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149 result(s) for 'equity' within BMC Women's Health

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  1. BRCA1 and BRCA2 pathogenic variants account for 90% of hereditary breast malignancies, incurring a lifetime breast cancer risk of 85% and 40–45% respectively, in affected individuals. Well-resourced health care s...

    Authors: Udari Apsara Liyanage, Nirmala Dushyanthi Sirisena, Pushpika Chathuranga Deshapriya and Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:636
  2. The French national cancer institute (INCa) conducted a series of studies to assist decision-making in view of the implementation of organised cervical cancer screening that will be launched in 2018. The programm...

    Authors: Sylviane Darquy, Grégoire Moutel, Odile Jullian, Stéphanie Barré and Nathalie Duchange
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:192
  3. Our study provides evidence that students face barriers accessing reproductive healthcare and that SHCs are a trusted and accessible source of this care. SHCs have a key role in increasing health, academic and ge...

    Authors: Cynthia D. Rohrer and Sepideh Modrek
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:84
  4. Uganda has among the highest fertility rates in the world and multi-level barriers contribute to the low contraceptive use.

    Authors: Christine Muhumuza, Katelyn M. Sileo, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Trace S. Kershaw, Haruna Lule, Samuel Sekamatte and Susan M. Kiene
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:545
  5. Migrants are often more vulnerable to health issues compared to host populations, and particularly the women. Therefore, migrant women’s health is important in promoting health equity in society. Participation an...

    Authors: Cecilia Lindsjö, Katarina Sjögren Forss, Christine Kumlien and Margareta Rämgård
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:365
  6. We compared BE coverage in population sub-groups categorised by place of residence, religion, caste/tribal groups, education levels, age, marital status, and employment status in their intersection with economic ...

    Authors: Jyotsna Negi and Devaki Nambiar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:324
  7. There is a considerable dearth of official metrics for women empowerment, which is pivotal to observe universal progress towards Sustainable Development Goals 5, targeting "achieve gender equality and empower ...

    Authors: Maryam Vizheh, Salut Muhidin, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam and Armin Zareiyan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:424
  8. Prior research has shown collective efficacy to be a key determinant of women’s well-being. However, much of the work around measuring this construct has been done in high-income geographies, with very little ...

    Authors: Nabamallika Dehingia, Anvita Dixit, Karen Heskett and Anita Raj
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:129
  9. Economic independence of women was found to be a risk factor for IPV in India, whereas electronic empowerment was a protective factor. In the Indian context, policymakers should make use of mobile phones and supp...

    Authors: Koustuv Dalal, Masuma Yasmin, Heléne Dahlqvist and Gunnar O. Klein
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:510
  10. Despite the increased attention on maternal mortality during recent decades, which has resulted in maternal health being defined as a Millennium Development Goal (MDG), the disability and suffering from obstet...

    Authors: Lilian T Mselle, Karen Marie Moland, Bjørg Evjen-Olsen, Abu Mvungi and Thecla W Kohi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:49
  11. Digital mobile health (mHealth) applications are a popular form of prenatal education and care delivery in the U.S.; yet there are few Spanish language options for native speakers. Furthermore, existing applic...

    Authors: Anabel F. Castillo, Alexander L. Davis and Tamar Krishnamurti
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:386
  12. We used data from 5116 sexually active women who participated in the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey. Women’s sexual empowerment was defined as women’s perception of their right to self-determination and...

    Authors: Kenneth Setorwu Adde, Emmanuel Ayetey Appiah, Franklin N. Glozah and Philip T-N. Tabong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:421
  13. Studies have proven that lack of access to menstruation products negatively affects school attendance, academic performance, and individual health. Implementing “period policies,” or programs offering free men...

    Authors: Meghana Rawat, Allison Novorita, Jaclyn Frank, Stevie Burgett, Risa Cromer, Audrey Ruple and Andrea L. DeMaria
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:351
  14. Today, in developing countries, women's need to be present in urban public spaces and the establishment of everyday social interactions seem to be ignored more than other groups. Therefore, the present study a...

    Authors: Ali Reza Sadeghi, Elahe Sadat Mousavi Sarvine Baghi, Fatemeh Shams and Sina Jangjoo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:163
  15. Violence against girls and young women, mostly those in educational settings, has been gaining increasing attention. School-based gender-based violence represents a serious obstacle. As a result, it would be a...

    Authors: Selamawit Gebrie, Yitbarek Wasihun, Zinet Abegaz and Natnael Kebede
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:513
  16. Over the past decade, there has been growing evidence that women worldwide experience sub-standard care during facility-based childbirth. With this critical review, we synthesize concepts and measurement appro...

    Authors: Stephanie Batram-Zantvoort, Lisa Wandschneider, Oliver Razum and Céline Miani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:530
  17. Women in homelessness face extreme health- and social inequities. It could be postulated that during societal crises, they become even more vulnerable. Thus, the aim was to explore experiences related to the C...

    Authors: Elisabet Mattsson, Marléne Lindblad, Åsa Kneck, Martin Salzmann-Eriksson and Anna Klarare
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:11
  18. Health inequities inhibit global development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. One gendered health area, Menstrual Health & Hygiene (MHH), has received increasing attention in Low- and Middle-...

    Authors: Emily Krusz, Nina Hall, Dani J. Barrington, Sandra Creamer, Wendy Anders, Minnie King, Helen Martin and Julie Hennegan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:146
  19. Access to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in Brazil is marked by immense inequalities in the provision of specialized assistance, which leads patients to seek treatment outside the place of reside...

    Authors: Beatriz Castro de Souza, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Luiz Vinicius de Alcantara Sousa, Erika da Silva Maciel and Fernando Adami
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:137

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Women's Health 2020 20:270

  20. Guidelines are unclear in several areas, particularly in screening. Where clinical guidelines are available, health services research or ongoing monitoring (by provincial/territorial cancer agencies) is needed to...

    Authors: Heather Bryant
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S12

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  21. Telehealth and teleradiology are increasingly used around the world to facilitate health care provision when the health care provider and clients are separated by distance. The BreastScreen Australia Remote Ra...

    Authors: Deborah Smith, Karen Johnston, Karen Carlisle, Rebecca Evans, Robyn Preston, Jessamy Beckett, Danielle Geddes, Helen Naess, Melissa Poole and Sarah Larkins
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:30
  22. Family planning (FP) is an effective strategy to prevent unintended pregnancies of adolescents. We aimed at identifying the socio-demographic factors underlying the low use of contraceptive methods by teenage ...

    Authors: Dieudonné M. Mpunga, Faustin M. Chenge, Thérèse NM. Mambu, Pierre Z. Akilimali, Mala A. Mapatano and Gilbert U. Wembodinga
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:478
  23. Data from the 1993–2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Surveys were used for the study, and we relied on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT) software for the...

    Authors: Ebenezer Agbaglo, Pascal Agbadi, Justice Kanor Tetteh, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Collins Adu and Jerry John Nutor
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:49
  24. Accessibility of health care is an essential for promoting healthy life, preventing diseases and deaths, and enhancing health equity for all. Barriers in accessing health care...

    Authors: Tesfa Sewunet Alamneh, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Yigizie Yeshaw, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Hiwotie Getaneh Ayalew, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema and Misganaw Gebrie Worku
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:130
  25. Previous studies on domestic violence in Indonesia have focused primarily on women’s experiences and little research has been undertaken to understand men’s views on domestic violence or their involvement in t...

    Authors: Elli N Hayati, Maria Emmelin and Malin Eriksson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:58
  26. The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (IUD)—also known as the hormonal IUD—is a highly effective contraceptive method that has not been widely available in the public sector in Zambia. Early introdu...

    Authors: Aurélie Brunie, Megan Lydon, Kayla Stankevitz, Namwinga Chintu, Claire Brennan, Kendal Danna and Kate H. Rademacher
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:178
  27. There is growing recognition of the important role menstrual health plays in achieving health, education, and gender equity. Yet, stigmatisation and taboo remain present...

    Authors: Sara Sánchez López, Dani Jennifer Barrington, Rocio Poveda Bautista and Santiago Moll López
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:161
  28. The study results call for increased efforts to improve access, especially for women of low socio-economic status and intervene at different levels to eradicate discrimination and improve equity in the provision ...

    Authors: Maria Belizan, Edna Maradiaga, Javier Roberti, Maricela Casco-Aguilar, Alison F. Ortez, Juan C. Avila-Flores, Gloria González, Carolina Bustillo, Alejandra Calderón, Harry Bock, María L. Cafferata, Adriano B. Tavares, Jackeline Alger and Moazzam Ali
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:199
  29. Large projects in the extractive industry sector can affect people’s health and wellbeing. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), women’s health is of particular concern in such contexts due to potential...

    Authors: Astrid M. Knoblauch, Mark J. Divall, Milka Owuor, Gertrude Musunka, Anna Pascall, Kennedy Nduna, Harrison Ng’uni, Jürg Utzinger and Mirko S. Winkler
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:62
  30. Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner. Given the considerable negative impacts of intimate partner...

    Authors: Sheila Harvey, Shelley Lees, Gerry Mshana, Daniel Pilger, Christian Hansen, Saidi Kapiga and Charlotte Watts
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:55
  31. Prior cross-sectional research suggests that both men’s and women’s attitudes towards intimate partner violence (IPV) are predictive of women’s IPV experience, although this can vary greatly by context. In gen...

    Authors: Holly Baker Shakya, Beniamino Cislaghi, Paul Fleming, Ruti G. Levtov, Sabrina C. Boyce, Anita Raj and Jay G. Silverman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:180
  32. Compared to their white counterparts, Latina breast cancer survivors experience poorer quality of care and worse health-related quality of life. Limited English proficiency (LEP) and patient engagement in canc...

    Authors: Jackie Bonilla, Cristian Escalera, Jasmine Santoyo-Olsson, Cathy Samayoa, Carmen Ortiz, Anita L. Stewart and Anna María Nápoles
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:59
  33. Persistent low rates of spacing contraceptive use among young wives in rural India have been implicated in ongoing negative maternal, infant and child health outcomes throughout the country. Gender inequity ha...

    Authors: Holly B. Shakya, Anindita Dasgupta, Mohan Ghule, Madhusudana Battala, Niranjan Saggurti, Balaiah Donta, Saritha Nair, Jay Silverman and Anita Raj
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:147
  34. The Philippines has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and recently passed domestic legislation protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of people with disab...

    Authors: Kira Lee, Alexandra Devine, Ma. Jesusa Marco, Jerome Zayas, Liz Gill-Atkinson and Cathy Vaughan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:87
  35. Immigrant women face greater barriers to health care, especially mental health care, than non-immigrant women. However, immigrants are a heterogeneous group and bring with them a range of different personal, s...

    Authors: Melanie L. Straiton, Heloise Marie L. Ledesma and Tam T. Donnelly
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:73
  36. 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
  37. By focusing upon formal sex education programmes, the Mozambican government has significantly enhanced the general health of adolescents and young adults. However, when it comes to contraception, little is kno...

    Authors: Rehana Capurchande, Gily Coene, Ingrid Schockaert, Manuel Macia and Herman Meulemans
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:48
  38. Women's health, traditionally defined, emphasises reproductive and maternal conditions without consideration of social contexts. Advocates urge a broader conceptualisation. The medical literature influences th...

    Authors: Jocalyn P Clark, Georgina D Feldberg and Paula A Rochon
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:5
  39. Transcutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (TTNS) has been used to treat overactive bladder (OAB), however patient experiences and views of this treatment are lacking. The aim of this study was to explore women’s...

    Authors: Ciara M. E. Daly, Lynette Loi, Jo Booth, Dalia Saidan, Karen Guerrero and Veenu Tyagi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:374
  40. A persistent research finding in Finland and elsewhere has been variation in medical practices both between and within countries. Variation seems to exist especially if medical decision making involves discret...

    Authors: Tiina Vikstedt, Martti Arffman, Satu Heliövaara-Peippo, Kristiina Manderbacka, Eeva Reissell and Ilmo Keskimäki
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:242

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