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  1. Half of countries in Africa lack access to radiation (RT), which is essential for standard treatment of locally advanced cervical cancers. We evaluated outcomes for patients treated with neoadjuvant chemothera...

    Authors: Eugene Ngabonziza, Rahel Ghebre, Rebecca J. DeBoer, Diomede Ntasumbumuyange, Urania Magriples, Jessica George, Surbhi Grover and Lisa Bazzett-Matabele
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:204
  2. In Ethiopia, the utilization of sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) is alarmingly inadequate, leading to higher rates of maternal and newborn mortality. Disparities in accessing sexual and reproducti...

    Authors: Tadele Dana Darebo, Zewudu Birhanu, Mihretu Alemayehu, Behailu Balcha, Adisu Worku, Desalegn Dawit Assele and Mark Spigt
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:201
  3. Poor behavior change communication on maternal nutrition and health throughout pregnancy is thought to be to blame for Ethiopia’s high rate of low birthweight babies, and this has implications for neonatal mor...

    Authors: Mitsiwat Abebe Gebremichael and Tefera Belachew Lema
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:200
  4. Pelvic organ prolapse is a common debilitating condition worldwide. Despite surgical treatment, its recurrence can reach up to 30%. It has multiple risk factors, some of which are particular for a low-resource...

    Authors: Eloge Ilunga-Mbaya, Denis Mukwege, Renaud De Tayrac, Branly Mbunga, Raha Maroyi, Mukanire Ntakwinja and Mushengezi Amani Dieudonné Sengeyi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:199
  5. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is tied to one of the most conservative cultures in the Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa. More than 200 million girls and women in 30 African, Asian and the middle...

    Authors: Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Agnes F. Massae, Nidhi Kohli, Gift Gadiel Lukumay, Corissa T. Rohloff, Stella Emmanuel Mushy, Lucy R. Mgopa, Dickson Ally Mkoka, Ever Mkonyi, Maria Trent, Michael W. Ross, B. R. Simon Rosser and Jennifer Connor
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:198
  6. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) consists of psychiatric or somatic symptoms negatively affecting the daily life. PMS treatment can involve the use of complementary-alternative approaches. Hydrogen-rich water (HRW)...

    Authors: Menekşe Nazlı Aker, İlknur M. Gönenç, Dilan Çalişici, Menekşe Bulut, Duried Alwazeer and Tyler W. LeBaron
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:197
  7. The rates of suicide and opioid use disorder (OUD) among pregnant and postpartum women continue to increase. This research characterized OUD and suicide attempts among Medicaid-enrolled perinatal women and exa...

    Authors: Jangho Yoon, Mandana Masoumirad, Linh N. Bui, Patrick Richard and S. Marie Harvey
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:196
  8. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence, severity, and factors associated with antenatal depression among women receiving antenatal care at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) in Uganda. Antenatal...

    Authors: Musa Kasujja, Samuel Omara, Nasifu Senkungu, Shamim Ndibuuza, Joseph Kirabira, Usman Ibe and Lyse Barankunda
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:195
  9. Preeclampsia is a significant complication that occurs during the second half of pregnancy. Recent studies have indicated that dietary factors play a crucial role in the development of preeclampsia. The Diet Q...

    Authors: Parastoo Tolou Hayat, Bahram Pourghassem Gargari and Parvin Sarbakhsh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:193
  10. Research has widely indicated that the psychological distress experienced by infertile patients during fertility treatments may have a negative effect on the results of assisted reproduction. Although numerous...

    Authors: Zhenhua Jiang, Sen Hou, Yajie Zhang and Liping Zong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:192
  11. Breast cancer is a significant public health concern in Jordan. It is the most common cancer among Jordanian women. Despite its high incidence and advanced stage at time of diagnosis, the uptake of breast canc...

    Authors: Mahmoud Al-Balas, Hamzeh Al-Balas, Zain AlAmer, Ghadeer Al-Taweel, Aseel Ghabboun, Farh Al Bzoor, Sumaia Abumkarab, Tala Abu Bakr and Batool Eleiwat
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:191
  12. Although Zika virus infection is rarely reported now, continuous prevention is needed to achieve sustained eradication. This study aimed to explore the knowledge gaps, risk perception and preventive measures a...

    Authors: Li Ping Wong, Haridah Alias, Hai Yen Lee, Sazaly AbuBakar, Yulan Lin and Zhijian Hu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:190
  13. To determine whether knowledge of cytology affects the colposcopist’s diagnostic accuracy in the identification of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 and worse (≥ CIN2).

    Authors: Eva Lalande, Holly Clarke, Manuela Undurraga, Vu Quoc Huy Nguyen, Cyril Jaksic, Frederic Goffin, Marc Arbyn, Jose Jeronimo, Jean-Christophe Tille, Essia Saiji, Pierre Vassilakos and Patrick Petignat
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:189
  14. Aberrant DNA methylation is a vital molecular alteration commonly detected in type I endometrial cancers (EC), and tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2) and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) play significant ro...

    Authors: Lei Kuang, Jingbo Zhang, Yanyu Li, Qing Wang, Jianwei Liu and Bei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:188
  15. Residual microcalcifications after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) are challenging for deciding extent of surgery and questionable for impact on prognosis. We investigated changes in the extent and patterns of ...

    Authors: Eun Young Kim, Kwan Ho Lee, Ji-Sup Yun, Yong Lai Park, Chan Heun Park, Sung Yoon Jang, Jai Min Ryu, Se Kyung Lee, Byung-Joo Chae, Jeong Eon Lee, Seok Won Kim, Seok Jin Nam and Jong Han Yu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:187
  16. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global social issue and increasingly asks for the attention of policymakers. IPV is one of the main factors that affect the health of pregnant women and their infants durin...

    Authors: Neelum Khalid, Zhongliang Zhou and Rashed Nawaz
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:186
  17. Immediate postpartum anemia occurs when the amount of red blood cell count is reduced or hemoglobin concentration is below 10 g/dl in the immediate postpartum. It occurs primarily due to inadequate iron intake...

    Authors: Nigus Amime Eshete, Yohannes Moges Mittiku, Alemayehu Gonie Mekonnen, Tesfay Hailu Welu and Teklehaimanot Gereziher Haile
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:185
  18. Preconception care (PCC) is an important window to target maternal morbidity and mortality, especially for women with chronic diseases. However, little is known about knowledge and attitudes towards preconcept...

    Authors: Muluken Demeke, Fisseha Yetwale, Zerfu Mulaw, Daniel Yehualashet, Anteneh Gashaw and Berihun Agegn Mengistie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:184
  19. This study aimed to gain a deeper understanding of the coping processes of breast cancer survivors (BCSs) during medical and occupational rehabilitation after acute treatment.

    Authors: Paula Heidkamp, Kati Hiltrop, Clara Breidenbach, Christoph Kowalski, Holger Pfaff, Franziska Geiser and Nicole Ernstmann
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:183
  20. Surgery combined with radiotherapy substantially escalates the likelihood of encountering complications in early-stage cervical squamous cell carcinoma(ESCSCC). We aimed to investigate the feasibility of Deep-...

    Authors: Xue-Fang Zhang, Hong-yuan Wu, Xu-Wei Liang, Jia-Luo Chen, Jianpeng Li, Shihao Zhang and Zhigang Liu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:182
  21. Maternal and neonatal outcomes in, Kakamega County is characterized by a maternal mortality rate of 316 per 100,000 live births and a neonatal mortality rate of 19 per 1,000 live births. In 2018, approximately...

    Authors: Easter Olwanda, Kennedy Opondo, Dorothy Oluoch, Kevin Croke, Justinah Maluni, Joyline Jepkosgei and Jacinta Nzinga
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:181
  22. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is considered a social norm in many African societies, with varying prevalence among countries. Mali is one of the eight countries with very high prevalence of FGM/C i...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Eugene Budu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Ebenezer Agbaglo, Collins Adu, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Anthony Idowu Ajayi and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:180
  23. Residual disease following cytoreductive surgery in patients with ovarian cancer has been associated with poorer survival outcomes compared with no residual disease. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the ...

    Authors: Dana M. Chase, Anadi Mahajan, David Alexander Scott, Neil Hawkins and Linda Kalilani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:179
  24. This study aims to describe a conceptual model that could illuminate the decision process women go through when choosing to go flat on one or both sides due to breast cancer.

    Authors: Anna Paganini, Linda Myrin Westesson, Emma Hansson and Susanne Ahlstedt Karlsson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:178
  25. When children are diagnosed of cancer, parents face varied financial issues. Among some of the identifiable factors that cause financial challenges among breastfeeding mothers include the high cost of childhoo...

    Authors: Margaret Marfo, Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong and Comfort Asare
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:177
  26. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the most frequent cancer worldwide. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, women experience unexpected and stressful events. In Ethiopia, specifically in...

    Authors: Beimnet Desalegn Kedida, Mihiretu Mohammed Mukacho, Mihiretu Alemayehu, Serawit Samuiel, Sintayehu Kussa, Yordanos Sisay, Desta Markos and Worku Mimani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:176
  27. Male partners’ involvement in birth preparedness and complication readiness plans is a key strategy to improve maternal and child health. It assists an expectant mother to make timely decisions in receiving ca...

    Authors: Daniel Yehualashet, Hirut Gemeda and Berhan Tsegaye Negash
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:175
  28. Morbid Obesity (MO) is a public health problem that affects a person’s physical, psychological and sexual well-being. Women with MO are affected by their body image and self-concept, and obesity stigma may aff...

    Authors: José Granero-Molina, María del Mar Jiménez-Lasserrotte, Cristina Arias Hoyos, María José Torrente Sánchez, Cayetano Fernández-Sola and María Dolores Ruiz-Fernández
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:174
  29. Pelvic organ prolapse is a debilitating condition impacting lives of millions of women worldwide. Sacrocolpopexy (SCP) is considered an effective and durable surgical technique for treatment of apical prolapse...

    Authors: Henry H. Chill, Alireza Hadizadeh, Claudia Paya-Ten, Angela Leffelman, Cecilia Chang, Nani P. Moss and Roger P. Goldberg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:173
  30. Anthropometry is a reliable method to assess obesity status, and previous studies have shown the association of several dietary quality scores with obesity using anthropometric indices. This study aimed to eva...

    Authors: Matin Nazari, Khadijeh Mirzaie and Seyedali Keshavarz
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:172
  31. Pubic hair grooming involves the partial or complete removal of pubic hair, and it is a common practice among men and women. Grooming is more prevalent in women, who employ various methods such as shaving, wax...

    Authors: Asmaa Eltobgy, Ahmed Aljabali, Ahmed Farag, Mohammad Elshorbgy, Mona Hamed, Esraa Hamouda, Heba Hamouda, Neveen Refaey, Marwa Kabeel, Sarah Amro, Toka Abouheseba and Mohammed Tarek
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:171
  32. Menstrual health in humanitarian contexts is a neglected topic. Its taboo nature presents difficulties for participants in menstrual health projects in these particularly challenging settings. Namely, their ex...

    Authors: Georgia Hales, Paul Hutchings, Katy Roelich, Mahua Das, Alexandra Machado, Debora Bonucci and Farah Salem
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:170
  33. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) levels between women with post-menopausal osteopenia or osteoporosis to those with normal bone mineral densit...

    Authors: Maryam Salimi, Monireh Khanzadeh, Seyed Ali Nabipoorashrafi, Seyed Arsalan Seyedi, Shirin Yaghoobpoor, Jean-Michel Brismée, Brandon Lucke-Wold, Mehrnoosh Ebadi, Arshin Ghaedi, Varun Singh Kumar, Peyman Mirghaderi, Hamid Rabie and Shokoufeh Khanzadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:169
  34. South African women have been exposed to epidemic proportions of intimate partner violence (IPV) amongst heterosexual relationships but not much is known about same-sex partnerships. Sexual minorities are excl...

    Authors: Nicole De Wet-Billings and Brendon Billings
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:168
  35. Robust information on relative effects of hormonal contraceptives on endogenous androgens is important for understanding beneficial and adverse effects, method choice and development of new methods.

    Authors: G. Justus Hofmeyr, Mandisa Singata-Madliki, Joanne Batting, Yusentha Balakrishna and Chelsea Morroni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:167
  36. Systemic edema is an adverse effect of docetaxel chemotherapy and causes distress to patients, including those receiving this agent for breast cancer. However, its characteristics and factors related to its ef...

    Authors: Tomoko Izawa, Ami Kobayashi, Masahiro Kawashima, Nobuko Kawaguchi-Sakita, Akiyoshi Nakakura, Yuki Kataoka, Kenichiro Shide, Yukiko Mori, Kazuhiro Yamazaki, Masakazu Toi and Harue Arao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:165
  37. Urinary incontinence (UI) after successful closure of obstetric vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) repair is a widely recognized public health problem. However, there is insufficient research evaluating the factors a...

    Authors: Shimelis Tadesse, Desta Mekete, Shambel Negese, Dereje Zeleke Belachew and Galana Takele Namara
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:164
  38. A patient-centered, human-rights based approach to maternal care moves past merely reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, towards achieving a positive pregnancy experience. When evaluating an intervention,...

    Authors: Larske M. Soepnel, Khuthala Mabetha, Shane A. Norris, Molebogeng Motlhatlhedi, Nokuthula Nkosi, Sonja Klingberg, Stephen Lye and Catherine E. Draper
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:161
  39. Approximately 30% of post-operative breast cancer patients develop shoulder joint movement disorders affecting routine upper limb movement. This study discusses the impact of a neuromuscular joint facilitation...

    Authors: Ming Huo, Xin Zhang, Jialin Fan, Hao Qi, Xuemei Chai, Minghui Qu, Yuqi Shan, Hualong Xie and Chao Wang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:160
  40. Our study aims to investigate post-abortion needs-based education via the WeChat platform for women who had intended abortion in the first trimester, whether they are using effective contraception or becoming ...

    Authors: Danfeng Shi, Chenyin Liu, Lingna Huang and Xiao-Qian Chen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:159

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  41. Malignant Struma Ovarii (MSO) is a rare type of germ cell tumour which is diagnosed postoperatively on surgical pathology specimens by the presence of differentiated thyroid cancer in mature cystic teratomas i...

    Authors: Rawan A. Obeidat, Sakhr Alshwayyat, Tala Abdulsalam Alshwayyat, Anwar Rjoop and Qosay Mahmoud Sharqiah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:158
  42. With the growing availability of online health resources and the widespread use of social media to better understand health conditions, people are increasingly making sense of and managing their health conditi...

    Authors: Julia Gomula, Mark Warner and Ann Blandford
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:157
  43. Acute genital ulcers can affect females of all ages. In children, they often appear as an emergency and remain a diagnostic challenge for pediatricians, gynecologists and dermatologists. Prompt diagnosis and i...

    Authors: Karolina Pokora, Karolina Kowalczyk, Robert Peterek, Marlena Cwynar, Rafał Stojko, Paweł Madej and Agnieszka Drosdzol-Cop
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:156
  44. Despite declining mortality in most countries and in Lithuania, ovarian cancer burden has remained high. Studies have indicated that antihypertensive medications use may help to improve ovarian cancer survival...

    Authors: Rūta Everatt, Irena Kuzmickienė, Birutė Brasiūnienė, Ieva Vincerževskienė, Birutė Intaitė, Saulius Cicėnas and Ingrida Lisauskienė
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:155
  45. Chronic stress and diseases occur more frequently in middle-aged compared to younger women and this is often the result of physical, psychological and socio-economic changes. These health consequences reduce l...

    Authors: Shuho Kang, Ilbong Park and Min-Seong Ha
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:154

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