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  1. Obstetric fistula is a worldwide problem that affects women and girls mostly in Sub Saharan Africa. It is a devastating medical condition consisting of an abnormal opening between the vagina and the bladder or...

    Authors: Lilian T. Mselle and Thecla W. Kohi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:107
  2. Chronic conditions contribute to over 70 % of Australia’s total disease burden, and this is set to increase to 80 % by 2020. Women’s greater longevity means that they are more likely than men to live with disa...

    Authors: Michelle DiGiacomo, Anna Green, Emma Rodrigues, Kathryn Mulligan and Patricia M. Davidson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:105
  3. Addressing the postnatal needs of new mothers is a neglected area of care throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The study compares the effectiveness of integrating HIV and family planning (FP) services into postnatal...

    Authors: James Kimani, Charlotte E Warren, Timothy Abuya, Charity Ndwiga, Susannah Mayhew, Anna Vassall, Richard Mutemwa and Ian Askew
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:104
  4. A caesarean section (CS) can cause a defect or disruption of the myometrium at the site of the uterine scar, called a niche. In recent years, an association between a niche and postmenstrual spotting after a C...

    Authors: A. J. M. W. Vervoort, L. F. Van der Voet, M. Witmer, A. L. Thurkow, C. M. Radder, P. J. M. van Kesteren, H. W. P. Quartero, W. K. H. Kuchenbecker, M. Y. Bongers, P. M. A. J. Geomini, L. H. M. de Vleeschouwer, M. H. A. van Hooff, H. A. A. M. van Vliet, S. Veersema, W. B. Renes, H. S. van Meurs…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:103
  5. Research on interpersonal violence towards women has commonly focused on individual or proximate-level determinants associated with violent acts ignores the roles of larger structural systems that shape interp...

    Authors: Stephanie Rose Montesanti and Wilfreda E. Thurston
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:100
  6. Exposure to interpersonal violence, namely verbal and physical abuse, is a highly prevalent threat to women’s health and well-being. Among older, post-menopausal women, several researchers have characterized a...

    Authors: M. Brad Cannell, Julie C. Weitlauf, Lorena Garcia, Elena M. Andresen, Karen L. Margolis and Todd M. Manini
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:98
  7. Health risk appraisal tools may be useful for identifying individuals who would benefit from lifestyle changes and increased surveillance. We evaluated the validity of the Your Disease Risk tool (YDR) for esti...

    Authors: Katerina M. De Vito, Heather J. Baer, Hank Dart, Stephanie E. Chiuve, Eric B. Rimm and Graham A. Colditz
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:101
  8. Family planning has been shown to be an effective intervention for promoting maternal, newborn and child health. Despite family planning's multiple benefits, women's experiences of - or concerns related to - s...

    Authors: Joy J. Chebet, Shannon A. McMahon, Jesse A. Greenspan, Idda H. Mosha, Jennifer A. Callaghan-Koru, Japhet Killewo, Abdullah H. Baqui and Peter J. Winch
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:97
  9. In Rwanda, women who self-reported in household surveys ever experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) increased from 34 % in 2005 to 56 % in 2010. This coincided with a new constitution and majority-female...

    Authors: Dana R. Thomson, Assiatou B. Bah, Wilson G. Rubanzana and Leon Mutesa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:96
  10. There is limited published evidence about the status of HIV among women who have had abortions or suffered from abortion complications. Understanding this connection is critical for building the evidence base ...

    Authors: Carolyn Othieno, Joseph B. Babigumira and Barbra Richardson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:95
  11. Breast cancer ranks as the first most common cancer among the Iranian women. The regular repeat of mammography with 1–2 year intervals leads to the increased efficiency of early detection of breast cancer. The...

    Authors: Fariba Farhadifar, Parvaneh Taymoori, Mitra Bahrami and Shamsy Zarea
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:92
  12. Patients with breast cancer usually present varying levels of depressive symptoms. Emotional suppression, as a coping style, refers to an individual’s ability to consciously control expression of negative emot...

    Authors: Lingyan Li, Yanjie Yang, Jincai He, Jinyao Yi, Yuping Wang, Jinqiang Zhang and Xiongzhao Zhu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:91
  13. Patients, now generally well informed through dedicated websites and support organizations, are beginning to look askance at clinical experimentation. We conducted a survey investigation to verify whether wome...

    Authors: Paolo Vercellini, Edgardo Somigliana, Ivan Cortinovis, Benedetta Bracco, Lucrezia de Braud, Dhouha Dridi and Silvano Milani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:89
  14. The Philippines has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and recently passed domestic legislation protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of people with disab...

    Authors: Kira Lee, Alexandra Devine, Ma. Jesusa Marco, Jerome Zayas, Liz Gill-Atkinson and Cathy Vaughan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:87
  15. Although abortion was legalized in Nepal in 2002, many women are not able to obtain legal services. Using qualitative data from women who were denied legal abortion services, we examined reasons for seeking an...

    Authors: Mahesh Puri, Divya Vohra, Caitlin Gerdts and Diana Greene Foster
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:85
  16. The issue of menstrual hygiene is inadequately acknowledged and has not received proper attention. Use of sanitary pads and washing the genital area are essential practices to keep the menstrual hygiene. Unhyg...

    Authors: Shivaleela P. Upashe, Tesfalidet Tekelab and Jalane Mekonnen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:84
  17. Vitamin D status is a key determinant of maternal and neonatal health. Deficiency has been reported to be common in Pakistani women, but information regarding environmental and genetic determinants of vitamin ...

    Authors: Kashaf Junaid, Abdul Rehman, David A. Jolliffe, Kristie Wood and Adrian R. Martineau
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:83
  18. Cervical cancer is the second commonest cancer in women worldwide and the commonest cancer among women in Uganda. Annual cervical screening is recommended for women living with HIV for early detection of abnor...

    Authors: Agnes Bukirwa, Joan N. Mutyoba, Barbara N.Mukasa, Yvonne Karamagi, Mary Odiit, Esther Kawuma and Rhoda K. Wanyenze
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:82
  19. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in Brazil and has a high potential for prevention and cure. The prevalence of invasive and preinvasive disease in women with cytological diagnosis of high-grade ...

    Authors: Nina de Siqueira Kuperman, Fábio Bastos Russomano, Yara Lucia Mendes Furtado de Melo and Saint Clair dos Santos Gomes Jr
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:81
  20. Urinary incontinence (UI) in women is a chronic disorder which has a negative impact on health-related quality of life. Only 45 % of the affected individuals report the problem with continence to their doctor....

    Authors: Magdalena Emilia Grzybowska, Dariusz Wydra and Jerzy Smutek
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:80
  21. Sexual coercion is associated with sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies with consequential unsafe abortions and increased maternal morbidity and mortality. Current literature focuses mainly...

    Authors: Suzan Tusiime, Geofrey Musinguzi, Benjamin Tinkitina, Norah Mwebaza, Rose Kisa, Ronald Anguzu and Noah Kiwanuka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:79
  22. Domestic violence and harmful alcohol consumption are considered major public health problems worldwide. These phenomena often co-occur, and they share several risk factors. Nevertheless, few in-depth studies ...

    Authors: Carla Ferreira de Paula Gebara, Cleusa Pinheiro Ferri, Lelio Moura Lourenço, Marcel de Toledo Vieira, Fernanda Monteiro de Castro Bhona and Ana Regina Noto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:78
  23. Maternal anaemia is a common problem in pregnancy, particularly in developing countries. The study was aimed at determining the factors associated with anaemia among a group of pregnant mothers who attended an...

    Authors: Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Kazi Rumana Ahmed, Fatema Jebunessa, Jesmin Akter, Sharmin Hossain and Md. Shahjahan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:77
  24. Complications of unsafe abortion are a major contributor to maternal deaths in developing countries. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical assessment for life-threatening complications and the following ma...

    Authors: Natja Mellerup, Bjarke L. Sørensen, Gideon K. Kuriigamba and Martin Rudnicki
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:76
  25. Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death among women in Ethiopia, affecting them at a time of their life when they are critical to social and economic stability. This study was mainly focused on assessing d...

    Authors: Sara Kebede Tadesse
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:75
  26. Globally, 2–3 million women are estimated to have a genital fistula, with an annual incidence of 50,000–100,000 women. Affected women remain silent within their communities, and their experiences often go unno...

    Authors: Justus Kafunjo Barageine, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Josaphat K. Byamugisha, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Lars Almroth and Elisabeth Faxelid
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:73
  27. Australia has high rates of teenage pregnancy compared with many Western countries. Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) offers an effective method to help decrease unintended pregnancies; however, curr...

    Authors: Cameryn C. Garrett, Louise A. Keogh, Anne Kavanagh, Jane Tomnay and Jane S. Hocking
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:72
  28. In the latest report of Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) 2011, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) was estimated at 676/100,000 live births, with total fertility rate at 4.8 and contraceptive prev...

    Authors: Mussie Alemayehu, Aster Kalayu, Alem Desta, Hailay Gebremichael, Tesfalem Hagos and Henock Yebyo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:71
  29. To our knowledge, no large population – based studies have been performed on the topic of menstrual patterns among Egyptian adolescent in recent years. The aims of this study were to identify menstrual pattern...

    Authors: Hatem I. Abdelmoty, MA Youssef, Shimaa abdallah, Khaled Abdel-Malak, Nawara M. Hashish, Dalia Samir, Moutafa Abdelbar, Ahmed Naguib Hosni, Mohamed Abd-El Ghafar, Yasser Khamis and Mostafa Seleem
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:70
  30. Adequate counselling on contraceptive methods can help users choose the most appropriate method. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of structured counselling provided by gynaecologists on selectio...

    Authors: Alessandro Gambera, Fedela Corda, Rosetta Papa, Carlo Bastianelli, Sandra Bucciantini, Salvatore Dessole, Pasquale Scagliola, Nadia Bernardini, Daniela de Feo and Fabiola Beligotti
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:69
  31. Psychosocial health problems, specifically depression during pregnancy, can have negative impact on birth outcomes, postnatal mental health of the mother, and infant health. Antenatal depression is more preval...

    Authors: Mechtilda Rwakarema, Shahirose S. Premji, Elias Charles Nyanza, Ponsiano Riziki and Luz Palacios-Derflingher
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:68
  32. Menstrual cycle-related symptoms are an important health issue for many women, and some may affect cardiac autonomic regulation. In the present study, we evaluated the cardiovascular and physiological stress r...

    Authors: Kumiko Ohara, Yoshimitsu Okita, Katsuyasu Kouda, Tomoki Mase, Chiemi Miyawaki and Harunobu Nakamura
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:67
  33. Menstrual disorders and their adverse symptoms can have a deleterious effect on both the private and working lives of women. Previous studies indicated that female nurses have elevated risk of menstrual disord...

    Authors: Malcolm Koo, Chien-Han Chen, Kun-Wei Tsai, Ming-Chi Lu and Shih-Chun Lin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:66
  34. Previous studies have proposed a relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and oral health. However, the relationship between BMD and tooth loss in female individuals is not yet well understood. Therefor...

    Authors: Chang-Suk Kim, Eun-Kyong Kim, Kyeong-Soo Lee, Hee-Kyung Lee, Youn-Hee Choi, Tae-Yoon Hwang and Jun Sung Moon
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:65
  35. Although the prevalence of hypertension is higher in postmenopausal women than in premenopausal women, little is known about changes in blood pressure (BP) during the menopausal transition. We evaluated BP acc...

    Authors: Mi Kyoung Son, Nam-Kyoo Lim, Joong-Yeon Lim, Juhee Cho, Yoosoo Chang, Seungho Ryu, Myeong-Chan Cho and Hyun-Young Park
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:64
  36. Female sex workers (FSWs) are a high-risk population for HIV. Correct and consistent use of condoms is the most effective measure for reducing transmission of HIV. Lao PDR is a low HIV-prevalence country, but ...

    Authors: Carin Hillerdal Andrews, Elisabeth Faxelid, Vanphanom Sychaerun and Ketkesone Phrasisombath
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:63
  37. Family planning is a cost effective strategy for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and reduction of maternal/infant morbidity and mortality. Contraceptive implants are a safe, effective, long t...

    Authors: Mufida M. Shabiby, Joseph G. Karanja, Francis Odawa, Rose Kosgei, Minnie W. Kibore, James N. Kiarie and John Kinuthia
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:62
  38. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of body mass index (BMI) on the in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment outcomes in a cohort of women undergoing their first IVF, using an intracytoplasmic...

    Authors: Murat Ozekinci, Ali Seven, Safak Olgan, Mehmet Sakinci, Ugur Keskin, Munire Erman Akar, Seyit Temel Ceyhan and Ali Ergun
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:61
  39. Women with endometriosis often experience gastrointestinal symptoms. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs are used to treat endometriosis; however, some patients develop gastrointestinal dysmotility f...

    Authors: Malin Ek, Bodil Roth, Per Ekström, Lil Valentin, Mariette Bengtsson and Bodil Ohlsson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:59
  40. To assess the prevalence of menopausal symptoms among women prescribed hormone therapy (HT) using electronic medical record data from a regional healthcare organization.

    Authors: Matthew Sussman, Jeffrey Trocio, Craig Best, Sebastian Mirkin, Andrew G. Bushmakin, Robert Yood, Mark Friedman, Joseph Menzin and Michael Louie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:58
  41. Women ages 16–29 utilizing family planning clinics for medical services experience higher rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) and reproductive coercion (RC) than their same-age peers, increasing risk for ...

    Authors: Daniel J. Tancredi, Jay G. Silverman, Michele R. Decker, Heather L. McCauley, Heather A. Anderson, Kelley A. Jones, Samantha Ciaravino, Angela Hicks, Claire Raible, Sarah Zelazny, Lisa James and Elizabeth Miller
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:57

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