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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722175/how-the-community-shapes-unmet-need-for-modern-contraception-an-analysis-of-44-demographic-and-health-surveys
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Nicholas Metheny, Rob Stephenson
Unmet need for modern contraception is a major public health concern in resource-constrained countries. Recent research supports the application of social-ecological theories to explain how characteristics of a woman's community shape modern contraception use. However, this research focuses largely on individual countries and uses a limited number of community-level effects. We fitted three random-effects logistic regression models to examine associations between 13 community-level variables and the odds of reporting unmet need, unmet need for spacing, and unmet need for limiting for all parous, female respondents in 44 DHS surveys collected in 2010-2015 (n=528,101)...
July 19, 2017: Studies in Family Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720152/using-couples-discordant-reports-to-estimate-female-covert-use-of-modern-contraception-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Natalie C Gasca, Stan Becker
Substantial numbers of married women use contraceptives without their partner's knowledge in sub-Saharan Africa, but studies of female covert use across time are rare. This study investigates the levels, trends and correlates of covert use in nine countries and determines which contraceptive methods are more frequently used covertly by women. Data from monogamous couples in Demographic and Health Surveys were used from nine sub-Saharan African countries that had experienced an increase of 10 percentage points in current modern contraceptive use between an earlier (1991-2004) and later (2007-2011) survey...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720106/caretaker-adolescent-communication-on-sexual-and-reproductive-health-a-cross-sectional-study-in-unguja-tanzania-zanzibar
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Saada A Seif, Thecla W Kohi, Candida S Moshiro
BACKGROUND: Caretakers/parents/caregivers/guardians play important roles in improving Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) of adolescents. Caretaker-adolescent sexual communication suggested to influence young people's sexual behaviours. Despite this significance, the communication is believed to be low in Unguja due to the increase of risky sexual behaviours among adolescents. This study assessed the pattern of such communication using IMB model as a framework. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study targeted caretakers of adolescents aged 15-19...
July 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712596/factors-associated-with-contraceptive-method-choice-and-initiation-in-adolescents-and-young-women
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Rebecca Cohen, Jeanelle Sheeder, Meghan Kane, Stephanie B Teal
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to identify factors associated with uptake of contraceptive implants or intrauterine devices (IUDs) by adolescents and young women. METHODS: For this prospective cohort study, we recruited English-speaking female contraceptive initiators aged 14-24 years attending a Title X-supported, youth-focused clinic. Immediately prior to their visits, participants completed surveys assessing demographic and reproductive characteristics and awareness of, interest in, and intent to initiate specific contraceptive methods...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711643/contraceptive-use-and-unplanned-pregnancy-among-female-sex-workers-in-zambia
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Michael M Chanda, Katrina F Ortblad, Magdalene Mwale, Steven Chongo, Catherine Kanchele, Nyambe Kamungoma, Leah G Barresi, Guy Harling, Till Bärnighausen, Catherine E Oldenburg
OBJECTIVES: Access to reproductive healthcare, including contraceptive services, is an essential component of comprehensive healthcare for female sex workers (FSW). Here, we evaluated the prevalence of and factors associated with contraceptive use, unplanned pregnancy, and pregnancy termination among FSW in three transit towns in Zambia. STUDY DESIGN: Data arose from the baseline quantitative survey from a randomized controlled trial of HIV self-testing among FSW...
July 12, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710506/obese-versus-normal-weight-late-adolescent-females-have-inferior-trabecular-bone-microarchitecture-a-pilot-case-control-study
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Joseph M Kindler, Norman K Pollock, Hannah L Ross, Christopher M Modlesky, Harshvardhan Singh, Emma M Laing, Richard D Lewis
Though still a topic of debate, the position that skeletal health is compromised with obesity has received support in the pediatric and adult literature. The limited data relating specifically to trabecular bone microarchitecture, however, have been relatively inconsistent. The aim of this pilot cross-sectional case-control study was to compare trabecular bone microarchitecture between obese (OB) and normal-weight (NW) late-adolescent females. A secondary aim was to compare diaphyseal cortical bone outcomes between these two groups...
July 14, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709634/examining-the-role-of-the-pediatric-emergency-department-in-reducing-unintended-adolescent-pregnancy
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Michelle Solomon, Gia M Badolato, Lauren S Chernick, Maria E Trent, James M Chamberlain, Monika K Goyal
OBJECTIVES: To determine pregnancy risk and receptiveness to emergency department (ED)-based pregnancy prevention interventions among adolescents accessing care in the ED. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional electronic survey of adolescent females in a pediatric ED used to calculate the Pregnancy Risk Index, a validated measure estimating the annual risk of becoming pregnant based on recent sexual activity, contraceptive method(s), method-specific contraceptive failure rates, and interest in receipt of ED-based contraceptive services...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709512/correlates-of-sleep-quality-and-sleep-duration-in-a-sample-of-urban-dwelling-elderly-nigerian-women
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Michael B Fawale, Isiaka Alani Ismaila, Adekunle F Mustapha, Morenikeji A Komolafe, Olanrewaju Ibigbami
OBJECTIVES: Aging, female sex, and urbanization increase the risk of sleep impairment. Sleep in urban-dwelling elderly African women has been sparsely studied. We studied the characteristics and correlates of sleep quality and habitual sleep duration in a primary care population of urban-living Nigerian women. METHODS: Sleep quality and sleep duration over the previous 1 month were estimated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Excessive daytime sleepiness, risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and depressive symptoms were also assessed...
August 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706369/improving-the-knowledge-and-attitude-on-standard-days-method-of-family-planning-through-a-promotional-program-among-indian-postgraduate-students
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Philby Babu Menachery, Judith Angelitta Noronha, Sweety Fernanades
INTRODUCTION: The 'Standard Days Method' is a fertility awareness-based method of family planning that identifies day 8 through day 19 of the menstrual cycle as fertile days during which a woman is likely to conceive with unprotected intercourse. OBJECTIVE: The study was aimed to determine the effectiveness of a promotional program on the 'Standard Days Method' in terms of improving the knowledge scores and attitude scores. DESIGN: A pre-experimental one-group pretest-posttest research design was adopted...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704597/are-incident-gallstones-associated-to-sex-dependent-changes-with-age-a-cohort-study
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D M Shabanzadeh, S A Holmboe, L T Sørensen, A Linneberg, A-M Andersson, T Jørgensen
Age and female sex have repeatedly been identified as gallstone determinants but the underlying mechanisms are not clarified. The objectives of this study were to determine if changes with age in physiology, lifestyle, or reproductive hormones were associated with incident gallstones. A cohort study of a general population random sample (N = 2366) aged 30-60 years was performed. Participants were ultrasound screened for gallstones in 1982-84 and again in 1993-94. Lifestyle data and blood samples were obtained and re-analyzed in 2004...
July 13, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704413/association-of-insulin-resistance-with-near-peak-bone-mass-in-the-femur-and-lumbar-spine-of-korean-adults-aged-25-35-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2008-2010
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Min Soo Choo, Se Rin Choi, Jun Hyun Han, Seong Ho Lee, Young Suk Shim
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between insulin resistance and the bone mineral density (BMD) of femur and lumbar spine in Korean adults who are expected to exhibit near peak bone mass. METHODS: Data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008-2010 were analyzed. A total of 2,750 participants aged 25-35 years were included. Insulin resistance was assessed using a homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and serum fasting insulin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698864/prevalence-age-distribution-and-risk-factors-of-visual-inspection-with-acetic-acid-positive-from-2007-to-2011-in-jakarta
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Laila Nuranna, Nyoman Bagus Donny, Gatot Purwoto, Hariyono Winarto, Tofan Widya Utami, Tricia Dewi Anggraeni, Alexander A W Peters
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is still the second most frequent cancer among Indonesian women, thus screening program is still critically important to prevent it. Visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) was introduced as a method which is most suitable with Indonesia's condition compared with the other screening methods. The Female Cancer Program from Jakarta Regional collaborated with Leiden University in 2007 to 2011 has done cervical cancer screening using VIA method, involving 25,406 women spreading across several primary health centers in Jakarta...
June 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696201/sexual-activity-and-contraceptive-use-among-teenagers-in-the-united-states-2011-2015
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Joyce C Abma, Gladys M Martinez
Objective-This report presents national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptive use among males and females aged 15-19 in the United States in 2011-2015, based on data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). For selected indicators, data are also presented from the 1988, 1995, 2002, and 2006-2010 NSFGs, and from the 1988 and 1995 National Survey of Adolescent Males, which was conducted by the Urban Institute. Methods-NSFG data were collected through in-person interviews with nationally representative samples of men and women aged 15-44 in the household population of the United States...
June 2017: National Health Statistics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689253/effect-of-arteether-and-pyrimethamine-coadministration-on-the-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-profile-of-ormeloxifene
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Abhisheak Sharma, Swati Jaiswal, Mahendra Shukla, Jawahar Lal
The study was intended to investigate the effect of concomitant administration of antimalarial drug (pyrimethamine or arteether) on pharmacokinetic and post coitus contraceptive efficacy of ormeloxifene in female Sprague-Dawley rats. A serial sampling technique coupled with LC-MS/MS detection was utilized for quantification of ormeloxifene in plasma samples collected from female rats treated with ormeloxifene only and ormeloxifene with pyrimethamine or arteether. Coitus-proven female rats were utilized to investigate the effect of pyrimethamine or arteether coadministration on contraceptive efficacy of ormeloxifene by investigating the presence or absence of implantations and status of corpora lutea on day 10 post coitum...
July 8, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684053/three-step-method-for-menstrual-and-oral-contraceptive-cycle-verification
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Mia A Schaumberg, David G Jenkins, Xanne A K Janse de Jonge, Lynne M Emmerton, Tina L Skinner
OBJECTIVES: Fluctuating endogenous and exogenous ovarian hormones may influence exercise parameters; yet control and verification of ovarian hormone status is rarely reported and limits current exercise science and sports medicine research. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an individualised three-step method in identifying the mid-luteal or high hormone phase in endogenous and exogenous hormone cycles in recreationally-active women and determine hormone and demographic characteristics associated with unsuccessful classification...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683584/a-sonographic-study-of-thigh-telangiectasias
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Fabricio R Santiago, Mario Piscoya, Yung-Wei Chi
Introduction To date, there are limited descriptive data on the ultrasonographic characteristics of reticular and perforator veins associated with telangiectasias of the thigh. Objectives Evaluate the prevalence, anatomic correlations of reticular and perforator veins associated with lateral thigh telangiectasias. Methods This was a cohort study performed between June and December of 2014. Twenty-four female patients (43 limbs) with telangiectasias of the lateral thigh were evaluated by duplex ultrasound. Reticular and perforator veins were characterized according to valvular competency, vein diameter and connection with perforator veins at the thigh...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681975/exposure-effects-of-levonorgestrel-on-oogenesis-in-the-fathead-minnow-pimephales-promelas
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Tyler Frankel, Lance Yonkos, Jack Frankel
The synthetic progestin levonorgestrel (LNG) is commonly utilized as a component of human oral contraceptives. LNG enters the environment as a component of wastewater treatment plant effluent, and has been measured at low ng/L concentrations in surface waters. LNG has been shown to activate fish androgen receptors, causing the physical masculinization of females, changes in reproductive behavior, and decreases in fecundity. In this present study, the effects of LNG exposure on early stage oogenesis in the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) was examined...
July 6, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679428/using-participatory-methods-to-design-an-mhealth-intervention-for-a-low-income-country-a-case-study-in-chikwawa-malawi
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Rebecca Laidlaw, Diane Dixon, Tracy Morse, Tara K Beattie, Save Kumwenda, Grant Mpemberera
BACKGROUND: mHealth holds the potential to educate rural communities in developing countries such as Malawi, on issues which over-burdened and under staffed health centres do not have the facilities to address. Previous research provides support that mHealth could be used as a vehicle for health education campaigns at a community level; however the limited involvement of potential service users in the research process endangers both user engagement and intervention effectiveness. METHODS: This two stage qualitative study used participatory action research to inform the design and development of an mHealth education intervention...
July 5, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678622/carbohydrate-mouth-rinse-does-not-affect-performance-during-a-60-min-running-race-in-women
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Costas Chryssanthopoulos, Christos Ziaras, Tanja Oosthuyse, Ioannis Lambropoulos, Paradisis Giorgios P, Elias Zacharogiannis, Anastassios Philippou, Maria Maridaki
This study examined the effect of carbohydrate mouth rinsing on endurance running performance in women. Fifteen female recreational endurance runners, who used no oral contraceptives, ran two races of 1-h duration on an indoor track (216-m length) at 18:00 h after an 8-h fast with a 7-days interval between races, corresponding to the 3(rd)-10th day of each premenopausal runner's menstrual cycle, or any day for the postmenopausal runners. In a double-blind random order, participants rinsed their mouth with 25 ml of either a 6...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676330/trends-in-prescribing-behavior-of-systemic-agents-used-in-the-treatment-of-acne-among-dermatologists-and-nondermatologists-a-retrospective-analysis-2004-2013
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John S Barbieri, William D James, David J Margolis
BACKGROUND: Despite recommendations to limit the use of oral antibiotics and increasing support for hormonal agents in the treatment of acne, it is unclear whether there have been any significant changes in practice patterns. OBJECTIVE: To characterize changes in prescribing behavior for systemic agents in the treatment of acne in the United States between 2004 and 2013. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis using the OptumInsight Clinformatics DataMart (Optum, Eden Prairie, MN)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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