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    Cognitive appraisal of exposure to specific types of trauma - a study of gender differences.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 16;17(1):111. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Iuliu Hatieganu', Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
    Background: The role of gender in posttraumatic cognitions has increasingly been approached. The current study comparatively evaluates posttraumatic cognitions in men and women exposed to specific nonsexual trauma (motor vehicle accidents, work - related accidents, burns).

    Methods: Posttraumatic cognitions and posttraumatic stress symptoms were comparatively assessed in 53 men and 37 women treated in 3 Romanian primary care units after specific accidental trauma. Read More

    "Is it menopause or bipolar?": a qualitative study of the experience of menopause for women with bipolar disorder.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 16;17(1):110. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.
    Background: Menopause can be a time of change for women and may be marked by disturbances in mood. For women living with a mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, little is known about how they experience mood changes during menopause. This study aimed to explore how women with bipolar disorder constructed mood changes during menopause and how this impacted on treatment decisions. Read More

    A preliminary evaluation of influence of body mass index on in vitro fertilization outcome in non-obese endometriosis patients.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 16;17(1):112. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    IVF Department, Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics "Narodni front", Kraljice Natalije 62, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia.
    Background/aims: Obese and overweight women experience a lower probability for pregnancy after IVF. However, despite the increasing prevalence of obesity, the large majority of infertile women are non-obese. One of the most common indications for IVF is endometriosis. Read More

    Individual-level and community-level determinants of cervical cancer screening among Kenyan women: a multilevel analysis of a Nationwide survey.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 15;17(1):109. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu-Hsing Street, Taipei City, Taiwan, 110.
    Background: Studies on the determinants of cervical cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa have focused mostly on individual-level characteristics of cervical cancer screening. Therefore, in this study, we included both individual- and community-level indicators to examine the determinants of cervical cancer screening among Kenyan women.

    Methods: We analyzed data from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys. Read More

    Sequential E2 levels not ovarian maximal diameter estimates were correlated with outcome of cetrotide therapy for management of women at high-risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: a randomized controlled study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 13;17(1):108. Epub 2017 Nov 13.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt.
    Background: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an important condition with considerable morbidity and a small risk of mortality and most commonly results as an iatrogenic condition following follicular stimulation of the ovaries. We aimed to evaluate safety and efficacy of 3-day cetrotide therapy started on day of oocyte retrieval (Day-0) in women at high-risk for development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) after GnRH agonist induction protocol.

    Methods: Forty-eight women fulfilling inclusion criteria underwent ultrasound scanning for maximal ovarian diameter (MOD) estimation and ascites grading. Read More

    Immunohistochemical staining of leptin is associated with grade, stage, lymph node involvement, recurrence, and hormone receptor phenotypes in breast cancer.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 9;17(1):105. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80205, Jeddah, 21589, Saudi Arabia.
    Background: Obesity is part of the established risk factors for breast cancer (BC) in postmenopausal females. Circulating leptin increases in parallel with the increase of body weight and fat reservoir.

    Methods: This research investigated the link between leptin phenotype and the clinicopathological factors in BC. Read More

    The trafficking of women and girls in Taiwan: characteristics of victims, perpetrators, and forms of exploitation.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 9;17(1):104. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Graduate School of Criminology, National Taipei University, 151 University Rd., San Shia District, New Taipei City, 23741, Taiwan.
    Background: Prior to the passing of 2009 Human Trafficking Prevention Act (HTPA), human trafficking was underestimated in Taiwan. In the past, domestic trafficking in women and girls often targeted vulnerable groups such as young girls from poor families or minority groups. Since the 1990s, an increasing flow of immigrant women, mainly from Vietnam and Indonesia and some from China, into Taiwan has created a new group of Human Trafficking victims. Read More

    Couple's concordance and discordance in household decision-making and married women's use of modern contraceptives in Bangladesh.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 9;17(1):107. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Department of Economics, Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    Background: Although a large body of studies documents that women's autonomy in the household is associated with better reproductive health outcomes, these studies typically examined autonomy only from women's point of view. The current study employs husband's and wife's perspectives together to examine the relationship between the decision-making arrangements in the household and the women's use of modern contraceptives in Bangladesh.

    Methods: The study used the couple dataset of 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey. Read More

    Clinicopathologic and prognostic features of breast cancer in young women: a series from North of Morocco.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 9;17(1):106. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Human Genomic Research Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Tangier, University Abdelmalek Essaâdi, Tangier, Morocco.
    Background: Literature data reported a higher frequency of breast cancer in young women (BCYW) in developing countries. BCYW is associated with delayed diagnosis, aggressive biology and poor prognosis. However, our knowledge of biological profile, treatment received and outcome of young patients is still limited in Morocco. Read More

    Pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain and their effects on pregnancy and birth outcomes: a cohort study in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 9;17(1):102. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Andalas University, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia.
    Background: Indonesia has a considerably high incidence of maternal and infant mortality. The country has however been experiencing a social and economic transition, influencing its general population demographics and nutritional status including the state of health and nutrition of pregnant women. This study aimed to explore body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG), and their relationship with pregnancy outcomes in a sample of Indonesian pregnant women. Read More

    Correlates of depressive symptoms in late middle-aged Taiwanese women: findings from the 2009 Taiwan National Health Interview Survey.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 9;17(1):103. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Department of Medical Research, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Dalin, Chiayi, Taiwan.
    Background: Previous studies have shown that depressive symptoms in middle-aged women were associated with a number of factors such as climacteric symptoms. Nevertheless, studies based on population-based data with a wide range of potential correlates are still scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the correlates of depressive symptoms in late middle-aged Taiwanese women using data from a nationally-representative, population-based survey. Read More

    Psychological symptoms among hospital nurses in Taiwan: a cross sectional study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 7;17(1):101. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
    Department of Nursing, Taipei City Hospital, Heping Fuyou Branch, No.33, Sec. 2, Zhonghua Rd., Zhongzheng Dist, Taipei City, 10065, Taiwan.
    Background: A considerable number of studies have identified the risk factors attributable to job-related stress among nurses. However, studies investigating psychological symptoms among hospital nurses is still lacking, especially in Taiwan, where the average patient to nurse ratio is among the highest in the world. This study aimed to investigate the potential role of self-rated health status, self-reported diseases, and utilization of occupational health checks in psychological symptoms among Taiwanese nurses. Read More

    Prevalence and predictors of help-seeking for women exposed to spousal violence in India - a cross-sectional study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 3;17(1):99. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Background: Spousal violence against women is prevalent in India (29%). Studies from various countries have shown that few women exposed to intimate partner violence or spousal violence seek help, especially in low-income countries. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence and predictors of help-seeking among women in India who have experienced various types of spousal violence. Read More

    Violence against women: prevalence and risk factors in Turkish sample.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Nov 3;17(1):100. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Manisa Celal Bayar University Faculty of Sciences, Midwifery Department, 45100, Manisa, Sehzadeler, Turkey.
    Background: This study reports on a large cross-sectional study of violence against women in Turkey, and outlines the risk factors associated with intimate partner violence. The purpose of this study was to identify in order to evaluate the domestic violence against women living in Manisa and to determine the risk factors affecting this situation.

    Methods: We implemented a cross-sectional descriptive study in the Manisa province of Turkey. Read More

    Stress, health and quality of life of female migrant domestic workers in Singapore: a cross-sectional study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Oct 10;17(1):98. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
    Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Box 113 Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0SR, UK.
    Background: There is a global increase in migrant workers. In Singapore, there are over 230,000 migrant domestic workers (MDWs). Female MDWs may experience high levels of stress and social isolation, which may negatively impact on their health and quality of life. Read More

    Women's experiences seeking informal sector abortion services in Cape Town, South Africa: a descriptive study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Oct 2;17(1):95. Epub 2017 Oct 2.
    Women's Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Observatory, 7925, South Africa.
    Background: In settings where abortion is legally restricted, or permitted but not widely accessible, women face significant barriers to abortion access, sometimes leading them to seek services outside legal facilities. The advent of medication abortion has further increased the prevalence of informal sector abortion. This study investigates the reasons for attempting self-induction, methods used, complications, and sources of information about informal sector abortion, and tests a specific recruitment method which could lead to improved estimates of informal sector abortion prevalence among an at-risk population. Read More

    Why women choose compounded bioidentical hormone therapy: lessons from a qualitative study of menopausal decision-making.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Oct 2;17(1):97. Epub 2017 Oct 2.
    School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1009 E. South Campus Drive, Tucson, AZ, 85721, USA.
    Background: In recent years, compounded bioidentical hormone therapy (CBHT) has emerged as a popular alternative to manufactured, FDA approved hormone therapy (HT)-despite concerns within the medical community and the availability of new FDA approved "bioidentical" products. This study aims to characterize the motivations for using CBHT in a U.S. Read More

    Neuroticism-related personality traits are associated with posttraumatic stress after abortion: findings from a Swedish multi-center cohort study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Oct 2;17(1):96. Epub 2017 Oct 2.
    Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, -751 85, Uppsala, SE, Sweden.
    Background: Most women who choose to terminate a pregnancy cope well following an abortion, although some women experience severe psychological distress. The general interpretation in the field is that the most consistent predictor of mental disorders after induced abortion is the mental health issues that women present with prior to the abortion. We have previously demonstrated that few women develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) after induced abortion. Read More

    Aggressive behaviour among drug-using women from Cape Town, South Africa: ethnicity, heavy alcohol use, methamphetamine and intimate partner violence.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 30;17(1):93. Epub 2017 Sep 30.
    Substance Use Gender, and Applied Research Program, Research Triangle Park, RTI, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Chapel Hill, NC, 27709, USA.
    Background: Women have generally been found to be the victims of violence, but scant attention has been paid to the characteristics of women who perpetrate aggression and violence. In South Africa, violence is a prevalent societal issue, especially in the Western Cape.

    Method: This study aimed at identifying factors that were associated with aggression among a sample of 720 substance-using women. Read More

    Mental health, sexual identity, and interpersonal violence: Findings from the Australian longitudinal Women's health study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 30;17(1):94. Epub 2017 Sep 30.
    Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, University of Newcastle, Melbourne, Australia.
    Background: We examined the relationships among experiences of interpersonal violence, mental health, and sexual identity in a national sample of young adult women in Australia.

    Methods: We used existing data from the third (2003) wave of young adult women (aged 25-30) in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH). We conducted bivariate analyses and fit multiple and logistic regression models to test experiences of six types of interpersonal violence (physical abuse, severe physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, harassment, and being in a violent relationship), and the number of types of violence experienced, as predictors of mental health. Read More

    'I stayed with my illness': a grounded theory study of health seeking behaviour and treatment pathways of patients with obstetric fistula in Kenya.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 29;17(1):92. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
    University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, 155 College St. ON M57 3M7, Toronto, Canada.
    Background: Obstetric fistula classic symptoms of faecal and urinary incontinence cause women to live with social stigma, isolation, psychological trauma and lose their source of livelihoods. There is a paucity of studies on the health seeking behaviour trajectories of women with fistula illness although women live with the illness for decades before surgery. We set out to establish the complete picture of women's health seeking behaviour using qualitative research. Read More

    Characteristics of cervical disease among symptomatic women with histopathological sample at Hawassa University referral hospital, Southern Ethiopia.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 29;17(1):91. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
    Department of Pathology, School of medicine, College of medicine and health sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
    Background: Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers of women in developing countries. It is also eminent cause of mortality and morbidity in women worldwide. Symptoms usually develop when the cancer has become invasive and invade nearby tissue. Read More

    Hormonal contraceptive use and prevalence of premenstrual symptoms in a multiethnic Canadian population.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 26;17(1):87. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Room 350, 150 College St, Toronto, ON, M5S 3E2, Canada.
    Background: Hormonal contraceptive use may be associated with a reduction in some premenstrual symptoms, however, the evidence remains equivocal. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the associations between ethnicity and hormonal contraceptive use with premenstrual symptoms.

    Methods: One thousand one hundred two women participating in the Toronto Nutrigenomics and Health Study provided data on their premenstrual symptoms and hormonal contraceptive use. Read More

    Effect of simvastatin on monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression in endometriosis patients: a randomized controlled trial.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 26;17(1):89. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Unit, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Rama VI Rd, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.
    Background: Simvastatin is a promising new drug for the treatment of endometriosis. It is a cholesterol-lowering drug that acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, resulting in a decrease in mevalonate, a precursor of cholesterol and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1). This study investigated the effect of pre-operative oral simvastatin administration on MCP-1 gene expression and serum MCP-1 protein levels in patients with endometriosis. Read More

    Exploratory study into awareness of heart disease and health care seeking behavior among Emirati women (UAE) - Cross sectional descriptive study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 26;17(1):88. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    Government Degree Science and Commerce College, Landhi Korangi 6, Karachi, Pakistan.
    Background: Cardiovascular disease was the leading cause of death among women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2010. Heart attacks usually happen in older women thus symptoms of heart disease may be masked by symptoms of chronic diseases, which could explain the delay in seeking health care and higher mortality following an ischaemic episode among women. This study seeks to a) highlight the awareness of heart diseases among Emirati women and b) to understand Emirati women's health care seeking behaviour in UAE. Read More

    Self-collected vaginal sampling for the detection of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) using careHPV among Ghanaian women.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 26;17(1):86. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
    Background: Detection of genital HPV DNA is recommended as an important strategy for modern cervical cancer screening. Challenges include access to services, the reliance on cervical samples taken by clinicians, and patient's preference regarding provider gender. The objective of this research was to determine the acceptability, feasibility and performance of alternative self-collected vaginal samples for HPV detection among Ghanaian women. Read More

    AlphaVBeta3 Integrin expression within uterine endometrium in unexplained infertility: a prospective cohort study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 26;17(1):90. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    Department of Obstetrics &Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Lotfy Elsayed Street, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt.
    Background: Implantation defect is one of these contributing factors for unexplained infertility. In the mid-luteal phase, when implantation is expected to happen, Integrins expression is remarkably increased. So, Integrins could potentially serve as markers for the frame of the window of implantation. Read More

    An implementation science protocol of the Women's Health CoOp in healthcare settings in Cape Town, South Africa: A stepped-wedge design.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 18;17(1):85. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709, USA.
    Background: HIV persists as a public health emergency in South Africa, especially among women of childbearing age. In response to the HIV epidemic, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS has put forth the 90-90-90 global goals to achieve an AIDS-free generation by 2020. This goal aspires to have 90% of people living with HIV diagnosed; 90% of those who test positive on sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART); and 90% of those on ART be virally suppressed. Read More

    Frequency and genotypes of Chlamydia trachomatis in patients attending the obstetrics and gynecology clinics in Jalisco, Mexico and correlation with sociodemographic, behavioral, and biological factors.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 15;17(1):83. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    Servicio de Gastroenterología, Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose Eleuterio Gonzalez, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Av. Gonzalitos and Madero, Mitras Centro PC, 64460, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.
    Background: Chlamydia trachomatis is the causative agent of the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and genotypes of C. trachomatis in patients attending an obstetrics and gynecology clinic in Jalisco, Mexico and correlates them with sociodemographic, behavioral, and biological factors. Read More

    The cedar project: using indigenous-specific determinants of health to predict substance use among young pregnant-involved aboriginal women.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 15;17(1):84. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada.
    Background: 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 substance use prior to, during, and after pregnancy intersect. The objectives of this study were to describe the social contexts of pregnant-involved young Indigenous women who use substances and to explore if an Indigenous-Specific Determinants of Health Model can predict substance use among this population.

    Methods: Using descriptive statistics and hierarchical logistic regression guided by mediation analysis, the social contexts of pregnant-involved young Indigenous women who use illicit drugs' lives were explored and the Integrated Life Course and Social Determinants Model of Aboriginal Health's ability to predict heavy versus light substance use in this group was tested (N = 291). Read More

    Is economic dependence on the husband a risk factor for intimate partner violence against female factory workers in Nepal?
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 13;17(1):82. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
    Unit for Health Promotion, University of Southern Denmark, Niels Bohrs Vej 9-10, 6700, Esbjerg, Denmark.
    Background: Violence related injury is a serious public health issue all over the world. This study aims to assess the association between several socio-economic factors and intimate partner violence (IPV) in Nepal.

    Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 236 women working in carpet and garment factories in Kathmandu, Nepal. Read More

    Benign metastasizing leiomyoma presenting as multiple cystic pulmonary nodules: a case report.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 12;17(1):81. Epub 2017 Sep 12.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, San 2-20, Geumam-dong, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, Jeonbuk, 561-180, South Korea.
    Background: Benign metastatic leiomyoma (BML) is an extremely rare disease. Although uterine leiomyomas are benign histologically, they can metastasize to distant sites. While the incidence is very low, the lung is the organ most frequently affected by BML. Read More

    Inadequate birth spacing is perceived as riskier than all family planning methods, except sterilization and abortion, in a qualitative study among urban Nigerians.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 11;17(1):80. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, Abuja, Nigeria.
    Background: Fertility is high in Nigeria and contraceptive use is low. Little is known about how urban Nigerians perceive the risk of contraceptive use in relation to pregnancy and birth. This study examines and compares the risk perception of family planning methods and pregnancy related scenarios among urban Nigerians. Read More

    Study comparing 3 hour and 24 hour post-operative removal of bladder catheter and vaginal pack following vaginal surgery: a randomised controlled trial.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 11;17(1):78. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Department of Neonatology, Consulatant Neonatologist, National Institute of medical and sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
    Background: Traditional practice after vaginal hysterectomy was to keep the vaginal pack and urinary catheter for 24 hours post operatively. But there were studies that prolonged cathterisation was associated with urinary infection. So this study was conducted to compare the post operative outcome when the urinary catheter and vaginal pack were removed after 3 hours and after 24 hours after surgery. Read More

    Effect of periodontitis on the development of osteoporosis: results from a nationwide population-based cohort study (2003-2013).
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 11;17(1):77. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Department of Periodontology, Wonkwang University Daejeon Dental Hospital, Wonkwang University College of Dentistry, 77, Dunsan-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon, 35233, Korea.
    Background: The prevalence of osteoporosis associated with the aging process is anticipated to increase along with the rising aging population. Periodontitis that the most common chronic infections of humankind is considered the risk factor for osteoporosis. The aim of this study was to identify the association between osteoporosis and periodontitis using a population-based cohort. Read More

    Relationship between sleep quality and cardiovascular disease risk in Chinese post-menopausal women.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 11;17(1):79. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong.
    Background: Menopause is an inevitable stage affecting every middle-aged woman. China has a large and increasing group of post-menopausal women. Most post-menopausal women suffer from increased risks for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and sleep problems. Read More

    3-dimensional versus conventional laparoscopy for benign hysterectomy: protocol for a randomized clinical trial.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 7;17(1):76. Epub 2017 Sep 7.
    Roskilde University Hospital, Koegevej 7-13, 4000, Roskilde, Denmark.
    Background: Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures for women of reproductive age. Laparoscopy was introduced in the 1990es and is today one of the recommended routes of surgery. A recent observational study showed that operative time for hysterectomy was significantly lower for 3-dimensional compared to conventional laparoscopy. Read More

    Factors associated with utilization of long-acting and permanent contraceptive methods among women who have decided not to have more children in Gondar city.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 6;17(1):75. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.
    Background: Despite the fact that long acting family planning methods reduce population growth and improve maternal health, their utilization remains poor. Therefore, this study assessed the prevalence of long acting and permanent family planning method utilization and associated factors among women in reproductive age groups who have decided not to have more children in Gondar city, northwest Ethiopia.

    Method: An institution based cross-sectional study was conducted from August to October, 2015. Read More

    Eating behavior and psychological profile: associations between daughters with distinct eating disorders and their mothers.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 6;17(1):74. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    School of Psychology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico.
    Background: Associations of eating behaviors and psychological profile between mothers and daughters with eating disorders exist, but it is important to dissect the influence of the mother in each specific disorder since all eating disorders must be seen or treated not as one entity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of eating behavior and psychological profile between mothers and daughters with different eating disorders and a control group.

    Methods: The study group included young girls with anorexia nervosa (AN, n = 30), bulimia nervosa (BN, n = 30), binge eating disorder (BED, n = 19), and a control group of women (Non-ED, n = 54) together with their mothers. Read More

    A qualitative study of Filipina immigrants' stress, distress and coping: the impact of their multiple, transnational roles as women.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 5;17(1):72. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    Faculty of Nursing, Cumming School of Medicine, Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada.
    Background: Migration is associated with a number of stress factors which can affect mental health. Ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic status can intertwine with and influence the process of migration and mental health. Philippine migration to Europe has increased in recent years and has become more feminised. Read More

    Differences in drug use between men and women: an Italian cross sectional study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 5;17(1):73. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    CIRFF, Center of Pharmacoeconomics, Federico II University of Naples, via Domenico Montesano 49, Naples, Italy.
    Background: Drugs are the most important treatment option for most diseases, and the majority of medical consultations result in a prescription. Women and men receive different drug prescriptions and differ in therapeutic response to pharmacological therapy. This disparity is due to biological factors (sex differences) or/and behavior, lifestyle and life experience (gender differences). Read More

    Awareness, attitudes and perceptions regarding HIV and PMTCT amongst pregnant women in Guinea-Bissau- a qualitative study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Sep 4;17(1):71. Epub 2017 Sep 4.
    Bandim Health Project, INDEPTH Network, Apartado 861, 1004, Bissau Codex, Guinea-Bissau.
    Background: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to be a major cause of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) strategies have proven effective in decreasing the number of children infected in utero, intrapartum and during the breastfeeding period. This qualitative study explores knowledge and perceptions of HIV amongst pregnant women, healthcare workers' experiences of the national PMTCT services, and barriers to PMTCT, during a period of programme scale-up in urban Guinea-Bissau (2010-11). Read More

    Perceptions of Mexican women regarding barriers in mental Heath Services in primary care.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Aug 31;17(1):70. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
    Epidemiological and Psychosocial Research at the Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz National Institute of Psychiatry, Calzada México-Xochimilco 101. San Lorenzo Huipulco, Tlalpan, C.P.14370, Mexico City, Mexico.
    Background: The recent mental health care reforms in Mexico call for the regular evaluation of the services provided. This involves analyzing the opinions of those who utilize them on a daily basis, particularly women, since they are the main health service users. This study explores the barriers to mental health care perceived by a group of women attending primary care centers. Read More

    Sowing the seeds of transformative practice to actualize women's rights to respectful maternity care: reflections from Kenya using the consolidated framework for implementation research.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Aug 30;17(1):69. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Population Council, PO Box 17643-00500, Nairobi, Kenya.
    Background: Despite years of growing concern about poor provider attitudes and women experiencing mistreatment during facility based childbirth, there are limited interventions that specifically focus on addressing these issues. The Heshima project is an evidence-based participatory implementation research study conducted in 13 facilities in Kenya. It engaged a range of community, facility, and policy stakeholders to address the causes of mistreatment during childbirth and promote respectful maternity care. Read More

    Are women adequately informed before gynaecological surgery?
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Aug 25;17(1):68. Epub 2017 Aug 25.
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Umeå University, SE-901 87, Umeå, Sweden.
    Background: Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and hysterectomy are the most common gynaecological surgeries that can affect the function of the bladder and bowel as well as one's sexual life. There is evidence that adequate patient information given preoperatively regarding expected outcomes of surgery is important because well-informed patients are more satisfied with the results of surgery and recover faster. However, there is little known about the amount and quality of information given to women before surgery. Read More

    Results of a pilot study in the U.S. and Vietnam to assess the utility and acceptability of a multi-level pregnancy test (MLPT) for home monitoring of hCG trends after assisted reproduction.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Aug 22;17(1):67. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA, 94304, USA.
    Background: To evaluate the utility and acceptability of using multi-level pregnancy tests (MLPTs) at home to monitor hCG trends following assisted reproductive technology (ART).

    Methods: One hundred and four women presenting for ART at either Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health Clinic (Stanford, CA) or Hung Vuong Hospital (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) participated in this pilot study. Women were asked to perform the MLPT at home, primarily on days when they were also scheduled to receive standard clinic-based serum hCG testing. Read More

    Effects of prolonged exercise versus multiple short exercise sessions on risk for metabolic syndrome and the atherogenic index in middle-aged obese women: a randomised controlled trial.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Aug 22;17(1):65. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Munhwa-ro 266, Jung-gu, Daejeon, 35015, Republic of Korea.
    Background: Many people, although they may recognise the positive effects of exercise, do not exercise regularly owing to lack of time. This study aimed to investigate the effects of prolonged single-session exercise and multiple short sessions of exercise on the risk of metabolic syndrome and the atherogenic index in middle-aged obese women.

    Methods: Thirty-six participants were divided into the single-session group, multiple-session group, and control group. Read More

    Reasons for delay in decision making and reaching health facility among obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse patients in Gondar University hospital, Northwest Ethiopia.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Aug 22;17(1):64. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Gondar, P.O.Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.
    Background: Obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse remain highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, where women have poor access to modern health care. Women having these problems tend to stay at home for years before getting treatment. However, information regarding the reasons contributing to late presentation to treatment is scarce, especially at the study area. Read More

    The reproducibility of self-reported age at menarche: The Tromsø Study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Aug 22;17(1):62. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    Department of Community Medicine, UiT- The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.
    Background: Previous studies of the reproducibility of self-reported age at menarche have been limited because of small study samples, short follow-up and the limited age span of the women included.

    Methods: The present study assessed the reproducibility of age at menarche in 6731 women with a wide variation of age when giving the information about age at menarche. The women reported age at menarche in a self-administered questionnaire, both in 1986-1987 and 1994-1995. Read More

    Colony stimulating factor-1 and leukemia inhibitor factor expression from current-cycle cannula isolated endometrial cells are associated with increased endometrial receptivity and pregnancy.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Aug 22;17(1):63. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    Departamento de Toxicología, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, México City, CDMX, Mexico.
    Background: Poor endometrial quality is associated with more than a third of embryo implantation failures. Current ultrasonography technology lacks the capacity to determine efficiently the endometrial receptivity during ongoing cycle transfers. We analyzed the relationship between the gene expression profile associated with implantation and clinical pregnancy from endometrial cells taken during embryo transfer. Read More

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