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  1. Women aged 40-44 years in 2005 ought to have been subjected to much more influence on attitudes and knowledge on contraceptive methods during their fertile period than women who were in the same age span in 19...

    Authors: Adam Sydsjö, Ann Josefsson, Marie Bladh and Gunilla Sydsjö

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:23

    Content type: Research

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  2. To evaluate the performance of the WHO criteria for defining maternal near miss and identifying deaths among cases of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) admitted for intensive care.

    Authors: José G Cecatti, João P Souza, Antonio F Oliveira Neto, Mary A Parpinelli, Maria H Sousa, Lale Say and Robert C Pattinson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:22

    Content type: Research

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  3. Sub-Saharan Africa is among the countries where 10% of girls become mothers by the age of 16 years old. The United Republic of Tanzania located in Sub-Saharan Africa is one country where teenage pregnancy is a...

    Authors: Frida Madeni, Shigeko Horiuchi and Mariko Iida

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:21

    Content type: Research

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  4. Women's reproductive rights, reproductive health, and constitutional privacy rights in the United States are addressed in light of the contemporary onslaught of the Christian Right. The misuse of State power b...

    Authors: Gene Grabiner

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:20

    Content type: Research

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  5. Increasing access to safe abortion services is the most effective way of preventing the burden of unsafe abortion, which is achieved by increasing safe choices for pregnancy termination. Medical abortion for t...

    Authors: Mulatu A Woldetsadik, Tegbar Y Sendekie, Mary T White and Desalegn T Zegeye

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:19

    Content type: Research

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  6. Maternal mortality in developing countries is high and international targets for reduction are unlikely to be met. Zambia's maternal mortality ratio was 591 per 100,000 live births according to survey data (20...

    Authors: Mary B Hadley and Mary Tuba

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:17

    Content type: Research

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  7. Parent-child communication about sex is an important proximal reproductive health outcome. But while campaigns to promote it such as the Parents Speak Up National Campaign (PSUNC) have been effective, little i...

    Authors: W Douglas Evans, Kevin C Davis, Cindy Umanzor, Kajal Patel and Munziba Khan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:15

    Content type: Research

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  8. In Brazil, concern with the quality of life of pregnant women is one of the points emphasized in the Program for the Humanization of Prenatal Care and Childbirth launched in 2000. However, there are few refere...

    Authors: Ana L Vallim, Maria J Osis, José G Cecatti, Érica P Baciuk, Carla Silveira and Sérgio R Cavalcante

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:14

    Content type: Research

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  9. Since 2001, a referral system has been operating in Kayes (Mali) to reduce maternal and perinatal deaths. Normal deliveries are managed in community health centers (CHC). Complicated cases are referred to a di...

    Authors: Maman Dogba, Pierre Fournier, Alexandre Dumont, Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui, Caroline Tourigny and Safoura Berthe-Cisse

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:13

    Content type: Research

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  10. The disability associated with depression and its impact on maternal and child health has important implications for public health policy. While the prevalence of postnatal depression is high, there are no pre...

    Authors: Mary Hartley, Mark Tomlinson, Erin Greco, W Scott Comulada, Jacqueline Stewart, Ingrid le Roux, Nokwanele Mbewu and Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:9

    Content type: Research

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  11. Guidelines for safe gamete donation have emphasised donor screening, although none exist specifically for testing oocyte recipients. Pre-treatment assessment of anonymous donor oocyte IVF treatment in Ireland ...

    Authors: Anthony PH Walsh, Ahmed B Omar, Kevin D Marron, David J Walsh, Umme Salma and E Scott Sills

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:8

    Content type: Research

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  12. Nepalese women lag behind men in many areas, such as educational attainment, participation in decision-making and health service utilization, all of which have an impact on reproductive health outcomes. This p...

    Authors: Ramesh Adhikari and Yothin Sawangdee

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:7

    Content type: Research

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  13. To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of polyunsaturated fatty acids for the treatment of the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) using a graded symptom scale and to assess the effect of this treatment on basal pla...

    Authors: Edilberto A Rocha Filho, José C Lima, João S Pinho Neto and Ulisses Montarroyos

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:2

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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