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  1. Research

    Maternal fat free mass during pregnancy is associated with birth weight

    The relationship between maternal body compositions and birth weight was not definite. Fat Mass (FM) and Fat Free Mass (FFM) can accurately reflect the maternal body fat compositions and have been considered a...

    Yanxia Wang, Jie Mao, Wenling Wang, Jie Qiou, Lan Yang and Simin Chen

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:47

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  2. Research

    Postpartum intentions on contraception use and method choice among breastfeeding women attending a university hospital in Ohio: a cross-sectional study

    Few postpartum women use effective contraception and those who use less effective methods have increased rates of unintended pregnancy. Little is known about postpartum contraception intentions among breastfee...

    Yiska Loewenberg Weisband, Lisa M. Keder, Sarah A. Keim and Maria F. Gallo

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:45

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  3. Research

    Qualitative assessment of women’s satisfaction with maternal health care in referral hospitals in Nigeria

    Available evidence suggests that the low use of antenatal, delivery, and post-natal services by Nigerian women may be due to their perceptions of low quality of care in health facilities. This study investigat...

    Friday Okonofua, Rosemary Ogu, Kingsley Agholor, Ola Okike, Rukiyat Abdus-salam, Mohammed Gana, Abdullahi Randawa, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola and Hadiza Galadanci

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:44

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  4. Research

    Medical termination of pregnancy in general practice in Australia: a descriptive-interpretive qualitative study

    Australian Government approval in 2012 for the use of mifepristone and misoprostol for medical termination of pregnancy (MTOP) allows general practitioners (GPs) to provide early gestation abortion in primary ...

    Angela J. Dawson, Rachel Nicolls, Deborah Bateson, Anna Doab, Jane Estoesta, Ann Brassil and Elizabeth A. Sullivan

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:39

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  5. Research

    Location and content of counselling and acceptance of postpartum IUD in Sri Lanka

    The immediate postpartum IUD (PPIUD) is a long-acting, reversible method of contraception that can be used safely and effectively following a birth. To appropriately facilitate the immediate postpartum inserti...

    Mahesh Karra, David Canning, Sorcha Foster, Iqbal H. Shah, Hemantha Senanayake, U. D. P. Ratnasiri and Ramya Priyanwada Pathiraja

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:42

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  6. Research

    Fertility and HIV following universal access to ART in Rwanda: a cross-sectional analysis of Demographic and Health Survey data

    HIV infection is linked to decreased fertility and fertility desires in sub-Saharan Africa due to biological and social factors. We investigate the relationship between HIV infection and fertility or fertility...

    Eric Remera, Kimberly Boer, Stella M. Umuhoza, Bethany L. Hedt-Gauthier, Dana R. Thomson, Patrick Ndimubanzi, Eugenie Kayirangwa, Salomon Mutsinzi, Alice Bayingana, Placidie Mugwaneza and Jean Baptiste T. Koama

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:40

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  7. Research

    Integrating postabortion care, menstrual regulation and family planning services in Bangladesh: a pre-post evaluation

    In Bangladesh, abortion is restricted except to save the life of a woman, but menstrual regulation is allowed to induce menstruation and return to non-pregnancy after a missed period. MR services are typically...

    Kamal K. Biswas, Erin Pearson, S. M. Shahidullah, Sharmin Sultana, Rezwana Chowdhury and Kathryn L. Andersen

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:37

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  8. Research

    Uptake of hormonal contraceptives and correlates of uptake in a phase III clinical trial in rural South Western Uganda

    Use of a reliable contraception method has become an inclusion criterion in prevention trials to minimize time off product. We report on hormonal contraceptive prevalence, uptake, sustained use and correlates ...

    Andrew Abaasa, Mitzy Gafos, Zacchaeus Anywaine, Andrew Nunn, Angela Crook, Jonathan Levin, Sheena McCormack and Anatoli Kamali

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:36

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  9. Study protocol

    A three-component cognitive behavioural lifestyle program for preconceptional weight-loss in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Obesity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) negatively affects all clinical features, and a 5 to 10% weight loss has shown promising results on reproductive, metabolic and psychological level. Incor...

    G. Jiskoot, S.H. Benneheij, A. Beerthuizen, J.E. de Niet, C. de Klerk, R. Timman, J.J. Busschbach and J.S.E Laven

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:34

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  10. Research

    “Is the doctor God to punish me?!” An intersectional examination of disrespectful and abusive care during childbirth against single mothers in Tunisia

    Disrespectful and abusive treatment during childbirth is a violation of women’s right to dignified, respectful healthcare throughout pregnancy and childbirth. Although reports point out that marginalized group...

    Nada Amroussia, Alison Hernandez, Carmen Vives-Cases and Isabel Goicolea

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:32

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  11. Research

    Effect of suppressive acyclovir administered to HSV-2 positive mothers from week 28 to 36 weeks of pregnancy on adverse obstetric outcomes: a double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial

    Acyclovir (ACV) given to HSV-2 positive women after 36 weeks reduces adverse outcomes but its benefit at lower gestation was undocumented. We determined the effect of oral acyclovir administered from 28 to 36 ...

    Sarah Nakubulwa, Dan K. Kaye, Freddie Bwanga, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Edith Nakku-Joloba and Florence Mirembe

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:31

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  12. Research

    The health status of adolescents in Ecuador and the country’s response to the need for differentiated healthcare for adolescents

    Adolescents face a range of health problems but many barriers block their access to health services, and in particular to sexual and reproductive health services. The objective of this study was to assess the ...

    Joar Svanemyr, Susana Guijarro, Betzabe Butron Riveros and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:29

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  13. Review

    Zika virus infection in pregnancy: a systematic review of disease course and complications

    To characterize maternal Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and complement the evidence base for the WHO interim guidance on pregnancy management in the context of ZIKV infection.

    Ezinne C. Chibueze, Veronika Tirado, Katharina da Silva Lopes, Olukunmi O. Balogun, Yo Takemoto, Toshiyuki Swa, Amarjargal Dagvadorj, Chie Nagata, Naho Morisaki, Clara Menendez, Erika Ota, Rintaro Mori and Olufemi T. Oladapo

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:28

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  14. Research

    Factors associated with contraceptive use in Tigray, North Ethiopia

    Family planning interventions are cost-effective and have several cross-cutting benefits. Despite these benefits of family planning, progress in ensuring universal access to family planning to women in develop...

    Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Alem Desta, Mussie Alemayehu, Tesfay Gebrehiwot, Tesfu Alemu Abraha, Atakelti Abrha and Hagos Godefay

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:27

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  15. Research

    Moving from legality to reality: how medical abortion methods were introduced with implementation science in Zambia

    Although abortion is technically legal in Zambia, the reality is far more complicated. This study describes the process and results of galvanizing access to medical abortion where abortion has been legal for m...

    Tamara Fetters, Ghazaleh Samandari, Patrick Djemo, Bellington Vwallika and Stephen Mupeta

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:26

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  16. Research

    Virility, pleasure and female genital mutilation/cutting. A qualitative study of perceptions and experiences of medicalized defibulation among Somali and Sudanese migrants in Norway

    The most pervasive form of female genital mutilation/cutting—infibulation—involves the almost complete closure of the vaginal orifice by cutting and closing the labia to create a skin seal. A small opening rem...

    R. Elise B. Johansen

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:25

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  17. Study protocol

    Reasons for unmet need for family planning, with attention to the measurement of fertility preferences: protocol for a multi-site cohort study

    Unmet need for family planning points to the gap between women’s reproductive desire to avoid pregnancy and contraceptive behaviour. An estimated 222 million women in low- and middle-income countries have unme...

    Kazuyo Machiyama, John B. Casterline, Joyce N. Mumah, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Francis Obare, George Odwe, Caroline W. Kabiru, Sharifa Yeasmin and John Cleland

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:23

    Published on: 9 February 2017

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