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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. This qualitative study sets to fill a gap in knowledge by exploring the health seeking behaviour of rural women living in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). The existing literature on the oPt has so f...

    Authors: Linda Majaj, Majed Nassar and Manuela De Allegri
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:26
  23. Low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) bear a disproportionate burden of cervical cancer mortality. We aimed to identify what is currently known about barriers to cervical cancer screening among women in LMIC...

    Authors: Z. Petersen, A. Jaca, T. G. Ginindza, G. Maseko, S. Takatshana, P. Ndlovu, N. Zondi, N. Zungu, C. Varghese, G. Hunting, G. Parham, P. Simelela and S. Moyo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:486
  24. 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
  25. Maternal mental health care is a neglected area in low and middle income countries (LAMIC) such as South Africa, where maternal and child health care priorities are focused on reducing maternal and infant mort...

    Authors: Tasneem Kathree, One M Selohilwe, Arvin Bhana and Inge Petersen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2014 14:140
  26. Safer sex negotiation refers to the means through which partners in sexual relationships agree to have intercourse that protects both partners from adverse sexual health outcomes. Evidence is sparse on the soc...

    Authors: Abayomi Folorunso Awoleye, Bola Lukman Solanke, Joseph Ayodeji Kupoluyi and Olufemi Mayowa Adetutu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:411
  27. There is limited national representative evidence on determinants of women’s acceptance of wife-beating especially; community level factors are not investigated in Ethiopia. Thus, this study aimed to assess in...

    Authors: Mastewal Arefaynie, Gedamnesh Bitew, Erkihun Tadesse Amsalu, Bereket Kefale, Amare Muche, Zinabu Fentaw, Reta Dewau, Mequannent Sharew Melaku, Melaku Yalew, Bezawit Adane, Metadel Adane, Muluken Genetu Chanie, Wolde Melese Ayele and Yitayish Damtie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:342
  28. Communities exert stigma on mothers after stillbirth despite their potential to offer social support to the grieving family. Maternal healthcare-seeking behaviors are socially reinforced rendering a social net...

    Authors: Eric Ssegujja, Yusuf Mulumba, Sally Guttmacher and Michelle Andipatin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:352
  29. Ethnic disparity persists despite equal access to health care in Singapore, with Malay-Muslim women having the lowest mammogram uptake rate and highest breast cancer mortality rate. We sought to understand bar...

    Authors: Su-Ann Goh, Jeong Kyu Lee, Wei Yan Seh, Elaine Qiao Ying Ho, Mikael Hartman, Cynthia Chou and Mee Lian Wong
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:383
  30. Policies should emphasize increasing gender equality, improving education at the community level, providing employment opportunities for women, and increasing universal health insurance coverage. These focal poin...

    Authors: Fentanesh Nibret Tiruneh, Kun-Yang Chuang, Peter Austin Morton Ntenda and Ying-Chih Chuang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:109
  31. 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
  32. The association between gynecological diagnoses and their distribution in the health sectors provides benefits in the field of women’s health promotion and in medical and interdisciplinary education, along wit...

    Authors: Adna Thaysa Marcial da Silva, Camila Lohmann Menezes, Edige Felipe de Sousa Santos, Paulo Francisco Ramos Margarido, José Maria Soares Jr, Edmund Chada Baracat, Luiz Carlos de Abreu and Isabel Cristina Esposito Sorpreso
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:8
  33. In Rwanda, women who self-reported in household surveys ever experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) increased from 34 % in 2005 to 56 % in 2010. This coincided with a new constitution and majority-female...

    Authors: Dana R. Thomson, Assiatou B. Bah, Wilson G. Rubanzana and Leon Mutesa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:96
  34. One of the leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity is unsafe abortion. Globally 55.7million of abortions occurred each year between 2010 and 2014. In lower resource countries 24.3 million abortions w...

    Authors: Jamuna Tamrakar Sayami
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:41
  35. Considering the inequalities and the areas of low socioeconomic status in Brazil, access to health services is a challenge and the delay between diagnosis and treatment represents an important factor of worse ...

    Authors: Naidhia Alves Soares Ferreira, Sionara Melo Figueiredo de Carvalho, Vitor Engrácia Valenti, Italla Maria Pinheiro Bezerra, Hermes Melo Teixeira Batista, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Leandro Luongo Matos and Fernando Adami
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:13
  36. Intimate partner violence (IPV) has serious consequences for the physical, psychological, and reproductive and sexual health of women. However, the factors that make women to justify domestic violence against ...

    Authors: David Teye Doku and Kwaku Oppong Asante
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:120
  37. The burden of maternal undernutrition and low birth weight (LBW) incurs enormous economic costs due to their adverse consequences. Women’s empowerment is believed to be one of the key factors for attaining mat...

    Authors: Alamgir Kabir, Md Mahbubur Rashid, Kamal Hossain, Arifuzzaman Khan, Shegufta Shefa Sikder and Heather F. Gidding
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:93
  38. Most women incarcerated in jail are not physically active and do not attend recreation time (rec-time), a time dedicated to being physically active, outside. The purpose of this study was to determine barriers...

    Authors: Ricky Camplain, Heather J. Williamson, Travis A. Pinn, Sara Shuman, Bethany M. Robinson, Maribeth Evans and Crystal Luna
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:239
  39. Women living with HIV (WLWH) report low engagement in health care, missed office visits, and less engagement in the clinical encounter. Strengthening the clinical encounter for WLWH may improve health outcomes...

    Authors: Schenita D. Randolph, Ragan Johnson, Kara McGee, Adaora A. Adimora, Catalina Ramirez, Donald E. Bailey Jr., Lauren Holt, Amie Koch, Jacquelyn M. McMillian-Bohler, Tiarney Ritchwood and Michael V. Relf
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:217
  40. There is increasing recognition of the need to identify risk factors for poor mental health in pregnancy and following birth. In New South Wales, Australia, health policy mandates psychosocial assessment and d...

    Authors: Mellanie Rollans, Virginia Schmied, Lynn Kemp and Tanya Meade
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2013 13:18
  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
  42. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is an important public health issue. Framing studies indicate that how the news media cover public health issues is critical for designing effective health promotion int...

    Authors: Ebenezer Owusu-Addo, Sally B. Owusu-Addo, Ernestina F. Antoh, Yaw A. Sarpong, Kwaku Obeng-Okrah and Grace K. Annan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:129
  43. Disparities in cancer incidence and mortality rates between regions arise due to differences in socioeconomic conditions and in human development factors. The major purpose of this study was to measure the rol...

    Authors: José De Ribamar Pinho-França, Maria Bethânia Da Costa Chein and Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:54
  44. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health issue that affects one in three women globally and a similarly large number of women in Nepal. Although important policy and programmatic steps ha...

    Authors: Cari Jo Clark, Gemma Ferguson, Binita Shrestha, Prabin Nanicha Shrestha, Brian Batayeh, Irina Bergenfeld, Stella Chang and Susi McGhee
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:20
  45. Globally, women face many barriers in the attainment of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Since 2002, the legalisation of abortion in Nepal has seen significant progress in the expansion of saf...

    Authors: Claire Rogers, Sabitri Sapkota, Anita Tako and Jaya A. R. Dantas
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:40
  46. Despite the existence of an abortion law and a safe abortion policy in Ghana, the Ghana Statistical Service found that 15% of all women in the reproductive age group (15–49 years) have practiced unsafe abortio...

    Authors: Confidence Alorse Atakro, Stella Boatemaa Addo, Janet Sintim Aboagye, Awube Menlah, Isabella Garti, Kwaku Gyimah Amoa-Gyarteng, Theresa Sarpong, Peter Adatara, Kwasi Junior Kumah, Bernard Bediako Asare, Ami Korkor Mensah, Squiter Hans Lutterodt and George Sedinam Boni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:60

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