Special Issue "Women's Health throughout Life Stages"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: pregnancy complications; birth cohort study; birth defects; molecular epidemiology; population science
Interests: developmental origins of cardiometabolic impairments; diabetes and obesity; nutrition and environmental epidemiology; real-world clinical epidemiology
We are organizing a Special Issue on "Women's Health Throughout Life Stages" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IF 2.468), a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, please refer to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Substantial progress has been made in the past two decades in improving women’s health, with a substantial reduction in maternal mortality. There has also been substantial increase in the utilization of healthcare and family planning among women in some countries. However, societies, especially in limited resource settings, are still facing the heavy burden of women’s morbidity. For instance, the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus, one of the most common pregnancy complications, has increased by more than 30% within one or two decades in a number of countries including developing countries, forming an emerging worldwide epidemic. Additionally, social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantages continue to contribute to sex disparities in women’s health.
For many diseases, women’s physiology and life-cycle hormonal changes demand important consideration when determining healthcare management options. At the same time, there are certain conditions that are more prevalent or differ in pathophysiology, symptoms and outcomes in women compared with men, and these may require special attention. Therefore, it is critical to consider both biological differences and sociocultural influences unique to women when tackling health issues and providing clinical care for women’s health conditions, including those that may be influenced by reproductive history. Moreover, interventions are needed to reduce sex inequities in healthcare access and improve quality of care.
This Special Issue seeks research papers on various aspects of women’s health such as physical and mental health issues, and healthcare access and utility throughout the lifespan in different communities and countries. In particular, we encourage submissions of interdisciplinary work and multi-country collaborative research. We welcome original research papers of different study designs as well as systematic reviews and meta-analysis. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Yuan Lin
Prof. Dr. Yeyi Zhu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Maternal mortality and morbidities throughout the lifespan
- Women's healthcare access and utility
- Nutritional exposures
- Environmental exposures (including endocrine disruptors)
- Obstetric and gynecologic diseases
- Fertility and contraception
- Women’s mental health and health promotion
- Health disparities of women