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  1. In 2021, Uganda’s neonatal mortality rate was approximately 19 deaths per 1000 live births, with an estimated stillbirth rate of 15.1 per 1000 total births. Data are critical for indicating areas where deaths ...

    Authors: Doris Kwesiga, Mats Malqvist, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Leif Eriksson, Hannah Blencowe and Peter Waiswa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:14
  2. Endometriosis-related pain encompassing dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and chronic pelvic pain, reduces the quality of life in premenopausal women. Although treatment options for endometriosis alleviate this pain,...

    Authors: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Osamu Yoshino, Fuminori Taniguchi, Tasuku Harada, Mikio Momoeda, Yutaka Osuga, Tamiki Hikake, Youko Hattori, Michiko Hanawa, Yosuke Inaba, Hideki Hanaoka and Kaori Koga
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:12
  3. Traditionally, pharmacological pain relief methods have been the most acceptable option for controlling labor pain, accompanied by numerous adverse consequences. Non-pharmacological labor pain relive methods c...

    Authors: Wafaa T. Elgzar, Majed S. Alshahrani and Heba A. Ibrahim
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:11
  4. Assisted Reproductive Technology utilizes human sperm, eggs, or embryos in vitro to produce pregnancy. However, there is no evidence of the acceptance of these technologies by the community.

    Authors: Dereje Bayissa Demissei, Tolesa Diriba Biratu, Eriste Nigussa Gamshe and Ababe Tamirat Deressa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:10
  5. Menopause is a period of women’s life that has the especial physical, psychological and social challenges. So provision of an effective, practical and affordable way for meeting women’s related needs is import...

    Authors: Nahid Marvi, Sanaz Mollazadeh, Fatemeh Erfanian Arghavanian, Alireza Atashi and Talat Khadivzadeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:9
  6. Being obese can lead to various complications during pregnancy, such as Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), Pre-Eclampsia (PE), and Large Gestational Age (LGA). Although ...

    Authors: Maryam Navaee, Maryam Kashanian, Ali Kabir, Negar Zamaninour, Maryam Chamari and Abdolreza Pazouki
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:8
  7. This study characterized the extent to which (1) financial barriers and (2) abortion care-seeking within a person’s country of residence were associated with delays in abortion access among those travelling to...

    Authors: Alexandra Wollum, Silvia De Zordo, Giulia Zanini, Joanna Mishtal, Camille Garnsey and Caitlin Gerdts
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:7
  8. The implementation of the country-wide comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) curriculum among in-school adolescents remains abysmally low and mHealth-based interventions are promising. We assessed the effect...

    Authors: Oluwatosin Wuraola Akande, Moise Muzigaba, Ehimario Uche Igumbor, Kelly Elimian, Oladimeji Akeem Bolarinwa, Omotosho Ibraheem Musa and Tanimola Makanjuola Akande
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:6
  9. Adolescents and their communities in Ebonyi State, Nigeria have poor attitudes and beliefs towards adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH). This paper reports on the effects of a community-embedded int...

    Authors: Chibuike Innocent Agu, Ifunanya Clara Agu, Chinyere Ojiugo Mbachu, Nkoli Ezumah and Obinna Onwujekwe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:5
  10. Child mortality is a crucial indicator reflecting a country's health and socioeconomic status. Despite significant global improvements in reducing early childhood deaths, Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa s...

    Authors: Hailu Refera Debere and Visseho Adjiwanou
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:4
  11. Understanding determinants of preventive sexual behaviours is important for intervention efforts to support these behaviours and, thereby, reduce STIs and HIV burden. In general, there is limited insight into ...

    Authors: Arlinda Basílio Zango, Sarah E. Stutterheim, Nanne de Vries and Rik Crutzen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:3
  12. Female genital fistula is a traumatic debilitating injury, frequently caused by prolonged obstructed labor, affecting between 500,000-2 million women in lower-resource settings. Vesicovaginal fistula causes ur...

    Authors: Alison M. El Ayadi, Susan Obore, Fred Kirya, Suellen Miller, Abner Korn, Hadija Nalubwama, John Neuhaus, Monica Getahun, Patrick Eyul, Robert Twine, Erin V. W. Andrew and Justus K. Barageine
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:2
  13. Menstrual research and policymaking have become imperative worldwide. It is necessary that these are informed by women and people who menstruate (PWM) alongside expert professionals and activists.

    Authors: Andrea García-Egea, Anna Sofie Holst, Constanza Jacques-Aviñó, Cristina Martínez-Bueno, Anna Berenguera, María Mercedes Vicente-Hernández, Carme Valls-Llobet, Diana Pinzón-Sanabria, Georgina Pujolar-Díaz and Laura Medina-Perucha
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:1
  14. This study was conducted to develop and validate an individualized prediction model for spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) in twin pregnancies.

    Authors: Xiaofeng Yang, Qimei Zhong, Li Li, Ya Chen, Chunyan Tang, Ting Liu, Shujuan Luo, Jing Xiong and Lan Wang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:187
  15. Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) can substantially contribute to the health and well-being of young people. Yet, most CSE interventions remain limited to the small piloting or research phase and scale-u...

    Authors: Ardan Kockelkoren, Amala Rahmah, Muhammad Rey Dwi Pangestu, Ely Sawitri, Elisabet Setya Asih Widyastuti, Ni Luh Eka Purni Astiti, Kristien Michielsen and Miranda Van Reeuwijk
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:186
  16. Hormonal contraceptives are a widely used contraceptive method for the prevention of pregnancy in women. It is associated with change in lipid profile which results in congestive heart failure, coronary heart ...

    Authors: Awel Turki, Almaz Ayalew, Andualem Mossie and Shimelis Mitiku
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:185
  17. Assisted reproduction technology (ART) has advanced significantly, raising concerns regarding its impact on the secondary sex ratio (SSR), which is the sex ratio at birth in offspring. This study aimed to expl...

    Authors: Jiansen Zhao, Haoran Shen, Qijiong Zhu, Jiong Liu, Jianhua Han, Ruiting Yi, Junxing Li, Yanshan Lin, Tao Liu and Xinqi Zhong
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:184
  18. The World Health Organization characterizes infertility as a disease since 2009; however, in many countries, reproductive health is not prioritized. Characterizing a target population and knowing the barriers ...

    Authors: Drauzio Oppenheimer, Christiane Peres Caldas, Francisca Rego and Rui Nunes
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:183
  19. Breastfeeding is recognized internationally as the most scientific and effective way to feed infants and young children. According to the World Health Organization in 2022, the exclusive breastfeeding rate wit...

    Authors: Yan-Qiong Ouyang, Jie Zhou, Jin-Yi Guo, Shi-Yun Wang, Xin Wang, Yi-Bei Zhou-Chen, Sharon R. Redding and Hui-Jun Chen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:182
  20. Despite the increased availability of safe abortion methods in sub-Saharan Africa, women and girls continue to use unsafe abortion methods and procedures to terminate their unwanted pregnancies, resulting in s...

    Authors: Gladys Akinyi Omondi, Jonna Both, Ramatou Ouedraogo, Grace Kimemia and Kenneth Juma
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:181
  21. A community of practice (CoP) is defined as a group of people who share a concern, set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise by interacting on an ongoing basis. ...

    Authors: Dan Kabonge Kaye, Simon Peter Kayondo, Stella Lovina Nabatanzi, Susan Nassuuna, Othiniel Musana, Imelda Namagembe, John Paul Nsanja, Othman Kakaire, Peter Ssebadduka and Cissy Ssekimpi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:180
  22. Adolescent girls and young women are more exposed to sexual violence. A significant proportion of victims of sexual abuse are victims of sexual re-victimization. However, information on the burden of sexual re...

    Authors: Fifiya Biluala, Harry César Kayembe, Doudou Batumbo, Germain Kapour, Félicitée Mumbanza, Eric Bokabo, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza and Berthe Zinga
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:179
  23. Millions of women give birth annually without the support of a trained birth attendant. Generally and globally, countries provide maternal health services for their citizens but there is a coverage gap for und...

    Authors: Naomi Tschirhart, Wichuda Jiraporncharoen, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon, Ahmar Hashmi, Sophia Hla, Suphak Nosten, Rose McGready and Trygve Ottersen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:178
  24. Dissatisfaction with one's body and the subsequent rise in the cosmetic surgery trend pose significant public health concerns today. One unusual cosmetic surgical procedure involves enhancing the genital area....

    Authors: Zahra Ghorbani, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Faezeh Vahidnia and Elham Ebrahimi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:177
  25. Family planning (FP) service integration into primary health care (PHC) is an effective approach to realize reproductive autonomy, increase the use of contraceptives, and improve maternal and child health outc...

    Authors: Addisalem Titiyos, Yohannes Mehretie, Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu, Yohannes Ejigu, Kiddus Yitbarek, Zelalem Abraham, Kathryn A. O’Connell and Jemal Kassaw
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:176
  26. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination helps the body fight off certain types of the virus. Despite being one of the top 10 health hazards in the world, vaccination hesitancy has received little attention ...

    Authors: Meron Dera, Abigiya Wondimagegnehu and Zeytu G. Asfaw
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:175
  27. Globally, there are 42 million women and girls estimated to be forcibly displaced. Adolescent girls and young women in humanitarian settings have their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) neglected. This syst...

    Authors: Rachel E. Soeiro, José Paulo de Siqueira Guida, Juliana da-Costa-Santos and Maria Laura Costa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:174
  28. Semen quality significantly influences conception, and its preservation is crucial for couples seeking pregnancy. We investigated dietary and lifestyle risk factors impacting semen quality.

    Authors: Hanran Mai, Junyi Ke, Zilin Zheng, Jieyi Luo, Miaomiao Li, Yanxia Qu, Fan Jiang, Simian Cai and Liandong Zuo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:173
  29. The COVID-19 pandemic led to major service disruptions in the healthcare sector, especially regarding sexual and reproductive health services. However, the impact of the pandemic on Canadian adolescents is rel...

    Authors: Salima Meherali, Amyna Ismail Rehmani, Mariam Ahmad, Bisi Adewale, Samar Kauser, Simone Lebeuf, James Benoit and Shannon D. Scott
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:172
  30. Contraceptive use has substantial implications for women’s reproductive health, motivating research on the most effective approaches to minimize inequalities in access. When women prefer to limit or delay fert...

    Authors: Devon Kristiansen, Elizabeth Heger Boyle and Joseph Svec
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:171
  31. Unprotected sexual intercourse among the youth is common in Malawi. This has led to high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and unplanned pregnancies. The stud...

    Authors: Scholastica Eunice Jimu, Lorretta F. C. Ntoimo and Friday E. Okonofua
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:170
  32. Maternal healthcare utilization, particularly the institutional delivery, is disproportionately low in rural Ethiopia. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an integrated package of community-based...

    Authors: Mekdes Kondale Gurara, Veerle Draulans, Yves Jacquemyn and Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:169
  33. Preterm birth is a significant contributor to newborns morbidity and mortality. Despite the availability of highly effective and powerful interventions, the burden of preterm birth has not decreased. Given the...

    Authors: Addis Eyeberu, Addisu Alemu, Adera Debella and Ibsa Mussa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:168
  34. Many low- and-middle-income countries are disproportionately burdened by cervical cancer, resulting in high morbidity and mortality. HPV-DNA testing coupled with treatment with thermal ablation is a recommende...

    Authors: Mark Kabue, Cindy L. Gauvreau, Nemdia Daceney, Margaret Mary Bertram, Tracey Shissler, Veronica Reis, Mathurin Dodo, Ana Garces, Cecilia Llave, Blami Dao, Diwakar Mohan and Lisa Huang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:167
  35. Girls’ and women’s health as well as social and economic wellbeing are often negatively impacted by early childbearing. In many parts of Africa, adolescent girls who get pregnant often drop out of school, resu...

    Authors: Caroline W. Kabiru, Alister Munthali, Nathalie Sawadogo, Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Catherine Asego, Patrick G. Ilboudo, Anne M. Khisa, Grace Kimemia, Beatrice Maina, Jane Mangwana, Michelle Mbuthia, Ramatou Ouedraogo, Chrissie Thakwalakwa, David Wanambwa, Alexandra Tapsoba and Witness Olex Tapani Alfonso
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:166
  36. Decisions for how to resolve infertility are complex and may lead to regret. We examined whether couples and individuals who sought a consultation from a reproductive specialist for infertility later expressed...

    Authors: Rachel Cusatis, Colin Johnson, Katherine D. Schoyer, Shirng-Wern Tsaih, Joanna Balza, Jay Sandlow and Kathryn E. Flynn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:165
  37. Pregnancy and childbirth complications are the leading cause of death among girls aged 15–19 years globally, with low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) accounting for 99% of global maternal deaths of women ...

    Authors: Jimmy Patrick Alunyo, David Mukunya, Agnes Napyo, Joseph K. B. Matovu, David Okia, Wanume Benon, Francis Okello, Ally Hassan Tuwa, Daniel Wenani, Ambrose Okibure, Godfrey Omara and Peter Olupot-Olupot
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:163
  38. Persons with disabilities (PwDs) face barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services due to lack of knowledge and awareness, stigma and discrimination, and inadequate service provision. Th...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Kristin McBain-Rigg, Aduli E. O. Malau-Aduli and Theophilus I. Emeto
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:162
  39. Several studies have provided evidence about adverse pregnancy outcomes of nurses involved in occupational exposure. However, the pregnancy outcomes among nurses in middle-income countries are not well demonst...

    Authors: Zhaoqiang Jiang, Junfei Chen, Lingfang Feng, Mingying Jin, Shuang Liu, Lina Wang, Jing Wang, Changyan Yu, Jianhong Zhou, Yan Ye, Liangying Mei, Wenlan Yu, Xing Zhang and Jianlin Lou
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:161
  40. Authors: Amy Grossman, Ndola Prata, Natalie Williams, Bela Ganatra, Antonella Lavelanet, Laurence Läser, Chilanga Asmani, Hayfa Elamin, Leopold Ouedraogo, Md. Mahmudur Rahman, Musu Julie Conneh-Duworko, Bentoe Zoogley Tehoungue, Harriet Chanza, Henry Phiri, Bharat Bhattarai, Narayan Prasad Dhakal…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:160

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  41. Regarding psychosocial factors affecting sexual health and in most cultures, healthy and pleasurable sexual relations are valued in the family context, the present study aims to identify the psychosocial deter...

    Authors: Zahra Toghiani, Ashraf Kazemi and Mahbobeh Taebi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:159
  42. The availability of contraceptives, family planning guidelines, and Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials can increase access to family planning services. This study assessed the availabili...

    Authors: Dorcas Tom Obong and Patrick Oyibo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:158
  43. In Cambodia, stillbirths and their underlying factors have not been systematically studied. This study aimed to assess the proportion and trends in stillbirths between 2017 and 2020 in a large maternity referr...

    Authors: Aliki Christou, Jackline Mbishi, Mitsuaki Matsui, Lenka Beňová, Rattana Kim, Ayako Numazawa, Azusa Iwamoto, Sophearith Sokhan, Nary Ieng and Thérèse Delvaux
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:157
  44. The aim of the study is to investigate the proportion and clinical features of previous spontaneously ruptured ovarian endometrioma among women who underwent elective surgery for endometrioma.

    Authors: Zhiyue Gu, Xiaoyan Li, Yi Dai, Jinghua Shi, Yushi Wu, Chenyu Zhang, Qiutong Li, Hailan Yan and Jinhua Leng
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:156
  45. Since 2013, the World Health Organization has recommended that reproductive coercion (RC) and intimate partner violence (IPV) be addressed within reproductive health services and, in 2018, the Lancet Commissio...

    Authors: Erin Pearson, Jasmine Uysal, Jamie Menzel, Chi-Chi Undie, George Odwe, Wilson Liambila and Jay G. Silverman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:155
  46. Second-trimester abortions are less common than abortions in the first trimester, yet they disproportionately account for a higher burden of abortion-related mortality and morbidity worldwide. Health workers p...

    Authors: Emily McLean, Astrid Blystad, Alemnesh H. Mirkuzie and Ingrid Miljeteig
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:154
  47. Tanzania Health policy insists on the need to provide all women access to contraception despite HIV status. We used data from two HIV epidemiologic serological surveys carried out at different periods of ART p...

    Authors: Denna Mkwashapi, Jenny Renju, Michael Mahande, Alison Wringe, John Changalucha, Mark Urassa and Jim Todd
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:153
  48. Pre-existing diabetes mellitus (DM) is a challenging pregnancy complication as poor glycemic control is associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. In this study, we aimed to investigate DM-related kn...

    Authors: Kritat Pothongsangarun, Jiayu Li, Witthawat Naeowong, Chayanis Apirakviriya, Phanupong Phutrakool, Tunchanok Juntamongkol, Thita Sae-chueng, Kantasorn Horpratraporn, Unnop Jaisamrarn and Somsook Santibenchakul
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:152

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