Section Editors

  • Jane Fisher, Monash University
  • Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, University College London
  • Lorraine Greaves, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
  • M. Tish Knobf, Yale University
  • Marc Schwartz, Georgetown University
  • Zephne van der Spuy, University of Cape Town

Executive Editor

  • Nawsheen Boodhun, BioMed Central


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    The knowledge to test

    Increasing womens knowledge of cervical cancer and helping them overcome the cost barrier may be needed to get more women self-sampling for cervical cancer screening

    BMC Women's Health 2014, 14:139
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    Reducing postpartum stress

    Viewing an informational film or having access to a 24-hr telephone support hotline reduced the levels of postpartum stress in Lebanese first-time mothers.

    BMC Women's Health 2014, 14:125
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    Smoking to cope

    Reasons for heavy smoking in single mothers may be associated with feelings of self-blame, and differing abilities to cope with stress than partnered mothers

    BMC Women's Health 2014, 14:124


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ISSN: 1472-6874