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  1. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  2. Content type: Review

    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

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  3. Content type: Research

    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

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  5. Content type: Research

    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

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  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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  10. Content type: Review

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    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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  13. Content type: Commentary

    This commentary discusses the limited availability of information on contraceptive preferences and unmet need for contraception among midlife women in both high and low income countries. Given that risk of pre...

    Authors: Siobán D. Harlow, Jennifer R. Dusendang, Michelle M. Hood and Nancy Fugate Woods

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:6

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  14. Content type: Research

    Reproductive age may be a risk factor for vascular disease. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is produced by viable ovarian follicles and reflects reproductive age. We examined whether AMH concentrations were assoc...

    Authors: Catherine Kim, Yuanyuan Pan, Barbara H. Braffett, Valerie L. Arends, Michael W. Steffes, Hunter Wessells and Aruna V. Sarma

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:5

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    The Midlife Women’s Health Study (MWHS) was developed to address some of the gaps in knowledge regarding risk factors for hot flashes among generally healthy midlife women during their menopausal transition. T...

    Authors: Ayelet Ziv-Gal, Rebecca L. Smith, Lisa Gallicchio, Susan R. Miller, Howard A. Zacur and Jodi A. Flaws

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:4

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  16. Content type: Research

    Patterns of symptom clustering in midlife women may suggest common underlying mechanisms or may identify women at risk of adverse health outcomes or, conversely, likely to experience healthy aging. This paper ...

    Authors: Siobán D. Harlow, Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez, Michael R. Elliott, Irina Bondarenko, Nancy E. Avis, Joyce T. Bromberger, Maria Mori Brooks, Janis M. Miller and Barbara D. Reed

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:2

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  17. Content type: Research

    The need for longitudinal, population-based studies to illuminate women’s experiences of symptoms during the menopausal transition motivated the development of the Seattle Midlife Women’s Health Study.

    Authors: Nancy Fugate Woods and Ellen Sullivan Mitchell

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2016 2:6

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World Contraception Day 2017

BMC is taking the opportunity to support World Contraception Day 2017 by sharing a selection of contraception and related articles and blog posts.

Upcoming conferences

September 2018
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
September 28-October 1
Montreal, Canada

October 2018
North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
October 3-6
San Diego, CA, USA

American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
October 6-10
Denver, CO, USA