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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges that disproportionately impacted women. Household roles typically performed by women (such as resource acquisition and caretaking) became more difficult due to financ...

    Authors: Lynnette Leidy Sievert, Sofiya Shreyer, Ashley Boudreau, Sarah Witkowski and Daniel E. Brown
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2022 8:5
  2. Getting old is hard, but it beats the alternative. This commentary explores some of the challenges of aging with a physical disability and the considerations taken to prevent further functional decline or inju...

    Authors: Allison Kessler
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2022 8:2
  3. This paper reviews differences in the experience of the menopause transition and midlife health outcomes between Black and White women who participated in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN), ...

    Authors: Siobán D. Harlow, Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie, Gail A. Greendale, Nancy E. Avis, Alexis N. Reeves, Thomas R. Richards and Tené T. Lewis
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2022 8:3
  4. “Race” and “ethnicity” are socially constructed terms, not based on biology - in contrast to biologic ancestry and genetic admixture - and are flexible, contested, and unstable concepts, often driven by power....

    Authors: Lorena Garcia, Shawna Follis, Cynthia A. Thomson, Khadijah Breathett, Crystal Wiley Cené, Monik Jimenez, Charles Kooperberg, Kamal Masaki, Electra D. Paskett, Mary Pettinger, Aaron Aragaki, Peggye Dilworth-Anderson and Marcia L. Stefanick
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2022 8:1
  5. The Women’s Health Institute in collaboration with the Journal of Women’s Midlife Health hosted a national roundtable with Dr. Vivian Pinn via Zoom to honor her for her achievements in the areas of women’s hea...

    Authors: Gloria Bachmann and Nancy Woods
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2021 7:11
  6. Sexual self-efficacy is essential for appropriate and desirable sexual function and sexual quality of life. This study aimed to compare sexual quality of life and sexual self-efficacy among women during reprod...

    Authors: Hedyeh Riazi, Fatemeh Madankan, Seyed Ali Azin, Maliheh Nasiri and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2021 7:8
  7. Racism has significantly impacted communities of color for centuries. The year 2020 is a reminder that racism is an ongoing public health crisis. Healthcare institutions have an important role in dismantling r...

    Authors: Michelle S. Diop, Christy N. Taylor, Sascha N. Murillo, Jessica A. Zeidman, Aisha K. James and Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2021 7:7
  8. Reducing cervical cancer mortality and morbidity using visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) is a primary option, particularly in resource constrained countries. Although VIA screening is a priority program...

    Authors: Getinet Kassahun Azene
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2021 7:6
  9. Palpitations are reported commonly by women around the time of menopause as skipped, missed, irregular, and/or exaggerated heartbeats or heart pounding. However, much less is known about palpitations than othe...

    Authors: Ying Sheng, Janet S. Carpenter, Charles D. Elomba, Jennifer S. Alwine, Min Yue, Caitlin A. Pike, Chen X. Chen and James E. Tisdale
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2021 7:5
  10. Midlife women between the ages of 40 and 65 years have reported multiple challenges due to menopausal, developmental, and situational transitions from younger to older adulthood. During the midlife period, man...

    Authors: Pei-Lin Yang, Margaret M. Heitkemper and Kendra J. Kamp
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2021 7:4
  11. Previously, quality of life (Qol) has been defined as an individual’s evaluation of a satisfactory life as a whole (i.e. physically, mentally, psychologically, and socially). Only a few studies have examined t...

    Authors: Brandi Patrice Smith, Esmeralda Cardoso-Mendoza, Jodi A. Flaws, Zeynep Madak-Erdogan and Rebecca L. Smith
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2021 7:2
  12. Prior literature on disability has centered on disability prevalence among older adults ages 65 and older, providing only limited insight to potential gender differences in disability prevalence in mid-life. M...

    Authors: Serena Wang, Drystan Phillips and Jinkook Lee
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2021 7:1
  13. There is conflicting evidence regarding the association between a history of depression and risk of early menopause. In a cohort of premenopausal women, we investigated the association between depression histo...

    Authors: Samuel W. Golenbock, Lauren A. Wise, Geralyn M. Lambert-Messerlian, Elizabeth E. Eklund and Bernard L. Harlow
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2020 6:9
  14. Issues of poor physical functioning and disability are burdensome for midlife adults and evidence suggests that the prevalence of these conditions is increasing temporally. Physical functioning during the midl...

    Authors: Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez and Elsa S. Strotmeyer
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2020 6:8
  15. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate potential changes in brain morphology (cortical thickness and cortical/subcortical volume) accompanying a series of sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) blockade tre...

    Authors: Roger D. Newman-Norlund, Chris Rorden, Nasim Maleki, Milap Patel, Brian Cheng and X. Michelle Androulakis
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2020 6:7
  16. Chronic conditions are associated with worse physical function and commonly develop during midlife. We tested whether the presence of 8 chronic conditions, or the development of these conditions, is associated...

    Authors: Brittney S. Lange-Maia, Kelly Karavolos, Elizabeth F. Avery, Elsa S. Strotmeyer, Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez, Bradley M. Appelhans, Imke Janssen, Sheila A. Dugan and Howard M. Kravitz
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2020 6:6
  17. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in postmenopausal women, and inflammation is a key mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) h...

    Authors: Iriane Prado de Santis, Juliana Dal-Ri Lindenau, Ramon Bossardi Ramos, Thais Rasia Silva, Gislaine Casanova, Karen Oppermann and Poli Mara Spritzer
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2020 6:3
  18. Data available from longitudinal studies of adequate duration to explore midlife risk factors for late life higher depressive symptom scores in women is lacking. This study examines midlife (mean ages 50 years...

    Authors: Katherine E. Campbell, Alexandra Gorelik, Cassandra E. Szoeke and Lorraine Dennerstein
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2020 6:2
  19. Hysterectomy is the most common major gynaecological procedure. The aim of this study was to study vaginal, sexual and urinary symptoms following total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH), non-descent vaginal hystere...

    Authors: Chanil Ekanayake, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Rasika Herath and Prasantha Wijesinghe
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2020 6:1
  20. Various questionnaires have been developed to assess physical activity, but only a few simple questionnaires are suitable for self-administration in large groups of midlife working women. This study examined t...

    Authors: Yuki Ideno, Kunihiko Hayashi, Jung Su Lee, Yukiko Miyazaki and Shosuke Suzuki
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2019 5:4
  21. To assess the relationship between abdominal pain severity during the menopausal transition (MT) and age, MT stage, reproductive biomarkers, stress biomarkers, and stress perceptions.

    Authors: Nini G. L. Callan, Ellen S. Mitchell, Margaret M. Heitkemper and Nancy F. Woods
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2019 5:2
  22. To examine the undesirable stressful life events midlife women experience, including: 1) which life events midlife women reported most frequently; 2) which life events women rated as most undesirable; and 3) w...

    Authors: Annette Joan Thomas, Ellen Sullivan Mitchell and Nancy Fugate Woods
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2019 5:1
  23. A modern contraceptive method is a product or medical procedure that interferes with reproduction following sexual intercourse; however, contraceptive services remain out of reach for many women of reproductiv...

    Authors: Alehegn Bishaw Geremew and Abebaw Addis Gelagay
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:13
  24. In recent years public awareness of healthcare disparities experienced by transgender individuals throughout the world have garnered increasing attention within the media and from health advocates. Despite thi...

    Authors: A. Francis, S. Jasani and G. Bachmann
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:12
  25. Women in mid-life experience unique stressors, including transitions within their family roles, informal caregiving, job stress, and perceived discrimination. The impact of these stressors on cardiovascular he...

    Authors: Andrea L. Stewart, Ummul-Kiram Kathawalla, Alexandra G. Wolfe and Susan A. Everson-Rose
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:11
  26. Stress has been implicated as a factor in the presence and severity of symptoms during the menopausal transition. Our primary aim was to test the hypothesis that stress-sensitive biological measures and self-r...

    Authors: Lynnette Leidy Sievert, Laura Huicochea-Gómez, Diana Cahuich-Campos, Dana-Lynn Ko’omoa-Lange and Daniel E. Brown
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:9
  27. Some women with genetic risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer (e.g., BRCA1/2) opt to undergo prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy (PSO, or surgical removal of the ovaries & fallopian tubes) in order to reduce the...

    Authors: Zarah Batulan, Nadia Maarouf, Vipul Shrivastava and Edward O’Brien
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:7
  28. In South Africa, hormonal contraception is widely used in women over the age of 40 years. One of these methods and the most commonly used is depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) which has been found to hav...

    Authors: Mags E. Beksinska, Immo Kleinschmidt and Jenni A. Smit
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:6
  29. Because the ovarian follicle pool is established in utero, adverse exposures during this period may be especially impactful on the size and health of the initial follicle endowment, potentially shaping traject...

    Authors: Maria E. Bleil, Paul English, Jhaqueline Valle, Nancy F. Woods, Kyle D. Crowder, Steven E. Gregorich and Marcelle I. Cedars
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:5
  30. Stress is ubiquitous in everyday life, and chronic stress can have negative consequences for health and social welfare. Although a growing body of research addresses the relationships between stress, health, a...

    Authors: Lynnette Leidy Sievert, Nicole Jaff and Nancy Fugate Woods
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:4
  31. In women, midlife is a period of social and physiological change. Ostensibly stressful, cross-sectional studies suggest women experience decreasing stress perceptions and increasing positive outlook during thi...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hedgeman, Rebecca E. Hasson, Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez, William H. Herman and Siobán D. Harlow
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:2
  32. Age at natural menopause (ANM) is considered as a biologic marker of health and ageing. The relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and ANM is currently unknown, and whether smoking plays a role i...

    Authors: Gita D. Mishra, Hsin-Fang Chung, Yalamzewod Assefa Gelaw and Deborah Loxton
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:1
  33. To create a system where evidence based medicine can be applied to accommodate every woman’s needs by designing a contraceptive pathway that can be utilized by any healthcare provider, regardless of the patien...

    Authors: Chi-Son Kim, Deanna Tikhonov, Lena Merjanian and Adrian C. Balica
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:10
  34. Previous reports have noted that dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS) increases prior to the final menstrual period (FMP) and remains stable beyond the FMP. How DHEAS concentrations correspond with other sex...

    Authors: Catherine Kim, Siobàn D. Harlow, Huiyong Zheng, Daniel S. McConnell and John F. Randolph Jr.
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:9
  35. Recently unintended pregnancies have been described as "a new kind of mid-life crisis." Given the high prevalence of unwanted or mistimed pregnancy in the US, we examined the sexual and reproductive health pat...

    Authors: Versie Johnson-Mallard, Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, Nancy Fugate Woods, Katherine E. Simmonds, Ivy M. Alexander and Diana Taylor
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:8

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