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  1. One of the most important population challenges during the last three decades has been the significant decrease in the fertility rate worldwide. Since the validity and reliability of the Male and Female Fertil...

    Authors: Sepideh Mashayekh-Amiri, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Behnam Molaie, Fatemeh Rashidi, Elnaz Hemati, Fatemeh Aliasghari and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:57
  2. Despite being integral to women’s well-being, achieving good menstrual health (MH) remains a challenge. This study examined MH services uptake (including information, analgesics, and a choice of MH products - ...

    Authors: Mandikudza Tembo, Victoria Simms, Helen A. Weiss, Tsitsi Bandason, Nicol Redzo, Leyla Larsson, Ethel Dauya, Tafadzwa Nzanza, Pauline Ishumael, Nancy Gweshe, Rangarirai Nyamwanza, Precious Ndlovu, Sarah Bernays, Chido Dziva Chikwari, Constancia Vimbayi Mavodza, Jenny Renju…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:56
  3. Cardiovascular diseases are a common chronic illness in adults, with implications for health and psychological well-being. These implications not only affect the patients themselves but also impact family memb...

    Authors: Soheila Rabeipoor, Kamal Khademvatani, Samira Barjasteh and Delniya Ghafuri
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:55
  4. Diabetes during pregnancy has negative effects on both mothers and their fetuses. To improve perinatal outcomes and women’s experience of care, the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests implementing health ...

    Authors: Mahsa Maghalian, Fatemeh Abbasalizadeh, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Solmaz Ghanbari-Homaie and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:54
  5. The “Adequate Childbirth Program” (PPA) is a quality improvement project that aims to reduce the high rates of unnecessary cesarean section in Brazilian private hospitals. This study aimed to analyze labor and...

    Authors: Débora Cecília Chaves de Oliveira, Maysa Luduvice Gomes, Andreza Rodrigues, Thamires Soares, Lucia Regina de Azevedo Nicida, Jacqueline Alves Torres and Elyne Montenegro Engstrom
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 20(Suppl 2):189

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  6. Sexual health literacy (SHL) leads to the development of personal ability, understanding, evaluation and use of information related to sexual health. The purpose of this study was to assess the sexual health l...

    Authors: Samaneh Nematzadeh, Zohreh Shahhosseini, Mahmood Moosazadeh and Zeinab Hamzehgardeshi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:53
  7. The increasing birthweight trend stopped and even reversed in several high income countries in the last 20 years, however the reason for these changes is not well characterized. We aimed to describe birthweigh...

    Authors: László Zsirai, Attila Kun, Gergely Á. Visolyi, Márk M. Svébis, Beatrix A. Domján and Ádám Tabák
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:52
  8. Most forcibly displaced persons are hosted in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). There is a growing urbanization of forcibly displaced persons, whereby most refugees and nearly half of internally displac...

    Authors: Carmen H. Logie, Frannie MacKenzie, Kalonde Malama, Nicole Lorimer, Anoushka Lad, Michelle Zhao, Manjulaa Narasimhan, Sasha Fahme, Bülent Turan, Julia Kagunda, Kelika Konda, Aryssa Hasham and Amaya Perez-Brumer
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:51
  9. Uttar Pradesh (UP) is the most populous state in India, with a historically lower level of family planning coverage than the national average. In recent decades, family planning coverage in UP has significantl...

    Authors: Shiva S Halli, Mohd Tauheed Alam, Vasanthakumar Namasivayam, Ravi Prakash, Preeti Anand, James Blanchard and Fernando Wehrmeister
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:50
  10. One of the reasons for the increase in cesarean section is the lack of knowledge of mothers in choosing the type of delivery. The present study aimed to determine the effect of education through pregnancy appl...

    Authors: Fatemeh Moghbeli, Masood Setoodefar, Mohammad Reza Mazaheri Habibi, Zohreh Abbaszadeh, Hanieh Keikhay Moghadam, Sajedeh Salari, Leila Gholamhosseini, Meysam Fallahnezhad and Seyed Ali Fatemi Aghda
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:49
  11. Eliminating unmet need for family planning by 2030 is a global priority for ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. We estimate the sub-national trends in prevalence of unmet need ...

    Authors: Kirtana Devaraj, Jewel Gausman, Raman Mishra, Akhil Kumar, Rockli Kim and S. V. Subramanian
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:48
  12. Female genital cosmetic procedures have grown rapidly in most parts of the world. Professional organizations have issued warnings about the complications and long-term consequences of these practices. To be ab...

    Authors: Elham Azmoude, Samira Ebrahimzadeh Zagami, Elahe Hooshmand, Elham Taheri and Nahid Jahani Shoorab
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:46
  13. Pursuant to studies, receiving the three key maternal health services (Antenatal Care, Skilled Delivery Service, and Postnatal Care) in a continuum could prevent 71% of global maternal deaths. Despite the West...

    Authors: Aklilu Habte, Samuel Hailegebreal and Atsedu Endale Simegn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:45
  14. While postpartum weight changes may affect the levels of metabolic parameters, the direct effects of weight changes in the postpartum period on changes in the prevalence rates of metabolic syndrome and its com...

    Authors: Chadakarn Phaloprakarn, Sasiwan Suthasmalee and Siriwan Tangjitgamol
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:44
  15. Approximately one in six couples are currently infertile, defined as unable to achieve pregnancy despite 12 or more months of active attempts to conceive. Experiencing infertility has been disproportionately a...

    Authors: Ashley A. Balsom, Bridget Klest, Bethany Sander and Jennifer L. Gordon
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:43
  16. Surgical repair of obstetric fistula aims to restore the anatomical and functional integrity of the urinary tract, enabling affected women to regain their dignity and quality of life. However, such repairs can...

    Authors: Justin Lussy Paluku, Barthelemy Kasi Aksanti, William C. Clemmer, Cathy Mufungizi Furaha, Eugénie Mukekulu Kamabu, Jonathan M. L. Kasereka, Benjamin Kambale Kalole, Olivier Mukuku, Zacharie Kibendelwa Tsongo, Stanis Okitotsho Wembonyama, Charles Wembonyama Mpoy and Jeannot Sihalikyolo Juakali
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:42
  17. Black women and people with uteri have utilized collectivistic and relational practices to improve health outcomes in the face of medical racism and discrimination for decades. However, there remains a need fo...

    Authors: Nyia L. Noel, Jasmine Abrams, Estefania Rivera Mudafort, Anagha Babu, Emma Forbes, Lauren Hill, Cherie C. Hill, Tanika Gray Valbrun, Nkem Osian, Lauren A. Wise and Wendy Kuohung
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:41
  18. In 2015, a quality improvement project called “Adequate Childbirth Project” (PPA) was implemented in Brazilian private hospitals in order to reduce cesarean sections without clinical indication. The PPA is str...

    Authors: Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Marcos Augusto Bastos Dias and Maria do Carmo Leal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 20(Suppl 2):188

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  19. The human papillomavirus (HPV), a prevalent sexually transmitted infection, is linked to a wide range of diseases, with cervical cancer being the most common and serious one. HPV vaccination is crucial for pre...

    Authors: Nassif Elissa, Hadchity Charbel, Azzi Marly, Nader Ingrid, Saleh Nadine and Abdo Rachel
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:40
  20. Female genital mutilation (FGM) has negative health implications and has long been recognised as violating sexual rights. Despite the huge efforts expended on eradicating FGM, generational continuation of the ...

    Authors: Tosin Olajide Oni and David Aduragbemi Okunlola
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:39
  21. Children’s initiation of early sex has several negative implications on their sexual and reproductive health, growth and development. In Ghana, few studies on early sexual debut have focused on adolescents. Th...

    Authors: Frank Kyei-Arthur, Martin Wiredu Agyekum and Sylvester Kyei-Gyamfi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:38
  22. Sperm donation has undergone significant medical and social transformations in recent decades. This study aimed to explore Israeli students’ perceptions towards sperm donation and investigate the potential inf...

    Authors: Itai Gat, Maya Ronen, Sarit Avraham, Michal Youngster, Ariel Hourvitz and Osnat Levtzion-Korach
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:37
  23. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) literacy allows young adults to make informed decisions about health outcomes. In Peru, roughly one fifth of the population lives in rural areas, and little is known about ...

    Authors: Molly F. McGuire, Emma Ortega, Radha Patel, Valerie A. Paz-Soldán and Amy R. Riley-Powell
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:36
  24. Women with intellectual disability (ID) have many sexual and reproductive problems. This study was conducted to explain the sexual and reproductive health considerations of women with ID from the perspective o...

    Authors: Ziba Taghizadeh, Maryam Farmahini Farahani, Malihe Nourollahpour Shiadeh and Kowsar Qaderi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:35
  25. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) remains a significant public health concern worldwide. Women living with HIV/AIDS (WLHA) have the additional and unique need to seek sexual and reproductive health services. ...

    Authors: Lynn T. Nguyen, Le Minh Giang, Diep B. Nguyen, Trang T. Nguyen and Chunqing Lin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:34
  26. The caesarean section (CS) rate has increased worldwide and there is an increasing public and scientific interest in the potential long-term health consequences for the offspring. CS is related to persistent a...

    Authors: Kun Huang, Anne Gaml-Sørensen, Nis Brix, Andreas Ernst, Linn Håkonsen Arendt, Jens Peter Ellekilde Bonde, Karin Sørig Hougaard, Gunnar Toft, Sandra Søgaard Tøttenborg and Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:33
  27. The timely provision of comprehensive contraceptive services to Rohingya women is impeded due to a lack of clarity and understanding of their traditional beliefs and cultural frameworks. Recognizing this chall...

    Authors: Mansura Islam and Shah Ehsan Habib
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:32
  28. In high- and low-income countries, declining birth rates have become a global concern. Couples do not have enough information about the complications of delaying and reducing childbearing and this leads them t...

    Authors: Maryam Moridi, Maryam Damghanian and Sedigheh Keshaverz
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:30
  29. Endometriosis is a chronic disease affecting 6–10% of women worldwide. Sexual dysfunction has been reported in a significant percentage of these patients. Thus, the present study will be conducted to design, i...

    Authors: Maryam Heidari Sarvestani, Mahnaz Noroozi, Maryam Hashemi and Firoozeh Mostafavi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:29
  30. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition in women, characterised by reproductive and metabolic dysfunction. While dietary approaches have been evaluated as a first-line treatment for patients wit...

    Authors: Anna Evelin Juhász, Márton Péter Stubnya, Brigitta Teutsch, Noémi Gede, Péter Hegyi, Péter Nyirády, Ferenc Bánhidy, Nándor Ács and Réka Juhász
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:28
  31. Adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs are largely unmet due to poor access to SRH information and services. A multicomponent community-embedded intervention, comprising advocacy to policymake...

    Authors: Chinazom N. Ekwueme, Chinyere Okeke, Irene Ifeyinwa Eze, Chinyere Ojiugo Mbachu and Obinna Onwujekwe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:27
  32. Male infertility is in 20–70% of cases the cause of a couple’s infertility. Severe forms of male infertility are best treated with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). The psychosocial impact of infertilit...

    Authors: Carmen E. J. de Vries, Esther M. Veerman-Verweij, Agnes van den Hoogen, Janneke M. de Man-van Ginkel and Henriëtta D. L. Ockhuijsen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:26
  33. To examine the prevalence of menstrual pain among women of reproductive age and its impact on their daily lives and professional responsibilities.

    Authors: Fatima Leon-Larios, Isabel Silva-Reus, María José Puente Martínez, Abel Renuncio Roba, Eva Ibeas Martínez, Isabel Lahoz Pascual, Maria Cassia Naranjo Ratia and José Cruz Quílez Conde
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:25
  34. Having competence in initiating sexual interactions is one of the challenges of sexual health in any society. Given that the social, cultural, and religious background of some societies can prevent the acquisi...

    Authors: Zahra Sadat Mousavi, Mojgan Janighorban and Mahnaz Noroozi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:24
  35. Barriers exist for the provision of surgery for permanent contraception in the postpartum period. Prenatal counseling has been associated with increased rates of fulfillment of desired postpartum contraception...

    Authors: Ambika V. Viswanathan, Kristen A. Berg, Brooke W. Bullington, Emily S. Miller, Margaret Boozer, Tania Serna, Jennifer L. Bailit and Kavita Shah Arora
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:23
  36. Anaemia in pregnancy causes a significant burden of maternal morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, with prevalence ranging from 25 to 45% in Nigeria. The main treatment, daily oral iron, is associated...

    Authors: Opeyemi R. Akinajo, Ochuwa A. Babah, Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Lenka Beňová, Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Mobolanle R. Balogun, Victoria O. Adaramoye, Hadiza S. Galadanci, Rachel A. Quao, Bosede Bukola Afolabi and Kristi Sidney Annerstedt
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:22
  37. Adolescent girls and young woman (AGYW) comprise a significant proportion of new HIV infections and unintended pregnancies in sub-Saharan Africa yet face many barriers to accessing family planning and reproduc...

    Authors: Rachel Willard-Grace, F. Abigail Cabrera, Camilla Bykhovsky, Kayla Douglas, Lauren A. Hunter, Agatha Mnyippembe, Kassim Hassan Mgunya, Sandra I. McCoy and Jenny X. Liu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:21
  38. The focus of reproductive autonomy research has historically been on the experience of unintended pregnancy and use of contraceptive methods. However, this has led to the neglect of a different group of women ...

    Authors: Suzanne O. Bell, Fredrick Makumbi, Isabella Sarria, Simon P. S. Kibira and Linnea A. Zimmerman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:20
  39. Gestational diabetes is a type of carbohydrate intolerance that is diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. Researches have shown that gestational diabetes is associated with many negative prenatal and b...

    Authors: Soltan Asghari, Sanaz Mollazadeh, Nahid Jahani shoorab, Smira Shahbazzadegan and Talat Khadivzadeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:19
  40. Male infertility is a global health issue. The more causative genes related to human male infertility should be further explored. The essential role of Zcwpw1 in male mouse fertility has been established and t...

    Authors: Yuelin Song, Juncen Guo, Yanling Zhou, Xingjian Wei, Jianlan Li, Guohui Zhang and Hongjing Wang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:18
  41. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of Roma women about their experience of menarche and reproductive health considering the principles of reproductive justice.

    Authors: María Félix Rodríguez-Camacho, María José Sanchís-Ramón, Gaby Ortiz-Barreda, Daniel La Parra-Casado and Diana Gil-González
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:17
  42. Women in Mozambique are often disempowered when it comes to making decisions concerning their lives, including their bodies and reproductive options. This study aimed to explore the views of women in Mozambiqu...

    Authors: Sofia Castro Lopes, Deborah Constant, Sílvia Fraga and Jane Harries
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:16
  43. Pre-pregnancy obesity increases the risk of perinatal complications. Post-pregnancy is a time of preparation for the next pregnancy and lifestyle advice in antenatal care and postpartum follow-up is therefore ...

    Authors: Heidi L. Sandsæter, Trine Tetlie Eik-Nes, Linn Okkenhaug Getz, Hege S. Haugdahl, Elisabeth Balstad Magnussen, Janet W. Rich-Edwards and Julie Horn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:15
  44. In 2021, Uganda’s neonatal mortality rate was approximately 19 deaths per 1000 live births, with an estimated stillbirth rate of 15.1 per 1000 total births. Data are critical for indicating areas where deaths ...

    Authors: Doris Kwesiga, Mats Malqvist, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Leif Eriksson, Hannah Blencowe and Peter Waiswa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:14
  45. Endometriosis is commonly observed in infertile women and can be staged with regard to severity [e.g. according to the American Fertility Society (AFS) classification]. This condition can cause infertility thr...

    Authors: Karine Morcel, Philippe Merviel, Sarah Bouée, Mathilde Le Guillou, Marine Carlier, Pandora James, Hortense Drapier and Damien Beauvillard
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:13
  46. Endometriosis-related pain encompassing dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and chronic pelvic pain, reduces the quality of life in premenopausal women. Although treatment options for endometriosis alleviate this pain,...

    Authors: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Osamu Yoshino, Fuminori Taniguchi, Tasuku Harada, Mikio Momoeda, Yutaka Osuga, Tamiki Hikake, Youko Hattori, Michiko Hanawa, Yosuke Inaba, Hideki Hanaoka and Kaori Koga
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:12
  47. Traditionally, pharmacological pain relief methods have been the most acceptable option for controlling labor pain, accompanied by numerous adverse consequences. Non-pharmacological labor pain relive methods c...

    Authors: Wafaa T. Elgzar, Majed S. Alshahrani and Heba A. Ibrahim
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:11
  48. Assisted Reproductive Technology utilizes human sperm, eggs, or embryos in vitro to produce pregnancy. However, there is no evidence of the acceptance of these technologies by the community.

    Authors: Dereje Bayissa Demissei, Tolesa Diriba Biratu, Eriste Nigussa Gamshe and Ababe Tamirat Deressa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:10

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