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International Journal of Women's Health

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Editor in Chief Professor Elie D Al-Chaer

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Review
Intrauterine contraception after cesarean section and during lactation: a systematic review
Goldstuck ND, Steyn PS
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:811-818
04 December 2013

Original Research
Maternal and neonatal outcomes of placenta previa and placenta accreta: three years of experience with a two-consultant approach
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Kassem GA, Alzahrani AK
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:803-810
28 November 2013

Original Research
Use of hormonal contraceptives to control menstrual bleeding: attitudes and practice of Brazilian gynecologists
Makuch MY, Osis MJD, Pádua KS, Bahamondes L
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:795-801
27 November 2013

Original Research
Prevalence and risk factors for postpartum depressive symptoms in Argentina: a cross- sectional study
Mathisen SE, Glavin K, Lien L, Lagerløv P
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:787-793
21 November 2013

Original Research
Reasons for disclosure of gender to pregnant women during prenatal ultrasonography
Shukar-ud-din S, Ubaid F, Shahani E, Saleh F
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:781-785
13 December 2013

Original Research
Experiences of pregnancy and motherhood among teenage mothers in a suburb of Accra, Ghana: a qualitative study
Gyesaw NYK, Ankomah A
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:773-780
12 November 2013

Original Research
Effectiveness of a modified version of the applied relaxation technique in treatment of perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms
Saensak S, Vutyavanich T, Somboonporn W, Srisurapanont M
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:765-771
05 November 2013

Review
Diagnosis, management, and long-term outcomes of rectovaginal endometriosis
Moawad NS, Caplin A
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:753-763
08 November 2013

Review
Prevention of postpartum hemorrhage in low-resource settings: current perspectives
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Prata N, Bell S, Weidert K
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:737-752
13 November 2013

Original Research
Maternal and neonatal risk factors for early-onset group B streptococcal disease: a case control study
Al-Kadri HM, Bamuhair SS, Al Johani SM, Al-Buriki NA, Tamim HM
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:729-735
29 October 2013

Original Research
Comparison of high- versus low-intensity community health worker intervention to promote newborn and child health in Northern Nigeria
Findley SE, Uwemedimo OT, Doctor HV, Green C, Adamu F, Afenyadu GY
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:717-728
29 October 2013

Original Research
Associations of demographic variables and the Health Belief Model constructs with Pap smear screening among urban women in Botswana
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McFarland DM
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:709-716
24 October 2013

Review
Intravaginal rings as delivery systems for microbicides and multipurpose prevention technologies
Thurman AR, Clark MR, Hurlburt JA, Doncel GF
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:695-708
21 October 2013

Original Research
Abnormal uterine bleeding as a presenting symptom is related to multiple uterine leiomyoma: an ultrasound-based study
Fonseca-Moutinho JA, Barbosa LS, Torres DG, Nunes SM
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:689-694
18 October 2013

Review
Crohn’s disease in women
Plavšić I, Štimac T, Hauser G
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:681-688
18 October 2013

Original Research
The effects of cigarette smoking on aerobic and anaerobic capacity and heart rate variability among female university students
Lee CL, Chang WD
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:667-679
17 October 2013

Original Research
Excessive gestational weight gain and obesity contribute to altered expression of maternal insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3
Ferraro ZM, Qiu Q, Gruslin A, Adamo KB
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:657-665
02 October 2013

Original Research
Barriers to use of modern contraceptives among women in an inner city area of Osogbo metropolis, Osun State, Nigeria
Asekun–Olarinmoye EO, Adebimpe WO, Bamidele JO, Odu OO, Asekun-Olarinmoye IO, Ojofeitimi EO
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:647-655
11 October 2013

Original Research
Pregnancy outcomes associated with Cesarean deliveries in Peruvian public health facilities
Gonzales GF, Tapia VL, Fort AL, Betran AP
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:637-645
04 October 2013

Original Research
Counseling about gestational weight gain and healthy lifestyle during pregnancy: Canadian maternity care providers' self-evaluation
Ferraro ZM, Boehm KS, Gaudet LM, Adamo KB
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:629-636
30 September 2013

Original Research
Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging with Virtual Touch™ tissue quantification: mean shear wave velocity of malignant and benign breast masses
Wojcinski S, Brandhorst K, Sadigh G, Hillemanns P, Degenhardt F
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:619-627
30 September 2013

Original Research
Offering extended use of the combined contraceptive pill: a survey of specialist family planning services
Sauer U, Mann S, Brima N, Stephenson J
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:613-617
30 September 2013

Review
Ospemifene for the treatment of dyspareunia associated with vulvar and vaginal atrophy: potential benefits in bone and breast
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Soe LH, Wurz GT, Kao CJ, DeGregorio MW
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:605-611
25 September 2013

Review
Management of urolithiasis in pregnancy
Semins MJ, Matlaga BR
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:599-604
30 September 2013

Original Research
Medical abortion practices among private providers in Vietnam
Park MH, Nguyen TH, Dang AN, Ngo TD
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:593-598
24 September 2013

Short Report
Brief research report: sociodemographic factors associated with HIV status among African American women in Washington, DC
Perkins EL, Voisin DR, Brade Stennis KA
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:587-591
19 September 2013

Letter
Use of recombinant human antithrombin concentrate in pregnancy
Baumann Kreuziger LM, Prosen TL, Reding MT
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:583-586
16 September 2013

Original Research
Ethical aspects of obstetric care: expectations and experiences of patients in South East Nigeria
Iyoke CA, Ezugwu FO, Ugwu GO, Lawani OL, Onyebuchi AK
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:571-582
06 September 2013

Original Research
Triptolide induces lysosomal-mediated programmed cell death in MCF-7 breast cancer cells
Owa C, Messina Jr ME, Halaby R
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:557-569
05 September 2013

Review
Female pattern alopecia: current perspectives
Levy LL, Emer JJ
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:541-556
29 August 2013

Original Research
Agreement between patient-reported and provider-reported choice of contraceptive method among family planning patients in New York City: implications for public health
Ventura A, Garbers S, Meserve A, Chiasson MA
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:533-540
30 August 2013

Original Research
Association between vitamin D insufficiency and adverse pregnancy outcome: global comparisons
Bener A, Al-Hamaq AO, Saleh NM
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:523-531
04 September 2013

Original Research
Ectopic pregnancy: a life-threatening gynecological emergency
Lawani OL, Anozie OB, Ezeonu PO
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:515-521
19 August 2013

Original Research
Factors associated with severe preeclampsia and eclampsia in Jahun, Nigeria
Guerrier G, Oluyide B, Keramarou M, Grais RF
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:509-513
19 August 2013

Original Research
Retrospective cohort study of the effects of obesity in early pregnancy on maternal weight gain and obstetric outcomes in an obstetric population in Africa
Iyoke CA, Ugwu GO, Ezugwu FO, Lawani OL, Onyebuchi AK
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:501-507
14 August 2013

Original Research
High maternal and neonatal mortality rates in northern Nigeria: an 8-month observational study
Guerrier G, Oluyide B, Keramarou M, Grais R
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:495-499
13 August 2013

Original Research
HPV infection, cervical abnormalities, and cancer in HIV-infected women in Mumbai, India: 12-month follow-up
Isaakidis P, Pimple S, Varghese B, Khan S, Mansoor H, Ladomirska J, Sharma N, Da Silva E, Metcalf C, Caluwaerts S, Alders P, Ntzani EE, Reid T
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:487-494
13 August 2013

Original Research
Treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids with green tea extract: a pilot randomized controlled clinical study
Roshdy E, Rajaratnam V, Maitra S, Sabry M, Ait Allah AS, Al-Hendy A
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:477-486
07 August 2013

Review
Management of osteoporosis and menopausal symptoms: focus on bazedoxifene/conjugated estrogen combination
Mirkin S, Pickar JH
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:465-475
07 August 2013

Original Research
Maternal mortality in rural South Africa: the impact of case definition on levels and trends
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Garenne M, Kahn K, Collinson MA, Gómez-Olivé FX, Tollman S
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:457-463
06 August 2013

Original Research
Is a bowel resection necessary for deep endometriosis with rectovaginal or colorectal involvement?
Acién P, Núñez C, Quereda F, Velasco I, Valiente M, Vidal V
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:449-455
29 July 2013

Review
Impact of vulvovaginal health on postmenopausal women: a review of surveys on symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy
Parish SJ, Nappi RE, Krychman ML, Kellogg-Spadt S, Simon JA, Goldstein JA, Kingsberg SA
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:437-447
29 July 2013

Original Research
Maternal mortality at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Southeast Nigeria: a 10-year review (2003–2012)
Obiechina NJ, Okolie VE, Okechukwu ZC, Oguejiofor CF, Udegbunam OI, Nwajiaku LSA, Ogbuokiri C, Egeonu R
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:431-436
23 July 2013

Original Research
Risk factors and prevalence of osteoporosis in premenopausal women from poor economic backgrounds in Colombia
Londono J, Valencia P, Santos AM, Gutiérrez LF, Baquero R, Valle-Oñate R
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:425-430
19 July 2013

Case report
Effectiveness of the cyclic administration of dienogest in a case of pathological disappearance of intestinal endometriosis
Tamura R, Tsuneki I, Yanase T
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:421-424
16 July 2013

Original Research
Making strides in women’s mental health care delivery in rural Ethiopia: demographics of a female outpatient psychiatric cohort at Jimma University Specialized Hospital (2006–2008)
Chemali ZN, Borba CPC, Henderson TE, Tesfaye M
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:413-419
19 July 2013

Original Research
Blood transfusion trends in obstetrics at the Federal Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki, South-East Nigeria
Lawani OL, Iyoke CA, Onyebuchi AK
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:407-412
12 July 2013

Original Research
Perception on prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) of HIV among women of reproductive age group in Osogbo, Southwestern Nigeria
Olugbenga-Bello AI, Adebimpe WO, Osundina FF, Abdulsalam ST
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:399-405
11 July 2013

Review
Exercise in obese pregnant women: positive impacts and current perceptions
Sui Z, Dodd JM
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:389-398
03 July 2013

Original Research
HPV prevalence at enrollment and baseline results from the Carolina Women’s Care Study, a longitudinal study of HPV persistence in women of college age
Banister CE, Messersmith AR, Chakraborty H, Wang Y, Spiryda LB, Glover SH, Pirisi L, Creek KE
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:379-388
02 July 2013

Original Research
Mothers' human papilloma virus knowledge and willingness to vaccinate their adolescent daughters in Lagos, Nigeria
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Ezenwa BN, Balogun MR, Okafor IP
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:371-377
08 July 2013

Original Research
Mifepristone versus placebo to treat uterine myoma: a double-blind, randomized clinical trial
Esteve Carbonell JL, Acosta R, Perez Y, Rodriguez B, Seigler I, Sanchez C, Tomasi G
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:361-369
25 June 2013

Original Research
Pathways of cervical cancer screening among Chinese women
Ma GX, Wang MQ, Ma XS, Shive SE, Tan Y, Toubbeh JI
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:351-359
24 June 2013

Case report
Be wary of “natural” therapy in gynecological surgery
Erian M, McLaren G
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:345-349
20 June 2013

Review
Vitamin D nutrition in pregnancy: current opinion
Dawodu A, Akinbi H
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:333-343
24 June 2013

Original Research
Female genital mutilation/cutting in The Gambia: long-term health consequences and complications during delivery and for the newborn
Kaplan A, Forbes M, Bonhoure I, Utzet M, Martín M, Manneh M, Ceesay H
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:323-331
17 June 2013

Review
Novel oral contraceptive for heavy menstrual bleeding: estradiol valerate and dienogest
Rafie S, Borgelt L, Koepf ER, Temple-Cooper ME, Lehman KJ
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:313-321
12 June 2013

Original Research
Pathologic examination of the placenta: recommended versus observed practice in a university hospital
Sills A, Steigman C, Ounpraseuth ST, Odibo I, Sandlin AT, Magann EF
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:309-312
12 June 2013

Review
Depressive symptoms of midlife Latinas: effect of immigration and sociodemographic factors
Sternberg RM, Lee KA
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:301-308
11 June 2013

Original Research
The effect of oral contraceptives on aromatase and Cox-2 expression in the endometrium of patients with idiopathic menorrhagia or adenomyosis
Maia H Jr, Haddad C, Pinheiro N, Casoy J
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:293-299
13 June 2013

Original Research
Some hemostatic parameters in women with obstetric hemorrhage in Sokoto, Nigeria
Erhabor O, Isaac IZ, Muhammad AM, Abdulrahaman Y, Ezimah AC, Adias TC
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:285-291
14 June 2013

Original Research
Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis infection among infertile women in Saudi Arabia
Kamel RM
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:277-284
06 June 2013

Corrigendum
Clinical utility of folate-containing oral contraceptives [Corrigendum]
Lassi ZS, Bhutta ZA
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:275-276
04 June 2013

Commentary
A new approach to maternal mortality: the role of HIV in pregnancy
Gorman SE
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:271-274
29 May 2013

Original Research
Burden of vasomotor symptoms in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom
DiBonaventura MD, Chandran A, Hsu MA, Bushmakin A
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:261-269
24 May 2013

Original Research
Are dopamine-related genotypes risk factors for excessive gestational weight gain?
Goldfield GS, Dowler LM, Walker M, Cameron JD, Ferraro ZM, Doucet E, Adamo KB
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:253-259
20 May 2013

Original Research
Family cohesion, acculturation, maternal cortisol, and preterm birth in Mexican-American women
Ruiz RJ, Pickler RH, Marti CN, Jallo N
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:243-252
06 May 2013

Case Series
Prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy in patients with hereditary antithrombin deficiency
James AH, Konkle BA, Bauer KA
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:233-241
03 May 2013

Original Research
Hematological profile of normal pregnant women in Lagos, Nigeria
Akinbami AA, Ajibola SO, Rabiu KA, Adewunmi AA, Dosunmu AO, Adediran A, Osunkalu VO, Osikomaiya BI, Ismail KA
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:227-232
03 May 2013

Review
Precision intrauterine contraception may significantly increase continuation of use: a review of long-term clinical experience with frameless copper-releasing intrauterine contraception devices
Wildemeersch D, Pett A, Jandi S, Hasskamp T, Rowe P, Vrijens M
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:215-225
30 April 2013

Original Research
Women’s awareness and periconceptional use of folic acid: data from a large European survey
Bitzer J, von Stenglin A, Bannemerschult R
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:201-213
26 April 2013

Expert Opinion
Nutrition in pregnancy: the argument for including a source of choline
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Zeisel SH
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:193-199
22 April 2013

Original Research
Post-steroid management of chronic vulvar itching with a topical formula containing natural anti-itching and anti-inflammatory actives
Di Pierro F, Di Maio E, Di Paola G, Felice R, Murina F
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:187-191
19 April 2013

Review
Circulating nucleic acids in plasma and serum: applications in diagnostic techniques for noninvasive prenatal diagnosis
Gahan PB
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:177-186
17 April 2013

Original Research
Meaning-making of female genital cutting: children’s perception and acquired knowledge of the ritual
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Schultz JH, Lien IL
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:165-175
15 April 2013

Original Research
EE-drospirenone-levomefolate calcium versus EE-drospirenone + folic acid: folate status during 24 weeks of treatment and over 20 weeks following treatment cessation
Diefenbach K, Trummer D, Ebert F, Lissy M, Koch M, Rohde B, Blode H
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:149-163
11 April 2013

Original Research
Changes in cervical cancer screening behavior for women attending Pap Test Week clinics
Poliquin V, Decker K, Altman AD, Lotocki R
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:141-148
08 April 2013

Original Research
Improved compliance and patient satisfaction with estradiol vaginal tablets in postmenopausal women previously treated with another local estrogen therapy
Minkin MJ, Maamari R, Reiter S
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:133-139
15 March 2013

Review
Noninvasive screening tools for Down syndrome: a review
Smith M, Visootsak J
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:125-131
06 March 2013

Original Research
Safety and effectiveness of different dosage of mifepristone for the treatment of uterine fibroids: a double-blind randomized clinical trial
Carbonell JL, Acosta R, Perez Y, Marrero AG, Trellez E, Sanchez C, Tomasi G
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:115-124
19 March 2013

Original Research
Attitude and practices of obstetricians and gynecologists towards involvement of physiotherapists in management of obstetric and gynecologic conditions
Odunaiya NA, Ilesanmi T, Fawole AO, Oguntibeju OO
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:109-114
08 March 2013

Original Research
Outcomes in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in the North Indian population
Sachan R, Patel ML, Sachan P, Gaurav A, Singh M, Bansal B
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:101-108
06 March 2013

Original Research
Serum vitamin D3 level inversely correlates with uterine fibroid volume in different ethnic groups: a cross-sectional observational study
Sabry M, Halder SK, Ait Allah AS, Roshdy E, Rajaratnam V, Al-Hendy A
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:93-100
27 February 2013

Original Research
Effect of fat mass and lean mass on bone mineral density in postmenopausal and perimenopausal Thai women
Namwongprom S, Rojanasthien S, Mangklabruks A, Soontrapa S, Wongboontan C, Ongphiphadhanakul B
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:87-92
27 February 2013

Original Research
Use of previous maternal health services has a limited role in reattendance for skilled institutional delivery: cross-sectional survey in Northwest Ethiopia
Kebede B, Gebeyehu A, Andargie G
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:79-85
21 February 2013

Original Research
Maternal age and birth defects after the use of assisted reproductive technology in Japan, 2004–2010
Ooki S
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:65-77
18 February 2013

Original Research
Do women requesting only contraception find attendance at an integrated sexual health clinic more stigmatizing than attendance at a family planning–only clinic?
Sauer U, Singh A, Rubenstein P, Pittrof R
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:57-64
09 February 2013

Case report
Pregnancy complicated by morbidly adherent placenta in a patient with bilateral ovarian agenesis: a case report
Wong HS
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:53-55
05 February 2013

Review
Update on first-line treatment of advanced ovarian carcinoma
Kemp Z, Ledermann JA
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:45-51
25 January 2013

Retraction
Feasibility of abdominoplasty with Cesarean section [Retraction]
Thabet WN, Hossny AS, Sherif NA
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:43-44
24 January 2013

Original Research
Advantages of nerve-sparing intrastromal total abdominal hysterectomy
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Samimi D, Allam A, Devereaux R, Han W, Monroe M
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:37-42
22 January 2013

Letter
Letter to editor
Reichmann JP
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:35-36
22 January 2013

Short Report
Does social disadvantage affect the validity of self-report for cervical cancer screening?
Lofters AK, Moineddin R, Hwang SW, Glazier RH
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:29-33
17 January 2013

Original Research
IUD discontinuation rates, switching behavior, and user satisfaction: findings from a retrospective analysis of a mobile outreach service program in Pakistan
Azmat SK, Hameed W, Mustafa G, Hussain W, Ahmed A, Bilgrami M
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:19-27
10 January 2013

Review
Safety and effectiveness of termination services performed by doctors versus midlevel providers: a systematic review and analysis
Ngo TD, Park MH, Free C
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:9-17
04 January 2013

Review
Peripartum cardiomyopathy: a review
Capriola M
International Journal of Women's Health 2013, 5:1-8
28 December 2012

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