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  1. This study assesses the consistency of responses among women regarding their beliefs about the mechanisms of actions of birth control methods, beliefs about when human life begins, the intention to use or not ...

    Authors: Huong M Dye, Joseph B Stanford, Stephen C Alder, Han S Kim and Patricia A Murphy
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:11
  2. Detection of cytologic atypia in nipple aspirate fluid (NAF) has been shown to be a predictor of risk for development of breast carcinoma. Manual collection of NAF for cytologic evaluation varies widely in ter...

    Authors: Kerry AS Proctor, Leslie R Rowe and Joel S Bentz
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:10
  3. Isoflavones are gaining popularity as alternatives to hormone replacement therapy. However, few guidelines exist to inform the public as to an appropriate dose. This case involves a postmenopausal woman who ex...

    Authors: Andrea M Hutchins, Imogene E McIver and Carol S Johnston
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:9
  4. Dysregulation of the human Transforming Acidic Coiled Coil (TACC) genes is thought to be important in the development and progression of multiple myeloma, breast and gastric cancer. Recent, large-scale genomic...

    Authors: Brenda Lauffart, Mary M Vaughan, Roger Eddy, David Chervinsky, Richard A DiCioccio, Jennifer D Black and Ivan H Still
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:8
  5. Many women have discontinued hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in view of recent findings. The goal of this study was to determine if HRT discontinuation is associated with changes in health-related quality of...

    Authors: Debra A Heller, Carol H Gold, Frank M Ahern, Kristine E Pringle, Theresa V Brown and Margaret R Glessner
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:7
  6. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that racial differences in satisfaction can be found among OB/GYN patients on a US naval base.

    Authors: James E Rohrer, Jon D Lund and Susan Goldfarb
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:6
  7. A significant proportion of the health care administered to women in Latin American maternity hospitals during labor and delivery has been demonstrated to be ineffective or harmful, whereas effective intervent...

    Authors: Fernando Althabe, Pierre Buekens, Eduardo Bergel, José M Belizán, Nora Kropp, Linda Wright, Norman Goco and Nancy Moss
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:4
  8. Few studies have examined the attitude of medical practitioners towards the availability of emergency contraception (EC) without prescription. In Indonesia, EC (either Yuzpe regimen or Postinor-2) is available...

    Authors: Dyna E Syahlul and Lisa H Amir
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:3
  9. Breast pain and tenderness affects 70% of women at some time. These symptoms have been attributed to stretching of the nerves with increase in breast size, but tissue mechanisms are poorly understood.

    Authors: Preethi Gopinath, Elaine Wan, Anita Holdcroft, Paul Facer, John B Davis, Graham D Smith, Chas Bountra and Praveen Anand
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:2
  10. Several researchers have claimed that classification of tumours on the basis of HER-2/neu overexpression or amplification may define a subset of breast cancer in which the net effect of a risk factor could be rat...

    Authors: Nikos Tsakountakis, Elias Sanidas, Efstathios Stathopoulos, Maria Kafousi, Nektaria Anogiannaki, Vasilis Georgoulias and Dimitris D Tsiftsis
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:1
  11. A cross sectional study was designed to survey the relationship between anxiety/depression and duration/cause of infertility, in Vali-e-Asr Reproductive Health Research Center, Tehran, Iran.

    Authors: Fatemeh Ramezanzadeh, Malek Mansour Aghssa, Nasrin Abedinia, Farid Zayeri, Navid Khanafshar, Mamak Shariat and Mina Jafarabadi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4:9
  12. Premature Ovarian Failure (POF), defined as the development of hypergonadotropic amenorrhea before the age of 40 years, occurs in about 1% of all women. Other than karyotype abnormalities, very few genes are k...

    Authors: Anne Fogli, Fernande Gauthier-Barichard, Raphael Schiffmann, Vien H Vanderhoof, Vladimir K Bakalov, Lawrence M Nelson and Odile Boespflug-Tanguy
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4:8
  13. Elevated pregnancy estrogen levels are associated with increased risk of developing breast cancer in mothers. We studied whether pregnancy weight gain that has been linked to high circulating estrogen levels, ...

    Authors: Tarja I Kinnunen, Riitta Luoto, Mika Gissler, Elina Hemminki and Leena Hilakivi-Clarke
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4:7
  14. We have previously shown that use of an EC brush device in combination with the Rovers Cervex-Brush (SurePath broom) offered no significant improvement in EC recovery. Here we determine if use of additional co...

    Authors: Sarah J Day, Darla L O'Shaughnessy, Jason C O'Connor and Gregory G Freund
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4:6
  15. The association between a number of socio-economic determinants and health has been amply demonstrated in Canada and elsewhere. Over the past decades, women's increased labour force participation and changing ...

    Authors: Bilkis Vissandjee, Marie Desmeules, Zheynuan Cao and Shelly Abdool
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S34

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  16. This chapter investigates (1) the association between ethnicity and migration, as measured by length of residence in Canada, and two specific self-reported outcomes: (a) self-perceived health and (b) self-repo...

    Authors: Bilkis Vissandjee, Marie Desmeules, Zheynuan Cao, Shelly Abdool and Arminée Kazanjian
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S32

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  17. Research has consistently shown that while women generally live longer than men, they report more illness and use of health care services (including medication). In the literature, the reasons for women's elev...

    Authors: Jennifer Payne, Ineke Neutel, Robert Cho and Marie DesMeules
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S29

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  18. Canada's standard of perinatal care ranks among the highest in the world, but there is still room for improvement, both in terms of regional differences in care and global comparisons of approaches to care in ...

    Authors: Beverley Chalmers and Shi Wu Wen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S28

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  19. The epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in developed countries has changed from the early epidemic that affected primarily men who have sex with men, to...

    Authors: Marene Gatali and Chris Archibald
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S27

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  20. The incidence of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is rising in Canada. If these curable infections were prevented and treated, serious long-term sequelae including infertility, and associated t...

    Authors: Thomas Wong, Ameeta Singh, Janice Mann, Lisa Hansen and Sharon McMahon
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S26

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  21. Contraception choices affect the long-term sexual health and fertility of women and men. Data from the 1998 Canadian Contraception Study and the 2000/2001 Canadian Community Health Survey were assessed for mea...

    Authors: Sharon McMahon, Lisa Hansen, Janice Mann, Cathy Sevigny, Thomas Wong and Marlene Roache
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S25

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  22. Much attention is devoted to women's reproductive health, but the formative and mature stages of women's sexual lives are often overlooked. We have analyzed cross-sectional data from the Sexual Behaviour modul...

    Authors: Lisa Hansen, Janice Mann, Sharon McMahon and Thomas Wong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S24

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  23. The average age of natural menopause in Western societies is estimated to be 51 years; women in Canada can therefore expect to live, on average, a third of their lives in post-menopausal years. During these ye...

    Authors: Angela M Cheung, Ruhee Chaudhry, Moira Kapral, Cynthia Jackevicius and Gail Robinson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S23

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  24. Exposure to violence as children or as adults places a woman at higher risk of poor health outcomes, both physical and psychological. Abused women use more health care services and have poorer social functioni...

    Authors: Marsha M Cohen and Heather Maclean
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S22

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  25. Eating disorders are an increasing public health problem among young women. Anorexia and bulimia may give rise to serious physical conditions such as hypothermia, hypotension, electrolyte imbalance, endocrine ...

    Authors: Enza Gucciardi, Nalan Celasun, Farah Ahmad and Donna E Stewart
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S21

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  26. Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) increases exponentially with age from the age of 65. The number of people with dementia will increase significantly over the next three decades as the population ag...

    Authors: Joan Lindsay and Lori Anderson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S20

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  27. Depression causes significant distress or impairment in physical, social, occupational and other key areas of functioning. Women are approximately twice as likely as men to experience depression. Psychosocial ...

    Authors: Donna E Stewart, Enza Gucciardi and Sherry L Grace
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S19

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  28. Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in Canada and a leading cause of long-term disability, pain, and increased health care utilization. It is also a far more prevalent condition among wom...

    Authors: Elizabeth M Badley and Naomi M Kasman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S18

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  29. Chronic pain is a major health problem associated with significant costs to both afflicted individuals and society as a whole. These costs seem to be disproportionately borne by women, who generally have highe...

    Authors: Marta Meana, Robert Cho and Marie DesMeules
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S17

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  30. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic health condition affecting 4.8% of Canadian adults ≥ 20 years of age. The prevalence increases with age. According to the National Diabetes Surveillance System (NDSS) (1998–...

    Authors: Catherine Kelly and Gillian L Booth
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S16

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  31. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Canadian women and men. In general, women present with a wider range of symptoms, are more likely to delay seeking medial care and are less likely ...

    Authors: Sherry L Grace, Rick Fry, Angela Cheung and Donna E Stewart
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S15

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  32. In Canada, cancers of the endometrium, ovaries, vulva, vagina, placenta and adnexa account for 11% of all malignant neoplasms in women and 81% of all genital cancers. Although the incidence and mortality from ...

    Authors: Eliane Duarte-Franco and Eduardo L Franco
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S14

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  33. Cervical cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases of women; it is diagnosed in almost half a million women every year and half as many die from it annually. In Canada and other industrialized countr...

    Authors: Eliane Duarte-Franco and Eduardo L Franco
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S13

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  34. Although lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for Canadian women, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed. About 5400 women are expected to die from this disease in 2003. In 1998, a woman's...

    Authors: Heather Bryant
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S12

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  35. Women are more frequently affected by chronic conditions and disability than men. Although some of these sex differences have been in part attributed to biological susceptibility, social determinants of health...

    Authors: Marie DesMeules, Linda Turner and Robert Cho
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S10

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  36. The sex differences in mortality, life expectancy, and, to a lesser extent, health expectancy, are well recognized in Canada and internationally. However, the factors explaining these differences between women...

    Authors: Marie DesMeules, Douglas Manuel and Robert Cho
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  37. Smoking among Canadian women is a serious public health issue. Using the 1998–99 National Population Health Survey, this study examined underlying factors contributing to differences in prevalence of smoking a...

    Authors: Susan Kirkland, Lorraine Greaves and Pratima Devichand
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  38. Overweight and obesity have been recognized as major public health concern in Canada and throughout the world. Lack of physical activity, through its impact on energy balance, has been identified as an importa...

    Authors: Shirley Bryan and Peter Walsh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  39. Body weight is of physical and psychological importance to Canadian women; it is associated with health status, physical activity, body image, and self-esteem. Although the problems associated with overweight ...

    Authors: Marion P Olmsted and Traci McFarlane
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  40. There are differences in health practices and self-rated health among different socio-demographic groups of women. The relationship between socio-demographic status and a) a range of health behaviours and b) a...

    Authors: Heather Maclean, Keva Glynn, Zhenyuan Cao and Donna Ansara
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  41. Research on the relationship between women's social roles and mental health has been equivocal. Although a greater number of roles often protect mental health, certain combinations can lead to strain. Our stud...

    Authors: Heather Maclean, Keva Glynn and Donna Ansara
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  42. The discussion of health emphasizes the importance of analyses of social determinants of health. Social determinants permit the targeting of policies towards the social factors that impair or improve health. T...

    Authors: Vivienne Walters
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

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