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  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

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  19. Menopause and midlife are stages in a woman’s life that can be marked by debilitating symptoms and increasing risks for cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic, and bone health issues. Walking represents a simple, l...

    Authors: Beate C. Sydora, Tatjana Alvadj, Alexandra Malley, Maria Mayan, Tami Shandro and Sue Ross

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:165

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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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  21. 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

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  22. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer affecting women globally. In Brazil, it is the third most frequent type of cancer in women and HPV is present in approximately 90% of cases. Evidence su...

    Authors: Rodrigo Lopes da Silva, Zulmira da Silva Batista, Gerusinete Rodrigues Bastos, Ana Paula Almeida Cunha, Fábio Vidal Figueiredo, Lailson Oliveira de Castro, Liwerbeth dos Anjos Pereira, Marcos Antonio Custódio Neto da Silva, Flávia Castello Branco Vidal, Maria Claudene Barros, Elmary da Costa Fraga, Luciane Maria Oliveira Brito, Maria do Carmo Lacerda Barbosa, Miguel Ângelo Martins Moreira and Maria do Desterro Soares Brandão Nascimento

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:162

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  23. Gender wise differences exist in anti-hypertensive treatment outcomes, yet still un-explored in Pakistan. Thus, we aimed to estimate the clinical efficacy of four different anti-hypertensive regimens in hypert...

    Authors: Muhammad Umair, Mobasher Ahmad, Hamid Saeed, Zikria Saleem and Fatima Tauqeer

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:161

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  24. This study offers voice to young adolescent women with cerebral palsy (CP) in Bangladesh as they describe their menstrual experiences and needs, and their mothers providing menstrual support.

    Authors: R. Power, K. Wiley, M. Muhit, E. Heanoy, T. Karim, N. Badawi and G. Khandaker

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:160

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  25. Addressing women’s inaccurate perceptions of their risk of pregnancy is crucial to improve contraceptive uptake and adherence. Few studies, though, have evaluated the factors associated with underestimation of...

    Authors: Jessica Londeree, Nghia Nguyen, Linh H. Nguyen, Dung H. Tran and Maria F. Gallo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:159

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Breast and cervical cancers constitute the two leading causes of cancer deaths among women in Ghana. This study examined breast and cervical screening practices among adult and older women in Ghana.

    Authors: Martin Amogre Ayanore, Martin Adjuik, Asiwome Ameko, Nuworza Kugbey, Robert Asampong, Derrick Mensah, Robert Kaba Alhassan, Agani Afaya, Mark Aviisah, Emmanuel Manu and Francis Zotor

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:158

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  27. Most patients with congenital uterus and vaginal aplasia (i.e., Mayer–Rokitansky–Kuster–Hauser [MRKH] syndrome) have rudimentary pelvic uterine structures that contain smooth muscle. Although leiomyomas and dy...

    Authors: Varpu Jokimaa, Johanna Virtanen, Harry Kujari, Seija Ala-Nissilä and Virpi Rantanen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:157

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Women’s health policy in India has had a longstanding focus on maternal health and family planning. Recent policy highlights the importance of expanding women’s access to a broader range of sexual and reproduc...

    Authors: Shikha Bhasin, Ankita Shukla and Sapna Desai

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:156

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  29. Cervical cancer incidence is high among women living with HIV due to high-risk HPV persistence in the cervix. In low-income countries, cervical cancer screening is based on visual inspection with acetic acid. ...

    Authors: Keitly Mensah, Nelly Assoumou, Véronique Duchesne, Dolorès Pourette, Pierre DeBeaudrap and Alexandre Dumont

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:155

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  30. Long-term follow-up reports of low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (LGESS) including its clinical course and pathological data are rare. We previously reported the case of a Japanese woman diagnosed with LGE...

    Authors: Osamu Maeda, Tetsuro Nagasaka, Makoto Ito, Tomoyo Mitsuishi, Fumihiko Murakami, Toshio Uematsu, Yukiko Hattori, Hiromitsu Iwata and Hiroyuki Ogino

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:154

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Women in low- and middle-income countries are at the highest risk of cervical cancer yet have limited access to and participation in cervical cancer screening programs. Integrating self-collected, community-ba...

    Authors: Megan Fitzpatrick, Mythili P. Pathipati, Kathy McCarty, Anat Rosenthal, David Katzenstein, Z. M. Chirenje and Benjamin Pinsky

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:153

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  32. Long-acting (LA) injectable antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been found non-inferior to daily oral ART in Phase 3 trials. LA ART may address key barriers to oral ART adherence and be preferable to daily pills ...

    Authors: Lorie Benning, Andrea Mantsios, Deanna Kerrigan, Jenell S. Coleman, Elizabeth Golub, Oni Blackstock, Deborah Konkle-Parker, Morgan Philbin, Anandi Sheth, Adaora A. Adimora, Mardge H. Cohen, Dominika Seidman, Joel Milam, Seble G. Kassaye, Tonya Taylor and Miranda Murray

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:152

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  33. Measuring quality indicators (QI’s) is a tool to improve the quality of care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the acceptability of 36 QI’s, defined after a literature search for the management of endomet...

    Authors: Annemie Luyckx, Leen Wyckmans, Anne-Sophie Bonte, Xuan Bich Trinh and Peter A. van Dam

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:151

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  34. National estimates of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) and serious mental illness (SMI) among delivering women over time, as well as associated outcomes and costs, are lacking. The prevalence of per...

    Authors: Kimberly McKee, Lindsay K. Admon, Tyler N. A. Winkelman, Maria Muzik, Stephanie Hall, Vanessa K. Dalton and Kara Zivin

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:150

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  35. Cervical cancer is one of the major health problems and the third prevalent cancer in women all around the world. As a simple, inexpensive, and with no side-effects, Pap test is a reliable way to screen cervic...

    Authors: Sedighe Bab Eghbal, Mahmood Karimy, Parisa Kasmaei, Zahra Atrkar Roshan, Roghieh Valipour and Seyedeh Maryam Attari

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:149

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  36. Although there have been a number of reports on urinary voiding symptoms associated with surgical interventions for gynecologic cancer and post-voiding symptoms, there have been few reports on urinary storage ...

    Authors: Noriko Nakayama, Tetsuya Tsuji, Makoto Aoyama, Takafumi Fujino and Meigen Liu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:148

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  37. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in Ethiopia next to breast cancer. Despite the high burden of the disease and availability of free screening services in Ethiopia, uptake is still trivial. This...

    Authors: Atalay Mulu Fentie, Tamir Birhanu Tadesse and Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:147

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  38. Recent study found that vitamin D before conception was considered as a potential additional determinant for achieving pregnancy and live births. The study aimed to evaluate the serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25(O...

    Authors: Haiyan Fan, Lingyun Hui, Xiaoting Yan, Wei Hou, E. Bai, Li Wang and Xuewen Yu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:146

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  39. Endometriosis can be associated with considerable pain and sterility. After surgical excision of moderate or severe endometriosis lesions, the rate of recurrence reaches up to 67%. The objective of this retros...

    Authors: Cordula Schippert, Yvonne Witte, Janina Bartels, Guillermo-José Garcia-Rocha, Matthias Jentschke, Peter Hillemanns and Sudip Kundu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:144

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  40. The benefit of axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in breast cancer patients with one or two positive sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) remains inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors ...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Jing Xu, Ke Wang, Xiao-Jiang Tang, Hua Liang and Jian-Jun He

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:143

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  41. A wide range of drugs have been studied for first trimester medical abortion. Studies evaluating different regimens, including combination mifepristone and misoprostol and misoprostol alone regimens, show vary...

    Authors: Ferid A. Abubeker, Antonella Lavelanet, Maria I. Rodriguez and Caron Kim

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:142

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  42. Male spouses and partners play an important role in determining a woman’s willingness to participate in cervical cancer screening. However, the attitudes and behaviors by which they influence a woman’s decisio...

    Authors: Susan H. Read, Ivan Valverde, Jane R. Montealegre, Thomas J. Rutherford and Matthew L. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:141

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  43. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Weight gain after breast cancer is associated with poorer health outcomes. The aim of this study was to describe how Australian breast cancer survivo...

    Authors: Carolyn Ee, Adele Elizabeth Cave, Dhevaksha Naidoo, Kellie Bilinski and John Boyages

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:140

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  44. Although human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has been regarded as the cause of cervical cancer in over 99% of cases, only a small fraction of HPV-infected women develop this malignancy. Emerging evidence sugg...

    Authors: Wei Sun, Xueyun Qin, Jing Zhou, Mingjing Xu, Zhangyan Lyu, Xin Li, Kai Zhang, Min Dai, Ni Li and Dong Hang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:139

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  45. Aerobic vaginitis (AV) is a reproductive tract infection that affects health of women. The objective of this study was to analyze the characteristics of simple and mixed AV patients in Xi’an district and provi...

    Authors: Taohong Zhang, Yan Xue, Ting Yue, Lili Xiong, Xiaowei Wang, Weihong Wang, Ying Liu and Ruifang An

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:138

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  46. Access to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in Brazil is marked by immense inequalities in the provision of specialized assistance, which leads patients to seek treatment outside the place of reside...

    Authors: Beatriz Castro de Souza, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Luiz Vinicius de Alcantara Sousa, Erika da Silva Maciel and Fernando Adami

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:137

    Content type: Research article

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