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  1. Majority of patients with cervical cancer in the low- and middle-income countries experience long diagnostic and pre-treatment intervals. This study sought to determine the factors associated with the diagnost...

    Authors: Jackie Lalam Lacika, Henry Wabinga, Joseph Kagaayi, Ronald Opito, Christopher Garimoi Orach and Amos Deogratius Mwaka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:633
  2. Contraception is widely recognized as an effective technique for avoiding unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Promoting contemporary contraceptive methods would minimize the number of unpl...

    Authors: Gebrehiwot Ayalew Tiruneh, Besfat Berihun Erega, Awgichew Behaile T/mariam, Endeshaw Chekol Abebe, Teklie Mengie Ayele, Nega Dagnaw Baye, Zelalem Tilahun, Alebachew Taye and Bekalu Getnet Kassa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:632
  3. Our purpose was to describe the outcomes of transvaginal in-bag tissue extraction tissue through an incision in the posterior vaginal wall the middle part incision of posterior vagina in laparoscopic myomectomy.

    Authors: Xin Zhao, Yansong Liu, Yulin Shi and Jumin Niu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:631
  4. Demographic features, suggestive gynaecological symptoms, and immunohistochemical expression of endometrial β-catenin have a prognostic capacity for endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma. This study assessed t...

    Authors: Rina Masadah, Aries Maulana, Berti Julian Nelwan, Mahmud Ghaznawie, Upik Anderiani Miskad, Suryani Tawali, Syahrul Rauf and Bumi Herman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:627
  5. Pilates is expected to have a positive effect on women with weakened abdominal muscles after childbirth. Pilates may have a beneficial effect on the structure and function of the abdominal muscles in pregnant ...

    Authors: Namee Lee, Young-Hyeon Bae, Shirley S. M. Fong and Wan-Hee Lee
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:626
  6. Islamic beliefs are associated with decreased contraceptive use compared to other religions, and Muslim women’s contraceptive needs are often unmet. Research is needed to provide an in-depth understanding of t...

    Authors: Noura Alomair, Samah Alageel, Nathan Davies and Julia V. Bailey
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:625
  7. Along with a global increase in the prevalence of infectious and non-communicable diseases, self-care with an emphasis on reproductive health Self-care has received special attention. Given the importance of w...

    Authors: Masoumeh Simbar, Zahra Kiani, Zeinab Nasiri, Nahid KhodaKarami, Soheila Nazarpour, Farzaneh Rashidi Fakari, Sepideh Keyvanfar and Hamid Alavi Majd
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:624
  8. The management of preterm births remains a major challenge in Madagascar, given the lack of equipped facilities in rural areas, and the absence of precise data concerning the incidence of such births. The Worl...

    Authors: Emilia Brazy-Nancy, Chiarella Mattern, Brigitte Irene Rakotonandrasana, Vonimboahangy Rachel Andrianarisoa, Patricia Norolalao and Azzah Al-Rashid
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:623
  9. Breast self-examination (BSE) is considered one of the main screening methods in detecting earlier stages of breast cancer. It is a useful technique if practiced every month by women above 20 years considering...

    Authors: Mulugeta Tenna Wolde, Rosemary Okova, Michael Habtu, Mekitie Wondafrash and Abebe Bekele
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:622
  10. Access to IVF/ICSI is facilitated when the financial barrier is removed. In a national context where in vitro fertilisation (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm Injection (ICSI) treatment is cost-free, how many women ...

    Authors: Khaoula Ben Messaoud, Juliette Guibert, Jean Bouyer and Elise de La Rochebrochard
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:621
  11. Recently, there has been a growing global movement concerning menstruation, a healthy and natural physiological phenomenon in women. The disadvantages caused by menstruation are “gender-based obstacles.“ Adole...

    Authors: Motoyuki Nakao, Yuko Ishibashi, Yumika Hino, Keiko Yamauchi and Kotaro Kuwaki
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:620
  12. Previous studies have demonstrated that excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) increases the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This study aimed to determine the effect of using health coaching on t...

    Authors: Fateme Mohammadian, Mouloud Agajani Delavar, Fereshteh Behmanesh, Alireza Azizi and Sedighe Esmaeilzadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:619
  13. Childbirth is one of the biggest risk factors for incontinence. Urinary and anal incontinence can cause pain and social limitations that affect social life, cohabitation, and work. There is currently no up-to-...

    Authors: Amanda Höder, Josefin Stenbeck, Mia Fernando and Elvira Lange
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:618
  14. Healthy lifestyle behaviors among postmenopausal women are important to prevent chronic diseases and improve health later in life. Heterogeneous lifestyle patterns may exist among postmenopausal women, and soc...

    Authors: Haein Lee, Bo Gyeong Lee and In Seo La
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:617
  15. To assess psychometric properties of two scales developed to measure the quality of person-centered care during pregnancy and childbirth in the United States—the Person-Centered Prenatal Care (PCPC-US) and Per...

    Authors: Patience A. Afulani, Kimberly Coleman-Phox, Daisy Leon-Martinez, Kathy Z. Fung, Erica Martinez, Mary A. Garza, Charles E. McCulloch and Miriam Kuppermann
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:616
  16. The Healthy Eating Index 2015 (HEI-2015) is a tool for checking the quality of diet. This index is used to examine how well people’s dietary behavior fits certain criteria for achieving a healthy diet in Dieta...

    Authors: Negin Kamari, Hawal Lateef Fateh, Yahya Pasdar, Shahab Rezaeian, Ebrahim Shakiba and Farid Najafi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:615
  17. Turner Syndrome (TS) is a rare sex chromosome abnormality occurring in 1 in 2500 female live births. To date, there is limited data on TS patients in Malaysia. This study aimed to investigate the quality of li...

    Authors: Amirul Ashraf Bin Yusof, Manuela Lee Sze Chii, Nur Izzarizlyn Mohammad Yusoff, Raja Nur Iman Farhani Raja Mazrul Kama, Jairus Reuben Raj, Nur Azurah Abdul Ghani, Anizah Ali, Joyce Hong Soo Syn, Shamsul Azhar Shah, Nurkhairulnisa Abu Ishak, Adongo Susan Akinyi and Ani Amelia Zainuddin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:614
  18. While the global incidence of breast cancer is increasing, there is also an increase in the numbers of breast cancer survivors and in survival duration, as early detection programs are implemented, and treatme...

    Authors: Nelisiwe Shabangu, Tselane Thebe, Michelle Casey, Ursula Wesselmann and Romy Parker
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:613
  19. Since breast cancer (BC) has the best chance of being effectively treated when it is tiny and has not spread, encouraging early disease detection remains a fundamental goal in improving prognosis.

    Authors: Alaa Abdulrazzaq Abdulkareem, Hawar Ali Ghalib and Mezjda Ismail Rashaan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:612
  20. Recent study has demonstrated that the GnRH system in patients with post-COVID syndrome may be influenced by SARS-CoV-2. However, the impact of COVID-19 infection on women’s menstruation is still unknown.

    Authors: Xiaozhu Zhong, Keji Lu, Weiying Liang, Luozi Jihu, Anqi Zeng, Miao Ding, Dongmei Chen and Meiqing Xie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:611
  21. Genital warts, besides their importance as symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, can also threaten the sexual health of couples. The purpose of this study was to explore the sexual compatibility in wome...

    Authors: Mohadese Adeli, Lida Moghaddam-Banaem, Shadab Shahali and Tahereh Soori
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:610
  22. Unsafe abortion is a major contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality in countries where induced abortion is restricted. In Kurdistan Region of Iraq, induced abortion is strictly forbidden except for life...

    Authors: Gashaw Khalid, Abubakir Majeed Saleh, Nazar Shabila, Malin Bogren and Delér Shakely
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:609
  23. Adequate intake of natural antioxidants may improve female fertility. The aim of this study was to examine the link between female infertility and dietary antioxidant index (DAI).

    Authors: Roya Kabodmehri, Fatemeh Sadat Hashemi Javaheri, Farkhondeh Alami, Zahra Mahmoudi, Arezoo Amjadi, Zahra Saeedirad, Saeed Omidi, Shiva Sadeghi, Mohadeseh Sadat Mousavi Hoseini, Zahra Mohamadiyan, Zahra Salimi, Hanieh Shafaei, Reyhaneh Rasekhmagham, Seyedeh Hajar Sharami, Maryam Karimian, Hoora Karimi…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:608
  24. In the competitive health care environment, patient satisfaction and quality of life (QoL) have become the subject of interest to evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic interventions as we experience improved br...

    Authors: Maznah Dahlui, Meram Azzani, Nur Aishah Taib, See Mee Hoong, Suniza Jamaris and Tania Islam
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:607
  25. Sarcopenia is a chronic disease marked by gradual muscle system and functional decline. Prior research indicates its prevalence in those under 60 varies from 8 to 36%. There is limited evidence on the effectiv...

    Authors: Ting-Wan Tan, Han-Ling Tan, Min-Fang Hsu, Hsiao-Ling Huang and Yu-Chu Chung
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:606
  26. Endometrial carcinoma is molecularly categorized into four subgroups: polymerase-E exonuclease domain-mutant (POLE-mut), mismatch repair-deficient (MMR-d), p53-abnormal (p53-abn), and no specific molecular profil...

    Authors: Wiyada Dankai, Tip Pongsuvareeyakul, Phichayut Phinyo, Chontichaporn Tejamai, Chinachote Teerapakpinyo, Chalong Cheewakriangkrai, Suree Lekawanvijit, Sumalee Siriaunkgul and Surapan Khunamornpong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:605
  27. To provide a comprehensive, systematic evaluation of the literature on experiences of psychological interventions for postpartum depression (PPD) in women. Depression is one of the most common postpartum menta...

    Authors: Pamela Massoudi, Leif A. Strömwall, Johan Åhlen, Maja Kärrman Fredriksson, Anna Dencker and Ewa Andersson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:604
  28. At time of myomectomy, a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids, Black women tend to have larger uteri than White women. This makes Black patients less likely to undergo a minimally invasive myomectomy ...

    Authors: Andrew S. Bossick, Joelle Aoun Abood, Ashlee Oaks, Annmarie Vilkins, Ghadear Shukr, Petra Chamseddine and Ganesa R. Wegienka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:603
  29. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of the combination of clomiphene citrate (CC) and letrozole to that of CC alone in inducing ovulation in infertile women with ovulatory dysfunction.

    Authors: Pattraporn Chera-aree, Sirikul Tanpong, Isarin Thanaboonyawat and Pitak Laokirkkiat
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:602
  30. Female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) changes the structure and appearance of healthy external genitalia. We aimed to identify discourses that help explain and rationalise FGCS and to derive from them possibi...

    Authors: Maggie Kirkman, Amy Dobson, Karalyn McDonald, Amy Webster, Pramasari Wijaya and Jane Fisher
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:601
  31. Epidemiological studies have revealed multiple risk factors for metabolic syndrome. However, there are no consistent findings on the association between famine exposure, age at menarche, and the prevalence of ...

    Authors: Congzhi Wang, Jiazhi Wang, Rui Wan, Ting Yuan, Liu Yang, Dongmei Zhang, Xiaoping Li, Haiyang Liu and Lin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:600
  32. To elucidate the role of preoperative serum bilirubin and sodium levels, along with the duration of surgery, in predicting postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction (POGD) following gynecological cancer surge...

    Authors: Lijuan He, Jun Hu, Yun Han and Wenli Xiong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:598
  33. Induced abortion among adolescent girls is a global public health issue and a serious challenge in China, but still remains under-examined. We aimed to examine the overall trend and characteristics of induced ...

    Authors: Tian Wang, Lei Si and Quanbao Jiang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:597
  34. As breast cancer incidence rises among younger women, there is a knowledge gap regarding the emotional, physical, and social effects of mastectomy, specifically in a crisis-affected country such as Syria. This...

    Authors: Shaza Hasan, Keng Sheng Chew, Rekaya Vincent Balang and Shirly Siew Ling Wong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:596
  35. Ovarian neuroendocrine carcinoma (O-NEC) is a relatively uncommon neoplasm, and the current knowledge regarding its diagnosis and management is limited. In this series, our objective was to provide an overview...

    Authors: Bao-Jie Feng, Tian-Hua Li, Yue-Hong Li, Jing-Xuan Feng, Jun Zhang, Jun-Ying Ma, Yan-Wei Wang and Su-Shuang Lu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:595
  36. Previous research has demonstrated that patients have difficulty with the decision to undergo non-urgent egg freezing (EF). This study aimed to investigate the decisional difficulties and possible decisional s...

    Authors: E. Shirin Dason, Leah Drost, Ellen M. Greenblatt, Adena Scheer, Jinglan Han, Tanya Doshi and Claire A. Jones
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:594
  37. Body image is mainly determined by biological, social, psychological and cultural factors thus it is a multifaceted vigorous construct. Body image is an essential aspect of girls' self-definition and individua...

    Authors: Balqees Abdeen Ahmed Mohamed and Malaz Hassan Dafaalla Idrees
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:593
  38. Many women experience impairment in cognitive function during perimenopause. These symptoms are often not attributed to perimenopause by women themselves, by family and friends, or by healthcare professionals....

    Authors: Elias Thomas, Petra Verdonk, Hanneke Rhodius-Meester and Majon Muller
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:591
  39. Depression and anxiety are among the psychological diagnoses impacting individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. This study aims to estimate the prevalence, as well as the predictors, of anxiety and depression...

    Authors: Safiya Mahlaq, Laila Lahlou, Ismail Rammouz, Redouane Abouqal and Jihane Belayachi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:590

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  40. The overall incidence of breast cancer is different all over the world and even within a nation. The present study aims to investigate the stratum-specific incidence trends of breast cancer in southern Iran.

    Authors: Sezaneh Haghpanah, Mahnaz Hosseini-Bensenjan, Mani Ramzi, Zahra Khosravizadegan and Abbas Rezaianzadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:589
  41. The purpose was to compare the effects of manual lymphatic drainage and soft tissue mobilization on pain threshold, shoulder mobility and quality of life in patients with axillary web syndrome.

    Authors: Tahniyat Amir Meer, Rabiya Noor, Muhammad Salman Bashir and Mehwish Ikram
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:588
  42. A diagnosis of cancer during pregnancy or within one year after the end of pregnancy is a major clinical and public health issue. The current study aimed at estimating the incidence of pregnancy-associated can...

    Authors: Giovanna Esposito, Matteo Franchi, Claudia Santucci, Giovanna Scarfone, Fabio Parazzini, Carlo La Vecchia, Giovanni Corrao and Eva Negri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:586
  43. The accuracy of ultrasound in distinguishing benign from malignant adnexal masses is highly correlated with the experience of ultrasound physicians. In China, most of ultrasound differentiation is done by juni...

    Authors: Cai Tian, Shu-Bin Wen, Cong-Ying Zhao, Xiao-Nan Yan and Jie-Xian Du
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:585
  44. This study aimed to reveal the urine metabolic change of endometrial cancer (EC) patients during fertility-sparing treatment and establish non-invasive predictive models to identify patients with complete remi...

    Authors: Junyu Chen, Jiale Liu and Dongyan Cao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:583
  45. Postpartum depression is a frequent mental health issue that affects many women due to this stressful phase. The aim of the study is to gain insight into the coping strategies employed by postpartum women and ...

    Authors: Amira Alshowkan, Emad Shdaifat, Fatimah Abdullah Alnass, Friyal Mubarak Alqahtani, Nora Ghalib AlOtaibi and Nagla Saleh AlSaleh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:582
  46. To investigate the prevalence of common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the association of STI/human papillomavirus co-infection in young and middle-aged women with previous abnormal cervical findin...

    Authors: Disi A, Jiayue Li, Dai Zhang, Bingbing Xiao and Hui Bi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:579
  47. Traction alopecia (TA) is very common in Africa but few studies on African population are available. We sought to determine factors associated with TA and measure the association between these factors and TA.

    Authors: Letitia Fiona Mbussuh Nzeng, Georges Nguefack-Tsague, Dahlia Noëlle Tounouga, Mohamed Maciré Soumah, Franck Albert Armand Mbang, Odette Berline Sigha, Grace Anita Nkoro, Rose Kotto and Emmanuel Armand Kouotou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:577

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