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  1. Given the degree of HIV epidemic among women and the current antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale up in Ethiopia; considering the issue of fertility is vital to ensure the delivery of integrated reproductive hea...

    Authors: Hussen Mekonnen Asfaw and Fikre Enquselassie Gashe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:36

    Content type: Research

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  2. Women’s health is a general health priority. Preserving and improving women’s health is not only a basic human right, but it is also essential for the health of all nations. Women’s health in Reproductive age ...

    Authors: Azam Baheiraei, Fatemeh Bakouei, Eesa Mohammadi and Mostafa Hosseini

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:35

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH), a basic right for women worldwide, is infrequently researched in countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). No empirical studies of SRH among Saudi women exist....

    Authors: Manal Farih, Khalid Khan, Della Freeth and Catherine Meads

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:34

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. The contraceptive skin patch (CSP) accepted by the U.S. FDA in 2001 includes ethinylestradiol and norelgestromine, whereas the subdermal contraceptive implant (SCI) has etonogestrel and is also approved by the...

    Authors: Jesus Hernandez-Juarez, Ethel A Garcia-Latorre, Manuel Moreno-Hernandez, Jose Fernando Moran-Perez, Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Escobedo, Gerardo Cogque-Hernandez, Rubén Julián-Nacer, Xochitl Hernandez-Giron, Rosalia Palafox-Gomez, Irma Isordia-Salas and Abraham Majluf-Cruz

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:33

    Content type: Research

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  5. Postpartum intrauterine contraceptive devices (PPIUCD) are increasingly included in many national postpartum family planning (PPFP) programs, but satisfaction of women who have adopted PPIUCD and complication ...

    Authors: Somesh Kumar, Reena Sethi, Sudharsanam Balasubramaniam, Elaine Charurat, Kamlesh Lalchandani, Richard Semba and Bulbul Sood

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:32

    Content type: Research

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  6. Maternal mortality is a major public health challenge in Uganda. Whereas uterine rupture remains a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, there is limited research into what happens to women who surv...

    Authors: Dan K Kaye, Othman Kakaire, Annettee Nakimuli, Michael O Osinde, Scovia N Mbalinda and Nelson Kakande

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:31

    Content type: Research

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  7. In many areas of the world where HIV prevalence is high, rates of unintended pregnancy have also been shown to be high. Of all pregnancies worldwide in 2008, 41% were reported as unintended and approximately 5...

    Authors: Addisu Polisi, Ewenat Gebrehanna, Gezahegn Tesfaye and Fekede Asefa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:30

    Content type: Research

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  8. The Brazilian Network for the Surveillance of Severe Maternal Morbidity was developed in Brazil with the participation of 27 centers in different regions of the country. The objective of the network project wa...

    Authors: Adriana Gomes Luz, Maria José Martins Duarte Osis, Meire Ribeiro, José Guilherme Cecatti and Eliana Amaral

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:29

    Content type: Research

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  9. Among Millennium Development Goals, achieving the fifth goal (MDG-5) of reducing maternal mortality poses the greatest challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ethiopia has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios...

    Authors: Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, Kesteberhan Admassu, Alemayehu Mekonnen, Seifu Hagos, Meselech Asegid and Saifuddin Ahmed

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:28

    Content type: Research

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  10. This article analyzes several key issues in the debate: the acceptability of in vitro fertilization; regulation of assisted reproduction and the possibilities of reimbursement for assisted reproduction treatment ...

    Authors: Aurelija Blaževičienė, Irayda Jakušovaitė and Alina Vaškelytė

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:26

    Content type: Research

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  11. Safe male circumcision (SMC) is a known efficacious intervention in the prevention of heterosexual HIV acquisition. However, there are perceptions that SMC may lead to behavior disinhibition towards risky sexu...

    Authors: Simon PS Kibira, Elizabeth Nansubuga, Nazarius M Tumwesigye, Lynn M Atuyambe and Fredrick Makumbi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:25

    Content type: Research

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  12. Despite the increase in contraceptive use worldwide over the last decade, there is still discrepancy in the need to limit birth and utilization of modern contraceptives specifically long acting and permanent c...

    Authors: Alem Gebremariam and Adamu Addissie

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:24

    Content type: Research

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  13. Women’s reproductive health decision-making and choices, including engaging in sexual intercourse and condom use, are essential for good reproductive health. However, issues concerning sexual intercourse and c...

    Authors: Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh, David Teye Doku and Kobina Esia-Donkoh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:23

    Content type: Research

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  14. High maternal mortality is a continued challenge for the achievement of the fifth millennium development goal in Sub-Saharan African countries including Ethiopia. Although institutional delivery service utiliz...

    Authors: Gedefaw Abeje, Muluken Azage and Tesfaye Setegn

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:22

    Content type: Research

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  15. Spousal communication can improve family planning use and continuation. Yet, in countries with high fertility rates and unmet need, men have often been regarded as unsupportive of their partner’s use of family...

    Authors: Allen Kabagenyi, Larissa Jennings, Alice Reid, Gorette Nalwadda, James Ntozi and Lynn Atuyambe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:21

    Content type: Research

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  16. Up to 50% of pregnancies are unintended in the United States, and the healthcare costs associated with pregnancy are the most expensive among hospitalized conditions. The current study aims to assess Medicaid ...

    Authors: François Laliberté, Patrick Lefebvre, Amy Law, Mei Sheng Duh, Jennifer Pocoski, Richard Lynen and Philip Darney

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:20

    Content type: Research

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  17. To compare the proportion of women with self-reported depression and anxiety symptoms at four months postpartum between mothers of singletons who conceived spontaneously and mothers who conceived with the aid ...

    Authors: Nikolett Raguz, Sheila W McDonald, Amy Metcalfe, Candace O’Quinn and Suzanne C Tough

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:19

    Content type: Research

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  18. The recently published WHO guidelines on applications of ICD-10 to deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (ICD-MM) aimed at enabling a comprehensive framework for international comparison of mate...

    Authors: Suneth Agampodi, Kolitha Wickramage, Thilini Agampodi, Upuli Thennakoon, Nirasha Jayathilaka, Dhammika Karunarathna and Sasanka Alagiyawanna

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:17

    Content type: Research

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  19. Despite abortion being legally available in South Africa after a change in legislation in 1996, barriers to accessing safe abortion services continue to exist. These barriers include provider opposition to abo...

    Authors: Jane Harries, Diane Cooper, Anna Strebel and Christopher J Colvin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:16

    Content type: Research

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  20. Son preference is predominant in developing countries especially South Asian countries and its effect is most visible when the fertility is on transition. Nepal is a country in South Asia where the fertility h...

    Authors: Pramila Rai, Ishwari Sharma Paudel, Anup Ghimire, Paras Kumar Pokharel, Raju Rijal and Surya Raj Niraula

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:15

    Content type: Research

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  21. According to the World Health Organization, Caesarean Section (CS) rate (percentage of births managed by CS) exceeding 15% lacks medical justification and it could be linked with adverse maternal and child hea...

    Authors: Samson Gebremedhin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:14

    Content type: Research

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  22. The editor of Reproductive Health would like to extend a sincere thank you to all our valued reviewers listed below who contributed to the journal in Volume 10 (2013). Without the co-operation and collaboration o...

    Authors: José M Belizán and Natasha Salaria

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:9

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  23. Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa with high fertility and fast population growth rate. It is also one of the countries with high maternal and child mortality rate in sub-Saharan Africa Fam...

    Authors: Abdurahman Mohammed, Desalegn Woldeyohannes, Amsalu Feleke and Berihun Megabiaw

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:13

    Content type: Research

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  24. Umbilical cord prolapse is an obstetric complication associated with high perinatal morbidity and mortality. A few interventions may improve fetal outcome. In developed countries these have advanced to giving ...

    Authors: Esau Wangi Wasswa, Sarah Nakubulwa and Twaha Mutyaba

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:12

    Content type: Research

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  25. According to the World Health Organization, there are over 6.3 million perinatal deaths (PND) a year worldwide. Identifying the factors associated with PND is very helpful in building strategies to improve the...

    Authors: Paula Maria Silveira Soares Moura, Izildinha Maestá, Lígia Maria Souza Suppo Rugolo, Luís Felipe Ramos Berbel Angulski, Antônio Prates Caldeira, José Carlos Peraçoli and Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:11

    Content type: Research

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  26. Most women report negative experience about the symptoms of uterine leiomyoma (UL) in their lives, such as abnormal uterine bleeding and pelvic pain. Many studies have been conducted about efficacy of UL treat...

    Authors: Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Brito, Marislei Sanches Panobianco, Maurício Mesquita Sabino-de-Freitas, Hermes de Freitas Barbosa, George Dantas de Azevedo, Luciane Maria Oliveira Brito and Francisco José Candido-dos-Reis

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:10

    Content type: Research

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  27. Worldwide, about 287 000 women die each year from mostly preventable complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. A disproportionately high number of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. The Abiye (...

    Authors: Sunday Oluwafemi Oyeyemi and Rolf Wynn

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:8

    Content type: Research

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  28. Sexual coercion is prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa and is a risk factor for unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and mental health problems. Alcohol consumption patterns have been suggested ...

    Authors: Devika Mehra, Anette Agardh, Martin Stafström and Per-Olof Östergren

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:7

    Content type: Research

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  29. A study of health facility (HF) data on women receiving sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) was carried out at antenatal care clinics in Mku...

    Authors: Godfrey M Mubyazi, Jens Byskov, Pascal Magnussen, Ib C Bygbjerg, Jasper N Ijumba, Mufungo Marero, Leonard EG Mboera, Fabrizio Molteni and Paul Bloch

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:6

    Content type: Research

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  30. Globally, no qualitative studies have explored the perspectives of women and their partners about the integration of technology – and specifically diagnostic testing technologies – into antenatal care. The stu...

    Authors: Angela M Bayer, Lizzete Najarro, Mercedes Zevallos and Patricia J García

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:5

    Content type: Research

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  31. Hypertensive disorders represent the major cause of maternal morbidity in middle income countries. The main objective of this study was to identify the prevalence and factors associated with severe maternal ou...

    Authors: Elvira Zanette, Mary Angela Parpinelli, Fernanda Garanhani Surita, Maria Laura Costa, Samira Maerrawi Haddad, Maria Helena Sousa, Joao Luiz Pinto e Silva, Joao Paulo Souza and Jose Guilherme Cecatti

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  32. Clients of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in South Africa who use contraception following childbirth rely primarily on short-acting methods like condoms, pills, and injectables, ev...

    Authors: Theresa Hoke, Jane Harries, Sarah Crede, Mackenzie Green, Deborah Constant, Tricia Petruney and Jennifer Moodley

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:3

    Content type: Research

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  33. Sexuality and reproductive health are among the most fundamental aspects of life. Poor parental involvement in preparing young people for safe sexual life and good reproductive health was part of the blame for...

    Authors: Kasiye Shiferaw, Frehiwot Getahun and Getahun Asres

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:2

    Content type: Research

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  34. Substantial numbers of adolescents experience the negative health consequences of early, unprotected sexual activity - unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortions, pregnancy-related mortality and morbidity and Sexu...

    Authors: Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Donna R McCarraher, Sharon J Phillips, Nancy E Williamson and Gwyn Hainsworth

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:1

    Content type: Review

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  35. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV infection remains a major public health problem and constitutes the most important cause of HIV infection in children under the age of 15 years old. Awareness on MTCT...

    Authors: Anteneh Asefa and Habtamu Beyene

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:66

    Content type: Research

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  36. A recent UNICEF report Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed Progress Report 2013 presents a comprehensive analysis of levels and trends in child mortality and progress towards MDG 4. The global under-f...

    Authors: Tessa Wardlaw, Danzhen You, Holly Newby, David Anthony and Mickey Chopra

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:64

    Content type: Commentary

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  37. Violence against women is one of the most systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world. It is a form of discrimination and deeply rooted in power imbalances and structural inequality between women...

    Authors: Agumasie Semahegn, Tefera Belachew and Misra Abdulahi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:63

    Content type: Research

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  38. Bladder pain syndrome (BPS), a condition with no gold standard diagnosis, comprises of a cluster of signs and symptoms. Bladder filling pain and bladder wall tenderness are two basic clinical features, present...

    Authors: Seema A Tirlapur, Lee Priest, Daniel Wojdyla and Khalid S Khan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:61

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Pregnancy and childbirth represent a critical time period when a woman can be reached through a variety of mechanisms with interventions aimed at reducing her risk of a preterm birth and improving her health a...

    Authors: Jennifer Requejo, Mario Merialdi, Fernando Althabe, Matthais Keller, Joanne Katz and Ramkumar Menon

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10(Suppl 1):S4

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

  40. In Senegal, unintended pregnancy has become a growing concern in public health circles. It has often been described through the press as a sensational subject with emphasis on the multiple infanticide cases as...

    Authors: Cheikh Mbacké Faye, Ilene S Speizer, Jean Christophe Fotso, Meghan Corroon and Djimadoum Koumtingue

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:59

    Content type: Research

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  41. Premature birth is the world’s leading cause of neonatal mortality with worldwide estimates indicating 11.1% of all live births were preterm in 2010. Preterm birth rates are increasing in most countries with c...

    Authors: Jose M Belizán, Justus Hofmeyr, Pierre Buekens and Natasha Salaria

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:58

    Content type: Editorial

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  42. Preterm birth complication is the leading cause of neonatal death resulting in over one million deaths each year of the 15 million babies born preterm. To accelerate change, we provide an overview of the compr...

    Authors: Joy E Lawn, Mary V Kinney, José M Belizan, Elizabeth Mary Mason, Lori McDougall, Jim Larson, Eve Lackritz, Ingrid K Friberg and Christopher P Howson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10(Suppl 1):S6

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

  43. Providing care to adolescent girls and women before and between pregnancies improves their own health and wellbeing, as well as pregnancy and newborn outcomes, and can also reduce the rates of preterm birth. T...

    Authors: Sohni V Dean, Elizabeth Mary Mason, Christopher P Howson, Zohra S Lassi, Ayesha M Imam and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10(Suppl 1):S3

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

  44. This second paper in the Born Too Soon supplement presents a review of the epidemiology of preterm birth, and its burden globally, including priorities for action to improve the data. Worldwide an estimated 11...

    Authors: Hannah Blencowe, Simon Cousens, Doris Chou, Mikkel Oestergaard, Lale Say, Ann-Beth Moller, Mary Kinney and Joy Lawn

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10(Suppl 1):S2

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

  45. Urgent action is needed to address preterm birth given that the first country-level estimates show that globally 15 million babies are born too soon and rates are increasing in most countries with reliable tim...

    Authors: Christopher P Howson, Mary V Kinney, Lori McDougall and Joy E Lawn

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10(Suppl 1):S1

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

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