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  1. The surgical treatment of breast cancer involves various psychological consequences, which differ according to individual characteristics. Our study aimed to identify the role that cognitive schemas had in tri...

    Authors: Ana Cristina Bredicean, Zorin Crăiniceanu, Cristina Oprean, Ioana Alexandra Riviș, Ion Papavă, Ica Secoșan, Mirela Frandeș, Cătălina Giurgi-Oncu and Daciana Grujic

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:32

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Preconception care is a set of interventions that are to be provided before pregnancy, to promrote the health and well-being of womwen and couples .

    Authors: Daniel Belema Fekene, Benyam Seifu Woldeyes, Maru Mossisa Erena and Getu Alemu Demisse

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:30

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Though modern contraceptive use among married women in Nepal has increased from 26% in 1996 to 43% in 2016, it remains low among postpartum women. Integration of counselling on family planning (FP) at the time...

    Authors: Mahesh C. Puri, Matthew Moroni, Erin Pearson, Elina Pradhan and Iqbal H. Shah

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:29

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Menopause is associated with changes in sexual function which are partly due to vaginal atrophy in response to estrogen reduction. Estrogen administration temporarily reduces the symptoms of vaginal dryness, b...

    Authors: Zinat Sarebani, Zainab Alimoradi, Ehsan Aali, Monirsadat Mirzadeh, Venus Chegini, Mohammadreza Abbaspour and Mark D. Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:27

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. Mother to child transmission is responsible for 90% of child infection with human immune deficiency virus (HIV). Dual contraceptive use is one of the best actions to prevent mother’s human immune deficiency vi...

    Authors: Fewuze Abay, Hedija Yenus Yeshita, Fantahun Ayenew Mekonnen and Mekonnen Sisay

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:26

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Domestic violence (DV) has become a global burden. The high occurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV) across the globe has implications for the socioeconomic wellbeing and health of children and women.

    Authors: Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw and Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Pictorial blood loss assessment charts (PBACs) represent the most widely used method to assess menstrual blood loss (MBL) in clinical trials. The aims of this review were to: (1) determine the diagnostic accur...

    Authors: Julia L. Magnay, Shaughn O’Brien, Christoph Gerlinger and Christian Seitz

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:24

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Little is known about the ocular surface changes over the menstrual cycle in young women and the interactions with lifestyle factors. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the associations betwee...

    Authors: Luisa H. Colorado, Katie Edwards, Lynne Dinh, Sarah Ha, Danica Liu, Annie Luu, Shona Trang, Tina H. Yu-Ting and Katrina L. Schmid

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:23

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The Dominican Republic (DR) ranks among nations with the highest burden of HIV in the Caribbean. Cultural and gender roles in rural areas of the DR may place women at increased HIV risk. However, little is kno...

    Authors: Madeline C. Montgomery, Zachary Alholm, Alexi Almonte, Kevin J. Sykes, Gregory Rudolph, Brandon Cusick, Laura Castello, Genoviva Sowemimo-Coker, Irene Tang, Sarah Haberlack and Philip A. Chan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:21

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Patients deciding to undergo dilation and evacuation (D&E) or induction abortion for fetal anomalies or complications may be greatly influenced by the counseling they receive. We sought to compare maternal-fet...

    Authors: J. L. Kerns, J. K. Turk, C. M. Corbetta-Rastelli, M. G. Rosenstein, A. B. Caughey and J. E. Steinauer

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:20

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Women’s empowerment is a process wherein females are afforded power over their own lives as well as their participation in the communities and larger societies to which they belong. An important aspect of such...

    Authors: Zahra Kiani, Masoumeh Simbar, Mahrokh Dolatian and Farid Zayeri

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:19

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The aim of this project was to examine the qualitative responses of adult women who had seen the feature-length documentary film ‘Embrace’. In addition, to establish the potential for the documentary to be used a...

    Authors: Zali Yager, Ivanka Prichard and Laura M. Hart

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:18

    Content type: Research article

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  13. To investigate the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT), neoadjuvant endocrine therapy (NET) and neoadjuvant chemoendocrine therapy (NCET) on the tumour response, including pathological complete response...

    Authors: Yaling Wang, Lin He, Yuhua Song, Qian Wu, Haiji Wang, Biyuan Zhang and Xuezhen Ma

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:17

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Healthy aging is particularly important in women, as their life-span is generally longer than men’s, leaving women at higher risk for age-related diseases. Understanding determinants of women’s healthy aging i...

    Authors: Serena Fiacco, Laura Mernone and Ulrike Ehlert

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:16

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The recent focus on increasing access to long-acting reversible contraceptive methods has often overlooked the diverse reasons why women may choose less effective methods even when significant access barriers ...

    Authors: Shelly Kaller, Aisha Mays, Lori Freedman, Cynthia C. Harper and M. Antonia Biggs

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:15

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Women of childbearing age are vulnerable to weight gain. This scoping review examines the extent and range of research undertaken to evaluate behavioral interventions to support women of childbearing age to pr...

    Authors: Melinda J. Hutchesson, Mette de Jonge Mulock Houwer, Hannah M. Brown, Siew Lim, Lisa J. Moran, Lisa Vincze, Megan E. Rollo and Jenna L. Hollis

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:14

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Most neonatal, infant, and child deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV) is highest in the world. Despite these facts, research regarding wh...

    Authors: Peter Memiah, Tristi Bond, Yvonne Opanga, Caroline Kingori, Courtney Cook, Michelle Mwangi, Nyawira Gitahi-Kamau, Deus Mubangizi and Kevin Owuor

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:10

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Large scale public investment in family welfare programme has made female sterilization a free service in public health centers in India. Besides, it also provides financial compensation to acceptors. Despite ...

    Authors: Sanjay K. Mohanty, Suyash Mishra, Sayantani Chatterjee and Niranjan Saggurti

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:13

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In the literature under review there are about 300 reported cases of vaginal leiomyomas with none from Cameroon. We report a case of vaginal leiomyoma and highlight the diagnostic challenges faced at the Doual...

    Authors: Thomas Obinchemti Egbe, Fidelia Mbi Kobenge, Junette Arlette Mbengono Metogo, Emmanuella Manka’a Wankie, Paul N. Tolefac and Eugene Belley-Priso

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:12

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Childbirth is a major risk factor for urinary incontinence (UI). As a result, pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is commonly recommended during and after pregnancy to prevent the onset of UI. PFMT is often cl...

    Authors: Aileen Grant and Sinead Currie

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:9

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Uganda’s fertility was almost unchanging until the year 2006 when some reductions became visible. Compared to age at first marriage and contraceptive use, age at sexual debut and family size preferences are ra...

    Authors: Paulino Ariho and Allen Kabagenyi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:8

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Young women in sub-Saharan Africa remain at the epicentre of the HIV epidemic, with surveillance data indicating persistent high levels of HIV incidence. In South Africa, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW...

    Authors: Gavin George, Cherie Cawood, Adrian Puren, David Khanyile, Annette Gerritsen, Kaymarlin Govender, Sean Beckett, Mary Glenshaw, Karidia Diallo, Kassahun Ayalew, Andrew Gibbs, Tarylee Reddy, Lorna Madurai, Tendesayi Kufa-Chakezha and Ayesha B. M. Kharsany

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:7

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Prior research has shown that a small proportion of U.S. women attempt to self-manage their abortion. The objective of this study is to describe Texas women’s motivations for and experiences with attempts to s...

    Authors: Liza Fuentes, Sarah Baum, Brianna Keefe-Oates, Kari White, Kristine Hopkins, Joseph Potter and Daniel Grossman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:6

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Primary dysmenorrhea is defined as a crampy pain in the lower abdomen before or during the menstrual period in the absence of any pelvic pathology. It is the leading motherhood problem worldwide but there is l...

    Authors: Abere Woretaw Azagew, Destaye Guadie Kassie and Tarkie Abebe Walle

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:5

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The current study is aimed to assess menstruation-related knowledge and practices of adolescent females visiting a public health care institute of Quetta city, Pakistan.

    Authors: Judy Michael, Qaiser Iqbal, Sajjad Haider, Adnan Khalid, Naheed Haque, Rabia Ishaq, Fahad Saleem, Mohamed Azmi Hassali and Mohammad Bashaar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:4

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Endometriosis is a chronic, painful, and inflammatory disease characterized by extra-uterine growth of endometrial tissues. Increased angiogenesis and resistance to apoptosis have been suggested to be involved...

    Authors: Ali-Akbar Delbandi, Mahmoud Mahmoudi, Adel Shervin, Sahel Heidari, Roya Kolahdouz-Mohammadi and Amir-Hassan Zarnani

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:3

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Implanon is one of the cost - effective long acting reversible contraceptive methods used for spacing and limiting births in Ethiopia. Despite the scaling up initiative undertaken by the Ethiopian Government, ...

    Authors: Mesfin Mamo Utaile, Mesfin Kote Debere, Etsehiwot Tilahun Nida, Dube Jara Boneya and Amsale Tekle Ergano

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:2

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Unmet need for family planning in Oromia region was very high (28.9%) compared to other regions in Ethiopia. To address problems associated with unmet need for family planning locally available evidences are e...

    Authors: Tesfaye Solomon, Mamo Nigatu, Tsegaye Tewelde Gebrehiwot and Biniam Getachew

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:170

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Endometriosis is defined as a chronic inflammatory disease. Recent studies have shown that increased coagulation parameters including fibrinogen and platelets are associated with endometriosis. The objective o...

    Authors: Shaojie Ding, Qiao Lin, Tianhong Zhu, Tiantian Li, Libo Zhu, Jianzhang Wang and Xinmei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:169

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Although Sudan has one of the highest prevalence of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), there have been shifts in e practice. These shifts include a reduction in the prevalence among younger age coho...

    Authors: Nafisa Bedri, Huda Sherfi, Ghada Rudwan, Sara Elhadi, Caroline Kabiru and Wafaa Amin

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:168

    Content type: Research article

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  31. There is evidence showing the effectiveness of a hypocaloric diet and the increase in physical activity on weight loss. However, the combined role of these factors, not only on weight loss but also body compos...

    Authors: A. Hernández-Reyes, F. Cámara-Martos, R. Molina-Luque, M. Romero-Saldaña, G. Molina-Recio and R. Moreno-Rojas

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:167

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Mothers’ capability for childcare and compatibility with the maternal role represent important challenges in postpartum care. Given the significance of evaluating maternal functioning, and the lack of adequate...

    Authors: Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Jennifer L. Barkin, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Fatemeh Karami and Solmaz Ghanbari-Homayi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:166

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Reliable contraception enables women and men to plan their family sizes and avoid unintended pregnancies, which can cause distress and anxiety, but also increase maternal mortality. This study explored potenti...

    Authors: Bettina Böttcher, Mysoon Abu-El-Noor and Nasser Abu-El-Noor

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:165

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Research indicates that young women are being exposed to increasing pressures to remove pubic hair from their bodies, which has the potential for both negative physical and psychological consequences. Women’s ...

    Authors: Patricia Obst, Katherine White and Ebony Matthews

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:164

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Informal street traders are exposed on a daily basis to traffic emissions and biomass fuel smoke containing a variety of pollutants. These exposures are likely to place the female traders at increased risk for...

    Authors: Sujatha Hariparsad and Rajen N. Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:163

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Although an opportunistic approach of cervical cancer screening strategy had been implemented in Ethiopia, utilization of screening services among women is still low, accounted < 1%. We hypothesize that commer...

    Authors: Bekele Atinafu Muluneh, Desta Debalkie Atnafu and Belaynew Wassie

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:162

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Marginalized groups, such as nomadic populations across the world, have perhaps the least access to modern reproductive health (RH) services. This scoping review aims to identify barriers to access to RH servi...

    Authors: Moazzam Ali, Joanna Paula Cordero, Faria Khan and Rachel Folz

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:161

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In postmenopausal women with established cardiovascular disease (CVD), it is unknown whether a history of pregnancy complications are related to multisite artery disease (MSAD), defined as atherosclerotic lesi...

    Authors: Elin Täufer Cederlöf, Nina Johnston, Jerzy Leppert, Pär Hedberg, Bertil Lindahl and Christina Christersson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:160

    Content type: Research article

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  39. To examine the relationship between treatment outcome, as measured according to change in alcohol consumption, and a history of childhood abuse (emotional, physical, sexual) in socially stable women undergoing...

    Authors: Fides Schückher, Tabita Sellin, Ingemar Engström and Kristina Berglund

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:159

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Despite a variety of contraceptives being available for women in South Africa, a considerable number of adolescent girls and young women still face challenges in using them. This paper examines socio-demograph...

    Authors: L. Makola, L. Mlangeni, M. Mabaso, B. Chibi, Z. Sokhela, Z. Silimfe, L. Seutlwadi, D. Naidoo, S. Khumalo, A. Mncadi and K. Zuma

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:158

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Gendered disparities in health care delivery and outcomes are an international problem. Patient-centred care (PCC) improves patient and health system outcomes, and is widely advocated to reduce inequities. The...

    Authors: Anna R. Gagliardi, Bryanna B. Nyhof, Sheila Dunn, Sherry L. Grace, Courtney Green, Donna E. Stewart and Frances C. Wright

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:156

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The abortion law in Uruguay changed in 2012 to allow first trimester abortion on request. Implementation of the law in Uruguay has been lauded, but barriers to care, including abortion stigma, remain. This stu...

    Authors: Shelly Makleff, Ana Labandera, Fernanda Chiribao, Jennifer Friedman, Roosbelinda Cardenas, Eleuthera Sa and Sarah E. Baum

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:155

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) are associated with sexual dysfunction and a lower likelihood of sexual activity in the postpartum period. The aim of the present study was to compare coital resumptio...

    Authors: Sònia Anglès-Acedo, Cristina Ros-Cerro, Sílvia Escura-Sancho, Núria Elías-Santo-Domingo, M. José Palau-Pascual and Montserrat Espuña-Pons

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:154

    Content type: Research article

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  44. While the literature on healthcare decision-making has long focused on doctor-patient interaction, fertility treatment is an exception, characterized by a triangular interplay between the doctor, the woman and...

    Authors: Celia Hoi Yan Chan, Bobo Hi Po Lau, Michelle Yi Jun Tam and Ernest Hung Yu Ng

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:153

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Young mothers face mental health challenges during and after pregnancy including increased rates of depression compared to older mothers. While the prevention of teenage pregnancy in countries such as the Unit...

    Authors: Grace Lucas, Ellinor K. Olander, Susan Ayers and Debra Salmon

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:152

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Body temperature is a common method in menstrual cycle phase tracking because of its biphasic form. In ambulatory studies, different skin temperatures have proven to follow a similar pattern. The aim of this p...

    Authors: Anna Maijala, Hannu Kinnunen, Heli Koskimäki, Timo Jämsä and Maarit Kangas

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:150

    Content type: Technical advance

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