Aims and scope

Reproductive Health publishes content on all aspects of human reproduction. The journal includes sections dedicated to adolescent health, female fertility and midwifery and all articles are open access.

Reproductive health is defined as a state of physical, mental, and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system, at all stages of life. Good reproductive health implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, the capability to reproduce  and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so. Men and women should be informed about and have access to safe, effective, affordable, and acceptable methods of family planning of their choice, and the right to appropriate health-care services that enable women to safely go through pregnancy and childbirth.

Reproductive Health has a particular interest on the impact changes in reproductive health have globally, and therefore encourages submissions from researchers based in low- and middle-income countries.

Read the full scope


Recent articles

View all articles

Most accessed articles

View all articles

Born Too Soon Supplement

Our Born Too Soon supplement in Reproductive Health. Jointly funded by Save the Children's Saving Newborn Lives programme through a grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and March of Dimes. Published in collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).

'On Health' blog

View feed
Failed to load RSS feed.

Journal highlights

Our journal highlights include publishing additional non-English abstracts and our highly accessed supplements:

© Todd Barnard

José M Belizan, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Argentina
Sunni Mumford, NIH, USA
João Paulo Souza, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Read Editors' profiles

Steps to take for healthy mothers and babies-interventions before, during and after pregnancy

Our two supplements focusing on essential and preconception interventions before, during and after pregnancy. Funded by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH).

1. Essential interventions for maternal, newborn and child health supplement
2. Preconception interventions supplement