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  1. Research

    Breaking bad news in assisted reproductive technology: a proposal for guidelines

    The issue of breaking bad news in assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been only partially explored by literature, and although some recommendations are available, specific guidelines are lacking. The pr...

    Daniela Leone, Julia Menichetti, Lorenzo Barusi, Elisabetta Chelo, Mauro Costa, Luciana De Lauretis, Anna Pia Ferraretti, Claudia Livi, Arne Luehwink, Giovanna Tomasi and Elena Vegni

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:87

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  2. Commentary

    A never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception, and what we must do to make full use of it

    Increasingly, the health and rights of adolescents are being recognized and prioritized on the global agenda. This presents us with a “never-before” opportunity to address adolescent contraception. This is tim...

    Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Pooja S. Parameshwar, Matti Parry, Catherine Lane, Gwyn Hainsworth, Sylvia Wong, Lindsay Menard-Freeman, Beth Scott, Emily Sullivan, Miles Kemplay and Lale Say

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:85

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  3. Commentary

    Looking back and moving forward: can we accelerate progress on adolescent pregnancy in the Americas?

    Adolescent fertility rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remain unacceptably high, especially compared to the region’s declining total fertility rates. The Region has experienced the slowest progres...

    Sonja Caffe, Marina Plesons, Alma Virginia Camacho, Luisa Brumana, Shelly N. Abdool, Silvia Huaynoca, Katherine Mayall, Lindsay Menard-Freeman, Luis Andres de Francisco Serpa, Rodolfo Gomez Ponce de Leon and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:83

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  4. Research

    Baseline characteristics of study sites and women enrolled in a three-arm cluster randomized controlled trial: PMTCT uptake and retention (pure) Malawi

    Malawi introduced an ambitious public health program known as “Option B+” which provides all HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women with lifelong combination antiretroviral therapy, regardless of WHO cl...

    Monique van Lettow, Hannock Tweya, Nora E. Rosenberg, Clement Trapence, Virginia Kayoyo, Florence Kasende, Blessings Kaunda, Mina C. Hosseinipour, Michael Eliya, Fabian Cataldo, Salem Gugsa and Sam Phiri

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:82

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  5. Research

    Increasing utilisation of skilled facility-based maternal healthcare services in rural Zambia: the role of safe motherhood action groups

    Community-centred health interventions, such as Safe Motherhood Action groups (SMAGs), have potential to lead to desired health behavioural change and favourable health outcomes. SMAGs are community-based volu...

    Cephas Sialubanje, Karlijn Massar, Larah Horstkotte, Davidson H. Hamer and Robert A.C. Ruiter

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:81

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  6. Research

    Healthcare provider’s attitude towards disability and experience of women with disabilities in the use of maternal healthcare service in rural Nepal

    Women with disabilities are less likely to receive maternal healthcare services compared to women without disabilities. While few studies have reviewed healthcare experience of women with disabilities, no stud...

    Hridaya Raj Devkota, Emily Murray, Maria Kett and Nora Groce

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:79

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  7. Research

    A qualitative understanding of the effects of reusable sanitary pads and puberty education: implications for future research and practice

    The management of menstruation has come to the fore as a barrier to girls’ education attainment in low income contexts. Interventions have been proposed and piloted, but the emerging nature of the field means ...

    Julie Hennegan, Catherine Dolan, Laurel Steinfield and Paul Montgomery

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:78

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  8. Research

    Factors associated with intimate partner physical violence among women attending antenatal care in Shire Endaselassie town, Tigray, northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study, July 2015

    Intimate partner physical violence is a common global phenomenon. About 30.00% and 38.83% of women in the world and in sub-Saharan Africa experienced physical violence by their partner respectively in 2013. Th...

    Berhane Hailu Gebrezgi, Marta Berta Badi, Endashaw Admassu Cherkose and Negassie Berhe Weldehaweria

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:76

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  9. Study protocol

    Improving detection and initial management of gestational diabetes through the primary level of care in Morocco: protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

    Morocco is facing a growing prevalence of diabetes and according to latest figures of the World Health Organization, already 12.4% of the population are affected. A similar prevalence has been reported for ges...

    Bettina Utz, Bouchra Assarag, Amina Essolbi, Amina Barkat, Nawal El Ansari, Bouchra Fakhir, Alexandre Delamou and Vincent De Brouwere

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:75

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  10. Research

    Evaluation of two intervention models on contraceptive attitudes and behaviors among nulliparous women in Shanghai, China: a clustered randomized controlled trial

    With increasing acceptance of premarital sex among young Chinese women, the rates of unintended pregnancies and induced abortions are becoming alarmingly high, suggesting the needs of educating women with adeq...

    Yuan He, Ning Zhang, Jue Wang, Na He, Yan Du, Jing-Xin Ding, Ying Zhang, Xiao-Tian Li, Jian Huang and Ke-Qin Hua

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:73

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  11. Review

    Contraceptive practices among married women of reproductive age in Bangladesh: a review of the evidence

    Bangladesh has experienced a sevenfold increase in its contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) in less than forty years from 8% in 1975 to 62% in 2014. However, despite this progress, almost one-third of pregnanci...

    Fauzia Akhter Huda, Yolande Robertson, Sabiha Chowdhuri, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Laura Reichenbach and Ratana Somrongthong

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:69

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  12. Research

    The influence of quality maternity waiting homes on utilization of facilities for delivery in rural Zambia

    Residential accommodation for expectant mothers adjacent to health facilities, known as maternity waiting homes (MWH), is an intervention designed to improve access to skilled deliveries in low-income countrie...

    Elizabeth G. Henry, Katherine Semrau, Davidson H. Hamer, Taryn Vian, Mary Nambao, Kaluba Mataka and Nancy A. Scott

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:68

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  13. Review

    Towards a consensus definition of maternal sepsis: results of a systematic review and expert consultation

    There is a need for a clear and actionable definition of maternal sepsis, in order to better assess the burden of this condition, trigger timely and effective treatment and allow comparisons across facilities ...

    Mercedes Bonet, Vicky Nogueira Pileggi, Marcus J Rijken, Arri Coomarasamy, David Lissauer, João Paulo Souza and Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:67

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  14. Research

    Barriers to utilisation of antenatal care services in South Sudan: a qualitative study in Rumbek North County

    Access to adequate antenatal care (ANC) is critical in ensuring a good maternal health and in preventing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. South Sudan has one of the world’s poorest health indicat...

    Calistus Wilunda, Chiara Scanagatta, Giovanni Putoto, Francesca Montalbetti, Giulia Segafredo, Risa Takahashi, Serge André Mizerero and Ana Pilar Betrán

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:65

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  15. Review

    What do we know about assessing healthcare students and professionals’ knowledge, attitude and practice regarding female genital mutilation? A systematic review

    Improving healthcare providers’ capacities of prevention and treatment of female genital mutilation (FGM) is important given the fact that 200 million women and girls globally are living with FGM. However, tra...

    Jasmine Abdulcadir, Lale Say and Christina Pallitto

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:64

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  16. Research

    Prevalence and predictors of implanon utilization among women of reproductive age group in Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health introduced provision of the contraceptive Implanon at community level by trained health extension workers in 2009. However, little is known regarding the utilization an...

    Desta Gebre-Egziabher, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Mussie Alemayehu and Fisaha Haile Tesfay

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:62

    Published on: 18 May 2017

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