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  1. Providing effective, high quality, antenatal and postpartum contraceptive counseling can reduce unintended pregnancies, decrease maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality, and prevent unsafe abortions. The po...

    Authors: Abraham Fessehaye Sium, Mekdes Wolderufael, Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III and Jaclyn M. Grentzer
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:59
  2. Domestic violence during pregnancy is a severe public health problem. Abused pregnant women are confronted with the threats posed by domestic violence. Pregnancy and protection of the unborn child could affect...

    Authors: Malikeh Amel Barez, Raheleh Babazadeh, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari, Mojtaba Mousavi Bazaz and Khadigeh Mirzaii Najmabadi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:58
  3. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a serious public health issue and has been linked to a range of adverse health outcomes. This study explored the prevalence of IPV and its relationship with the unmet need fo...

    Authors: Omid Dadras, Takeo Nakayama, Masahiro Kihara, Masako Ono-Kihara and Fateme Dadras
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:52
  4. The modern Iran is a blend of tradition and modernity, but its dominant culture is still traditional and takes pride in female virginity. On the other hand, the influential factors such as modernity, education...

    Authors: Somayyeh Naghizadeh, Raziyeh Maasoumi, Farideh Khalajabadi-Farahani and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:51
  5. A woman and girl centred, rights-based approach to health care is critical to achieving sexual and reproductive health. However, women with female genital mutilation in high-income countries have been found to...

    Authors: Angela Dawson, Anisa Assifi and Sabera Turkmani
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:50
  6. Mexico has one of the highest rates of cesarean sections globally at over 45%. There is limited research about social factors influencing these rates. This study explores the portrayal and perceptions of cesar...

    Authors: Martha Vazquez Corona, Ana Pilar Betrán and Meghan A. Bohren
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:49
  7. Pregnancy and childbirth are crucial events in women's lives that can be done well with the support of people around them, especially their husbands. However, a number of factors can reduce or increase the sup...

    Authors: Sepideh Hajian, Nahid Mehran, Masoumeh Simbar and Hamid Alavi Majd
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:48
  8. Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) are contraceptives that prevent unplanned pregnancy in a more safer and effective way than other modern short acting methods. However, method discontinuation and s...

    Authors: Tessema Bereku, Yitagesu Habtu, Bereket Abreham, Menen Ayele and Melesech Eliso
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:47
  9. Persons with disabilities comprise more than one billion people in the world, yet they are one of the most discriminated groups and face significant health disparities. Particularly in developing countries, wh...

    Authors: Katherine Coral Du, Arifa Bente Mohosin, Amina Amin and Md Tanvir Hasan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:46
  10. Menstrual health and menstrual inequity have been neglected in social, economic, healthcare and political spheres. Although available evidence is scarce, it already suggests a link between experiencing menstru...

    Authors: Anna Sofie Holst, Constanza Jacques-Aviñó, Anna Berenguera, Diana Pinzón-Sanabria, Carme Valls-Llobet, Jordina Munrós-Feliu, Cristina Martínez-Bueno, Tomàs López-Jiménez, Mª Mercedes Vicente-Hernández and Laura Medina-Perucha
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:45
  11. In many settings, health care service provision has been modified to managing COVID-19 cases, and this has been affecting the provision of maternal and child health services. The aim of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Senedu Bekele Gebreegziabher, Solomon Sisay Marrye, Tsegaye Hailu Kumssa, Kassa Haile Merga, Alemu Kibret Feleke, Degu Jerene Dare, Inger Kristensson Hallström, Solomon Abebe Yimer and Mulatu Biru Shargie
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:42
  12. While the deleterious effects of FGM/C on physical health are well documented, the psychological experience of this harmful practice is a neglected area of research, which limits global mental health actions. ...

    Authors: Olayinka Omigbodun, Tolulope Bella-Awusah, Nkechi Emma-Echiegu, Jibril Abdulmalik, Akinyinka Omigbodun, Marie-Hélène Doucet and Danielle Groleau
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:41
  13. The use of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has increased rapidly since its inception in 1978. Women seeking IVF have a wide range of subfertility causes including unexplained subfertility. A growing subgroup of w...

    Authors: Annette Thwaites, Jennifer Hall, Geraldine Barrett and Judith Stephenson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:40
  14. Studies have shown that motivation to avoid pregnancy is associated with contraceptive use and continuation. These motivations can change, however, even within a short period of time. This paper uses longitudi...

    Authors: Sara Chace Dwyer, Sikiru Baruwa, Emeka Okafor, Babajide Oluseyi Daini, Osimhen Ubuane and Aparna Jain
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:39
  15. Eating disorders (EDs) are common conditions that mainly affect women of reproductive age and have a major impact on fertility. Our systematic review focuses on the prevalence of EDs in patients in the process...

    Authors: Marine Le Floch, Anaïs Crohin, Philippe Duverger, Aline Picard, Guillaume Legendre and Elise Riquin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:38
  16. Improving access to adolescent contraception information and services is essential to reduce unplanned adolescent pregnancies and maternal mortality in Uganda and Kenya, and attain the SDGs on health and gende...

    Authors: Katrina Perehudoff, Denis Kibira, Elke Wuyts, Carles Pericas, Joyce Omwoha, Hendrika A. van den Ham, Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse and Kristien Michielsen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:37
  17. The frequency of antenatal care utilization enhances the effectiveness of the maternal health programs to maternal and child health. The aim of the study was to determine the number of antenatal care and assoc...

    Authors: Mastewal Arefaynie, Bereket Kefale, Melaku Yalew, Bezawit Adane, Reta Dewau and Yitayish Damtie
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:36
  18. Ebola outbreaks pose a major threat to global public health, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. These outbreaks disrupt the already fragile maternal health services in West Africa. The aims of this study is to ...

    Authors: Zemenu Yohannes Kassa, Vanessa Scarf and Deborah Fox
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:35
  19. Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is the most effective and reliable contraception option for female sex workers (FSWs) who desire future fertility. Unlike the other reversible contraceptive methods,...

    Authors: Simple Ouma, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Catherine Abbo and Rawlance Ndejjo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:34
  20. Time to age at first marriage of women is the duration of time until the age at which they started living with their first partner. Time to age at first marriage is widely considered a proxy indicator for the ...

    Authors: Molalign Gualu Gobena and Yebelay Berelie
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:32
  21. Increasing access to family planning helps to ensure the reproductive right, decrease unintended pregnancy, improve the health and nutritional status of children, reduction of maternal mortality, and enhance l...

    Authors: Eden Dagnachew Zeleke, Dawit Getachew Assefa, Tigist Tekle Woldesenbet, Rediet Gido, Nebiyu Mengistu and Wondwosen Molla
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:31
  22. Adolescent pregnancy carries both health and economic risks for the pregnant girl and resulting baby, and it is common in Zambia. Providing alternative methods of preventing early pregnancy than abstinence is ...

    Authors: Ireen Zamanga Zulu, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Joar Svanemyr, Charles Michelo, Wilbroad Mutale and Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:30
  23. Menopause nomenclature varies in the scholarly literature making synthesis and interpretation of research findings difficult. Therefore, the present study aimed to review and discuss critical developments in m...

    Authors: Ananthan Ambikairajah, Erin Walsh and Nicolas Cherbuin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:29
  24. The first-birth interval directly influences family size and maternal and child mortality. The objective of this study is to investigate factors associated with the time of the first-birth after the first marr...

    Authors: Tania Dehesh, Neda Malekmohammadi and Paria Dehesh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:28
  25. Violence as a serious health problem and one of the main manifestations of gender inequality brings about adverse health effects for women. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to recognize the reproductive h...

    Authors: Mahrokh Dolatian, Abbas Ebadi, Seyedeh Batool Hasanpoor-Azghady and Anvar Sadat NayebiNia
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:27
  26. The Family Planning (FP) Program is a national method of controlling population growth rates while improving maternal and child health. Indonesia, as one of the largest countries, has abysmally low contracepti...

    Authors: Achmad Kemal Harzif, Mila Maidarti, Fransisca Novi Handayaning and Azizah Fitriayu Andyra
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:26
  27. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are infections commonly spread through sexual contact and transmitted by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. In today’s world, STI-related information-seeking behavior is of...

    Authors: Aynadis Worku Shimie, Kassahun Dessie Gashu, Atsede Mazengia Shiferaw and Shegaw Anagaw Mengiste
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:25
  28. This study set out to investigate how incentives for mothers, health workers and boda–boda riders can improve the community-based referral process and deliveries in the rural community of Busoga region in Ugan...

    Authors: Kharim Mwebaza Muluya, John Francis Mugisha, Peter Kithuka, Kenneth Rucha Kibaara, David Gangu Muwanguzi, Otieno George Ochieng, Andre Yitambe and Irene Wananda
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:24
  29. Almost all pregnant people in Sri Lanka receive antenatal care by public health midwives. While there is strong infrastructure in Sri Lanka for postpartum mental health care, the current practices within anten...

    Authors: Sage Wyatt, Truls Ostbye, Vijitha De Silva and Qian Long
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:23
  30. Contraceptive use in Rwanda tripled since 2005. This study aims to understand the role of coordinated and integrated public family planning service delivery in achieving this increase in contraceptive use in R...

    Authors: Adriana Scanteianu, Hilary M. Schwandt, Angel Boulware, Julia Corey, Ana Herrera, Ethan Hudler, Claudette Imbabazi, Ilia King, Jessica Linus, Innocent Manzi, Madelyn Merritt, Lyn Mezier, Abigail Miller, Haley Morris, Dieudonne Musemakweli, Uwase Musekura…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:22
  31. Aerobic vaginitis is a common cause of vaginal discharge in reproductive-age women, increasing the risk of negative pregnancy outcomes such as premature delivery, abortion, premature rupture of membranes and s...

    Authors: Xiaotong Ma, Ming Wu, Chen Wang, Huiyang Li, Aiping Fan, Yingmei Wang, Cha Han and Fengxia Xue
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:21
  32. Schistosomiasis is an acute and chronic disease caused by parasitic worms, that can take two main forms: intestinal or urogenital. If left untreated, the urogenital form can lead to female genital schistosomia...

    Authors: Julie Jacobson, Anastasia Pantelias, Megan Williamson, Eyrun Floerecke Kjetland, Alison Krentel, Margaret Gyapong, Pamela Sabina Mbabazi and Amadou Garba Djirmay
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:20
  33. Prior research has established that an individual’s social environment may influence his or her reproductive behaviors, yet less is known about peer influence on contraceptive use among young people (ages 15–2...

    Authors: Lisa M. Calhoun, Anastasia Mirzoyants, Sylvia Thuku, Lenka Benova, Therese Delvaux, Thomas van den Akker, Courtney McGuire, Bernard Onyango and Ilene S. Speizer
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:16
  34. Ethiopia is striving to reduce unmet need for family planning (FP) and implementation of the health extension program (HEP) is one of the major actions that the country took to address health issues of rural c...

    Authors: Daniel Tadesse, Girmay Medhin, Getnet M. Kassie, Tegene Legese Dadi, Setegn Tigabu, Mekdes Demissie, Mussie Alemayehu, Mulusew J. Gerbaba, Bisrat F. Denberu and Alula M. Teklu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:15
  35. Inter-delivery interval (IDI) has been proven to be a factor associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. However, the optimal IDI in trial of labor after cesarean delivery (TOLAC) remains unclear. ...

    Authors: Jiaming Rao, Dazhi Fan, Huiting Ma, Dongxin Lin, Huishan Zhang, Zixing Zhou, Pengsheng Li, Gengdong Chen, Demei Lu, Yan Liu, Zhaoxia Wu, Jieyun He, Xinjuan Liu, BingJie Peng, Xiaoling Guo and Zhengping Liu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:14
  36. There is growing interest in long-term outcomes following infertility and infertility treatment. However, there are few detailed longitudinal cohorts available for this work. This study aimed to assemble a his...

    Authors: Emily Sadecki, Amy Weaver, Yulian Zhao, Elizabeth A. Stewart and Alessandra J. Ainsworth
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:13
  37. Obstetric fistula (OF) is a significant cause of maternal morbidity in lower resource settings where women experience obstructed labor without timely access to skilled obstetric care. The true prevalence of OF...

    Authors: Chi Chiung Grace Chen, Annelise Long, Denis Rwabizi, Gerard Mbabazi, Ntwali Ndizeye, Blaise Dushimiyimana and Eugene Ngoga
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:12
  38. Kenya’s contraceptive prevalence rate at 53% is low, with wide disparity among the 47 counties that make up the country (2–76%). Significant financial investment is required to maintain this level of contracep...

    Authors: James Kiragu Ngacha and Richard Ayah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:11
  39. Adolescent childbearing increases the risk of adverse health and social consequences including school dropout (SDO). However, it remains unclear why some teenage mothers drop out of school and others do not, e...

    Authors: Joëlle L. Sobngwi-Tambekou, Marthe Tsague-Agnoux, Léopold K. Fezeu and Flavien Ndonko
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:10
  40. Numerous studies have documented inconsistent reporting of sexual behaviour by adolescents. The validity and reliability of self-reported data on issues considered sensitive, incriminating or embarrassing, is ...

    Authors: Katja Isaksen, Ingvild Sandøy, Joseph Zulu, Andrea Melberg, Sheena Kabombwe, Mweetwa Mudenda, Patrick Musonda and Joar Svanemyr
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:9
  41. Egypt has made progress in delaying age at marriage, but child marriage continues to be practiced in many places across the country. This study investigates the impacts of child marriage on the health and well...

    Authors: Shatha Elnakib, May Elsallab, Maha Abdel Wanis, Shadia Elshiwy, Nishan Prasana Krishnapalan and Nada Aghar Naja
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:8
  42. Sexual and reproductive health education among girls and women has several reproductive health benefits, including improved contraceptive knowledge, contraception use at first intercourse, increased chance of ...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Leonard Baatiema, Samuel Dery, Augustine Ankomah and John Kuumuori Ganle
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:7

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