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  1. Content type: Research

    In the United States, nearly half of high school students are sexually active, and adolescents experience high rates of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Parents can have an important inf...

    Authors: Ellen K Wilson and Helen P Koo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:31

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  2. Content type: Research

    Pakistan has high maternal mortality, particularly in the rural areas. The delay in decision making to seek medical care during obstetric emergencies remains a significant factor in maternal mortality.

    Authors: Farid Midhet and Stan Becker

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:30

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  3. Content type: Research

    To study maternal anxiety and perinatal outcomes in pregnant women submitted to a Multidisciplinary Program for Childbirth and Motherhood Preparation (MPCM).

    Authors: Elenice B Consonni, Iracema M P Calderon, Marcos Consonni, Marta H S De Conti, Tânia T S Prevedel and Marilza V C Rudge

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:28

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    Studies from different contexts worldwide indicate that HIV positive patients manifest high-risk sexual behavior characterized by fertility intentions, multiple sexual partners, non-use of contraceptives and n...

    Authors: Othman Kakaire, Michael O Osinde and Dan K Kaye

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:27

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  5. Content type: Research

    Mother's diet during pregnancy is important, since plant lignans and their metabolites, converted by the intestinal microflora to enterolignans, are proposed to possess multiple health benefits. Aim of our stu...

    Authors: Riitta Luoto, Elham Kharazmi, Niina M Saarinen, Annika I Smeds, Sari Mäkelä, Mahdi Fallah, Jani Raitanen and Leena Hilakivi-Clarke

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:26

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  6. Content type: Research

    This review investigates the effectiveness of interventions aimed at generating demand for and use of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services by young people; and interventions aimed at generating wider ...

    Authors: Amy J Kesterton and Meena Cabral de Mello

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:25

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  7. Content type: Research

    Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity. The Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG), a first-aid lower-body compression device, may decrease advers...

    Authors: Mohammed Mourad-Youssif, Oladosu A Ojengbede, Carinne D Meyer, Mohammad Fathalla, Imran O Morhason-Bello, Hadiza Galadanci, Carol Camlin, David Nsima, Tarek al Hussaini, Elizabeth Butrick and Suellen Miller

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:24

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  8. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the reproductive health of women who survive obstetric complications in poor countries. Our aim was to determine how severe obstetric complications in Burkina Faso affect reproductive eve...

    Authors: Rasmané Ganaba, Tom Marshall, Issiaka Sombié, Rebecca F Baggaley, Thomas W Ouédraogo and Véronique Filippi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:22

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    A system to improve the management of emergencies during pregnancy, childbirth, infancy and childhood in a region of The Gambia (Brikama) with a population of approximately 250,000 has been developed.

    Authors: Ramou Cole-Ceesay, Meena Cherian, Alieu Sonko, Nestor Shivute, Mamady Cham, Michael Davis, Famara Fatty, Susan Wieteska, Momodou Baro, Diane Watson, Barbara Phillips, Rhona MacDonald, Brigid Hayden and David Southall

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:21

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  10. Content type: Research

    This investigation describes features of patients undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and embryo transfer (ET) where both gametes were obtained from anonymous donors.

    Authors: Eric Scott Sills, Lyubov O Mykhaylyshyn, Ulyana S Dorofeyeva, David J Walsh, Umme Salma, Ahmed B Omar, Graham D Coull, Ileana A David, Kathy M Brickell, Olga M Tsar and Anthony P H Walsh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:20

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  11. Content type: Research

    During the last 20 years the rate of CS has increased in Sweden as it has in many other countries. The proportion of pregnant women suffering from a high BMI has also increased rapidly during the same time per...

    Authors: Gunilla Sydsjö, Adam Sydsjö, Jan Brynhildsen and Ann Josefsson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:18

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  12. Content type: Research

    Prior research supports the notion that parents have the ability to influence their children's decisions regarding sexual behavior. Yet parent-based approaches to curbing teen pregnancy and STDs have been rela...

    Authors: Kevin C Davis, Jonathan L Blitstein, W Douglas Evans and Kian Kamyab

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:17

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  13. Content type: Research

    to develop and validate a questionnaire on severe maternal morbidity and to evaluate the maternal recall of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Design: validity of a questionnaire as diagnostic ins...

    Authors: Joao P Souza, Jose G Cecatti, Rodolfo C Pacagnella, Thaís M Giavarotti, Mary A Parpinelli, Rodrigo S Camargo and Maria H Sousa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:16

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  14. Content type: Research

    How socio-demographic factors influence women's autonomy in decision making on health care including purchasing goods and visiting family and relatives are very poorly studied in Nepal. This study aims to expl...

    Authors: Dev R Acharya, Jacqueline S Bell, Padam Simkhada, Edwin R van Teijlingen and Pramod R Regmi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:15

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Spontaneous preterm deliveries that occur before the 34th week of gestation, and particularly before the 32nd week of gestation, have been strongly associated to intrauterine infection, ascending from vagina, ...

    Authors: Leticia Krauss-Silva, Maria Elizabeth L Moreira, Mariane B Alves, Maria R Rezende, Alcione Braga, Karla G Camacho, Maria Rosa R Batista, Clarisse Savastano, Antonio Almada-Horta and Fernando Guerra

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:14

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  16. Content type: Research

    to compare the distribution of caesarean rates in the Robson's 10 groups classification in order to see if any change occurred after the implementation of an audit and feedback intervention. Design: cross section...

    Authors: Maria L Costa, Jose G Cecatti, João P Souza, Helaine M Milanez and Metin A Gülmezoglu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:13

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  17. Content type: Research

    Mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT) accounts for over 95% of all paediatric HIV infections worldwide. Several studies have shown that male participation in the antenatal care of their spouses together w...

    Authors: Robert Byamugisha, James K Tumwine, Nulu Semiyaga and Thorkild Tylleskär

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:12

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  18. Content type: Research

    Gender-based violence is an important risk factor for adverse reproductive health (RH). Community-level violence may inhibit young women's ability to engage in safer sexual behaviors due to a lack of control o...

    Authors: Anu Manchikanti Gómez and Ilene S Speizer

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:11

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  19. Content type: Research

    An ultrasound examination is an important confirmation of the pregnancy and is accepted without reflection to any prenatal diagnostic aspects. An abnormal finding often comes unexpectedly and is a shock for th...

    Authors: Anna-Karin Larsson, Elizabeth Crang Svalenius, Anita Lundqvist and Anna-Karin Dykes

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:10

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Evidence-based health care requires clinicians to engage with use of evidence in decision-making at the workplace. A learner-centred, problem-based course that integrates e-learning in the clinical setting has...

    Authors: Regina Kulier, Khalid S Khan, A Metin Gulmezoglu, Guillermo Carroli, Jose G Cecatti, Maria J Germar, Pisake Lumbiganon, Suneeta Mittal, Robert Pattinson, Jean-Jose Wolomby-Molondo, Anne-Marie Bergh and Win May

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:8

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  21. Content type: Research

    Many programmes on young people and HIV/AIDS prevention have focused on the in-school and channeled sexual and reproductive health messages through schools with limited activities for the young people's famili...

    Authors: Joyce Wamoyi, Angela Fenwick, Mark Urassa, Basia Zaba and William Stones

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:6

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  22. Content type: Research

    In Brazil, a Ministry of Health report revealed women who underwent an abortion were predominantly in the use of contraceptive methods, but mentioned inconsistent or erroneously contraceptive use. Promoting th...

    Authors: Ana Laura CG Ferreira, Ariani I Souza, Raitza A Lima and Cynthia Braga

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:5

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  23. Content type: Research

    There is scant information on whether Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) seropositivity has an influence on the outcome of treatment of precancerous cervical lesions using cryotherapy. We studied the prevalenc...

    Authors: Twaha Mutyaba, Florence Mirembe, Sven Sandin and Elisabete Weiderpass

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:4

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  24. Content type: Research

    Infertility is associated with impairment in human life. The quality of life (QOL) construct allows measuring the impact of health conditions in a broader way. The study aimed to explore the impact of the psyc...

    Authors: Juliana L R Chachamovich, Eduardo Chachamovich, Hélène Ezer, Fernanda P Cordova, Marcelo M P Fleck, Daniela R Knauth and Eduardo P Passos

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:3

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  25. Content type: Research

    Material exchange for sex (transactional sex) may be important to sexual relationships and health in certain cultures, yet the motivations for transactional sex, its scale and consequences are still little und...

    Authors: Joyce Wamoyi, Daniel Wight, Mary Plummer, Gerry Hilary Mshana and David Ross

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:2

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  26. Content type: Research

    Maternal mortality remains high in developing countries and data to monitor indicators of progress in maternal care is needed. We examined the status of maternal care before and after health care worker (HCW) ...

    Authors: Peter O Ouma, Anna M van Eijk, Mary J Hamel, Evallyne S Sikuku, Frank O Odhiambo, Kaendi M Munguti, John G Ayisi, Sara B Crawford, Piet A Kager and Laurence Slutsker

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:1

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    The success rate of IVF treatment is low. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis found that the outcome of IVF treatment could be improved in patients who have experienced recurrent implantation failure ...

    Authors: Tarek El-Toukhy, Rudi Campo, Sesh Kamal Sunkara, Yacoub Khalaf and Arri Coomarasamy

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:20

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  28. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have demonstrated that it is common for women to report inconsistent fertility motivations and family planning behaviors. This study examines these inconsistencies among urban Honduran women int...

    Authors: Ilene S Speizer, Laili Irani, Janine Barden-O'Fallon and Jessica Levy

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:19

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  29. Content type: Research

    Caesarean section rates continue to increase worldwide with uncertain medical consequences. Auditing and analysing caesarean section rates and other perinatal outcomes in a reliable and continuous manner is cr...

    Authors: Ana P Betrán, A Metin Gulmezoglu, Michael Robson, Mario Merialdi, João P Souza, Daniel Wojdyla, Mariana Widmer, Guillermo Carroli, Maria R Torloni, Ana Langer, Alberto Narváez, Alejandro Velasco, Anibal Faúndes, Arnaldo Acosta, Eliette Valladares, Mariana Romero…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:18

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  30. Content type: Review

    Consanguineous marriages have been practiced since the early existence of modern humans. Until now consanguinity is widely practiced in several global communities with variable rates depending on religion, cul...

    Authors: Ghazi O Tadmouri, Pratibha Nair, Tasneem Obeid, Mahmoud T Al Ali, Najib Al Khaja and Hanan A Hamamy

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:17

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  31. Content type: Research

    As comparisons of modern medical and surgical second trimester termination of pregnancy (TOP) are limited, and the optimum method of termination is still debated, an audit of second trimester TOP was undertake...

    Authors: Annamarie Mauelshagen, Lynn C Sadler, Helen Roberts, Mahesh Harilall and Cynthia M Farquhar

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:16

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    It has been suggested that the study of women who survive life-threatening complications related to pregnancy (maternal near-miss cases) may represent a practical alternative to surveillance of maternal morbid...

    Authors: Jose G Cecatti, João P Souza, Mary A Parpinelli, Samira M Haddad, Rodrigo S Camargo, Rodolfo C Pacagnella, Carla Silveira, Dulce T Zanardi, Maria L Costa, João L Pinto e Silva, Renato Passini Jr, Fernanda G Surita, Maria H Sousa, Iracema MP Calderon, Lale Say and Robert C Pattinson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:15

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  33. Content type: Research

    The children of teen mothers have been reported to have higher rates of several unfavorable mental health outcomes. Past research suggests several possible mechanisms for an association between religiosity and...

    Authors: Joseph M Strayhorn and Jillian C Strayhorn

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:14

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  34. Content type: Research

    Use of maternal health care in low-income countries has been associated with several socioeconomic and demographic factors, although contextual analyses of the latter have been few. A previous study showed tha...

    Authors: Mattias Rööst, Cecilia Jonsson, Jerker Liljestrand and Birgitta Essén

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:13

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  35. Content type: Research

    A review of validated methods for assessing female sexual dysfunction and a review of male and female sexual dysfunction did not refer to any specific questionnaire for evaluating sexuality during pregnancy. A...

    Authors: Cibele VC Rudge, Iracema MP Calderon, Adriano Dias, Gerson P Lopes, Angélica P Barbosa, Izildinha Maestá, Jon Øyvind Odland and Marilza VC Rudge

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:12

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  36. Content type: Research

    Although Argentina has a new law on Reproductive Health, many barriers continue to exist regarding provision of contraceptive methods at public healthcare facilities.

    Authors: Celina Palena, M Valeria Bahamondes, Verónica Schenk, Luis Bahamondes and Julio Fernandez-Funes

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:11

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  37. Content type: Research

    An association between maternal hypoglycemia during pregnancy with fetal growth restriction and overall perinatal mortality has been reported. In a retrospective pilot study we found that hypoglycemia was link...

    Authors: Suzanne K Pugh, Dorota A Doherty, Everett F Magann, Suneet P Chauhan, James B Hill and John C Morrison

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:10

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  38. Content type: Research

    Despite various international efforts initiated to improve maternal health, more than half a million women worldwide die each year as a result of complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth. This resea...

    Authors: Jean-Christophe Fotso, Alex C Ezeh and Hildah Essendi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:9

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    The lack of reliable and up-to-date statistics on maternal deaths and disabilities remains a major challenge to the implementation of Nigeria's Road Map to Accelerate the Millennium Development Goal related to Ma...

    Authors: Olufemi T Oladapo, Olalekan O Adetoro, Oluwarotimi Fakeye, Bissallah A Ekele, Adeniran O Fawole, Aniekan Abasiattai, Oluwafemi Kuti, Jamilu Tukur, Adedapo BA Ande and Olukayode A Dada

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:8

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  40. Content type: Research

    Maternal mortality remains a severe problem in many parts of the world, despite efforts to reach MDG 5. In addition, underreporting is an issue especially in low income countries. Our objective has been to ide...

    Authors: Afisah Yakubu Zakariah, Sophie Alexander, Jos van Roosmalen, Pierre Buekens, Enyonam Yao Kwawukume and Patrick Frimpong

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:7

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  41. Content type: Research

    Current estimates of maternal mortality ratios in Kenya are at least as high as 560 deaths per 100,000 live births. Given the pervasive poverty and lack of quality health services in slum areas, the maternal m...

    Authors: Abdhalah Kasiira Ziraba, Nyovani Madise, Samuel Mills, Catherine Kyobutungi and Alex Ezeh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:6

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  42. Content type: Research

    To determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other reproductive tract infections (RTIs) among pregnant women in Moshi, Tanzania and to compare the occurrence of STIs/RTIs among hum...

    Authors: Sia E Msuya, Jacqueline Uriyo, Akhtar Hussain, Elizabeth M Mbizvo, Stig Jeansson, Noel E Sam and Babill Stray-Pedersen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:4

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