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  1. Male partner’s approval is a key determinant of contraceptive use for women living in Sub-Saharan Africa and improving men’s support and couple communication is a cornerstone of family planning programs. Howev...

    Authors: Julie H. Hernandez, Saleh Babazadeh, Philip A. Anglewicz and Pierre Z. Akilimali
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:6
  2. A Near Miss Mother (NMM) who survives life-threatening conditions, experiences intense physical, emotional, and psychological consequences following the maternal near-miss (MNM) events. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Sedigheh Abdollahpour, Abbas Heydari, Hosein Ebrahimipour, Farhad Faridhoseini and Talat Khadivzadeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:5
  3. The hormonal Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a highly effective contraceptive option growing in popularity and availability in many countries. The hormonal IUD has been shown to have high rates of satisfaction an...

    Authors: Kendal Danna, Grace Jaworski, Bakoly Rahaivondrafahitra, Francia Rasoanirina, Anthony Nwala, Masauso Nqumayo, Gina Smith, Pierre Moon, Ashley Jackson, Sarah Thurston and Amanda Kalamar
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:4
  4. Multiple contraindications to combined hormonal contraceptives (CHC) use exist. The impact of these factors on contraceptive choice, particularly among women living with HIV (WLWH), is not well understood. We ...

    Authors: Chadni C. Khondoker, Angela Kaida, Anna Marquez, Amber R. Campbell, Hélène C. F. Côté, Arianne Y. Albert, Neora Pick, Evelyn J. Maan, Emilie A. B. Russell, Jerilynn C. Prior, Chelsea Elwood, Jason Brophy and Melanie C. M. Murray
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:3
  5. Cervical cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among Ethiopian women, killing an estimated 4700 women each year. As the government rolls out the country’s first national cancer control strategy, ...

    Authors: Sahai Burrowes, Sarah Jane Holcombe, Cheru Tesema Leshargie, Alexandra Hernandez, Anthony Ho, Molly Galivan, Fatuma Youb and Eiman Mahmoud
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:2
  6. Health service providers play a significant role in crafting and implementing health policies and programs that manage adolescent sexual health-related issues at different health system levels. These influence...

    Authors: Wilfred Njabulo Nunu, Lufuno Makhado, Jabu Tsakani Mabunda and Rachel Tsakani Lebese
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:1
  7. Prior to COVID-19, postnatal resettled refugee women in Canada reported barriers to healthcare and low levels of social support, contributing to maternal health morbidities. The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be...

    Authors: Emma Stirling Cameron, Howard Ramos, Megan Aston, Marwa Kuri and Lois Jackson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:256
  8. Infertility is a reproductive health problem which affects not only individuals, families and social populations. Recently, the infertility rate in China has a trend of increase year by year, and few studies h...

    Authors: Shoujing Liang, Yuanhui Chen, Qian Wang, Huanhuan Chen, Chenchen Cui, Xiaohang Xu, Qingwen Zhang and Cuilian Zhang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:254
  9. Despite the fact that marriage below the age of 18 years is illegal in India, a considerable number of females get married and start childbearing during their adolescent years. There is low prevalence of contr...

    Authors: Ijyaa Singh, Ankita Shukla, Jissa Vinoda Thulaseedharan and Gurpreet Singh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:253

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2022 19:53

  10. Despite gendered dimensions of COVID-19 becoming increasingly apparent, the impact of COVID-19 and other respiratory epidemics on women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health (SRH) have yet to be synthesize...

    Authors: Trena I. Mukherjee, Angubeen G. Khan, Anindita Dasgupta and Goleen Samari
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:252
  11. Women use various terms when discussing the management of their fertility and menstrual irregularities and may interpret the experience of ending a possible pregnancy in nuanced ways, especially when their pre...

    Authors: Grace Sheehy, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Funmilola M. OlaOlorun, Rosine Mosso, Fiacre Bazié, Caroline Moreau and Suzanne O. Bell
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:251
  12. Pregnancy can be a stressful period for most women and their family members, and the mental wellbeing of pregnant women can face serious challenges. Social support can play a role in improving the psychologica...

    Authors: Asres Bedaso, Jon Adams, Wenbo Peng and David Sibbritt
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:250
  13. Population level data on sexual practices, behaviours and health-related outcomes can ensure that responsive, relevant health services are available for all people of all ages. However, while billions of dolla...

    Authors: Lianne Gonsalves, Erin C. Hunter, Vanessa Brizuela, Joseph D. Tucker, Megan L. Srinivas, Evelyn Gitau, Catherine H. Mercer, Nathalie Bajos and Debbie Collins
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:249
  14. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread disruption to essential health service provision globally, including in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Recognising the criticality of sexual and reproduct...

    Authors: Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:248
  15. World health organization (WHO) defines intimate partner violence (IPV) is physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by an intimate partner or ex-partner or spouse to a woman. From all forms of violence, ~ 1.3 mill...

    Authors: Solomon Shitu, Alex Yeshaneh and Haimanot Abebe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:246
  16. Rates of unplanned adolescent pregnancy and unsafe induced abortions are very high in Sub-Saharan African countries including Tanzania. Despite their availability and accessibility, modern family planning meth...

    Authors: Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Ever Mkonyi, Stella E. Mushy, Maria Trent, Zobeida Bonilla, Agnes F. Massae, Gift G. Lukumay, Lucy R. Mgopa, Inari Mohammed, James Wadley, Michael W. Ross, Sebalda Leshabari and B. R. Simon Rosser
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:245
  17. Monitoring clients’ experiences with contraceptive care is vital to inform quality improvement efforts and ensure fulfillment of individuals’ human rights. The Quality of Contraceptive Counseling (QCC) Scale i...

    Authors: Kay Walker, Ndola Prata, Maureen Lahiff, Ximena Quintero and Kelsey Holt
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:244
  18. Early adolescence is a critical period where social norms, attitudes, and behaviors around gender equality form. Social norms influence adolescent choices and behaviors and are reinforced by caregivers and com...

    Authors: Anjalee Kohli, Bryan Shaw, Mathilde Guntzberger, Judi Aubel, Mamadou Coulibaly and Susan Igras
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:243
  19. The emergence of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in humans has been an important tool for the treatment of infertility. The number of treatments performed in Latin America has been increasing, and Mexic...

    Authors: Alma López, Miguel Betancourt, Eduardo Casas, Socorro Retana-Márquez, Lizbeth Juárez-Rojas and Fahiel Casillas
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:241
  20. Unsafe abortion remains a leading cause of maternal mortality globally. Many factors can influence women’s decisions around where to seek abortion care; however, little research has been done on abortion care ...

    Authors: Meagan E. Byrne, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Funmilola M. OlaOlorun, Caroline Moreau and Suzanne O. Bell
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:240
  21. There is substantial evidence that contraceptive side-effects are a major deterrent to consistent use of contraception but few studies in low- or middle-income countries explore the role of specific side-effec...

    Authors: Linnea A. Zimmerman, Dana O. Sarnak, Celia Karp, Shannon N. Wood, Saifuddin Ahmed, Fredrick Makumbi and Simon P. S. Kibira
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:239
  22. Adolescent and young women (10–24 years old) are habitually a neglected group in humanitarian settings. Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an unmet aspect of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and an addi...

    Authors: Rachel E. Soeiro, Leila Rocha, Fernanda G. Surita, Luis Bahamondes and Maria L. Costa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:238
  23. The choice of contraceptive method is a complex decision, and professionals should offer counselling based on the preferences, values and personal situation of the user(s). Some users are unsatisfied with the ...

    Authors: Laura Reyes-Martí, Lourdes Rubio-Rico, Laura Ortega-Sanz, Laia Raigal-Aran, Miriam de la Flor-López, Alba Roca-Biosca, Francesc Valls-Fonayet, Montse Moharra-Francés, Ramon Escuriet-Peiro and María Inmaculada de Molina-Fernández
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:237
  24. The period after childbirth poses a substantial risk both to the mother and the newborn. Yet, this period received less attention as compared to the cares provided during pregnancy and childbirth. Hence, this ...

    Authors: Netsanet Belete Andargie and Gurmesa Tura Debelew
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:234
  25. Receiving quality antenatal care (ANC) from skilled providers is essential to ensure the critical health circumstances of a pregnant woman and her child. Thus, this study attempted to assess which risk factors ar...

    Authors: Berhanu Teshome Woldeamanuel and Tadesse Ayele Belachew
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:233
  26. Obstetric haemorrhage continues to be a leading cause of maternal mortality, contributing to more than a quarter of the 2,443,000 maternal deaths reported between 2003 and 2009. During this period, about 70% o...

    Authors: Sumangala B. Chikkamath, Geetanjali M. Katageri, Ashalata A. Mallapur, Sunil S. Vernekar, Manjunath S. Somannavar, Gilda Piaggio, Guillermo Carroli, José Ferreira de Carvalho, Fernando Althabe, G. Justus Hofmeyr, Mariana Widmer, Ahmet Metin Gulmezoglu and Shivaprasad S. Goudar
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:230
  27. Preconception care is one of the preventive strategies in maternal and new-born health as recommended by WHO. However, in sub-Saharan Africa there is poor preconception care practices. This study examined know...

    Authors: Mtondera Munthali, Isabel Kazanga Chiumia, Chrispin Mandiwa and Saul Mwale
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:229
  28. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of the unmet need and identifying factors associated with the unmet need among women of reproductive age living with HIV in Oromia regional state, Ethi...

    Authors: Dereje Bayissa Demissie, Gizachew Abdissa Bulto and Rose Mmusi-Phetoe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:227
  29. The intrauterine contraceptive device, a type of long-acting reversible contraception, is one of the most effective and safe contraceptive methods. In Ethiopia, intrauterine contraceptive device is little know...

    Authors: Bekalu Getnet Kassa, Alemu Degu Ayele, Habtamu Gebrehana Belay, Adanech Getie Tefera, Gebrehiwot Ayalew Tiruneh, Netsanet Temesgen Ayenew, Gedefaye Nibret Mihiretie, Lebeza Alemu Tenaw, Abenezer Melkie Semahegn and Mulugeta Dilie Worku
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:225
  30. Child sexual abuse (CSA) refers to the involvement of a child (< 18 years) in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, or for which the child is not deve...

    Authors: Legesse Abera, Abdulahi Aliye, Kalbesse Tadesse and Alemu Guta
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:224
  31. We examined the evidence derived from healthcare professionals’ interfacing with women with female genital mutilation (FGM) to comprehend the referral pathways available to these women in Australia.

    Authors: Carolyne Njue, Edward K. Ameyaw, Bright O. Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Samuel Kimani
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:223
  32. Quality of care (QOC) is increasingly identified as an important contributor to healthcare outcomes, however little agreement exists on what constitutes quality in abortion care or the recommended indicators f...

    Authors: Katherine C. Whitehouse, Rebecca Blaylock, Shelly Makleff and Patricia A. Lohr
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:221
  33. The ministry of health (MOH) of Ethiopia recommends 4 or more focused antenatal care (ANC) visits at health centre (HC) or at a higher level of health facility (HF). In Ethiopia, few studies investigated time ...

    Authors: Tegene Legese Dadi, Girmay Medhin, Habtamu Kebebe Kasaye, Getnet Mitike Kassie, Mulusew Gerbaba Jebena, Wasihun Adualem Gobezie, Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu and Alula Meresa Teklu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:220
  34. Young people living with HIV(YPLWH) in low-and middle-income countries are entering adolescence and young adulthood in significant numbers. The majority of the HIV-related research on these young people has fo...

    Authors: Laura S. Mkumba, Martha Nassali, Jasmine Benner and Tiarney D. Ritchwood
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:219
  35. Many studies have considered maternal age as a determinant factor for success in assisted reproductive technologies (ART), but the potential role of paternal age on neonatal outcomes has been overlooked. This ...

    Authors: Zhexin Ni, Demeng Xia, Shuai Sun, Danying Zhang, Yanping Kuang and Chaoqin Yu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:217
  36. There has been a substantial improvement in reducing maternal mortality in the Sub-Saharan African region. The vast rural-urban gap in maternal health outcomes, however, is obscured by this average achievement...

    Authors: Oduse Samuel, Temesgen Zewotir and Delia North
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:216
  37. In low-and-middle income countries (LMICs), accurate measures of the elements of quality care provided by a health worker through family planning services (also known as process quality) are required to ensure...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hazel, Diwakar Mohan, Margaret Gross, Sushama Kattinakere Sreedhara, Prakriti Shrestha, Maia Johnstone and Melissa Marx
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:215
  38. There is some evidence that paternal health behaviours during and around pregnancy could be associated with offspring health outcomes. However, the impact that paternal health behaviours during pregnancy can h...

    Authors: Kayleigh E. Easey and Gemma C. Sharp
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:214
  39. Unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are the major problems in street women because of the non-utilization of modern contraceptives. To the best of our knowledge, no studies have assessed the u...

    Authors: Alemu Guta, Bezhabh Amsalu, Tadesse Weldamanuel, Alekaw Sema, Legesse Abera, Bekele Simegn Demissie and Yalelet Belay
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:212
  40. South Africa has a liberal abortion law, yet denial of care is not uncommon, usually due to a woman being beyond the legal gestational age limit for abortion care at that facility. For women successfully obtai...

    Authors: Oluwaseyi Dolapo Somefun, Jane Harries and Deborah Constant
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:211

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