International Journal of

Womens Health and WellnessISSN: 2474-1353


 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:10.23937/2474-1353/1510083

Effects of Premenstrual Syndrome Related Psychiatric Disorder on Physical and Mental Health Status of Adolescents- A Short Review

Zeng Haoran, Li Xiang Ning and Swapna Boddu

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 24, 2018

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common disorder in adolescents in the reproductive age and share features with a number of psychiatric disorders. Moreover, it has a negative impact on emotions and their performances. Since many factors influence the development of this syndrome, we sought to examine and analyze the various social, behavioral, physical and psychological issues associated with PMS in this short review. Moreover, through this study, we recommend the need to have an effective healt...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510082

Mothers and Pediatricians: Self-Power Versus Knowledge

Simone De Carvalho and Jose Martins Filho

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

Data collection was realized through a questionnaire sent to participants via e-mail and recorded the interview. A total of 200 mothers from a virtual community in the social network participated in the research. The answers were transcribed using the Discourse of the Collective Subject method. The analysis was supported by the qualitative research perspective, from the Social Representation Theory. The following categories were obtained through data analysis: (1) Being prepared to discuss pedia...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510080

Neonatal and Maternal Short-Term Outcome after Emergency Caesarean Section in Comparison to Elective and Second Stage Caesareans: Results of A Retrospective 10-Year Survey

Staboulidou I, Beslic J, Kuehnle E, v Kaisenberg C, Hillemanns P and Schippert C

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 27, 2018

The aim was to compare the neonatal and maternal short-term outcome after an emergency caesarean to the outcome after an elective and after a second stage c-section. A possible impact of the weekday and time of the day as well as the incision-to-closure time within the overall collective and the decision-to-delivery time regarding emergency caesareans on neonatal and maternal outcomes was examined. In the majority of cases a decision-to-delivery time of 20 minutes in a clinic with Level I care i...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510079

Insight into Audit Reports on the Causes of Maternal Deaths in Poor Health Settings: The Case of North Kivu Province in Democratic Republic of Congo

Woolf Kapiteni, Celestin Mamba and Justin N Kadima

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 17, 2018

Maternal mortality is a major public health problem in the world and particularly in developing countries. Understanding the causes and responsibilities remain capital when action is needed by policymakers and practitioners or by caregivers. The objective was to analyze audit data reported on maternal deaths and highlight the major causes of mortality as well as responsibilities. We analyzed 48 cases of maternal deaths that were reported to the health information bureau of the province of North ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510078

Postnatal Care Service Utilization and Associated Factors among Mothers Who Delivered in Shebe Sombo Woreda, Jimma Zone, Ethiopia

Fantaye Chemir, Melkamu Gelan and Makeda Sinaga

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

Postnatal care is a critical period for both mothers and newborns survival. But, post-natal care is yet neglected; little attention and an effort have been paid by health care providers and policy makers in developing countries. Post-natal care service utilization is still low and maternal mortality rate is high. However, studies on postnatal care service utilization and associated factors are lacking in the study setting. Therefore, the aim of this study is to assess postnatal care service util...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510077

Health Beliefs as Predictors of Breast Self-Examination Behavior

Fatemeh Mousavi, Parisa Shojaei and Sam Homasan

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the frequency of getting such health screenings as breast self-examination among a group of women and to identify the role of health beliefs in predicting breast self-examination (BSE). The data were collected from a convenience sample of 225 women covered of the clinics in northwest of Tehran. The participants completed the demographic questions and Champion Health Beliefs Scale (CHBS) designed to measure patients' perception on breast self-ex...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510076

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Related to Pap Smear Test among Iranian Women

Fatemeh Mousavi, Parisa Shojaei and Hoda Aryan

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: August 24, 2018

The Pap smear is a reliable, inexpensive and effective screening test for cervical cancer; the second most common cancer among women worldwide. We aimed to determine women's knowledge, attitudes and practice towards Pap smear in women live at the northwest of Tehran city. This study, was carried out on 334 outpatient Iranian women in winter 2018. A questionnaire including demographic characteristics (10 questions), knowledge (10 questions), attitudes (5 questions) and practice (2 questions) towa...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510075

Guidelines for Management of Analgesics after Caesarean Section: Cognitive Survey

Eleonora Storti, Silvia Vaccari, Raffaele Bruno, Alba Ricchi, Jessica Buffagni and Isabella Neri

Article Type: Clinical Trial | First Published: August 18, 2018

The term puerperium is used to indicate a time span that varies from six to eight weeks after childbirth, necessary for the woman's body to return to the conditions it was in before the pregnancy. Independently of its actual duration, the puerperium is a very delicate phase of the woman's life, with possible physical and psychological implications. What characterises this period is also the experience of pain. It is therefore important that all health workers who follow the woman at this particu...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510074

Determinants of Risky Sexual Behaviors among Students of Mizan Aman College of Health Science, Southwest Ethiopia: Cross- Sectional Study

Teklemariam Ergat Yarinbab, Nega Yimer Tawi, Israel Darkiab, Fikadu Debele and Wasihun Adraro Ambo

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 18, 2018

Risky sexual behavior is a behavior related to sexuality which increases the susceptibility of an individual to reproductive health problems like Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs), unwanted pregnancy, abortion and psychological distress. Young people's are at higher risk of practicing risky sexual behaviors due to their risk taking behavior. The rate of risky sexual behaviors is increasing in developing countries. Therefore, the aim of this study was to the determinants of risky sexual behavi...

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