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Volume 19 Supplement 1

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ethiopia: Gains and Reflections Over the Past Two Decades

Research

Publication of this supplement is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Kimberly Smith, Yemane Berhane and Lisa DeMaria.


  1. Despite the 2005 expansion in abortion legal indications in Ethiopia, which provided for abortions in cases of rape, incest, or fetal impairment and other circumstances, nearly half of abortions occurred outsi...

    Authors: Kathryn A. O’Connell, Addisalem T. Kebede, Bereket M. Menna, Mengistu T. Woldetensay, Sara E. Fischer, Ghazaleh Samandari and Jemal K. Kassaw
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):198
  2. Midwives are a large proportion of Ethiopia’s health care workforce, and their attitudes and practices shape the quality of reproductive health care, including safe abortion care (SAC) services. This study exa...

    Authors: Addisu Fekadu, Aster Berhe, Belete Belgu, Ibrahim Yimer, Yeshitila Tesfaye, Sarah Jane Holcombe and Sahai Burrowes
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):197
  3. Raising the median age at first sexual intercourse and first marriage among females is a policy goal of the Ethiopian government. Education figures prominently in the government’s plans for achieving its goals...

    Authors: David P. Lindstrom, Ida Sahlu, Tefera Belachew and Mulusew Gerbaba
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):196
  4. Girls in Ethiopia’s Amhara region experience high rates of child marriage and are less able to negotiate sex or use family planning. Seeking to improve their lives, CARE’s TESFA programme delivered reproductiv...

    Authors: Pari Chowdhary, Feven Tassaw Mekuria, Dagmawit Tewahido, Hanna Gulema, Ryan Derni and Jeffrey Edmeades
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):55
  5. Ethiopia has made great progress toward reducing unmet need for family planning and increasing contraception use over the last decade. However, almost one-quarter of women still have an unmet need. The primary...

    Authors: Erica Sedlander, Hagere Yilma, Dessalew Emaway and Rajiv N. Rimal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):57
  6. Ideation refers to the ideas and views that people hold; it has been identified as an important explanation for differences in contraceptive use within and across countries. This study aimed to identify ideati...

    Authors: Tewodros Getinet, Feiruz Surur, Balkachew Nigatu, Alula Meressa, Yonas Abesha, Munir Kassa, Merhawi Gebremedhin and Delayehu Bekele
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):76
  7. Evidence suggests that supportive male engagement in health care services, including family planning, remains low in many countries, despite known benefits for female partners. In 2017–2018, the United States ...

    Authors: Dustin Andrew Smith, Heran Abebe Tadesse, Kidest Lulu and Diana Santillán
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):86
  8. Over the last two decades, improvements in Ethiopia’s socio-economic context, the prioritization of health and development in the national agenda, and ambitious national health and development policies and pro...

    Authors: Elsie Akwara, Kereta Worknesh, Lemessa Oljiira, Lulit Mengesha, Mengistu Asnake, Emiamrew Sisay, Dagem Demerew, Marina Plesons, Wegen Shirka, Azmach Hadush and Venkatraman Chandra-Moulli
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):123
  9. Ethiopia has the second-largest youth population in Africa with about 37.4 million people aged 10–24 years. To meet the needs of this population group, adolescent, and youth health (AYH) programs, including th...

    Authors: Teshome W. Admassu, Yordanos T. Wolde and Mirgissa Kaba
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):130

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