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  1. The teenage pregnancy rate of 25% in Uganda is worrying though it may seem low compared to 28% in Sub-Saharan countries and West and Central Africa. Young mothers in Uganda risk poor maternal and child health,...

    Authors: Josephine Nabugoomu, Gloria K. Seruwagi and Rhona Hanning

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:134

    Content type: Research

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  2. Research evidence and international policy highlight the central role that parents play in promoting positive sexual behaviour and outcomes in their children, however they can be difficult to engage in sexual ...

    Authors: Áine Aventin, Aisling Gough, Theresa McShane, Kathryn Gillespie, Liam O’Hare, Honor Young, Ruth Lewis, Emily Warren, Kelly Buckley and Maria Lohan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:132

    Content type: Research

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  3. Improvements in health cannot occur without cutting-edge research informing the design and implementation of health programmes and policies, highlighting the need for qualified and capable researchers and inst...

    Authors: Richard Adanu, Luis Bahamondes, Vanessa Brizuela, Evelyn Gitau, Seni Kouanda, Pisake Lumbiganon, Thi Thuy Hanh Nguyen, Sarah Saleem, Anna Thorson and Kwasi Torpey

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:131

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. Mozambique has one of the highest cervical cancer incidence rates in the world. Health interventions are still being conceived solely from a non-communicable disease standpoint despite that it is also a sexual...

    Authors: Yara Alonso Menendez, Olga Cambaco, Carolina Mindú, Hoticha Nhantumbo, Titos Uamusse, Graça Matsinhe, Benigna Matsinhe, Rosa Marlene Manjate, Azucena Bardají, Clara Menendez, Esperança Sevene and Khátia Munguambe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:130

    Content type: Research

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  5. Intra-partum mistreatment by healthcare providers remains a global public health and human rights challenge. Adolescents, who are typically younger, poorer and less educated have been found to be disproportion...

    Authors: Helen H. Habib, Kwasi Torpey, Ernest Tei Maya and Augustine Ankomah

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:129

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Retrospective observational studies suggest that transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi does not occur in treated women when pregnant later in life. The level of parasitemia is a known risk factor for congenital trans...

    Authors: María L. Cafferata, María A. Toscani, Fernando Althabe, Jose M. Belizán, Eduardo Bergel, Mabel Berrueta, Edmund V. Capparelli, Álvaro Ciganda, Emmaria Danesi, Eric Dumonteil, Luz Gibbons, Pablo E. Gulayin, Claudia Herrera, Jeremiah D. Momper, Steven Rossi, Jeffrey G. Shaffer…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:128

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. This a cluster-randomized parallel arm pragmatic trial to observe the association of home-based postpartum contraceptive provision, including the contraceptive implant, with implant utilization rates at 3 mont...

    Authors: Margo S. Harrison, Saskia Bunge-Montes, Claudia Rivera, Andrea Jimenez-Zambrano, Gretchen Heinrichs, Antonio Bolanos, Edwin Asturias, Stephen Berman and Jeanelle Sheeder

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:127

    Content type: Research

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  8. When integrated with couples’ voluntary HIV counselling and testing (CVCT), family planning including long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) addresses prongs one and two of prevention of mother-to-child ...

    Authors: Jeannine Mukamuyango, Rosine Ingabire, Rachel Parker, Julien Nyombayire, Andrew Abaasa, Gershim Asiki, Sarah Rae Easter, Kristin M. Wall, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Amanda Tichacek, Nadine Kaslow, Matt A. Price, Susan Allen and Etienne Karita

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:126

    Content type: Research

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  9. Chinese youth have become more sexually active over the years, yet their behaviours of contraceptive use are influenced by socioeconomic and lifestyle factors. This study aimed to investigate the socioeconomic...

    Authors: Yuqi Wang, Minne Chen, Shihui Tan, Xueqi Qu, Hanyu Wang, Xiao Liang, Junjian Gaoshan, Lihe Li, Ping Hong, Li Jiang and Kun Tang

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:125

    Content type: Research

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  10. Despite the importance of women living with HIV (WLHIV) engaging in fertility plan discussions with their healthcare providers (HCPs), little research exists. This study explored perceptions surrounding fertil...

    Authors: Tesfaye Regassa Feyissa, Melissa L. Harris and Deborah Loxton

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:124

    Content type: Research

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  11. Pastoralist community, Afar, women felt that they are embedded in strong cultural and religious perspectives which promotes a high number of children, and discourages family planning (FP) use. They are multifa...

    Authors: Mussie Alemayehu, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Elizabeth Reed and Afework Mulugeta Bezabih

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:123

    Content type: Research

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  12. Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) have high rates of unintended pregnancies and are at higher risk for HIV infection compared to older women of reproductive a...

    Authors: Kim Jonas, Zoe Duby, Kealeboga Maruping, Janan Dietrich, Nevilene Slingers, Jane Harries, Caroline Kuo and Catherine Mathews

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:122

    Content type: Research

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  13. Adolescence is widely defined as the time in life when the developing individual attains the skills and attributes necessary to become a productive and reproductive adult. Most adolescents are healthy, but the...

    Authors: Mustafa Khidir Mustafa Elnimeiri, Shahenaz Seifaldeen Mustafa Satti and Mohanad Kamaleldin Mahmoud Ibrahim

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:121

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Globally, more than 5 million stillbirths and neonatal deaths occur annually. For many, the cause of death (CoD) is unknown. Minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS) has been increasingly used in postmortem e...

    Authors: Anam Shahil Feroz, Christina Paganelli, Milka Bunei, Beza Eshetu, Shahana Parveen, Sayyeda Reza, Chaitali Sanji, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Guruprasad Goudar, Sarah Saleem, Elizabeth M. McClure and Robert L. Goldenberg

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:120

    Content type: Commentary

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  15. Although community participation has been identified as being important for improved and sustained health outcomes, designing and successfully implementing it in large scale public health programmes, including...

    Authors: Adam Silumbwe, Theresa Nkole, Margarate N. Munakampe, Joanna Paula Cordero, Cecilia Milford, Joseph Mumba Zulu and Petrus S. Steyn

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:119

    Content type: Research

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  16. Male reproductive health is a relatively new concept, and most men are neglected in reproductive health discussions. Therefore, it appears that there is insufficient information about the male reproductive hea...

    Authors: Mehrnaz Geranmayeh, Armin Zareiyan, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Fovziye Sanaati

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:118

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Self-administered subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) is poised to increase access to contraception; however, governments are concerned about the waste management of used units. Self-injec...

    Authors: Holly M. Burke, Catherine Packer, Laura Wando, Symon Peter Wandiembe, Nelson Muwereza, Subarna Pradhan, Akuzike Zingani and Bagrey Ngwira

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:117

    Content type: Research

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  18. Improved access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and information is essential for supporting adolescents and youth in making informed decisions and optimizing each young person’s outcomes relat...

    Authors: Fiorella Guerrero, Nora Lucar, Mijail Garvich Claux, Marina Chiappe, Jose Perez-Lu, Michelle J. Hindin, Lianne Gonsalves and Angela M. Bayer

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:116

    Content type: Research

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  19. After the 1968 United Nations International Conference on Human Rights, access to family planning services became a human right. Such a service is of central importance to women’s empowerment and is empiricall...

    Authors: Melisa Guelhan Inci, Nadja Kutschke, Sara Nasser, Sara Alavi, Ingar Abels, Christine Kurmeyer and Jalid Sehouli

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:115

    Content type: Research

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  20. Male involvement in maternal and child health is a practice wherein fathers and male community members actively participate in caring for women and supporting their family to access better health services. The...

    Authors: Prerna Gopal, Duncan Fisher, Gloria Seruwagi and Henock B. Taddese

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:114

    Content type: Research

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  21. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Marie-Hélène Doucet, Alexandre Delamou, Hawa Manet and Danielle Groleau

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:113

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2020 17:61

  22. The implementation of the maternal mortality surveillance system in Iran has significantly reduced the incidence of maternal mortality. However, the pattern of the causes of the mortalities, which has remained...

    Authors: Marjan Beigi, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahaleh, Nasrin Changizi, Eesa Mohammadi and Ashraf Kazemi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:111

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) especially those with younger age experience an alteration in physiological and emotional lifestyle that can affect intimacy and sexuality. The aim of this study was to deter...

    Authors: Khadijeh Mohammadi, Parvin Rahnama, Zahra Rafei, Seyedeh Mitra Ebrahimi-Aveh and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:110

    Content type: Research

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  24. Pregnancy termination due to fetal anomalies has many psychological consequences for women. Providing appropriate and desirable care to this group of women and their families plays an important role in the pro...

    Authors: Bahareh Kamranpour, Mahnaz Noroozi and Masoud Bahrami

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:109

    Content type: Research

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  25. The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is highly infectious, with the recent World Health Organization decree confirming a global public health emergency. The outcomes related to maternal and fetal health among pr...

    Authors: Juliana Vasconcellos Freitas-Jesus, Larissa Rodrigues and Fernanda Garanhani Surita

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:108

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. The Post Natal Club (PNC) model assures comprehensive care, including HIV and Maternal and Child Health care, for postpartum women living with HIV and their infants during an 18-month postnatal period. The PNC...

    Authors: Hélène Duvivier, Tom Decroo, Aurélie Nelson, Tali Cassidy, Zodwa Mbakaz, Laura Trivino Duran, Virginia de Azevedo, Suhair Solomon and Emilie Venables

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:107

    Content type: Research

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  27. In India, around 20,000 women die every year due to abortion-related complications. In count data modeling, there is sometimes a prevalence of zero counts. This article is concerned with the estimation of vari...

    Authors: Prashant Verma, Prafulla Kumar Swain, Kaushalendra Kumar Singh and Mukti Khetan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:106

    Content type: Research

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  28. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful cultural practice that is predominantly documented in Africa, but also occurs in other parts of the world. Due to migration, women who have undergone FGM can also b...

    Authors: L. De Schrijver, L. Van Baelen, N. Van Eekert and E. Leye

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:105

    Content type: Review

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  29. Pakistan has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios worldwide at 276/100,000 live births and only 51% percent of women receive four or more ANC visits. This means that there are missed opportunities for ...

    Authors: Anam Shahil Feroz, Naureen Akber Ali and Sarah Saleem

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:104

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Improving respectful maternity care (RMC) is a recommended practice during childbirth as a strategy to eliminate the mistreatment of women and improve maternal health. There is limited evidence on the effectiv...

    Authors: Anteneh Asefa, Alison Morgan, Meghan A. Bohren and Michelle Kermode

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:103

    Content type: Research

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  31. Higher than expected adolescent pregnancy high rates continue globally, with repeated unplanned pregnancy (UP) in this age group is a public health problem. In Brazil, 16% of pregnancies occur in adolescents u...

    Authors: M. M. Barbieri, C. R. T. Juliato, L. Bahamondes and F. G. Surita

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:100

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Turkey hosts the world’s largest community of Syrians displaced by the conflict. The Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a coordinated set of priority reproductive health services. There is not any scopi...

    Authors: M. Çöl, N. Bilgili Aykut, A. N. Usturalı Mut, C. Koçak, S. U. Uzun, A. Akın, L. Say and L. Kobeissi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:99

    Content type: Review

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  33. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel global public health emergency. Prenatal care (PNC) providing institutes should identify the needs and demands of pregnant women by optimizing the means of PNC se...

    Authors: Marzieh Masjoudi, Armin Aslani, Somayyeh Khazaeian and Azita Fathnezhad-Kazemi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:98

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Contraceptive utilization is a practice that helps individuals or couples to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Even though there is the widespread availability of contraceptives, induced abortion remains an alarming p...

    Authors: Lebeza Alemu, Yeshambel Agmus Ambelie and Muluken Azage

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:97

    Content type: Research

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  35. Reproductive coercion (RC), which includes contraceptive sabotage and pregnancy coercion, may help explain known associations between intimate partner violence (IPV) and poor reproductive health outcomes, such...

    Authors: Sabrina C. Boyce, Jasmine Uysal, Stephanie M. DeLong, Nicole Carter, Chi-Chi Undie, Wilson Liambila, Seri Wendoh and Jay G. Silverman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:96

    Content type: Research

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  36. Family planning (FP) is an essential component of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and contributes directly to SDG targets 3.7 and 5.6. In Pakistan, contraceptive use has remained stagnant over the past 5 y...

    Authors: Sarah Saleem, Narjis Rizvi, Anam Shahil Feroz, Sayyeda Reza, Saleem Jessani and Farina Abrejo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:95

    Content type: Research

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  37. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3, which is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all persons of all ages, street-involved young people (SIYP) must be assured of universal access to se...

    Authors: Atinuke O. Olaleye, Mary O. Obiyan and Morenike O. Folayan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:94

    Content type: Research

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  38. It has been reported that lifestyle factors may affect birth weight; however, few studies have explored the association between lifestyle factors and low birth weight in preterm and term births in China. The o...

    Authors: Chuhao Xi, Min Luo, Tian Wang, Yingxiang Wang, Songbai Wang, Lan Guo and Ciyong Lu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:93

    Content type: Research

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  39. The persistently high and stalled total fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa, including in Nigeria, calls for new efforts towards fertility reduction. Most efforts on fertility desire in sub-Saharan Africa have foc...

    Authors: Emmanuel Kolawole Odusina, Titilayo Ayotunde, Michael Kunnuji, Dorothy N. Ononokpono, Ghose Bishwajit and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:92

    Content type: Research

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  40. Egypt is one of three countries where half of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) victims live, despite its ban. To inform policy on the awareness of this ban and the impact of other interventions, this ...

    Authors: Aya Mostafa, Shaimaa Ashmawy Gaballah and Ghada Essamaldin Amin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:91

    Content type: Research

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  41. Reproductive health is the core science of human life and is critical to the healthy and sustainable development of human society. Since 1980, China has enforced a “one child” policy. With the implementation o...

    Authors: Mingzhu Chen, Yang Luo, Jingxia Fu, Ting Wang, Yanting Meng, Chen Xu and Si Qin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:90

    Content type: Research

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  42. Gestational age estimation is key to the provision of abortion, to ensure safety and successful termination of pregnancy. We compared gestational age based on reported last menstrual period and ultrasonography...

    Authors: Biani Saavedra-Avendano, Raffaela Schiavon, Patricio Sanhueza, Ranulfo Rios-Polanco, Laura Garcia-Martinez and Blair G. Darney

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:89

    Content type: Research

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  43. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. In Afghanistan, where most births take place at home without the assistance of a skilled birth attendant, there is a need for o...

    Authors: Dina F. Abbas, Shafiq Mirzazada, Jill Durocher, Shahfaqir Pamiri, Meagan E. Byrne and Beverly Winikoff

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:88

    Content type: Research

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  44. Recognizing the potential of the country’s large youth population and the importance of protecting and supporting its health and well-being, the Government of India committed to strengthening its programmes an...

    Authors: Alka Barua, Katherine Watson, Marina Plesons, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli and Kiran Sharma

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:87

    Content type: Review

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  45. Different types of staff support individuals with intellectual disability (ID) in their daily life, in schools, leisure activities and in special accommodations. This study aimed to gain a deeper understanding...

    Authors: Maria Wickström, Margareta Larsson and Berit Höglund

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:86

    Content type: Research

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  46. Effective communication and respect for women’s autonomy are critical components of person-centered care. Yet, there is limited evidence in low-resource settings on providers’ perceptions of the importance and...

    Authors: Patience A. Afulani, Laura Buback, Ann Marie Kelly, Leah Kirumbi, Craig R. Cohen and Audrey Lyndon

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:85

    Content type: Research

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  47. Drug use is an important underlying factor in risky sexual behaviors. Risky sexual behaviors can lead to STIs and HIV/AIDS, especially in women. For better understanding of the relationship between drug use an...

    Authors: Hadis Sourinejad, Mahnaz Noroozi, Fariba Taleghani and Gholam Reza Kheirabadi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:80

    Content type: Study protocol

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