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  1. Early first antenatal care visit is a critical health care service for the well-being of women and newborn babies. However, many women in Ethiopia still start their first antenatal care visit late. We aimed to...

    Authors: Asaye Alamneh, Achenef Asmamaw, Mehari Woldemariam, Chalachew Yenew, Getaneh Atikilt, Minwuyelet Andualem and Amare Mebrat
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:80
  2. Literature shows that women’s sexual autonomy, which refers to women’s capacity to refuse sex and ask a partner to use condom, has significant implications on the sexual and reproductive health outcomes and se...

    Authors: Richard Gyan Aboagye, Louis Kobina Dadzie, Francis Arthur-Holmes, Joshua Okyere, Ebenezer Agbaglo, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah and Abdul-Aziz Seidu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:79
  3. Early adulthood is a significant period for preventive depression management for a healthy pregnancy. However, previous public health initiatives have not yet emphasized preparation for a healthy pregnancy in ...

    Authors: Hae Won Kim, Jieun Kim and Saem Yi Kang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:75
  4. Vaccination is one of the most reliable interventions against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Although pregnant women’s attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination are well studied, husbands’ views toward COVID...

    Authors: Kotchakorn Pairat and Chadakarn Phaloprakarn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:74
  5. To date, only a few small studies have assessed the effects of major orthopedic traumas on the subsequent birth rate in fertile-aged woman. We assessed the incidences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and fractu...

    Authors: Matias Vaajala, Ilari Kuitunen, Lauri Nyrhi, Ville Ponkilainen, Maiju Kekki, Tuomas T. Huttunen and Ville M. Mattila
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:73
  6. To comprehensively evaluate the association of paternal smoking and preterm birth (PTB).

    Authors: Long Wang, Yuzhi Deng, Ying Yang, Fangchao Liu, Qin Xu, Zuoqi Peng, Yuan He, Yuanyuan Wang, Jihong Xu, Hongguang Zhang, Ya Zhang, Qiaomei Wang, Haiping Shen, Yiping Zhang, Donghai Yan and Xu Ma
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:72
  7. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is quite prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, and has been proposed to increase the risk of depression. There is only a prior study assessing antenatal depression ...

    Authors: Sa’dia Tasnim, Farzana Mahzabin Auny, Yasseer Hassan, Robana Yesmin, Ismat Ara, Mohammad Sarif Mohiuddin, Mark Mohan Kaggwa, David Gozal and Mohammed A. Mamun
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:71
  8. Gynaecological cancers are among the most prevalent cancers worldwide, with profound effects on the lives of women and their families. In this critical review, we explore the impacts of these cancers on qualit...

    Authors: Belinda Rina Marie Spagnoletti, Linda Rae Bennett, Christina Keenan, Suman Surendra Shetty, Lenore Manderson, Barbara McPake and Siswanto Agus Wilopo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:70
  9. Mistreatment of women during facility-based childbirth has become a significant public health issue globally and is gaining worldwide attention. This systematic review of quantitative studies aimed to estimate...

    Authors: Arein Awad, Aisha Shalash and Niveen M. E. Abu-Rmeileh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:68
  10. In 2019, Burkina Faso was one of the first countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to introduce a free family planning (FP) policy. This process evaluation aims to identify obstacles and facilitators to its implementa...

    Authors: Lalique Browne, Sarah Cooper, Cheick Tiendrebeogo, Frank Bicaba, Alice Bila, Abel Bicaba and Thomas Druetz
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:67
  11. It was been agreed that significantly elevated progesterone level on the hCG trigger day have detrimental effect on clinical outcomes in IVF/ICSI cycles. However, few studies explored whether slightly elevated...

    Authors: Jing Zhao, Jie Hao, Bin Xu, Yonggang Wang and Yanping Li
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:66
  12. There is a paucity of literature on the effectiveness of drama or documentary films in changing knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and behavior of people towards family planning. This study aimed to compare and as...

    Authors: Vincent Mubangizi, Jane Plastow, Florence Nakaggwa, Haven Nahabwe, Sylvia Natukunda, Fiona Atim, Brenda Mawere, Matthew Laughton, Ingrid Muller, Judith Owokuhaisa, Sabine Coates, Isabella Chambers, Clare Goodhart and Merlin Willcox
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:65
  13. Postpartum hemorrhage or postpartum bleeding (PPH) is often defined as loss of > 500 ml of blood after vaginal delivery or > 1000 ml after cesarean delivery within 24 h. Postpartum hemorrhage is a leading dire...

    Authors: Jemberu Nigussie, Bekahegn Girma, Alemayehu Molla, Takla Tamir and Ruth Tilahun
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:63
  14. Optimal antenatal care (ANC4+) needs to be used throughout pregnancy to reduce pregnancy complications and maternal mortality. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends eight ANC contacts, while Ethiopia ...

    Authors: Delelegn Emwodew Yehualashet, Binyam Tariku Seboka, Getanew Aschalew Tesfa, Tizalegn Tesfaye Mamo and Elias Seid
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:61
  15. Female genital mutilation is procedure involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for cultural or non-therapeutic reasons. Despite of global concerns, awareness, and campaigns, the pre...

    Authors: Tesfaye Abera Gudeta, Tilahun Mekonnen Regassa and Lalisa Chewaka Gamtessa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:60
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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