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  1. The PRECISE Network is a cohort study established to investigate hypertension, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth (described as “placental disorders”) in Kenya, Mozambique and The Gambia. Several pregnanc...

    Authors: Marina A. S. Daniele, Melisa Martinez-Alvarez, Angela Koech Etyang, Marianne Vidler, Tatiana Salisbury, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Peris Musitia, Meriel Flint-O’Kane, Tanya Wells Brown, Brahima Amara Diallo, Helena Boene, William Stones, Peter von Dadelszen, Laura A. Magee and Jane Sandall

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17(Suppl 1):58

    Content type: Study protocol

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  2. The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak was first declared in China in December 2019, and WHO declared the pandemic on 11 March 2020. A fast-rising number of confirmed cases has been observed in all ...

    Authors: Kun Tang, Junjian Gaoshan, Babatunde Ahonsi, Moazzam Ali, Mercedes Bonet, Nathalie Broutet, Edna Kara, Caron Kim, Anna Thorson and Soe Soe Thwin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:59

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. Contraceptive services are essential for promoting people’s health, and economic and social well-being. Despite increased contraceptive use over the past decades, unmet need is still high in Malawi. As a resul...

    Authors: Maryse Kok, Madalitso Tolani, Wongani Mtonga, Thom Salamba, Twambilire Mwabungulu, Arnold Munthali, Eefje Smet and Benedict Chinsakaso

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:57

    Content type: Research

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  4. Improving the quality of maternal health care is critical to reduce mortality and improve women’s experiences. Mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities can be an important barrier for women when con...

    Authors: Thae Maung Maung, Kyaw Lwin Show, Nwe Oo Mon, Özge Tunçalp, Nyein Su Aye, Yin Yin Soe and Meghan A. Bohren

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:56

    Content type: Research

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  5. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include specific targets for family planning (SDG 3.7) and birth attendance (SDG 3.1.2), and require analyses disaggregated by age and other dimensions of inequality (S...

    Authors: Inacio Crochemore M. da Silva, Fernanda Everling, Franciele Hellwig, Carine Ronsmans, Lenka Benova, Jennifer Requejo, Anita Raj, Aluisio J. D. Barros and Cesar G. Victora

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:55

    Content type: Research

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  6. The healthcare system in Mozambique is striving to reduce the high maternal and child mortality rates and stay on par with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3.1). A key strategy to curb maternal and child...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Gebretsadik Shibre, Agbessi Amouzou and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:49

    Content type: Research

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  7. There has been increased attention to the menstrual health management (MHM) needs of girls and young women in Eastern and Southern Africa, relating to dignity, and to the potential link between the lack of acc...

    Authors: Tamaryn L. Crankshaw, Michael Strauss and Bongiwe Gumede

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:48

    Content type: Research

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  8. Labor induction is defined as any procedure that stimulates uterine contractions before labor begins spontaneously. The vaginal and oral routes of administration of misoprostol are those most used for the indu...

    Authors: Daniele S. M. B. Gattás, Melania M. R. de Amorim, Francisco E. L. Feitosa, José R. da Silva-Junior, Lívia C. G. Ribeiro, Gustavo F. A. Souza and Alex S. R. Souza

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:47

    Content type: Research

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  9. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, specifically pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E), are the second biggest killer of pregnant women globally and remains the least understood and most challenging maternal mor...

    Authors: Charlotte E. Warren, Sharif Mohammed Ismail Hossain, Salisu Ishaku, Deborah Armbruster and Emily Hillman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:46

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. The partner has an important role when he participates of the prenatal care as showed in the positive results relate to the mother and the child health. For this reason it is an important strategy to bring fut...

    Authors: Lívia Pimenta Bonifácio, Ana Carolina Arruda Franzon, Fabiani Spessoto Zaratini, Fernanda Bergamini Vicentine, Francisco Barbosa-Júnior, Giordana Campos Braga, Jazmin Andrea Cifuentes Sanchez, Lívia Oliveira-Ciabati, Magna Santos Andrade, Mariana Fernandes, Suzi Volpato Fabio, Geraldo Duarte, Vicky Nogueira Pileggi, João Paulo Souza and Elisabeth Meloni Vieira

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:45

    Content type: Research

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  11. Family planning (FP) is one of the high impact public health interventions with huge potential to enhance the health and wellbeing of women and children. Yet, despite the steady progress made towards expanding...

    Authors: Batula Abdi, Jerry Okal, Gamal Serour and Marleen Temmerman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:44

    Content type: Research

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  12. This century is witnessing dramatic changes in the health needs of the world’s populations. The double burden of infectious and chronic diseases constitutes major causes of morbidity and mortality. Over the la...

    Authors: Vijay Kumar Chattu and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:43

    Content type: Editorial

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  13. Breastfeeding has a great effect on health promotion and disease prevention in premature infants. However, various factors affect the success of breastfeeding process in mothers. The present study aims to: a) ...

    Authors: Gholamreza Asadi, Armin Aslani, Anvar-Sadat Nayebinia and Azita Fathnezhad-Kazemi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:42

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD) use remains very low in Nepal despite high levels of unmet need for postpartum family planning and the national government’s efforts to promote its use. This study invest...

    Authors: Mahesh C. Puri, Saugat Joshi, Aayush Khadka, Erin Pearson, Yasaswi Dhungel and Iqbal H. Shah

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:41

    Content type: Research

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  15. In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to scourge the population and is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in young children and pregnant women. As current preventative measures such as intermitten...

    Authors: Naissem Andemel, Santara Gaoussou, Amadou Barry, Djibrilla Issiaka, Almahamoudou Mahamar, Moussa Traore, Patrick E. Duffy, Alassane Dicko and Michal Fried

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:39

    Content type: Research

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  16. Fertility intentions and contraceptive use are often used to demonstrate gaps in programs and policies to meet the contraceptive needs of women and couples. Prior work demonstrated that fertility intentions ar...

    Authors: Ilene S. Speizer, Veronica Escamilla, Peter M. Lance and David K. Guilkey

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:38

    Content type: Research

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  17. Non- pneumatic anti-shock garment is a unique, life -saving first -aid device made of neoprene and velcro, which is used for treatment of women with postpartum hemorrhage. Maternal mortality in the world still...

    Authors: Gadisa Bekele, Gemechu Terefe, Makeda Sinaga and Sena Belina

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:37

    Content type: Research

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  18. The majority of the world’s perinatal deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. A substantial proportion occurs intrapartum and is avoidable with better care. At a low-resource tertiary hospital, this ...

    Authors: Natasha Housseine, Marieke C. Punt, Ali Gharib Mohamed, Said Mzee Said, Nanna Maaløe, Nicolaas P. A. Zuithoff, Tarek Meguid, Arie Franx, Diederick E. Grobbee, Joyce L. Browne and Marcus J. Rijken

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:36

    Content type: Research

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  19. Effective communication by maternity care staff can help a woman during labor and birth have a positive birth experience. Due to limited knowledge regarding this topic in Iraqi Kurdistan, therefore, this study...

    Authors: Hamdia Mirkhan Ahmed

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:35

    Content type: Research

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  20. Oral tranexamic acid (TXA), if effective in reducing blood loss after delivery for women experiencing primary PPH, could be administered where parenteral administration is not feasible. This trial assessed the...

    Authors: Ayisha Diop, Dina Abbas, Nguyen thi Nhu Ngoc, Roxanne Martin, Ange Razafi, Hoang Thi Diem Tuyet and Beverly Winikoff

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:34

    Content type: Research

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  21. Diagnosis of perinatal anomalies is a stressful experience that can negatively affect mothers, families, health-care systems, and societies. Perinatal palliative care (PPC) is a new development in maternity se...

    Authors: Ziba Raisi Dehkordi, Shahnaz Kohan, Maryam Rassouli, Elahe Zarean and Azadeh malekian

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:32

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Pregnancy in adolescence is higher among internally displaced women in Colombia than non-displaced women. It is defined as a problem with significant negative outcomes by both biomedical and epidemiological ap...

    Authors: Yazmin Cadena-Camargo, Anja Krumeich, Maria Claudia Duque-Páramo and Klasien Horstman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:31

    Content type: Research

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  23. Female Genital Mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a tradition rooted in culture and involves the partial or total removal or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. In Kenya, initiatives ...

    Authors: Purity Mwendwa, Naomi Mutea, Mary Joy Kaimuri, Aoife De Brún and Thilo Kroll

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:30

    Content type: Research

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  24. Accruing epidemiological evidence suggests that prenatal exposure to emissions from cooking fuel is associated with increased risks of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes including hypertensive disorders o...

    Authors: Eartha Weber, Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Roel Vermeulen, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Diederick E. Grobbee, Joyce L. Browne and George S. Downward

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:29

    Content type: Research

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  25. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that one of the authors’ names was mentioned twice. Currently the authors are stated as:

    Authors: Salma A. E. Ahmed and Viva C. Thorsen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:27

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2019 16:183

  26. Mental disorders in the perinatal period (PMD) can severely harm women and their children if not detected early and treated appropriately. Even though mental health care is covered by health insurance and is u...

    Authors: Anke Berger, Karin Schenk, Ankica Ging, Sebastian Walther and Eva Cignacco

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:26

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. This study analyze factors associated to cannabis use in pregnant women, its perceived availability, its risk perception and the relationship between prenatal exposure to cannabis and developmental and mental ...

    Authors: Carlos Roncero, Isabel Valriberas-Herrero, Marcela Mezzatesta-Gava, José L. Villegas, Lourdes Aguilar and Lara Grau-López

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:25

    Content type: Review

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  28. Parents play an important role in promoting the sexual health of their adolescents. However, many parents experience several challenges. The purpose of this study was to explore the concerns and educational ne...

    Authors: Shahnaz Babayanzad Ahari, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam, Seyed Ali Azin and Raziyeh Maasoumi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:24

    Content type: Research

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  29. Studies showed that decreased marital satisfaction and increased risk of depression and anxiety were mutually related. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the effect of communication skills trainin...

    Authors: Zahra Alipour, Ashraf Kazemi, Gholamreza Kheirabadi and Ahmad-Ali Eslami

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:23

    Content type: Research

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  30. In 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern due to Zika’s association with microcephaly and other neurological disorders. Brazil was the epicenter of this...

    Authors: Debora Diniz, Moazzam Ali, Ilana Ambrogi and Luciana Brito

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:22

    Content type: Research

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  31. Obstetric fistula is still common in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) despite the on-going shift to increased facility deliveries in the same settings. The social behavioural circumstances in which fist...

    Authors: Helena Boene, Sibone Mocumbi, Ulf Högberg, Claudia Hanson, Anifa Valá, Anna Bergström, Esperança Sevene and Khátia Munguambe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:21

    Content type: Research

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  32. Zimbabwe has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Sub Saharan Africa. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevalence in adolescents that are from tribes that perfo...

    Authors: Wilfred Njabulo Nunu, Lufuno Makhado, Jabu Tsakani Mabunda and Rachel Tsakani Lebese

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:20

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  33. Oligohydramnios is a condition of abnormally low amniotic fluid volume that has been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. To date, the prevalence of this condition and its outcomes has not been well descri...

    Authors: Lester Figueroa, Elizabeth M. McClure, Jonathan Swanson, Robert Nathan, Ana L. Garces, Janet L. Moore, Nancy F. Krebs, K. Michael Hambidge, Melissa Bauserman, Adrien Lokangaka, Antoinette Tshefu, Waseem Mirza, Sarah Saleem, Farnaz Naqvi, Waldemar A. Carlo, Elwyn Chomba…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:19

    Content type: Research

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  34. The childbirth experience has significant effects on the life of the mother and family. However, there are no Iranian studies which evaluate and measure women’s childbirth experiences to provide accurate data ...

    Authors: Solmaz Ghanbari-Homayi, Zahra Fardiazar, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Eesa Mohamadi, Shahla Meedya and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:17

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  35. With improvements in in vitro culture techniques there has been a steady shift in practice to transfer embryos at the blastocyst stage (post fertilization day (p.f.d.) 5–7), when embryos reach the endometrial ...

    Authors: Werner M. Neuhausser, Denis A. Vaughan, Denny Sakkas, Michele R. Hacker, Tom Toth and Alan Penzias

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:16

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  36. Globally, every minute, at least one woman dies from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. The situation is more serious for women in Sub-Saharan Africa which also include Ethiopia. Birth preparedn...

    Authors: Ayelech Kidanemariam Mulugeta, Berhanu Wordofa Giru, Balcha Berhanu and Tefera Mulugeta Demelew

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:15

    Content type: Research

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  37. Reproductive health of vulnerable adolescent girls is a top priority in global programs. Alcohol consumption, drug abuse, high risk sexual behaviors, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual assault, escape from ...

    Authors: Razieh Pourkazemi, Mojgan Janighorban, Zahra Boroumandfar and Firoozeh Mostafavi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:13

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  38. The psychological consequences of infertility in couples undergoing oocyte donation differ culturally, racially, religiously, and legally from other infertile couples undergoing assisted reproductive treatment...

    Authors: Shohre Ghelich-Khani, Ashraf Kazemi, Malek Fereidooni-Moghadam and Mousa Alavi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:12

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. The authors have retracted this article [1] because it contains significant conceptual and textual overlap with unpublished work from another group. Suresh Mehata, Jamie Menzel, Erin Pearson and Kathryn Anders...

    Authors: Suresh Mehata, Jamie Menzel, Navaraj Bhattarai, Sharad Kumar Sharma, Mukta Shah, Erin Pearson and Kathryn Andersen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:11

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2019 16:68

  40. Oocyte donation is one of the assisted reproductive techniques that can undermine the mental health of the women donor. As such, the aim of this study is to design a mental health promotion program for oocyte ...

    Authors: Elham Adib Moghaddam, Ashraf Kazemi, Gholamreza Kheirabadi and Seyyed Mehdi Ahmadi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:10

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  41. Disrespect and abuse (D&A) can violate human rights, affect women’s decisions on the type of delivery method, and exacerbate their mental health conditions; therefore, this study aims to: a) assess the status ...

    Authors: Khadije Hajizadeh, Maryam Vaezi, Shahla Meedya, Sakineh Mohammad Alizadeh Charandabi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:9

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  42. Access to high-quality antenatal care services has been shown to be beneficial for maternal and child health. In 2016, the WHO published evidence-based recommendations for antenatal care that aim to improve ut...

    Authors: Alex Harsha Bangura, Isha Nirola, Poshan Thapa, David Citrin, Bishal Belbase, Bhawana Bogati, Nirmala B.K., Sonu Khadka, Lal Kunwar, Scott Halliday, Nandini Choudhury, Ryan Schwarz, Mukesh Adhikari, S. P. Kalaunee, Sharon Rising, Duncan Maru…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:5

    Content type: Research

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