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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38587330/successful-ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation-with-transvaginal-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery-a-case-report
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Tetsuro Hanada, Akimasa Takahashi, Yuji Tanaka, Akie Takebayashi, Yoshie Matsuda, Makiko Kasahara, Shunichiro Tsuji, Takashi Murakami
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can cause gonadal dysfunction in women of reproductive age. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation is performed to restore fertility by allowing transplantation of the patient's frozen-thawed ovarian tissue or through future in vitro maturation and in vitro fertilization of frozen-thawed oocytes. Herein, we describe our initial experience with vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery for ovarian tissue preservation in a young woman with malignant tumor. A 23-year-old woman with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive malignant lymphoma was scheduled for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation after experiencing relapse following R-cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone therapy...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38577913/australian-women-s-experiences-of-post-partum-rectus-diastasis-a-qualitative-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Siobhan Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Kristen Foley, Tamara Crittenden, David Watson, Nicola R Dean
BACKGROUND: Post-partum rectus diastasis, or the separation of the abdominal muscles after pregnancy, occurs in conjunction with physical symptoms and impaired quality of life. In Australia, health funding for surgery to treat diastasis was ceased in 2016, but reinstated in mid-2022, providing a unique context from which women's experiences of this condition can be analysed. OBJECTIVES: The objective is to examine the experiences of Australian women with post-partum rectus diastasis...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38576125/urinary-and-reproductive-tract-infection-symptoms-and-menstrual-hygiene-practices-in-refugee-camps-in-jordan-a-cross-sectional-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Joud Al Karmi, Mohammad Ali Alshrouf, Tala A Haddad, Abdulrahman E Alhanbali, Neven Amer Raiq, Hadeel Ghanem, Omar Bassam Ibrahim, Tala Khamis, Nadia Muhaidat
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections and reproductive tract infections pose significant health risks, particularly among women living in challenging conditions. Unhygienic menstrual practices can exacerbate these risks, impacting physical and psychological well-being. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the association between unhygienic menstrual care and self-reported urinary tract infection/reproductive tract infection symptoms among refugee women. In addition, it explored the association between these symptoms and mental health, specifically depressive symptoms...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38561970/barriers-and-enablers-to-accessing-child-health-resources-and-services-findings-from-qualitative-interviews-with-arabic-and-mongolian-immigrant-mothers-in-australia
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Danielle Jawad, Li Ming Wen, Chris Rissel, Louise Baur, Seema Mihrshahi, Sarah Taki
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, there has been an increase of immigrants in Australia. Despite this, the availability of culturally responsive resources and services that cater to their needs remains insufficient. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the resources used and trusted by Mongolian- and Arabic-speaking migrant mothers in Australia for child health information and examine how they navigate and overcome challenges they encounter accessing this information...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38554074/help-seeking-experiences-and-intimate-partner-support-in-vulvodynia-a-qualitative-exploration
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Athina Zoi Lountzi, Hannah Durand
BACKGROUND: Vulvodynia is a poorly understood chronic pain condition characterized by persistent and unexplained pain in the vulva. Given the intimate nature of the pain, partners may play an important role in promoting self-management and help-seeking behaviours among women with vulvodynia. OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to explore the role of partner support in pain experiences and help-seeking behaviours among women with vulvodynia. DESIGN: A qualitative interpretive design was used...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38554068/-for-men-by-men-menstrual-victimization-and-the-weaponization-of-period-products-in-carceral-settings
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Kathryn Tapp, Abigail Henson
BACKGROUND: The literature on menstruation defines period poverty as the inability to access sufficient period products, education, and sanitary facilities needed to manage menstruation healthily and effectively. While research has identified shortcomings of healthcare in the carceral setting, period poverty behind bars has remained largely absent from criminal legal discourse. OBJECTIVES: The current study examines the interplay of period poverty and carceral control to introduce the novel concept of menstrual victimization, defined as the physical, emotional, and financial victimization that results from period poverty perpetuated through carceral control...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38553804/maternal-mortality-and-covid-19-a-nationwide-ecological-analysis-from-ecuador
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Esteban Ortiz-Prado, Juan S Izquierdo-Condoy, Raúl Fernández-Naranjo, Jorge Vásconez-González, Nathaly Izquierdo-Condoy, Diana Checa-Jaramillo, Pablo Yanchapaxi-Silva, Tatiana Asmal-Iturralde, María Gabriela Dávila Rosero, Sarah J Carrington, Hugo Sanchez-SanMiguel
BACKGROUND: During the COVID-19 pandemic, distinct population subsets, including pregnant women, have been differentially affected. While over 90% of COVID-19-infected pregnant women experience a benign course, a subset demonstrates marked clinical exacerbation. Symptomatic pregnant individuals, in particular, present a heightened risk of severe disease in comparison to their non-pregnant counterparts. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to systematically evaluate the epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 in pregnant women, assess related maternal mortalities, ascertain the case fatality rate, and delineate associated risk factors...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38529935/use-of-fracture-risk-assessment-tool-in-clinical-practice-and-fracture-risk-assessment-tool-future-directions
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REVIEW
Rahfa Zerikly, Emily Wood Demetriou
Fracture Risk Assessment Tool is a free, online fracture risk calculator which can be used to predict 10-year fracture risk for women and men over age 50 years. It incorporates seven clinical risk factors and bone density to give a 10-year risk of major osteoporotic fracture and hip fracture. This dynamic tool can be used with patients at the bedside to help guide treatment decisions. There are some limitations to Fracture Risk Assessment Tool, with the most central limitation being the fact that inputs are binary...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38523351/breasts-as-a-perceived-barrier-to-physical-activity-in-mexican-women-a-cross-sectional-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Gabriela Valles-Verdugo, Ivan Renteria, Julio Gómez-Figueroa, Mario Villarreal-Ángeles, Paulina Ochoa-Martínez, Javier Hall-López, Juan Gallegos-Ramírez, Yamileth Chacón-Araya, José Moncada-Jiménez
BACKGROUND: Scarce evidence exists on barriers to physical activity in Mexican women. Despite evidence from other countries, no research has investigated the influence of the breast on PA in this population. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between the breast and physical activity in Mexican women. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. METHODS: Volunteers were 279 Mexican women from Veracruz, Durango, and Baja California states, who completed a paper survey of their demographics, brassiere characteristics, breast pain, and frequency and amounts of weekly physical activity...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38481086/care-for-breast-cancer-survivors-in-asian-countries-a-review-of-sexual-dysfunction
#10
REVIEW
Minal Jehan, Sumran Azam, Muskan Asim Taimuri, Anusha Sumbal, Ayesha Azhar, Alina Amir, Malik Olatunde Oduoye, Asra Zainab, Areeba Ikram, Tehreem Ali
Breast cancer accounts for one in three new cancer cases in women each year. Despite having a higher survival rate than other cancers, it is associated with various side effects, including anorgasmia, vaginismus, hair loss, and decreased libido. This review aims to explore trends in the incidence of sexual dysfunction in breast cancer survivors, the etiology of sexual dysfunction, and the role of factors such as family history, age, duration of marriage, and depression in predisposing patients. We summarize the limitations of the treatment modalities already used to cater to sexual dysfunction in breast cancer survivors and patients...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38468474/mental-health-chronic-and-infectious-conditions-among-pregnant-persons-in-us-state-prisons-and-local-jails-2016-2017
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Caitlin A Hendricks, Karissa M Rajagopal, Carolyn B Sufrin, Camille Kramer, Monik C Jiménez
BACKGROUND: Pregnant individuals in incarcerated settings have unique healthcare needs. Rates of mental health, infectious diseases, and chronic disease are higher among nonpregnant incarcerated women compared with those who are not, but the prevalence of these conditions among pregnant people in custody has not been documented. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe the prevalence of metabolic, infectious, and mental health conditions in pregnant people to identify the medical needs of high-risk pregnancies in US state prisons and local jails...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38449294/factors-associated-with-chronic-pelvic-pain-in-women-with-endometriosis-a-national-study-on-clinical-and-sociodemographic-characteristics-lifestyles-quality-of-life-and-perceptions-of-quality-of-care-during-the-covid-19-pandemic
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Vincenza Cofini, Mario Muselli, Emiliano Petrucci, Chiara Lolli, Erika Pelaccia, Maurizio Guido, Franco Marinangeli, Leila Fabiani, Stefano Necozione
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a persistent inflammatory condition that affects women of reproductive age and causes pelvic pain. Chronic pelvic pain is a chronic regional pain syndrome involving the pelvic area. OBJECTIVES: This survey aimed to characterize the clinical and sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyles, quality of life, and perceptions of quality of care in women with endometriosis who reported chronic pelvic pain during the Covid pandemic. DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional survey among the Italian population from July to September 2021...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38444072/seroprevalence-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-factors-associated-among-pregnant-women-in-ethiopia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yordanos Sisay Asgedom, Gizachew Ambaw Kassie, Beshada Zerfu Woldegeorgis, Mengistu Meskele Koyira, Tsegaye Melaku Kebede
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus infection is a major public health problem among pregnant women worldwide. Hepatitis B virus is highly infectious and is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality among pregnant women, and evidence is scarce on the pooled seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus in Ethiopia. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the pooled seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus infection and factors associated with pregnant women in Ethiopia. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis was employed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38444070/a-systematic-review-of-glp-1-on-anthropometrics-metabolic-and-endocrine-parameters-in-patients-with-pcos
#14
REVIEW
Salwa Bader, Rahila Bhatti, Bashair Mussa, Salah Abusanana
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common reproductive endocrine condition that affects women of fertile age and is characterized by three main features, including hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation, and polycystic ovaries. In addition, half of women with polycystic ovary syndrome have insulin resistance, and obesity or overweight, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia are the most common metabolic abnormalities affecting (30%) women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Weight loss is regarded as the first-line treatment as it can potentially improve polycystic ovary syndrome parameters (androgen levels, menstrual cyclicity, lipid and glucose metabolism)...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38444064/the-role-of-probiotics-in-improving-menstrual-health-in-women-with-primary-dysmenorrhoea-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-the-period-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Izyan Atiqah Zakaria, Nur Aini Mohammed Zain, Chew Kah Teik, Muhammad Azrai Abu, Ani Amelia Zainuddin, Nor Haslinda Abdul Aziz, Nazarudin Safian, Norfilza Mohd Mokhtar, Raja Affendi Raja Ali, Ng Beng Kwang, Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail, Muhammad Rafiuddin Hamizan, Wira Sorfan Ab Razak, Abdul Ghani Nur Azurah
BACKGROUND: Primary dysmenorrhea is associated with poorer quality of life; however, the causal mechanism remains unclear. A vast body of literature supports the use of oral probiotics for relief from the symptoms of endometriosis; however, to our knowledge, no study has prescribed probiotics for primary dysmenorrhea. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of 3-month supplementation with oral probiotics on quality of life and inflammatory markers in women with primary dysmenorrhea...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38426387/health-providers-reasons-for-participating-in-abortion-care-a-scoping-review
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Bronwen Merner, Casey M Haining, Lindy Willmott, Julian Savulescu, Louise A Keogh
BACKGROUND: There is a global shortage of health providers in abortion care. Public discourse presents abortion providers as dangerous and greedy and links 'conscience' with refusal to participate. This may discourage provision. A scoping review of empirical evidence is needed to inform public perceptions of the reasons that health providers participate in abortion. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to identify what is known about health providers' reasons for participating in abortion provision...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38426373/family-friendly-work-conditions-and-well-being-among-malaysian-women
#17
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Nadirah Mat Pozian, Yvette D Miller, Jenni Mays
BACKGROUND: Although participation in paid work improves women's quality of life and well-being, the health benefits decline for women with young children. Implementing family-friendly work conditions is one strategy for improving working women's well-being, especially those with competing unpaid work responsibilities. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the extent to which accessibility and use of 11 specific family-friendly work conditions were associated with physical health, anxiety and depression in Malaysian women with young children...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38424665/confidentiality-and-privacy-considerations-for-adolescents-receiving-contraceptive-health-services-via-telemedicine-a-narrative-review
#18
REVIEW
Kristen Reilly, Ashley Ebersole
Confidential medical care for adolescent patients is essential as they are likely to forgo needed care if privacy cannot be maintained. The use of telemedicine for adolescent health has rapidly expanded due to the COVID-19 pandemic and can increase access to important services like reproductive care; however, it has raised challenges for providers, patients, and their parents/guardians related to confidentiality and privacy. Health care providers are often uncertain about the laws and regulations that govern confidential services including the 21st Century Cures Act...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38420694/the-estrogen-receptor-and-metabolism
#19
REVIEW
Zizi Xiao, Haijun Liu
Across the globe, metabolic syndrome, hyperuric acid, and their related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and insulin resistance, are increasing in incidence due to metabolic imbalances. Due to the pathogenesis, women are more prone to these diseases than men. As estrogen levels decrease after menopause, obesity and metabolic disorders are more likely to occur. Men are also affected by hyperuric acid. To provide ideas for the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome and hyperuricemia, this article reviews and analyzes the relationship between estrogen receptors, metabolic syndrome, and hyperuricemia...
2024: Women's Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38396383/maintaining-vulvar-vaginal-and-perineal-health-clinical-considerations
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REVIEW
Alessandra Graziottin
Knowledge of female genital anatomy and physiology is often inadequate or incorrect among women. Precise patient-physician conversations can be inhibited by a reluctance or inability to speak accurately about the vulva and vagina, with the terms often being used interchangeably. There is a paucity of scientific evidence and clinical guidelines to support women and physicians in ensuring best practices in feminine hygiene. In this review, the unmet needs in the field are highlighted. Evidence is provided for the complex array of physiological and pathological systems, mechanisms and behaviours that either protect or, if inappropriate, predispose the vulva and vagina to infections, irritation or other conditions...
2024: Women's Health
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