Call for papers: Female genital mutilation

©  Blatant WorldReproductive Health is eager to contribute to decreasing FGM/C and episiotomies by publishing a variety of research and information related to FGM/C.

Submissions can be in a variety of formats, such as personal testimonies, case studies, descriptions of programs, and reports of interventions that have been tested and shown to decrease FGM/C or episiotomies. We will encourage publication about these programs at local, regional or hospital level and also changes over time of prevalence/ incidence.

We will also publish protocols, qualitative studies from affected women, providers, traditional health workers, political and religious leaders will be especially welcome. These contributions will be published in the form of an FGM/C-related themed series.

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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.

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Featured supplement: Born too soon

Read 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).


Our journal highlights include a recently published series on family planning funded by the Gates Institute and our highly accessed supplements:

© DFID - UK Department for International Development

José M Belizan, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Argentina
Sunni Mumford, NIH, USA

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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




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