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  1. Anal intercourse (AI) is not uncommon among U.S. women and, when condomless, confers a far greater likelihood of HIV transmission than condomless vaginal intercourse. We aim to identify determinants preceding ...

    Authors: Branwen Nia Owen, Rebecca F. Baggaley, Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, Jocelyn Elmes, Adaora A. Adimora, Catalina Ramirez, Andrew Edmonds, Kemi Sosanya, Tonya N. Taylor, Michael Plankey, Julie A. Cederbaum, Dominika Seidman, Kathleen M. Weber, Elizabeth T. Golub, Jessica Wells, Hector Bolivar…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:291
  2. Obstetric fistula repair failure is a combination of unsuccessful fistula closure and/or incontinence following a successful closure. It causes a burden on both the patients and the fistula centers. The aim of...

    Authors: Shimelis Tadesse, Neway Ejigu, Dejene Edosa, Tebeje Ashegu and Dubale Dulla
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:288
  3. This study sought to determine if there was a difference in the months of oral contraception prescribed by resident physicians living in U.S. states with a 12-month supply policy compared to resident physician...

    Authors: Megan F. Fuerst, Kaitlin Schrote, Bharti Garg and Maria I. Rodriguez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:287
  4. We aimed to evaluate the short-term anatomical and clinical outcomes of elderly patients who underwent the Le Fort colpocleisis operation due to pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in our clinic.

    Authors: Mehmet Ferdi Kinci, Burak Sezgin, Mehmet Onur Arslaner, Deniz Akin Gökbel, İsmail Gökbel and Ahmet Akın Sivaslioğlu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:286
  5. A considerable proportion of cervical cancer diagnoses in high-income countries are due to lack of timely follow-up of an abnormal screening result. We estimated colposcopy non-attendance, examined the potenti...

    Authors: Linda A. Liang, Sylke R. Zeissig, Gunther Schauberger, Sophie Merzweiler, Kathrin Radde, Sabine Fischbeck, Hans Ikenberg, Maria Blettner and Stefanie J. Klug
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:285
  6. Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in Iran. Understanding the coping strategies employed by cancer survivors can provide valuable information for designing interventions to help them adapt to the proble...

    Authors: E. Manouchehri, A. Taghipour, A. Ebadi, F. Homaei Shandiz and R. Latifnejad Roudsari
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:284

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Women's Health 2022 22:312

  7. Changing in the sexual function is an important condition in women with gynecological cancers. A valid and reliable questionnaire is required to assess this condition. The aim of this study was to translate an...

    Authors: Raziyeh Maasoumi, Farinaz Rahimi and Somayyeh Naghizadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:283
  8. Within Africa, contraceptive use is low although about 214 million women who are not using contraception want to avoid pregnancy. In Uganda, modern contraceptive uptake is at 35% resulting in unwanted or unpla...

    Authors: Noor Nakiwunga, Othman Kakaire, Cynthia Kuteesa Ndikuno, Rita Nakalega, Nelson Mukiza and Susan Atuhairwe
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:281
  9. Intestinal obstruction caused by endometriosis maybe easily misdiagnosed as a tumor or other occupying disease in emergency condition. How to deal with it depending on the clarity of the preoperative diagnosis...

    Authors: Yumei Xu, Yixin Xu, Lu Miao, Meng Cao, Wei Xu and Linsen Shi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:280
  10. Understanding the factors associated with the adoption of contraceptive methods among women of childbearing age is imperative to improving maternal health outcomes. This study aimed at exploring the associatio...

    Authors: Yohane V. A. Phiri, Gunchmaa Nyam, Yuniar Wardani, Doreen Phiri, Kun-Yang Chuang, Hsing Jasmine Chao and Owen Nkoka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:279
  11. While women’s parity status and education level have independent associations with cardiovascular and other diseases, no studies have evaluated the additive interaction of these two factors. Therefore, we exam...

    Authors: Sumiyo Yasukawa, Eri Eguchi, Akiko Tamakoshi and Hiroyasu Iso
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:278
  12. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a complex metabolic, endocrine and reproductive disorder that has a huge impact on the life of women. To ascertain the effectiveness of health education module among women...

    Authors: Sareh Dashti, Habibah Abdul Hamid, Suriani Mohamad Saini, Maiza Tusimin, Maimunah Ismail, Ali Jafarzadeh Esfehani, Siew Mooi Ching, Kai Wei Lee, Norzian Ismail, Jie Lin Wong and Latiffah Abdul Latiff
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:277
  13. Few studies have investigated the differences in clinical features of patients with mastitis following Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii infection, and most focused on the bacterial antimicrobial susceptibility, det...

    Authors: Weiwei Zeng, Sixian Lao, Wenbin Jia, Xintian Shen, Lijuan Wu, Yan Zhong, Feiling Wang and Guoping Zhong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:276
  14. Subjective well-being (SWB) can be defined as a self-report evaluation that reflects the satisfaction, and emotional level, over several social and personal indicators. Alterations in these indicators could be...

    Authors: Adrián Enrique Hernández-Muñoz, Ana Méndez-Magaña, Ana Lilia Fletes-Rayas, Miguel A. Rangel, Lenin Torres García and José de Jesús López-Jiménez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:275
  15. Birth outside of marriage has been gradually increasing in Korea. However, social perception of unmarried mothers is still negative, and a number of them are not accepted by their family. Therefore, the Korean...

    Authors: Sungjae Kim, Kyung-Sook Bang, Yeseul Jeong, Gumhee Lee, Da-Ae Shin and Misook Kim
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:274
  16. More than 2 billion women are experiencing menopause transition in China and some of them suffered from depression; while the risk factors of depression during menopause transition were still unclearin China. ...

    Authors: Ketan Chu, Jing Shui, Linjuan Ma, Yizhou Huang, Fan Wu, Fang Wei, Xingjun Meng, Jie Luo, Fei Ruan and Jianhong Zhou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:273
  17. Many adolescent girls in Ethiopia and elsewhere missed school during their monthly cycles due to a lack of affordable menstrual absorbent materials or money to buy sanitary pads. So far, few studies have looke...

    Authors: Biniyam Sahiledengle, Daniel Atlaw, Abera Kumie, Girma Beressa, Yohannes Tekalegn, Demisu Zenbaba, Demelash Woldeyohannes, Fikreab Desta, Tesfaye Assefa, Daniel Bogale, Fikadu Nugusu and Kingsley Emwinyore Agho
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:271
  18. Gynecological diseases have been taken attention and studied worldwide. Although, no recent studies have delineated the magnitude of gynecological diseases among Chinese women. This study aims to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Francis Manyori Bigambo, Dandan Wang, Yuqing Zhang, Sabitina Mrisho Mzava, Rongrong Dai and Xu Wang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:270
  19. The aim of the study is to evaluate the efficiency and safety of a novel technique to treat large benign ovarian cysts combining benefits of laparoscopic management along with mini-laparotomy without affection...

    Authors: Mohamed F. Shaltout, Ahmed M. Maged, Rana Abdella, Mona M. Sediek, Sherif Dahab, Moutaz M. Elsherbini, Rasha O. Elkomy and Sherif Sameh Zaki
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:269
  20. The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly influenced psychological and physical health worldwide. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of the pandemic on women with fibromyalgia.

    Authors: Asimina Lazaridou, Myrella Paschali, Eric S. Vilsmark, Timothy Wilkins, Vitaly Napadow and Robert Edwards
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:267
  21. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the most common disease of the genitourinary tract in women. Although a sizeable proportion of women have symptoms or diagnosed PMS, its etiology remains unclear. The purpose of ...

    Authors: Wanhyung Lee, Seunghyun Lee, Joonho Ahn, Ryoon Sun Lee and Seong-Kyu Kang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:265
  22. Germline pathogenic variants in BRCA1/2 have been established in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome and result in significantly elevated lifetime risk of ovarian cancer. Risk reduction intervent...

    Authors: Lauren Adolph, Ashley Warias, Jocelyn Stairs, Kelly Collins-McNeil, Lynette Penney and Katharina Kieser
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:263
  23. In May 2018, following the preliminary results of a study in Botswana that reported congenital anomalies in babies born to HIV-positive women taking dolutegravir drug, the WHO issued a teratogenicity alert. Ho...

    Authors: Leah Mbabazi, Mariah Sarah Nabaggala, Suzanne Kiwanuka, Juliet Kiguli, Eva Laker, Arthur Kiconco, Stephen Okoboi, Mohammed Lamorde and Barbara Castelnuovo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:262
  24. Gender–based violence is a major public health concern arising from the structural discrimination of women and girls. In 2014, Ecuador criminalized acts of femicide in response to a growing crisis across the r...

    Authors: Esteban Ortiz-Prado, Paola Villagran, Ana Lucia Martinez-Abarca, Aquiles R. Henriquez-Trujillo, Katherine Simbaña-Rivera, Lenin Ana M. Gómez-BarrenoDiaz, Carla E. Moyano, Vanessa Arcos-Valle, Maria Dolores Miño and Sara A. Morgan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:260
  25. Despite the observed decrease in female genital mutilation (FGM) prevalence, it is increasingly being medicalized. We examined the attitudes of both parents towards the FGM practice in Egypt, and highlighted t...

    Authors: Mirette Aziz, Omaima Elgibaly and Fatma Elzahraa Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:259
  26. Marriage is considered beneficial for mental health when stable and of high quality. Yet, it is unclear whether marriage is equally advantageous for everyone regardless of marital timing or migrant background....

    Authors: Kamila Angelika Hynek, Dawit Shawel Abebe, Aart C. Liefbroer, Lars Johan Hauge and Melanie Lindsay Straiton
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:258
  27. It is estimated that between 12 to 25% of women who undergo an endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) are dissatisfied after two years because of recurrent menstrual bleeding and/or cyclical p...

    Authors: Tamara J. Oderkerk, Pleun Beelen, Peggy M. A. J. Geomini, Malou C. Herman, Jaklien C. Leemans, Ruben G. Duijnhoven, Judith E. Bosmans, Justine N. Pannekoek, Thomas J. Clark, Ben Willem J. Mol and Marlies Y. Bongers
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:257
  28. Despite the benefits associated with contraceptive use, there is a low prevalence of contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa and Ghana. Previous studies have partly and consistently attributed the low prevalen...

    Authors: Martin Wiredu Agyekum, Elizabeth G. Henry, Mawuli Komla Kushitor, Akua Danquah Obeng-Dwamena, Caesar Agula, Patrick Opoku Asuming, Theophilus Toprah, Charles Agyei-Asabere, Iqbal Shah and Ayaga A. Bawah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:256
  29. Antioxidants intake from diet has been identified as one of the effective factors in the development of hypertension (HTN). The present study aimed to investigate the association between total antioxidant capa...

    Authors: Hawal Lateef Fateh, Narmin Mirzaei, Mohammed Ibrahim Mohialdeen Gubari, Mitra Darbandi, Farid Najafi and Yahya Pasdar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:255
  30. Female genital self-image is associated with sexual health, sexual behavior, and gynecologic health behavior. The Female Genital Self-Image Scale (FGSIS) is a simple, validated instrument that quantifies genit...

    Authors: Wanchat Komon, Athasit Kijmanawat, Kitti Chattrakulchai, Sirirat Sarit-apirak, Chatchawan Silpakit and Jittima Manonai
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:254
  31. The diagnosis of endometriosis (EMs) is still based on laparoscopic observation. This study tries to verify whether exosomal tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs) in leucorrhea can be used as non-invasive diagnostic m...

    Authors: Yingxue Li, Shuling Cui, Zemin Xu, Yanping Zhang, Tao Wu, Jing Zhang and Yichen Chen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:253
  32. Diagnosed with breast malignancy can be stressful, affecting several domains of life, affecting physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being that can lead to stress. To adapt to stress, the patient can use di...

    Authors: Bethlehem Assefa Kelkil, Niguse Tadele Atnafu, Negalign Getahun Dinegde and Mulugeta Wassie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:252
  33. Primary clear cell adenocarcinoma of the urethra is extremely rare, reported only in single case reports, and its histological origin is not clear. There is no standard treatment for CCAU at present, and surge...

    Authors: Jianguang Miao, Jiebin Hu, Jilin Wu, Wei Guo, Jinbo Chen and Jin Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:251
  34. Barriers to breast cancer screening remain despite Medicaid expansion for preventive screening tests and implementation of patient navigation programs under the Affordable Care Act. Women from underserved comm...

    Authors: Maria Castaldi, Abbas Smiley, Katharine Kechejian, Jonathan Butler and Rifat Latifi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:249
  35. Population-based research on the cumulative effects of socio-economic conditions and trauma exposures, particularly women’s experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) on their mental health in Zimbabwe, ha...

    Authors: Mercilene Machisa and Simukai Shamu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:248
  36. Dolutegravir (DTG)-based regimens have been recommended by the WHO as the preferred first-line and second-line HIV treatment in all populations. Evidence suggests an association with weight gain, particularly ...

    Authors: Yussif Alhassan, Adelline Twimukye, Thokozile Malaba, Landon Myer, Catriona Waitt, Mohammed Lamorde, Angela Colbers, Helen Reynolds, Saye Khoo and Miriam Taegtmeyer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:246
  37. Globally, intimate partner violence is one of the major health problems women face every day. Its consequences are enormous. However, our search of the available literature revealed that no study had examined ...

    Authors: Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, James Boadu Frimpong, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Zemenu Tadesse Tessema
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:245
  38. Bacterial vaginosis, BV, is a common inflammatory vaginal dysbiosis. The Mediterranean diet, MD, containing foods rich in antioxidant compounds, is shown to be beneficial for inflammatory conditions. This stud...

    Authors: Morvarid Noormohammadi, Ghazaleh Eslamian, Seyyedeh Neda Kazemi and Bahram Rashidkhani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:244
  39. Intimate partner violence remains a major public health problem, especially in countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We examined the factors associated with married women’s attitudes towards wife-beating in sub-Sah...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Eugene Budu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:242
  40. Task shifting is a well-tested implementation strategy within low- and middle-income countries that addresses the shortage of trained mental health personnel. Task shifting can increase access to care for pati...

    Authors: Obadia Yator, Lincoln Khasakhala, Grace-John Stewart and Manasi Kumar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:240

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