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

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  1. Women’s health has historically lacked investment in research and development. Technologies that enhance women’s health (‘FemTech’) could contribute to improving this. However, there has been little work to un...

    Authors: Sharon Dixon, Sabrina Keating, Abigail McNiven, George Edwards, Philip Turner, Camilla Knox-Peebles, Neda Taghinejadi, Katy Vincent, Olivia James and Gail Hayward
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:667
  2. 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
  3. National estimates of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) and serious mental illness (SMI) among delivering women over time, as well as associated outcomes and costs, are lacking. The prevalence of per...

    Authors: Kimberly McKee, Lindsay K. Admon, Tyler N. A. Winkelman, Maria Muzik, Stephanie Hall, Vanessa K. Dalton and Kara Zivin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:150
  4. Current measures of reproductive health care quality, such as rates of “unintended” pregnancies, neglect to incorporate patients’ desires and center their reproductive autonomy. This study explores patients’ p...

    Authors: Meredith G. Manze, Silpa Srinivasulu and Heidi E. Jones
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:647
  5. Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) causes non-cyclical pelvic pain, period pain, fatigue and other painful symptoms. Current medical and surgical management strategies are often not sufficient to manage these symptoms ...

    Authors: Astha Malik, Justin Sinclair, Cecilia H. M. Ng, Caroline A. Smith, Jason Abbott and Mike Armour
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:37
  6. There is currently no information on how caregivers for women diagnosed with cervical cancer in Guatemala, particularly daughters, are affected by their supportive role. This study’s objective was to describe ...

    Authors: Hallie Dau, Anna Gottschlich, Lynn Metz, Natalia Pineda, Andres Pineda, Christian S. Alvarez, Kristin Bevliacqua, Carlos Mendoza-Montano, Gina Ogilvie, Alvaro Rivera-Andrade, Eduardo Gharzouzi and Rafael Meza
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:142
  7. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is defined as any procedure that involves damage to the female external genitalia. This practice is majorly prevalent in Sudan, as it is estimated that over 12 million Sudanese ...

    Authors: Lina Hemmeda, Lena Anwer, Marwa Abbas, Lina Elfaki, Maram Omer, Maab Khalid, Mushrega Hassan, Mihrab Mostafa, Lina Hamza, Maab Mahmoud, Maram Mohamed Osman, Mozan Mohamed, Lamees Bakheet and Alaa T. Omer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:11
  8. There is a need for a standardized way to measure person-centered care for abortion. This study developed and validated a measure of person-centered abortion care.

    Authors: May Sudhinaraset, Amanda Landrian, Patience A. Afulani, Beth Phillips, Nadia Diamond-Smith and Sun Cotter
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:208
  9. The quality of contraceptive counseling information received by prospective clients of family planning services can greatly influence both the uptake and continued use of contraceptives. Therefore, an understa...

    Authors: Quraish Sserwanja, Lilian Nuwabaine, Kassim Kamara and Milton W. Musaba
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:266
  10. In Rwanda, nearly a third of contraceptive users discontinue within the first year of use. Family planning programs often focus more on recruitment of new users as opposed to maintaining use among current user...

    Authors: Hilary Schwandt, Angel Boulware, Julia Corey, Ana Herrera, Ethan Hudler, Claudette Imbabazi, Ilia King, Jessica Linus, Innocent Manzi, Madelyn Merritt, Lyn Mezier, Abigail Miller, Haley Morris, Dieudonne Musemakweli, Uwase Musekura, Divine Mutuyimana…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:361
  11. Owing to improved management of HIV and its associated opportunistic infections, many HIV-positive persons of reproductive age are choosing to exercise their right of parenthood. This study explored the knowle...

    Authors: Amos Kankponang Laar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:13
  12. The World Health Organization recommends that programs that seek to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes actively involve men during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. However, there is little evid...

    Authors: Anastasia J. Gage, Francine E. Wood, Madeline Woo and Rianne Gay
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:460
  13. Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable with appropriate and timely screening. In Ontario, Canada, South Asian, Middle Eastern and North African women have some of the lowest rates of screening and a su...

    Authors: Kimberly Devotta, Mandana Vahabi, Vijayshree Prakash and Aisha Lofters
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:36
  14. There is unmet need for family planning in Rwanda. We previously developed an evidence-based couples’ family planning counseling (C)FPC program in the capital city that combines: (1) fertility goal-based famil...

    Authors: Amelia Mazzei, Rosine Ingabire, Etienne Karita, Jeannine Mukamuyango, Julien Nyombayire, Rachel Parker, Amanda Tichacek, Susan Allen and Kristin M. Wall
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:411
  15. Disparities in sleep duration are a modifiable contributor to increased risk for cardiometabolic disorders in communities of color. We examined the prevalence of short sleep duration and interest in improving ...

    Authors: Sara E. Simonsen, Grant R. Sunada, Kathleen Digre, Louisa A. Stark, Valentine Mukundente, Ed Napia, Fahina Tavake-Pasi, Jeannette Villalta, Doriena Lee, France Davis, Ana Sanchez-Birkhead, B. Heather Brown and Kelly G. Baron
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:188
  16. 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
  17. Women living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are rarely addressed in research and may be overrepresented within key populations requiring additional support to access HCV care and treatment. We constructed the H...

    Authors: Margo E. Pearce, Sofia R. Bartlett, Amanda Yu, Jess Lamb, Cheryl Reitz, Stanley Wong, Maria Alvarez, Mawuena Binka, Héctor Velásquez Garcia, Dahn Jeong, Emilia Clementi, Prince Adu, Hasina Samji, Jason Wong, Jane Buxton, Eric Yoshida…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:330
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death among Peruvian women. Barriers at multiple levels impact effective screening and treatment, including a lack of knowledge about cervical cancer and how regular scree...

    Authors: Thomas T. Miles, Amy R. Riley-Powell, Gwenyth O. Lee, Esther E. Gotlieb, Gabriela C. Barth, Emma Q. Tran, Katherine Ortiz, Cynthia Anticona Huaynate, Lilia Cabrera, Patti E. Gravitt, Richard A. Oberhelman and Valerie A. Paz-Soldan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:168
  21. Cervical cancer is the most preventable and ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological cancer. However, in the world, there are disparities in health care performances resulting in differences in the burd...

    Authors: Mohammadreza Azangou-Khyavy, Erfan Ghasemi, Negar Rezaei, Javad Khanali, Ali-Asghar Kolahi, Mohammad-Reza Malekpour, Mahsa Heidari‐Foroozan, Maryam Nasserinejad, Esmaeil Mohammadi, Mohsen Abbasi-Kangevari, Seyyed-Hadi Ghamari, Narges Ebrahimi, Sogol Koolaji, Mina Khosravifar, Sahar Mohammadi Fateh, Bagher Larijani…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:69
  22. Breast and cervical cancers constitute the two leading causes of cancer deaths among women in Ghana. This study examined breast and cervical screening practices among adult and older women in Ghana.

    Authors: Martin Amogre Ayanore, Martin Adjuik, Asiwome Ameko, Nuworza Kugbey, Robert Asampong, Derrick Mensah, Robert Kaba Alhassan, Agani Afaya, Mark Aviisah, Emmanuel Manu and Francis Zotor
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:158
  23. Gender discrimination is any unequal treatment of a person based on their sex. Women and girls are most likely to experience the negative impact of gender discrimination. The aim of this study is to assess the...

    Authors: Tazeen Saeed Ali, Shahnaz Shahid Ali, Sanober Nadeem, Zahid Memon, Sajid Soofi, Falak Madhani, Yasmin Karim, Shah Mohammad and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:540
  24. The period of youth is important for the foundation of healthy and stable relationships, women’s health and well-being. Youth women face a higher risk of experiencing violence than older women. Intimate partne...

    Authors: Nuhamin Tesfa Tsega, Daniel Gashaneh Belay, Fantu Mamo Aragaw, Melaku Hunie Asratie, Moges Gashaw and Mastewal Endalew
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:549
  25. Children and women in urban informal settlements have fewer choices to access quality maternal and newborn health care. Many facilities serving these communities are under-resourced and staffed by fewer provid...

    Authors: Charity Ndwiga, Timothy Abuya, Chantalle Okondo, Sharon Akinyi, Anneka Wickramanayake and Charlotte E. Warren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:580
  26. Women with an undetectable viral load can become pregnant and have children with no risk of HIV transmission to their sexual partners and low risk of transmission to their infants. Contemporary pregnancy inten...

    Authors: Lashanda Skerritt, Angela Kaida, Nadia O’Brien, Ann N. Burchell, Gillian Bartlett, Édénia Savoie, Isabelle Boucoiran, Rebecca Gormley, Mary Kestler, Deborah Money, Mona Loutfy and Alexandra de Pokomandy
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:350
  27. Despite the observed decrease in female genital mutilation (FGM) prevalence, it is increasingly being medicalized. We examined the attitudes of both parents towards the FGM practice in Egypt, and highlighted t...

    Authors: Mirette Aziz, Omaima Elgibaly and Fatma Elzahraa Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:259
  28. Back pain (BP) is among the most common musculoskeletal problems globally and is a leading contributor to disability among adults. Millions of women especially those in low-income settings, engage in strenuous...

    Authors: Abisola Osinuga, Chelsea Hicks, Segun E. Ibitoye, Marin Schweizer, Nathan B. Fethke and Kelly K. Baker
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:150
  29. 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
  30. Although there are calls for women’s empowerment and gender equity globally, there are still large disparities regarding...

    Authors: Idayu Badilla Idris, Amy Azira Hamis, Ayuzeity Bistari Md Bukhori, David Chan Chee Hoong, Hakimah Yusop, Muhammad Al-Amin Shaharuddin, Nazmeen Adline Fawwazah A. Fauzi and Thinakaran Kandayah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:643
  31. The Compassionate Care Benefit was implemented in Canada in 2004 to support employed informal caregivers, the majority of which we know are women given the gendered nature of caregiving. In order to examine ho...

    Authors: Sarah Dykeman and Allison M Williams
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:60
  32. This study offers voice to young adolescent women with cerebral palsy (CP) in Bangladesh as they describe their menstrual experiences and needs, and their mothers providing menstrual support.

    Authors: R. Power, K. Wiley, M. Muhit, E. Heanoy, T. Karim, N. Badawi and G. Khandaker
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:160
  33. In 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) strengthened its disability claims processes for military sexual trauma, hoping to reduce gender differences in initial posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) dis...

    Authors: Maureen Murdoch, Michele Roxanne Spoont, Nina Aileen Sayer, Shannon Marie Kehle-Forbes and Siamak Noorbaloochi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:70
  34. Despite efforts to increase cervical cancer screening access in rural Bolivia, uptake remains low. Bolivia has one of the highest cervical cancer mortality rates in the Americas. As it redoubles efforts to del...

    Authors: Armando Basagoitia, Sahai Burrowes, Maria Teresa Solis-Soto, Genevieve MacMillan and Sarah Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:359
  35. Successful priority setting is increasingly known to be an important aspect in achieving better family planning, maternal, newborn and child health (FMNCH) outcomes in developing countries. However, far too li...

    Authors: Dereck Chitama, Rob Baltussen, Evert Ketting, Switbert Kamazima, Anna Nswilla and Phares GM Mujinja
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:46
  36. 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
  37. Modern contraceptive refers to “a product or medical procedure that interferes with reproduction from acts of sexual intercourse”. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between residential statu...

    Authors: Anthony Mwinilanaa Tampah-Naah, Elijah Yendaw and Joshua Sumankuuro
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:550
  38. Family planning (FP) interventions have improved the use of modern contraceptives, yet a high unmet need for contraception still exists in South Asia. This systematic review of existing research was conducted ...

    Authors: Zahid Ali Memon, Tahmeena, Syeda Aleena Fazal, Sophie Reale, Rachael Spencer, Zulfiqar Bhutta and Hora Soltani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:13
  39. Though cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death globally, its incidence is nearly entirely preventable. Young people have been an international priority for screening as this popula...

    Authors: Abirami Kirubarajan, Shannon Leung, Xinglin Li, Matthew Yau and Mara Sobel
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:122
  40. Early sexual initiation is a major public health concern globally, specifically in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries where reproductive health care services are limited. It is strongly related to increased r...

    Authors: Tigist Andargie Ferede, Atalay Goshu Muluneh, Alemakef Wagnew and Agmasie Damtew Walle
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:147
  41. Accessing surgical repair poses challenges to women living with female genital fistula who experience intersectional vulnerabilities including poverty, gender, stigma and geography. Barriers to fistula care ha...

    Authors: Pooja Sripad, Elly Arnoff, Charlotte Warren and Vandana Tripathi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:142
  42. 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

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