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  1. The effect of joint health on the quality of life of middle-aged and older women is becoming more widely recognized with the aging of the world’s population. However, the association of long-term breastfeeding...

    Authors: Min-Young Kim, Hyun-Joong Kim, Je-Heon Noh, Sun-A Kim, Deok-Sang Hwang, Chang-Hoon Lee and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:213

    Content type: Research article

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  2. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kriti Yadav, Monika Agarwal, Mukesh Shukla, Jai Vir Singh and Vijay Kumar Singh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:212

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Women's Health 2020 20:187

  3. Since the influx of international immigrants to South Korea (Korea) in the 1980s, the number of immigrants married to native Koreans has increased substantially over the last 30 years. This study aims to provi...

    Authors: Bookyoung Kim and Kyung-Bok Son

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:210

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Some legacies of colonialism are that Indigenous women living in Canada experience higher rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) and that violence is often more severe relative to non-Indigenous women. This ...

    Authors: Kristin Rizkalla, Marion Maar, Roger Pilon, Lorrilee McGregor and Maurianne Reade

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:209

    Content type: Research article

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  5. There is a need for a standardized way to measure person-centered care for abortion. This study developed and validated a measure of person-centered abortion care.

    Authors: May Sudhinaraset, Amanda Landrian, Patience A. Afulani, Beth Phillips, Nadia Diamond-Smith and Sun Cotter

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:208

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Early marriage is a global public health problem that is mainly practiced in South Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia. It raises the risk of early childbearing of women, higher rate...

    Authors: Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Yigizie Yeshaw, Sewnet Adem Kebede, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Chilot Desta Agegnehu and Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:207

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Androgen receptor (AR) expression is emerging as a prognostic biomarker in breast carcinoma (BCa). The study aimed to determine the prevalence of AR expression by immunohistochemical analysis among a cohort of...

    Authors: Harshima Disvini Wijesinghe, Gayani Kokila Wijesinghe, Zahara Mansoor, Sanjeev Vigneshwara, Janakie Fernando, Dehan Gunasekera and Menaka Dilani Samarawickrama Lokuhetty

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:206

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Evidences on determinants of early sexual initiation among female youth is still limited especially; community-level factors are not investigated in Ethiopia. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess ind...

    Authors: Mastewal Arefaynie, Melaku Yalew, Yitayish Damtie and Bereket Kefale

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:205

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The 30-Item Endometriosis Health Profile (EHP-30) is a specific instrument measuring quality of life among women with endometriosis. Although the Swedish version of EHP-30 is widely used in research and clinic...

    Authors: Hanna Grundström, Anna Rauden, Per Wikman and Matts Olovsson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:204

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Type D personality is a combination of high negative affectivity (NA) and high social inhibition (SI). This personality trait is suspected to impair cardiovascular patients’ recovery. The 2016 European Guideli...

    Authors: Susa Majaluoma, Tellervo Seppälä, Hannu Kautiainen and Päivi Korhonen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:202

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Pelvic girdle pain is a common problem during pregnancy. For most women, the symptoms cease within the first 3–6 months of giving birth, but in some women the pain persists. In this study we investigate the se...

    Authors: Niklas Rexelius, Anne Lindgren, Thomas Torstensson, Per Kristiansson and Sahruh Turkmen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:201

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy has severe consequences on the new-born. The World Health Organization declared the Zika outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) i...

    Authors: Maria Belizan, Edna Maradiaga, Javier Roberti, Maricela Casco-Aguilar, Alison F. Ortez, Juan C. Avila-Flores, Gloria González, Carolina Bustillo, Alejandra Calderón, Harry Bock, María L. Cafferata, Adriano B. Tavares, Jackeline Alger and Moazzam Ali

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:199

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Hysterectomy is a common procedure worldwide and removing healthy fallopian tubes at the time of hysterectomy (opportunistic salpingectomy) to possibly prevent ovarian cancer is increasing in frequency, but st...

    Authors: Elin Collins, Maria Lindqvist, Ingrid Mogren and Annika Idahl

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:198

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The purpose of the study was to determine the level of physical activity of young mothers living in rural and urban areas and their free time budget. The article also aims to indicate motivating factors and ba...

    Authors: Andrzej Soroka, Agnieszka Godlewska, Elżbieta Krzęcio-Nieczyporuk and Paulina Kozioł

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:197

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Early detecting hydatidiform mole in missed abortion is challenge. In this retrospective observational study, we analysed the sensitivity of detecting hydatidiform mole by pre-evacuation ultrasound examination...

    Authors: Yunhui Tang, Chenqi Zhu, Chen Zhu, Feng Liang, Arier Lee, Xiaoying Yao and Qi Chen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:196

    Content type: Research article

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  16. To investigate the impact of the elevation of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in different molecular subtypes of primary breast cancer, i.e. each 10% increment of TILs and high-level TILs (TILs≥50%) in t...

    Authors: Lin He, Yaling Wang, Qian Wu, Yuhua Song, Xuezhen Ma, Biyuan Zhang, Haiji Wang and Yong Huang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:194

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Many constituents contribute to the rise of sex work in Lebanon such as the socio-economic situation in the country (poverty, increased unemployment rates, and religious divisions), as well as the political an...

    Authors: Maria Slim, Chadia Haddad, Elsa Sfeir, Clara Rahme, Souheil Hallit and Sahar Obeid

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:193

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is major public health problem that affects many dimensions of women’s health. However, the role of IPV on women’s reproductive health in general and pregnancy loss in particula...

    Authors: Tenaw Yimer Tiruye, Catherine Chojenta, Melissa L. Harris, Elizabeth Holliday and Deborah Loxton

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:192

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The population of Nigeria is estimated at over 190 million and it is projected to increase by 44% between 2015 and 2030. However, less than one-quarter of women within reproductive age in Nigeria uses modern c...

    Authors: Oluwafemi David Alo, Babajide Oluseyi Daini, Olugbenga K. Omisile, Ebere Joy Ubah, Odunayo Esther Adelusi and Ochanya Idoko-Asuelimhen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:191

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Endometriosis is a long-standing progressive disease that affects women of reproductive age. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is one of non-invasive blood biomarker that was detected in sera of end...

    Authors: Sahar Mohamed Yehya Elbaradie, Mohamed Sobhy Bakry and Almandouh Hussein Bosilah

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:189

    Content type: Research article

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  21. There has been a significant reduction of abortion rates in high-income countries, while the rates remain unchanged in low- and middle-income countries. In Ethiopia, for example, the number of women of reprodu...

    Authors: Bikila Soboka Megersa, Oladosu Akanbi Ojengbede, Andreas Deckert and Olufunmilayo Ibitola Fawole

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:188

    Content type: Research article

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  22. NFHS-4 stated high unmet need for family planning (FP) among married women in Uttar Pradesh. Unmet need is highest among age groups: 15–19 and 20–24 years. Currently few data is available about unmet need for ...

    Authors: Kriti Yadav, Monika Agarwal, Mukesh Shukla, Jai Vir Singh and Vijay Kumar Singh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:187

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Women's Health 2020 20:212

  23. Our knowledge on the prevalence of high-risk behaviors among women of Alborz is not reliable due to the sensitivity of the issue. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of seven risk behaviors among the r...

    Authors: Samira Bahadivand, Amin Doosti-Irani, Manoochehr Karami, Mostafa Qorbani and Younes Mohammadi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:186

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Despite high levels of pregnancy and childbearing among adolescents in Africa, contraceptive use remains low. Examining variations in contraceptive use among adolescent girls is vital for informing programs to...

    Authors: Mumbi Chola, Khumbulani Hlongwana and Themba G. Ginindza

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:185

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Valid and reliable instruments are needed to assess such beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge. This study aimed to translate Breast Cancer Screening Beliefs Questionnaire into Persian and evaluate its psychometri...

    Authors: Hamid Sharif Nia, Fereshteh Behmanesh, Cannas Kwok, Mojgan Firouzbakht, Abbas Ebadi and Maryam Nikpour

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:184

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Female-headed households are one of the most vulnerable groups of society that confront many problems and challenges. Therefore, the present study aimed to explore the challenges and opportunities confronting ...

    Authors: Javad Yoosefi Lebni, Mohammad Ali Mohammadi Gharehghani, Goli Soofizad, Bahar khosravi, Arash ziapour and Seyed Fahim Irandoost

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:183

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  27. There are a paucity of directly reported intimate partner violence survivors’ experiences, especially in women of color. This study measures recently/currently abused women’s ratings of varied abuse events com...

    Authors: Helen E. Straus, Elizabeth H. Guonjian, Errick Christian and Rebecca R. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Lack of knowledge and fear of the unknown during pregnancy and childbirth make mothers fearful, worried, and anxious. Maternal fear and anxiety can lead to problems such as preterm childbirth and low birth wei...

    Authors: Robab Hassanzadeh, Fateme Abbas-Alizadeh, Shahla Meedya, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:180

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Female genital mutilation is defined as all procedures that involve partial or total removal of external female genitalia, or other injuries to the female genital organs for cultural and religious purposes. In...

    Authors: Gedif Melese, Mulugeta Tesfa, Yewbmirt Sharew and Tsegaye Mehare

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:178

    Content type: Research article

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  30. There may be changes in cognitive function in women going through the menopause. The current evidence remains unclear, however, whether these changes occur over and above those of general ageing. We aimed to e...

    Authors: Fanny Kilpi, Ana Luiza G. Soares, Abigail Fraser, Scott M. Nelson, Naveed Sattar, Sean James Fallon, Kate Tilling and Deborah A. Lawlor

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:177

    Content type: Research article

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  31. A myriad of factors including socio-economic hardships impact refugees, with females being additionally exposed to various forms of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The aim of this qualitative analysis...

    Authors: Sophie Roupetz, Stephanie Garbern, Saja Michael, Harveen Bergquist, Heide Glaesmer and Susan A. Bartels

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:176

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  32. Little attention has been paid to whether snoring frequency is associated with body composition in menopausal women, particularly in China. This study objected to investigate the association between self-repor...

    Authors: Yang Zhou, Fei Liu, Changbin Li, Yanwei Zheng, Jiangshan Hu, Yibei Zhou, Lulu Geng, Susu Jiang, Yincheng Teng and Minfang Tao

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:175

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  33. This study evaluated treatment patterns among women diagnosed with symptomatic uterine fibroids (UF) in the United States. Data were retrospectively extracted from the IBM Watson Health MarketScan® Commercial ...

    Authors: Nicole Gidaya Bonine, Erika Banks, Amanda Harrington, Anna Vlahiotis, Laura Moore-Schiltz and Patrick Gillard

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:174

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is prevalent in women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). Vaginal estrogen is effective GSM treatment. This study was primarily aimed to evaluate the effects of vagi...

    Authors: Thanapob Bumphenkiatikul, Krasean Panyakhamlerd, Thanittha Chatsuwan, Chai Ariyasriwatana, Ammarin Suwan, Charoen Taweepolcharoen and Nimit Taechakraichana

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:173

    Content type: Research article

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  35. To measure the severity of menopausal complaints and determine the pattern of menopausal symptoms, a valid and reliable instrument is needed in women’s healthcare. The Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) is one of th...

    Authors: Leila Jahangiry, Robabeh Parviz, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Maryam Khazaee-Pool and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:172

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  36. Impaired health due to stress is a common cause of long-term illness in women aged 45–55 years. It is a common cause for visits to primary health care (PHC) and may influence work-ability. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Lena Rindner, Lena Nordeman, Gunilla Strömme, Irene Svenningsson, Åsa Premberg, Dominique Hange, Ronny Gunnarsson and Gun Rembeck

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:171

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  37. Universal access to quality sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services is pivotal to ensuring gender equality. In high-income countries, patient-provider interactions have been shown to shape women’s decisi...

    Authors: Robel Yirgu, Shannon N. Wood, Celia Karp, Amy Tsui and Caroline Moreau

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:170

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  38. Pregnancy among adolescent girls in Bangladesh is high, with 66% of women under the age of 18 reporting a first birth; this issue is particularly acute in the northern region of Bangladesh, an area that is esp...

    Authors: Ghazaleh Samandari, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Carolyn Grant, Nafisa Lira Huq, Aloka Talukder, Sadia Nishat Mahfuz, Lily Brent, Syeda Nabin Ara Nitu, Humaira Aziz and Sara Gullo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:169

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  39. This study aimed to compare the lifestyle factors and SQ between women with and without endometriosis. Also in this essay, the influence of food intake, socio-demographic and clinical characteristics on sleep ...

    Authors: Samaneh Youseflu, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahalleh, Ghazall Roshanzadeh, Azadeh Mottaghi, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad and Ashraf Moini

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:168

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  40. The early detection of breast cancer plays an important role in decreasing morbidity and mortality of breast cancer. Breast self-examination (BSE) is one screening method used for the early detection of breast...

    Authors: Temesgen Lera, Aman Beyene, Befekadu Bekele and Solomon Abreha

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:167

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) is one of the techniques feasible for the treatment of intramural myoma. This technique is reported to be difficult when large fibroids are involved because of excessive blood loss...

    Authors: Kentaro Nakayama, Sultana Razia, Masako Ishikawa, Hitomi Yamashita, Tomoka Ishibashi, Hiroki Sasamori, Kiyoka Sawada, Sonomi Kurose, Seiya Sato and Satoru Kyo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:164

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  42. Menopause before the age of 40 years is known as primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). Besides physical effects, being diagnosed with this disorder adversely affects the psychological health and quality of life...

    Authors: Samira Golezar, Zohreh Keshavarz, Fahime Ramezani Tehrani and Abbas Ebadi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:163

    Content type: Research article

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