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  1. Youth in general and young females, in particular, remain at the center of HIV/AIDS epidemic. To avoid and prevent HIV infection, comprehensive knowledge as well as correct understanding of transmission and pr...

    Authors: Tesfaldet Mekonnen Estifanos, Chen Hui, Afewerki Weldezgi Tesfai, Mekonnen Estifanos Teklu, Matiwos Araya Ghebrehiwet, Kidane Siele Embaye and Amanuel Kidane Andegiorgish

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:37

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Almost one patient with cancer in two is anemic. About 40 to 64% of cervical cancer patients are anemic at time of presentation. The rate of anemia increases with the use of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormona...

    Authors: Mulugeta Wassie, Agazhe Aemro and Beletech Fentie

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:36

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Vaginal mesh implants are medical devices used in a number of operations to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Although many of these operations have delivered good outcomes, some wom...

    Authors: Nikolina Angelova, Louise Taylor, Lorna McKee, Naomi Fearns and Tracey Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:35

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The major types of hormonal contraception used currently in Ethiopia are progestogen-only. This study aimed to assess the differences in anthropometry indices, blood pressure, and lipid profile among women usi...

    Authors: Mulu Shiferaw, Woldeteklehaymanot Kassahun and Belay Zawdie

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:34

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Breastfeeding and postpartum contraception critically influence infant and maternal health outcomes. In this pilot study, we explore the effects of timing and duration of postpartum levonorgestrel exposure on ...

    Authors: Niaree G. Hopelian, Rebecca G. Simmons, Jessica N. Sanders, Katherine Ward, Sabrina Malone Jenkins, Eve Espey and David K. Turok

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:33

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Emergency situations, including epidemics, increase incidence of violence against women, especially intimate partner violence (IPV). This paper describes specific scenarios of IPV reported by women during the ...

    Authors: Olufunmilayo I. Fawole, Omowumi O. Okedare and Elizabeth Reed

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:32

    Content type: Research article

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  7. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Christiane Horwood, Lyn Haskins, Rachael Hinton, Catherine Connolly, Silondile Luthuli and Nigel Rollins

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:31

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Women's Health 2021 21:2

  8. Telehealth and teleradiology are increasingly used around the world to facilitate health care provision when the health care provider and clients are separated by distance. The BreastScreen Australia Remote Ra...

    Authors: Deborah Smith, Karen Johnston, Karen Carlisle, Rebecca Evans, Robyn Preston, Jessamy Beckett, Danielle Geddes, Helen Naess, Melissa Poole and Sarah Larkins

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:30

    Content type: Research article

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  9. With the introduction of oncogenic Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing into cervical screening there is a renewed focus on primary prevention among high-risk groups. To date, little is known about the effective...

    Authors: Catriona Buick, K. Joan Murphy, Doris Howell and Kelly Metcalfe

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:29

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Community participatory interventions mobilizing women of childbearing age are an effective strategy to promote maternal and child health. In 2017, we implemented this strategy in Gulu Northern Uganda. This st...

    Authors: Loubna Belaid, Emmanuel Ochola, Pontius Bayo, George William Alii, Martin Ogwang, Donato Greco and Christina Zarowsky

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:28

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Lipedema is a type of subcutaneous adipose tissue disorder that affects mainly women. Its main symptom is bilateral fat accumulation on the extremities with associated pain in the affected areas. Despite growi...

    Authors: Joanna E. Dudek, Wojciech Białaszek and Marcin Gabriel

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:27

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of incidental findings on transvaginal ultrasound scan in women referred with pelvic organ prolapse by a general practitioner and to investigate which fu...

    Authors: Lone Pedersen, Marianne Glavind-Kristensen and Pinar Bor

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:26

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Marital burnout is an important issue in marriage and many factors play an important role in this phenomenon. The aim of this study was to determine the status of marital burnout and the factors affecting marr...

    Authors: Mahbobeh Nejatian, Ali Alami, Vahideh Momeniyan, Ali Delshad Noghabi and Alireza Jafari

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:25

    Content type: Research article

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  14. In the U.S., obesity disproportionately affects some racial/ethnic groups more than others; 42.5% of Hispanic adults are obese, compared to 32.6% of non-Hispanic whites (NHW). Research also shows that Mexican ...

    Authors: Janeth I. Sanchez, Katherine J. Briant, Samantha Wu-Georges, Virginia Gonzalez, Avigail Galvan, Sara Cole and Beti Thompson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:24

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Since the introduction of sentinel node biopsy (SLNB) in unifocal vulvar cancer (diameter of < 4 cm) and unsuspicious groin lymph nodes, the morbidity rate of patients has significantly decreased globally. In ...

    Authors: Andreas Suhartoyo Winarno, Anne Mondal, Franca Christina Martignoni, Tanja Natascha Fehm and Monika Hampl

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:23

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Infertility leads to a wide range of psychological injuries that may reduce psychological well-being. This study aimed to determine the psychological well-being of infertile women and its relation with demogra...

    Authors: Farnaz Sohbati, Seyedeh Batool Hasanpoor-Azghady, Mina Jafarabadi, Leila Amiri-Farahani and Marzieh Mohebbi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:22

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Colposcopy serves as a subjective examination of the cervix with low sensitivity to detect cervical intraepithelial dysplasia (CIN) grade 2 or worse (CIN2 +). Dynamic spectral imaging (DSI) colposcopy has been...

    Authors: Berit Bargum Booth, Lone Kjeld Petersen, Jan Blaakaer, Tonje Johansen, Henrik Mertz, Katja Dahl and Pinar Bor

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:21

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Almost one-half of U.S. women will experience intimate partner violence (IPV), defined as physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner. IPV is associated with an increased risk of hom...

    Authors: Laura Leuenberger, Erik Lehman and Jennifer McCall-Hosenfeld

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:20

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Women with endometriosis are commonly treated by their sole provider. In this single-provider model of care, women frequently report long diagnostic delays, unresolved pelvic pain, multiple laparoscopic surger...

    Authors: Sanjay K. Agarwal, Oscar Antunez-Flores, Warren G. Foster, Ashwaq Hermes, Shahrokh Golshan, Ahmed M. Soliman, Amanda Arnold and Rebecca Luna

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:19

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Bladder health is an understudied state and difficult to measure due to lack of valid and reliable instruments. While condition specific questionnaires assess presence, severity and degree of bother from lower...

    Authors: Emily S. Lukacz, Melissa L. Constantine, Lisa Kane Low, Jerry L. Lowder, Alayne D. Markland, Elizabeth R. Mueller, Diane K. Newman, Leslie M. Rickey, Todd Rockwood and Kyle Rudser

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:18

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. We sought to assess racial/ethnic differences in choice of postpartum contraceptive method after accounting for clinical and demographic correlates of contraceptive use.

    Authors: David Ngendahimana, Jessica Amalraj, Barbara Wilkinson, Emily Verbus, Mary Montague, Jane Morris and Kavita Shah Arora

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:17

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Substance-Related Disorders are among the most common social problems caused by using legal and illegal substances. Therefore, this study aimed at determining the quality of life (QoL) and its related factors ...

    Authors: Majid Barati, Khadijeh Bandehelahi, Tahereh Nopasandasil, Hanieh Jormand and Amir Keshavarzi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:16

    Content type: Research article

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  23. There have been considerable studies on the effects of reproductive factors on thyroid cancer risk, while findings are inconsistent. In this analysis, we aimed to investigate the associations between menstrual...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Wei-Wei Gong, Qing-Fang He, Ru-Ying Hu and Min Yu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:13

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Diagnostic follow-up of women with an abnormal Pap test is necessary to resolve the risk developing cervical cancer. The purpose of this study is to describe patient characteristics associated with timely rece...

    Authors: Thelma Carrillo, Jane R. Montealegre, Christina G. Bracamontes, Michael E. Scheurer, Michele Follen and Zuber D. Mulla

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:11

    Content type: Research article

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  25. This study aimed to determine the frequency of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) over-expression in newly diagnosed breast cancer (BC) patients in Saudi Arabia and to assess the clinical characte...

    Authors: Jamal Zekri, Ahmed Saadeddin and Hulayel Alharbi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:10

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The use of contraceptives is an essential public health concept that improves overall safe motherhood and infant health. Women empowerment has been reported to influence health behaviors in women. With recent ...

    Authors: Owen Nkoka, Daphne Lee, Kun-Yang Chuang and Ying-Chih Chuang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:9

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Generic preference-based measures (PBM), though commonly used, may not be optimal for use in economic evaluations of breast cancer interventions. No breast cancer-specific PBM currently exists, and the generic...

    Authors: Manraj N. Kaur, Anne F. Klassen, Feng Xie, Louise Bordeleau, Toni Zhong, Stefan J. Cano, Elena Tsangaris, Trisia Breitkopf, Ayse Kuspinar and Andrea L. Pusic

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:8

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The Yunnan province is located near the “Golden Triangle” border region between China, Myanmar and Thailand, which has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in China. Female sex workers (FSWs) in the Yunnan province...

    Authors: Amanda Wilson, Yuan Yuan Wang, Runsen Chen, Ping Cen, Yuehui Wang, Xing Yao, Tang Wang, Shiyue Li and Hong Yan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:7

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The aims of the study were the translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of self-administered Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaire (APFQ) on a Saudi population.

    Authors: Haifaa Malaekah, Haifaa Saud Al Medbel, Sameerah Al Mowallad, Zahra Al Asiri, Alhanouf Albadrani and Hussam Abdullah

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:6

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Symptomatic prolapse impairs quality of life. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is considered an important outcome of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery. However, it is rarely reported, and measures are ...

    Authors: Tadesse Belayneh, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Mulat Adefris, Guri Rortveit, Janne Lillelid Gjerde and Tadesse Awoke Ayele

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:4

    Content type: Research article

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  31. There is a high burden of depression globally, including in South Africa. Maternal depression is associated with poverty, unstable income, food insecurity, and lack of partner support, and may lead to poor out...

    Authors: Horwood Christiane, Haskins Lyn, Hinton Rachael, Connolly Catherine, Luthuli Silondile and Rollins Nigel

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:2

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Physical inactivity enhances the risk of adverse health conditions such as non-communicable diseases, morbidity, and mortality among middle- and older-aged population. This study is aimed to design, implement,...

    Authors: Mohammad Shariati, Houra Pourrajabali Astaneh, Leila Khedmat and Farnaz Khatami

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:1

    Content type: Research article

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  33. To study what women think about menopause treatments and assess their knowledge about them. To analyze adherence to treatment during COVID-19 confinement as a secondary objective.

    Authors: Laura Baquedano, Andrea Espiau, María Fasero, Silvia Ortega, Isabel Ramirez and Nicolás Mendoza

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:277

    Content type: Research article

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  34. It is unclear whether transverse uterine incision is non-inferior to longitudinal incision during myomectomy with regard to bleeding. Our aim was to compare between transverse and longitudinal uterine incision...

    Authors: Alaa Elguindy, Hosam Hemeda, Mohamed Esmat Shawky, Mohamed Elsenity, Medhat Adel Elsayed, Ahmed Fahim, Khaled Afifi and Maii Nawara

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:259

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Less attention has been given to younger adults’ psycho-oncology care needs than to children and older adults with cancer. The aim was to explore how care following end-of-treatment was perceived by women trea...

    Authors: Elisabet Mattsson, Lisa Ljungman, Kim Einhorn, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Karin Stålberg and Anna Wikman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:276

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are the most common communicable diseases that affect the health and life of people. Even though there is little information on the prevalence of STIs in Ethiopia, the pr...

    Authors: Simegnew Handebo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:274

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Pelvic hematoma is a common finding following hysterectomy which at times may become infected causing substantial morbidity. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence, clinical manifestation and iden...

    Authors: Henry H. Chill, Itshak Amsalem, Gilad Karavani, Sharon Amit, Abraham Benshushan and David Shveiky

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:272

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Over the last 20 years, society’s perception of the ideal female body size in Western cultures has changed from thin to athletic, and many women practice sports to achieve well-toned bodies. However, to date, ...

    Authors: Leonie Wilhelm, Andrea S. Hartmann, Julia C. Becker, Manuel Waldorf and Silja Vocks

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:271

    Content type: Research article

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  39. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Beatriz Castro de Souza, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Luiz Vinicius de Alcantara Sousa, Erika da Silva Maciel and Fernando Adami

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:270

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Women's Health 2020 20:137

  40. It is estimated that a majority of intimate partner violence (IPV) victims suffer from blunt force to the head, neck and the face area. Injuries to head and neck are among the major causes for traumatic brain ...

    Authors: Larry Y. Liu, William S. Bush, Mehmet Koyutürk and Günnur Karakurt

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:269

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Besides, the presence of national law, the country has to set up its own mid-term and long term goals to bring about a significant reduction in child marriages in Ethiopia. As my search concerned, there is no ...

    Authors: Zemenu Tadesse Tessema

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:268

    Content type: Research article

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  42. High number of unintended pregnancies—often leading to induced abortions—are reported among female sex workers (FSWs), highlighting a major unmet need for contraception. To better understand barriers to contra...

    Authors: Diana Faini, Patricia Munseri, Muhammad Bakari, Eric Sandström, Elisabeth Faxelid and Claudia Hanson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:267

    Content type: Research article

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  43. A remarkable decline in fertility rates has been observed in many countries, with a primary determinant being an increase in the use of contraceptives. However, the birth rate in Pakistan is still higher compa...

    Authors: Sadia Jabeen, Adnan Rathor, Maria Riaz, Rubeena Zakar and Florian Fischer

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:265

    Content type: Research article

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