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  1. Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is experienced by up to 10% of pre-menopausal women globally, yet there is limited research exploring the perspective of women living with this challenging condition.

    Authors: Moira Bradfield Strydom, Ramesh L. Walpola, Sara McMillan, Sohil Khan, Robert S. Ware and Evelin Tiralongo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:384
  2. Ethnic disparity persists despite equal access to health care in Singapore, with Malay-Muslim women having the lowest mammogram uptake rate and highest breast cancer mortality rate. We sought to understand bar...

    Authors: Su-Ann Goh, Jeong Kyu Lee, Wei Yan Seh, Elaine Qiao Ying Ho, Mikael Hartman, Cynthia Chou and Mee Lian Wong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:383
  3. Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma (PGL) are rare neuroendocrine tumors, with an estimated incidence of about 0.6 cases per 100.000 person/year. Overall, 3–8% of them are malignant. These tumors are characteri...

    Authors: Giulia Zaccaria, Giuseppe Cucinella, Mariano Catello Di Donna, Giuseppe Lo Re, Giuseppe Paci, Antonio Simone Laganà and Vito Chiantera
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:380
  4. Head and neck cancer, the sixth most common cancer worldwide, account for about 1 out of 20 malignant tumors. In recent years a reduction in the incidence of cervical cancer, but a concomitant major increase i...

    Authors: Ermelinda Monti, Giussy Barbara, Giada Libutti, Veronica Boero, Fabio Parazzini, Andrea Ciavattini, Giorgio Bogani, Lorenzo Pignataro, Beatrice Magni, Camilla Erminia Maria Merli and Paolo Vercellini
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:379
  5. Considering the unique biological behavior of cervical adenocarcinoma (AC) compared to squamous cell carcinoma, we now lack a distinct method to assess prognosis for AC patients, especially for intermediate-ri...

    Authors: Chenyan Guo, Xiang Tao, Lihong Zhang, Ying Zhang, Keqin Hua and Junjun Qiu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:377
  6. Access to sexual and reproductive health information enables young women to make appropriate decisions. We examined the association between exposure to family panning messages on different mass media and the u...

    Authors: Quraish Sserwanja, Patricia Turimumahoro, Lilian Nuwabaine, Kassim Kamara and Milton W. Musaba
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:376
  7. Proton beam therapy penetrates tumor tissues with a highly concentrated dose. It is useful when normal structures are too proximate to the treatment target and, thus, may be damaged by surgery or conventional ...

    Authors: Kaname Uno, Masato Yoshihara, Sho Tano, Takehiko Takeda, Yasuyuki Kishigami and Hidenori Oguchi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:375
  8. Previous studies have shown the association of a number of dietary quality scores with metabolically phenotypes of obesity. Recently, the Lifelines Diet Score (LLDS), which is a fully food-based score based on...

    Authors: Alireza Khadem, Farideh Shiraseb, Atieh Mirzababaei, Rasool Ghaffarian-Ensaf and Khadijeh Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:374
  9. Considering the presence of sexual dysfunction in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, our aim was to provide scientific evidence studying effect of oral probiotic on sexual function in patients with PCOS ...

    Authors: Maryam Azizi-Kutenaee, Solmaz Heidari, Seyed-Abdolvahab Taghavi and Fatemeh Bazarganipour
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:373
  10. To verify the use of pain drawing to assess multisite pain in with primary dysmenorrhea (PD) and to assess its divergent validity, test–retest reliability, intra- and inter-rater reliability and measurement er...

    Authors: Jéssica Cordeiro Rodrigues, Mariana Arias Avila, Felipe Jose Jandre dos Reis, Roberta Moraes Carlessi, Amanda Garcia Godoy, Guilherme Tavares Arruda and Patricia Driusso
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:370
  11. Modern contraceptive use has been shown to influence population growth, protect women’s health and rights, as well as prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for barrier contraceptive methods such as co...

    Authors: Joseph Kawuki, Ghislaine Gatasi, Quraish Sserwanja, David Mukunya and Milton W. Musaba
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:369
  12. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is reported to be a public health issue given its magnitude and long-lasting consequences. Men are generally thought to be perpetrators of IPV, but they can also be victims. In ...

    Authors: Claire Bahati, Josias Izabayo, Pascaline Munezero, Japhet Niyonsenga and Léon Mutesa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:368
  13. Menstrual irregularity is defined as any differences in the frequency, irregularity of onset, duration of flow, or volume of blood from the regular menstrual cycle. It is an important medical issue that many m...

    Authors: Maisam H. Alhammadi, Afaf M. Albogmi, Manar K. Alzahrani, Bashayer H. Shalabi, Fatma A. Fatta and Samera F. AlBasri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:367
  14. Osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent bone diseases which is preventable. Implementing educational programs is an important step in prevention of chronic diseases in the community setting. One of the theor...

    Authors: Ali Khani Jeihooni, Tayebeh Rakhshani, Zahra Khiyali, Mohammad Mehdi Ebrahimi and Pooyan Afzali Harsini
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:366
  15. As heterogeneity of cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC), prognosis assessment for CSCC patients remain challenging. To develop novel prognostic strategies for CSCC patients, associated biomarkers are urgen...

    Authors: Chun He, Lili Ren, Minchi Yuan, Mengna Liu, Kongxiao Liu, Xuexue Qian and Jun Lu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:365
  16. Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and primary dysmenorrhoea are debilitating conditions that can impair the quality of life of affected women. These conditions are frequently neglected, delaying proper diagnosis and h...

    Authors: Carmen Yolanda de Las Mercedes Villa Rosero, Suleimy Cristina Mazin, Antonio Alberto Nogueira, José Antonio Vargas-Costales, Julio Cesar Rosa-e-Silva, Francisco José Candido-dos-Reis and Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:363
  17. This study was designed to evaluate the specific imaging features of ovarian sclerosing stromal tumor (SST), improve its accuracy as well as the specificity of imaging diagnosing, and prevent overestimation of...

    Authors: Zhifeng Zhou, Xiaoqiao Chen, Zhibin Zeng, Fangjing Zhang, Jing Yan and Gangqiang Hou
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:362
  18. Menstrual cycle characteristics are linked to reproductive function and long-term health outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate menstrual cycle patterns, characterized by regularity and length, and associated ...

    Authors: Sihan Song, Hansol Choi, Yanghee Pang, Oksoo Kim and Hyun-Young Park
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:361
  19. In order to meet the WHO 2030 cervical cancer elimination program, evaluation and utilization of sensitive testing method, and feasible sampling technique is a paradigm for enhancing cervical cancer screening ...

    Authors: Agajie Likie Bogale, Tilahun Teklehaymanot, Jemal Haidar Ali, Getnet Mitike Kassie, Girmay Medhin, Ajanaw Yizengaw Baye and Amelework Yilma Shiferaw
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:360
  20. In Ghana, breast cancer is a major public health concern and the most common type of cancer among women in terms of mortality and incidence. This study determined the factors influencing breast cancer screenin...

    Authors: Margaret Mary Wuur, Dillys Adomakoa Duodu and Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:359
  21. To determine risk factors predicting residual lesion in a subsequent hysterectomy follow a cold knife conization (CKC) for high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL).

    Authors: Yong Zeng, Tao Jiang, Yahong Zheng, Jing Yang, Hua Wei, Cunjian Yi, Yan Liu and Keming Chen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:358
  22. To explore the effect of 4 mg/day, 6 mg/day, and 8 mg/day estradiol alone or in combination with an intrauterine device (IUD) in patients with moderate and severe intrauterine adhesion (IUA) after transcervica...

    Authors: Yun Sun, Xiuying Chen, Zhida Qian, Lili Cao, Sifeng Zhan and Lili Huang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:357
  23. Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent and chronic inflammatory disease affecting up to 10% of women. It is the result of a combined interaction of genetic, epigenetic, environmental, lifestyle, reproductive a...

    Authors: Jennifer Mier-Cabrera, Oliver Cruz-Orozco, Julio de la Jara-Díaz, Oscar Galicia-Castillo, Mario Buenrostro-Jáuregui, Alicia Parra-Carriedo and César Hernández-Guerrero
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:356
  24. In Japan, 17,000 women are newly diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2018. The healthcare insurance policy in Japan provides more intensive patient surveillance compared with the United States and European co...

    Authors: Kazuto Nakamura, Yoshikazu Kitahara, Soichi Yamashita, Keiko Kigure, Ikuro Ito, Toshio Nishimura, Anri Azuma and Tatsuya Kanuma
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:355
  25. Black women diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. tend to experience significantly longer waits to begin treatment than do their white counterparts, and such treatment delay has been associated with poorer ...

    Authors: Johnie Rose, Yvonne Oliver, Paulette Sage, Weichuan Dong, Siran M. Koroukian and Sarah Koopman Gonzalez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:354
  26. Participation of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women from migrant and refugee backgrounds in cervical screening is crucial to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem within the next...

    Authors: Rosalie Power, Jane M. Ussher, Alex Hawkey, Olivia Missiakos, Janette Perz, Olayide Ogunsiji, Nikolina Zonjic, Cannas Kwok, Kate McBride and Melissa Monteiro
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:353
  27. Progress has been made in the reduction of morbidity and mortality of cervical cancer by the implementation of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs. This study aimed to assess the awareness of Pales...

    Authors: Mohamedraed Elshami, Hanan Abukmail, Ibrahim Al-Slaibi, Mohammed Alser, Afnan Radaydeh, Alaa Alfuqaha, Mariam Thalji, Salma Khader, Lana Khatib, Nour Fannoun, Bisan Ahmad, Lina Kassab, Hiba Khrishi, Deniz Houssaini, Nour Abed, Aya Nammari…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:352
  28. Around 73 million induced abortions take place worldwide each year. Six out of 10 (61%) of all unintended pregnancies, and 3 out of 10 (29%) of all pregnancies, end in induced abortion. In Africa, nearly half ...

    Authors: Rebuma Muleta Gutema and Gurmesa Daba Dina
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:351
  29. The study sought to understand the supportive care needs of women with advanced breast cancer from the perspectives of healthcare professionals (HCPs) and key informants of charitable/non-governmental organisa...

    Authors: Cynthia Pomaa Akuoko, Shirley Chambers and Patsy Yates
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:350
  30. The pattern of cancer among young adults aged 20–49 years is different than that observed in other age groups, most notably women present higher rates than those observed among men. Estimations of the burden o...

    Authors: Elisabetta Rapiti, Evelyne Fournier and Robin Schaffar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:349
  31. This study aimed to determine the factors associated with an unfavorable clinical course (emergency surgery and/or prolonged hospitalization) in patients requiring hospitalization owing to pelvic inflammatory ...

    Authors: Naoko Matsuda, Seung Chik Jwa, Saki Tamura, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Masashi Takamura, Akira Namba, Takeshi Kajihara, Ryugo Okagaki, Yoshimasa Kamei and Osamu Ishihara
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:348
  32. The Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) is an internationally used tool to measure menopause-related symptoms and to date it is unavailable in the Malay language. We aimed to translate and validate the Malay language...

    Authors: Sashimalar Mathialagan, Shamala Ramasamy, Kavitha Nagandla, Wei Fern Siew and Chandrashekhar T. Sreeramareddy
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:347
  33. The growth of uterine leiomyomas is dependent on the levels of sex steroid hormones, and they usually shrink after menopause. However, there are cases in which leiomyomas continue to grow and/or surgery is req...

    Authors: Saki Tanioka, Ryoko Asano, Reina Wakabayashi, Hiroyuki Hayashi and Hiroyuki Shigeta
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:346
  34. Gynecological surgery has many impacts on women’s physical and mental health, and efforts to improve recovery from surgery are constantly under evaluation. Resilience is an ability to overcome stressors and ad...

    Authors: Siiri Isokääntä, Ulla-Maija Ruohoaho, Maarit Anttila, Hannu Kokki, Harri Sintonen, Petri Toroi and Merja Kokki
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:345
  35. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, has been hailed for its promise to provide women with user-control. However, gender-specific challenges undermining PrEP use are beginning to emerge. We explore the role of g...

    Authors: Morten Skovdal, Camilla Lysemose Clausen, Phyllis Magoge-Mandizvidza, Freedom Dzamatira, Rufurwokuda Maswera, Rangarirayi Primrose Nyamwanza, Constance Nyamukapa, Ranjeeta Thomas and Simon Gregson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:344
  36. Mastectomy is the first-line treatment approach for more than 90% of breast cancer patients. The numerous physical impairments associated with this surgical procedure negatively impact the patient’s quality of...

    Authors: Janny Mathieu, Catherine Daneau, Nadège Lemeunier, Annabelle Doyon, Andrée-Anne Marchand and Martin Descarreaux
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:343
  37. This study aimed to determine menstrual characteristics and related morbidities among adolescent girls living in Sabah, North Borneo, a less-developed state in Malaysia.

    Authors: Jerilee Mariam Khong Azhary, Lai Kim Leng, Nuguelis Razali, Sofiah Sulaiman, Ana Vetriana Abd Wahab, Aizura Syafinaz Ahmad Adlan and Jamiyah Hassan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:341
  38. Nowadays, Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery is quite prevalent, resulting in a wide range of medical and cultural implications. The majority of women who undergo this operation suffer from anxiety, depression, a...

    Authors: Tiran Jamil Piro, Awaz Aziz Saeed, Warda Hassan Abdulla and Kolsoom Safari
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:340
  39. The aim of this study was to examine whether OASIS, and its extent, can be confirmed or excluded using transperineal ultrasound (TPUS). A further objective of this study was to monitor the healing process over...

    Authors: Anna-Lena Stickelmann, Lieven Nils Kennes, Miriam Hölscher, Charlotte Graef, Tomas Kupec, Julia Wittenborn, Elmar Stickeler and Laila Najjari
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:339
  40. Most women undergoing screening examinations in the U.S. do not receive immediate results and for many this results in increased stress, inconvenience, delayed diagnosis, and potential loss to follow-up.

    Authors: Biren A. Shah, Anicia Mirchandani and Srishti Abrol
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:338
  41. Fertility desire is one of the predictors of contraceptive behavior and fertility-related outcomes. However, information is scarce on individual and community-level factors of women’s fertility decisions in su...

    Authors: Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Misganaw Gebrie Worku and Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:337
  42. Awareness about hereditary breast cancer and the preventative steps to minimize disease risk is lower in Hispanic/Latina individuals than non-Hispanic White women in the United States. For this reason, we deve...

    Authors: Micaela Reyna, Rebeca Almeida, Alejandra Lopez-Macha, Shannon Fuller, Ysabel Duron and Laura Fejerman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:336
  43. Family caregivers may be at a higher risk for several chronic diseases, including cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer death among women. Despite family caregivers’ vulnerability,...

    Authors: Jiyeong Kim, Melanie S. Dove and Julie H. T. Dang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:335
  44. Endometriosis is assumed to be involved in ovarian cancer development, which is called endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer (EAOC). Uterine endometrial cells may be the cell of origin of EAOC. Accumulated c...

    Authors: Aya Ishizaka, Ayumi Taguchi, Tetsushi Tsuruga, Marie Maruyama, Akira Kawata, Yuichiro Miyamoto, Michihiro Tanikawa, Masako Ikemura, Kenbun Sone, Mayuyo Mori, Kaori Koga, Tetsuo Ushiku, Katsutoshi Oda and Yutaka Osuga
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:332

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