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Journal of Women's Health

Amy H Farkas, Sarah Tilstra, Sonya Borrero, Melissa McNeil
BACKGROUND: Internal medicine residents are expected to be able to provide gender-specific care. The objective of this study was to develop a consensus list of core topics and procedural skills in women's health to allow residency program directors to prioritize and standardize educational efforts in women's health. METHODS: We conducted a two-round Delphi of women's health experts. Participants were given a list of topics and asked to: (1) rank each topic based on how important they felt each topic was for internal medicine residents to be proficient in upon graduation, and (2) identify which topics were critical for a women's health curriculum...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Brielle M Spataro, Sarah A Tilstra, Doris M Rubio, Melissa A McNeil
BACKGROUND: Burnout is a significant problem facing internal medicine residents contributing to increased risk of depression and suicidal ideation. Coping mechanisms and burnout may differ based on sex. METHODS: The study was a retrospective cross-sectional study of reported burnout and coping mechanisms used by internal medicine residents in June 2014 at a large academic center and its community affiliate. Two hundred eighty-five postgraduate year (PGY)-1, 2, 3, and 4 and incoming PGY-1 residents were surveyed...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Todd Hagobian, Allison Smouse, Mikaela Streeter, Chloe Wurst, Andrew Schaffner, Suzanne Phelan
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that women have higher concentrations of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA), but an intervention to reduce BPA is lacking in women. To test the hypothesis that an intervention to reduce BPA would decrease urinary BPA concentrations over 3 weeks, 24 women (mean ± standard deviation [SD]; 22.1 ± 2.8 kg/m(2) body mass index, 20.9 ± 1.5 years) were randomly assigned to an intervention or control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The intervention included weekly face-to-face meetings to reduce BPA exposures from food, cosmetics, and other packaged products...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Katherine He, Vanessa K Dalton, Melissa K Zochowski, Kelli Stidham Hall
BACKGROUND: Family planning research has not adequately addressed women's preferences for different contraceptive methods and whether women's contraceptive experiences match their preferences. METHODS: Data were drawn from the Women's Healthcare Experiences and Preferences Study, an Internet survey of 1,078 women aged 18-55 randomly sampled from a national probability panel. Survey items assessed women's preferences for contraceptive methods, match between methods preferred and used, and perceived reasons for mismatch...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Yakir Rottenberg, Lea Baider, Jeremy M Jacobs, Tamar Peretz, Gil Goldzweig
BACKGROUND: Experiences in caregiving may affect further coping with illness. The aim of this study was to assess mortality risk among women diagnosed with breast cancer while caring for a male spouse who had been diagnosed with cancer before or at the time of their own diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used a historical prospective study of a nationally representative cohort that was assessed by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics 1995 census and followed until 2011...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Samah Hayek, Teena Enav, Tamy Shohat, Lital Keinan-Boker
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of breast cancer screening programs in reducing mortality is well established in the scientific literature. The National Breast Cancer Screening Program in Israel provides biennial mammograms for women of average risk aged 50-74 and annual mammograms for women aged 40-49 at higher risk. Compliance is high, but differential. This study explores different factors associated with breast cancer screening attendance among women aged 40-74 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two main outcomes were studied: ever been screened and been screened in the 2 years preceding the study, using the cross-sectional Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Survey conducted in 2010-2012 among 2575 Israeli women aged 21+ years...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Jin-Won Noh, Kyoung-Beom Kim, Hyunchun Park, Young Dae Kwon
BACKGROUND: This study aims to set itself apart from prior research by elucidating gender differences in outpatient service utilization among adults aged 20 years or older, using nationally representative survey data. METHODS: Data from the Korea Health Panel (KHP) collected between 2010 and 2011 were used. In this study, all KHP participants who accessed outpatient service between 2010 and 2011 were included; 13,525 participants used outpatient services in 2010 and 12,991 in 2011...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Dudith Pierre-Victor, Timothy F Page, Mary Jo Trepka, Dionne P Stephens, Tan Li, Purnima Madhivanan
BACKGROUND: The link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and anogenital cancers is well established in the literature. Many states have passed laws requiring funding for HPV education or vaccination. Mandatory HPV vaccination policies have been considered and passed in several states; yet their effectiveness has not been evaluated. This study sought to assess the impact of Virginia's HPV vaccine mandate for school-entry on HPV vaccine uptake among females aged 13-17 years. METHODS: Data from the National Immunization Survey-Teen for the 2008-2012 period were used, and 3,203 adolescent females were included in the analysis...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Christian W Wallwiener, Lisa-Maria Wallwiener, Harald Seeger, Birgitt Schönfisch, Alfred O Mueck, Johannes Bitzer, Stephan Zipfel, Sara Y Brucker, Stephanie Wallwiener, Florin-Andrei Taran, Markus Wallwiener
BACKGROUND: We undertook to study possible determinants of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in a large cohort of female medical students from German-speaking countries. METHODS: We conducted an online questionnaire-based anonymous survey in a cohort of >2600 female medical students enrolled at German-speaking universities. The questionnaire comprised the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) plus additional questions regarding contraception, sexual activity, age, height, weight, lifestyle, activity at work, sexuality and emotional interaction with a steady partner, pregnancy history and plans, health problems, and self-acceptance...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Susan R Davis
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September 27, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
David F Archer, Ellen W Freeman, Barry S Komm, Kelly A Ryan, Ching-Ray Yu, Sebastian Mirkin, JoAnn V Pinkerton
OBJECTIVES: Conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene (CE/BZA) reduced menopause-related hot flashes (HFs) in the Selective estrogens, Menopause, And Response to Therapy (SMART) trials. This post hoc pooled analysis of SMART-1 and -2 further characterized effects of CE/BZA on HFs in the overall population and patient subgroups. METHODS: Data from two randomized, double-blind, placebo- and active-controlled, phase 3 studies were pooled for nonhysterectomized postmenopausal women with moderate/severe HFs given CE 0...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, Mirjam Ruecke, Ute Seeland, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of mortality for women worldwide, yet their impact is frequently underestimated. To raise awareness for preventative lifestyle measures other contacts with the healthcare system should be exploited. We analyzed access patterns to other healthcare specialists and population screening measures to identify options for opportunistic counseling on cardiovascular risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 1062 randomly selected German urban women aged 25-74 years in 2012-2013, divided into 5 age bands...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Katherine A Ornstein
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September 23, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Laura Ann McCloskey, Kelly A Doran, Megan R Gerber
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) may interfere with women's use of preferred forms of contraception, resulting in unwanted pregnancies forcing women to seek permanent sterilization. A history of child sexual abuse (CSA) presages the risk for IPV in adulthood setting the stage for adverse reproductive outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether CSA and IPV are associated with women's voluntary sterilization when adjusting for demographics and reproductive health history...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Rebecca L Smith, Lisa Gallicchio, Jodi A Flaws
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to identify (1) the importance of a number of potential factors affecting the likelihood of sexual activity in perimenopausal women and (2) the likelihood of a number of barriers to sexual activity. METHODS: A cohort of 780 women undergoing menopausal transition was surveyed annually for up to 7 years. Data were collected on sexual activity and, if not sexually active, reasons for no sexual activity, as well as a number of potential risk factors...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Lulu Song, Lijun Shen, Chrispin Mandiwa, Siyi Yang, Yuan Liang, Jing Yuan, Youjie Wang
BACKGROUND: The relationship between abortion and uterine fibroids has received little attention. The aim of the present study was to explore the association between number of induced and spontaneous abortions and the risk of uterine fibroids in middle-aged and older Chinese women. METHODS: A total of 14,595 retired female employees from the Dongfeng-Tongji cohort study were included in our analysis. Information on induced and spontaneous abortions was collected by trained interviewers through face-to-face interviews...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Rama Saha, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Per Tornvall, Lena Marions
OBJECTIVES: Despite the high prevalence of endometriosis among women of reproductive age, risk factors or markers for developing the condition remain largely unknown. Many of the published studies are based on small selected samples. We therefore investigated the relationships of reproductive and lifestyle factors with endometriosis in a large sample of Swedish female twins. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 28,822 women. Among these, endometriosis was reported by 1,228 women and the self-reported diagnosis was confirmed by medical records...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Petra M Casey, Kathy L MacLaughlin, Stephanie S Faubion
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction is common among US women of reproductive age, many of whom use contraception. Various contraceptive methods have been associated with changes in sexual function. METHODS: In this narrative review, we selected key articles based on our collective clinical experience. We summarized findings and best practice recommendations for addressing a woman's contraception and its potential relationship to sexual function. RESULTS: Although some hormonal contraception is associated with sexual dysfunction, studies show mixed results based on route of administration and progestin component...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
James E Ferguson
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September 13, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Yamnia I Cortés, Nancy Reame, Cosmina Zeana, Haomiao Jia, David C Ferris, Elizabeth Shane, Michael T Yin
OBJECTIVE: To characterize and compare cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in HIV-infected and uninfected postmenopausal minority women using the Framingham Risk Score (FRS) as an assessment measure. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was performed in 152 (109 HIV+, 43 HIV-) subjects from an existing study cohort of postmenopausal Hispanic and African American women. Data necessary to calculate FRS and menopause features were retrieved by retrospective chart review...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
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