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

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  1. 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
  2. Urban poor women face dual challenges regarding gender inequalities and urban poverty, which make them more likely to have health problems and affect their health-seeking behaviour. This study aimed to determi...

    Authors: Khadijahtul Qubra Amizah Hamzah, Nor Afiah Mohd Zulkefli and Norliza Ahmad
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:334
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Intimate partner violence (IPV) can be described as a violation of human rights that results from gender inequality. It has arisen as a contemporary issue in societies from both developing and industrialized c...

    Authors: Sayantani Manna, Damini Singh, Manish Barik, Tanveer Rehman, Shishirendu Ghosal, Srikanta Kanungo and Sanghamitra Pati
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:363
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Pelvic floor disorders are a group of disorders affecting the pelvic floor that include clinically definable conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence. These conditi...

    Authors: Berihun Assefa Demissie, Merete Kolberg Tennfjord, Tewodros Mihiret, Yohannes Abich, Ashenafi Zemed, Zelalem Mengistu and Solomon Gedlu Nigatu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:367
  15. Overactive bladder (OAB) is a condition defined by urgency with or without incontinence which disproportionately affects female patients and has a negative impact on sexual enjoyment and avoidance behaviour. P...

    Authors: Christopher Neal Bruce Evans, Anja Badenhorst and Frans Jacob Van Wijk
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:290
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Health has historically been adversely affected by social, economic, and political pandemics. In parallel with the spread of diseases, so do the risks of comorbidity and death associated with their consequence...

    Authors: Mary Ndu, Gail Teachman, Janet Martin and Elysee Nouvet
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:409
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Though women in Niger are largely responsible for the familial health and caretaking, prior research shows limited female autonomy in healthcare decisions. This study extends current understanding of women’s p...

    Authors: Sanyukta Mathur, Karen Kirk, Chaibou Dadi and Leanne Dougherty
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2024 24:278
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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