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Service providers’ experiences of disrespectful and abusive behavior towards women during facility based childbirth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Reproductive Health201815:4

Received: 25 July 2017

Accepted: 26 December 2017

Published: 5 January 2018

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Original Submission
25 Jul 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - R King
21 Nov 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - David Losk
3 Dec 2017 Author responded Author comments - Anteneh Asefa
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Dec 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Dec 2017 Editorially accepted
5 Jan 2018 Article published 10.1186/s12978-017-0449-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Public and Environmental Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Nossal Institute for Global Health, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia