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Women's experiences of receiving care for pelvic organ prolapse: a qualitative study.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Mar 15;19(1):45. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK.

Background: Pelvic organ prolapse is a common urogenital condition affecting 41-50% of women over the age of 40. To achieve early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, it is important that care is sensitive to and meets women's needs, throughout their patient journey. This study explored women's experiences of seeking diagnosis and treatment for prolapse and their needs and priorities for improving person-centred care. Read More

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"A secret club": focus groups about women's toileting behaviors.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Mar 7;19(1):44. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3rd floor, West Pavilion, Perelman Center 34th & Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

Background: Understanding reasons for and impact of women's toileting behaviors on bladder health is important to prevent and manage urinary incontinence (UI) and overactive bladder (OAB).

Methods: Women, regardless of urinary incontinence (UI) and overactive bladder (OAB) status, were recruited in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Focus groups were conducted by trained female moderators and sessions were audiotaped. Read More

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Massive single visit cervical pre-cancer and cancer screening in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Mar 4;19(1):43. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Departments of Emergency Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.

Background: In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), practical and affordable strategies for cervical cancer screening are needed to detect and treat pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions in a timely fashion. This study presents the results of mass cervical cancer screenings in eastern DRC using a "screen and treat" approach.

Methods: In two mass cervical cancer screening campaigns, patients underwent a combination of visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid, visual inspection of the cervix with Lugol iodine solution, and colposcopy with or without loop electrosurgical excision procedure. Read More

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March 2019
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Psychosocial factors that mediate the association between mode of birth and maternal postnatal adjustment: findings from a population-based survey.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Mar 4;19(1):42. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Policy Research Unit in Maternal Health and Care, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK.

Background: Mode of birth has been found to be associated with maternal postnatal adjustment with women who have Caesarean Sections (CS) thought to be at higher risk of emotional distress. However the relationship is complex and studies have demonstrated mixed findings. The aim of this study is to evaluate a model that explores the direct relationship between mode of birth and postnatal maternal adjustment at 3 months and indirect relationships through psychosocial variables. Read More

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Trends in Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) and characteristics of women receiving abortion care in a tertiary hospital in Nepal.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 28;19(1):41. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Cardio Thoracic Vascular and Transplant Center (MCTVC), Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital Complex, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Background: 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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0739-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6393986PMC
February 2019
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Economic burden of symptomatic iron deficiency - a survey among Swiss women.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 26;19(1):39. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

University of Zurich, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, Hirschengraben 84, 8001, Zurich, Switzerland.

Background: Symptomatic iron deficiency (ID) is a disorder affecting 10-20% of menstruating women. ID is diagnosed by measuring serum ferritin, a protein helping to store iron in the body. A deeper understanding of the association between ID and its societal and economic burden is relevant for patients, physicians, health care decision makers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0733-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390630PMC
February 2019
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The associations between intimate partner violence and maternal health care service utilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 26;19(1):36. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.

Background: Intimate partner violence exposes women to a wide range of health problems that can either directly or indirectly lead to maternal death. Although in a number of studies intimate partner violence has been associated with inadequate utilization of antenatal care and skilled delivery care, in other studies no association has been found. Therefore, we aimed to comprehensively review the evidence, and quantify the strength and direction of the association between intimate partner violence and utilizing adequate antenatal and skilled delivery care services. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0735-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390526PMC
February 2019

"The sun keeps rising but darkness surrounds us": a qualitative exploration of the lived experiences of women with obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 26;19(1):37. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Institute of Health, Jimma University, PO.Box: 378, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Background: Obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and bladder, and/or between the vagina and rectum, triggered by prolonged obstructed labor. The World Health Organization has estimated that at least 50,000 to 100,000 cases of obstetric fistula occur every year, and that over two million women with obstetric fistula in developing countries remain untreated. Research on women's lived experiences of obstetric fistula is limited. Read More

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February 2019
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Barriers to cervical screening among older women from hard-to-reach groups: a qualitative study in England.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 26;19(1):38. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Cancer Communication & Screening Group, Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK.

Background: Cervical screening attendance among 50-64 year-olds is suboptimal. Understanding attitudes to screening and reasons for non-attendance in older women will help to identify the content of interventions for this age group. This study aimed to explore barriers to cervical screening among women aged 50-64 years from hard-to-reach groups whose perspectives are often absent from research on cervical screening but are critical to developing appropriate interventions to increase engagement with the screening offer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0736-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390581PMC
February 2019

Abortion in Nepal: perspectives of a cross-section of sexual and reproductive health and rights professionals.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 26;19(1):40. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

International Health Programme, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Curtin University, Perth, 6102, Western Australia.

Background: 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 safe abortion and family planning services.

Methods: This qualitative, exploratory study was conducted in 2014 and uses nine in-depth, open-ended interviews with a cross-section of SRHR professionals, to explore their perspectives on abortion in Nepal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0734-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390627PMC
February 2019

Menstrual characteristics, disorders and associated risk factors among female international students in Zhejiang Province, China: a cross-sectional survey.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 18;19(1):35. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Nanbaixiang, Street, Ouhai District, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, 325000, People's Republic of China.

Background: Until now, no previous study has addressed the menstrual patterns among female international students in China. In this present study, our objectives are to ascertain the menstrual characteristics and address the menstrual problems together with their associated risk factors among international students in China.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out with 500 previously piloted self-structured questionnaires which were administered to female international students enrolled in 15 universities in Zhejiang Province, China from May 2-August 31, 2016. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6380055PMC
February 2019
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Can mental health treatments help prevent or reduce intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries? A systematic review.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 14;19(1):34. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, HH795, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA.

Background: Epidemiological research suggests an interrelationship between mental health problems and the (re)occurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV). However, little is known about the impact of mental health treatments on IPV victimization or perpetration, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

Methods: We conducted a systematic review to identify prospective, controlled studies of mental health treatments in LMIC. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0728-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6376658PMC
February 2019

Associations between family factors and body weight gain from 20 years old.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 12;19(1):33. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Laboratory of Public Health, Graduate School of Integrated Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Sciences, University of Shizuoka, 52-1 Yada, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka, 422-8526, Japan.

Background: Although family factors can greatly impact adult health, little is known about the extent to which family factors are related to body weight gain (BWG) in adulthood. This study aimed to examine the associations between family factors and BWG from 20 years old.

Methods: Among the 6395 possible participants aged 35 to 79 years, 2884 men and 2171 women were eligible for the study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373019PMC
February 2019
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Douching practices among women in the Bolgatanga municipality of the upper east region of Ghana.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 8;19(1):32. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University, Pleasantville, New York City, USA.

Background: Vaginal douching is a common practice among women all over the world. Women douche for various reasons, despite evidence indicating the harmful health effects of the practice. There is lack of data on the practice in Ghana but health behaviors like vaginal douching may be influenced by differences in culture and geography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0720-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6368746PMC
February 2019
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An unusual cause of postmenopausal vaginal haemorrhage: a case report.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 7;19(1):31. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

The International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 145, Guang-yuan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, 200030, China.

Background: Post-menopause vaginal haemorrhage is typically related to gynaecological malignancies. Bleeding from vaginal varices rarely occurs, especially in nonpregnant women. Moreover, nonpregnancy-related causes of vaginal varicosities include portal hypertension, especially that caused by liver cirrhosis, pelvic congestion syndrome and Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome or Parkes-Weber syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0731-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367833PMC
February 2019
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Cervical microbiota in women with cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia, prior to and after local excisional treatment, a Norwegian cohort study.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 6;19(1):30. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Østfold Hospital Trust, Kalnes, Norway.

Background: Local treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) by Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) has been correlated with reproductive morbidity, while the cervicovaginal microbiota is also known to affect the risk of preterm delivery. CIN and treatment by LEEP might change the cervical microbiota. The main aim of this study was to describe the cervical microbiota before and after LEEP and assess its associaton with cone depth and HPV persistence. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364458PMC
February 2019
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Effectiveness of a culturally tailored SMS alcohol intervention for same-sex attracted women: protocol for an RCT.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 6;19(1):29. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Australia.

Background: There is a large disparity between alcohol treatment access and prevalence of hazardous drinking among same-sex attracted women (SSAW). Yet, this population typically report low satisfaction with care and a reluctance to attend mainstream health services. Currently, there are few culturally tailored services for SSAW available despite evidence indicating that many feel uncomfortable in mainstream services. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0729-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364437PMC
February 2019
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Pathological profiles and clinical management challenges of breast cancer emerging in young women in Indonesia: a hospital-based study.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 6;19(1):28. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

PILAR Research and Education, 20 Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2JD, UK.

Background: Breast cancer diagnosed at a young age is often associated with aggressive biology, advanced stage, and unfavorable prognosis. The median age of breast cancer diagnosis in Indonesia is younger (48 vs. 68 years-old in Europe) with a relatively higher proportion of patients younger than 40 years old. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364389PMC
February 2019
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Heavy menstrual bleeding among women aged 18-50 years living in Beijing, China: prevalence, risk factors, and impact on daily life.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 4;19(1):27. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Background: Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) has been shown to have a profound negative impact on women's quality of life and lead to increases in health care costs; however, data on HMB among Chinese population is still rather limited. The present study therefore aimed to determine the current prevalence and risk factors of subjectively experienced HMB in a community sample of Chinese reproductive-age women, and to evaluate its effect on daily life.

Methods: We conducted a questionnaire survey in 2356 women aged 18-50 years living in Beijing, China, from October 2014-July 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0726-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360654PMC
February 2019
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Fertility intentions and the adoption of long-acting and permanent contraception (LAPM) among women: evidence from Western Kenya.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Feb 1;19(1):26. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

International Center for Research on Women, Washington, USA.

Background: The use of long-acting and permanent method (LAPM) for family planning (FP) is of importance to the FP movement. A better understanding of how fertility-related intentions shape the usage of LAPM is important for programming. This paper explored the interaction of fertility intentions with LAPM use in rural western Kenya. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0716-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6359762PMC
February 2019
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Double burden of malnutrition among ever-married women in Bangladesh: a pooled analysis.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 31;19(1):24. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Economics, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet Kumargaon, Sylhet, 3114, Bangladesh.

Background: Evidences show that the burden of overweight and obesity is escalating in developing countries with predominant burden of underweight. The coexistence of underweight and overweight/obesity is known as double burden of malnutrition. Recent scanty studies confirmed that Bangladesh is currently experiencing augmented overweight and obesity as well as abating underweight. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0725-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357418PMC
January 2019

Probiotics and vaginal microecology: fact or fancy?

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 31;19(1):25. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Gynaecology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Commenda, 12 - 20122, Milan, Italy.

Background: Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, should confer a health benefit to the host. Media sources tend to present probiotics as an appealing health promotion method able to prevent or treat a wide variety of clinical conditions. In obstetrics and gynaecology, Lactobacilli species are mainly used to restore the physiologic vaginal microbiota in order to treat bacterial vaginosis and vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and prevent preterm birth. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0723-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357464PMC
January 2019
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Effects of aerobic and resistance exercises on circulating apelin-12 and apelin-36 concentrations in obese middle-aged women: a randomized controlled trial.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 29;19(1):23. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Department of Physical Education, Yonsei University, Seoul, 03722, South Korea.

Background: The risk for obesity-related diseases increases with the prevalence of obesity. In obesity, adipokines secreted from adipose tissue induce inflammation, causing adverse effects. Recently, adipokines such as apelin, visfatin, and chemerin have been studied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0722-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352322PMC
January 2019
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Vitamin D metabolites across the menstrual cycle: a systematic review.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 28;19(1):19. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 110 Chandlee Laboratory, University Park, PA, 16802, USA.

Background: Accurate estimation of vitamin D status is important for health research and can impact prevention and treatment of deficiency in women of reproductive age. We aimed to assess if blood concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] or 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)D] change across the menstrual cycle.

Methods: We conducted a systematic search in PubMed, Web of Science, CAB and BIOSIS of literature published until December 2018 which reported concentrations of vitamin D metabolites at two or more identified points among women with regular menstrual cycles. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0721-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6348668PMC
January 2019

What contraception do women use after experiencing complications from abortion? an analysis of cohort records of 18,688 postabortion care clients in Tanzania.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 28;19(1):22. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), PO Box 9083, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Background: The family planning component of postabortion care (PAC) is critical, as it helps women to prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce future incidence of life-threatening unsafe abortion. In Tanzania, PAC was recently decentralized from tertiary-level district hospitals to primary health care dispensaries in four regions of the country. This analysis describes interventions used to improve access to high quality PAC services during decentralization; examines results and factors that contribute to PAC clients' voluntary uptake of contraception; and develops recommendations for improving postabortion contraceptive services. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-018-0687-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350325PMC
January 2019
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Culturally-adapted cognitive behavioural therapy based intervention for maternal depression: a mixed-methods feasibility study.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 28;19(1):21. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, The University of Manchester, 3rd Floor (East), Jean McFarlane Building, University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.

Background: British Pakistanis are one of the largest ethnic minority groups living in the UK, with high rates of maternal depression being reported in this population. Evidence suggests that culturally-adapted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)-based interventions for depression, may improve clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. This study was conducted to develop and test the feasibility and acceptability of a culturally-adapted, CBT-based, manual-assisted intervention in British Pakistani mothers experiencing maternal depression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0712-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350293PMC
January 2019

Mixed methods assessment of women's risk of intimate partner violence in Nepal.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 28;19(1):20. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA.

Background: 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 have been taken to address violence against women in Nepal over the past decade, there is still a gap on IPV research in Nepal, particularly with regard to social norms.

Methods: This mixed-methods study used in-depth interviews with women and their husbands as well as baseline survey data from a cluster randomized trial testing a primary prevention intervention for IPV to examine the prevalence and risk factors for IPV. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0715-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350343PMC
January 2019
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Understanding women's motivations to participate in MTN-003/VOICE, a phase 2b HIV prevention trial with low adherence.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 25;19(1):18. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Women's Global Health Imperative, RTI International, 351 California St, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA, 94104, USA.

Background: In biomedical prevention trials, correct and consistent use of the investigational product is crucial to determine efficacy. Product adherence in VOICE, a phase 2B randomized trial of a vaginal gel and oral tablets for HIV prevention, was low (~ 34%), yet self-reported adherence and retention was high (> 90%). This analysis from VOICE-D, a post-trial qualitative ancillary study, explores motivations to participate in VOICE, and possible sources of misalignment between the stated priorities of the trial and the participants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0713-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347781PMC
January 2019

Expression and potential role of SNF5 in endometrial carcinoma.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 25;19(1):16. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Cell Biology, Key laboratory of Cell Biology, Ministry of Public Health, and Key Laboratory of Medical Cell Biology, Ministry of Education, School of Life Sciences, China Medical University, Shenyang, 110122, Liaoning, China.

Background: SNF5 is a key protein in regulating cell proliferation and apoptosis in various cancers. However, the physiological roles of SNF5 in Endometrial carcinoma (EC), which is one of the most frequent malignancies of the female reproduction worldwide, remains unclear. This study aims to investigate the role of SNF5 and its correlation with clinicopathologic characteristics in EC. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0718-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346509PMC
January 2019
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The effect of a savings intervention on women's intimate partner violence victimization: heterogeneous findings from a randomized controlled trial in Colombia.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 25;19(1):17. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA.

Background: Women's economic empowerment has long been assumed to lead to their social empowerment, but systematic tests of this relationship have only recently begun to appear in the literature. Theory predicts that control over resources, as through a savings account, may increase women's negotiating power and self-efficacy. In this way, "economic empowerment" may lead to "social empowerment," and have related benefits such as helping to reduce risk of intimate partner violence (IPV). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0717-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347741PMC
January 2019

Sexual risk behavior and substance use among young, diverse women seeking care at a reproductive health clinic.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 21;19(1):15. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Coro West, Suite 309, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, RI, 02906, USA.

Background: To describe sexual risk behavior, alcohol (and other substance) use, and perceived health promotion needs among young adult women seeking care from an urban reproductive health care clinic in the Northeastern United States, and to examine if these needs differ by race and ethnicity.

Methods: Women 18-29 years old presenting for a routine medical visit were invited to participate. Of 486 eligible women, 466 (96%) agreed to participate and completed a brief survey on a tablet computer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0709-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341714PMC
January 2019

Analysis of uterine corporeal mesenchymal tumors occurring after menopause.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 18;19(1):13. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yokohama Municipal Citizen's Hospital, 56 Okazawa-cho, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, 240-8555, Japan.

Objective: Because it is difficult to diagnose accurately whether uterine corporeal mesenchymal tumors are benign or malignant before surgery, an understanding of the characteristics of patients with uterine sarcomas occurring in the postmenopausal period is required.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the cases of women who underwent surgery for uterine mesenchymal tumors at our hospital.

Results: Among 487 operated cases, 447 tumors occurred in the premenopausal period and 40 occurred in the postmenopausal period. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339291PMC
January 2019
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Cesarean scar endometriosis: presentation of 198 cases and literature review.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 18;19(1):14. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

The International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200030, China.

Background: Cesarean scar endometriosis (CSE) is the most common type of abdominal wall endometriosis (AWE). The aim of this study was to systematically identify the clinical features of CSE and recommend precautionary measures.

Methods: A large, retrospective study was undertaken with CSE patients treated surgically at our hospital between January 2005 and December 2017. Read More

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January 2019
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Family planning among undergraduate university students: a CASE study of a public university in Ghana.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 17;19(1):12. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Health Administration and Education, University of Education Winneba, Faculty of Science Education, P.O. Box 25, Winneba, Ghana.

Background: Globally, the rate of unplanned pregnancies among students at institutions of higher education, continue to increase annually despite the universal awareness and availability of contraceptives to the general population. This study examined family planning among undergraduate university students focusing on their knowledge, use and attitudes towards contraception in the University of Education Winneba.

Methods: The study was a descriptive cross-sectional survey using a structured self-administered questionnaire. Read More

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January 2019
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Gender and thrombolysis therapy in stroke patients with incidence of dyslipidemia.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 16;19(1):11. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

University of South Carolina, School of Medicine-Greenville, Greenville, SC, 29605, USA.

Background: When untreated, dyslipidemia is a higher risk factor for stroke and stroke-related mortality in men than in women. However, when dyslipidemia is treated the risk reduction is the same, but men benefited from mortality reduction more than women. Whether there is a gender difference in exclusion criteria for the use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) or thrombolysis therapy in an acute ischemic stroke subpopulation with dyslipidemia is yet to be investigated. Read More

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January 2019
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The influence of the rs1137101 genotypes of leptin receptor gene on the demographic and metabolic profile of normal Saudi females and those suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 11;19(1):10. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Central Laboratory, Female Center for Scientific and Medical Colleges, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is of frequent occurrence in Saudi females and is often associated with obesity, insulin resistance, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, and infertility. Since these features are also associated with leptin receptor (LEP-R) deficiency, several studies have attempted to link LEP-R gene polymorphisms to PCOS.

Methods: The purpose of this study is to assess the possible association of LEP-R gene polymorphism (rs1137101) with the main obesity-linked metabolic parameters in Saudi female patients affected by PCOS. Read More

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January 2019
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"The importance of awareness, support and inner strength to balance everyday life" - a qualitative study about women's experiences of a workplace health promotion program in human service organizations in Sweden.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 10;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Faculty of Health Science, Kristianstad University, Elmetorpsvägen 15, SE-, 291 88, Kristianstad, Sweden.

Background: In many European countries, women have a higher sickness absence rate than men. Women also report higher levels of work-life conflict, which has a negative impact on women's self-perceived health. Interventions studies on work-life balance literature are scarce. Read More

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January 2019
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Differential sexual network connectivity offers a parsimonious explanation for population-level variations in the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis: a data-driven, model-supported hypothesis.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 10;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Ghent, Belgium.

Background: The prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and vaginal microbiota types varies dramatically between different populations around the world. Understanding what underpins these differences is important, as high-diversity microbiotas associated with BV are implicated in adverse pregnancy outcomes and enhanced susceptibility to and transmission of sexually transmitted infections.

Main Text: We hypothesize that these variations in the vaginal microbiota can, in part, be explained by variations in the connectivity of sexual networks. Read More

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January 2019
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Altered social trajectories and risks of violence among young Syrian women seeking refuge in Turkey: a qualitative study.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 10;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA), Paris, France.

Background: There is limited evidence regarding the ways in which displacement disrupts social norms, expectations and trajectories for adolescent girls and young women and the resulting impacts on their risks of violence. This knowledge gap is especially marked with regards to Syrian adolescent girls and young women seeking refuge in Turkey. We explored risks of gender-based violence against Syrian adolescent girls and young women in Turkey and examined how these risks were shaped by their displacement. Read More

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January 2019
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Using the health belief model to assess beliefs and behaviors regarding cervical cancer screening among Saudi women: a cross-sectional observational study.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 8;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Family & community medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud Medical University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Background: Cervical cancer in Saudi Arabia is ranked as the third most frequent gynecological cancer among women. The Pap smear test is a screening test that can be used as a primary prevention tool for cervical cancer, and prophylactic vaccination against HPV is also considered to be a factor in decreasing the prevalence of the disease. This study aimed to assess women's beliefs about cervical cancer and the Pap smear test. Read More

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January 2019
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Factors associated with breast cancer screening awareness and practices of women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 7;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: Breast cancer is a global health problem being the most common cancer of women in both developed and under-developed countries. Public and individual awareness can play a vital role in the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. However evidence is sparse on awareness and practice of breast cancer screening methods used among women of reproductive age in Ethiopia. Read More

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January 2019
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Exploring the feasibility of using mobile phones to improve the management of clients with cervical cancer precursor lesions.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 7;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Women's Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road. Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa.

Background: Cancer screening programs hold much potential for reducing the cervical cancer disease burden in developing countries. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of mobile health (mHealth) phone technology to improve management and follow-up of clients with cervical cancer precursor lesions.

Methods: A sequential mixed methods design was employed for this study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6322222PMC
January 2019
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HPV vaccine in the treatment of usual type vulval and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia: a systematic review.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 7;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

University College London Hospitals, 2nd Floor North, 250 Euston Road, London, NW1 2PG, UK.

Background: HPV DNA is found in almost 80% of VIN/VaIN. Current management is inadequate, with high recurrence rates. Our objective was to review the literature regarding the role of HPV vaccine in secondary prevention and treatment of VIN/VaIN. Read More

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January 2019
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Time to recovery from obstetric fistula and determinants in Gondar university teaching and referral hospital, northwest Ethiopia.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 7;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Statistics, Mizan-Tepi University, Teppi, Ethiopia.

Background: Obstetric fistula is an abnormal connection between the vagina and rectum and/or bladder, which leads to continuous urinary or fecal incontinence. It is a serious problem in the world poorest countries, where most mothers give birth without any medical care. In most cases obstetric fistula is preventable and can be treated successfully, if it is carried out by a competent surgeon with a good follow-up of postoperative care. Read More

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January 2019
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Abortion laws reform may reduce maternal mortality: an ecological study in 162 countries.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 5;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Background: Unsafe abortion is one of the commonest causes of maternal mortality. Abortion-related maternal deaths are higher in countries with the most restrictive abortion laws. We assess whether maternal mortality varies within and between countries over time according to the flexibility of abortion laws (the number of reasons a woman can have an abortion). Read More

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January 2019
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Trichomonas vaginalis infection and the diagnostic significance of detection tests among Ghanaian outpatients.

BMC Womens Health 2018 12 27;18(1):206. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Korle-bu, Accra, Ghana.

Background: There is little data on Trichomonas vaginalis infection in Ghana. This study evaluated the prevalence of trichomoniasis using different diagnostic methods and determined the risk factors for infection in patients.

Methods: A structured questionnaire was administered. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307156PMC
December 2018
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Factors associated with deep infiltrating endometriosis versus ovarian endometrioma in China: a subgroup analysis from the FEELING study.

BMC Womens Health 2018 12 22;18(1):205. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics II and Reproductive Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Cochin, Baˆtiment Port Royal, 53 avenue de l'Observatoire, Paris, 75014, France.

Background: To compare potential factors associated with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) versus ovarian endometrioma (OMA) among endometriosis patients in China.

Methods: A subgroup analysis of factors associated with DIE versus OMA was performed in Chinese women from the FEELING study. This study included 156 OMA patients and 78 DIE patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Consistency of three different questionnaires for evaluating sexual function in healthy young women.

BMC Womens Health 2018 12 20;18(1):204. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, RN, Brazil.

Background: Most studies on female sexual dysfunction are performed in population inventories and under specific clinical conditions. These approaches are performed using validated psychometric scales. Different scales to assess sexual function use different numbers of questions to characterize their domains. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302409PMC
December 2018
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Is caregiving by baby boomer women related to the presence of depressive symptoms? Evidence from eight national surveys.

BMC Womens Health 2018 12 19;18(1):203. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Institute of Health and Welfare Policy and Institute of Public Health, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, No. 155, Sec. 2, Li-Nong St., 112, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Background: A common hypothesis is that caregiving is deleterious to women's mental health. International studies continue to emphasize the importance of mental health issues for women. Yet only a few researchers have used population-based surveys to explore the association between caregiving and depressive symptomatology in the context of the community, and even less is known about this aspect of Baby Boomer women in a global context. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6299930PMC
December 2018
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The effects of concurrent training (aerobic-resistance) and milk consumption on some markers of bone mineral density in women with osteoporosis.

BMC Womens Health 2018 12 17;18(1):202. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.

Background: Osteoporosis is a skeletal metabolic disorder characterized by low bone mineral density (BMD) and reduced bone strength leading to higher bone fractures risk. The present study attempted to investigate the effects of concurrent training (aerobic-resistance) and milk consumption on some markers of BMD in women with osteoporosis.

Methods: For this purpose, forty women diagnosed with osteoporosis within an age range of 30-45 years were divided into four groups of ten including concurrent training-milk, concurrent training, milk consumption and control group. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6296016PMC
December 2018
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