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  1. Ensuring good health of immigrants is a serious issue across countries, including Japan. This study focused on the health of middle-aged female immigrants in Japan who experienced changes to their health as we...

    Authors: Yasuko Nagamatsu, Edward Barroga, Yumi Sakyo, Yukari Igarashi and Yuko Hirano O

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:88

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Fertility preservation for both medical and non-medical reasons are gaining increasing attention world-wide. This study aimed to evaluate the awareness, knowledge and acceptance on fertility preservation in Ho...

    Authors: Suet Ying YEUNG, Elaine Yee Lee Ng, Terence Tzu Hsi LAO, Tin Chiu Li and Jacqueline Pui Wah CHUNG

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:86

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  3. The aim of this study was to examine associations between exposure to violence, quality of life, and psychological distress. Women aged 19–54 years who had been exposed to violence by someone in a close relati...

    Authors: Tomomi Hisasue, Marie Kruse, Jani Raitanen, Eija Paavilainen and Pekka Rissanen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:85

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Fertility, in addition to the biomedical aspect, is phenomena of social, economic and demographic changes. Social network were considered for understanding fertility behaviors and changes in the levels of fert...

    Authors: Mojgan Firouzbakht, Aram Tirgar, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Fatemeh Bakouei, Mohammad Esmaeil Riahi and Maryam Nikpour

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:83

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a gynecological condition resulting from pelvic floor dysfunction in women. The objective of this study is to estimate “the prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse” associated factor...

    Authors: Abdul Hakeem Jokhio, Raheela Mohsin Rizvi and Christine MacArthur

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:82

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a common practice in developing countries, including the UAE, and presents a major health problem.

    Authors: Shamsa Al Awar, Moamar Al-Jefout, Nawal Osman, Zuhur Balayah, Nourah Al Kindi and Teodora Ucenic

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:79

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Preventing unintended pregnancies among women living with HIV is important for improving maternal and child health outcomes. Despite multiple contacts between postpartum women and healthcare providers at healt...

    Authors: Andrew K. Tusubira, Simon Peter Sebina Kibira and Fredrick Edward Makumbi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:78

    Content type: Research article

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  8. According to recent studies, the number of women drug users is dramatically increasing. However, the information on the issue of drug rehab in women is not sufficient, and there are numerous traditional, organ...

    Authors: Zahra Boroumandfar, Masoud Kianpour and Maryam Afshari

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:77

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Congenital genital tract outflow obstruction may occur at different levels and with different clinical presentations. Winter syndrome was first described in 1968 as an association of renal, genital and middle ...

    Authors: Aziz Slaoui, Sarah Talib, Abdelali Kallali, Mariem Rouijel and Aziz Baydada

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:76

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Diverticulum, one of the long-term sequelae of cesarean section, can cause abnormal uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea and chronic pelvic pain. Hysteroscopic resection of diverticula is thought to reduce abnormal ...

    Authors: Hui Shi, Jingyan He, Yunhe Gao, Shuang Qin, Jiaying Fan, Qing Xiao, Kuanrong Li and Huiying Liang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:75

    Content type: Research article

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  11. To reflect on the impact of changing patterns of delayed marriage and reproduction and to seek evidence as to whether menopause is still evolving, characteristics of the menopause transition were investigated ...

    Authors: Shirley Chan, Alyssa Gomes and Rama Shankar Singh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:74

    Content type: Research article

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  12. This study aims to evaluate: 1) the prevalence of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) in women affected by type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and the control group; 2) the correlation between duration of DM, HbA1C levels ...

    Authors: Virginia Zamponi, Rossella Mazzilli, Olimpia Bitterman, Soraya Olana, Cristina Iorio, Camilla Festa, Chiara Giuliani, Fernando Mazzilli and Angela Napoli

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:73

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The association between socioeconomic level and reproductive factors has been widely studied. For example, it is well known that women with lower socioeconomic status (SES) tend to have more children, the age ...

    Authors: Inés Gómez-Acebo, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, Camilo Palazuelos, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Pilar Amiano, Tania Fernández-Villa, Eva Ardanaz, Claudia Suarez-Calleja, Juan Alguacil, Ana Molina-Barceló, José J. Jiménez-Moleón, Jessica Alonso Molero, Aina Roca-Barceló, María-Dolores Chirlaque, José Pedro Fernández Vázquez…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:72

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  14. Pro-health behaviours aim at disease prevention, recovery from an illness and maintenance of good health in a physical, mental and social sphere. The study had two main objectives: (a) to analyse health behavi...

    Authors: Anna B. Pilewska-Kozak, Klaudia Pałucka, Celina Łepecka-Klusek, Grażyna Stadnicka, Krzysztof Jurek and Beata B. Dobrowolska

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:71

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  15. In Ethiopia, cervical cancer is the second most frequent cancer among women aged 15 to 44 years old. Cervical cancer screening is an effective measure to enhance the early detection of cervical cancer for prev...

    Authors: Abebe Belete Woldetsadik, Abebe Feyissa Amhare, Sintayehu Tsegaye Bitew, Leilei Pei, Jian Lei and Jing Han

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:70

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Vitamin E, which is critically important in the whole process of reproduction, can antagonize the oxidative stress caused by the oxygen free radicals and antioxidant imbalance and regulate normal physiological...

    Authors: Jie Chen, Qian Guo, Ying-hao Pei, Qing-ling Ren, Lei Chi, Rong-kui Hu and Yong Tan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:69

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder affecting about 10% of women in reproductive age and associated with a variety of hormonal abnormalities, including hyperandrogenemia and infertility, ...

    Authors: Hussain H. Almalki, Turki M. Alshibani, Abdullah A. Alhifany and Omar A. Almohammed

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:68

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Contraceptive utilization is a guarantee to avert unwanted pregnancies. In Ethiopia however, more than half of the rural women have shorter birth intervals. Consequently, 17 and 8% of the births have been eith...

    Authors: Terefe Derso, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Mezgebu Yitayal, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Kassahun Alemu, Getu Debalkie Demissie, Haileab Fekadu Wolde, Endalkachew Dellie, Telake Azale, Bisrat Misganaw, Adane Kebede, Destaw Fetene, Tsegaye Gebremdhin and Asmamaw Atnafu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:67

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Müllerianosis is a very rare neoplasm composed of two or three Müllerian derived tissues (endosalpinx, endometrium and endocervix). We report the first case of concurrent müllerianosis of the urinary bladder a...

    Authors: Syu Jhang, Marcelo Chen and Li-Chen Chen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:66

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Cervical cancer is the most common type of cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, and it is also the cancer disease that most women die from. The high mortality rate is partly due to low attendance rates to screening s...

    Authors: Aleksandra Bakiewicz, Vibeke Rasch, Julius Mwaiselage and Ditte S. Linde

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:65

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Impaired sleep is common in menopausal women. The aim was to examine associations between uses of systemic menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and sleep disturbance in a large population sample.

    Authors: Randi Andenæs, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Nina Misvær, Lis Ribu, Ingvild Vistad and Sølvi Helseth

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:64

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Tobacco use is the number one cause of death and disability of women in the United States, and our women Veteran population is disproportionately affected. Despite revisions to the Veterans Affairs’ approach t...

    Authors: Kristin M. Berg, Stephanie J. Gruber and Douglas E. Jorenby

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:63

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common condition in reproductive-age women and is known to be positively associated with risk of acquisition of sexually transmitted infections (STI) such as chlamydia and gonorrh...

    Authors: Melinda B. Nye, Ayla B. Harris, Amanda J. Pherson and Charles P. Cartwright

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:62

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  24. Modern contraceptive methods enable couples to enjoy sexual intercourse without fear of the risk of pregnancy at any desired time. The evidence from different studies done in Ethiopia on modern contraceptive m...

    Authors: Mamo Nigatu Gebre and Zerihun Kura Edossa

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:61

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Cervical cancer remains a global health problem especially in remote areas of developing countries which have limited resources for cervical cancer screening. In this study, we evaluated the performance of a l...

    Authors: Ali Naqvi, Niti Manglik, Ellen Dudrey, Cynthia Perry, Zuber D. Mulla and Jorge L. Cervantes

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:60

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Water-pipe smoking is the most common type of tobacco used among Iranian women. The aim of this study was to explain women’s perceptions of their intention for quitting water-pipe smoking based on the theory o...

    Authors: Leila Sabzmakan, Fatemeh Eslami, Shirin Shahbazi Sighaldeh and Nkeonye Judith Izuka

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:59

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Despite Guatemala’s large indigenous population, indigenous health is often neglected in reported health data and interventions. Although this data is limited in scope, it shows that indigenous people have poo...

    Authors: Noor Tasnim, Emma M. Heneine, Casey M. MacDermod, Maria L. Perez and David L. Boyd

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:58

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  28. Despite availability of modern contraceptive methods and documented unmet need for family planning in Ghana, many women still report forgoing modern contraceptive use due to anticipated side effects. The goal ...

    Authors: Leah A. Schrumpf, Maya J. Stephens, Nathaniel E. Nsarko, Eric Akosah, Joy Noel Baumgartner, Seth Ohemeng-Dapaah and Melissa H. Watt

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:57

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Adenomyosis is a benign gynecological condition in which endometrial tissue or endometrial-like tissue develops within the uterine myometrium. Few cases of disseminated intravascular coagulation has been repor...

    Authors: Fuminori Kimura, Akimasa Takahashi, Jun Kitazawa, Fumi Yoshino, Daisuke Katsura, Tsukuru Amano and Takashi Murakami

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:56

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Self-sampling for HPV testing may be a method to increase overall cervical cancer screening rates among Black women, who are underscreened for cervical cancer in parts of the US. The purpose of this study was ...

    Authors: Erika Biederman, Victoria Champion and Gregory Zimet

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:55

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Endometrial sampling for the surveillance of women with Lynch syndrome is an invasive and painful procedure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a less invasive procedure of collecting vit...

    Authors: Jorien M. Woolderink, Geertruida H. De Bock, Bettien M. van Hemel, Erwin Geuken, Harry Hollema, Naomi Werner and Marian J. Mourits

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:54

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  32. This study was conducted to provide evidence on the current status of breast cancer and its incidence trend in Eastern Mediterranean Region during 1998–2019. Also, this study aimed to investigate the associati...

    Authors: Razieh Zahedi, Hossein Molavi Vardanjani, Mohammad Reza Baneshi, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Reza Malekpour Afshar, Roghayeh Ershad Sarabi, Fatemeh Tavakoli and Farzaneh Zolala

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:53

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  33. Acute water intoxication after hysteroscopy is a rare, life-threatening condition, often accompanied with delayed diagnosis owing to masked symptoms because of general anesthesia.

    Authors: Chen-Yi Liao, Chang-Han Lo, Mu-Xian Yu, Wei-Hung Chan, Kuang-yu Wei, Min-Feng Tseng and Chia-Chao Wu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:52

    Content type: Case report

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  34. The role of the mother can be deeply satisfying, but it is associated with many challenges including challenges during the postpartum period that may impede the optimal development of the infant. Therefore, th...

    Authors: Fatemeh Karami Chamgurdani, Jennifer L. Barkin, Khalil Esmaeilpour, Jamileh Malakouti, Massimiliano Buoli and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:51

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Breast cancer is a major life-threatening global public health problem. It is the most common form of cancer in females in many developing countries including Ethiopia. Social networks could change the course ...

    Authors: Rahel Aberaraw, Abdisa Boka, Roza Teshome and Addisu Yeshambel

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:50

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  36. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer that affects women worldwide. It has been and remains the leading cause of cancer mortality among women in Ghana. Despite the fact that cervical cancer is preven...

    Authors: Benedict N. L. Calys-Tagoe, Justice M. K. Aheto, George Mensah, Richard B. Biritwum and Alfred E. Yawson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:49

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Denosumab is a major treatment option for patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis; however, the evidence for its use is lacking. Therefore, in this 24-month retrospective study, we aimed to evaluate the effe...

    Authors: Masaki Kobayashi, Kenjiro Sawada, Akihiko Yoshimura, Misa Yamamoto, Aasa Shimizu, Kotaro Shimura, Naoko Komura, Mayuko Miyamoto, Kyoso Ishida and Tadashi Kimura

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:48

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  38. Child marriage, a marriage that involves someone under the age of 18 years, is a long-standing social issue in Sarawak state, Malaysia. The state has taken several measures to improve situations of inequity fo...

    Authors: Ayako Kohno, Maznah Dahlui, Nik Daliana Nik Farid, Razitasham Safii and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:46

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Previous studies have identified that women living in developed countries have insufficient knowledge of factors which may be contributing to the increasingly high global infertility rates such as maternal age...

    Authors: Emmalee A. Ford, Shaun D. Roman, Eileen A. McLaughlin, Emma L. Beckett and Jessie M. Sutherland

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:45

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Pregnancy provides an opportunity to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors. This study’s aim was to explore the perspectives of pregnant and postpartum women and obstetric providers around behavioral lifestyle c...

    Authors: Manasa S. Ayyala, Janelle W. Coughlin, Lindsay Martin, Janice Henderson, Nneamaka Ezekwe, Jeanne M. Clark, Lawrence J. Appel and Wendy L. Bennett

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:44

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), such as preeclampsia (PE) or the Hemolysis Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelets (HELLP) syndrome are associated with elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks, ...

    Authors: Hella E. C. Muijsers, Olivier W. H. van der Heijden, Karin de Boer, Chantal van Bijsterveldt, Ciska Buijs, Jens Pagels, Peter Tönnies, Susanne Heiden, Nel Roeleveld and Angela H. E. M. Maas

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:41

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. The study was conducted to estimate the prevalence and risk factors of obstetric fistula in the rural area of the south eastern community of India and the training of community health workers for its prevention.

    Authors: Dharitri Swain, Swayam Pragyan Parida, Saubhagya Kumar Jena, Mahasweta Das and Hrushikesh Das

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:40

    Content type: Research article

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  43. To investigate the effectiveness and safety of 3 mg drospirenone and 20 μg ethinyl estradiol tablet (3 mg DRSP/20 μg EE) in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

    Authors: Li Li, Ruiqin Zhang, Jing Zeng, Hu Ke, Xiuhong Peng, Liying Huang, Hongmei Zhang, Zhijing Chen, Tian Tian Li, Qiuxiao Tan, Ying Yang, Xiaofang Li and Xin Li

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:39

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Early diagnosis is a key determinant of breast cancer prognosis and survival. More than half of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage in Ethiopia, and the barriers to early diagnosis in this c...

    Authors: Sefonias Getachew, Aragaw Tesfaw, Mirgissa Kaba, Andreas Wienke, Lesley Taylor, Eva J. Kantelhardt and Adamu Addissie

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:38

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Physiotherapists and midwives in primary healthcare often encounter women with an increased separation between the two rectus abdominis muscle bellies after pregnancy, a so-called increased inter recti distance (...

    Authors: Catharina Gustavsson and Martin Eriksson-Crommert

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:37

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The goal of cervical cancer screening is to identify dysplastic lesions for subsequent excision in order to prevent invasive disease. There is clinical equipoise, on how to best follow women for disease survei...

    Authors: Nicholas Papalia, Amanda Rohla, Selphee Tang, Jill Nation and Gregg Nelson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:34

    Content type: Research article

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