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  1. Despite a high prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer in low and middle-income countries, stigma remains an issue. Addressing HPV and cervical cancer stigma could significantly improve he...

    Authors: Ramya Ginjupalli, Rachel Mundaden, Yujung Choi, Emily Herfel, Sandra Yvonne Oketch, Melissa H. Watt, Breandan Makhulo, Elizabeth Anne Bukusi and Megan Huchko
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:39
  2. Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) causes non-cyclical pelvic pain, period pain, fatigue and other painful symptoms. Current medical and surgical management strategies are often not sufficient to manage these symptoms ...

    Authors: Astha Malik, Justin Sinclair, Cecilia H. M. Ng, Caroline A. Smith, Jason Abbott and Mike Armour
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:37
  3. Health care providers (HCPs) knowledge and skills are both crucial in saving the lives of mothers and their newborns during childbirth. This study aimed to assess the knowledge and skills of HCPs on active man...

    Authors: Daniel Lugwesa Muyanga and Angelina A. Joho
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:36
  4. Although previous studies report an association between Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and suicidal ideation, most studies have only established a provisional and retrospective diagnosis of PMDD fundam...

    Authors: Anna Wikman, Julia Sacher, Marie Bixo, Angelica L. Hirschberg, Helena Kopp Kallner, C. Neill Epperson, Erika Comasco and Inger Sundström Poromaa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:35
  5. The study is part of the ongoing Prospective Population Study of Women in Gothenburg, Sweden, initiated in 1968–1969 with the aim of characterising a total population of women who were representative of middle...

    Authors: Dominique Hange, Gunilla Fernlöf, Cecilia Björkelund and Tove Hedenrud
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:34
  6. This study aimed to compare the effect of ovarian suspension and hyaluronic acid gel to prevent re-adhesions after laparoscopic endometrioma surgery.

    Authors: Shahla Chaichian, Seyed Reza Saadat Mostafavi, Abolfazl Mehdizadehkashi, Zahra Najmi, Kobra Tahermanesh, Mahin Ahmadi Pishkuhi, Fatemeh Jesmi and Bahram Moazzami
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:33
  7. Higher physical activity levels are associated with lower breast cancer-specific mortality. In addition, the metabolic syndrome is associated with higher breast cancer-specific mortality. Whether the physical ...

    Authors: Christina M. Dieli-Conwright, Rebecca A. Nelson, Michael S. Simon, Melinda L. Irwin, Marian L. Neuhouser, Kerryn W. Reding, Tracy E. Crane, JoAnn E. Manson, Rami Nassir, Aladdin H. Shadyab, Michael LaMonte, Lihing Qi, Cynthia A. Thomson, Candyce H. Kroenke, Kathy Pan, Rowan T. Chlebowski…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:32
  8. Benign phyllodes tumor (BPT) and fibroadenoma (FA) have some difficulties in differential diagnosis. BPT is often misdiagnosed as FA during the first operation and is not diagnosed until postoperative recurren...

    Authors: Qiang Li, Yao Liu, Jiajia Bai, Song Zhao, Yawen Wang, Arzoo Shabbir, Kai Zhang, Fan Jiang, Jiang Zhu, Rong Ma and Jianli Wang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:31
  9. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are one of the long-acting, safe and effective methods of contraception in women across the world. However, this method is underutilised in many countries, including Ethiopia. Sever...

    Authors: Demelash Woldeyohannes, Abinet Arega and Lillian Mwanri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:30
  10. Due to the fact that pre-diabetic people are at higher risk of developing diabetes, it is possible to reduce the risk by taking preventive measures. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the effect o...

    Authors: Kolsoum MohammadniaMotlagh, Mohsen Shamsi, Nasrin Roozbahani, Mahmood Karimi and Rahmatollah Moradzadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:29
  11. Chinese Americans have lower breast and cervical cancer screening rates than the national average and experience multiple barriers to cancer care. Patient navigators have improved screening and follow-up rates...

    Authors: Marquita W. Lewis-Thames, Laura S. Tom, Ivy S. Leung, Anna Yang and Melissa A. Simon
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:28
  12. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) is a global health problem affecting millions of women worldwide and comprises a broad range of clinical dysfunctions such as urinary incontinence (UI), fecal incontinence (FI), ...

    Authors: Ahmed Al-Badr, Zarqa Saleem, Ouhoud Kaddour, Bader Almosaieed, Ashraf Dawood, Mohamad Al-Tannir, Faisal AlTurki, Reem Alharbi and Nasser Alsanea
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:27
  13. There is evidence that women who have had their genitals cut suffer substantial difficulties during and/or after childbirth, including the need for a caesarean section, an episiotomy, an extended hospital stay...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Barbara Sakyi, Collins Adu, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Joycelyn Boatemaa Affum and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:26
  14. This study aimed to evaluate the differences in cervical appearance among different human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes in patients with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs).

    Authors: Qi Zhou, Yingxin Gong, Xiangmei Qiu, Long Sui, Hongwei Zhang, Yan Wang, Lin Lin, Wenjing Diao and Yanyun Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:24
  15. Lack of social support during and after miscarriage can greatly affect mental wellbeing. With miscarriages being a common experience, there remains a discrepancy in the social support received after a pregnanc...

    Authors: Mona Y. Alqassim, K. Cassie Kresnye, Katie A. Siek, John Lee and Maria K. Wolters
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:23
  16. Despite high rates of gender-based violence (GBV) in India, culturally sensitive measures that examine universal and culturally relevant trauma reactions are lacking. Although the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire ...

    Authors: Anushka R. Patel, Elana Newman and Julia Richardson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:22
  17. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns as to its impact on other health programs. One program that appears particularly vulnerable is HIV and AIDS. We undertook an assessment of COVID-19 impact on HIV contr...

    Authors: Robert J. Magnani, Dewa Nyoman Wirawan, Anak Agung Sagung Sawitri, I. Gusti Agung Agus Mahendra, Dewi Susanti, Ni Kadek Ayu Dwi Utami Ds, Dedison Asanab, Jessie Olivia Yunus, Cahyo Heri Setiabudi, Adi Nugroho, Asti Setiawati Widihastuti, Oldri Sherli Mukuan and Pande Putu Januraga
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:21
  18. Endometriosis as a chronic gynecological disease has several negative effects on women’s life, thereby placing a huge burden on the patients and the health system. The negative impact of living with endometrio...

    Authors: Gabriella Márki, Dorottya Vásárhelyi, Adrien Rigó, Zsuzsa Kaló, Nándor Ács and Attila Bokor
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:20
  19. National data show that lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to be obese compared to straight women. However little is known about whether provider recommendation for weight management varies across thes...

    Authors: Kristen M. Wolfgang, Junko Takeshita, Robert Fitzsimmons and Carmen E. Guerra
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:19
  20. Physical inactivity is a global health problem which is more prevalent among women. Among different age groups, middle-aged women are more vulnerable to physical inactivity as one of consequences of menopause....

    Authors: Kousar Ansari, Poorandokht Afshari, Parvin Abedi and Mohammadhossein Haghighizadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:18
  21. Research on traditional gender beliefs has highlighted their psychological impact and social implications for women. The purpose of this study was twofold. First, we aimed to adapt and validate the Spanish ver...

    Authors: Montse Rovira, Leonor Lega, Carlos Suso-Ribera and Izaskun Orue
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:17
  22. The risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is related to women’s sexual attitudes, beliefs, and power dynamics within marriages in developing c...

    Authors: Chukwuechefulam Kingsley Imo, Clifford O. Odimegwu and Nicole De Wet-Billings
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:16
  23. In the literature, professions that impose body standards for daily performance are designated as non-conventional professions (i.e. models, athletes, ballet dancers), with great emphasis on the female populat...

    Authors: Salime Chedid Lisboa, Alexandra Vieira, Juliana Lopes Teodoro, Rochelle Costa, Franccesco Pinto Boeno, Juliano Farinha, Cláudia Gomes Bracht, Álvaro Reischak-Oliveira and Giovani dos Santos Cunha
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:15
  24. Elagolix is effective and safe for treating menorrhagia in women with uterine fibroid. However, it is reported to be associated with hypoestrogenism that can be alleviated by adding estradiol/norethindrone ace...

    Authors: Juliawati Muhammad, Yusnita Yusof, Imran Ahmad and Mohd Noor Norhayati
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:14
  25. Regarding the high rate of obesity and overweight among women, develop a comprehensive and effective program it seems necessary to improve their nutritional behaviors and physical activity. This study aims to ...

    Authors: Ali Khani Jeihooni, Mehdi Layeghiasl, Asiyeh Yari and Tayebeh Rakhshani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:13
  26. Obesity among women of childbearing age has becoming an important public health concern. We aimed to describe the trends of central obesity among Chinese women of childbearing age from 2004 to 2011 and to exam...

    Authors: Zichong Long, Lili Huang, Jiajun Lyu, Yuanqing Xia, Yiting Chen, Rong Li, Yanlin Wang and Shenghui Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:12
  27. The World Health Organization estimated that approximately 48 million couples and 186 million people are infertile worldwide. Although the problem of infertility is increasing worldwide, as well as in Ethiopia...

    Authors: Mekdes Akalewold, Getachew W. Yohannes, Ziyad Ahmed Abdo, Yonas Hailu and Aynye Negesse
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:11
  28. Early initiation of antenatal care (ANC) within the first trimester is highly recommended in the current 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Mass media has the potential to promote early initiatio...

    Authors: Quraish Sserwanja, Linet M. Mutisya and Milton W. Musaba
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:10
  29. Inappropriate management of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) may be the result of an inaccurate colposcopic diagnosis. The aim of this study was to assess colposcopic performance in identifyi...

    Authors: Anying Bai, Jiaxu Wang, Qing Li, Samuel Seery, Peng Xue and Yu Jiang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:9
  30. In gynecology, the number of laparoscopic surgeries performed has increased annually because laparoscopic surgery presents a greater number of advantages from a cosmetic perspective and allows for a less invas...

    Authors: Kuniaki Ota, Yukiko Katagiri, Masafumi Katakura, Takafumi Mukai, Kentaro Nakaoka, Toshimitsu Maemura, Toshifumi Takahashi and Mineto Morita
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:8
  31. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) counseling and testing services are vital to reduce the spread of HIV infection, and to create an opportunity for early treatment and reduction of HIV/AIDS-related mortality....

    Authors: Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Ayenew Kassie Tesema and Yigizie Yeshaw
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:7
  32. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common problem of women of reproductive age, affecting various aspects of their lives. However, limited studies have investigated the effect of internet-based cognitive-behavio...

    Authors: Sanam Borji-Navan, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Khalil Esmaeilpour, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Ali Ahmadian-Khooinarood
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:5
  33. The mental health of refugee women is often affected by multiple risk factors in their social ecology. Assessing these risk factors is foundational in determining potential areas for intervention. We used the ...

    Authors: Mohamad Adam Brooks, Melissa Meinhart, Luma Samawi, Trena Mukherjee, Ruba Jaber, Hani Alhomsh, Neeraj Kaushal, Raeda Al Qutob, Maysa’ Khadra, Nabila El-Bassel and Anindita Dasgupta
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:4
  34. Although relationships between exposure to air pollution and reproductive health are broadly studied, mechanisms behind these phenomena are still unknown. The aim of the study was to assess whether exposure to...

    Authors: Anna Merklinger-Gruchala, Grazyna Jasienska, Inger Thune and Maria Kapiszewska
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:3
  35. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) is defined by the occurrence of menopause before the age of 40 years. It is often associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). The purpose of this study was to explore the ...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Mirinezhad, Hamideh Ghazizadeh, Maliheh Aghsizadeh, Mohammad Zamiri Bidary, Alireza Naghipour, Elahe Hasanzadeh, Mahdiyeh Yaghooti-Khorasani, Ali Ebrahimi Dabagh, Mohammad Reza Shadmand Foumani Moghadam, Nazanin Sheikh Andalibi, Zeynab Naseri Far, Habibollah Esmaily, Gordon A. Ferns, Tayebeh Hamzehloei, Alireza Pasdar and Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:2
  36. In gynecologic cancer survivors, female sexual dysfunction (FSD) remains under-investigated. We attempted to estimate the prevalence of FSD associated with distress in gynecologic cancer survivors using diagno...

    Authors: Hao Lin, Hung-Chun Fu, Chen-Hsuan Wu, Yi-Jen Tsai, Yin-Jou Chou, Chun-Ming Shih and Yu-Che Ou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:1
  37. Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is associated with high recurrence rates. The costs associated with the treatment of recurrent POP are huge, and the burden from women who encounter recurrent POP, negat...

    Authors: Eva V. Vodegel, Sandra E. Zwolsman, Astrid Vollebregt, Ruben G. Duijnhoven, Judith E. Bosmans, Leonie Speksnijder, Eveline J. Roos, Wilbert Spaans, Franca Gerards, Albert Adriaanse, Flora Vernooij, Alfredo L. Milani, Marko Sikkema, Mirjam Weemhoff, Marieke Mous, Anne Damoiseaux…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:439
  38. The reliability and validity of the Champion’s Health Belief Model Scale (CHBMS) used in assessing the belief of women regarding breast cancer (BC) and breast cancer screening (BCS) have been examined on various ...

    Authors: Sarah Noman, Hayati Kadir Shahar, Hejar Abdul Rahman, Suriani Ismail, Musheer A. Aljaberi and Muzaphar N. Abdulrahman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:437
  39. This study aimed to estimate the difference in vaginal bleeding pattern, discontinuation rate, and satisfaction between immediate after abortion and menstrual insertions of etonogestrel contraceptive implants.

    Authors: Wanren Zheng, Yibo Tang, Chunfen Wang, Xiaocen Niu, Zhida Qian and Lili Huang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:436
  40. It is estimated that less than one third of women (28%) worldwide, are not sufficiently active, and there is evidence indicating physical activity (PA) participation is lower during pregnancy and the postpartu...

    Authors: L. R. Peralta, W. G. Cotton, D. A. Dudley, L. L. Hardy, Z. Yager and I. Prichard
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:435
  41. Menopause is a natural event experienced by women in middle age. To help women manage this event, it is important to identify their health information needs. A study specific questionnaire was used to identify...

    Authors: Sadrieh Hajesmaeel-Gohari, Elaheh Shafiei, Fatemeh Ghasemi and Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:434
  42. The relationship between women’s reproductive characteristics and stroke events is unclear. We aimed to investigate age at menarche, age at menopause and number of reproductive years in relation to fatal strok...

    Authors: Zhi-bing Hu, Ze-xiong Lu and Feng Zhu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:433
  43. Despite the enormous benefit of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) to mothers and infants, the practice of exclusive breastfeeding is globally low. In sub-Saharan Africa and Ethiopia, the prevalence of EBF stands a...

    Authors: Megersa Kumera and Jemal Haidar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:432
  44. Historically, hysterectomy has been the radical treatment for adenomyosis. Although, some patients may not want to have their uterus removed, patients often have to no choice but to request hysterectomy during...

    Authors: Chiho Miyagawa, Kosuke Murakami, Takako Tobiume, Takafumi Nonogaki and Noriomi Matsumura
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:431
  45. Women with abdominal pain and bloating frequently have their Ca-125 levels investigated for suspected ovarian cancer and this has led to a significant increase in referrals to the ovarian cancer service. We ha...

    Authors: Ayisha A. Ashmore, Chellappah Gnanachandran, Iqra Luqman and Kathryn Horrocks
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:429
  46. As the public health problems, accidents are the most important causes of child mortality. The present study aimed to determine the effect of educational intervention based on health belief model on accident p...

    Authors: Elnaz Moridi, Zahra Fazelniya, Asiyeh Yari, Tahereh Gholami, Pooyan Afzali Hasirini and Ali Khani Jeihooni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:428

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