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  1. Female circumcision remains a dominant practice among the Pokot of North-Eastern Uganda. This paper explores the lived experiences of uncircumcised Pokot women, as they continue to live in a community, where t...

    Authors: Noah Kalengo, Laban. K. Musinguzi and Janestic Mwende Twikirize
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:433
  2. Urinary incontinence, especially stress urinary incontinence (SUI), is one of the problems experienced by premenopausal women. Given the role of vitamin D in enhancing muscle strength and function, this study ...

    Authors: Sedigheh Khodabandeh Shahraki, Seyedeh Fatemeh Emadi, Mahla Salarfard, Zahra Chenari, Faezeh Tadayyonfar and Maryam Alikamali
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:431
  3. Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed at a late stage, when survival is poor. Qualitative narratives of patients’ pathways to ovarian cancer diagnoses may identify opportunities for earlier cancer detection and, c...

    Authors: Katherine A. Lawson-Michod, Melissa H. Watt, Laurie Grieshober, Sarah E. Green, Lea Karabegovic, Samantha Derzon, Makelle Owens, Rachel D. McCarty, Jennifer A. Doherty and Mollie E. Barnard
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:430
  4. The problem of women and youths living on the street is a global phenomenon. It has created countless problems while they lived on the street; such as unwanted pregnancies, sexual exploitation and prostitution...

    Authors: Daniel Tadesse Assegid, Legesse Abera, Meklit Girma, Mickiale Hailu and Bereket Tefera
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:429
  5. Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is a prevalent condition in the postpartum period. To date, there is scant knowledge on how DRA influences physical, mental, and emotional health. This study investigates primip...

    Authors: Sandra Gluppe, Marie Ellström Engh and Kari Bø
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:428
  6. Women with prior severe preeclampsia are at an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases later in life compared to women who had a normotensive pregnancy. The objective of this study was to assess their needs...

    Authors: Lili L. Kókai, Marte F. van der Bijl, Martin S. Hagger, Diarmaid T. Ó Ceallaigh, Kirsten I.M. Rohde, Hans van Kippersluis, Alex Burdorf, Johannes J. Duvekot, Jeanine E. Roeters van Lennep and Anne I. Wijtzes
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:427
  7. Effective cancer treatment involves aggressive chemo-radiotherapy protocols that alter survivors’ quality of life (QOL). This has recently aroused the attention not only to focus on clinical care but rather to...

    Authors: David H. Mvunta, Furaha August, Nazima Dharsee, Miriam H. Mvunta, Peter Wangwe, Matilda Ngarina, Brenda M. Simba and Hussein Kidanto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:426
  8. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are commonly used as contraceptives worldwide. However, pregnancies in patients carrying this kind of device may occur. IUD removal when the woman wishes to continue their pregnancy...

    Authors: Guglielmo Stabile, Caterina Godina, Francesco Cracco, Francesco Paolo Mangino, Melania Canton, Federico Romano and Giuseppe Ricci
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:425
  9. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a group of diseases characterized by insulin resistance. MetS has high prevalence among women, which is impacted by food intake. MetS is related to high level of inflammation; howe...

    Authors: Kelly Cristiane Michalichen, Vinícius Muller Reis Weber, Marcos Roberto Queiroga, Daniel Zanardini Fernandes, Clisia Mara Carreira, Edgar Ramos Vieira and Danielle Venturini
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:423
  10. Urinary incontinence (UI) could negatively affect a person’s quality of life (QoL). This study investigates the association among gynecological cancers, their treatments, UI, and its effect on the QoL of survi...

    Authors: Maryam Zafarnia, Lieven N. Kennes, Elmar Stickeler, Johannes Hoff and Laila Najjari
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:422
  11. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the major public health concern in Ethiopia with more profound effect on women. Discriminatory attitude towards people living with HIV (PLWH) impose a significant impact o...

    Authors: Atalay Goshu Muluneh, Mehari Woldemariam Merid, Getahun Molla Kassa, Desalegn Anmut Bitew and Menberesibhat Getie Ferede
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:420
  12. Obstetric and gyneco-obstetric violence (OV, GOV) is a concerning public health problem, particularly in Latin America. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of OV and GOV and to assess its socio-geogra...

    Authors: Fara Faith Arias Fuentes, Erika Arteaga and Miguel San Sebastián
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:419
  13. When medical cases are difficult to manage at the level of primary health care units (PHCU), formal referral assists patients transferring to a higher level of care. In contrast, self-referral and bypassing ar...

    Authors: Aneleay Cherinet Eritero, Kahsay Zenebe Gebreslasie, Alem Tadesse Asgedom, Abriham Shiferaw Areba, Aregahegn Wudneh, Yesuneh Bayisa and Wondwosen Molla
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:417
  14. Adolescent pregnancy increases the risk of disability and death due to unsafe abortion, prolonged labour and delivery, and complications after birth. Availability of accurate data is important to guide decisio...

    Authors: Lilian Mutea, Vincent Were, Susan Ontiri, Kristien Michielsen and Peter Gichangi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:416
  15. With increasing global availability of medication abortion drugs, a safer option exists for many women to terminate a pregnancy even in legally restrictive settings. However, more than 22,000 women die each ye...

    Authors: Laura Hinson, Anam M. Bhatti, Meroji Sebany, Suzanne O. Bell, Mara Steinhaus, Claire Twose and Chimaraoke Izugbara
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:415
  16. The objective of this study was to explore women’s experiences of a screen-and-treat approach with ablative therapy (referred to by the Spanish acronym TVT-TA) as a method of treatment following a positive HPV...

    Authors: Rachel M. Morse, Joanna Brown, Helen E. Noble, E. Jennifer Ríos López, Anna Kohler-Smith, Sandra Soto, Daniel Lenin del Cuadro, Karina Gonzales Díaz, Magaly Figueredo Escudero, Giannina Vásquez del Aguila, Lita E. Carrillo Jara, Hermann F. Silva Delgado, Victor A. Palacios, Carlos Santos-Ortiz, Patti E. Gravitt and Valerie A. Paz-Soldan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:414
  17. This study investigated the effects of mobile health application designed based on mindfulness and social support theory on parenting self-efficacy and postpartum depression symptoms of puerperae.

    Authors: Chao Liu, Hao Chen, Fang Zhou, Qiqi Long, Kan Wu, Liang-Ming Lo, Tai-Ho Hung, Chia-Yih Liu and Wen-Ko Chiou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:413
  18. MicroRNAs are a type of non-coding single-stranded RNA, which is involved in the regulation of ovary insulin resistance (IR). This study aims to explore the underlying mechanisms of miR-133a-3p regulating ovar...

    Authors: Xiaoman Yang, Kehua Wang, Jiajia Lang, Danyang Guo, Haixia Gao, Yue Qiu, Xiaohan Jin, Mingyue Zhang, Jiaxiu Shi, QianQian Ma, Qian Ma and Zixi Wen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:412
  19. Safer sex negotiation refers to the means through which partners in sexual relationships agree to have intercourse that protects both partners from adverse sexual health outcomes. Evidence is sparse on the soc...

    Authors: Abayomi Folorunso Awoleye, Bola Lukman Solanke, Joseph Ayodeji Kupoluyi and Olufemi Mayowa Adetutu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:411
  20. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) affects about half of the women and affects their quality of life. The current study is, therefore, aimed at determining the prevalence and surgical outcomes of severe stage POP at ...

    Authors: Demisew Amenu Sori, Stephan Bretones, Georges Mellier and Bertrand de Rochambeau
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:410
  21. Children are one of the most vulnerable social groups to infectious diseases, and prevention of urinary tract infections in children is very important; therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the eff...

    Authors: Zahra Bazargani, Fatemeh Sarikhani, Sadegh Karami Darenjani, Mehdi Amirkhani, Pooyan Afzali Harsini and Ali Khani Jeihooni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:409
  22. Unmet need for family planning refers to fertile women who want to limit or space their delivery but are not using contraceptive methods. Despite multiple studies were conducted to address family planning in E...

    Authors: Desale Bihonegn Asmamaw and Wubshet Debebe Negash
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:408
  23. Dysmenorrhea, or period pain, affects up to 95% of menstruating individuals and is a common cause of educational absenteeism among students who menstruate worldwide. Evidence suggests that students may lack su...

    Authors: Fódhla Ní Chéileachair, Brian E. McGuire and Hannah Durand
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:407
  24. During epidemics, supports are limited and individual and collective vulnerabilities as well as domestic violence are increased. Therefore, various groups in society, especially children and their mothers, are...

    Authors: Neda Asadi, Fatemeh Salmani and Mahin Salmani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:406
  25. Due to migration, the practice female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has become an issue of concern in high-resource countries such as the Netherlands. It was therefore of utmost importance to explore the ...

    Authors: Ramin Kawous, Emily Allwood, Annemarie Middelburg, Anke van der Kwaak, Diana Geraci, Marthine Bos and Maria E. T. C. van den Muijsenbergh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:405
  26. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) as a serious social problem restricted women's daily life and affect their quality of life, especially for obese women. The mechanism of stress urinary incontinence is unclear...

    Authors: Yu Sun, Haixia Chen, Yueran Bai, Tingyue Zhang, Wenpei Bai and Bo Jiang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:402
  27. Women's sexual health and physical desire for sex are most important for their emotional and physical well-being. This study aimed to examine the status of sexual dysfunction among postmenopausal women in Bang...

    Authors: Mohammad Ashraful Amin, Nusrat-E Mozid, Sanjana Binte Ahmed, Shakila Sharmin, Imran Hossain Monju, Shirin Shahadat Jhumur, Wharesha Sarker, Koustuv Dalal and Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:401
  28. Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is the first-line treatment for urinary incontinence, but adherence to PFMT is generally poor. Currently, a number of novel strategies exist to facilitate adherence of PFMT....

    Authors: Yuqing Hou, Suwen Feng, Baoqin Tong, Shuping Lu and Ying Jin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:400
  29. Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare disease characterized by chronic nonspecific inflammation, which leads to clinical compression manifestations of retroperitoneal organs especially ureter. Approximately 70 pe...

    Authors: Manfei Si, Kun Zhang, Jiaxin Li, Huiying He, Ying Yao, Jinsong Han and Jie Qiao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:399
  30. microRNAs (miRNAs) play pivotal roles in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine and metabolic disorder that commonly occurs in women of childbearing age. This paper aimed to measure miR-222-3p expressi...

    Authors: Qin Wang, Chuanxiang Fang, Ying Zhao and Zhaoxia Liu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:398
  31. Domestic violence (DV) against women is a global issue that affects women in all countries and is a significant contributor to their poor health. Women who have experienced DV, in particular, suffer from the g...

    Authors: Bezawit Mulat, Menen Tsegaw, Dagmawi Chilot and Kegnie Shitu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:397
  32. Recommendations for the management of pain related to pelvic mesh implants are still under development. One limitation that has impeded progress in this area is that mesh-related pain has not been consistently...

    Authors: Jennifer Todd, Jane E. Aspell, Michael C. Lee and Nikesh Thiruchelvam
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:396
  33. Poor responders to ovarian stimulation are one of the most challenging populations to treat. As a failed cycle can cause a considerable emotional and economical loss, adequate fertility counseling addressing p...

    Authors: Oshrit Lebovitz, Jigal Haas, Nitzan Mor, Eran Zilberberg, Adva Aizer, Michal Kirshenbaum, Raoul Orvieto and Ravit Nahum
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:395
  34. Knowledge of the ovulatory cycle (KOC) can help reduce the chances of unwanted pregnancies and may improve a woman’s reproductive health. However, little is known about the factors associated with knowledge of...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Nicholas Kofi Adjei, Dina Idriss-Wheeler and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:394
  35. The law in Lebanon allows new mothers to take up to 10 weeks paid maternity leave, and some private organizations choose to give fathers 2 days of paternity leave in the absence of clear legislation. This fall...

    Authors: Pia Tohme and Rudy Abi-Habib
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:392
  36. Use of patient-reported outcome measures in clinical settings facilitate the delivery of better health care to improve patient health outcomes. Previously collected qualitative data indicated themes that could...

    Authors: Sharolin Ann Boban, Caroline Bulsara, Jim Codde, Paul A. Cohen and Jenny Downs
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:391
  37. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. The present study aimed to compare the women with different PCOS phenotypes with the healty group in terms o...

    Authors: Fatemeh Bahadori, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahalleh, Ali Montazeri and Malihe Nasiri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:390
  38. Laboratory studies indicate that chemicals in fruits and vegetables have anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory activities that can lower breast cancer risk. However, epidemiologic studies of the association ...

    Authors: Susan R. Sturgeon, Lindiwe Sibeko, Raji Balasubramanian and Kathleen F. Arcaro
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:389
  39. Acute abdomen comprises several emergencies. Hemoperitoneum associated with uterine fibroids, which can present as acute abdominal pain, is rare and difficult to diagnose. Especially, spontaneous hemorrhage fr...

    Authors: Toshimitsu Maemura, Shigeru Fujita, Noriko Morita, Keiichi Furusawa, Kayo Mitamura, Kenji Nishizawa and Kuniaki Ota
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:388
  40. Postpartum depression has a negative impact on both infants and women. This study aimed to determine the correlates of postpartum depression in women in southern Iran.

    Authors: Mohammad Ali Zakeri, Somaye Khoram, Gholamreza Bazmandegan, Fatemeh Ghaedi-Heidari, Batol Talebi, Najmeh Ramezani, Fatemeh Ahmadi, Zahra Kamiab and Mahlagha Dehghan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:387
  41. Digital mobile health (mHealth) applications are a popular form of prenatal education and care delivery in the U.S.; yet there are few Spanish language options for native speakers. Furthermore, existing applic...

    Authors: Anabel F. Castillo, Alexander L. Davis and Tamar Krishnamurti
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:386
  42. With breast cancer becoming the most diagnosed cancer in the world, the number of breast cancer-afflicted mothers with adolescent daughters is also rising. Further, adolescent daughters’ mothers serve as role ...

    Authors: Pingting Zhu, Qiaoying Ji, Xinyi Liu, Ting Xu, Qiwei Wu, Yuejuan Wang, Xu Gao and Ziheng Zhou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:385
  43. Aggressive Angiomyxoma is a benign, slowly growing, locally aggressive and recurrent tumour that occurs in the pelvic-perineal region of females in their reproductive years. It presents as a painless, soft, ge...

    Authors: Vitasta Muskan, Purbesh Adhikari, Baburam Dixit Thapa and Ramesh Shrestha
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:382
  44. The objective of the present trial was to assess the difference in pharmacokinetics (PK) of an oral test preparation containing 4 mg drospirenone (DRSP) under fasting conditions compared to PK upon food intake...

    Authors: P.-A. Regidor, W. H. Richter, R. Koytchev, V. Kirkov and E. Colli
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:381

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