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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452587/timing-of-abortion-among-adolescent-and-young-women-presenting-for-post-abortion-care-in-kenya-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-nationally-representative-data
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Boniface A Ushie, Chimaraoke O Izugbara, Michael M Mutua, Caroline W Kabiru
BACKGROUND: Complications of unsafe abortion are a leading cause of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Adolescents and young women are disproportionately represented among those at risk of these complications. Currently, we know little about the factors associated with young women's timing of abortion. This study examined the timing of abortion as well as factors influencing it among adolescents and young women aged 12-24 years who sought post-abortion care (PAC) in health facilities in Kenya...
February 17, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444670/breast-cancer-in-ethiopia-evidence-for-geographic-difference-in-the-distribution-of-molecular-subtypes-in-africa
#2
Endale Hadgu, Daniel Seifu, Wondemagegnhu Tigneh, Yonas Bokretsion, Abebe Bekele, Markos Abebe, Thomas Sollie, Sofia D Merajver, Christina Karlsson, Mats G Karlsson
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease with several morphological and molecular subtypes. Widely accepted molecular classification system uses assessment of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and proliferation marker Ki67. Few studies have been conducted on the incidence and molecular types of breast cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Previous studies mainly from Western and Central Africa, showed breast cancer to occur at younger ages and to present with aggressive features, such as high-grade, advanced stage and triple-negative phenotype (negative for ER, PR and HER2)...
February 14, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433488/prevalence-of-dysmenorrhea-among-university-students-in-northern-ghana-its-impact-and-management-strategies
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Evans Paul Kwame Ameade, Anthony Amalba, Baba Sulemana Mohammed
BACKGROUND: The period of menstruation is an eventful one for a significant number of post-pubescent females as they experience lower abdominal pains referred to as dysmenorrhea. This study conducted among female students of the Tamale campus of the University for Development Studies assessed the prevalence of dysmenorrhea, its impact on the students and treatment methods applied. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using a self-administered questionnaire was used to obtain data from 293 randomly selected female students...
February 13, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433492/listening-to-their-voices-understanding-rural-women-s-perceptions-of-good-delivery-care-at-the-mibilizi-district-hospital-in-rwanda
#4
Zack Ndirima, Florian Neuhann, Claudia Beiersmann
BACKGROUND: Poor quality maternity care may lead to increased maternal dissatisfaction, and subsequent decreased utilization of health services or both. In a responsive health system, determining suitable delivery care, in the mother's opinion, may lead to an improved quality of services and the mother's satisfaction. In Rwanda, there is still limited knowledge and inadequate research regarding patient satisfaction and preferences, especially for women's perceptions and needs during childbirth...
February 12, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409520/factors-associated-with-menstrual-cycle-irregularity-and-menopause
#5
Jinju Bae, Susan Park, Jin-Won Kwon
BACKGROUND: A regular menstrual cycle is an important indicator of a healthy reproductive system. Previous studies reported obesity, stress, and smoking as the factors that are associated with irregular menstruation and early menopause. However, the integrative effects of these modifiable risk factors have not been fully understood. This study aimed to investigate the modifiable risk factors of menstrual cycle irregularity and premature menopause, as well as their individual and combined effects among adult women in Korea...
February 6, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409489/intimate-partner-sexual-violence-and-risk-for-femicide-suicidality-and-substance-use-among-women-in-antenatal-care-and-general-out-patients-in-thailand
#6
Supa Pengpid, Karl Peltzer, Orapin Laosee, Kawinarat Suthisukon
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the occurrence and health consequences of intimate partner sexual assault. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and correlates of sexual assault in the context of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Thailand. METHODS: In a cross-sectional survey adult female participants were systematically screened (self-administered or interview administered) for IPV in antenatal care and general outpatient clinics in nine randomly selected hospitals in two provinces in the central region...
February 6, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402320/women-s-contraceptive-discontinuation-and-switching-behavior-in-urban-senegal-2010-2015
#7
Janine Barden-O'Fallon, Ilene S Speizer, Lisa M Calhoun, Meghan Corroon
BACKGROUND: With the focus of global and national family planning initiatives on reaching "additional user" targets, it is increasingly important for programs to assess contraceptive method discontinuation and switching. This analysis calculated the discontinuation rate and method-specific discontinuation rates, examined reasons given for contraceptive discontinuation, and assessed characteristics associated with subsequent contraceptive switching and abandonment among women living in urban areas of Senegal...
February 5, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402265/a-qualitative-study-of-developing-beliefs-about-health-illness-and-healthcare-in-migrant-african-women-with-gestational-diabetes-living-in-sweden
#8
Katarina Hjelm, Karin Bard, Jan Apelqvist
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes (GDM) is associated with health risks for both mother and child, and is particularly relevant to migrant women and women of African origin. With today's extensive global migration, contact with the new society and health system confronts the migrant's culture of origin with the culture of the host country. The question is whether immigrants' patterns of beliefs about health, illness, and health-related behaviour change over time, as no previous studies have been found on this topic...
February 5, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394899/menstrual-hygiene-management-among-women-and-adolescent-girls-in-the-aftermath-of-the-earthquake-in-nepal
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Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Meika Bhattachan, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Reshu Agrawal Sagtani, Rajan Bikram Rayamajhi, Pramila Rai, Gaurav Sharma
BACKGROUND: Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an essential aspect of hygiene for women and adolescent girls between menarche and menopause. Despite being an important issue concerning women and girls in the menstruating age group MHM is often overlooked in post-disaster responses. Further, there is limited evidence of menstrual hygiene management in humanitarian settings. This study aims to describe the experiences and perceptions of women and adolescent girls on menstrual hygiene management in post-earthquake Nepal...
February 2, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390997/normal-high-fat-milk-consumption-is-associated-with-higher-lean-body-and-muscle-mass-in-japanese-women-aged-between-40-and-60%C3%A2-years-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Yuri Sukenobe, Masakazu Terauchi, Asuka Hirose, Miho Hirano, Mihoko Akiyoshi, Kiyoko Kato, Naoyuki Miyasaka
BACKGROUND: Milk is known to contain various nutrients that may have health benefits for postmenopausal women who are at an increased risk of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases. We investigated the association between normal/high- and low-fat milk consumption and body composition in Japanese women aged 40 to 60 years. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used the baseline data collected in a previous study that examined the effects of a dietary supplement on a variety of health parameters in 85 Japanese women aged 40 to 60 years...
February 2, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390992/traumatic-events-exploring-associations-with-maternal-depression-infant-bonding-and-oxytocin-in-latina-mothers
#11
Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Kefu Zhu, Kexin Fei, Yumeng Bu, Alexandria P Weston, Uma Ravat
BACKGROUND: Childhood and adulthood traumatic experiences negatively impact maternal-infant bonding and increase risk of postpartum depression (PPD). Lower oxytocin levels have also been associated with PPD and compromised mother-infant bonding. Despite advances in these areas of investigation, much of the research has not included Latinas, who are important because they have high rates of fertility, traumatic events, and PPD. METHODS: To address gaps identified in the literature, we explored associations between traumatic life events, PPD, and bonding subscale scores (e...
February 1, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385991/validity-of-st-gallen-risk-categories-in-prognostication-of-breast-cancer-patients-in-southern-sri-lanka
#12
Harshini Peiris, Lakmini Mudduwa, Neil Thalagala, Kamani Jayatilake
BACKGROUND: Although, there are many developments in the field of management, breast cancer is still the commonest cause of cancer related deaths in women in Sri Lanka. This emphasizes the need for validation of treatment protocols that are used in Sri Lanka for managing breast cancers. There are no published papers on treatment and survival of breast cancer patients in Sri Lanka. Hence this study was designed to determine the validity of St Gallen risk categories based on the survival outcomes of breast cancer patients in Southern Sri Lanka...
January 31, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382322/trauma-attachment-style-and-somatization-a-study-of-women-with-dyspareunia-and-women-survivors-of-sexual-abuse
#13
Michal Granot, Yoram Yovell, Eli Somer, Ahuva Beny, Ronit Sadger, Ronit Uliel-Mirkin, Yaara Zisman-Ilani
BACKGROUND: Evidence points toward shared characteristics between female survivors of sexual abuse and women with dyspareunia. This study explored, for the first time, similarities and differences between women who were exposed to sexual abuse to those with dyspareunia, in order to examine whether insecure attachment styles and high somatization level are associated with trauma among women with dyspareunia. METHODS: Attachment styles were explored using the Experience in Close Relationships Scale to reflect participants' levels of anxiety and avoidance...
January 30, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374484/distant-and-proximate-factors-associated-with-maternal-near-miss-a-nested-case-control-study-in-selected-public-hospitals-of-addis-ababa-ethiopia
#14
Ewnetu Firdawek Liyew, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, Birgitta Essén
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia is one of the sub-Saharan Africa countries with the highest maternal mortality. Maternal near-misses are more common than deaths and statistically stronger for a comprehensive analysis of the determinants. The study aimed to identify the factors associated with maternal near-miss in selected public hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study in five selected public hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016...
January 27, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370851/subclinical-hypothyroidism-would-not-lead-to-female-sexual-dysfunction-in-chinese-women
#15
Han Luo, Wanjun Zhao, Hongliu Yang, Qianqian Han, Li Zeng, Huairong Tang, Jingqiang Zhu
BACKGROUND: There is dearth of research about female sexual dysfunction (FSD), especially in China, because of conservative beliefs. Previous studies indicated the relationship between subclinical hypothyroidism and anxiety and depression. However, there is dearth of research regarding the relationship between subclinical hypothyroidism and FSD in Chinses women. METHOD: A hospital-based research was conducted. Female sexual function was measured by CVFSFI which includes 19 items...
January 25, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370795/preparing-for-a-trial-to-test-a-postpartum-weight-retention-intervention-among-low-income-women-feasibility-of-a-protocol-in-a-community-based-organization
#16
Charmaine Wright, Marjie Mogul, Glamarys Acevedo, Jaya Aysola, Florence Momplaisir, Sandy Schwartz, Judy Shea
BACKGROUND: Postpartum weight retention (PPWR) causes intergenerational harm, negatively affecting a mother's cardiovascular health and ability to have future healthy pregnancies. Low-income minority women are at highest risk for PPWR with little guidance concerning timeline or strategy to lose weight after delivery. An academic-community partnership conducted observational and focus group work to develop an intervention for PPWR among low-income mothers. This study's objective is to determine the feasibility of implementing a PPWR intervention trial in partnership with a community-based organization (CBO) serving low-income families with social service support...
January 25, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368639/role-of-hiv-in-the-desire-of-procreation-and-motherhood-in-women-living-with-hiv-in-spain-a-qualitative-approach
#17
Debora Alvarez-Del Arco, Sabela Rodríguez, Mª Jesús Pérez-Elías, Jose Ramón Blanco, Sandra Cuellar, Jorge Del Romero, Ignacio Santos, Vicente Boix, Mar Masiá, Lydia Pascual, Victoria Hernando
BACKGROUND: Improved antiretroviral treatments and decrease in vertical transmission of HIV have led to a higher number of women living with HIV to consider childbearing. However, stigma and social rejection result in specific challenges that HIV positive women with procreation intentions have to face with. Our objective was to in depth analyse elements shaping their desire for procreation and specifically investigate the impact of HIV. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted through open interviews with 20 women living with HIV between 18 and 45 years of age, from the Spanish AIDS Research Network Cohort (CoRIS)...
January 24, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368607/predictors-of-abnormal-cytology-among-hpv-infected-women-in-remote-territories-of-french-guiana
#18
Antoine Adenis, Valentin Dufit, Maylis Douine, Jerome Ponty, Laure Bianco, Fatiha Najioullah, Odile Kilié, Dominique Catherine, Nadia Thomas, Jean Luc Deshayes, Paul Brousse, Gabriel Carles, Claire Grenier, Vincent Lacoste, Vincent Molinie, Raymond Cesaire, Mathieu Nacher
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer prevention using cervical cytology is insufficiently sensitive, a significant proportion of HPV-infected women having normal cytology. The objective of the present study was to try to identify factors associated with abnormal cytology in HPV-infected women living in remote areas of French Guiana. METHODS: A study was conducted in women aged 20-65 years having HPV infections confirmed by HPV DNA detection using the GREINER-BIO-ONE kit...
January 24, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357853/does-women-s-caste-make-a-significant-contribution-to-adolescent-pregnancy-in-nepal-a%C3%A2-study-of-dalit-and-non-dalit-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-rupandehi-district
#19
Hridaya Raj Devkota, Andrew Clarke, Shanti Shrish, Dharma Nanda Bhatta
BACKGROUND: Adolescent pregnancy is a public health concern worldwide. There are disparities in the occurrence of adolescence pregnancy in different social groups and settings; however, few studies have focused on the contribution of a woman's caste in early pregnancy in Nepal. This study aimed to examine the association between caste and adolescent pregnancy; and investigate factors that influence this among women of Dalit and non-Dalit caste groups. METHODS: A cross sectional survey among 457 women, age between 14 and 24 years was carried out in Rupandehi district of Nepal...
January 22, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347935/real-world-experience-of-women-using-extended-cycle-vs-monthly-cycle-combined-oral-contraception-in-the-united-states-the-national-health-and-wellness-survey
#20
Rossella E Nappi, Iñaki Lete, Lulu K Lee, Natalia M Flores, Marie-Christine Micheletti, Boxiong Tang
BACKGROUND: The real-world experience of women receiving extended-cycle combined oral contraception (COC) versus monthly-cycle COC has not been reported. METHODS: Data were from the United States 2013 National Health and Wellness Survey. Eligible women (18-50 years old, premenopausal, without hysterectomy) currently using extended-cycle COC (3 months between periods) were compared with women using monthly-cycle COC. Treatment satisfaction (1 "extremely dissatisfied" to 7 "extremely satisfied"), adherence (8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale©), menstrual cycle-related symptoms, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and health state utilities (Medical Outcomes Short Form Survey-36v2®), depression (9-item Patient Health Questionnaire), sleep difficulties, Work Productivity and Activity Impairment-General Health, and healthcare resource use were assessed using one-way analyses of variance, chi-square tests, and generalized linear models (adjusted for covariates)...
January 18, 2018: BMC Women's Health
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