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  1. Appropriate health information seeking behavior can play an effective role in self-care and promotion of women’s quality of life during pregnancy. However, different barriers can impede pregnant women while ac...

    Authors: Marzieh Javanmardi, Mahnaz Noroozi, Firouzeh Mostafavi and Hasan Ashrafi-rizi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:128

    Content type: Research

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  2. As a consequence of biological, psychological and social changes during puberty, youth is a period characterized by impulsiveness and risk-taking. Members of this population often feel invulnerable and have a ...

    Authors: Sebastian Sanz-Martos, Isabel M. López-Medina, Cristina Álvarez-García and Carmen Álvarez-Nieto

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:127

    Content type: Research

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  3. In Indonesia infertility affects 10–15% of reproductive-age couples. In addition to medical problem, infertility in Indonesia poses significant social problem. Childlessness is often stigmatized as a failure w...

    Authors: Achmad Kemal Harzif, Victor Prana Andika Santawi and Stephanie Wijaya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:126

    Content type: Research

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  4. Access to comprehensive and culturally appropriate reproductive life planning is essential to women’s health. Although many strategies and tools exist, few are designed for longitudinal use or provide visual a...

    Authors: Jessica M. Madrigal, Kelly Stempinski-Metoyer, Amy E. McManus, Lindsay Zimmerman and Ashlesha Patel

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:125

    Content type: Research

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  5. Adolescent pregnancy is a worldwide problem because of its health, social, economic and political repercussions on the globe. Even though the rates of adolescent pregnancy have declined over the decade, there ...

    Authors: Ibrahim Yakubu, Gholamreza Garmaroudi, Roya Sadeghi, Azar Tol, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad and Adadow Yidana

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:124

    Content type: Research

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  6. Despite the remarkable reduction of maternal mortality, unsafe and untimely menstrual regulation (MR) remains a major maternal health problem in Bangladesh. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and ide...

    Authors: Juwel Rana, Kanchan Kumar Sen, Toufica Sultana, Mohammad Bellal Hossain and Rakibul M. Islam

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:123

    Content type: Research

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  7. Although large scale public sector community health worker programs have been key in providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in low- and middle-income countries, their integration process into ...

    Authors: Joseph M. Zulu, John Kinsman, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Charles Michelo, Asha George and Helen Schneider

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:122

    Content type: Research

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  8. Eighty-five percent of the global burden of maternal mortality was covered by Sub-Saharan Africa. Ethiopia is a major contributor to the death of mothers with a maternal mortality ratio of 676 per 100,000 live...

    Authors: Wassie Sadik, Alemayehu Bayray, Ayal Debie and Tsegaye Gebremedhin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:121

    Content type: Research

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  9. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are a major public health challenge globally especially among adolescents and young adults in lower-middle-income countries (LMICs) in Africa including Ghana. In light of...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Abdulai Abdul-Fatawu, Belinda Adzimah-Yeboah, Worlali Nyaledzigbor, Samuel Agana and Prudence Portia Mwini-Nyaledzigbor

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:120

    Content type: Research

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  10. There is no consensus on the essential parameters to monitor during childbirth, when to start, and the rate of monitoring them. User disagreement contributes to inconsistent use of the twelve-item modified Wor...

    Authors: Michael S. Balikuddembe, Nazarius M. Tumwesigye, Peter K. Wakholi and Thorkild Tylleskär

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:119

    Content type: Research

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  11. In the past decade, the negative impact of disrespectful maternity care on women’s utilisation and experiences of facility-based delivery has been well documented. Less is known about midwives’ perspectives on...

    Authors: Susan Bradley, Christine McCourt, Juliet Rayment and Divya Parmar

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:116

    Content type: Review

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  12. Evidence shows that the prevalence of risky sexual practice, drug abuse, and alcohol consumption behaviors in low and middle income countries such as Iran is not in a favorable condition. Preventive programs a...

    Authors: Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani, Farzaneh Zolala, AliAkbar Haghdoost and Nadia Oroomiei

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:115

    Content type: Review

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  13. Parent-adolescent reproductive health (RH) communication is one of the potential sources of information for adolescents on the topic. Given that female adolescents in Bangladesh are faced with increasing RH-re...

    Authors: Muhammad Zakaria, Junfang Xu, Farzana Karim and Feng Cheng

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:114

    Content type: Research

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  14. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is prevalent in communities of migration. Given the harmful effects of the practice and its illegal status in many countries, there have been concerted primary, secondary and te...

    Authors: Carolyne Njue, Jamlick Karumbi, Tammary Esho, Nesrin Varol and Angela Dawson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:113

    Content type: Review

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  15. Migrant mothers in high-income countries often encounter more complications during pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period. To enlighten health care providers concerning potential barriers, the objectiv...

    Authors: J. Sami, K. C. Quack Lötscher, I. Eperon, L. Gonik, B. Martinez de Tejada, M. Epiney and N. C. Schmidt

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:112

    Content type: Research

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  16. The practice of detaining people who are unable to pay for health care services they have received is widespread in many parts of the world. We aimed to determine the proportion of women and their infants deta...

    Authors: Karen D. Cowgill and Abel Mukengeshayi Ntambue

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:111

    Content type: Research

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  17. Fertility desire for a second child has been a lively topic since the implementation of the two-child policy in China. Chinese researchers have explored various factors influencing the fertility desire for a s...

    Authors: Shi-Min Chen, Ying Zhang and Yi-Bao Wang

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:110

    Content type: Research

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  18. Pregnancy among adolescent girls in Niger contributes to 34% of all deaths among females ages 15–19, but there is a dearth of research as to the specific contextual causes. In Zinder region, an area that is es...

    Authors: Ghazaleh Samandari, Carolyn Grant, Lily Brent and Sara Gullo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:109

    Content type: Research

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  19. Adherence to therapy is a key predictor of the success of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment. There is limited information available from Iran about that and there is a need for more knowledge about ...

    Authors: Amin Ghanbari, Maryam Ordibeheshti Khiaban, Armin Aslani, Amir Reza Faraji, Milad Mohammadi and Azita Fathnezhad Kazemi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:108

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. In Tanzania, the information on Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness is insufficiently provided to pregnant women and their families. The aim of this study was to evaluate the maternal and infant outc...

    Authors: Yoko Shimpuku, Frida E. Madeni, Shigeko Horiuchi, Kazumi Kubota and Sebalda C. Leshabari

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:107

    Content type: Research

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  21. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of abnormal pregnancy implantation leading to obstetric complications such as pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction. However, the effect of ...

    Authors: Justin Chu, Ioannis Gallos, Aurelio Tobias, Lynne Robinson, Jackson Kirkman-Brown, Rima Dhillon-Smith, Hoda Harb, Abey Eapen, Madhurima Rajkhowa and Arri Coomarasamy

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:106

    Content type: Research

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  22. Although Nepal legalised abortion in 2002, a significant number of women continue to access unsafe abortions. An estimated 60% of all abortions performed in 2014 were unsafe, with unsafe abortion continuing to...

    Authors: Claire Rogers, Sabitri Sapkota, Rasmita Paudel and Jaya A. R. Dantas

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:105

    Content type: Research

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  23. Men in northern Nigeria are considered the leaders and ultimate decision makers, including decisions about health-related behaviours of their wives and children. Yet many men in the region consider pregnancy a...

    Authors: Olugbenga Oguntunde, Jabulani Nyenwa, Farouk Musa Yusuf, Dauda Sulaiman Dauda, Abdulsamad Salihu and Irit Sinai

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:104

    Content type: Research

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  24. In many low-and middle-income countries women with infertility are often in polygynous marriages. From a human and women’s rights perspective, the practice of polygyny is commonly understood as harmful. Studie...

    Authors: Susan Dierickx, Gily Coene, Bintou Jarju and Chia Longman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:103

    Content type: Research

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  25. The Demographic and Health Survey 2013–14 indicated that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is still challenged by high maternal and neonatal mortality. The aim of this study was to assess the availabi...

    Authors: Dieudonné Mpunga Mukendi, Faustin Chenge, Mala A. Mapatano, Bart Criel and Gilbert Wembodinga

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:102

    Content type: Research

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  26. Many women still deliver outside a health facility in Ghana, often under unhygienic conditions and without skilled birth attendants. This study aims to examine the social determinants influencing the use of he...

    Authors: Emmanuel Dankwah, Wu Zeng, Cindy Feng, Shelley Kirychuk and Marwa Farag

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:101

    Content type: Research

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  27. Appropriate antenatal care improves pregnancy outcomes. Routine antenatal care is provided at primary care facilities in rural India and women at-risk of poor outcomes are referred to advanced centres in citie...

    Authors: Samiksha Singh, Pat Doyle, Oona M. R. Campbell and G. V. S. Murthy

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:100

    Content type: Research

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  28. In Ethiopia, socio-economic inequalities in the utilization of antenatal care (ANC) have long been an obstacle to the country’s effort in achieving universal coverage of the service. The study aimed to investi...

    Authors: Gebretsadik Shibre and Wubegzier Mekonnen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:99

    Content type: Research

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  29. Inadequate infrastructure, security threats from ongoing armed conflict, and conservative socio-cultural and gender norms that favour large families and patriarchal power structures contribute to poor sexual a...

    Authors: Victoria J. Steven, Julianne Deitch, Erin Files Dumas, Meghan C. Gallagher, Jimmy Nzau, Augustin Paluku and Sara E. Casey

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:98

    Content type: Research

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  30. Unmet need for contraception is high during the postpartum period, increasing the risk of unintended subsequent pregnancy. We developed a client facing mobile phone-based family planning (FP) decision aid and ...

    Authors: Rubee Dev, Nancy F. Woods, Jennifer A. Unger, John Kinuthia, Daniel Matemo, Shiza Farid, Emily R. Begnel, Pamela Kohler and Alison L. Drake

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:97

    Content type: Research

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  31. Preconception care refers to things women can do before and between pregnancies to increase the chance of having a healthy baby and being a healthy mother. Unfortunately, millions of women in the world do not ...

    Authors: Tesfanesh Lemma Demisse, Samuel Abdu Aliyu, Sena Belina Kitila, Tiwabwork Tekalign Tafesse, Kelemu Abebe Gelaw and Mulualem Silesh Zerihun

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:96

    Content type: Research

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  32. Swedish national guidelines for pregnancy dating were published in 2010. Follow-up is needed to assess adherence and to identify whether any clinical topics are not covered in the guidelines.

    Authors: Merit Kullinger, Michaela Granfors, Helle Kieler and Alkistis Skalkidou

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:95

    Content type: Research

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  33. One in three women experience intimate partner violence worldwide, according to many primary studies. However, systematic review and meta-analysis of intimate partner violence is very limited. Therefore, we se...

    Authors: Agumasie Semahegn, Kwasi Torpey, Abubakar Manu, Nega Assefa, Gezahegn Tesfaye and Augustine Ankomah

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:93

    Content type: Review

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  34. Caretakers/parents or parents figure need to be trained to promote effective communication about sexual and reproductive health to their adolescents. This study assessed the effect of an intervention aiming to...

    Authors: Saada A. Seif, Thecla W. Kohi and Candida S. Moshiro

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:92

    Content type: Research

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  35. The Preterm Birth Initiative-Rwanda is conducting a 36-cluster randomized controlled trial of group antenatal and postnatal care. In the context of this trial, we collected qualitative data before and after im...

    Authors: Angele Musabyimana, Tiffany Lundeen, Elizabeth Butrick, Felix Sayinzoga, Bernard Ngabo Rwabufigiri, Dilys Walker and Sabine F. Musange

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:90

    Content type: Research

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  36. South Africa faces numerous reproductive challenges that include high rates of unplanned and adolescent pregnancies. The uptake and utilization of family planning services and modern contraception methods depe...

    Authors: Yolandie Kriel, Cecilia Milford, Joanna Cordero, Fatima Suleman, Mags Beksinska, Petrus Steyn and Jennifer Ann Smit

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:89

    Content type: Research

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  37. Prior research from India demonstrates a need for family planning counseling that engages both women and men, offers complete family planning method mix, and focuses on gender equity and reduces marital sexual...

    Authors: Anvita Dixit, Sarah Averbach, Jennifer Yore, Gennifer Kully, Mohan Ghule, Madhusudana Battala, Shahina Begum, Nicole E. Johns, Florin Vaida, Prashant Bharadwaj, Natalie Wyss, Niranjan Saggurti, Jay Silverman and Anita Raj

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:88

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. Greater paternal engagement is positively associated with improved access to and utilization of maternal services. Despite evidence that male involvement increased uptake of maternal and child services, studie...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Friday Okonofua, Lorretta Ntoimo, Ogochukwu Udenigwe and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:86

    Content type: Research

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  39. Among HIV serodiscordant couples, most conception involves condomless sex and may confer a period with increased HIV transmission risk if HIV viral load is not suppressed and other precautions are not used. Sa...

    Authors: Grace Kimemia, Kenneth Ngure, Jared M. Baeten, Connie Celum, Kristin Dew, Njambi Njuguna, Nelly Mugo and Renee Heffron

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:85

    Content type: Research

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  40. Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with more adverse perinatal health outcomes, risk factors and lower access to and use of maternal health care services. However, evidence for the association betwee...

    Authors: Amanda De Groot, Lisanne Van de Munt, Daniel Boateng, Ary I. Savitri, Edward Antwi, Nienke Bolten, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal and Joyce L. Browne

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:84

    Content type: Research

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  41. Authors: Martin C. Koch, Johannes Lermann, Niels van de Roemer, Simone K. Renner, Stefanie Burghaus, Janina Hackl, Ralf Dittrich, Sven Kehl, Patricia G. Oppelt, Thomas Hildebrandt, Caroline C. Hack, Uwe G. Pöhls, Stefan P. Renner and Falk C. Thiel

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:83

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2018 15:113

  42. Maternal smoking is still a major public health problem posing the risk of several negative health outcomes for both the pregnant woman and her offspring. The prevalence of maternal smoking in Denmark and othe...

    Authors: Mie Gaarskjaer de Wolff, Mette Grønbæk Backhausen, Mette Langeland Iversen, Jane Marie Bendix, Ane Lilleøre Rom and Hanne Kristine Hegaard

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:82

    Content type: Research

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  43. Infertility affects one in seven couples; many of these need in vitro fertilisation (IVF). IVF involves external hormones to stimulate a woman’s ovaries to produce eggs which are harvested surgically. Embryos,...

    Authors: Abha Maheshwari, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Ursula Bowler, Daniel Brison, Tim Child, Christina Cole, Arri Coomarasamy, Rachel Cutting, Stephen Harbottle, Pollyanna Hardy, Edmund Juszczak, Yacoub Khalaf, Jennifer J. Kurinczuk, Stuart Lavery, Clare Lewis-Jones, Nick Macklon…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:81

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. Maternal and neonatal mortality is still very high at a global level, even though its reduction is a goal established among the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations. In order to improve prenatal...

    Authors: Patricia Hanna Crispín Milart, Ignacio Prieto-Egido, Cesar Augusto Díaz Molina and Andrés Martínez-Fernández

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:80

    Content type: Research

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  45. Recently WHO researchers described seven dimensions of mistreatment in maternity care that have adverse impacts on quality and safety. Applying the WHO framework for quality care, service users partnered with ...

    Authors: Saraswathi Vedam, Kathrin Stoll, Tanya Khemet Taiwo, Nicholas Rubashkin, Melissa Cheyney, Nan Strauss, Monica McLemore, Micaela Cadena, Elizabeth Nethery, Eleanor Rushton, Laura Schummers and Eugene Declercq

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:77

    Content type: Research

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