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  1. Accessing surgical repair poses challenges to women living with female genital fistula who experience intersectional vulnerabilities including poverty, gender, stigma and geography. Barriers to fistula care ha...

    Authors: Pooja Sripad, Elly Arnoff, Charlotte Warren and Vandana Tripathi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:142

    Content type: Research article

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  2. This biomechanical analysis of hysterectomy specimens assesses the forces associated with intrauterine device placement. These include compressive forces required to cause uterine perforation with two commonly...

    Authors: Jane Duncan, Kathryn Fay, Jessica Sanders, Benjamin Cappiello, Jane Saviers-Steiger and David K. Turok

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:141

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Problems during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum are the major contributors to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Focused antenatal care is an intervention set to provide basic services for pr...

    Authors: Zergu Tafesse Tsegaye, Hailemariam Segni Abawollo, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Tsega Teferi Mamo, Atrie Fekadu Heyi, Mestawot Getachew Mesele and Addisu Dabesa Lose

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:140

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is one of the most common forms of domestic violence, with profound implication for women's physical and psychological health. In this text we adopted the Empowerment Process Mo...

    Authors: Cinzia Albanesi, Carlo Tomasetto and Veronica Guardabassi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:138

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Cronobacter sakazakii (C. sakazakii) is a bacterium known to cause severe neonatal infections in premature infants with the consumption of contaminated powdered milk formula. Adult infections are rare, and there ...

    Authors: Satoshi Ohira, Eri Ikeda, Kyosuke Kamijo, Tomokuni Nagai, Koji Tsunemi, Natsuki Uchiyama, Naoki Matsubara and Ryota Tachibana

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:136

    Content type: Case report

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  6. A diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and its related phenotypic features including increased hair growth can affect a woman’s social and emotional well-being. We aim to determine firstly, if excess ...

    Authors: Samantha A. Neubronner, Inthrani R. Indran, Yiong Huak Chan, Angelica Win Pa Thu and Eu-Leong Yong

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:135

    Content type: Research article

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  7. This study aimed to investigate the clinical and pathological characteristics, and the recurrence and prognostic factors of borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs).

    Authors: Lina Niu, Huihui Tian, Yongjun Xu, Jieqiong Cao, Xu Zhang, Junli Zhang, Jiajia Hou, Weiqin Lv, Junxia Wang, Li Xin, XuFeng Dong, Tao Xu, Yuan Nan, Hua Wei, Xinting Chai, Na Li…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:134

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Menopausal transition exposes women to an early decline in muscle force and motor function. Changes in muscle quality and function, especially in lower limbs, are crucial, as they expose individuals to increas...

    Authors: Heidi Pesonen, Eija K. Laakkonen, Pekka Hautasaari, Pauliina Aukee, Vuokko Kovanen, Sarianna Sipilä, Taija Finni and Ina M. Tarkka

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:133

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Following self-managed abortion (SMA), or a pregnancy termination attempt outside of the formal health system, some patients may seek care in an emergency department. Information about provider experiences tre...

    Authors: Sarah Raifman, Sarah E. Baum, Kari White, Kristine Hopkins, Tony Ogburn and Daniel Grossman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:132

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Despite being one of the largest migrant groups in Australia, few physical activity interventions exist for Arab-Australians. The primary aim of this study was to test the feasibility and acceptability of a 12...

    Authors: Aymen El Masri, Gregory S. Kolt and Emma S. George

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:131

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Menstrual hygiene products used by women have evolved in the past several decades with comfort, ease of use and cost driving women’s choices. In a country like India, where women form nearly 50% of the populat...

    Authors: Krishnashree Achuthan, Sharanya Muthupalani, Vysakh Kani Kolil, Anju Bist, Krishna Sreesuthan and Aswathy Sreedevi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:129

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Human papillomavirus testing as an established screenings test allow for the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer. Testing positive for HPV may have adverse consequences for women. This study aimed...

    Authors: Kowsar Qaderi, Seyedeh Tahereh Mirmolaei, Mehrnaz Geranmayeh, Shahrzad Sheikh Hasani and Farnaz Farnam

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:128

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Intravaginal practices (IVPs), methods used by women most often to manage vaginal hygiene and address perceived disruptions to vaginal health, may increase the risk of contracting human immunodeficiency virus ...

    Authors: Carinne Brody, Rachel L. Berkowitz, Pheak Chhoun, Kathryn C. Kaplan, Sovannary Tuot and Siyan Yi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:127

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Women may need or seek male partner approval to safely and consistently use oral antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or vaginal microbicides. We developed CHARISMA, a counseling intervention to supp...

    Authors: Ellen K. Wilson, L. Danielle Wagner, Thesla Palanee-Phillips, Sarah T. Roberts, Elizabeth E. Tolley, Florence Mathebula, Laura Pascoe, Michele Lanham, Rose Wilcher and Elizabeth T. Montgomery

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:126

    Content type: Research article

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  15. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article 10.1186/s12905-021-01266-9.

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Wood, Karina E. Wilson and K. D. Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:125

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Women's Health 2021 21:91

  16. Exposure to workplace gender-based violence (GBV) can affect women's mental and physical health and work productivity in higher educational settings. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the prevalence of GB...

    Authors: Olaoluwa Samson Agbaje, Chinenye Kalu Arua, Joshua Emeka Umeifekwem, Prince Christian Iheanachor Umoke, Chima Charles Igbokwe, Tochi Emmanuel Iwuagwu, Cylia Nkechi Iweama, Eyuche Lawretta Ozoemena and Edith N. Obande-Ogbuinya

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:124

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In low-middle-income countries, unmet need for family planning (FP) constitutes a major challenge for prevention of unintended pregnancies and associated health and psychological morbidities for women. The fac...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Olalekan A. Uthman and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:123

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Though cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death globally, its incidence is nearly entirely preventable. Young people have been an international priority for screening as this popula...

    Authors: Abirami Kirubarajan, Shannon Leung, Xinglin Li, Matthew Yau and Mara Sobel

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:122

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Little research has examined how media outreach strategies affect the outcomes of contraceptive initiatives. Thus, this paper assesses the potential impact of an online media campaign introduced during the las...

    Authors: Kyl Myers, Jessica N. Sanders, Cristen Dalessandro, Corinne D. Sexsmith, Claudia Geist and David K. Turok

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:121

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Mothers of young children from low-income communities may be vulnerable to barriers associated with low physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between home environment factors...

    Authors: Katherine L. Campbell, Yan Wang, Ann Pulling Kuhn, Maureen M. Black and Erin R. Hager

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:120

    Content type: Research article

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  21. In today’s world, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the most critical health problem and research is continued on studying the associated factors. But it is not clear whether endometriosis increases the r...

    Authors: Bahram Moazzami, Shahla Chaichian, Saeed Samie, Masoumeh Majidi Zolbin, Fatemeh Jesmi, Meisam Akhlaghdoust, Mahin Ahmadi Pishkuhi, Zahra Sadat Mirshafiei, Fereshteh Khalilzadeh and Dorsa Safari

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:119

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Extragonadal endometriosis is a rare condition, and its disease manifestation and long-term prognosis have not been elucidated. We report an extragonadal endometriosis case controlled by drug therapy for 14 ye...

    Authors: Akiko Kanto, Yasushi Kotani, Kosuke Murakami, Chiho Miyagawa, Hidekatsu Nakai and Noriomi Matsumura

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:118

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Studies have found an association between obesity and an increased risk for peripartum depression, which has also been linked to decreased placental lactogen levels. In addition, women with obesity treated for...

    Authors: Jessica S. Jarmasz, Alexandrea Anderson, Margaret E. Bock, Yan Jin, Peter A. Cattini and Chelsea Ruth

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:117

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Women's cancers, represented by breast and gynecologic cancers, are emerging as a significant threat to women's health, while previous studies paid little attention to the spatial distribution of women's cance...

    Authors: Rongxin He, Bin Zhu, Jinlin Liu, Ning Zhang, Wei-Hong Zhang and Ying Mao

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:116

    Content type: Research article

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  25. In France, while the prevalence of contraception is high, a significant proportion of pregnancies are unintended. Following the 2012 pill scare, the contraceptive method mix, which was mostly comprised of pill...

    Authors: Camille Bonnet, Béatrice Blondel and Caroline Moreau

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:115

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Although many countries have been promoting hormonal contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancy and condom use to prevent HIV transmission, little is known about how women targeted by these messages have i...

    Authors: Agatha K. Bula, Kendra Hatfield-Timajchy, John Chapola, L. Chinula, Stacey A. Hurst, Athena P. Kourtis and J. H. Tang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:114

    Content type: Research article

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  27. High maternal and child death with high fertility rate have been reported in Ethiopia. Extreme age at first birth is linked with both maternal and child morbidity and mortality. However, literatures showed the...

    Authors: Reta Dewau, Fantahun Ayenew Mekonnen and Wullo Sisay Seretew

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:113

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Strengthened efforts in postpartum family planning (PPFP) is a key priority to accelerate progress in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes. This secondary data analysis explores factors a...

    Authors: Pamela Williams, Nicole Santos, Hana Azman-Firdaus, Sabine Musange, Dilys Walker, Felix Sayinzoga and Yea-Hung Chen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:112

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Iranian women. They will experience a mental health problem like depression before, during or after treatment. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness...

    Authors: Elham Zahedian, Masoud Bahreini, Nezamaddin Ghasemi and Kamran Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:111

    Content type: Research article

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  30. We compared women with incident cervical cancer under the age of 30 with older women with regard to stage, morphology, screening history and cervical cancer mortality in a population-based cohort study.

    Authors: Brit Helene Gravdal, Stefan Lönnberg, Gry Baadstrand Skare, Gerhard Sulo and Tone Bjørge

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:110

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The aim of our present study was to investigate the clinical characteristics, treatment status and complications in women with endometriosis (EM) and tube ovarian abscess (TOA) to determine the possible associ...

    Authors: Hui Li, Yan Zhao, Xiao-hong Chang, Yue Wang and Hong-lan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:109

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Physical activity is a cornerstone for treatment of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but there are limited data on their exercise behaviors. A previous study identified PCOS patients of non-White e...

    Authors: David Huang, Eleni Jaswa, Chia-Ning Kao, Molly Quinn, Marcelle Cedars and Heather Huddleston

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:108

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The international clinical practice guidelines for PCOS emphasize diet and exercise as first-line management of clinical signs and symptoms. This study aimed to describe the patterns, perceptions and experienc...

    Authors: Susan Arentz, Caroline A. Smith, Jason Abbott and Alan Bensoussan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:107

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Kenya has successfully expanded HIV treatment, but HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and unintended pregnancy remain issues for many Kenyan women living with HIV. While HIV-related stigma can influence th...

    Authors: Sara Chace Dwyer, Aparna Jain, Wilson Liambila and Charlotte E. Warren

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:106

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Menstrual cup is one of the menstrual management products that is available throughout the world and can be effective in improving women's quality of life by empowering women in menstrual management. Although ...

    Authors: Maryam Gharacheh, Fahimeh Ranjbar, Negar Hajinasab and Shima Haghani

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:105

    Content type: Research article

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  36. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between quality of life (QoL) with anxiety, depression, corona disease anxiety, sexual function (SF), and marital satisfaction (MS) in married women during the ...

    Authors: Zahra Daneshfar, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahalleh, Samaneh Youseflu, Mahnaz Bahri Khomami and Anoshiravan Kazemnejad

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:102

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Post-fistula-repair incontinence (PFRI) is a common complication of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) surgeries. It entails continuous leakage of urine after successful VVF closure. Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFM...

    Authors: Saratu Umar Aliyu, Shmaila M. Hanif and Isa Usman Lawal

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:101

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. In Australia, ethnic Chinese people are one of the largest, youngest and fastest growing overseas-born groups. Yet, little is known about their perceptions of contraceptive methods and their experiences with c...

    Authors: Hankiz Dolan, Mu Li, Deborah Bateson, Rachel Thompson, Chun Wah Michael Tam, Carissa Bonner and Lyndal Trevena

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:100

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The present study aims to use two different kinds of filling materials, oxidized regenerated cellulose and gelatin sponge, to repair defects of breast-conserving surgery due to breast cancer, and compare the c...

    Authors: Jun-jie Li, Ye Yang, Qi Wan, Hui Li, Qi-ming Long and Pu-rong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:99

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Induced abortion, whether therapeutic or elective, is a surgical procedure frequently practiced worldwide. It is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. When the procedure is performed in prec...

    Authors: Landry Wakheu Tchuenkam, Aimé Noula Mbonda, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Patrick P. Mbem-Ngos, Hugues G. Noah-Ndzie and Guy Aristide Bang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:98

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Ovarian steroid cell tumors represent a rare category of sex cord-stromal tumors that constitute less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors. These neoplasms are classified into three main subtypes according to the c...

    Authors: Sawsan Ismail, Munawar Hraib, Rana Issa, Thanaa Alassi and Zuheir Alshehabi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:95

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Focused antenatal care is the most significant and inclusive care given to pregnant women to promote and maintain the optimal health of the mother and the fetus. Providing respectful care during focused antena...

    Authors: Daniel Adane, Agegnehu Bante and Biresaw Wassihun

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:92

    Content type: Research article

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