Abandoned Babies: Examination of Abandoned Babies' News in Turkey
Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: March 25, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine stories of abandoned babies' news published in newspapers in Turkey. In this retrospective descriptive study, infant deaths and abuse stories in newspapers published as Turkish examined. In the 80 news published between 01.01.2013 and 31.12.2014, 88 babies reported. Twenty eight (31.82%) of these babies were abandoned. Of abandoned babies, 25 had died, 23 were newborn, and most of them were abandoned by unmarried mothers (n = 12) and unknown persons (n = 14) ...
Parental Bonding and Adult Attachment Style: The Relationship between Four Category Models
Kay Wilhelm, Inika Gillis and Gordon Parker
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 16, 2016
Early relationships formed between parent and child are thought to guide the child's feelings, thoughts and expectations in subsequent adult relationships. We examined the relationship between two four category models of perceptions of parenting and adult attachment style among a nonclinical cohort. Parenting style was assessed using the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) and adult attachment, using the Relationship Questionnaire (RQ)....
Women's Experiences in Accessing Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Healthcare Services in the Mopti Regions of Mali
Filio Degni, Brahima A. Diallo, Walid El Ansari, Reija Klemetti and Kathleen Valtonen
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 14, 2016
Mali is one of the West African nations facing public health challenges. The country ranks among the top 10 countries in which women face the highest risk of death during pregnancy and childbirth. Particularly during the armed conflict in 2012, in the northern regions of Mali, healthcare services were destroyed and afterwards the healthcare centers were no longer able to run in the normal way. Women's access to health services became a critical issue in those regions....
A Feminist Phenomenological Description of Depression in Low-income South African Women
Carla Dukas and Lou-Marie Kruger
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 29, 2016
In this feminist phenomenological study rich descriptions of the subjectively lived experience of depression, as recounted by ten low-income rural women themselves, were provided. Analysis of the data obtained through semi-structured interviews, highlighted that the depressed women in this community often articulated their psychological distress as bodily symptoms. Emotions of anger, anxiety and hopelessness were also more commonly experienced and expressed than sadness....
Understanding South Asian Immigrant Women's Food Choices in the Perinatal Period
G. M. A. Higginbottom, H. Vallianatos, J. Shankar, B Osswald and C. Davey
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 24, 2016
Food practices throughout the perinatal period have a profound influence on the health and wellbeing of a mother and her child. Following migration, pregnant immigrant women bring with them culturally-situated beliefs about appropriate eating behaviors, while simultaneously encountering new socio-cultural environments that can negatively affect their food choices. Research is needed to inform and improve the provision of culturally appropriate maternal nutritional and healthcare....
Maternal Calcium Status in First Half of Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Kolsoom Safary, Hamdia Mirkhan Ahmed and Lida Moghaddam-Banaem
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 24, 2016
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is deﬁned as any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or ﬁrst recognition during pregnancy. The prevalence may range from 1 to 14% of all pregnancies depending on the population studied and the diagnostic tests employed. The most common result of GDM is macrosomia, which increases in several adverse outcomes during birth, such as shoulder dystocia, perineal lacerations, blood loss, and increased caesarean birth....
A Novel Method to Treat Primary Anorgasmia: Vestibuloplasty: A Case Report
Omer Faruk Karatas, Ilknur Inegol Gumus, Omer Bayrak, Mehmet Erol Yildirim, Huseyin Badem and Ersin Cimentepe
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 26, 2016
In women, orgasm is defined as giving a feeling of happiness and fulfillment after sexual stimulation which is decreasing of vasocongestion; rhythmic contractions of uterus, anus and vagina muscles surrounding the pelvic region, also defined as a state of short term intense pleasure. Sexuality takes an important role and has an impact on the quality of life of the couples....
The Effect of Erythropoietin on Ovarian Congestion during Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Rats
C. Τsompos, C. Panoulis, K Τοutouzas, A. Triantafyllou, G. Ζografos and A. Papalois
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 25, 2016
Permanent or transient damage with serious implications on adjacent organs and certainly on patients' health may be due to tissue ischemia and reperfusion (IR). Important progress has been made regarding the usage of erythropoietin (Epo) Epoetin alfa [EPREX (151118) API] of Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd with CAS Registry Number: 113427-24-0 which is human erythropoietin produced in cell culture using recombinant DNA technology, authorized by the European Medicines Agency on 28 August 2007....