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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. In this study, we evaluated health, social inequalities and risk to gender violence of women living in a disadvantaged degraded suburb of Rome Metropolitan City, during COVID-19 pandemic.

    Authors: Suleika Urbano, Elisabetta Gobbi, Valeria Florio, Aurelia Rughetti and Lucia Ercoli
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:434
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. The unmet need for family planning has been a public health concern in developing countries, especially in the south-east region. In India, the expanding roles of women has led to a growing need for family pla...

    Authors: Sushree Nibedita Panda, Manish Barik, Ardhendu Sekhar Acharya, Srikanta Kanungo and Sanghamitra Pati
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:318
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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

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