International Journal of

Womens Health and WellnessISSN: 2474-1353

Current Issue

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510086

Magnitude of Home Delivery and Associated Factors among Antenatal Care Booked Mothers in Delanta District, South Wollo Zone, North East Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study, March 2018

Tilahun Wodaynew, Bekana Fekecha and Biru Abdisa

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 13, 2018

Home delivery is childbirth in a non-clinical setting that takes place in residence than in health institution. Globally, every day more than 800 women died due to complications during pregnancy or childbirth. In Ethiopia, few are known about the factors that affect women's place of delivery after utilization of antenatal care service. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the magnitude of home delivery and associated factors among antenatal care booked mothers in Delanta district, Nort...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510085

Oncofertility: An Area of Reproductive Medicine Capable to Protect the Fertility of Cancer Patients

Ana Flavia Bezerra da Silva, Thais Perez Leal, Amanda Torres Panta and Deborah de Melo Magalhaes Padilha

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 13, 2018

Cancer, also called malignant neoplasm, is a disorder which can be manifested in almost anywhere in the body as a result of errors in the cell cycle control machinery, resulting in the formation of tumors. Although the pursuit of a cure is still a top priority for cancer research, the concern about the side effects that the treatment of the disease can produce is an important factor that must be taken into account. One undesirable consequence is infertility, since patients are subordinate to the...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510084

Vulvar Pruritus: Variability of Clinical Evaluation and Management

Sarah L Bedell, Ashli A Lawson, William F Griffith and Claudia L Werner

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 30, 2018

We characterize the evaluation and initial management of patients with vulvar pruritus, including elements of history-taking, physical examination, laboratory testing, and treatments. We propose an algorithm for approaching this common clinical problem in a systematic way. A retrospective chart review of patients with vulvar pruritus who presented to Gynecology or Vulvology Clinic at Parkland Health and Hospital System in 2012 informed this descriptive study....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510073

Epidemiology of Dysmenorrhea among University Students in Egypt

Nesreen AA Shehata, Ahmed E Arafa, Hamada A Abd El Wahed, Ashraf S Fahim and Gaber K Hussein

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 11, 2018

Dysmenorrhea is the most common gynaecological symptom among young women. It results in negative physical and psychological consequences. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of dysmenorrhea and detect the sources of knowledge about menstrual disorders among female students in Beni-Suef University, Egypt....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510072

Dose All Fetal Intracranial Hemorrhage Has a Bad Prognosis?

Sahar H Abdulghani

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 06, 2018

Fetal intra-cranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a rare complication diagnosed during pregnancy with subsequent fetal neurological sequelae or death. Hemorrhage can occur anyplace in fetal cranium it can take within the subarachnoid, subdural, intraparenchymal place and Intra-ventricular hemorrhage (IVH), which considered the most identified hemorrhage prenatally....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510071

The Droopy Breast and Treatment Modalities

Petrus V van Deventer

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: May 24, 2018

The main disadvantage of using a silicone prosthesis would be the foreign body reaction, causing encapsulation of the prosthesis with connective tissue, which, in some instances can cause hardening and/or deformation of breast shape. Regardless of the type of prosthesis used, be it gel filled, saline filled, smooth or textured surface, capsular contraction can still occur. Four different grades can occur ranging from grade 1 (almost natural to touch) to grade 4 (a deformed, hard and painful brea...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510070

Uterine Rupture during Subsequent Pregnancy following Adenomyomectomy - Report of Five Cases and Proposal for Prevention

Masato Nishida, Yasuo Otsubo, Yuko Arai, Ryota Ichikawa, Yuzuru Kondo, Hiroya Itagaki and Miyako Sakanaka

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 19, 2018

The risk of uterine rupture is a major concern for women who become pregnant after undergoing an adenomyomectomy. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism of uterine rupture and improve the surgical procedure used for prevention....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510069

Psychosocial Health Level and Quality of Sexual Life in Women with Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Kadriye Aldemir, Aysel Gurkan, Feride Taskin Yilmaz, Sevinc Kaymaz and Gulbahtiyar Demirel

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 12, 2018

Anxiety about the fibrocystic disease of breast and the formation of cancer can lead to some psychosocial and sexual health problems in women. In this context, this study was conducted to determine the level of depression and sexual life quality of women with fibrocystic disease of breast....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510068

Factors Associated with Premenstrual Syndrome and its Different Symptom Domains among University Students in Lebanon

Christy Costanian, Zeina Akiki, Zeinab Rabah, Safaa Daou and Shafika Assaad

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 21, 2018

This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and examine the characteristics of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) among female university students. It also aimed to determine the factors associated with the affective and somatic domains of PMS....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510067

Transabdominal Cerclage: Different Indications, Optimal Outcome. Two Case Reports

Yasser Sabr and Sara W Yousef

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 16, 2018

Transabdominal placement of a cerclage at the cervicoisthmic junction appears to be a safe and effective procedure for reducing the incidence of spontaneous pregnancy loss in selected patients with cervical insufficiency, we reported a case series of two woman with different indications for abdominal cerclage. Case 1 is a 25-years-old woman gravida 2 para 0 abortus 1 known case of hypoplastic upper and lower vagina who had 2 vaginal repair (vaginostomy) and had abdominal cerclage for short cervi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510066

A Qualitative Examination of a Mothers' Swim Program: What Keeps Them Coming Back and How Does it Improve Their Psychological Wellbeing?

Angela Huntsman, John K Parker and Geoff P Lovell

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 28, 2018

Exercise is widely accepted as an effective activity for alleviating the impact of psychosocial challenges associated with motherhood. However our current understanding of how to help mothers adhere to exercise and how it affects positive psychosocial outcomes is lacking....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510065

Association between Intervention Delivery Approach for Postnatal Depression and its Subsequent Adherence

Omobolanle Omisade, Alice Good and Tineke Fitch

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 12, 2018

Recent research on providing support for women with postnatal depression indicates that many women poorly comply with treatment or show only moderate improvement in depression. This paper reviews evidence on the association between intervention delivery approach for postnatal depression and its subsequent adherence....

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