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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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    Fertility rates remain persistently high in Nigeria, with little difference across socioeconomic groups. While the desire for large family size is culturally rooted, there is little understanding of how repeat...

    Authors: Abiodun Idowu Adanikin, Sabu S. Padmadas and Nuala McGrath

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:79

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  3. Content type: Review

    Zambia, with its women having five children on average, is one of the countries in sub-Saharan African with the highest fertility rates. As the country works on expanding its reproductive health programs, this...

    Authors: Pauline Bakibinga, Dennis Matanda, Lyagamula Kisia and Namuunda Mutombo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:78

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  4. Content type: Research

    Repeated induced abortion is important public health concern both in the developing and developed world that increases maternal morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the magnitude and...

    Authors: Bethelihem Alemayehu, Adamu Addissie, Wondimu Ayele, Sisay Tiroro and Demelash Woldeyohannes

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:76

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    We coordinated community health worker (CHW) promotions with training and support of government clinic nurses to increase uptake of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), specifically the copper intraute...

    Authors: Amelia Mazzei, Rosine Ingabire, Jeannine Mukamuyango, Julien Nyombayire, Robertine Sinabamenye, Roger Bayingana, Rachel Parker, Amanda Tichacek, Sarah Rae Easter, Etienne Karita, Susan Allen and Kristin M. Wall

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:75

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  6. Content type: Review

    Conclusions about women’s and girls’ sexual history are made in some settings based on assumptions about the hymen, a small membranous tissue with no known biological function, which typically occupies a porti...

    Authors: Ranit Mishori, Hope Ferdowsian, Karen Naimer, Muriel Volpellier and Thomas McHale

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:74

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  7. Content type: Research

    Antenatal care (ANC) is special care for pregnant women with the aim of preventing, detecting and treating health problems in both the fetus and mother. Early ANC attendance promotes early detection and treatm...

    Authors: Haileab Fekadu Wolde, Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye and Malede Mequanent Sisay

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:73

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  8. Content type: Research

    The increasing caesarean delivery rate worldwide is followed by increased maternal morbidity due to pathological placentation, peripartum hysterectomy and obstetric bleeding. The aim of this study was to inves...

    Authors: Paula da Silva Charvalho, Mira Hansson Bittár and Ylva Vladic Stjernholm

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:72

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  9. Content type: Review

    Many women use pharmacological or non-pharmacological pain relief during childbirth. Evidence from Cochrane reviews shows that effective pain relief is not always associated with high maternal satisfaction sco...

    Authors: Gill Thomson, Claire Feeley, Victoria Hall Moran, Soo Downe and Olufemi T. Oladapo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:71

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  10. Content type: Research

    Birth weight is an important predictor of early neonatal mortality, morbidity, and long-term health outcomes. Annually, approximately 20 million babies are born globally with weights less than 2.5kg. In sub-Sa...

    Authors: Shamsudeen Mohammed, Irene Bonsing, Ibrahim Yakubu and Winifred Porsaa Wondong

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:70

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  11. Content type: Research

    In Nepal, 54% of women have an unmet need for family planning within the 2 years following a birth. Provision of a long-acting and reversible contraceptive method at the time of birth in health facilities coul...

    Authors: Elina Pradhan, David Canning, Iqbal H. Shah, Mahesh Puri, Erin Pearson, Kusum Thapa, Lata Bajracharya, Manju Maharjan, Dev C. Maharjan, Lata Bajracharya, Ganga Shakya and Pushpa Chaudhary

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:69

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  12. Content type: Research

    Safer conception services promote the reproductive health and rights of families, while minimizing HIV transmission risks between partners trying to conceive, as well vertical transmission risks. Implementatio...

    Authors: Sheree Schwartz, Natasha Davies, Nicolette Naidoo, Diantha Pillay, Nokuthula Makhoba and Saiqa Mullick

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16(Suppl 1):65

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  13. Content type: Research

    Many people living with HIV would like to have children but family planning (FP) services often focus on only contraception. Availability of safer conception services is still very low in most low income count...

    Authors: Violet Gwokyalya, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, John Baptist Bwanika, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Shaban Mugerwa, Jim Arinaitwe, Dickson Kasozi, Justine Bukenya, Rosemary Kindyomunda, Glenn J. Wagner, Fredrick E. Makumbi and Rhoda K. Wanyenze

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16(Suppl 1):64

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  14. Content type: Research

    Late presentation combined with limited engagement in antenatal care (ANC) increases risk of vertical transmission among mothers living with HIV. Female sex workers (FSW) have more than four times greater burd...

    Authors: Lauren Parmley, Amrita Rao, Zamakayise Kose, Andy Lambert, Ryan Max, Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya, Mfezi Mcingana, Harry Hausler, Stefan Baral and Sheree Schwartz

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16(Suppl 1):63

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  15. Content type: Research

    Kenya has made remarkable progress in integrating a range of reproductive health services with HIV/AIDS services over the past decade. This study describes a sub-set of outcomes from the Bill & Melinda Gates F...

    Authors: Raymond Mutisya, Jonesmus Wambua, Paul Nyachae, Mercy Kamau, Shalmali Radha Karnad and Mark Kabue

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16(Suppl 1):62

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  16. Content type: Research

    Despite significant interest in integrating sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services into HIV services, less attention has been paid to linkages in the other direction. Where women and girls are at risk o...

    Authors: Manjulaa Narasimhan, Ping Teresa Yeh, Sabina Haberlen, Charlotte E. Warren and Caitlin E. Kennedy

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16(Suppl 1):61

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  17. Content type: Research

    Integrating family planning (FP) with HIV care and treatment programs is a strategy to expand FP service delivery and prevent unintended pregnancies among women living with HIV. However, little is known about ...

    Authors: Mufaro Kanyangarara, Kwame Sakyi and Amos Laar

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16(Suppl 1):60

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  18. Content type: Research

    Despite being a priority population for HIV prevention and harm reduction programs, the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of women who inject drugs are being overlooked. Furthermore, models for provid...

    Authors: Sylvia Ayon, Fatma Jeneby, Faizah Hamid, Abdalla Badhrus, Taib Abdulrahman and Gitau Mburu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16(Suppl 1):59

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  19. Content type: Research

    The integration of family planning (FP) and HIV-related services is common in sub-Saharan Africa. Little research has examined how FP quality of care differs between integrated and non-integrated facilities. U...

    Authors: Michael A. Close, Janine Barden-O’Fallon and Carolina Mejia

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16(Suppl 1):58

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  20. Content type: Research

    Extensive documentation exists on a range of negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes and rights violations occurring during humanitarian emergencies. We explore two central questions: Do existing poli...

    Authors: Uchechi Roxo, M. Linda Mobula, Damilola Walker, Allison Ficht and Sarah Yeiser

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16(Suppl 1):57

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  21. Content type: Research

    Despite the legalization of abortion services in 2002, unsafe abortion (abortion services conducted by persons lacking necessary skill or in substandard settings or both) continues to be a public health concer...

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

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:68

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  22. Content type: Review

    Care for women during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period is essential to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity, however the ideal place and organisation of care provision has n...

    Authors: Kai Hodgkin, Grace Joshy, Jenny Browne, Istri Bartini, Terence H. Hull and Kamalini Lokuge

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:67

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  23. Content type: Research

    While parents are a crucial part of the social environment in which adolescents live, learn and earn, they could play important roles in efforts to prevent adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) risk ...

    Authors: Belete Yimer and Wassachew Ashebir

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:66

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  24. Content type: Research

    Postabortion contraceptive use differs across countries, suggesting the need for country-level research to identify barriers and suggest appropriate interventions. This study aimed to identify the prevalence a...

    Authors: Suresh Mehata, Navaraj Bhattarai, Jamie Menzel, Mukta Shah, Pratik Khanal, Shadie Tofigh, Mukti Nath Khanal, Shibesh Chandra Regmi and Kathryn Andersen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:55

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  25. Content type: Retraction Note


    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 16:54

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2018 15:37

  26. Content type: Research

    Recently, the minimal invasive tissue sampling (MITS) procedure has been developed to support determination of the cause of death as an alternate to conventional autopsy, especially in countries where complete...

    Authors: Anam Feroz, Mohsina Noor Ibrahim, Elizabeth M. McClure, Anum Shiraz Ali, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Sayyeda Reza, Zahid Abbasi, Jamal Raza, Haleema Yasmin, Khadija Bano, Afia Zafar, Sameen Siddiqi, Robert L. Goldenberg and Sarah Saleem

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:53

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  27. Content type: Research

    Men’s involvement can impact the delays in the decision to seek health care and in reaching a health facility, which are contributing causes for increased maternal mortality. Despite of the call to involve men...

    Authors: Nyasiro S. Gibore, Theodora A. L. Bali and Stephen M. Kibusi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:52

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  28. Content type: Research

    Early miscarriage is one of the most common obstetric causes of maternal morbidity early in pregnancy. However, data concerning non-fatal complications among hospitalisations for early miscarriage are lacking....

    Authors: Indra San Lazaro Campillo, Sarah Meaney, Keelin O’Donoghue and Paul Corcoran

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:51

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  29. Content type: Research

    Health workers in many low-income countries are not adequately trained to deliver pregnant women safely. In response to this, the Safe Delivery App (SDA) has been developed, which provides animated clinical in...

    Authors: Camilla Faldt Thomsen, Anne Marie Frøkjær Barrie, Ida Marie Boas, Stine Lund, Bjarke Lund Sørensen, Feyisa Gudeta Oljira and Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:50

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  30. Content type: Research

    Due to a lack of relevant data on induced abortions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as well as the persistence of maternal deaths in the country, this study aims to analyse the extent of induced ...

    Authors: Daniel Katuashi Ishoso, Antoinette Kitoto Tshefu, Thérèse Delvaux and Yves Coppieters

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:49

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  31. Content type: Review

    Oral and anal sexual behaviours are increasingly reported among adolescents and adults reporting heterosexual sex in peer-reviewed journals in high income countries, but less is known about these behaviours in...

    Authors: Imran O. Morhason-Bello, Severin Kabakama, Kathy Baisley, Suzanna C. Francis and Deborah Watson-Jones

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:48

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  32. Content type: Research

    Health state utility values allow for comparison of treatments across different diseases. Utility values for fertility-impaired health states are currently unavailable. Such values are necessary in order to de...

    Authors: Marieke Krol, Annemiek Nap, Renée Michels, Christiaan Veraart and Lucas Goossens

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:47

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  33. Content type: Research

    Calcium and low-dose aspirin are two potential approaches for primary prevention of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP). This study aimed to explore the acceptability, views and preferences of pregnant w...

    Authors: A. Vestering, M. N. Bekker, D. E. Grobbee, R. van der Graaf, A. Franx, N. M. T. Crombag and J. L. Browne

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:46

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    Considering that individuals’ health practices can affect the health of both mothers and babies, this study is designed to: (a) assess adolescent pregnant women’s health practices and their relationship with m...

    Authors: Tahere Hadian, Sanaz Mousavi, Shahla Meedya, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Eesa Mohammadi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:45

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  35. Content type: Review

    In countries where abortion is legally restricted or clandestine, estimates of abortion incidence are needed in order to bring attention to the reality of this practice. Innovations in methods for estimating s...

    Authors: Gilda Sedgh and Sarah C. Keogh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:44

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  36. Content type: Research

    Reducing the incidence of preterm birth is a national priority. Maternal cigarette smoking is strongly and consistently associated with preterm birth. The objective of this study was to examine prenatal exposu...

    Authors: Anthony J. Kondracki and Sandra L. Hofferth

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:43

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  37. Content type: Research

    In order to set research priorities for reproductive health in the occupied Palestinian territory, it is vital to know what current research has been done in the field of reproductive health. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Aisha Shalash, Hasan M Alsalman, Alaa Hamed, Mai Abu Helo, Rula Ghandour, Loai Albarqouni and Niveen ME Abu Rmeileh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:41

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  38. Content type: Research

    Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR) is a strategy that helps women to consider all available maternal health care services during pregnancy and prepare for potential complications. Though glob...

    Authors: Gedion Asnake Azeze, Taklu Marama Mokonnon and Melkamu Worku Kercho

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:39

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  39. Content type: Research

    The Republic of Niger has the highest rate of early marriage and adolescent fertility in the world. Recent global health initiatives, such as Family Planning 2020, have reinvigorated investments in family plan...

    Authors: Mohamad I. Brooks, Nicole E. Johns, Anne K. Quinn, Sabrina C. Boyce, Ibrahima A. Fatouma, Alhassane O. Oumarou, Aliou Sani and Jay G. Silverman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:38

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  40. Content type: Research

    Domestic violence is a common global health problem and relatively hidden and ignored form of violence against pregnant women. The magnitude of domestic violence among pregnant women is higher in low and middl...

    Authors: Kalkidan Yohannes, Lulu Abebe, Teresa Kisi, Wubit Demeke, Solomon Yimer, Mohammed Feyiso and Getinet Ayano

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:37

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Estimates of pregnancies, abortions and pregnancy intentions can help assess how effectively women and couples are able to fulfil their childbearing aspirations. Abortion incidence estimates are also a necessa...

    Authors: Jonathan Marc Bearak, Anna Popinchalk, Gilda Sedgh, Bela Ganatra, Ann-Beth Moller, Özge Tunçalp and Leontine Alkema

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:36

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  42. Content type: Research

    Humanitarian crises and migration make girls and women more vulnerable to poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes. Nevertheless, there is still a dearth of information on SRH outcomes and access to ...

    Authors: Olena Ivanova, Masna Rai, Wendo Mlahagwa, Jackline Tumuhairwe, Abhishek Bakuli, Viola N. Nyakato and Elizabeth Kemigisha

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:35

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  43. Content type: Study protocol

    Maternal anemia is a leading public health issue placing pregnant women at higher risk of low birth weight, preterm birth, perinatal mortality, and neonatal mortality. Women in developing countries are at high...

    Authors: Sumera Aziz Ali, Zahid Abbasi, Anam Feroz, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Jamie E Westcott and Sarah Saleem

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:34

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  44. Content type: Research

    Husbands play an influential role in women’s access to health care, such as family planning services. However, there is little evidence of the level of husbands’ involvement in family planning services among p...

    Authors: Mebrahtu Kalayu Chekole, Znabu Hadush Kahsay, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Mussie Alemayehu Gebreslassie and Afework Mulugeta Bezabh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:33

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  45. Content type: Study protocol

    One of the most common complications of pregnancy and the third cause of maternal death is preeclampsia. Thus this group of mothers should be supported, trained and received efficient health care services. Hom...

    Authors: Zahra Rastegari, Mohammad H. Yarmohammadian, Fatemeh Mohammadi and Shahnaz Kohan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:32

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  46. Content type: Study protocol

    Pregnancy as one of the critical stages of life carries a high risk to the health of pregnant women. The amount of weight gained during pregnancy can affect the woman and her infant health immediately or in th...

    Authors: Hossein Shahnazi, Nafiseh Abdolalian, Ashraf Kazemi and Akbar Hassanzadeh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:31

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