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  1. Overweight and obese women face various reproductive and other health challenges, and in some cases, even mortality. Despite evidence of rural-urban disparities in overweight and obesity among women of reprodu...

    Authors: Ololade Julius Baruwa, Babatunde Makinde Gbadebo, Oluwafemi John Adeleye, Hanani Tabana and Adeniyi Francis Fagbamigbe
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:680
  2. Despite the relationship between Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and depressive symptoms, which has been well researched in general populations, little is known about homosexual and bisexual populations, ...

    Authors: Biao Zhu, Chenchang Xiao, Changmian Ding, Hong Yan, Liyin Wang, Qingqing Jiang, Jiawei Tian and Liqing Wei
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:679
  3. Infectious vaginitis is one of the most prevalent conditions affecting women of reproductive age with significant clinical consequences. Bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvo-vaginal candidiasis (VVC), and trichomon...

    Authors: Huzaima Mujuzi, Aggrey Siya and Rogers Wambi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:677
  4. Unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases are a concern in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in low-income areas. Access to sexual health information is limited, partly due to the absence of compr...

    Authors: Clarissa Soehnchen, Vera Weirauch, Rebecca Schmook, Maike Henningsen and Sven Meister
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:676
  5. Previous studies have shown the interaction between age and socioeconomic status (SES) on the risk of infertility in the UK, but the association is still unclear in the United States. Therefore, the present st...

    Authors: Xiting Chen, Jiemei Liang, Qian Yang, Jinfa Huang, Lixin Li and Kaixian Deng
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:675
  6. Hysterectomy is a common surgery among reproductive-aged U.S. patients, with rates highest among Black patients in the South. There is limited insight on causes of these racial differences. In the U.S., electr...

    Authors: Zakiya M. Haji-Noor, Joacy G. Mathias, Theo Gabriel Beltran, Lauren G. Anderson, Mollie E. Wood, Annie Green Howard, Sharon Peacock Hinton, Kemi M. Doll and Whitney R. Robinson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:674
  7. Worldwide exclusive breastfeeding is still recommended as a successful strategy even during the COVID -19 pandemic to lower infant morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to assess the knowledge and practice...

    Authors: Noura El-Gamel and Amina El-Nemer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:673
  8. Up to 50% of women will develop pelvic organ prolapse (POP) over their lifetime. Symptoms include pain, bulge, urinary, bowel and sexual symptoms affecting all aspects of a woman’s life.

    Authors: Louise Carroll, Cliona O’. Sullivan, Catherine Doody, Carla Perrotta and Brona M. Fullen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:672
  9. Cancer is one of the main causes of death, and cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer and the fourth leading cause of death from malignancy among women. Knowing the survival rate is used to evaluate ...

    Authors: Mohebat Vali, Zahra Maleki, Hossein-Ali Nikbakht, Soheil Hassanipour, Aida Kouhi, Sina Nazemi, Maryam hajizade-valokolaee, MohammadReza Nayeb and Haleh Ghaem
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:671
  10. Health and Sense of Coherence (SOC) has been shown to be intertwined and argued to have a reciprocal relationship. The theory of SOC implies relatively stable scores during adulthood, however there are few lon...

    Authors: Marie Bladh, Gunilla Sydsjö, Lisa Ekselius, Eva Vingård and Sara Agnafors
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:670
  11. Women’s health has historically lacked investment in research and development. Technologies that enhance women’s health (‘FemTech’) could contribute to improving this. However, there has been little work to un...

    Authors: Sharon Dixon, Sabrina Keating, Abigail McNiven, George Edwards, Philip Turner, Camilla Knox-Peebles, Neda Taghinejadi, Katy Vincent, Olivia James and Gail Hayward
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:667
  12. Physiotherapy is relatively well integrated into women’s health in many high-income countries (HICs) as compared to low- and middle- countries (LMICs) like Ghana. Suboptimal integration of physiotherapy in mod...

    Authors: Yaa Boatemaa Koranteng, Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh and Bertha Oppong-Yeboah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:666
  13. As women comprise a greater proportion of military service members, there is growing recognition of how their experiences in the early phase of military to civilian transitions have an important influence on t...

    Authors: Nicholas A. Rattray, Diana Natividad, Katrina Spontak, Marina Kukla, Ai-Nghia L. Do, Leah Danson, Richard M. Frankel and Gala True
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:665
  14. Maternal and neonatal mortality are important indicators of the development of a nation and pose a severe health concern, especially in developing and Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Healthcare provid...

    Authors: Prasenjit De and Manas Ranjan Pradhan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:664
  15. The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) is a widely recognized tool for assessing sexual dysfunction (SD). However, its validation for Spanish women suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) has not yet been cond...

    Authors: Sara Gil-Perotin, Salma Reddam, Cristina González-Mingot, Anna Gil-Sánchez, Inés González-Suarez, Silvia Peralta, Patricia Escrivá, Lucas Barea-Moya and Beatriz Sánchez-Sánchez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:663
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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