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  1. Despite global improvements in maternal and newborn health (MNH), maternal, fetal and newborn mortality rates in Pakistan remain stagnant. Using data from the Global Network’s Maternal Newborn Health Registry ...

    Authors: Omrana Pasha, Sarah Saleem, Sumera Ali, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Ana Garces, Fabian Esamai, Archana Patel, Elwyn Chomba, Fernando Althabe, Janet L Moore, Margo Harrison, Mabel B Berrueta, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Patricia L Hibberd, Waldemar A Carlo…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S15

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

  2. Skilled birth attendance and institutional delivery have been advocated for reducing maternal, perinatal and neonatal mortality (PMR and NMR). India has successfully implemented various strategies to promote s...

    Authors: Shivaprasad S Goudar, Norman Goco, Manjunath S Somannavar, Sunil S Vernekar, Ashalata A Mallapur, Janet L Moore, Dennis D Wallace, Nancy L Sloan, Archana Patel, Patricia L Hibberd, Marion Koso-Thomas, Elizabeth M McClure and Robert L Goldenberg
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S13

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

  3. The Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research is one of the largest international networks for testing and generating evidence-based recommendations for improvement of maternal-child health in ...

    Authors: Sherri Bucher, Irene Marete, Constance Tenge, Edward A Liechty, Fabian Esamai, Archana Patel, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Bhalchandra Kodkany, Ana Garces, Elwyn Chomba, Fernando Althabe, Mabel Barreuta, Omrana Pasha, Patricia Hibberd, Richard J Derman, Kevin Otieno…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S12

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

  4. Early initiation of breastfeeding after birth and exclusive breastfeeding through six months of age confers many health benefits for infants; both are crucial high impact, low-cost interventions. However, dete...

    Authors: Archana Patel, Sherri Bucher, Yamini Pusdekar, Fabian Esamai, Nancy F Krebs, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Elwyn Chomba, Ana Garces, Omrana Pasha, Sarah Saleem, Bhalachandra S Kodkany, Edward A Liechty, Bhala Kodkany, Richard J Derman, Waldemar A Carlo, K Michael Hambidge…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S10

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

  5. This population-based study sought to quantify maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries associated with obstructed labor, prolonged labor and failure to progres...

    Authors: Margo S Harrison, Sumera Ali, Omrana Pasha, Sarah Saleem, Fernando Althabe, Mabel Berrueta, Agustina Mazzoni, Elwyn Chomba, Waldemar A Carlo, Ana Garces, Nancy F Krebs, K Michael Hambidge, Shivaprasad S Goudar, SM Dhaded, Bhala Kodkany, Richard J Derman…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

  6. Stillbirth rates remain nearly ten times higher in low-middle income countries (LMIC) than high income countries. In LMIC, where nearly 98% of stillbirths worldwide occur, few population-based studies have doc...

    Authors: Elizabeth M McClure, Sarah Saleem, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Janet L Moore, Ana Garces, Fabian Esamai, Archana Patel, Elwyn Chomba, Fernando Althabe, Omrana Pasha, Bhalachandra S Kodkany, Carl L Bose, Mabel Berreuta, Edward A Liechty, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

  7. Because large, prospective, population-based data sets describing maternal outcomes are typically not available in low- and middle-income countries, it is difficult to monitor maternal mortality rates over tim...

    Authors: Melissa Bauserman, Adrien Lokangaka, Vanessa Thorsten, Antoinette Tshefu, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Fabian Esamai, Ana Garces, Sarah Saleem, Omrana Pasha, Archana Patel, Albert Manasyan, Mabel Berrueta, Bhala Kodkany, Elwyn Chomba, Edward A Liechty, K Michael Hambidge…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

  8. To describe quantitative data quality monitoring and performance metrics adopted by the Global Network’s (GN) Maternal Newborn Health Registry (MNHR), a maternal and perinatal population-based registry (MPPBR)...

    Authors: Shivaprasad S Goudar, Kristen B Stolka, Marion Koso-Thomas, Narayan V Honnungar, Shivanand C Mastiholi, Umesh Y Ramadurg, Sangappa M Dhaded, Omrana Pasha, Archana Patel, Fabian Esamai, Elwyn Chomba, Ana Garces, Fernando Althabe, Waldemar A Carlo, Robert L Goldenberg, Patricia L Hibberd…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

  9. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development created and continues to support the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research, a partnership between research institutions in the U...

    Authors: Robert L. Goldenberg, Elizabeth M. McClure, Carl L. Bose, Alan H. Jobe and José M Belizán
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:54
  10. Women living with HIV/AIDS, in particular, have been positioned as a latent source of infection, and have captivated culpability and blame leading to a highly stigmatised and discriminated life. Despite the si...

    Authors: Vikas Paudel and Kedar P Baral
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:53
  11. In patients treated with IVF, the incidence of poor ovarian response (POR) after ovarian stimulation varies from 9 to 25 %. However, at present, there are no clear guidelines for treating these poor responders...

    Authors: Philippe Merviel, Rosalie Cabry-Goubet, Emmanuelle Lourdel, Aviva Devaux, Naima Belhadri-Mansouri, Henri Copin and Moncef Benkhalifa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:52
  12. Induced abortion has been legal in India on a broad range of medical and social grounds since 1980s. Often, induced abortion is resorted to as a means for contraception, and has a potential to be misused for s...

    Authors: Shashi Kant, Rahul Srivastava, Sanjay Kumar Rai, Puneet Misra, Lena Charlette and Chandrakant S. Pandav
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:51
  13. Most complications during labour and childbirth could be averted with timely interventions by skilled healthcare providers. Yet, the quality and outcomes of childbirth care remains suboptimal in many health fa...

    Authors: Meghan A Bohren, Olufemi T Oladapo, Özge Tunçalp, Melanie Wendland, Joshua P Vogel, Mari Tikkanen, Bukola Fawole, Kidza Mugerwa, João Paulo Souza, Rajiv Bahl and A. Metin Gülmezoglu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:50
  14. The partograph is currently the main tool available to support decision-making of health professionals during labour. However, the rate of appropriate use of the partograph is disappointingly low. Apart from l...

    Authors: João Paulo Souza, Olufemi T Oladapo, Meghan A Bohren, Kidza Mugerwa, Bukola Fawole, Leonardo Moscovici, Domingos Alves, Gleici Perdona, Livia Oliveira-Ciabati, Joshua P Vogel, Özge Tunçalp, Jim Zhang, Justus Hofmeyr, Rajiv Bahl and A Metin Gülmezoglu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:49
  15. As most pregnancy-related deaths and morbidities are clustered around the time of childbirth, quality of care during this period is critical to the survival of pregnant women and their babies. Despite the wide...

    Authors: Olufemi T Oladapo, João Paulo Souza, Meghan A Bohren, Özge Tunçalp, Joshua P Vogel, Bukola Fawole, Kidza Mugerwa and A Metin Gülmezoglu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:48
  16. Gender-based violence is a natural outgrowth of the stigma and discrimination experienced by commercial sex workers (CSWs) across the globe. In light of this, the current study aimed to describe the prevalence...

    Authors: Mussie Alemayehu, Gebregizabeher Yohannes, Ashenafi Damte, Atsede Fantahun, Kahsu Gebrekirstos, Resom Tsegay, Adina Goldberger and Henock Yebyo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:47
  17. To compare the expression of receptivity markers in epithelial and stromal cells in the endometrium of ovulatory women and infertile with hypothalamic pituitary dysfunction (HPD), untreated or treated with clo...

    Authors: Francisco J. Valdez-Morales, Armando Gamboa-Domínguez, Victor S. Vital-Reyes, Juan C. Hinojosa Cruz, Jesús Chimal-Monroy, Yanira Franco-Murillo and Marco Cerbón
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:45
  18. Unacceptably high maternal mortality rates remain a challenge in developing countries such as Tanzania. Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness is among the key interventions that can reduce maternal mor...

    Authors: Deogratius Bintabara, Mohamed A. Mohamed, Janneth Mghamba, Peter Wasswa and Rose N.M Mpembeni
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:44
  19. The evidence regarding oral contraceptives and its effectiveness with concomitant ingestion of antibiotics is conflicting. Until evidence becomes clearer, patients should be aware of this possible interaction....

    Authors: Kathryn Hoffmann, Aaron George, Lukas Heschl, Anna Katharina Leifheit and Manfred Maier
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:43
  20. Unmet need for family planning is a major problem of developing countries. Evidences about unmet need for family planning and associated factors are not enough in Dangila town. Therefore, this study was done t...

    Authors: Ewnetu Genet, Gedefaw Abeje and Tadese Ejigu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:42
  21. Maternal mortality, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and child survival are closely linked. This study contributes evidence on the impact of maternal death on children’s risk of dying in an HIV-endemic population in rur...

    Authors: Brian Houle, Samuel J Clark, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman and Alicia Ely Yamin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  22. The consequences of maternal mortality on orphaned children and the family members who support them are dramatic, especially in countries that have high maternal mortality like Ethiopia. As part of a four coun...

    Authors: Mitike Molla, Israel Mitiku, Alemayehu Worku and Alicia Ely Yamin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  23. Maternal mortality in South Africa is high and a cause for concern especially because the bulk of deaths from maternal causes are preventable. One of the proposed reasons for persistently high maternal mortali...

    Authors: Lucia Knight and Alicia Ely Yamin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  24. Maternal mortality remains the leading cause of death and disability for reproductive-age women in resource-poor countries. The impact of a mother’s death on child outcomes is likely severe but has not been we...

    Authors: Corrina Moucheraud, Alemayehu Worku, Mitike Molla, Jocelyn E Finlay, Jennifer Leaning and Alicia Ely Yamin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  25. This study explores the consequences of a maternal death to households in rural Western Kenya focusing particularly on the immediate financial and economic impacts.

    Authors: Aslihan Kes, Sheila Ogwang, Rohini Prabha Pande, Zayid Douglas, Robinson Karuga, Frank O Odhiambo, Kayla Laserson and Kathleen Schaffer
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 1):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  26. This study analyzes the consequences of maternal death to households in Western Kenya, specifically, neonatal and infant survival, childcare and schooling, disruption of daily household activities, the emotion...

    Authors: Rohini Prabha Pande, Sheila Ogwang, Robinson Karuga, Radha Rajan, Aslihan Kes, Frank O Odhiambo, Kayla Laserson and Kathleen Schaffer
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  27. Maternal mortality, although largely preventable, remains unacceptably high in developing countries such as Malawi and creates a number of intergenerational impacts. Few studies have investigated the far-reach...

    Authors: Junior Bazile, Jonas Rigodon, Leslie Berman, Vanessa M Boulanger, Emily Maistrellis, Pilira Kausiwa and Alicia Ely Yamin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 1):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  28. Universal access to reproductive health services entails strengthening health systems, but requires significant resource commitments as well as efficient and effective use of those resources. A number of inter...

    Authors: Estelle M Sidze, Erik Beekink and Beatrice W Maina
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:39
  29. We report a successful ongoing pregnancy obtained in a case of total globozoospermia after intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) with oocyte activation. The first semen analysis on i...

    Authors: Bogdan Doroftei, Mihaela Zlei, Gabriela Simionescu, Radu Maftei, Simona Cumpata and Geraldine Emerson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:38
  30. Youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health (YFSRH) services for young people have high priority in many countries. Yet, little is known about the actual cost of delivering YFSRH services. This article analy...

    Authors: Jari Kempers
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:37
  31. Previous studies in developing countries suggest that a husband plays an influential role in a woman’s contraceptive use. The influence of a husband/partner’s healthcare decision making power on a woman’s inte...

    Authors: Ramos Mboane and Madhav P Bhatta
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:36
  32. Adolescents are frequently reluctant to seek sexual and reproductive health services (SRH). In Uganda, adolescent health and development is constrained by translation of the relevant policies to practice. Rece...

    Authors: Lynn M Atuyambe, Simon P S Kibira, Justine Bukenya, Christine Muhumuza, Rebecca R Apolot and Edgar Mulogo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:35
  33. According to the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey, 90.1% of mothers do not deliver in health facilities, with 29.5% citing non-customary service as causative. A low level of skilled attendance at b...

    Authors: Anteneh Asefa and Delayehu Bekele
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:33
  34. Contraceptive uptake in Ghana, especially in the Ashanti region remains low. This may be partly due to products’ characteristics and choice which are influenced by attribute utility trade-offs by consumers in ...

    Authors: Peter Agyei-Baffour, Mary Yaa Boahemaa and Ernestine A Addy
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:32
  35. Maternal mortality is persistently high in Uganda. Access to quality emergency obstetrics care (EmOC) is fundamental to reducing maternal and newborn deaths and is a possible way of achieving the target of the...

    Authors: Calistus Wilunda, Koyejo Oyerinde, Giovanni Putoto, Peter Lochoro, Giovanni Dall’Oglio, Fabio Manenti, Giulia Segafredo, Andrea Atzori, Bart Criel, Alessio Panza and Gianluca Quaglio
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:30
  36. This paper presents results of baseline data on the determinants of contraceptive use in 7 districts in northern Ghana where there is an ongoing integrated primary health care systems strengthening projectknow...

    Authors: Fabian Sebastian Achana, Ayaga A Bawah, Elizabeth F Jackson, Paul Welaga, Timothy Awine, Eric Asuo-Mante, Abraham Oduro, John Koku Awoonor-Williams and James F Phillips
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:29
  37. To assess the effectiveness and safety of task shifting for the delivery of injectable contraceptives, contraceptive implants, intrauterine devices (IUDs), tubal ligation and vasectomy in low- and middle-incom...

    Authors: Stephanie Polus, Simon Lewin, Claire Glenton, Priya M Lerberg, Eva Rehfuess and A Metin Gülmezoglu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:27
  38. Women with postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in developing countries often present in critical condition when treatment might be insufficient to save lives. Few studies have shown that application of non-pneumatic ...

    Authors: Cynthia Pileggi-Castro, Vicky Nogueira-Pileggi, Özge Tunçalp, Olufemi Taiwo Oladapo, Joshua Peter Vogel and João Paulo Souza
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:28
  39. Although Pakistan was one of the first countries in Asia to launch national family planning programs, current modern contraceptive use stands at only 26% with a method mix skewed toward short-acting and perman...

    Authors: Syed Khurram Azmat, Moazzam Ali, Muhammad Ishaque, Ghulam Mustafa, Waqas Hameed, Omar Farooq Khan, Ghazunfer Abbas, Marleen Temmerman and Erik Munroe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:25
  40. Menarche, the onset of menstruation is a fundamental part of a girl’s transition from childhood to adolescence. Studies show that girls in many countries experience menarche with insufficient information and s...

    Authors: Marni Sommer, Carla Sutherland and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:24
  41. Severe obstetric complications have potential negative impact on the family and household of the survivors, with potential negative effects during (and in the aftermath of) the traumatic obstetric events. The ...

    Authors: Scovia N Mbalinda, Annettee Nakimuli, Sarah Nakubulwa, Othman Kakaire, Michael O Osinde, Nelson Kakande and Dan K Kaye
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:23
  42. The editors 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 11 (2014). The journal has grown 63% in submissions an...

    Authors: José M Belizán and Sunni Mumford
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:8
  43. Despite the change in legal status of abortion in South Africa in 1996, barriers to access remain. Stigma associated with abortion provision and care, privacy concerns, and negative provider attitudes often di...

    Authors: Jane Harries, Caitlin Gerdts, Mariette Momberg and Diana Greene Foster
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:21

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