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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Abortion is highly restricted in Indonesia; self-administered misoprostol can safely induce an abortion. Brick and mortar pharmacies, a common place to purchase misoprostol off-label in other parts of the worl...

    Authors: Ann M. Moore, Jesse Philbin, Iwan Ariawan, Meiwita Budiharsana, Geby Hasanah Jorgy, Zahra Izza Arifa and Akinrinola Bankole
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:333
  8. 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
  9. Approximately half of premenopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer desire to conceive after they finish treatment. Counseling about the risk of infertility prior to cancer treatment has been proven to impr...

    Authors: Ellen Marie Sparidaens, Catharina C. M. Beerendonk, Kathrin Fleischer, Willianne L. D. M. Nelen, Didi D. M. Braat and Rosella P. M. G. Hermens
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:329
  10. Out-of-pocket costs continue to be a barrier to accessing necessary healthcare services, including contraception. We explored how eliminating out-of-pocket cost affects contraceptive method choice among people...

    Authors: Alexandra Gero, Rebecca G. Simmons, Jessica N. Sanders and David K. Turok
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:327
  11. Breast cancer (BC) in women can bring various problems to their marital and family life. Sexual life based on the experiences of the husbands of women diagnosed with BC has not been fully understood. Therefore...

    Authors: Maryam Maleki, Abbas Mardani, Mansour Ghafourifard and Mojtaba Vaismoradi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:326
  12. Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is defined as recurrent or continuous pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis, either non-menstrual or noncyclical, lasting for at least 6 months. There is strong evidence that up to 85% ...

    Authors: Maria Carolina Dalla Vecchia Baltazar, Jéssica Aparecida de Oliveira Russo, Victória De Lucca, Andréia Moreira de Souza Mitidieri, Ana Paula Moreira da Silva, Maria Beatriz Ferreira Gurian, Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto and Júlio César Rosa-e-Silva
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:325
  13. Modern contraceptive use among adolescents is low despite the adverse effects of adolescent pregnancies. Understanding correlates of modern contraceptive use in different settings is key to the design of effec...

    Authors: Quraish Sserwanja, Milton W. Musaba, Linet M. Mutisya and David Mukunya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:324
  14. Violence against women is a significant health and legal problem and has been declared as a health priority by the World Health Organization. The most common type of violence against women is domestic violence...

    Authors: Elham Manouchehri, Vahid Ghavami, Mona Larki, Morteza Saeidi and Robab Latifnejad Roudsari
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:321
  15. Resistance training may be an effective intervention to improve menopausal symptoms and increase women’s quality of life. However, most postmenopausal women do not perform regular resistance training. The purp...

    Authors: Emilia Berin, Anna-Clara Spetz Holm, Mats Hammar, Lotta Lindh-Åstrand and Carina Berterö
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:320
  16. Depression and anxiety have become main public health concerns globally. However, risk factors for depression and anxiety remain unclear. This study was to examine the prevalence and risk factors of depressive...

    Authors: Xueyin Wang, Gengli Zhao, Jiangli Di, Linhong Wang and Xiaosong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:319
  17. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed reproductive organ cancer among women in Ethiopia. Even though breast self-examination (BSE) is shown to be the least expensive, less time-consuming, and non-inva...

    Authors: Bisrat Tewelde, Mulugeta Tamire and Mirgissa Kaba
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:317
  18. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Early detection and intervention are associated with better prognosis and survival. The study aim was to investigate the factors associated with dela...

    Authors: Jien Yen Soh, Maya Mazuwin Yahya, Norsa’adah Bachok, Wan Zainira Wan Zain, Michael Pak-Kai Wong, Zaidi Zakaria, Siti Rahmah Hashim Isa Merican, Mohd Nizam Md Hashim, Wan Mokhzani Wan Mokhter, Rosnelifaizur Ramely, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria and Ikhwan Sani Mohamad
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:316
  19. Patients with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are predisposed to the development of several mental comorbidities such as depression. According to several studies, PCOS can be managed by improving insulin sens...

    Authors: Firoozeh Tarkesh, Bahia Namavar Jahromi, Najmeh Hejazi and Golazin Hoseini
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:315
  20. Cervical cancer diagnosed during pregnancy is a rare event, and data regarding efficacy of cancer treatment during pregnancy is limited. This study aimed to assess the safety of continuation of the pregnancy f...

    Authors: Zuoxi He, Chuan Xie, Xiaorong Qi, Zhengjun Hu and Yuedong He
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:314
  21. Unhealthy dietary patterns are the most important modifiable risk factors for obesity and overweight. This study aimed to examine the relationship between Dietary Phytochemical Index (DPI) and resting metabolic r...

    Authors: Atieh Mirzababaei, Akram Taheri, Niloufar Rasaei, Sanaz Mehranfar, Shahin Jamili, Cain C. T. Clark and Khadijeh Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:313
  22. A number of previous studies have explored international students’ adaptation process with regards to language, lifestyle, food, and environment. However, there have yet been no studies conducted to address th...

    Authors: Asem Alkhatib, Qidi Zhou, Ousman Bajinka, Ratee Pakwan Suwal, James Wiley and Xianhong Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:311
  23. Despite the benefits of cervical cancer (CC) screening to reduce the disease burden, uptake remains limited in developing countries. This study aims to assess the individual and community-level determinants of...

    Authors: Alone Isabirye, Bob Charlestine Elwange, Kavita Singh and Manuela De Allegri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:309
  24. In 2020, the number of new cancer cases was estimated at 20 490 862 worldwide up from 18.1 million in 2018 and 14.1 million in 2012. Since the 2000s, cancer treatments have significantly improved, allowing eit...

    Authors: Béatrice Lognos, Isabelle Boulze-launay, Million Élodie, Gérard Bourrel, Michel Amouyal, Xavier Gocko, Clary Bernard, Grégory Ninot and Agnès Oude Engberink
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:308
  25. Lactation has long term effects on maternal health, but the relationship between lactation and long-term handgrip strength, a marker of musculoskeletal function and healthy aging, has not been explored.

    Authors: Irasema C. Paster, Pi-i D. Lin, Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, Wei Perng, Jorge E. Chavarro and Emily Oken
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:306
  26. Cervical cancer is the most common indication for ovarian transposition in reproductive-age women. Ovarian transposition should be performed in premenopausal women undergoing pelvic irradiation to preserve ova...

    Authors: Alexandros Laios, Mohamed Otify, Argyro Papadopoulou, Ioannis D. Gallos and Thomas Ind
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:305
  27. Early sexual initiation is one of the risky sexual practices. Early sexual beginning is associated with an increased risk of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unexpected pregnancies, unsafe abo...

    Authors: Samuel Hailegebreal, Girma Gilano, Binyam Tariku Seboka, Habile Sidelil, Shekur Mohammed Awol, Yosef Haile, Atsedu Endale Simegn and Firehiwot Haile
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:304
  28. Sex disparities in blood pressure and anthropometry may account for differences in cardiovascular (CV) risk burden with advancing age; modulated by ethnic variability. We explored trajectories of blood pressur...

    Authors: Oluseyi Adegoke, Oluwadamilola O. Ojo, Obianuju B. Ozoh, Ayesha O. Akinkugbe, Ifedayo A. Odeniyi, Babawale T. Bello, Osigwe P. Agabi and Njideka U. Okubadejo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:303
  29. Women heads of households (widows or divorcees) are vulnerable groups in society who face various psychological problems and have less resilience than other women. Therefore, the present study was conducted to...

    Authors: Abdolrahim Asadollahi, Leila Karimpoor, Mohammad Hossein Kaveh and Leila Ghahremani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:302
  30. Even though the Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is outstanding gynecologic problem, most private and asymptomatic nature of the illness makes it the “hidden epidemic.” The aim of this study was to identify the det...

    Authors: Bezabih Terefe Dora, Zemenu Yohannes Kassa, Nebiha Hadra, Bamlaku Birie Tsigie and Hawi Leul Esayas
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:301
  31. There is increasing recognition that prehabilitation is important as a means of preparing patients physically and psychologically for cancer treatment. However, little is understood about the role and optimal ...

    Authors: Rhia Kaur Saggu, Phillip Barlow, John Butler, Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami, Cathy Hughes, Pernilla Lagergren, Alison H. McGregor, Clare Shaw and Mary Wells
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:300
  32. Obstetric violence is an invisible wound which is being distorting the quality of obstetric care. Obstetric Violence, which is an issue spoken and amplified currently as a type of sexual violence and is of ala...

    Authors: Aregahegn Wudneh, Aneleay Cherinet, Mesfin Abebe, Yesuneh Bayisa, Nebiyu Mengistu and Wondwosen Molla
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:299
  33. Breast neoplasm is one of the most common cancers in Iranian women due to the late diagnosis. Awareness of breast neoplasm and using Breast Self-Examination (BSE) assist in the early detection and treatment of...

    Authors: Zahra Karimian, Roya Zare, Nahid Zarifsanaiey and Nasim Salehi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:298
  34. The source of excess androgen can be obscure in postmenopausal women with new-onset hyperandrogenism. If serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) is raised, it is presumed to be of adrenal origin because ...

    Authors: Manilka Sumanatilleke, Nipun Lakshitha de Silva, Gayani Ranaweera, Chinthaka Appuhamy, Kanishka Karunaratne and M. V. Chandu de Silva
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:297
  35. One of the major issues that immigrants, especially Afghan women face, is their self-care disability. This will cause problems in their mental health and quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Fatemeh Abbasi Shovaz, Hassan Zareei Mahmoodabadi and Maryam Salehzadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:296
  36. The Healthy Beverage Index (HBI) is a valuable technique to estimate the synergistic effects of overall beverage consumption. Several studies have evaluated the associations between HBI and beneficial changes ...

    Authors: Niloufar Rasaei, Rasool Ghaffarian-Ensaf, Farideh Shiraseb, Faezeh Abaj, Fatemeh Gholami, Cain C. T. Clark and Khadijeh Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:295
  37. Chlamydia trachomatis infection and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are well-known risk factors for female infertility. But there is limited evidence from China. This study aimed to further explore the associat...

    Authors: Lijun Liu, Changchang Li, Xuewan Sun, Jie Liu, Hepeng Zheng, Bin Yang, Weiming Tang and Cheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:294
  38. Uterine adenomyosis is associated with chronic pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, and infertility. The pathogenesis of adenomyosis is still unclear. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been implicated in severa...

    Authors: Zhengchen Guo, Hua Duan, Sha Wang, Sirui Wang, Qi Lin and Yazhu Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:293
  39. The three-dimensional (3D) printing technology has remarkable potential as an auxiliary tool for representing anatomical structures, facilitating diagnosis and therapy, and enhancing training and teaching in t...

    Authors: Li Wang, Xu-Jiao Chen, Jia-He Liang, Ze-Kai Zhang, Tie-Sheng Cao and Li Zhang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:290

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