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Nov 07, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Female Genital Mutilation in Northeastern Nigeria

M. O. Amodu, M. T. Bolori, A. Kuchichi, Ibrahim Musa Ngoshe, F. L. Bukar
Introduction: Different forms of cultural practices are being practiced in Nigeria and other parts of the world. Some of such are beneficial while others lead to negative impacts. Female genital mutilation as one type of harmful traditional practices is a form of violence against women. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), practiced in many parts of the world, also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting (F
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Nov 22, 2018Open    AccessArticle

The Recto-Vesical Ligament: Myth or Reality?

Raja Briki, Ons Cherif, Mouna Derouich, Salma Chachia, Sassi Boughizane, Hedi Khairi
The recto-vesical ligament is an abnormal peritoneal band that can be associated with uterine malformations by default fusion of Müller’s ducts. It is a very rare entity. We report a case of laparoscopic surgery conducted on a 28-year-old patient in order to explore primary subfertility. We discover that the patient had two permeable vaginas, two distinct cervices and two com-pletely separate hemiuterus with two
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May 18, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Determinants of Use of Modern Family Planning among Northern Nigerian Women: A Secondary Analysis of 2013 NDHS

Lawrence Ikeako, Ngozi Joe-Ikechebelu, Basil Nwankwo, Prince Onyemachi, John Chikezie, Isaiah Abali, Jane Anene, Ebele Azuike, Emmanuel Azuike
Introduction: Family planning allows people to attain their desired number of children and determine the spacing of pregnancies. It is achieved through use of contraceptive methods and the treatment of infertility. The aim of this study was to determine various factors that influenced the uptake of modern family planning among women of reproductive age in Northern Nigeria. Methodology: The study used
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Dec 21, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Rates and Risk Factors in Macrosomic Newborns among Non-Diabetic Parturients at Tiznit City, Morocco: A Case-Control Study

Amal Korrida
Background: The present study was elaborated to assess the prevalence of high birth weight and its related risk factors for macrosomic infants among women in Southern Morocco. Methods: A case-control study was conducted on term singleton live-births, with no morbidity or malformation, of a sample of (n = 78) nulliparous and multiparous non-diabetic women deliver
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Oct 27, 2017Open    AccessArticle

HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World

John W. Oller, Christopher A. Shaw, Lucija Tomljenovic, Stephen K. Karanja, Wahome Ngare, Felicia M. Clement, Jamie Ryan Pillette
In 1993, WHO announced a “birth-control vaccine” for “family planning”. Published research shows that by 1976 WHO researchers had conjugated tetanus toxoid (TT) with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) producing a “birth-control” vaccine. Conjugating TT with hCG causes pregnancy hormones to be attacked by the immune system. Expected results are abortions in females already pregnant and/or infertility in recipients not yet impregnat
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Jul 06, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Abrikossoff’s Tumor of the Vulva, Case Report and Literature Review

Hayet Laajili, Sonia Zaidi, Imen Bannour, Olfa Zoukar, Khawla Massoudi, Asma Korbi, Raja Faleh
Abrikossoff’s tumor or granular cell tumor is a rare soft and usually benign tissue neoplasm of neural origin. It occurs usually in the neck region or in the head. About 16% occur in the vulva. Some malignant cases have been reported in literature. Granular cell tumor was described first by Abrikossoff in 1926. The histogenesis of granular cell tumors is unknown. The clinical diagnosis of vulv
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May 18, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Secretory Breast Carcinoma, a Case Report and Literature Review

Hayet Laajili, Amina Ben Salem, Sonia Zaidi, Imen Bannour, Khouloud Marzouk, Asma Korbi, Raja Faleh
Secretory breast carcinoma (SBC) is a very rare subtype of breast carcinoma that reported mostly in young women, with a median age of 25 years. Despite the low frequency, SBC elicits pathologic interest because of their unique morphology and excellent prognosis. Authors report a 23-year-old woman presented with a nodule in retro areolar region of her right breast. Microbiopsic examination reve
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Mar 06, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Genital Infection by Gardnerella vaginalis and Candida spp. among Women in Nova Iguacu City, Rio de Janeiro Province, Brazil

Pedro Henrique Siqueira Lopes, Victoria Luiza Pacini, Antonio Neres Norberg
Vaginitis is the most common infectious disease diagnosed among women attended at gynecological outpatient clinics in the Primary Care Service. The aim of this research is to investigate the incidence of vaginitis caused by Gardnerella vaginalis and Candida spp. in women attended at the gyneco
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Sep 06, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Ectopic Pregnancy in a Referral Hospital in the Volta Region of Ghana West Africa

Augustine A. Oppong, Hope Y. Agbemenyah, Innocent Afeke, Ibrahim Jamfaru, Irene Attachie, Verner N. Orish
Background: Ectopic pregnancy is still a global problem for women of reproductive age with increasing burden of the disease and increasing mortality especially for women living developing world like Africa. In Ghana studies evaluating the burden of ectopic pregnancy have been conducted in major centres like Korle-Bu and KATH but few in other centres. This study tends to evaluate the prevalence, clinical presentation and finding of
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Mar 18, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Antiestrogenic Compounds and Breast Cancer

Muhammad Asim, Noman Ali, Raheel Asghar, Awais Amin, Muhammad Saif Ur Rahman
Breast cancer is the main threat around the world. Estrogen and estrogen receptors (ER) assume a noteworthy part in breast disease movement and advancement. Breast cancer is the most pervasive disease in women, every year more than 200,000 new cases analyzed. Estrogen receptors are expressed in 70% of all the breast cancer cases, so it is an important target for the treatment of breast cancer. Anti-estrogen compounds are of significant importance since it can be used as a therapy for breast canc...


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