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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Review

    Virginity testing: a systematic review

    So-called virginity testing, also referred to as hymen, two-finger, or per vaginal examination, is the inspection of the female genitalia to assess if the examinee has had or has been habituated to sexual inte...

    Rose McKeon Olson and Claudia García-Moreno

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:61

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  5. Review

    Evidence-based policy responses to strengthen health, community and legislative systems that care for women in Australia with female genital mutilation / cutting

    The physical and psychological impact of female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C) can be substantial, long term, and irreversible. Parts of the health sector in Australia have developed guidelines in the ma...

    Nesrin Varol, John J. Hall, Kirsten Black, Sabera Turkmani and Angela Dawson

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:63

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  6. Research

    Respectful maternity care in Ethiopian public health facilities

    Disrespect and abuse of women during institutional childbirth services is one of the deterrents to utilization of maternity care services in Ethiopia and other low- and middle-income countries. This paper desc...

    Ephrem D. Sheferaw, Eva Bazant, Hannah Gibson, Hone B. Fenta, Firew Ayalew, Tsigereda B. Belay, Maria M. Worku, Aelaf E. Kebebu, Sintayehu A. Woldie, Young-Mi Kim, T. van den Akker and Jelle Stekelenburg

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:60

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  7. Research

    Experience in the use of non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) in the management of postpartum haemorrhage with hypovolemic shock in the Fundación Valle Del Lili, Cali, Colombia

    The aim of this case series is to describe the experience of using the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) in the management of severe Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and shock, and the value of implementing t...

    María Fernanda Escobar, Carlos Eduardo Füchtner, Javier Andrés Carvajal, Albaro José Nieto, Adriana Messa, Sara Sofía Escobar, Angélica María Monroy, Angélica María Forero, José David Casallas, Marcela Granados and Suellen Miller

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:58

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  8. Research

    Determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active men in Kenya

    Research in Kenya has focussed on family planning from women’s perspectives, with the aim of helping reduce the burden of unintended pregnancies. As such, the determinants of modern contraceptive use among sex...

    Rhoune Ochako, Marleen Temmerman, Mwende Mbondo and Ian Askew

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:56

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  9. Research

    Educational status as determinant of men’s knowledge about vasectomy in Dangila town administration, Amhara region, Northwest Ethiopia

    Although vasectomy is effective and less expensive contraceptive method, only few men are using it in Africa. The main reason for low level use may be low knowledge about vasectomy among men. Only few studies ...

    Abrham Jemberie Temach, Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu and Anemaw Asrat Achamyeleh

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:54

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  10. Commentary

    Making good on a call to expand method choice for young people - Turning rhetoric into reality for addressing Sustainable Development Goal Three

    Investments in the nearly two billion young people, aged 10–24 years, in the world today are necessary to meet global development commitments, specifically the Sustainable Development Goals and Ending Preventa...

    Fariyal Fatma Fikree, Catharine Lane, Callie Simon, Gwyn Hainsworth and Patricia MacDonald

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:53

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  11. Research

    Priorities for family building among patients and partners seeking treatment for infertility

    Infertility treatment decisions require people to balance multiple priorities. Within couples, partners must also negotiate priorities with one another. In this study, we assessed the family-building prioritie...

    Elizabeth A. Duthie, Alexandra Cooper, Joseph B. Davis, Jay Sandlow, Katherine D. Schoyer, Estil Strawn and Kathryn E. Flynn

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:52

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  12. Research

    Decision-making on terminating pregnancy for Muslim Arab women pregnant with fetuses with congenital anomalies: maternal affect and doctor-patient communication

    This study focused on decision-making on terminating pregnancy for Arab Muslim women in Israel who were pregnant with fetuses diagnosed with congenital anomalies. It examined the impact of the doctor-patient i...

    Anat Gesser-Edelsburg and Nour Abed Elhadi Shahbari

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:49

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  13. Review

    Supply kits for antenatal and childbirth care during antenatal care and delivery: a mixed-methods systematic review, the qualitative approach.

    Antenatal care reduces maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity through the detection and treatment of some conditions, but its coverage is less than optimal within certain populations. Supply kits for m...

    Mercedes Colomar, Maria Luisa Cafferata, Alicia Aleman, Giselle Tomasso and Ana Pilar Betran

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:48

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

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