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  1. Twohundred and seventy out of every thousand live births died in Nigeria in 2019. These deaths were attributable to infections, complications of preterm birth, and intrapartum-related conditions. The World Hea...

    Authors: Francis Appiah, Kenneth Setorwu Adde, Kingsley Boakye, Justice Ofosu Darko Fenteng, Andrews Ohene Darteh, Tarif Salihu, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw and Patience Ansomah Ayerakwah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:131
  2. Unplanned pregnancy continues to be a major public health concern in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Understanding the ovulatory cycle can help women avoid unplanned pregnancy. Though a wide range of factors for ovu...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Olanrewaju Oladimeji and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:129
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted maternal and newborn health services in Bangladesh, exacerbating the large gaps in service utilization that existed prior to the pandemic. As part of its response, Bangladesh in...

    Authors: Amirul Islam, Farida Begum, Anna Williams, Rabeya Basri, Rowsan Ara and Rondi Anderson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:128
  4. Adolescent pregnancy remains a major global health issue, increasing the risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth in mothers and babies. In Tanzania, adolescent pregnancy threatens girls’ educatio...

    Authors: Yoko Shimpuku, Naoki Hirose, Sanmei Chen, Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Niko Madeni, Frida Madeni, Mariko Komada, Ayaka Teshima, Mayu Morishima, Yasunobu Ando, Koji Takahama and Atsushi Nishida
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:127
  5. Previous studies have reported that after laparoscopic cystectomy of ovarial endometrioma, the ovarian response to gonadotropin (Gn) significantly decreased. However, for patients with diminished ovarian reser...

    Authors: Jiaheng Li, Yijiang Li, Mengnuo Li, Xianling Zhao, Wei Zheng, Junwei Zhang, Yuchao Zhang, Jing Li and Yichun Guan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:126
  6. We evaluated cervical cancer program for women living with HIV (WLHIV) to determine program screening rate, primary case finder screening accuracy and treatment and post-treatment screening rate among screen-p...

    Authors: Olabanjo Okunlola Ogunsola, Oluseye Ayodele Ajayi, Temitope Olumuyiwa Ojo, Emmanuel Osayi, Kucheli Wudiri, Babatunde Amoo, Rita Ayoka-Ikechukwu, Olufemi Ojuola Olumeyan, Chukwuemeka Ifechelobi, Prosper Okonkwo and Yewande Akinro
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:125
  7. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic significantly changed the prenatal care experience, specifically regarding medical appointments and social opportunities. It is critical to capture this change through th...

    Authors: Alicia A. Dahl, Farida N. Yada, Shanika Jerger Butts, Annalise Tolley, Sophie Hirsch, Priyanka Lalgondar, Kala S. Wilson and Lindsay Shade
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:124
  8. Post abortion contraceptive use is an important area in provisioning of services associated with child birth planning. This study examines the factors related to the type and timing of initiation of contracept...

    Authors: Anjali Bansal, Arpana Kullu and Priyanka Dixit
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:123

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:151

  9. Whether women should be able to decide on mode of birth in healthcare settings has been a topic of debate in the last few decades. In the context of a marked increase in global caesarean section rates, a centr...

    Authors: M. Vila Ortiz, C. Gialdini, C. Hanson, A. P. Betrán, G. Carroli and H. Mølsted Alvesson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:122
  10. Female genital fistula, largely caused by prolonged obstructed labour, is treated by surgical repair. Preventing pregnancy for a minimum period post-repair is recommended to ensure adequate healing and optimiz...

    Authors: Alison M. El Ayadi, Hadija Nalubwama, Caitlyn Painter, Othman Kakaire, Suellen Miller, Justus Barageine, Josaphat Byamugisha, Susan Obore, Abner Korn and Cynthia C. Harper
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:121
  11. South Africa is reporting higher rates of adolescent pregnancy as compared to other countries. There are different types of interventions that are in place to address teenage pregnancy. However, these interven...

    Authors: Nombulelo V. Sepeng, Fhumulani M. Mulaudzi, Pfarelo Mathivha, Maurine R. Musie and Raikane J. Seretlo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:120

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:149

  12. Authors: Ann-Marie Hellerung Christiansen, Bjarke Lund Sørensen, Ida Marie Boas, Tariku Bedesa, Wondewossen Fekede, Henriette Svarre Nielsen and Stine Lund
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:119

    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:91

  13. Once a mate choice decision has been made, couples that fail to reach a live birth in natural and/or intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles will likely visit fertility clinics seeking assisted reproductive tec...

    Authors: Juan J. Tarín, Eva Pascual, Miguel A. García-Pérez, Aitana Monllor-Tormos and Antonio Cano
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:117
  14. Adolescent sexual and reproductive health remains a major public health and development issue of global importance. Given that adolescents and young people are heterogenous groups in terms of many characterist...

    Authors: Sunday A. Adedini and Olusola A. Omisakin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:115
  15. Pregnancy and childbearing in adolescence could negatively affect girls’ health and socio-economic wellbeing across the life course. Previous studies on drivers of adolescent pregnancy in Africa have not fully...

    Authors: Elita Chamdimba, Caroline W. Kabiru, Boniface Ayanbekongshie Ushie, Alister Munthali, Chrissie Thakwalakwa and Anthony Idowu Ajayi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:114
  16. The desire for fertility is the manifestation of yearning for immortality. Infertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART) expose couples to great affective, anxiety, stress, and financial burden. Incre...

    Authors: Padideh Malekpour, Robab hasanzadeh, Mojgan Javedani Masroor, Reza Chaman and Zahra Motaghi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:112
  17. Differing global sociocultural contexts of sexual relationships influence age at first sexual intercourse with potentially long-lasting region-specific effects such as increased risk of contracting HIV and oth...

    Authors: Valentine Sing’oei, John K. Owuoth, June Otieno, Adam Yates, Ben Andagalu, Hunter J. Smith, Nathanial K. Copeland, Christina S. Polyak and Trevor A. Crowell
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:111
  18. Evidence shows that intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs more frequently in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) than in other regions of the world. However, limited empirical studies exist on the help-seeking behaviour...

    Authors: Kwamena S. Dickson, Ebenezer N. K. Boateng, David Adzrago, Isaac Y. Addo, Evelyn Acquah and Samuel H. Nyarko
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:110
  19. Proper utilization of maternal healthcare services plays a major role on pregnancy and birth outcomes. In sub-Saharan Africa, maternal and child mortality remains a major public health concern, especially in l...

    Authors: Komlan Kota, Marie-Hélène Chomienne, Robert Geneau and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:109
  20. Patent medicine vendors (PMVs) play vital roles in the delivery of family planning services in Nigeria and other developing countries. There is a growing recognition of the need to integrate them into the form...

    Authors: Ayodeji Matthew Adebayo, Mojisola Morenike Oluwasanu, Faizah Tosin Okunade, Olayinka Olufunke Ajayi, Akinwumi Oyewole Akindele and Ademola Johnson Ajuwon
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:107
  21. Mothers’ participation in the care of their sick newborns in Newborn Care Units (NCUs) has been linked to several advantages including earlier discharge, fewer complications, better mother–baby bonding, and an...

    Authors: Phillip Wanduru, Claudia Hanson, Peter Waiswa, Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige and Helle Molsted Alvesson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:106
  22. Various studies revealed that adolescent girls have limited knowledge pertaining to sexual and reproductive health (SRH). The current study assessed the effectiveness of SRH education among adolescent girls in...

    Authors: G. Alekhya, Swayam Pragyan Parida, Prajna Paramita Giri, Jasmina Begum, Suravi Patra and Dinesh Prasad Sahu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:105

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:139

  23. Termination of pregnancy (TOP) is not an uncommon procedure. Availability varies greatly between jurisdictions; however, additional institutional processes beyond legislation can also impact care and service d...

    Authors: Hilary Bowman-Smart, Louise Keogh, Casey M. Haining, Anne O’Rourke, Lachlan de Crespigny and Julian Savulescu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:104
  24. As crises occur, attention to physical health usually becomes more than mental health, neglecting mental health, especially in some vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and new mothers, can have adverse co...

    Authors: Pouran Mokhtari Zanjani, Najmeh Tehranian, Nasrin Changizi, Eesa Mohammadi, Banafsheh Farzinrad and Anoshirvan Kazemnejad
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:102
  25. Maternity waiting homes (MHWs) are recommended to help bridge the geographical gap to accessing maternity services. This study aimed to provide an analysis of stakeholders’ perspectives (women, families, commu...

    Authors: Eva Julia van Braam, Daphne N. McRae, Anayda G. Portela, Jelle Stekelenburg and Loveday Penn-Kekana
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:101
  26. Reproductive coercion and abuse (RCA) is a form of violence that affects sexual and reproductive health. Women and individuals who experienced RCA in an intimate relationship frequently consult service provide...

    Authors: Sylvie Lévesque, Catherine Rousseau, Laurence Raynault-Rioux and Julie Laforest
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:100
  27. Premarital sexual intercourse (PSI) without adequate information and/or appropriate application of the relevant knowledge about sex before marriage, potentially has adverse effects on the sexual and reproducti...

    Authors: Eugene Budu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Ebenezer Kwesi Armah-Ansah, James Boadu Frimpong, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Stephen Kofi Anin, John Elvis Hagan Jr and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:99
  28. Worldwide, there is limited knowledge regarding women’s views of future fertility in relation to contraceptive use. Few studies include material where women share their experiences at peer-written public domai...

    Authors: Lydia Johansson, Julia Vesström, Siw Alehagen and Helena Kilander
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:98
  29. From 2018, the International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) implemented the Advocating Safe Abortion project to support national obstetrics and gynecology (Obs/gyn) societies from ten mem...

    Authors: Simon Peter Kayondo, Dan Kabonge Kaye, Stella Lovina Nabatanzi, Susan Nassuuna, Othiniel Musana, Imelda Namagembe, John Paul Nsanja, Jessica Morris, Hani Fawzi, Korrie de Koning, Jameen Kaur and Matthew Pretty
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:97
  30. Many factors influence young women’s choice of contraceptive methods and where to source them, yet less is known about whether one of these choices (method or source) is prioritized and the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Lisa M. Calhoun, Mahua Mandal, Bernard Onyango, Erick Waga, Courtney McGuire, Thomas van den Akker, Lenka Beňová, Thérèse Delvaux, Eliya M. Zulu and Ilene S. Speizer
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:96
  31. Adolescent pregnancy is a global public health and social problem that affects both developed and developing countries. Reducing adolescent pregnancy is central to achieving sustainable development goals. In 2...

    Authors: Majesty Enaworoke Alukagberie, Khalifa Elmusharaf, Nuha Ibrahim and Sébastien Poix
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:95
  32. Little is known about the acceptance of specific populations of decision makers in Lebanon regarding surrogacy. This study aimed to explore the acceptance and attitude of Lebanese Lawyers and Medical Students ...

    Authors: Rashad Nawfal, Jad Kassem, Lea Nicole Sayegh, Antony Haddad, Marly Azzi, Pascale Salameh, Lubna Tarabey and Fadi Abou-Mrad
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:94
  33. Teenage pregnancy is a concerning public health problem in India. Misperception and misunderstanding about pregnancy and its preventive methods lead to pregnancy when adolescents are involved in unsafe sexual ...

    Authors: Arpita Panda, Jayashree Parida, Susangita Jena, Abinash Pradhan, Sanghamitra Pati, Harpreet Kaur and Subhendu Kumar Acharya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:93
  34. Globally, millions of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) who menstruate have limited access to appropriate and comfortable products to manage their menstruation. Yathu Yathu was a cluster randomised trial...

    Authors: Bernadette Hensen, Melleh Gondwe, Mwelwa Phiri, Ab Schaap, Lucheka Sigande, Sian Floyd, Melvin Simuyaba, Rosemary Zulu-Phiri, Louis Mwape, Sarah Fidler, Richard Hayes, Musonda Simwinga and Helen Ayles
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:92
  35. Postpartum haemorrhage is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in low-income countries. Improving health workers' competencies in obstetric emergencies in low-income settings, has been recognized as...

    Authors: Ann-Marie Hellerung Christiansen, Bjarke Lund Sørensen, Ida Marie Boas, Tariku Bedesa, Wondewossen Fekede, Henriette Svarre Nielsen and Stine Lund
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:91

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:119

  36. The field of violence prevention research is unequivocal that interventions must target contextual factors, like social norms, to reduce gender-based violence. Limited research, however, on the social norms co...

    Authors: Sabrina C. Boyce, Alexandra M. Minnis, Julianna Deardorff, Sandra I. McCoy, Sneha Challa, Nicole Johns, Sani Aliou, Mohamad Brooks, Abdoul-Moumouni Nouhou, Perman Gochyyev, Mark Wilson, Holly Baker and Jay G. Silverman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:90
  37. The use of modern contraceptive methods among adolescents and youth is a public health priority to prevent unintended pregnancies. To our knowledge, no study has ever explored and documented factors promoting ...

    Authors: Hawa Manet, Marie-Hélène Doucet, Charlotte Bangoura, Nafissatou Dioubaté, Alison M. El Ayadi, Sidikiba Sidibé, Tamba Mina Millimouno and Alexandre Delamou
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:89
  38. Seasonal patterns of preterm birth were identified in previous studies, but the effect of conception season on preterm birth has not been extensively studied. Based on the notion that the etiological roots of ...

    Authors: Yu Wu, Hanfeng Ye, Yanling Yuan, Cai Kong, Wenzhan Jing, Jue Liu and Min Liu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:88
  39. Preterm birth (PTB) is a global health epidemic, sub-Saharan Africa is severely impacted due to its limited healthcare resources. Pregnancy knowledge, cultural beliefs and practices play a role in the identifi...

    Authors: Cecilia Milford, Emma Smith, Kenneth Ngure, Nicholas B. Thuo, Sara Newmann, Nalinie Lazarus, Mags Beksinska, Nelly Mugo and Larry Rand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:87
  40. The desired number of children is markedly higher in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) than in other major regions. Efforts to understand how and why these desires are generated and maintained have yielded a broad rese...

    Authors: Anna C. Church, Mobolaji Ibitoye, Shibani Chettri and John B. Casterline
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:86
  41. In recent years, a growing number of researchers have begun to study fertility awareness (FA). Evidence suggests that college students in their reproductive years have a common understanding of fertility, risk...

    Authors: Yue Ren, Yue Xie, Qulian Xu, Miaochen Long, Ying Zheng, Lin Li and Changmin Niu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:85
  42. Youth with disabilities have the same right to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as their peers without disabilities. However, their needs and rights are often ignored. Little is known about the knowledge, ...

    Authors: Wenjuan Qi, Hongyan Li, Qiguo Lian, Xiayun Zuo, Chunyan Yu, Chaohua Lou and Xiaowen Tu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:84
  43. Niger has the highest rate of adolescent fertility in the world, with early marriage, early childbearing and high gender inequity. This study assesses the impact of Reaching Married Adolescents (RMA), a gender...

    Authors: Jay G. Silverman, Mohamad I. Brooks, Sani Aliou, Nicole E. Johns, Sneha Challa, Abdoul Moumouni Nouhou, Shweta Tomar, Holly Baker, Sabrina C. Boyce, Lotus McDougal, Stephanie DeLong and Anita Raj
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:83
  44. Contact with second-hand cigarette smoke includes inhalation of cigarette smoke caused by the burning of the cigarette itself and inhalation of smoke exhaled by the smoker. Wife's pregnancy can be a motivating...

    Authors: Zohreh Karimiankakolaki, Seyed Saeed Mazloomy Mahmoodabad and Ashraf Kazemi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:82

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