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  1. Neural tube defects (NTDs) are severe birth defects caused by nutritional, genetic or environmental factors. Because NTDs continue to have a significant health and economic impact on children and community at ...

    Authors: Anteneh Berhane and Tefera Belachew
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:662
  2. Recent evidence suggests that measures of maternal gut enteropathy are associated with unfavorable fetal outcomes. It is, therefore, crucial to identify and treat the features of intestinal enteropathy among r...

    Authors: Ishita Mostafa, S. M. Tafsir Hasan, Md. Amran Gazi, Md. Ashraful Alam, Shah Mohammad Fahim, Kazi Nazmus Saqeeb and Tahmeed Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:661
  3. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related death in Gambian women. The Gambian Ministry of Health is striving to improve access to screening, diagnostic, and treatment se...

    Authors: Meghan E. Mali, Ousman Sanyang, Katherine L. Harris, Justin Sorensen, Mustapha Bittaye, Jonathan Nellermoe, Raymond R. Price and Edward K. Sutherland
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:660
  4. Women undergoing adjuvant therapy for breast cancer have diverse information needs that remain unfulfilled. Extensive research has shown that access to relevant information about their condition can significan...

    Authors: Sosina W. Tilahun, Leul D. Kitaw and Nete T. Yusuf
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:659
  5. Timely initiation of modern contraceptive use is vital to prevent unintended pregnancy and its related morbidities and mortalities. However, there is a scarcity of evidence about the duration of time elapsing fr...

    Authors: Erjabo Adinew Mugoro, Dejene Ermias Mekango, Tigist Alebachew Lule, Belayneh Hamdela Jena and Ermias Abera Turuse
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:658
  6. Muscle strength is affected by different stages of the menstrual cycle in women. Since the strength of the lower limb muscles plays a significant role in the occurrence of anterior cruciate ligament injury, it...

    Authors: Fatemeh Pournasiri, Mostafa Zarei, Elena Mainer-Pardos and Hadi Nobari
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:657
  7. De novo stress urinary incontinence (SUI) may develop following pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Performing prophylactic continence surgery may reduce the risk of de novo SUI and subsequent continence surgery; h...

    Authors: Min Ju Kim, Youjoung Lee, Dong Hoon Suh, Sungyoung Lee and Myung Jae Jeon
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:656
  8. Pelvic Organ Prolapse is the descent of one or more of the anterior vaginal wall, posterior vaginal wall, the uterus, or the apex of the vagina. Surgical intervention addresses both anatomical defect and assoc...

    Authors: Zelalem Ayichew Workineh, Birhanu Abera Ayana, Kiros Terefe Gashaye, Solomon Berhe Wubneh and Belayneh Ayanaw Kassie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:654
  9. A demonstrated technique to enhance reproductive health and economic progress is through ensuring that family planning services are accessible universally. Those studies that used Ethiopia Demographic and Heal...

    Authors: Natnael Kebede, Bereket Kefale, Muluken Yigezu, Eyob Ketema Bogale, Amare Zewdie, Yitbarek Wasihun and Metadel Adane
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:652
  10. The pre-conception period is an unmissable opportunity to introduce preventive measures before pregnancy to improve maternal and fetal outcomes. Despite the global pre-conception initiatives and the 2030 Saudi...

    Authors: Lemmese AlWatban and Ebtihal Alamer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:651
  11. The consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) has been linked to the global epidemic of obesity and chronic disease. Following the economic growth, urbanization, and attractive market for beverage compan...

    Authors: Birhan Ewunu Semagn, Abdulai Abubakari and Shimels Derso Kebede
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:650
  12. While Option B + has made great strides in eliminating vertical transmission of HIV and improving access to lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for women, the postpartum period remains a risk period for dise...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Pellowski, Destry Jensen, Nokwazi Tsawe, Christopher Colvin, Susan Cu-Uvin, Don Operario, Mark Lurie, Abigail Harrison, Landon Myer and Lucia Knight
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:649
  13. Women turn to Kolberi for various reasons, which cause numerous challenges for them. Thus, it is imperative to identify these causes and problems. Since no study has ever been undertaken to deal with this part...

    Authors: Javad Yoosefi Lebni, Seyed Fahim Irandoost, Arash Ziapour, Ahmad Ahmadi, Nafiul Mehedi and Seyyed Amar Azizi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:648
  14. Current measures of reproductive health care quality, such as rates of “unintended” pregnancies, neglect to incorporate patients’ desires and center their reproductive autonomy. This study explores patients’ p...

    Authors: Meredith G. Manze, Silpa Srinivasulu and Heidi E. Jones
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:647
  15. Initiation of antenatal care during the first trimester is crucial for reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, only 24% of pregnant women in Malawi initiate antenatal care during...

    Authors: Modesta Nyando, Dziwenji Makombe, Alexander Mboma, Elias Mwakilama and Lot Nyirenda
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:646
  16. Although there are calls for women’s empowerment and gender equity globally, there are still large disparities regarding women’s autonomy in healthcare decision making. The autonomy of women is believed to be ...

    Authors: Idayu Badilla Idris, Amy Azira Hamis, Ayuzeity Bistari Md Bukhori, David Chan Chee Hoong, Hakimah Yusop, Muhammad Al-Amin Shaharuddin, Nazmeen Adline Fawwazah A. Fauzi and Thinakaran Kandayah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:643
  17. Migraine is a typical cripple issue of the brain identified with cerebral pain which is an indication of numerous health conditions. About 18% of women (27 million) and 6% of men (10 million) are afflicted by ...

    Authors: Nida Razzak, Hina Khan, Huma Tariq and Muhammad Aslam
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:642
  18. To evaluate the feasibility of an internet-facilitated community model for cervical cancer screening using self-collected HPV testing as primary screening.

    Authors: Hui Du, Xinfeng Qu, Guixiang Wang, Chunlei Guo, Zhaohui Wang, Juan Min, Zhihong Liu, Qicai Hu, Hongxue Luo, Chun Wang, Xia Huang, Yun Chen, Bo Wu, J. L. Belinson and Ruifang Wu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:641
  19. Cervical cancer is the fourth most diagnosed cancer among women globally, with much of the burden being carried by women in limited-resource settings often worsened by the high prevalence of HIV. Furthermore, ...

    Authors: Magdiel A. Habila, Mavis Obeng-Kusi, Maryam J. Ali, Francis A. Magaji, Iornum H. Shambe, Patrick H. Daru, Elizabeth T. Jacobs, Purnima Madhivanan, Atiene S. Sagay and Jonah Musa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:640
  20. There is a lack of evidence that pregnancy reduces endometriotic lesions or symptoms, however studies indicate that people with endometriosis are commonly advised to get pregnant to manage or treat endometrios...

    Authors: Diksha Sirohi, Sylvia Freedman, Lesley Freedman, Gretchen Carrigan, Alison J. Hey-Cunningham, M. Louise Hull and Rebecca O’Hara
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:638
  21. Previous studies have shown observational associations between the gut microbiota and endometriosis; however, the causal nature of such associations remains unclear. This study aimed to analyze the genetic cau...

    Authors: Ziyu Liu, Peigen Chen, Liling Luo, Qianru Liu, Hao Shi and Xing Yang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:637
  22. BRCA1 and BRCA2 pathogenic variants account for 90% of hereditary breast malignancies, incurring a lifetime breast cancer risk of 85% and 40–45% respectively, in affected individuals. Well-resourced health care s...

    Authors: Udari Apsara Liyanage, Nirmala Dushyanthi Sirisena, Pushpika Chathuranga Deshapriya and Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:636
  23. Self-collection of cervical samples to detect high-risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) is a trending topic in primary cervical cancer screening. This study evaluates the applicability of a self-sampling device ...

    Authors: Bo Verberckmoes, Tamara De Vos, Karel Maelegheer, Catherine Ali-Risasi, Yolande Sturtewagen, Marleen Praet, Davy Vanden Broeck and Elizaveta Padalko
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:635
  24. In the past, the primary treatment for MRKH syndrome (Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome) with a functional primordial uterus was surgical removal of the functional primordial uterus. In rare instances, t...

    Authors: Wei Zhao, Naiyi Du, Luguang Han, Yakun Liu, Ying Wang, Xiwa Zhao, Jun Zhang and Shan Kang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:634
  25. Majority of patients with cervical cancer in the low- and middle-income countries experience long diagnostic and pre-treatment intervals. This study sought to determine the factors associated with the diagnost...

    Authors: Jackie Lalam Lacika, Henry Wabinga, Joseph Kagaayi, Ronald Opito, Christopher Garimoi Orach and Amos Deogratius Mwaka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:633
  26. Contraception is widely recognized as an effective technique for avoiding unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Promoting contemporary contraceptive methods would minimize the number of unpl...

    Authors: Gebrehiwot Ayalew Tiruneh, Besfat Berihun Erega, Awgichew Behaile T/mariam, Endeshaw Chekol Abebe, Teklie Mengie Ayele, Nega Dagnaw Baye, Zelalem Tilahun, Alebachew Taye and Bekalu Getnet Kassa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:632
  27. Our purpose was to describe the outcomes of transvaginal in-bag tissue extraction tissue through an incision in the posterior vaginal wall the middle part incision of posterior vagina in laparoscopic myomectomy.

    Authors: Xin Zhao, Yansong Liu, Yulin Shi and Jumin Niu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:631
  28. Participating in physical exercise enhances the physical and mental health of pregnant women. Preventing excessive weight gain, decreasing gestational hypertension, reducing back pain and labor complications a...

    Authors: Berhan Tsegaye Negash and Yitateku Alelgn
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:630
  29. The most common family planning method is modern contraception. It is a cost-effective way to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and enable women to make informed choices about their reproduc...

    Authors: Teshome Demis Nimani, Zinabu Bekele Tadese, Eyob Eshete Tadese and Fikadu Wake Butta
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:629
  30. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is known to be associated with chronic low-grade inflammation and endometrial dysfunction. Chronic endometritis (CE) is a type of local inflammation that can contribute to endo...

    Authors: Jiayi Guo, Yajie Chang, Zhi Zeng, Huijun Liu, Xiaoyan Liang, Haitao Zeng and Jintao Peng
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:628
  31. Demographic features, suggestive gynaecological symptoms, and immunohistochemical expression of endometrial β-catenin have a prognostic capacity for endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma. This study assessed t...

    Authors: Rina Masadah, Aries Maulana, Berti Julian Nelwan, Mahmud Ghaznawie, Upik Anderiani Miskad, Suryani Tawali, Syahrul Rauf and Bumi Herman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:627
  32. Pilates is expected to have a positive effect on women with weakened abdominal muscles after childbirth. Pilates may have a beneficial effect on the structure and function of the abdominal muscles in pregnant ...

    Authors: Namee Lee, Young-Hyeon Bae, Shirley S. M. Fong and Wan-Hee Lee
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:626
  33. Islamic beliefs are associated with decreased contraceptive use compared to other religions, and Muslim women’s contraceptive needs are often unmet. Research is needed to provide an in-depth understanding of t...

    Authors: Noura Alomair, Samah Alageel, Nathan Davies and Julia V. Bailey
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:625
  34. Along with a global increase in the prevalence of infectious and non-communicable diseases, self-care with an emphasis on reproductive health Self-care has received special attention. Given the importance of w...

    Authors: Masoumeh Simbar, Zahra Kiani, Zeinab Nasiri, Nahid KhodaKarami, Soheila Nazarpour, Farzaneh Rashidi Fakari, Sepideh Keyvanfar and Hamid Alavi Majd
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:624
  35. The management of preterm births remains a major challenge in Madagascar, given the lack of equipped facilities in rural areas, and the absence of precise data concerning the incidence of such births. The Worl...

    Authors: Emilia Brazy-Nancy, Chiarella Mattern, Brigitte Irene Rakotonandrasana, Vonimboahangy Rachel Andrianarisoa, Patricia Norolalao and Azzah Al-Rashid
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:623
  36. Breast self-examination (BSE) is considered one of the main screening methods in detecting earlier stages of breast cancer. It is a useful technique if practiced every month by women above 20 years considering...

    Authors: Mulugeta Tenna Wolde, Rosemary Okova, Michael Habtu, Mekitie Wondafrash and Abebe Bekele
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:622
  37. Access to IVF/ICSI is facilitated when the financial barrier is removed. In a national context where in vitro fertilisation (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm Injection (ICSI) treatment is cost-free, how many women ...

    Authors: Khaoula Ben Messaoud, Juliette Guibert, Jean Bouyer and Elise de La Rochebrochard
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:621
  38. Recently, there has been a growing global movement concerning menstruation, a healthy and natural physiological phenomenon in women. The disadvantages caused by menstruation are “gender-based obstacles.“ Adole...

    Authors: Motoyuki Nakao, Yuko Ishibashi, Yumika Hino, Keiko Yamauchi and Kotaro Kuwaki
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:620
  39. Previous studies have demonstrated that excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) increases the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This study aimed to determine the effect of using health coaching on t...

    Authors: Fateme Mohammadian, Mouloud Agajani Delavar, Fereshteh Behmanesh, Alireza Azizi and Sedighe Esmaeilzadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:619
  40. Childbirth is one of the biggest risk factors for incontinence. Urinary and anal incontinence can cause pain and social limitations that affect social life, cohabitation, and work. There is currently no up-to-...

    Authors: Amanda Höder, Josefin Stenbeck, Mia Fernando and Elvira Lange
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:618
  41. Healthy lifestyle behaviors among postmenopausal women are important to prevent chronic diseases and improve health later in life. Heterogeneous lifestyle patterns may exist among postmenopausal women, and soc...

    Authors: Haein Lee, Bo Gyeong Lee and In Seo La
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:617
  42. To assess psychometric properties of two scales developed to measure the quality of person-centered care during pregnancy and childbirth in the United States—the Person-Centered Prenatal Care (PCPC-US) and Per...

    Authors: Patience A. Afulani, Kimberly Coleman-Phox, Daisy Leon-Martinez, Kathy Z. Fung, Erica Martinez, Mary A. Garza, Charles E. McCulloch and Miriam Kuppermann
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:616
  43. The Healthy Eating Index 2015 (HEI-2015) is a tool for checking the quality of diet. This index is used to examine how well people’s dietary behavior fits certain criteria for achieving a healthy diet in Dieta...

    Authors: Negin Kamari, Hawal Lateef Fateh, Yahya Pasdar, Shahab Rezaeian, Ebrahim Shakiba and Farid Najafi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:615
  44. Turner Syndrome (TS) is a rare sex chromosome abnormality occurring in 1 in 2500 female live births. To date, there is limited data on TS patients in Malaysia. This study aimed to investigate the quality of li...

    Authors: Amirul Ashraf Bin Yusof, Manuela Lee Sze Chii, Nur Izzarizlyn Mohammad Yusoff, Raja Nur Iman Farhani Raja Mazrul Kama, Jairus Reuben Raj, Nur Azurah Abdul Ghani, Anizah Ali, Joyce Hong Soo Syn, Shamsul Azhar Shah, Nurkhairulnisa Abu Ishak, Adongo Susan Akinyi and Ani Amelia Zainuddin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:614
  45. Adequate intake of natural antioxidants may improve female fertility. The aim of this study was to examine the link between female infertility and dietary antioxidant index (DAI).

    Authors: Roya Kabodmehri, Fatemeh Sadat Hashemi Javaheri, Farkhondeh Alami, Zahra Mahmoudi, Arezoo Amjadi, Zahra Saeedirad, Saeed Omidi, Shiva Sadeghi, Mohadeseh Sadat Mousavi Hoseini, Zahra Mohamadiyan, Zahra Salimi, Hanieh Shafaei, Reyhaneh Rasekhmagham, Seyedeh Hajar Sharami, Maryam Karimian, Hoora Karimi…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:608

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