International Journal of

Womens Health and WellnessISSN: 2474-1353

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510133

Prevalence of High Risk Pregnant Women Who Attend Antenatal Care and Associated Factors in Jimma Medical Center, Jimma Town, South Western Ethiopia

Jemila Nesro, Midhagsa Dhinsa and Melkamu Gelan

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 31, 2021

Around 303,000 women and adolescent girls pass on from pregnancy and childbirth-related complications in 2015 and 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries. That same year, 2.6 million babies were stillborn. Almost all of the maternal deaths (99%), child deaths (98%), Sixty percent of the stillbirths (1.46 million) occurred during the antepartum period and mainly due to untreated maternal infection, hypertension, and poor fetal growth and occurred in low- and middle-income countries. The...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510132

Sexually Transmitted Disease in Straits Settlements (NNS): A Study of Factors in Society from 1884 Until 1940

Noor Lyana Binti Musa and Azilzan Mat Enh

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 30, 2021

Sexually transmitted diseases are a common disease during the British era in the Straits Settlements (NNS) especially in Penang. Therefore, there are several questions that arise on how prostitution causes the transmission of this sexually transmitted disease. The purpose of writing this article is to study and find out the background of venereal diseases in the Straits Settlements and the causative factors of venereal disease transmission in Straits Settlements (NNS). The results showed that th...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510131

Assessing the Prevalence, Causes, and Consequences of Domestic Violence against Women: The Case of Helaba Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Asebe Awol Amado

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 26, 2021

This study aimed to assess, explore and gaining insight into women’s experiences of violence in their own words; both qualitative and quantitative approaches are used. Probability and non probability sampling strategies are employed. A total of 146 married women participated in the study. The finding of the study shows that the prevalence of domestic violence in the study area is high. The nature and type of violence are unique and spatial. Husband beating, forced marriage with unmatched age s...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510130

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Contraceptive Use among Postpartum Women in Jimma University Medical Center, Jimma Town, South West Ethiopia

Tilahun Wodaynew and Dinkinesh Bekele

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 15, 2021

Population growth remains high in the group of 48 countries designated by the United Nations as the least developed countries (LDCs), of which 27 are in Africa. Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, still has high fertility rate (4.6 children per woman) and fast population growth rate. Despite the enormous benefits of using modern contraceptive methods, the utilization of contraceptives remains low in Sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia. Many women in the postpartum period do n...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510129

Outcome Evaluation of Fistula Care Project in Bench Sheko Zone, Southern Nations Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region, Ethiopia, 2020

Zerihun Asefa, Demisew Amenu, Aster Berhe, Muluneh Getachew and Feyissa Tolessa

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 04, 2021

Obstetric fistula is the most severe of pregnancy-related disabilities. While the condition has disappeared in developed countries, it remains a source of concern in Ethiopia and serves as a proxy indicator of the status of Ethiopian women and the availability and access to quality maternal health services. However, to our best knowledge, there was no evidence of the outcome of the fistula care project in the study setting. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the outcome of the fistula care ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510128

Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study on PMS/PMDD and Stress Factors in the Life of Female Medical Students

Jinko Yokota, Michiko Nohara, Toshiko Kamo, Fumi Horiguchi and Keiko Uchida

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 01, 2021

To investigate relationship among PMS/PMDD and stress factors, menstrual distress, psychological distress, menstrual cycle and life habits in female medical student’s life. The authors conducted a survey among all students of a medical university in Tokyo between October 15 and 27, 2015, using anonymous self-administered questionnaires. The questionnaire assessed cognitions about 18 stress factors in student life, the premenstrual symptoms screening tool (PSST), menstrual-associated symptoms ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510127

Prevalence and Associated Factors with Maternal Near-Miss among Pregnant Women at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Sidama Region, Ethiopia

Dereje Tolesa, Netsanet Abera, Misganew Worku and Biresaw Wassihun

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 08, 2021

Maternal near miss refers to a very ill pregnant or delivered woman who nearly died but survived a complication during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy. It is an important public health problem in developing country including Ethiopia. To assess the prevalence and associated factors with maternal near-miss among pregnant women at Hawassa university’s comprehensive specialized hospital, 2020. Health facility-based cross-sectional study was done from May to Ju...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510126

Spontaneous Orbital Hematoma: A Rare Complication of Vaginal Delivery

Sara Nunes, Mariana Guimarães and Vitor Leal

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 11, 2021

Nontraumatic orbital hemorrhage is a rare complication after labor with only 12 cases reported in the literature. We describe a new case of a spontaneous, nontraumatic orbital hematoma after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery. A 34-year-old healthy woman, gesta2 para1, complains, after an uncomplicated, term, vaginal delivery, of left ocular pressure associated with double vision. On physical examination, an orbital asymmetry with left eye proptosis and inferior deviation was observed. Ophthalmol...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510125

When is HRT the Solution?

Nancy L. Belcher, PhD., MPA

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: September 27, 2021

Menopause, and the phase that leads up to it, called perimenopause, are normal and natural events that can start anywhere between 35-55 years of age. Menopause and perimenopause are transition periods wherein the levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone decrease. Replacing those lost hormones is easy with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT in menopause has been proven the most effective treatment for many menopause symptoms. While there is no ‘treatment’ for menopause, there ar...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510124

Women’s Health Insurance Status in Senegal West Africa

Rhonda BeLue, Jeremy Green, Adaobi Anakwe and Mor Diaw4

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: September 17, 2021

Senegalese women of childbearing age continue to be disproportionately affected by communicable and noncommunicable disease, yet still face reduced health care access despite the expanding coverage of universal health insurance schemes. There is need to understand the role of women’s socio-demographic positioning and household decision-making autonomy on their health care insurance participation. We analyzed data of a representative sample from the 2016 Senegalese Demographic and Health Survey...

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