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"Kunika women are always sick": views from community focus groups on short birth interval (kunika) in Bauchi state, northern Nigeria.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 24;20(1):113. Epub 2020 May 24.

CIET-PRAM, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, 5858 Chemin de la Cote-des- Neiges, 3rd Floor, Suite 300, Montreal, Quebec, H3S 1Z1, Canada.

Background: In Northern Nigeria, short birth interval is common. The word kunika in the Hausa language describes a woman becoming pregnant before weaning her last child. A sizeable literature confirms an association between short birth interval and adverse perinatal and maternal health outcomes. Read More

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The role of social media for persons affected by infertility.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 24;20(1):112. Epub 2020 May 24.

Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institutet, Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: Infertility remains a common universal disorder and a whole range of assisted reproductive technologies has been established. Society may fail to recognize the grief caused by infertility, which may lead to those struggling with it hiding their feelings. Previous research points out that infertile persons experience shortcomings in fertility care regarding continuity of care and social support. Read More

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Lesion distribution characteristics of deep infiltrating endometriosis with ovarian endometrioma: an observational clinical study.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 20;20(1):111. Epub 2020 May 20.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510000, China.

Background: To investigate the characteristics of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) lesion distribution when associated with ovarian endometrioma (OEM).

Methods: The present study analyzed retrospective data obtained by the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, between June 2008 to June 2016. A total of 304 patients underwent laparoscopic surgery for complete removal of endometriosis by one experienced surgeon, and histological confirmation of OEM associated with DIE was conducted for each patient. Read More

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Correction to: Clitoral leiomyoma in a premenopausal woman: a case report.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 20;20(1):110. Epub 2020 May 20.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Geneva University Hospitals, 30 Bld de la Cluse, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland.

An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. Read More

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Preliminary study on the effects of treatment for breast cancer: immunological markers as they relate to quality of life and neuropsychological performance.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 20;20(1):109. Epub 2020 May 20.

Department of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.

Background: Immunological biomarkers were related to quality of life and neuropsychological performance in women recently diagnosed with breast cancer through the first six months of treatment. A comparison group of breast cancer survivors in remission were also evaluated.

Method: Twenty women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and 26 breast cancer survivors at least a year after treatment were evaluated four times over a course of six to 8 months. Read More

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"When my mother called me to say that the time of cutting had arrived, I just escaped to Belgium with my daughter": identifying turning points in the change of attitudes towards the practice of female genital mutilation among migrant women in Belgium.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 19;20(1):107. Epub 2020 May 19.

Faculty of Public Health, Université Catholique de Louvain, 30 Clos Chapelle aux Champs, 1200, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a public health concern with negative consequences on women's health. It is a harmful practice which is recognized in international discourses on public health as a form of gender-based violence. Women are not only victims of this, but also perpetrators. Read More

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The effect of oxytocin vaginal gel on vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 19;20(1):108. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

Background: Around 90% of postmenopausal women are suffering from vaginal atrophy. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of oxytocin vaginal gel on vaginal atrophy among postmenopausal women.

Methods: This was a randomized controlled trial that was conducted on 96 postmenopausal women who suffered from vaginal atrophy. Read More

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Knowledge of symptoms and risk factors of breast cancer among women: a community based study in a low socio-economic area of Mumbai, India.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 18;20(1):106. Epub 2020 May 18.

Department of Preventive Oncology, Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, 400012, India.

Background: Breast cancer (BC) is leading cancer among women in India accounting for 27% of all cancers among women. Factors that make the policymakers and public health system worried are rising incidence of breast cancer in India and more importantly high death rates among breast cancer patients. One of the leading causes of high breast cancer deaths is lack of awareness and screening leading to the late presentation at an advanced stage. Read More

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Effect of BMI on blood value of patients on HCG day with IUI treatment.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 14;20(1):105. Epub 2020 May 14.

Department of Reproductive Medicine, Binzhou Medical University Hospital, Binzhou, China.

Background: This study aims to analyze the effect of the body mass index (BMI) on E, P and LH values in females who received intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatment on human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) day.

Methods: A total of 2319 cycles of IUI-assisted pregnancy treatment were selected in our hospital. Based on the BMI, female infertility patients are divided into three groups: normal weight group, overweight and obese group. Read More

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Factors associated with quality of life of postmenopausal women living in Iran.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 14;20(1):104. Epub 2020 May 14.

Department of Biostatistics, School of Paramedicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Quality of life (QoL) after menopause could be influenced by a host of personal and social factors. This study aimed to determine the factors associated with quality of life among postmenopausal women.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 405 postmenopausal women selected using a multi-stage randomized sampling. Read More

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General and reproductive health outcomes among female greenhouse workers: a comparative study.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 13;20(1):103. Epub 2020 May 13.

Department of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran.

Background: Agricultural activities as well as exposure to pesticides could have many adverse effects on health status and reproductive outcomes especially in reproductive aged greenhouse workers. The present study aimed to compare the general and reproductive health outcomes between female greenhouse workers and housewives.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 645 females of reproductive age. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7222304PMC

Effect of a postpartum family planning intervention on postpartum intrauterine device counseling and choice: evidence from a cluster-randomized trial in Tanzania.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 12;20(1):102. Epub 2020 May 12.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

Background: The World Health Organization recommends postpartum family planning (PPFP) for healthy birth spacing. This study is an evaluation of an intervention that sought to improve women's access to PPFP in Tanzania. The intervention included counseling on PPFP during antenatal and delivery care and introducing postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD) insertion as an integrated part of delivery services for women electing PPIUD in the immediate postpartum period. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7218519PMC

Mediating effects of shoulder-arm exercise on the postoperative severity of symptoms and quality of life of women with breast cancer.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 11;20(1):101. Epub 2020 May 11.

School of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wuxing Street, Taipei, 11031, Taiwan.

Background: The postoperative severity of symptoms among women with breast cancer affects their quality of life (QoL). Although it is recommended that performing shoulder-arm exercise 30 min/day can alleviate symptoms and improve the QoL, there is little research on the mediating effects of performing shoulder-arm exercise 30 min/day on the postoperative severity of symptoms and QoL among patients with breast cancer.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted 2 ~ 4 months after surgery on women diagnosed with breast cancer but with no distant metastasis and who had undergone breast cancer surgery for the first time. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7216339PMC

The decline of FGM in Egypt since 1987: a cohort analysis of the Egypt Demographic and Health Surveys.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 11;20(1):100. Epub 2020 May 11.

School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200, New Orleans, LA, 70112, USA.

Background: Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been a longstanding tradition in Egypt and until recently the practice was quasi-universal. Nevertheless, there are indications that the practice has been losing support and that fewer girls are getting cut. This study analyzes the prevalence of FGM in different birth cohorts, to test whether the prevalence declined over time. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7216476PMC

The association between labor epidural analgesia and postpartum depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 11;20(1):99. Epub 2020 May 11.

Department of Anesthesiology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

Background: Previous studies have demonstrated that appropriate treatment for postoperative pain can lead to improvement in depressive symptoms, however the association between adequate intrapartum pain control and the development of postpartum depression is not clear. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of labor epidural analgesia and postpartum depression.

Methods: We performed a quantitative systematic review in compliance with the PRISMA statement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00948-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7216422PMC

Community stakeholders' views on reducing violence against women in Pakistan.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 7;20(1):98. Epub 2020 May 7.

Department of Equity and Policy Development at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: 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 to combat violence at individual, family, or community level. Many interventions suggested in other countries have been pilot tested but the effects of those interventions had been limited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00961-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7206774PMC

Knowledge and attitude of reproductive age group (15-49) women towards Ethiopian current abortion law and associated factors in Bahir Dar city, Ethiopia.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 6;20(1):97. Epub 2020 May 6.

School of Public Health, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia.

Background: Unsafe abortion accounts for nearly 60% of all gynecologic admissions and almost 30% of all obstetric and gynecologic admissions. Studies on abortion in Ethiopia have given less attention to women's perceptions and experiences of abortion laws. Although the 2005 revised abortion law allows women to access safe abortion services, still unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00958-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7204207PMC

The effect of written information and counselling by an advanced practice nurse on resilience in women with vulvar neoplasia six months after surgical treatment and the influence of social support, recurrence, and age: a secondary analysis of a multicenter randomized controlled trial, WOMAN-PRO II.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 6;20(1):95. Epub 2020 May 6.

Institute for Applied Nursing Sciences IPW-FHS, FHS St. Gallen, University of Applied Sciences, Rosenbergstrasse 59, 9001, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Background: Women with vulvar neoplasia often complain about physical and psychological distress after surgical treatment. Lack of information and support can influence resilience. Whether an information-related intervention through an advanced practice nurse supports resilience and which other factors affect resilience in women with vulvar neoplasia has never been investigated. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7203815PMC

Frequency, risk factors, and complications of induced abortion in ten districts of Madagascar: results from a cross-sectional household survey.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 6;20(1):96. Epub 2020 May 6.

Epidemiology and Public Health Unit, Institut Pasteur of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Background: Madagascar has restrictive abortion laws with no explicit exception to preserve the woman's life. This study aimed to estimate the incidence of abortion in the country and examine the methods, consequences, and risk factors of these abortions.

Methods: We interviewed 3179 women between September 2015 and April 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00962-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7203894PMC

The effect of prenatal counseling on breastfeeding self-efficacy and frequency of breastfeeding problems in mothers with previous unsuccessful breastfeeding: a randomized controlled clinical trial.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 5;20(1):94. Epub 2020 May 5.

Student Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Background: Breastfeeding is one of the most important interfering factors in infants' health. Monitoring mothers' performance and providing them with the feedback helps to increase their self-efficacy, interest in learning, and level of performance. The present research evaluates the effect of prenatal counseling on the breastfeeding self-efficacy and frequency of breastfeeding problems in mothers with previous unsuccessful breastfeeding. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00947-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7201717PMC

Missed opportunities for family planning counselling among HIV-positive women receiving HIV Care in Uganda.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 5;20(1):91. Epub 2020 May 5.

Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere University School of Public Health, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda.

Introduction: 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 with the health system continue to miss out on this information. We sought to: a) determine the proportion of HIV-positive women enrolled in HIV care who missed family planning (FP) counselling; and b) assess if any association existed between receipt of FP counselling and current use of modern contraception to inform programming. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00942-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7201557PMC

Influential factors on sexual function in infertile women with endometriosis: a path analysis.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 5;20(1):92. Epub 2020 May 5.

Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Endometriosis have a negative influence on women's sexual life. The aim of the current study was to test a conceptual model considering the interrelated role of anxiety, depression, sleep quality, physical activity, BMI, stage of endometriosis, the intensity of dyspareunia and pelvic pain on sexual function (SF) in infertile women with endometriosis. Also test the mediating role of sleep quality, anxiety, and depression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00941-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7201757PMC

Women's empowerment is associated with maternal nutrition and low birth weight: evidence from Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 5;20(1):93. Epub 2020 May 5.

School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Background: 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 maternal and child health and nutritional goals. Our objective was to investigate the association of women's empowerment with maternal undernutrition and LBW. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00952-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7201548PMC

Crowdfunding abortion: an exploratory thematic analysis of fundraising for a stigmatized medical procedure.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 4;20(1):90. Epub 2020 May 4.

Simon Fraser University, Blusson Hall - 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada.

Background: Medical crowdfunding is the process of using a crowdfunding platform to raise funds for medical treatment and associated expenses, such as missing work or transportation costs to access care. This type of crowdfunding has become increasingly popular, and is an effective tool to raise financing for medical treatment in the absence of insurance. However, it is accompanied by questions of which diseases or treatments are viewed as worthy to fund and which do not fit the criteria of worthiness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00938-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7197167PMC

Risks and perception of non-communicable diseases and health promotion behavior of middle-aged female immigrants in Japan: a qualitative exploratory study.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 1;20(1):88. Epub 2020 May 1.

Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, 1-7-1 Sakamoto, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki, 8528520, Japan.

Background: Ensuring good health of immigrants is a serious issue across countries, including Japan. This study focused on the health of middle-aged female immigrants in Japan who experienced changes to their health as well as an increased risk of non-communicable diseases. Specifically, the study aimed to clarify the risks and perceptions of non-communicable diseases and health promotion behavior of middle-aged female immigrants in Japan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7195750PMC

Clitoral leiomyoma in a premenopausal woman: a case report.

BMC Womens Health 2020 May 1;20(1):89. Epub 2020 May 1.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Geneva University Hospitals, 30 Bld de la Cluse, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland.

Background: Extrauterine leiomyomata is an uncommon lesion that can lead to several problems of differential diagnosis, especially when localized in the external genitalia. There are few reports in the English literature and a novel association with Alport's syndrome has been investigated since the 1980s.

Case Presentation: Here, we describe the case of a premenopausal woman who presented with an indolent swelling of the right interlabial fossa that resulted in a Bartholin cyst. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7195734PMC

Correlates of use of withdrawal for contraception among women in Vietnam.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 29;20(1):87. Epub 2020 Apr 29.

Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Cunz Hall, 1841 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 433210, USA.

Background: Despite its relatively low effectiveness, withdrawal is a common contraceptive practice. In Vietnam, health concerns about hormonal contraception are strong and account for substantial method discontinuation. Given the paucity of evidence on withdrawal, our objective was to identify correlates of using withdrawal among women not desiring pregnancy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7191771PMC

Fertility preservation in Hong Kong Chinese society: awareness, knowledge and acceptance.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 29;20(1):86. Epub 2020 Apr 29.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 1/F, Block E, Special Block, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T, Hong Kong SAR.

Background: Fertility preservation for both medical and non-medical reasons are gaining increasing attention world-wide. This study aimed to evaluate the awareness, knowledge and acceptance on fertility preservation in Hong Kong Chinese.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study carried out between June 2016 to March 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00953-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7189503PMC

Social capital and fertility behaviors: a cross-sectional study in Iranian women health care workers.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 28;20(1):83. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Social Determinant of Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

Background: Fertility, in addition to the biomedical aspect, is phenomena of social, economic and demographic changes. Social network were considered for understanding fertility behaviors and changes in the levels of fertility. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between social capital and childbirth behaviors in Iranian women employees. Read More

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Prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse in women, associated factors and impact on quality of life in rural Pakistan: population-based study.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 28;20(1):82. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK.

Background: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a gynecological condition resulting from pelvic floor dysfunction in women. The objective of this study is to estimate "the prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse" associated factors, duration and impact on women's quality of life in rural Pakistan.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with a three stage random sampling strategy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00934-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7189438PMC

Quality of life, psychological distress and violence among women in close relationships: a population-based study in Finland.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 28;20(1):85. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, P.O. Box 30, FI-00271, Helsinki, Finland.

Background: The aim of this study was to examine associations between exposure to violence, quality of life, and psychological distress. Women aged 19-54 years who had been exposed to violence by someone in a close relationship were compared with women unexposed to violence in Finland. We also aimed to investigate associations between different forms of violence (physical, sexual, emotional, or any combination of these) with quality of life and psychological distress. Read More

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The significance of resilience in mental health promotion of marriage immigrant women: a qualitative study of factors and processes.

Authors:
Yeonjae Jo

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 28;20(1):84. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Dong-A University, College of Nursing, G05-510, Daeshingongwon-ro 32, Seogu, Busan, 49201, South Korea.

Background: This study explores a series of processes in which marriage immigrant women achieve positive mental health status after experiencing various marriage- and migrant-related difficulties through the framework of resilience theory. As marriage immigrant women face greater barriers to public health services than non-immigrant women, it is necessary to understand the related factors, process, and context to address these barriers and strengthen available assets.

Methods: A qualitative case study design was used with the phenomenological approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00945-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7189560PMC

Self-reported depression and social support are associated with egocentric network characteristics of HIV-infected women of color.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 23;20(1):80. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Background: We explore the social network characteristics associated with depressive symptoms and social support among HIV-infected women of color (WOC).

Methods: Network data were collected from 87 HIV-infected WOC at an academic Infectious Disease clinic in the United States (US) south. With validated instruments, interviewers also asked about depressive symptoms, social support, and treatment-specific social support. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00937-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7181511PMC

Vaginal repaired cesarean section diverticulum is beneficial in women with two prior cesarean sections.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 23;20(1):81. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

Departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated with Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, 1665 Kong Jiang Road, Shanghai, 200092, China.

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of vaginal repair in patients with cesarean section diverticulum (CSD) who had one or two previous cesarean sections (CSs).

Methods: From January 2012 to December 2014, 248 women with CSD underwent vaginal repair surgery in Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital. These included 193 women with one previous cesarean section and 55 women with two previous cesarean sections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00940-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7181476PMC

Prevalence, knowledge, attitude and practices of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) among United Arab Emirates population.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 22;20(1):79. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Background: Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a common practice in developing countries, including the UAE, and presents a major health problem.

Methods: A questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was conducted among 1035 participants: 831 (80.3%) females and 204 (19. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00949-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7178722PMC
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Ups and downs of drug rehab among women: a qualitative study.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 22;20(1):77. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: According to recent studies, the number of women drug users is dramatically increasing. However, the information on the issue of drug rehab in women is not sufficient, and there are numerous traditional, organizational, political and cultural barriers to the provision of relevant information in this regard in Iran. This study, thus, aimed to explain the factors influencing the decision of these women to stop drug use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00946-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7178936PMC

Modern contraceptive use among postpartum women living with HIV attending mother baby care points in Kabarole District, Uganda.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 22;20(1):78. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Background: Preventing unintended pregnancies among women living with HIV is important for improving maternal and child health outcomes. Despite multiple contacts between postpartum women and healthcare providers at health facilities, modern contraceptive use during postpartum period remains low even among women with intentions to limit or delay childbearing. We estimated postpartum modern contraceptive use, unmet need and factors associated with modern contraceptive use among HIV positive women attending mother-baby HIV care points. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00944-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7178756PMC

Winter syndrome: about an uncommon case report.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 21;20(1):76. Epub 2020 Apr 21.

Gynaecology-Obstetrics and Endoscopy Department, Maternity Souissi, University Hospital Center IBN SINA, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco.

Background: Congenital genital tract outflow obstruction may occur at different levels and with different clinical presentations. Winter syndrome was first described in 1968 as an association of renal, genital and middle ear anomalies. This syndrome is characterized by autosomal recessive transmission, unilateral or bilateral renal hypoplasia, distal vaginal atresia, and moderate to severe conductive hearing loss with malformation of the ossicles. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00951-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7175489PMC
April 2020
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Treatment of C-section diverticula with hysteroscopic resection in women without childbearing intention: a retrospective cohort study.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 21;20(1):75. Epub 2020 Apr 21.

Institute of Pediatrics, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University, 9 Jinsui Road, Zhujiang Newtown, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, 510623, China.

Background: Diverticulum, one of the long-term sequelae of cesarean section, can cause abnormal uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea and chronic pelvic pain. Hysteroscopic resection of diverticula is thought to reduce abnormal uterine bleeding and chronic pelvic pain. In this study, we aim to describe the improvement after hysteroscopic resection of cesarean section diverticula (CSD) in women without childbearing intention, and to explore the variables associated with poor prognosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00928-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7171842PMC

Is menopause still evolving? Evidence from a longitudinal study of multiethnic populations and its relevance to women's health.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 19;20(1):74. Epub 2020 Apr 19.

Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Background: To reflect on the impact of changing patterns of delayed marriage and reproduction and to seek evidence as to whether menopause is still evolving, characteristics of the menopause transition were investigated within and between ethnic populations in this study.

Methods: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted using data on 747 middle-aged women obtained from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) from 1996 to 2008. The ethnic groups included: Afro-American, Chinese, Japanese, Caucasian, and Hispanic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00932-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7168978PMC

Association between type 1 diabetes and female sexual dysfunction.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 16;20(1):73. Epub 2020 Apr 16.

Diabetology, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Rome "Sapienza", Sant'Andrea Hospital, Via di Grottarossa 1038, University of Rome 'Sapienza', Rome, Italy.

Background: This study aims to evaluate: 1) the prevalence of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) in women affected by type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and the control group; 2) the correlation between duration of DM, HbA1C levels and sexual life quality; 3) the relationship between different methods of insulin administration and sexual life quality; 4) the correlation between FSD and diabetes complications.

Methods: We selected 33 women with type 1 DM and 39 healthy women as controls. Each participant underwent a detailed medical history and physical examination and completed the 6-item Female Sexual Function Index questionnaire (FSFI-6). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7160956PMC

Changes in individual and contextual socio-economic level influence on reproductive behavior in Spanish women in the MCC-Spain study.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 15;20(1):72. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

Consortium for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain.

Background: The association between socioeconomic level and reproductive factors has been widely studied. For example, it is well known that women with lower socioeconomic status (SES) tend to have more children, the age at first-born being earlier. However, less is known about to what extent the great socioeconomic changes occurred in a country (Spain) could modify women reproductive factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00936-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7160989PMC
April 2020
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Perception of health, health behaviours and the use of prophylactic examinations in postmenopausal women.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 9;20(1):71. Epub 2020 Apr 9.

Chair of Development in Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland.

Background: Pro-health behaviours aim at disease prevention, recovery from an illness and maintenance of good health in a physical, mental and social sphere. The study had two main objectives: (a) to analyse health behaviours of postmenopausal women and their understanding of the notion of health, and (b) to analyse the relationship between individual categories of health behaviours and prophylactic activities undertaken by postmenopausal women.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among a convenience sample of 510 postmenopausal women. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7155283PMC

Effect of a short-term vitamin E supplementation on oxidative stress in infertile PCOS women under ovulation induction: a retrospective cohort study.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 6;20(1):69. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

Departments of Reproduction, Jiangsu Province Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, 210046, China.

Background: Vitamin E, which is critically important in the whole process of reproduction, can antagonize the oxidative stress caused by the oxygen free radicals and antioxidant imbalance and regulate normal physiological function of the reproductive system. The effect of short-term supplementation of vitamin E on outcomes of infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) when they underwent ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate (CC) and human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) remains unknown.

Methods: This was a retrospective cohort clinical trial from October 2015 to April 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00930-wDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7137506PMC

Socio-demographic characteristics and associated factors influencing cervical cancer screening among women attending in St. Paul's Teaching and Referral Hospital, Ethiopia.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 6;20(1):70. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

Shenzhen Institute, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, 518057, People's Republic of China.

Background: In Ethiopia, cervical cancer is the second most frequent cancer among women aged 15 to 44 years old. Cervical cancer screening is an effective measure to enhance the early detection of cervical cancer for prevention. However, the magnitude of cervical cancer screening is less than 1%. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7137499PMC

Comparative efficacy of statins, metformin, spironolactone and combined oral contraceptives in reducing testosterone levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a network meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 5;20(1):68. Epub 2020 Apr 5.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2457, Riyadh, 11451, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder affecting about 10% of women in reproductive age and associated with a variety of hormonal abnormalities, including hyperandrogenemia and infertility, all of which could lead to PCOS. Statins were previously introduced as a therapeutic option for reducing testosterone levels in women with PCOS, either alone or in combination. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of different statins alone or in combination with metformin in reducing testosterone levels in women with PCOS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00919-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7132972PMC

Prevalence and determinants of modern contraceptive utilization among rural lactating mothers: findings from the primary health care project in two northwest Ethiopian districts.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 3;20(1):67. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Dabat Research Centre Health and Demographic Surveillance System, Institute of Public Health College of Medicine and Health Science, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Contraceptive utilization is a guarantee to avert unwanted pregnancies. In Ethiopia however, more than half of the rural women have shorter birth intervals. Consequently, 17 and 8% of the births have been either mistimed (wanted at later date) or unwanted, respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00933-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118935PMC
April 2020
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Concurrent müllerianosis of the urinary bladder and the umbilicus presenting with umbilical bleeding: a rare case report and review of the literature.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Apr 3;20(1):66. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Department of Urology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd, Taipei, 10449, Taiwan.

Background: Müllerianosis is a very rare neoplasm composed of two or three Müllerian derived tissues (endosalpinx, endometrium and endocervix). We report the first case of concurrent müllerianosis of the urinary bladder and the umbilicus presenting with umbilical bleeding.

Case Presentation: A 43-year-old Asian premesopausal female, gravida 1, para 1, presented with intermittent umbilical bleeding. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00929-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7119285PMC

"The best thing is that you are doing it for yourself" - perspectives on acceptability and feasibility of HPV self-sampling among cervical cancer screening clients in Tanzania: a qualitative pilot study.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Mar 31;20(1):65. Epub 2020 Mar 31.

Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, 5000, Odense C, Denmark.

Background: Cervical cancer is the most common type of cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, and it is also the cancer disease that most women die from. The high mortality rate is partly due to low attendance rates to screening services and low sensitivity of visual inspection with acetic acid, which is the standard screening method used in screening programs in sub-Saharan Africa. In order to overcome of the burden of disease new screening strategies and methods are warranted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00917-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7110708PMC

Associations between menopausal hormone therapy and sleep disturbance in women during the menopausal transition and post-menopause: data from the Norwegian prescription database and the HUNT study.

BMC Womens Health 2020 Mar 30;20(1):64. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Faculty of Health Sciences. Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway.

Background: Impaired sleep is common in menopausal women. The aim was to examine associations between uses of systemic menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and sleep disturbance in a large population sample.

Methods: Female participants aged 45 to 75 years were selected from the Norwegian Health Study in Nord-Trøndelag (HUNT3, 2006-2008) (N = 13,060). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-020-00916-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7106897PMC