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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS) in Asia and the Middle-East contribute significantly to global maternal and neonatal deaths. This systematic review explored maternal and neonatal health (MNH) se...

    Authors: Saji S. Gopalan, Ashis Das and Natasha Howard
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:20
  27. By focusing upon family planning counselling services, the Mozambican government has significantly enhanced the general health of female and male clients. However, little is known about the experiences of fami...

    Authors: Rehana Capurchande, Gily Coene, Kristien Roelens and Herman Meulemans
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:66
  28. Evidences from various parts of the world reveal that women with disabilities are facing widespread barriers in accessing public services. Service providers and program managers do not grasp the relevance of t...

    Authors: Awol Seid Yimer and Lebitsi Maud Modiba
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:151
  29. Obstetric fistula is a worldwide problem that affects women and girls mostly in Sub Saharan Africa. It is a devastating medical condition consisting of an abnormal opening between the vagina and the bladder or...

    Authors: Lilian T. Mselle and Thecla W. Kohi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:107
  30. Emergency situations, including epidemics, increase incidence of violence against women, especially intimate partner violence (IPV). This paper describes specific scenarios of IPV reported by women during the ...

    Authors: Olufunmilayo I. Fawole, Omowumi O. Okedare and Elizabeth Reed
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:32
  31. HIV infection and its sequelae continue to be a significant challenge among women and their families in developing countries despite the progress that has been made in the prevention and treatment of HIV. This...

    Authors: Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Lillian Mwanri, Karen Hawke, Maria Silvia Merry, Gregorius Abanit Asa and Paul Russell Ward
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:172
  32. Early research suggests the COVID-19 pandemic worsened intimate partner violence (IPV) in the US. In particular, stay-at-home orders and social distancing kept survivors in close proximity to their abusers and...

    Authors: Emma E. Williams, Kaetlyn R. Arant, Valia P. Leifer, Mardi Chadwick Balcom, Nomi C. Levy-Carrick, Annie Lewis-O’Connor and Jeffrey N. Katz
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:315
  33. Cervical cancer is the fourth most diagnosed cancer among women globally, with much of the burden being carried by women in limited-resource settings often worsened by the high prevalence of HIV. Furthermore, ...

    Authors: Magdiel A. Habila, Mavis Obeng-Kusi, Maryam J. Ali, Francis A. Magaji, Iornum H. Shambe, Patrick H. Daru, Elizabeth T. Jacobs, Purnima Madhivanan, Atiene S. Sagay and Jonah Musa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:640
  34. Chinese Americans have lower breast and cervical cancer screening rates than the national average and experience multiple barriers to cancer care. Patient navigators have improved screening and follow-up rates...

    Authors: Marquita W. Lewis-Thames, Laura S. Tom, Ivy S. Leung, Anna Yang and Melissa A. Simon
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:28
  35. Intimate partner violence (IPV) remains a pervasive form of gender-based violence (GBV) that is largely undisclosed, especially among women seeking healthcare services in Uganda. Prioritizing survivor needs ma...

    Authors: Ronald Anguzu, Laura D. Cassidy, Annettee O. Nakimuli, Judith Kansiime, Harriet M. Babikako, Kirsten M. M. Beyer, Rebekah J. Walker, Christopher Wandira, Felix Kizito and Julia Dickson-Gomez
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:584
  36. Breast self-examination (BSE) is considered one of the main screening methods in detecting earlier stages of breast cancer. It is a useful technique if practiced every month by women above 20 years considering...

    Authors: Mulugeta Tenna Wolde, Rosemary Okova, Michael Habtu, Mekitie Wondafrash and Abebe Bekele
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:622
  37. HIV-positive women who are still in the reproductive years need adequate sexual and reproductive health information to make informed reproductive health choices. However, many HIV-positive women who interface ...

    Authors: Juliet Nabirye, Joseph K. B. Matovu, John Baptist Bwanika, Fredrick Makumbi and Rhoda K. Wanyenze
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:91
  38. Nearly half of the women experience violence across their lifespan in all the provinces of Pakistan at an alarming rate. Despite knowing the prevalence, there has been meager progress in developing strategies ...

    Authors: Tazeen Saeed Ali, Rozina Karmaliani, Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, Nasim Zahid Shah, Zahid Hyder Wadani, Saher Aijaz and Asli Kulane
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:98
  39. African American (AA) women navigate the world with multiple intersecting marginalized identities. Accordingly, AA women have higher cumulative stress burden or allostatic load (AL) compared to other women. St...

    Authors: Cynthia Li, Sydney Elizabeth Andrzejak, Samantha R. Jones, Brittany Marie Williams and Justin Xavier Moore
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:448
  40. Substance use and mental distress are known barriers to HIV care engagement among trans women. Less is known about access and utilization of mental health and substance use care among trans women and the relat...

    Authors: Erin C. Wilson, Glenda N. Baguso, Jerry Quintana, Bow Suprasert and Sean Arayasirikul
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:56
  41. Mastectomy is the first-line treatment approach for more than 90% of breast cancer patients. The numerous physical impairments associated with this surgical procedure negatively impact the patient’s quality of...

    Authors: Janny Mathieu, Catherine Daneau, Nadège Lemeunier, Annabelle Doyon, Andrée-Anne Marchand and Martin Descarreaux
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:343
  42. Frequent reporting of cases of hysterical conversion reaction (HCR) among hospitalized female medical patients in Bangladesh’s public hospital system led us to explore the prevalence of “HCR” diagnoses within ...

    Authors: Emily A Kendall, Rashid Uz Zaman, Ruchira Tabassum Naved, Muhammad Waliur Rahman, Mohammad Abdul Kadir, Shaila Arman, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner and Emily S Gurley
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:38
  43. Low adherence to triage after positive screening is a widespread problem for cervical cancer screening programs in Low- and Middle-income Countries. Adherence to cytology-based triage can be challenging, espec...

    Authors: Melisa Paolino, Victoria Sánchez Antelo, Racquel E. Kohler, Kasisomayajula Viswanath and Silvina Arrossi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2023 23:332
  44. The aim of this clinical single group pilot study was to assess mental well-being, psychological symptoms, and a set of stress biomarkers among breast cancer survivors with high depressive symptoms undergoing ...

    Authors: Silja Emilia Sakki, Heidi Marika Penttinen, Outi Maria Hilgert, Salla-Maarit Volanen, Tiina Saarto and Anu Raevuori
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:518
  45. Women in low- and middle-income countries are at the highest risk of cervical cancer yet have limited access to and participation in cervical cancer screening programs. Integrating self-collected, community-ba...

    Authors: Megan Fitzpatrick, Mythili P. Pathipati, Kathy McCarty, Anat Rosenthal, David Katzenstein, Z. M. Chirenje and Benjamin Pinsky
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:153
  46. Unplanned pregnancy is a significant problem in Australia. Local data pertaining to use of the levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine device (LNG-IUD), and associated factors are limited. The aim of this analy...

    Authors: Amie L. Bingham, Cameryn C. Garrett, Christine Bayly, Anne M. Kavanagh, Louise A. Keogh, Rebecca J. Bentley and Jane S. Hocking
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:194

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