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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Australia has high rates of teenage pregnancy compared with many Western countries. Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) offers an effective method to help decrease unintended pregnancies; however, curr...

    Authors: Cameryn C. Garrett, Louise A. Keogh, Anne Kavanagh, Jane Tomnay and Jane S. Hocking
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:72
  31. Indigenous women in Canada have been hyper-visible in research, policy and intervention related to substance use during pregnancy; however, little is known about how the social determinants of health and subst...

    Authors: Sana Z. Shahram, Joan L. Bottorff, Nelly D. Oelke, Leanne Dahlgren, Victoria Thomas and Patricia M. Spittal
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:84

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  32. Early marriage of girls (marriage < 18 years) is a pervasive abuse of rights that compromises maternal and child health. The common conceptualization of this practice as an outcome undermines the nuanced and s...

    Authors: Lotus McDougal, Emma C. Jackson, Katherine A. McClendon, Yemeserach Belayneh, Anand Sinha and Anita Raj
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:144
  33. Male circumcision reduces the risk of female-to-male transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and is being explored for HIV prevention in Papua New Guinea (PNG). PNG has a concentrated HIV epidemic w...

    Authors: Michelle Redman-MacLaren, Jane Mills, Rachael Tommbe, David MacLaren, Rick Speare and William J. H. McBride
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:53
  34. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a global health problem that is a substantial source of human suffering. Within the United States (US), women veterans are at high risk for experiencing IPV. Th...

    Authors: Sara B. Danitz, Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, Alessandra R. Grillo, Melissa E. Dichter, Mary Driscoll, Megan R. Gerber, Kristin Gregor, Alison B. Hamilton and Katherine M. Iverson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:145
  35. Women ages 16–29 utilizing family planning clinics for medical services experience higher rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) and reproductive coercion (RC) than their same-age peers, increasing risk for ...

    Authors: Daniel J. Tancredi, Jay G. Silverman, Michele R. Decker, Heather L. McCauley, Heather A. Anderson, Kelley A. Jones, Samantha Ciaravino, Angela Hicks, Claire Raible, Sarah Zelazny, Lisa James and Elizabeth Miller
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:57

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