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  1. Content type: Research article

    Substantial research has found that women assess their health as poor relative to men, but the reasons for this are not fully understood. Military women are characterised by good health and the ability to work...

    Authors: Elin Anita Fadum, Leif Åge Strand, Monica Martinussen, Laila Breidvik, Nina Isaksen and Einar Borud

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:119

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    Medical abortion (MA) has become an increasingly popular choice for women even where surgical abortion services are available. Pain is often cited by women as one of the worst aspects of the MA experience, yet...

    Authors: Daniel Grossman, Sarah Raifman, Tshegofatso Bessenaar, Lan Dung Duong, Anand Tamang and Monica V. Dragoman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:118

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Women with a higher number of pregnancies have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Subtle fluctuations in albumin excretion could be related to pathophysiologic changes in the vascular system....

    Authors: Kan Sun, Diaozhu Lin, Feng Qiling, Feng Li, Yiqin Qi, Wanting Feng, Meng Ren, Li Yan and Dan Liu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:117

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women, and in those with a positive family history, it is important to perform mammography. One of the probable barriers in doing mammography is fatalism.

    Authors: Maryam Molaei-Zardanjani, Mitra Savabi-Esfahani and Fariba Taleghani

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:116

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Induced abortion is a common undergo in many societies of the world. Every year, around 20 million unsafe abortions are done worldwide. From fragmented studies conducted in Ethiopia, the prevalence of induced ...

    Authors: Kifle Lentiro, Teklemichael Gebru, Abdusemed Worku, Agizie Asfaw, Tigist Gebremariam and Addisu Tesfaye

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:115

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Human instinctively desire to have offspring. Infertility can cause painful emotional experiences throughout the life mainly known as quality of life impairment. This study aimed to investigate the impact of i...

    Authors: Katayoun Bakhtiyar, Ramin Beiranvand, Arash Ardalan, Farahnaz Changaee, Mohammad Almasian, Afsaneh Badrizadeh, Fatemeh Bastami and Farzad Ebrahimzadeh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:114

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Accurately measuring stigmatized experiences is a challenge across reproductive health research. In this study, we tested a novel method – the list experiment – that aims to reduce underreporting of sensitive ...

    Authors: Heidi Moseson, Sofia Filippa, Sarah E. Baum, Caitlin Gerdts and Daniel Grossman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:113

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Internationally, women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) lack knowledge about their disease, which limits their ability to take responsibility for self-care and creates negative psychosocial effect...

    Authors: Carla Freijomil-Vázquez, Denise Gastaldo, Carmen Coronado and María-Jesús Movilla-Fernández

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:112

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS, with Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda accounting for 48% of new infections. A systematic review of the HIV burden among women en...

    Authors: Fred M. Ssewamala, Ozge Sensoy Bahar, Yesim Tozan, Proscovia Nabunya, Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson, Joshua Kiyingi, Joseph Kagaayi, Scarlett Bellamy, Mary M. McKay and Susan S. Witte

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:111

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) has long been a pervasive public health concern. With the aging Chinese population, the prevention, assessment and management of postmenopausal osteoporosis were particularly...

    Authors: Guiming Yan, Yaqi Huang, Hong Cao, Jie Wu, Nan Jiang and Xiaona Cao

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:110

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  11. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to investigate the difference in vaginal microecology, local immunity and HPV infection among childbearing-age women with different degrees of cervical lesions.

    Authors: Jing-Jing Zheng, Jing-Hui Song, Cong-Xiang Yu, Fei Wang, Peng-Cheng Wang and Jing-Wei Meng

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:109

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Uganda has one of the highest age-standardized incidence rates of cervical cancer in the world. The proportion of Ugandan women screened for cervical cancer is low. To evaluate barriers and facilitators to acc...

    Authors: Eleanor Black, Fran Hyslop and Robyn Richmond

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:108

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To be effective, population-based cervical cancer prevention programs must be tailored to meet the needs of the target population. One important factor in cervical cancer screening may include male involvement...

    Authors: Konyin Adewumi, Sandra Y. Oketch, Yujung Choi and Megan J. Huchko

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:107

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is a serious public health issue, threatening the health of individuals the world over. Whilst DVA can be experienced by both men and women, the majority is still experienced ...

    Authors: Isobel Heywood, Dana Sammut and Caroline Bradbury-Jones

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:106

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Mothers with infants and toddlers are a potential target population for the prevention or alleviation of feelings of loneliness. However, the theory and methods for measuring loneliness among mothers with infa...

    Authors: Azusa Arimoto and Etsuko Tadaka

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:105

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Achieving the unfinished agenda towards sexual and reproductive health and rights requires overcoming remaining barriers to contraceptive uptake, which can be method-specific. Women’s uptake of the IUD is poor...

    Authors: Sarah Castle, Heidi Schroffel, Jean Jose Nzau Mvuezolo, Bavon Mupenda, Justin Mumbere and Rachel Shapiro

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:104

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Probiotics has been shown to be effective in reducing vaginal colonization of pathogenic organisms. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of probiotic strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lac...

    Authors: Yu-Che Ou, Hung-Chun Fu, Chih-Wen Tseng, Chen-Hsuan Wu, Ching-Chou Tsai and Hao Lin

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:103

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  18. Content type: Research article

    We tested whether childhood adversity is associated with poor cardiometabolic health in adulthood among a sample of overweight or obese Dutch women of reproductive age. Health behaviors, psychological distress...

    Authors: Lotte van Dammen, Nicole R. Bush, Susanne R. de Rooij, Ben Willem J. Mol, Henk Groen, Annemieke Hoek and Tessa J. Roseboom

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:102

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  19. Content type: Case report

    A persistent low-level elevation of serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) without clinical or radiological evidence of pregnancy or tumors was recently defined as quiescent gestational trophoblastic disease...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Okada, Shingo Miyamoto, Takashi Mimura, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Akihiko Sekizawa and Koji Matsumoto

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:101

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Uterine leiomyomas are often discovered during early pregnancy and in most cases will have no effect on pregnancy outcomes. However, in rare cases uterine leiomyomas may lead to obstetric complications. The ai...

    Authors: Henry Hillel Chill, Gilad Karavani, Talya Rachmani, Uri Dior, Ofer Tadmor and Asher Shushan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:100

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Women in Tanzania report a high unmet need for both information about and access to family planning. Prior studies have demonstrated the complex and variable relationship between religious faith and beliefs ab...

    Authors: Radhika Sundararajan, Lauren Mica Yoder, Albert Kihunrwa, Christine Aristide, Samuel E. Kalluvya, David J. Downs, Agrey H. Mwakisole and Jennifer A. Downs

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:99

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The rapid growth and changes that occur in adolescents increase the demand for macro and micronutrients and addressing their needs particularly in females would be an important step to break the vicious cycle ...

    Authors: Rediet Takele Regasa and Jemal Ali Haidar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:98

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Despite the increasing use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and the significant physical and emotional commitments that these treatments and procedures involve, only limited evidence exists regarding ...

    Authors: Mei-Zen Huang, Chien-Huei Kao, Kuan-Chia Lin, Jiann-Loung Hwang, Shuby Puthussery and Meei-Ling Gau

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:97

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The apical prolapse is probably the most complex form of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Adequate apical support is essential in the treatment of POP, as it contributes to the support in all vaginal compartments....

    Authors: Katrine Dahl Pedersen, Marie Højriis Storkholm, Karl Møller Bek, Marianne Glavind-Kristensen and Susanne Greisen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:96

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  25. Content type: Case report

    The combination of intrapelvic and extrapelvic endometriosis is a very rare condition in gynecology. Patients with endometriosis involving the sciatic nerve are easily misdiagnosed because they usually present...

    Authors: Liang Yanchun, Zhao Yunhe, Xia Meng, Chen Shuqin, Zhu Qingtang and Yao Shuzhong

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:95

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Reproductive history and urogynecological disorders have been associated with limitations in physical function. However, little is known about the relationship between symptoms of urinary incontinence and pelv...

    Authors: Mariana Carmem Apolinário Vieira, Saionara Maria Aires da Câmara, Mayle Andrade Moreira, Catherine McLean Pirkle, Afshin Vafaei and Álvaro Campos Cavalcanti Maciel

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:94

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Uterine Fibroids (UFs) growth is ovarian steroid-dependent. Previous studies have shown that estrogen and progesterone play an important role in UF development. However, the mechanism underlying progesterone i...

    Authors: Mona Omar, Archana Laknaur, Ayman Al-Hendy and Qiwei Yang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:92

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is the most common cancer and a major cause of morbidity and mortality among women in Zimbabwe yet it is preventable, early detectable and highly curable. The objective of this study was to inv...

    Authors: O. Tapera, G. Dreyer, W. Kadzatsa, A. M. Nyakabau, B. Stray-Pedersen and Hendricks SJH

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:91

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this paper was to conduct a baseline survey of HPV infection in unvaccinated women in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region before the mass use of HPV vaccine.

    Authors: Jing Wang, Dandan Tang, Kai Wang, Jialu Wang, Zhaoxia Zhang, Yanxia Chen, Xueliang Zhang and Cailing Ma

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:90

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) practices may affect the growth and nutritional status among adolescents. Therefore, this paper assesses WASH practices and its association with nutritional status among a...

    Authors: Aparajita Chattopadhyay, Vani Sethi, Varsha P. Nagargoje, Abhishek Saraswat, Nikita Surani, Neeraj Agarwal, Vikas Bhatia, Manisha Ruikar, Sourav Bhattacharjee, Rabi N. Parhi, Shivani Dar, Abner Daniel, H. P. S. Sachdev, C. M. Singh, Rajkumar Gope, Vikash Nath…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:89

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Women with gestational diabetes have low diet quality. We evaluated the effectiveness of a group-based lifestyle modification program for improvement of dietary quality in women with previous gestational diabe...

    Authors: Sharleen O’Reilly, Vincent Versace, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Siew Lim, Edward Janus and James Dunbar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:88

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Rigorous exercise undertaken by young girls, combined with a negative energetic balance, is related to substantial physiological changes in a competitor’s body, often leading to hormonal imbalance manifested b...

    Authors: Joanna Witkoś and Piotr Wróbel

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:87

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Satisfaction with medical decisions among patients with cancer is associated not only with the results of decisions they make but also with how they make those decisions. To elucidate the decision-making proce...

    Authors: Keiko Yamauchi, Motoyuki Nakao and Mitsuyo Nakashima

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:86

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Short birth interval is known to have a negative effect on perinatal, neonatal and child health outcomes. In Ethiopia, 29% of births are short birth intervals at less than 24 months. Even though optimum birth ...

    Authors: Solomon Weldemariam Gebrehiwot, Gedamu Abera, Kidist Tesfay and Weyzer Tilahun

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:85

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Obstetric fistula is a debilitating condition resulted from poorly (un) managed prolonged obstructed labor. It has significant psychosocial and economic consequences on those affected and their families. Data ...

    Authors: Debrework Tesgera Bashah, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Mezgebu Yitayal and Telake Azale

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:84

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There are various surgical approaches of hysterectomy for benign indications. This study aimed to compare vaginal hysterectomy (VH) and laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) with respect to their complications and op...

    Authors: Seung Hyun Lee, So Ra Oh, Yeon Jean Cho, Myoungseok Han, Jung-Woo Park, Su Jin Kim, Jeong Hye Yun, Sun Yi Choe, Joong Sub Choi and Jong Woon Bae

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:83

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  37. Content type: Research article

    \Most college women use the combined oral contraceptive pill (COC) despite more effective long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods (e.g., IUDs and implant) being available. Resistance to change metho.....

    Authors: Andrea L. DeMaria, Beth Sundstrom, Amy A. Faria, Grace Moxley Saxon and Jaziel Ramos-Ortiz

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:82

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Endometriosis is a chronic condition, requiring long-term care as there is no cure. Self-management is the active participation of a person in managing their chronic condition and has been associated with impr...

    Authors: Rebecca O’Hara, Heather Rowe and Jane Fisher

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:80

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Ganglionic tuberculosis is the most common extrapulmonary localization in Morocco. It is still a diagnostic and therapeutic problem especially when the infection is concomitant to the management of a cancer.

    Authors: Aziz Slaoui, Nivine Cherkaoui, Othmane El Harmouchi and Hafid Hachi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:79

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Low-fee female sex workers (FSW) lack power to effectively negotiate male condom use with clients. Female condoms (FCs) may provide an alternative strategy. This study was conducted to assess the acceptability...

    Authors: Chu Zhou, Evelyn Hsieh, Keming Rou, Jonas Tillman, Wei Dong, Xian-xiang Feng, Yan-zhen Yang, Yu-jun Yang, Xian-guo Sun, Hai-jian Zang, Ying-zhen Wu and Zunyou Wu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:77

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Rape, unintended pregnancy, and abortion are among the most controversial and stigmatized topics facing sexual and reproductive health researchers, advocates, and the public today. Over the past three decades,...

    Authors: Samantha M. Luffy, Dabney P. Evans and Roger W. Rochat

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:76

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Despite cervical cancer being preventable with effective screening programs, it is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related death among women in many countries in Africa. Screening involv...

    Authors: Sandra Y. Oketch, Zachary Kwena, Yujung Choi, Konyin Adewumi, Michelle Moghadassi, Elizabeth A. Bukusi and Megan J. Huchko

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:75

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  43. Content type: Research article

    This study examined factors influencing cultural beliefs associated with later-stage detection of breast cancer and determined what factors influence those cultural beliefs in Vietnamese women residing in a ru...

    Authors: Jong Gun Kim, Hye Chong Hong, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Carol Estwing Ferrans and Eun-Mi Kim

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:74

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Oral contraceptives (OCs) use has been linked to increased risk of breast cancer (BC) in several reports from the world. Limited number of similar studies have been conducted in the Middle Eastern female popul...

    Authors: Sanaa K. Bardaweel, Amal A. Akour, Suha Al-Muhaissen, Husam A. AlSalamat and Khawlah Ammar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:72

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  45. Content type: Case report

    The unicornuate uterus is caused by abnormal or failed development of one Müllerian duct. Unicornuate uteri with functioning non-communicating rudimentary horns are susceptible to many gynaecologic and obstetr...

    Authors: Rawan A. Obeidat, Abdelwahab J. Aleshawi, Nour A. Tashtush and Haya Alsarawi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:71

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