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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Considering the inequalities and the areas of low socioeconomic status in Brazil, access to health services is a challenge and the delay between diagnosis and treatment represents an important factor of worse ...

    Authors: Naidhia Alves Soares Ferreira, Sionara Melo Figueiredo de Carvalho, Vitor Engrácia Valenti, Italla Maria Pinheiro Bezerra, Hermes Melo Teixeira Batista, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Leandro Luongo Matos and Fernando Adami
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:13
  14. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may experience sexual dysfunction because of symptoms or adverse effects from treatments. Data on female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in Asian females with RA issue are limi...

    Authors: Miao-Chiu Lin, Ming-Chi Lu, Hanoch Livneh, Ning-Sheng Lai, How-Ran Guo and Tzung-Yi Tsai
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:12
  15. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among women. Women with CVD experience a greater burden of psychosocial distress than men, and practice guidelines promote s...

    Authors: Megan C. Hurley, Heather M. Arthur, Caroline Chessex, Paul Oh, Karam Turk-Adawi and Sherry L. Grace
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:11
  16. Despite no demonstrated survival advantage for women at average risk of breast cancer, rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) continue to increase. Research reveals women with higher socioeconomi...

    Authors: Dadrie F. Baptiste, Erina L. MacGeorge, Maria K. Venetis, Ashton Mouton, L. Brooke Friley, Rebekah Pastor, Kristen Hatten, Janaka Lagoo, Susan E. Clare and Monet W. Bowling
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:10
  17. Cervical cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women in Uganda, often due to late disease diagnosis. Early screening for the cancer has been shown to be the most effective measure against ...

    Authors: Trasias Mukama, Rawlance Ndejjo, Angele Musabyimana, Abdullah Ali Halage and David Musoke
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:9
  18. Binge eating occurs more frequently in women than in men, and is known to be related to psychological factors such as stress, depression, and anxiety. This study examined the relationship between binge eating ...

    Authors: Jin-Yi Jung, Kye-Hyun Kim, Hee-Yeon Woo, Dong-Won Shin, Young-Chul Shin, Kang-Seob Oh, Eun-Hee Shin and Se-Won Lim
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:8
  19. Probiotics are widely used to improve gastrointestinal (GI) health, but they may also be useful to prevent or treat gynaecological disorders, including bacterial vaginosis (BV) and candidiasis. BV prevalence i...

    Authors: Anna-Ursula Happel, Shameem Z. Jaumdally, Tanya Pidwell, Tracy Cornelius, Heather B. Jaspan, Remy Froissart, Shaun L. Barnabas and Jo-Ann S. Passmore
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:7
  20. The lower incidence of breast cancer in Asian populations where the intake of animal products is lower than that of Western populations has led some to suggest that a vegetarian diet might reduce breast cancer...

    Authors: Toral Gathani, Isobel Barnes, Raghib Ali, Rajkumar Arumugham, Raju Chacko, Raghunadharao Digumarti, Parimal Jivarajani, Ravi Kannan, Dasappa Loknatha, Hemant Malhotra and Beela S. Mathew
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:6
  21. Chlamydia infection in acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is associated with serious complications including ectopic pregnancy, tubal infertility, Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome and tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA)....

    Authors: Sung Taek Park, Suk Woo Lee, Min Jeong Kim, Young Mo Kang, Hye Min Moon and Chae Chun Rhim
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:5
  22. Women living with HIV (WHIV) are disproportionately impacted by cervical dysplasia and cancer. The burden is greatest in low-income countries where limited or no access to screening exists. The goal of this st...

    Authors: Sheona M. Mitchell, Heather N. Pedersen, Evelyn Eng Stime, Musa Sekikubo, Erin Moses, David Mwesigwa, Christine Biryabarema, Jan Christilaw, Josaphat K. Byamugisha, Deborah M. Money and Gina S. Ogilvie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:4
  23. Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy among women in Eastern Morocco. In this paper, we provide the first report on molecular breast cancer subtypes in this region. This is the largest population–based...

    Authors: Manal Elidrissi Errahhali, Mounia Elidrissi Errahhali, Meryem Ouarzane, Tijani El Harroudi, Said Afqir and Mohammed Bellaoui
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:3
  24. The use of thermocoagulation for the treatment of cervical precancerous lesions has recently generated a great deal of interest. Our aim was to determine the feasibility of this outpatient procedure in the con...

    Authors: Manuela Viviano, Bruno Kenfack, Rosa Catarino, Eveline Tincho, Liliane Temogne, Anne-Caroline Benski, Pierre-Marie Tebeu, Ulrike Meyer-Hamme, Pierre Vassilakos and Patrick Petignat
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:2
  25. Menopause is the onset of aging in women. During this process, some women experience physical changes that may impact upon their psychological and social status, also affecting their quality of life. Furthermo...

    Authors: Martha A. Sánchez-Rodríguez, Lizett Castrejón-Delgado, Mariano Zacarías-Flores, Alicia Arronte-Rosales and Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:1
  26. Sjogren’s syndrome dry eye (SSDE) mainly affects middle-aged women and can negatively affect women’s psychological and social functioning. However, little is known about the correlation between vision-related ...

    Authors: Yuqiu Zhang, Tong Lin, Alice Jiang, Naiqing Zhao and Lan Gong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:75
  27. Domestic violence shares many features with chronic disease, including ongoing physical and mental health problems and eroded self-efficacy. Given the challenges around help-seeking for women experiencing dome...

    Authors: Laura Tarzia, Carl May and Kelsey Hegarty
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:73
  28. The purpose of this study was to determine the benefits and limitations of screening for breast cancer using mammography.

    Authors: Kunsei Lee, Hyeongsu Kim, Jung Hyun Lee, Hyoseon Jeong, Soon Ae Shin, Taehwa Han, Young Lan Seo, Youngbum Yoo, Sang Eun Nam, Jong Heon Park and Yoo Mi Park
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:72
  29. Cardiovascular diseases were the leading cause of death in women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2010. The UAE is expected to experience a tripling of heart diseases in the next two decades as risk factor...

    Authors: Sarah Khan, Ayesha Khoory, Dhabia Al Zaffin and Meera Al Suwaidi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:71
  30. Mature cystic teratoma (MCT) of the ovary is benign germ cell tumor and shows the highest incidence in women of reproductive age. Histologically, it includes components derived from endoderm, mesoderm, and ect...

    Authors: Eun Young Ki, Dong Gyu Jang, Dong Jun Jeong, Chang Jin Kim and Sung Jong Lee
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:70
  31. Poor mental health in the perinatal period can impact negatively on women, their infants and families. Australian State and Territory governments are investing in routine psychosocial assessment and depression...

    Authors: Virginia Schmied, Rachel Langdon, Stephen Matthey, Lynn Kemp, Marie-Paule Austin and Maree Johnson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:69
  32. Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is defined by a lack of estrogen and progesterone receptor gene expression and by the absence of overexpression on HER2. It is associated to a poor prognosis. We propose to...

    Authors: Touria Derkaoui, Joaira Bakkach, Mohamed Mansouri, Ali Loudiyi, Mohamed Fihri, Fatima Zahra Alaoui, Amina Barakat, Bouchra El Yemlahi, Hassan Bihri, Naima Ghailani Nourouti and Mohcine Bennani Mechita
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:68
  33. Contraception helps to prevent unplanned pregnancies among human immune virus positive women. The contraceptive utilization status and associated factors were not well addressed in the study area. Therefore, t...

    Authors: Mulugeta Dile Worke, Lealem Meseret Bezabih and Mulat Adefris Woldetasdik
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:67
  34. Over the past decade the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has increased rapidly in both developed and developing countries and has become a growing health concern worldwide. A recent systemati...

    Authors: Tasneem Khan, Shelley Macaulay, Shane A. Norris, Lisa K. Micklesfield and Estelle D. Watson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:66
  35. Doctor-patient communication is a crucial aspect of patient care. This study explored the communication experience of patients in a cancer consultation over the course of the cancer continuum.

    Authors: Eun-Jung Shim, Jee Eun Park, Myungsun Yi, Dooyoung Jung, Kwang-Min Lee and Bong-Jin Hahm
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:65
  36. Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases. It is still a chameleon in many aspects and urges intense research activities in the fields of diagnosis, therapy and prevention. Despite the nee...

    Authors: Dörthe Brüggmann, Alexandra Elizabeth-Martinez, Doris Klingelhöfer, David Quarcoo, Jenny M. Jaque and David A. Groneberg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:64
  37. To assess the effect of brisk walking on postural stability, bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition in women over 50 years of age with a sedentary occupation.

    Authors: Aleš Gába, Roman Cuberek, Zdeněk Svoboda, František Chmelík, Jana Pelclová, Michal Lehnert and Karel Frömel
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:63
  38. On behalf of the medical staff of the National Institute of Oncology of Rabat, we conducted a retrospective study to report epidemiology and 5-year outcomes of cervical carcinoma in Moroccan women.

    Authors: Sanaa Elmajjaoui, Nabil Ismaili, Hanane El Kacemi, Tayeb Kebdani, Hassan Sifat and Noureddine Benjaafar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:62
  39. Menarche is a milestone for adolescent girls. The timing of menarche is influenced by genetics, social status and nutritional status (e.g., height, weight and body mass index [BMI]) and impacts future health (...

    Authors: Zhenjie Wang, Shaonong Dang, Yuan Xing, Qiang Li and Hong Yan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:61
  40. To investigate the role of CD138 immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of chronic endometritis (CE) and the risk factors for assisted conception patients having CE complications.

    Authors: Yu-qing Chen, Rui-li Fang, Yuan-na Luo and Can-qiao Luo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:60
  41. In the United States, over 34 million American post-menopausal women have low bone mass (osteopenia) which increases their risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Calcium, vitamin D and exercise are recommended fo...

    Authors: Laura D. Bilek, Nancy L. Waltman, Joan M. Lappe, Kevin A. Kupzyk, Lynn R. Mack, Diane M. Cullen, Kris Berg, Meghan Langel, Melissa Meisinger, Ashlee Portelli-Trinidad and Molly Lang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:59
  42. Early childbearing influences women’s health. This study aims to examine the effects of socio-demographic factors on nutritional status of early childbearing mothers in Bangladesh based on Body Mass Index (BMI...

    Authors: Ashraful Islam, Nurul Islam, Premananda Bharati, Saw Aik and Golam Hossain
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:58
  43. The shared impact of breast cancer for women and their male partners is emerging as an important consideration during the experience of a breast cancer diagnosis, particularly during survivorship. This study a...

    Authors: Sharon Keesing, Lorna Rosenwax and Beverley McNamara
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:57
  44. Unintended pregnancy is among the major public health problems that predispose women to maternal death and illness mainly through unsafe abortion and poor maternity care. The level of unintended pregnancy is h...

    Authors: Faiza Mohammed, Abdulbasit Musa and Abdella Amano
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:56
  45. Both iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia are common in the United States with a prevalence amongst women of 12 % and 4 % respectively. These numbers are even higher in African-American women (AAW) and a...

    Authors: Lia A Bernardi, Marissa S Ghant, Carolina Andrade, Hannah Recht and Erica E Marsh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:50
  46. Disparities in cancer incidence and mortality rates between regions arise due to differences in socioeconomic conditions and in human development factors. The major purpose of this study was to measure the rol...

    Authors: José De Ribamar Pinho-França, Maria Bethânia Da Costa Chein and Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:54
  47. Kenya’s high maternal mortality ratio can be partly explained by the low proportion of women delivering in health facilities attended by skilled birth attendants (SBAs). Many women continue to give birth at ho...

    Authors: Tanya Caulfield, Pamela Onyo, Abbey Byrne, John Nduba, Josephat Nyagero, Alison Morgan and Michelle Kermode
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:52

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