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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Adolescent childbirth and elevated parity are relatively common in middle and low-income countries and they may be related to the higher prevalence and earlier onset of physical decline documented in these set...

    Authors: Saionara Maria Aires Câmara, Catherine Pirkle, Mayle Andrade Moreira, Mariana Carmem Apolinário Vieira, Afshin Vafaei and Álvaro Campos Cavalcanti Maciel
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:56
  5. The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of three widely used wearable sensors in research settings for 24 h monitoring of sleep, sedentary, and active behaviors in middle-aged women.

    Authors: Jennifer Huberty, Diane K. Ehlers, Jonathan Kurka, Barbara Ainsworth and Matthew Buman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:55
  6. Anemia is one of the most common public health problems globally, and high prevalence has been reported among women of reproductive age, especially in developing countries. This study was conducted to evaluate...

    Authors: Md. Kamruzzaman, Md. Golam Rabbani, Aik Saw, Md. Abu Sayem and Md. Golam Hossain
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:54
  7. In Ethiopia, the prevalence of modern contraceptive use is very low (27 %) and the percentage of those with unmet needs for family planning is 25 %. The current study identified factors associated with the uti...

    Authors: Tesfalidet Tekelab, Alemu Sufa Melka and Desalegn Wirtu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:52
  8. Many countries continue to have high fertility rates and most of the predicted increase in the world’s population until 2100 comes from these countries. Among family planning methods, Long Acting and Permanent...

    Authors: Kuma Mota, Surender Reddy and Biniam Getachew
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:51
  9. Endometrial cancer is a common female malignancy. Patients with high-risk endometrial cancer have relatively high incidence of metastasis and recurrence. Despite complete resection, patients with stage III or ...

    Authors: Yachun Bie, Zhenyu Zhang and Xiaolan Wang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:50
  10. Recent research has highlighted controversies in the conceptualisation, diagnosis and treatment of vaginismus. Vaginal trainers are currently the most widely used treatment. Critiques have highlighted concerns...

    Authors: Kat Macey, Angela Gregory, David Nunns and Roshan das Nair
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:49
  11. In recent years, scientific research has increasingly focused on malignancies during pregnancy. However, the development of musculoskeletal tumors during pregnancy has only been the subject of a few studies so...

    Authors: Lukas K. Postl, Guntmar Gradl, Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Andreas Toepfer, Florian Pohlig, Rainer Burgkart, Hans Rechl and Chlodwig Kirchhoff
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:48
  12. Cervical cancer is highly preventable and treatable if detected early through regular screening. Women in the Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador have relatively low rates of cervical cancer screening...

    Authors: Pauline Duke, Marshall Godwin, Samuel Ratnam, Lesa Dawson, Daniel Fontaine, Adrian Lear, Martha Traverso-Yepez, Wendy Graham, Mohamad Ravalia, Gerry Mugford, Andrea Pike, Jacqueline Fortier and Mandy Peach
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:47
  13. Intravaginal practices may affect the colonization of vaginal flora and lead to vaginal infections due to the potential effects on the vaginal environment. This study investigated the vaginal practices and the...

    Authors: Francisca Nana-Aba McCarthy, Nicholas Israel Nii-Trebi, Billal Obeng Musah and Richard Harry Asmah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:46
  14. To study the prevalence of Chlamydia infection in women with primary and secondary unexplained infertility using ELISA technique for antibody detection and real time, fully automated PCR for antigen detection and...

    Authors: Rana M. A. Abdella, Hatem I. Abdelmoaty, Rasha H. Elsherif, Ahmed Mahmoud Sayed, Nadine Alaa Sherif, Hisham M. Gouda, Ahmed El Lithy, Maged Almohamady, Mostafa Abdelbar, Ahmed Naguib Hosni, Ahmed Magdy and Youssef MA
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:45
  15. Gender differences between patients and doctors markedly influence the quality of communication in treatment processes. Previous studies have shown that communication between patients and doctors of the same g...

    Authors: Judy Yuen-man Siu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:44
  16. A subset of women with a tubal ectopic pregnancy can be safely managed expectantly. Expectant management involves a degree of disruption with hospital visits to determine serum β-hCG (β-human chorionic gonadot...

    Authors: D. Mavrelos, M. Memtsa, S. Helmy, G. Derdelis, E. Jauniaux and D. Jurkovic
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:43
  17. Bacterial vaginosis, candidal, trichomonal and Gonococcal vaginal infections are a major health problems associated with gynecologic complications and increase in replication, shedding and transmission of HIV ...

    Authors: Wondemagegn Mulu, Mulat Yimer, Yohannes Zenebe and Bayeh Abera
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:42
  18. Vertebral Fractures (VFs) are associated with bone loss that occurs before menopause but is accelerated at menopause as a result of sex hormone deficiency.

    Authors: Aissam El maataoui, Abdellah El Maghraoui, Asmae Biaz, Samira Idrissi Elmachtani, Abdellah Dami, Sanae Bouhsain, Aziza Mounach, Layachi Chabraoui and Zohra Ouzzif
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:41
  19. Accurate and timely diagnosis of endometriosis is associated with confusion. Clinical manifestations, imaging techniques, biomarkers and surgical techniques are used as diagnostic approaches. This paper review...

    Authors: Hedyeh Riazi, Najmeh Tehranian, Saeideh Ziaei, Easa Mohammadi, Ebrahim Hajizadeh and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:39
  20. Little is known about the reproductive health of Roma women in Slovenia. The aim of this study is to present the standpoints of Roma women regarding reproductive health, the degree to which primary healthcare ...

    Authors: Marjeta Logar, Danica Rotar Pavlič and Alem Maksuti
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:38
  21. Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer and the leading cause of cancer mortality in women in Gabon. The age-standardized incidence of cervical cancer is 19.9 per 100 000 women and the mortality rate is 8.4 pe...

    Authors: Samira Zoa Assoumou, Barthelemy Mabika Mabika, Angelique Ndjoyi Mbiguino, Mustapha Mouallif, Abdelkim Khattabi and My Mustapha Ennaji
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:37
  22. The feminisation of ageing and increasing number of widowed women in contemporary society has significant implications. Older women are at risk of poor health, social, and economic outcomes upon widowhood. The...

    Authors: Michelle DiGiacomo, Joanne Lewis, Jane Phillips, Marie Nolan and Patricia M Davidson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:36
  23. Sensitized fluorescence diagnostics are based on selective accumulation of photosensitizer in the tissue where carcinogenesis has started. The present study compared topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)-based...

    Authors: Rasa Vansevičiūtė, Jonas Venius, Olga Žukovskaja, Daiva Kanopienė, Simona Letautienė and Ričardas Rotomskis
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:35
  24. Chronic disease is the leading global health threat and impairs patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Low health literacy is linked with chronic diseases prevalence and poor HRQoL. However, the int...

    Authors: Cuili Wang, Robert L Kane, Dongjuan Xu and Qingyue Meng
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:34
  25. Globally, 25% of children aged 0 to 4 years and more than 10% of women aged 15 to 49 years suffer from malnutrition. A range of interventions, promising for improving maternal and child nutrition, may also imp...

    Authors: Nafisa Halim, Kathryn Spielman and Bruce Larson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:33
  26. Age at menarche (AAM) and age at natural menopause (AANM) have been shown intimately associated with woman’s health later in life. Previous studies have indicated that AAM and AANM are highly heritable. RANKL/...

    Authors: Peng Duan, Zhi-Ming Wang, Jiang Liu, Li-Na Wang, Zhi Yang and Ping Tu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:32
  27. Indigenous women in remote North Queensland have a high prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and associated health conditions such as sexual transmitted infections (STI). The association of severe pelvi...

    Authors: Ming Li and Robyn McDermott
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:31
  28. African American women report insufficient physical activity and are disproportionally burdened by associated disease conditions; indicating the need for innovative approaches to promote physical activity in t...

    Authors: Rodney P Joseph, Colleen Keller, Marc A Adams and Barbara E Ainsworth
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:30
  29. The prevalence of genito-anal injuries in rape survivors varies significantly and the factors associated with the absence of injuries are not well understood. This plays a major role in the conviction of cases...

    Authors: Ruxana Jina, Rachel Jewkes, Lisa Vetten, Nicola Christofides, Romi Sigsworth and Lizle Loots
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:29
  30. Few studies have focused on depression and social support in Eastern populations, especially women in rural China. Our research investigated depression among women in rural China, and studied the relationships...

    Authors: Fengsu Hou, Catherine Cerulli, Marsha N Wittink, Eric D Caine and Peiyuan Qiu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:28
  31. Many women consider mammography painful. Existing studies on pain-preventing strategies only mention pain scores reported before and after breast compression. Studying the pain dynamics during the entire compress...

    Authors: Jerry E de Groot, Mireille JM Broeders, Cornelis A Grimbergen and Gerard J den Heeten
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:26
  32. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers affecting women worldwide. The main objective of this study was to assess and compare research activity in breast cancer in Arab countries with non-Arab...

    Authors: Waleed M Sweileh, Sa’ed H Zyoud, Samah W Al-Jabi and Ansam F Sawalha
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:25
  33. Adenomyomectomy has recently been considered the priority option for the treatment of adenomyosis, however, the surgical efficacy and modes are still debated. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic ...

    Authors: Xiufeng Huang, Qiongshi Huang, Shuyi Chen, Jing Zhang, Kaiqing Lin and Xinmei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:24
  34. Despite the fact that HIV-positive women carry an increased risk of developing cervical cancer (CC) in comparison with HIV-negative women, HIV and CC screening programs in many developing countries have remain...

    Authors: Edward Kumakech, Sören Andersson, Henry Wabinga and Vanja Berggren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:23
  35. Experiences of forced sex have been shown to be prevalent in Southern Africa. Negative outcomes of forced sex have been documented in general populations of women and men and include alcohol abuse, drug use, m...

    Authors: Theo Sandfort, M Somjen Frazer, Zethu Matebeni, Vasu Reddy and Ian Southey-Swartz
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:22
  36. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of ultrasound guided aspiration of hydrosalpinx fluid at the time of oocyte retrieval with salpingectomy in the management of patients with ultrasound visible ...

    Authors: Usama M Fouda, Ahmed M Sayed, Hatem I Abdelmoty and Khaled A Elsetohy
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:21
  37. The objectives of this study were to determine the effectiveness the effectiveness of post-polypectomy hysteroscopic endometrial resection in preventing the recurrence of endometrial polyps in post-menopausal ...

    Authors: Jesus S Jiménez-Lopez, Ana Granado-San Miguel, Alvaro Tejerizo-Garcia, Jose L Muñoz-Gonzalez and Gregorio Lopez-Gonzalez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:20
  38. Addressing family planning in the postpartum period is crucial for better maternal, neonatal and child survival because it enables women to achieve healthy interval between births. The contraceptive behavior o...

    Authors: Yeshewas Abera, Zelalem Birhanu Mengesha and Gizachew Assefa Tessema
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:19
  39. A number of factors have been identified which might influence the variation observed in climacteric symptoms in peri- and post-menopausal women. We examined the role of the distressed or Type-D personality an...

    Authors: Erika Borkoles, Nick Reynolds, Chantal F Ski, Lilly Stojanovska, David R Thompson and Remco CJ Polman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:18
  40. Despite liberalization of the Nepal abortion law, young women continue to experience barriers to safe abortion services. We hypothesize that marital status may differentially impact such barriers, given the so...

    Authors: Kathryn L Andersen, Ram Chandra Khanal, Alexandra Teixeira, Shailes Neupane, Sharad Sharma, Valerie N Acre and Maria F Gallo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:17
  41. Concurrent infection with multiple types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer; yet, little is known about risk factors for concurrent HPV infection in Vietnam. ...

    Authors: Ly Thi-Hai Tran, Loi Thi Tran, Thanh Cong Bui, Dung Thi-Kieu Le, Alan G Nyitray, Christine M Markham, Michael D Swartz, Chau Bao Vu-Tran and Lu-Yu Hwang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:16
  42. Symptomatic cervical cancer patients in low- and middle-income countries usually present with late stage disease and have poor survival. We explored the views of cervical cancer patients on their symptom appra...

    Authors: Amos Deogratius Mwaka, Elialilia Sarikiaeli Okello, Henry Wabinga and Fiona M Walter
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:15
  43. There is growing evidence that preconception care may have an important role in preventing short and long term adverse health consequences for women and their offspring. This is particularly the case for women...

    Authors: Amie Steel, Jayne Lucke and Jon Adams
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:14
  44. Endometriosis nodes are observed in extra pelvic locations, particularly in gynaecological scars, with the abdominal wall being one of the most frequent locations. The main objective of the study is to review ...

    Authors: Rocío Vellido-Cotelo, Jose L Muñoz-González, Maria R Oliver-Pérez, Cristina de la Hera-Lázaro, Cristina Almansa-González, Concepción Pérez-Sagaseta and Jesús S Jiménez-López
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:13
  45. The management of preinvasive cervical lesions has the objective to ensure the absence of invasive lesions and to prevent progression to cancer. Excisional procedures have been preferred to treat these lesions...

    Authors: Fábio Russomano, Maria Aparecida Pereira Tristao, Renata Côrtes and Maria José de Camargo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:12
  46. Uruguay exhibits one of the highest rates of breast cancer in Latin America, similar to those of developed nations, the reasons for which are not completely understood. In this study we investigated the effect...

    Authors: Carolina Bonilla, Bernardo Bertoni, Pedro C Hidalgo, Nora Artagaveytia, Elizabeth Ackermann, Isabel Barreto, Paula Cancela, Mónica Cappetta, Ana Egaña, Gonzalo Figueiro, Silvina Heinzen, Stanley Hooker, Estela Román, Mónica Sans and Rick A Kittles
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:11
  47. Uterine arteriovenous malformation is a rare but life-threatening condition that accounts for 1–2% of massive vaginal bleeding. Uterine arteriovenous malformations are less common after menopause. The conditio...

    Authors: Emi Sato, Kentaro Nakayama, Kohei Nakamura, Masako Ishikawa, Hiroshi Katagiri and Satoru Kyo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:10

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