, Sarah C Pallin and Paul Hutchinson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:28
  41. HIV prevention efforts have given limited attention to the relational schemas and scripts of adult heterosexual women. These broader schemas and scripts of romantic and other sexual liaisons, partner selection...

    Authors: Eleanor McLellan-Lemal, Lauren Toledo, Christine O’Daniels, Olga Villar-Loubet, Cathy Simpson, Ada A Adimora and Gary Marks
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:27
  42. This qualitative study sets to fill a gap in knowledge by exploring the health seeking behaviour of rural women living in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). The existing literature on the oPt has so f...

    Authors: Linda Majaj, Majed Nassar and Manuela De Allegri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:26
  43. More than one in six women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes, most by men they know. The situation on university campuses is even more startling, with as many as 1 in 4 female students being victim...

    Authors: Charlene Y Senn, Misha Eliasziw, Paula C Barata, Wilfreda E Thurston, Ian R Newby-Clark, H Lorraine Radtke and Karen L Hobden
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:25
  44. Genetic testing among women for BRCA1/2 mutation can have various psychological effects, such as those focusing on body image. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of a generic scale a...

    Authors: Noémie Resseguier, Catherine Noguès, Roch Giorgi and Claire Julian-Reynier
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:24
  45. Vaginal douching (VD) is a common practice among married women all over the world specially those in the Middle East. It is used for personal hygiene or for other aesthetic reasons in many countries. The curre...

    Authors: Omar M Shaaban, Alaa Eldin A Youssef, Mostafa M Khodry and Sayed A Mostafa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:23

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