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  1. Content type: Research

    Making high-quality health care available to all women during pregnancy is a critical strategy for improving perinatal outcomes for mothers and babies everywhere. Research from high-income countries suggests t...

    Authors: R. Rima Jolivet, Bella Vasant Uttekar, Meaghan O’Connor, Kanchan Lakhwani, Jigyasa Sharma and Mary Nell Wegner

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:57

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  2. Content type: Research

    Physician well-being impacts both doctors and patients. In light of high rates of physician burnout, enhancing resilience is a priority. To inform effective interventions, educators need to understand how resi...

    Authors: Abigail Ford Winkel, Anne West Honart, Annie Robinson, Aubrie-Ann Jones and Allison Squires

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:53

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  3. Content type: Research

    Adolescents living with HIV face challenges, such as disclosure of HIV status, adherence to antiretroviral therapy, mental health, and sexual and reproductive health (SRH). These challenges affect their future...

    Authors: Sumiyo Okawa, Sylvia Mwanza-Kabaghe, Mwiya Mwiya, Kimiyo Kikuchi, Masamine Jimba, Chipepo Kankasa and Naoko Ishikawa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:55

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  4. Content type: Research

    We assessed whether adding the biomarkers Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein-A (PAPP-A) and Placental Growth Factor (PlGF) to maternal clinical characteristics improved the prediction of a previously develope...

    Authors: Edward Antwi, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Joyce L. Browne, Peter C. Schielen, Kwadwo A. Koram, Irene A. Agyepong and Diederick E. Grobbee

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:56

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  5. Content type: Research

    The disrespect and abuse of women during the process of childbirth is an emergent and global problem and only few studies have investigated this worrying issue. The objective of the present study was to descri...

    Authors: Marilia Arndt Mesenburg, Cesar Gomes Victora, Suzzane Jacob Serruya, Rodolfo Ponce de León, Andrea Homsi Damaso, Marlos Rodrigues Domingues and Mariangela Freitas da Silveira

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:54

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  6. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], it came to the authors’ attention that there is a typo in the Results section.

    Authors: Ona McCarthy, Irrfan Ahamed, Firuza Kulaeva, Ravshan Tokhirov, Salokhiddin Saibov, Marieka Vandewiele, Sarah Standaert, Baptiste Leurent, Phil Edwards, Melissa Palmer and Caroline Free

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:52

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2018 15:28

  7. Content type: Research

    South Sudan has one of the worst health and maternal health situations in the world. Across South Sudan, while maternal health services at the primary care level are not well developed, even where they exist, ...

    Authors: Sumit Kane, Matilda Rial, Maryse Kok, Anthony Matere, Marjolein Dieleman and Jacqueline E. W. Broerse

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:51

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  8. Content type: Research

    Non-consensual sex (NCS) among young people, an important subject with public health and human rights implications, was less studied in China. This study is to investigate the NCS awareness and victimization o...

    Authors: Xiayun Zuo, Chaohua Lou, Ersheng Gao, Qiguo Lian and Iqbal H. Shah

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:49

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    A variety of different approaches to measuring contraceptive use have been used or proposed, either to assess current use or adherence over time, using subjective or objective measures. This paper reports an o...

    Authors: Chris Smith, Phil Edwards and Caroline Free

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:50

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  10. Content type: Research

    Iron deficiency remains a prevalent adolescent health problem in low income countries. Iron supplementation is recommended but improvement of iron status requires good adherence.

    Authors: Adélaïde Compaoré, Sabine Gies, Bernard Brabin, Halidou Tinto and Loretta Brabin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:48

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  11. Content type: Research

    Preterm birth is the leading cause of child mortality under 5 years of age. Temporal trends in preterm birth rates are highly heterogeneous among countries and little information exists for China. To address t...

    Authors: Changchang Li, Zhijiang Liang, Michael S. Bloom, Qiong Wang, Xiaoting Shen, Huanhuan Zhang, Suhan Wang, Weiqing Chen, Yan Lin, Qingguo Zhao and Cunrui Huang

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:47

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Psychological health is related to the management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and is an essential component of self-efficacy and enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Need assessment and plans to improve the p...

    Authors: Fatemeh ZareMobini, Ashraf Kazemi and Ziba Farajzadegan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:46

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  13. Content type: Research

    A prolonged and complicated second stage of labour is associated with serious perinatal complications. The Odon device is an innovation intended to perform instrumental vaginal delivery presently under develop...

    Authors: Javier A. Schvartzman, Hugo Krupitzki, Mario Merialdi, Ana Pilar Betrán, Jennifer Requejo, My Huong Nguyen, Effy Vayena, Angel E. Fiorillo, Enrique C. Gadow, Francisco M. Vizcaino, Felicitas von Petery, Victoria Marroquin, María Luisa Cafferata, Agustina Mazzoni, Valerie Vannevel, Robert C. Pattinson…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:45

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  14. Content type: Research

    Religious leaders are one of the key actors in the issue of female genital cutting (FGC) due to the influential position they have in the community and the frequent association of FGC with the religion. This s...

    Authors: Hamdia M. Ahmed, Mosleh S. Kareem, Nazar P. Shabila and Barzhang Q. Mzori

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:44

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  15. Content type: Research

    Family planning is key for reducing unintended pregnancies and their health consequences and is also associated with improvements in economic outcomes. Our objective was to identify groups of sexually active w...

    Authors: Fernanda Ewerling, Cesar G. Victora, Anita Raj, Carolina V. N. Coll, Franciele Hellwig and Aluisio J. D. Barros

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:42

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  16. Content type: Research

    Lack of respectful maternity care (RMC) is increasingly recognized as a human rights issue and a key deterrent to women seeking facility-based deliveries. Ensuring facility-based RMC is essential for improving...

    Authors: M. M. Dynes, E. Twentyman, L. Kelly, G. Maro, A. A. Msuya, S. Dominico, P. Chaote, R. Rusibamayila and F. Serbanescu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:41

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  17. Content type: Research

    Women’s access to abortion care is often denied or hampered due to a range of barriers, many of which are rooted in abortion stigma. Abortion values clarification and attitude transformation (VCAT) workshops a...

    Authors: Katherine L. Turner, Erin Pearson, Allison George and Kathryn L. Andersen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:40

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    In-country research capacity is key to creating improvements in local implementation of health programs and can help prioritize health issues in a landscape of limited funding. Research prioritization has show...

    Authors: Moazzam Ali, Madeline Farron, Leopold Ouedraogo, Ramez Khairi Mahaini, Kelsey Miller and Rita Kabra

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:39

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  19. Content type: Research

    HIV status disclosure to male partners is important for optimal outcomes in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Depending on timing of HIV diagnosis or pregnancy status, readiness to...

    Authors: Angela Odiachi, Salome Erekaha, Llewellyn J. Cornelius, Christopher Isah, Habib O. Ramadhani, Laura Rapoport and Nadia A. Sam-Agudu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:36

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  20. Content type: Research

    Daysy is a fertility monitor that uses the fertility awareness method by tracking and analyzing the individual menstrual cycle. In addition, Daysy can be connected to the application DaysyView to transfer stor...

    Authors: Martin C. Koch, Johannes Lermann, Niels van de Roemer, Simone K. Renner, Stefanie Burghaus, Janina Hackl, Ralf Dittrich, Sven Kehl, Patricia G. Oppelt, Thomas Hildebrandt, Caroline C. Hack, Uwe G. Pöhls, Stefan P. Renner and Falk C. Thiel

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:37

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  21. Content type: Research

    The sex composition of existing children has been shown to influence childbearing decision-making and behaviors of women and couples. One aspect of this influence is the preference for sons. In India, where so...

    Authors: Sowmya Rajan, Priya Nanda, Lisa M. Calhoun and Ilene S. Speizer

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:35

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  22. Content type: Research

    Public funding for fertility services within the United Kingdom is limited, and therefore, strict guidance exists regarding who can be offered treatment under the National Health Service (NHS). Body mass index...

    Authors: Prasanna Raj Supramaniam, Monica Mittal, Enda McVeigh and Lee Nai Lim

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:34

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  23. Content type: Research

    Phthalates, a class of endocrine disruptors, have been demonstrated to accelerate loss of ovarian follicle pool via disrupting folliculogenesis, and lead to diminished ovarian reserve. However, human data are ...

    Authors: Yao-Yao Du, Na Guo, Yi-Xin Wang, Xiang Hua, Tao-Ran Deng, Xue-Mei Teng, Yang-Cheng Yao and Yu-Feng Li

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:33

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  24. Content type: Research

    The paucity of human resources for health buoyed by excessive workloads has been identified as being responsible for poor quality obstetric care, which leads to high maternal mortality in Nigeria. While there ...

    Authors: Friday Okonofua, Lorretta Ntoimo, Rosemary Ogu, Hadiza Galadanci, Rukiyat Abdus-salam, Mohammed Gana, Ola Okike, Kingsley Agholor, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola and Abdullahi Randawa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:32

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  25. Content type: Research

    In Sierra Leone, 34% of pregnancies and 40% of maternal deaths are in the adolescent population. Risks are known to be higher for younger adolescents, this being borne out by a household survey in Eastern Free...

    Authors: Lucy November and Jane Sandall

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:31

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  26. Content type: Research

    Female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C, herein FGM) is a widespread and harmful practice. The Government developed a national campaign in Sudan, called Saleema, to change social norms discouraging FGM. S...

    Authors: Andrea C. Johnson, W. Douglas Evans, Nicole Barrett, Howida Badri, Tamador Abdalla and Cody Donahue

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:30

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  27. Content type: Research

    Screening services for cervical pre-cancerous lesions is currently available for all women aged 30–49 years at public hospitals in Ethiopia. Though women’s knowledge and their attitude are determinants for the...

    Authors: Alehegn Bishaw Geremew, Abebaw Addis Gelagay and Telake Azale

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:29

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  28. Content type: Research

    Unintended pregnancy is associated with poorer health outcomes for women and their families. In Tajikistan, around 26% of married 15–24 year old women have an unmet need for contraception. There is some eviden...

    Authors: Ona McCarthy, Irrfan Ahamed, Firuza Kulaeva, Ravshan Tokhirov, Salokhiddin Saibov, Marieka Vandewiele, Sarah Standaert, Baptiste Leurent, Phil Edwards, Melissa Palmer and Caroline Free

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:28

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2018 15:52

  29. Content type: Research

    Occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is an authority with limited resources. Therefore, research conducted in such a setting should be prioritized and coordinated to follow a national research agenda. This stu...

    Authors: Niveen M. E. Abu-Rmeileh, Rula Ghandour, Marina Tucktuck and Mohammad Obiedallah

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:27

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  30. Content type: Research

    Gamete and embryo donors undergo genetic screening procedures in order to maximise the health of donor-conceived offspring. In the era of genomic medicine, expanded genetic screening may be offered to donors f...

    Authors: David J. Amor, Annabelle Kerr, Nandini Somanathan, Alison McEwen, Marianne Tome, Jan Hodgson and Sharon Lewis

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:26

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  31. Content type: Research

    In 2011, family planning (FP) services were integrated at Martin Preuss Centre (MPC), in urban Lilongwe, Malawi. To date, no previous study evaluated pregnancy rates among HIV-positive women after the integrat...

    Authors: Hannock Tweya, Caryl Feldacker, Salem Gugsa and Sam Phiri

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:25

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  32. Content type: Research

    Adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH), problems such as unplanned pregnancies are complex and multifactorial, thus requiring multifaceted prevention interventions. Evaluating the impact of such inter...

    Authors: Kathya Cordova-Pozo, Andrea J. Hoopes, Freddy Cordova, Bernardo Vega, Zoyla Segura and Arnold Hagens

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:24

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  33. Content type: Research

    Adolescents in South Africa remain vulnerable to HIV. Therefore, it is crucial to provide accessible adolescent-friendly HIV prevention interventions that are sensitive to their needs. This study aimed to inve...

    Authors: Mamakiri Mulaudzi, Busisiwe Nkala Dlamini, Jenny Coetzee, Kathleen Sikkema, Glenda Gray and Janan Janine Dietrich

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:21

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  34. Content type: Review

    Several studies have identified how mistreatment during labour and childbirth can act as a barrier to the use of health facilities. Despite general agreement that respectful maternity care (RMC) is a fundament...

    Authors: Soo Downe, Theresa A. Lawrie, Kenny Finlayson and Olufemi T. Oladapo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:23

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Although shift works is a certain treat for female reproductive health, but currently, there is no standardized instrument for measuring reproductive health among female shift workers. This study aims to devel...

    Authors: Maryam Nikpour, Aram Tirgar, Abbas Ebadi, Fatemeh Ghaffari, Mojgan Firouzbakht and Mahmod Hajiahmadi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:22

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  36. Content type: Commentary

    The health of women and children are critical for global development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescent’s Health 2016–2030 aim to re...

    Authors: A. C. Moran, A. B. Moller, D. Chou, A. Morgan, S. El Arifeen, C. Hanson, L. Say, T. Diaz, I. Askew and A. Costello

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:19

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Maternal sepsis is the underlying cause of 11% of all maternal deaths and a significant contributor to many deaths attributed to other underlying conditions. The effective prevention, early identification and ...

    Authors: Mercedes Bonet, Joao Paulo Souza, Edgardo Abalos, Bukola Fawole, Marian Knight, Seni Kouanda, Pisake Lumbiganon, Ashraf Nabhan, Ruta Nadisauskiene, Vanessa Brizuela and A. Metin Gülmezoglu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:16

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  38. Content type: Commentary

    We thank Bijlmakers et al. for their interest in our article, “A never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception, and what we must do to make full use of it”, and are g...

    Authors: Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Marina Plesons, Emily Sullivan, Lianne Gonsalves and Lale Say

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:17

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  39. Content type: Commentary

    The recent commentary article in this journal by Chandra-Mouli et al. speaks of a never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception. We endorse the positive ‘can-do’ tone...

    Authors: Leon Bijlmakers, Billie de Haas and Anny Peters

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:18

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  40. Content type: Research

    Making use of good, evidence based routines, for management of normal childbirth is essential to ensure quality of care and prevent, identify and manage complications if they occur. Two essential routine care ...

    Authors: Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Richard Forget Kiritta, Tarek Meguid and Johanne Sundby

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:14

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  41. Content type: Research

    Adolescents have significant sexual and reproductive health needs. However, complex legal frameworks, and social attitudes about adolescent sexuality, including the values of healthcare providers, govern adole...

    Authors: Alex Müller, Sarah Spencer, Talia Meer and Kristen Daskilewicz

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:12

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  42. Content type: Research

    To consider the thoughts and actions of healthcare personnel in situations when an adverse prenatal diagnosis must be communicated, including appropriate strategies and skills to respond to information needs a...

    Authors: José Atienza-Carrasco, Manuel Linares-Abad, María Padilla-Ruiz and Isabel María Morales-Gil

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:11

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  43. Content type: Research

    Integration of family planning counselling and method provision into safe abortion services is a key component of quality abortion care. Numerous barriers to post-abortion family planning (PAFP) uptake exist. ...

    Authors: Susy Wendot, Rachel H. Scott, Inviolata Nafula, Isaac Theuri, Edward Ikiugu and Katharine Footman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:10

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  44. Content type: Research

    Despite global gains, women in hard-to-reach areas are at a relatively higher risk of death and disability related to childbirth. Traditional methods of measuring satisfaction may mask negative experiences (su...

    Authors: Emily Peca and John Sandberg

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:9

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  45. Content type: Research

    Over the last two decades, facility-based childbirths in Tanzania have only minimally increased by 10% partly because of healthcare providers’ disrespect and abuse (D&A) of women during childbirth. Although nu...

    Authors: Kana Shimoda, Shigeko Horiuchi, Sebalda Leshabari and Yoko Shimpuku

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:8

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