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  1. Although intrauterine contraceptive device is highly effective, safe, long term and reversible method of contraception, the general population and physicians refuse. IUDs for nulliparous women due to persisten...

    Authors: Reham Refaat Elkhateeb, Eman Kishk, Ahmad Sanad, Haitham Bahaa, Abdel Rahman Hagazy, Kareem Shaheen, Enas Moustafa, Hahem Fares, Khalid Gomaa and Ahmad Mahran

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:117

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The stigma experienced by cancer patients stems from the association of cancer with death, as cancer is the most feared disease worldwide, especially among cancer patients and their families. The stigma regard...

    Authors: Solikhah Solikhah, Ratu Matahari, Fitriana Putri Utami, Lina Handayani and Tri Ani Marwati

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:116

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Little research is available on follicular development and endometrial receptivity in older women. This study aimed to assess follicular development and endometrial receptivity, and to evaluate ultrasonic para...

    Authors: Li Wang, Shulan Lv, Wenjun Mao, E. Bai and Xiaofeng Yang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:115

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The presence of chronic deciduitis (CD) was determined in patients diagnosed with or without chronic endometritis (CE) before pregnancy.

    Authors: Shoji Kaku, Takuro Kubo, Fuminori Kimura, Akiko Nakamura, Jun Kitazawa, Aina Morimune, Akimasa Takahashi, Akie Takebayashi, Akiko Takashima, Ryoji Kushima and Takashi Murakami

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:114

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  5. In Northern Nigeria, short birth interval is common. The word kunika in the Hausa language describes a woman becoming pregnant before weaning her last child. A sizeable literature confirms an association between ...

    Authors: Umaira Ansari, Juan Pimentel, Khalid Omer, Yagana Gidado, Muhd Chadi Baba, Neil Andersson and Anne Cockcroft

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:113

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Infertility remains a common universal disorder and a whole range of assisted reproductive technologies has been established. Society may fail to recognize the grief caused by infertility, which may lead to th...

    Authors: Taina Sormunen, Klas Karlgren, Arthur Aanesen, Bjöörn Fossum and Margareta Westerbotn

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:112

    Content type: Research article

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  7. To investigate the characteristics of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) lesion distribution when associated with ovarian endometrioma (OEM).

    Authors: Hungling Kwok, Hongye Jiang, Tian Li, Huan Yang, Hui Fei, Li Cheng, Shuzhong Yao and Shuqin Chen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:111

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Immunological biomarkers were related to quality of life and neuropsychological performance in women recently diagnosed with breast cancer through the first six months of treatment. A comparison group of breas...

    Authors: Michael J. Boivin, Geoffrey P. Aaron, Nathan G. Felt and Lance Shamoun

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:109

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Around 90% of postmenopausal women are suffering from vaginal atrophy. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of oxytocin vaginal gel on vaginal atrophy among postmenopausal women.

    Authors: Ilnaz Zohrabi, Parvin Abedi, Somayeh Ansari, Elham Maraghi, Nader Shakiba Maram and Gholamreza Houshmand

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:108

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a public health concern with negative consequences on women’s health. It is a harmful practice which is recognized in international discourses on public health as a form of g...

    Authors: Afi A. Agboli, Fabienne Richard and Isabelle Aujoulat

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:107

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Breast cancer (BC) is leading cancer among women in India accounting for 27% of all cancers among women. Factors that make the policymakers and public health system worried are rising incidence of breast cance...

    Authors: Ranjan Kumar Prusty, Shahina Begum, Anushree Patil, D. D. Naik, Sharmila Pimple and Gauravi Mishra

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:106

    Content type: Research article

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  12. This study aims to analyze the effect of the body mass index (BMI) on E2, P and LH values in females who received intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatment on human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) day.

    Authors: Li-Ting Wang, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Hong-Liang Sun, Xue Wang, Xue-Feng Li, Yan-Lin Wang and Qing-Chun Li

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:105

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Agricultural activities as well as exposure to pesticides could have many adverse effects on health status and reproductive outcomes especially in reproductive aged greenhouse workers. The present study aimed ...

    Authors: Tahereh Rahimi, Foozieh Rafati, Hamid Sharifi and Fatemeh Seyedi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:103

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The World Health Organization recommends postpartum family planning (PPFP) for healthy birth spacing. This study is an evaluation of an intervention that sought to improve women’s access to PPFP in Tanzania. T...

    Authors: Erin Pearson, Leigh Senderowicz, Elina Pradhan, Joel Francis, Projestine Muganyizi, Iqbal Shah, David Canning, Mahesh Karra, Nzovu Ulenga and Till Bärnighausen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:102

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The postoperative severity of symptoms among women with breast cancer affects their quality of life (QoL). Although it is recommended that performing shoulder-arm exercise 30 min/day can alleviate symptoms and...

    Authors: I-Hui Chen, Chia-Hui Wang, Shu-Yi Wang, Sue-Yueh Cheng, Tzu-Jou Yu and Shu-Fen Kuo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:101

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  16. Previous studies have demonstrated that appropriate treatment for postoperative pain can lead to improvement in depressive symptoms, however the association between adequate intrapartum pain control and the de...

    Authors: Marcela Almeida, Katherine A. Kosman, Mark C. Kendall and Gildasio S. De Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:99

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Nearly half of the women experience violence across their lifespan in all the provinces of Pakistan at an alarming rate. Despite knowing the prevalence, there has been meager progress in developing strategies ...

    Authors: Tazeen Saeed Ali, Rozina Karmaliani, Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, Nasim Zahid Shah, Zahid Hyder Wadani, Saher Aijaz and Asli Kulane

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:98

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  18. Unsafe abortion accounts for nearly 60% of all gynecologic admissions and almost 30% of all obstetric and gynecologic admissions. Studies on abortion in Ethiopia have given less attention to women’s perception...

    Authors: Getasew Mulat Bantie, Amare Alamirew Aynie, Mihret kassa Assefa, Ayele Semachew Kasa, Tigabu Birhan Kassa and Gebiyaw Wudie Tsegaye

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:97

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Madagascar has restrictive abortion laws with no explicit exception to preserve the woman’s life. This study aimed to estimate the incidence of abortion in the country and examine the methods, consequences, an...

    Authors: Rila Ratovoson, Amber Kunkel, Jean Pierre Rakotovao, Dolores Pourette, Chiarella Mattern, Jocelyne Andriamiadana, Aina Harimanana and Patrice Piola

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:96

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Women with vulvar neoplasia often complain about physical and psychological distress after surgical treatment. Lack of information and support can influence resilience. Whether an information-related intervent...

    Authors: Sabine Kofler, Andrea Kobleder, Stefan Ott and Beate Senn

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:95

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Breastfeeding is one of the most important interfering factors in infants’ health. Monitoring mothers’ performance and providing them with the feedback helps to increase their self-efficacy, interest in learni...

    Authors: Fahimeh Sehhatie Shafaei, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Shiva Havizari

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:94

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The burden of maternal undernutrition and low birth weight (LBW) incurs enormous economic costs due to their adverse consequences. Women’s empowerment is believed to be one of the key factors for attaining mat...

    Authors: Alamgir Kabir, Md Mahbubur Rashid, Kamal Hossain, Arifuzzaman Khan, Shegufta Shefa Sikder and Heather F. Gidding

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:93

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Endometriosis have a negative influence on women’s sexual life. The aim of the current study was to test a conceptual model considering the interrelated role of anxiety, depression, sleep quality, physical act...

    Authors: Samaneh Youseflu, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahalleh, Mahnaz Bahri Khomami and Malihe Nasiri

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:92

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  24. HIV-positive women who are still in the reproductive years need adequate sexual and reproductive health information to make informed reproductive health choices. However, many HIV-positive women who interface ...

    Authors: Juliet Nabirye, Joseph K. B. Matovu, John Baptist Bwanika, Fredrick Makumbi and Rhoda K. Wanyenze

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:91

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  25. Extrauterine leiomyomata is an uncommon lesion that can lead to several problems of differential diagnosis, especially when localized in the external genitalia. There are few reports in the English literature ...

    Authors: Gianmarco Taraschi, Diego Aguiar, Jean Christophe Tille, Patrick Petignat and Jasmine Abdulcadir

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:89

    Content type: Case report

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Women's Health 2020 20:110

  26. Ensuring good health of immigrants is a serious issue across countries, including Japan. This study focused on the health of middle-aged female immigrants in Japan who experienced changes to their health as we...

    Authors: Yasuko Nagamatsu, Edward Barroga, Yumi Sakyo, Yukari Igarashi and Yuko Hirano O

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:88

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Fertility preservation for both medical and non-medical reasons are gaining increasing attention world-wide. This study aimed to evaluate the awareness, knowledge and acceptance on fertility preservation in Ho...

    Authors: Suet Ying YEUNG, Elaine Yee Lee Ng, Terence Tzu Hsi LAO, Tin Chiu Li and Jacqueline Pui Wah CHUNG

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:86

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  28. The aim of this study was to examine associations between exposure to violence, quality of life, and psychological distress. Women aged 19–54 years who had been exposed to violence by someone in a close relati...

    Authors: Tomomi Hisasue, Marie Kruse, Jani Raitanen, Eija Paavilainen and Pekka Rissanen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:85

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Fertility, in addition to the biomedical aspect, is phenomena of social, economic and demographic changes. Social network were considered for understanding fertility behaviors and changes in the levels of fert...

    Authors: Mojgan Firouzbakht, Aram Tirgar, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Fatemeh Bakouei, Mohammad Esmaeil Riahi and Maryam Nikpour

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:83

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a gynecological condition resulting from pelvic floor dysfunction in women. The objective of this study is to estimate “the prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse” associated factor...

    Authors: Abdul Hakeem Jokhio, Raheela Mohsin Rizvi and Christine MacArthur

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:82

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  31. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a common practice in developing countries, including the UAE, and presents a major health problem.

    Authors: Shamsa Al Awar, Moamar Al-Jefout, Nawal Osman, Zuhur Balayah, Nourah Al Kindi and Teodora Ucenic

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:79

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  32. Preventing unintended pregnancies among women living with HIV is important for improving maternal and child health outcomes. Despite multiple contacts between postpartum women and healthcare providers at healt...

    Authors: Andrew K. Tusubira, Simon Peter Sebina Kibira and Fredrick Edward Makumbi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:78

    Content type: Research article

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  33. According to recent studies, the number of women drug users is dramatically increasing. However, the information on the issue of drug rehab in women is not sufficient, and there are numerous traditional, organ...

    Authors: Zahra Boroumandfar, Masoud Kianpour and Maryam Afshari

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:77

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Congenital genital tract outflow obstruction may occur at different levels and with different clinical presentations. Winter syndrome was first described in 1968 as an association of renal, genital and middle ...

    Authors: Aziz Slaoui, Sarah Talib, Abdelali Kallali, Mariem Rouijel and Aziz Baydada

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:76

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Diverticulum, one of the long-term sequelae of cesarean section, can cause abnormal uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea and chronic pelvic pain. Hysteroscopic resection of diverticula is thought to reduce abnormal ...

    Authors: Hui Shi, Jingyan He, Yunhe Gao, Shuang Qin, Jiaying Fan, Qing Xiao, Kuanrong Li and Huiying Liang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:75

    Content type: Research article

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  36. To reflect on the impact of changing patterns of delayed marriage and reproduction and to seek evidence as to whether menopause is still evolving, characteristics of the menopause transition were investigated ...

    Authors: Shirley Chan, Alyssa Gomes and Rama Shankar Singh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:74

    Content type: Research article

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  37. This study aims to evaluate: 1) the prevalence of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) in women affected by type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and the control group; 2) the correlation between duration of DM, HbA1C levels ...

    Authors: Virginia Zamponi, Rossella Mazzilli, Olimpia Bitterman, Soraya Olana, Cristina Iorio, Camilla Festa, Chiara Giuliani, Fernando Mazzilli and Angela Napoli

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:73

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The association between socioeconomic level and reproductive factors has been widely studied. For example, it is well known that women with lower socioeconomic status (SES) tend to have more children, the age ...

    Authors: Inés Gómez-Acebo, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, Camilo Palazuelos, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Pilar Amiano, Tania Fernández-Villa, Eva Ardanaz, Claudia Suarez-Calleja, Juan Alguacil, Ana Molina-Barceló, José J. Jiménez-Moleón, Jessica Alonso Molero, Aina Roca-Barceló, María-Dolores Chirlaque, José Pedro Fernández Vázquez…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:72

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  39. Pro-health behaviours aim at disease prevention, recovery from an illness and maintenance of good health in a physical, mental and social sphere. The study had two main objectives: (a) to analyse health behavi...

    Authors: Anna B. Pilewska-Kozak, Klaudia Pałucka, Celina Łepecka-Klusek, Grażyna Stadnicka, Krzysztof Jurek and Beata B. Dobrowolska

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:71

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In Ethiopia, cervical cancer is the second most frequent cancer among women aged 15 to 44 years old. Cervical cancer screening is an effective measure to enhance the early detection of cervical cancer for prev...

    Authors: Abebe Belete Woldetsadik, Abebe Feyissa Amhare, Sintayehu Tsegaye Bitew, Leilei Pei, Jian Lei and Jing Han

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:70

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Vitamin E, which is critically important in the whole process of reproduction, can antagonize the oxidative stress caused by the oxygen free radicals and antioxidant imbalance and regulate normal physiological...

    Authors: Jie Chen, Qian Guo, Ying-hao Pei, Qing-ling Ren, Lei Chi, Rong-kui Hu and Yong Tan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:69

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder affecting about 10% of women in reproductive age and associated with a variety of hormonal abnormalities, including hyperandrogenemia and infertility, ...

    Authors: Hussain H. Almalki, Turki M. Alshibani, Abdullah A. Alhifany and Omar A. Almohammed

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:68

    Content type: Research article

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