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  1. The behavior of arterial blood pressure in postpartum of women with hypertension and pregnancy and the best treatment for very high blood pressure in this period still need evidence. The Cochrane systematic re...

    Authors: Carlos Noronha-Neto, Leila Katz, Isabela C Coutinho, Sabina B Maia, Alex Sandro Rolland Souza and Melania Maria Ramos Amorim
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:37
  2. Reproductive health and Family Planning (FP) services have been of global concern especially in developing countries where fertility rates are high. Traditionally FP services had always targeted females with l...

    Authors: Philip Baba Adongo, Placide Tapsoba, James F Phillips, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Alison Stone, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F Esantsi and Patricia Akweongo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:36
  3. Uptake of postpartum family planning (PPFP) remains low in sub-Saharan Africa and very little is known about how pregnant women arrive at their decisions to adopt PPFP. This information is needed to guide the ...

    Authors: Sebastian Eliason, Frank Baiden, Gloria Quansah-Asare, Yvonne Graham-Hayfron, Derek Bonsu, James Phillips and Kofi Awusabo-Asare
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:34
  4. Endometriosis is a chronic condition whose pathophysiology is unknown, but there is evidence suggesting a link with oxidative stress. Paraoxonase is a serum enzyme which circulates associated with high-density...

    Authors: Felipe Barca Bragatto, Caio Parente Barbosa, Denise Maria Christofolini, Carla Peluso, Aline Amaro dos Santos, Fernanda Abani Mafra, Viviane Cavalcanti, Sonia Hix and Bianca Bianco
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:32
  5. Unmet need for family planning in the Pacific is among the highest in the world. Better understanding of required investments and associated benefits of increased access to family planning in the Pacific may a...

    Authors: Elissa C Kennedy, Sean Mackesy-Buckley, Sumi Subramaniam, Andreas Demmke, Rufina Latu, Annette Sachs Robertson, Kabwea Tiban, Apisai Tokon and Stanley Luchters
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:30
  6. Uterine rupture is one of the most devastating complications of labour that exposes the mother and foetus to grave danger hence contributing to the high maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity in Uganda...

    Authors: Peter K Mukasa, Jerome Kabakyenga, Jude K Senkungu, Joseph Ngonzi, Monica Kyalimpa and Van J Roosmalen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:29
  7. Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome is one of the most severe forms of preeclampsia and aggravates both maternal and perinatal prognosis. The systematic review available in Co...

    Authors: Leila Katz, Melania Amorim, João P Souza, Samira M Haddad and José G Cecatti
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:28
  8. The role of male’s participation in reproductive healthcare is now well-recognized. The present study investigated the role of men in some selected reproductive health issues, characterizing their involvement,...

    Authors: Md Shahjahan, Shirin Jahan Mumu, Afsana Afroz, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Russell Kabir and Kapil Ahmed
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:27
  9. Female sexual dysfunction is a common condition that extremely affects reproductive health and quality of life. To assess this health condition, a valid and reliable questionnaire is required. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Raziyeh Maasoumi, Minoor Lamyian, Ali Montazeri, Seyed Ali Azin, Maria E. Aguilar-Vafaie and Ebrahim Hajizadeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:25
  10. This paper is a qualitative study of women’s well-being and reproductive health status among married women in mining communities in India. An exploratory qualitative research design was conducted using purposi...

    Authors: Melba Sheila D’Souza, Subrahmanya Nairy Karkada, Ganesha Somayaji and Ramesh Venkatesaperumal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:24
  11. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends using the partograph to follow labour and delivery, with the objective to improve health care and reduce maternal and foetal morbidity and death. The partograph c...

    Authors: Engida Yisma, Berhanu Dessalegn, Ayalew Astatkie and Nebreed Fesseha
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:23
  12. The practice and timing of routine antenatal visits for healthy pregnant women, introduced arbitrarily and without evidence of effectiveness, have become entrenched in obstetric practice over the last century....

    Authors: G Justus Hofmeyr and Ellen D Hodnett
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:20
  13. In 2001, the WHO Antenatal Care Trial (WHOACT) concluded that an antenatal care package of evidence-based screening, therapeutic interventions and education across four antenatal visits for low-risk women was ...

    Authors: Joshua P Vogel, Ndema Abu Habib, João Paulo Souza, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Therese Dowswell, Guillermo Carroli, Hassan S Baaqeel, Pisake Lumbiganon, Gilda Piaggio and Olufemi T Oladapo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:19
  14. In Pakistan, sexual practices outside marriage are proscribed by law. We aimed to assess the range and magnitude of non-marital sexual behaviours of urban men, focusing on men having sex with men.

    Authors: Ali M. Mir, Abdul Wajid, Stephen Pearson, Mumraiz Khan and Irfan Masood
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:22
  15. Unplanned pregnancy in women with SLE can have grave complications both for the child and the woman. We studied the prevalence of contraceptive counseling among women of reproductive age with SLE at a universi...

    Authors: Thannaporn Kittisiam, Yuthapong Werawatakul, Ratanavadee Nanagara and Orathai Wantha
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:21
  16. To date the IMSI procedure represents the only real-time and unstained method available to discard spermatozoa with ultrastructural defects. Several studies demonstrated that IMSI provides positive results in ...

    Authors: Roberto Marci, Fabien Murisier, Giuseppe Lo Monte, Ilaria Soave, Alain Chanson, Françoise Urner and Marc Germond
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:16
  17. Use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) continues to increase, yet little is known of the longer term health of ART conceived offspring. There are some adverse birth outcomes associated with ART concep...

    Authors: Cate Wilson, Karin Hammarberg, Fiona Bruinsma, Turi Berg, David Amor, Ann Sanson, Jane R Fisher and Jane Halliday
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:15
  18. The editor of Reproductive Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2012). Peer review is essential to the reliable communication of science and we appreciate ...

    Authors: José M Belizán
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:5
  19. Obstetric Fistula (OF) remains a major public health problem in areas where unattended obstructed labor is common and maternal mortality is high. Obstetric Fistula was able to be prevented, treated and eradica...

    Authors: Sibhatu Biadgilign, Yihunie Lakew, Ayalu A Reda and Kebede Deribe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:14
  20. To measure the incidence of maternal and early neonatal mortality in women who gave birth at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Kenya and describe clinical and other characteristics and circumstances...

    Authors: Faith Yego, Jennifer Stewart Williams, Julie Byles, Paul Nyongesa, Wilson Aruasa and Catherine D'Este
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:13
  21. Maternal mortality and morbidity are among the top public health priorities in Brazil, being quite high, especially among the most disadvantage women. A case control study was developed to identify risk factor...

    Authors: Ana Paula Pierre de Moraes, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Valeria Maria A Passos, Patricia S Golino, Janne E Costa and Marina X Vasconcelos
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:11
  22. Pakistan was among the leading countries in south Asia which started the family planning program in late 50s, forecasting the need to control the population. Despite this early intervention, fertility rate has...

    Authors: Amna Khan and Babar Tasneem Shaikh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:10
  23. Despite Malawi government’s policy to support women to deliver in health facilities with the assistance of skilled attendants, some women do not access this care.

    Authors: Lily Kumbani, Gunnar Bjune, Ellen Chirwa, Address Malata and Jon Øyvind Odland
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:9
  24. Delay in decision-making to use skilled care during pregnancy and childbirth is an important factor for maternal death in many developing countries. This paper examines how decisions for maternal care are made...

    Authors: Donmozoun Télesphore Somé, Issiaka Sombié and Nicolas Meda
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:8
  25. Antenatal corticosteroids administered to women at risk of preterm birth is an intervention which has been proved to reduce the risk of respiratory distress syndrome, intraventricular hemorrhage, and neonatal ...

    Authors: Alicia Aleman, Maria L Cafferata, Luz Gibbons, Fernando Althabe, Jose Ortiz, Xochitl Sandoval, Nicolás Padilla-Raygoza and José M Belizán
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:4
  26. Over the last three decades, cesarean section (CS) rates have been rising around the world despite no associated improvement in maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. The role of women’s preferences f...

    Authors: Nancy H Liu, Agustina Mazzoni, Nina Zamberlin, Mercedes Colomar, Olivia H Chang, Lila Arnaud, Fernando Althabe and José M Belizán
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:2
  27. Current methods for estimating maternal mortality lack precision, and are not suitable for monitoring progress in the short run. In addition, national maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) alone do not provide usef...

    Authors: Sennen Hounton, Luc De Bernis, Julia Hussein, Wendy J Graham, Isabella Danel, Peter Byass and Elizabeth M Mason
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:1
  28. Despite the vast literature examining disparities in medical care, little is known about racial/ethnic and mental health disparities in sexual health care. The objective of this study was to assess disparities...

    Authors: Meredith M D’Amore, Debbie M Cheng, Donald Allensworth-Davies, Jeffrey H Samet and Richard Saitz
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:35
  29. Male participation is a crucial component in the optimization of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services. This is especially so where prevention strategies to decrease Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) of H...

    Authors: John Ditekemena, Olivier Koole, Cyril Engmann, Richard Matendo, Antoinette Tshefu, Robert Ryder and Robert Colebunders
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:32
  30. On 17 November 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/66/170) designating 11 October as the first International Day of the Girl Child choosing ending child marriages as the theme...

    Authors: Joar Svanemyr, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Charlotte Sigurdson Christiansen and Michael Mbizvo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:31
  31. Malawi has a high perinatal mortality rate of 40 deaths per 1,000 births. To promote neonatal health, the Government of Malawi has identified essential health care packages for improving maternal and neonatal ...

    Authors: Lily C Kumbani, Ellen Chirwa, Address Malata, Jon Øyvind Odland and Gunnar Bjune
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:30
  32. Each year, more than 1 in 10 of the world’s babies are born preterm, resulting in 15 million babies born too soon. World Prematurity Day, November 17, is a global effort to raise awareness about prematurity. T...

    Authors: Mary V Kinney, Joy E Lawn, Christopher P Howson and José Belizan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:28
  33. Unmet need for family planning is responsible for 7.4 million disability-adjusted life years and 30% of the maternity-related disease burden. An estimated 35% of births are unintended and some 200 million coup...

    Authors: Abbey Byrne, Alison Morgan, Eliana Jimenez Soto and Zoe Dettrick
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:27
  34. Contraceptive use including short acting, long acting and permanent methods positively influence the socio-economic development of a nation by allowing families to space and limit their family size to their ec...

    Authors: Abulie Takele, Getu Degu and Mezgebu Yitayal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:26
  35. Home delivery in unhygienic environment is common in Nepal. This study aimed to identify whether practice of delivery is changing over time and to explore the factors contributing to women’s decision for choic...

    Authors: Saraswoti Kumari Shrestha, Bilkis Banu, Khursida Khanom, Liaquat Ali, Narbada Thapa, Babill Stray-Pedersen and Bhimsen Devkota
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:25
  36. Indonesia has high levels of biological need for infertility treatment, great sociological and psychological demand for children, and yet existing infertility services are underutilized. Access to adequate com...

    Authors: Linda Rae Bennett, Budi Wiweko, Aucky Hinting, IB Putra Adnyana and Mulyoto Pangestu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:24

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