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  1. Content type: Research

    Risky sexual behaviors (RSB) are becoming an important problem all over the world. RSB are defined as behaviors leading to sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies. The objective of this study ...

    Authors: Upuli Amaranganie Pushpakumari Perera and Chrishantha Abeysena

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:105

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Risk factors known to impact maternal and newborn nutrition and health can exist from adolescence. If an undernourished adolescent girl becomes pregnant, her own health and pregnancy are at an increased risk f...

    Authors: Jo-Anna B. Baxter, Yaqub Wasan, Sajid B. Soofi, Zamir Suhag and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:104

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Adolescence is a critical period for physical and psychological growth and development, and vitamin and mineral requirements are correspondingly increased. Health and health behaviours correspond strongly from...

    Authors: Jo-Anna B. Baxter, Yaqub Wasan, Sajid B. Soofi, Zamir Suhag and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:103

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    ‘Transactional sex’, defined as a non-marital, non-commercial sexual relationship in which money or material goods are exchanged for sex, is associated with young women’s increased vulnerability to HIV infecti...

    Authors: Meghna Ranganathan, Lori Heise, Catherine MacPhail, Heidi Stöckl, Richard J. Silverwood, Kathleen Kahn, Amanda Selin, F. Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Charlotte Watts and Audrey Pettifor

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:102

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  5. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to describe the intentions of and barriers to the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) in the post-abortion period among women seeking abortion in mainland China.

    Authors: Zhongchen Luo, Lingling Gao, Ronald Anguzu and Juanjuan Zhao

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:85

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  6. Content type: Research

    Adolescent pregnancy remains a global health concern, contributing to 11% of all births worldwide and 23% of the overall burden of disease in girls aged 15–19 years. Premature motherhood can create a negative ...

    Authors: Carine Asnong, Gracia Fellmeth, Emma Plugge, Nan San Wai, Mupawjay Pimanpanarak, Moo Kho Paw, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, François Nosten and Rose McGready

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:83

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Long-term postpartum follow-up is of great importance since women with preeclampsia history are at high risk of upcoming health complications. However, postpartum follow-up rates are poor. According to evidenc...

    Authors: Mastaneh Kamravamanesh, Shahnaz Kohan, Negin Rezavand and Ziba Farajzadegan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:81

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  8. Content type: Research

    Ethiopia is among countries with low contraceptive usage prevalence rate and resulted in high total fertility rate and unwanted pregnancy which intern affects the maternal and child health status. This study a...

    Authors: Demeke Lakew Workie, Dereje Tesfaye Zike, Haile Mekonnen Fenta and Mulusew Admasu Mekonnen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:78

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  9. Content type: Research

    Epidemiological literature regarding the effect of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as a risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains inconsistent. Furthermore, it remains debatable whethe...

    Authors: Jia Wu, Xin-Yu Yao, Ru-Xia Shi, Su-Fen Liu and Xiao-Yong Wang

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:77

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  10. Content type: Research

    Antiretroviral therapy (ART) in pregnancy was associated with a drastic reduction in HIV mother-to-child transmission (MTCT), although it was associated with neonatal adverse effects. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Adriane M. Delicio, Giuliane J. Lajos, Eliana Amaral, Fernanda Cavichiolli, Marina Polydoro and Helaine Milanez

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:76

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  11. Content type: Research

    Missing from the huge literature on women’s attitudes and beliefs concerning specific contraceptive methods is any detailed quantitative documentation for all major methods in low- and middle-income countries....

    Authors: Kazuyo Machiyama, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Faisal Ahmmed, George Odwe, Francis Obare, Joyce N. Mumah, Marylene Wamukoya, John B. Casterline and John Cleland

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:75

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  12. Content type: Research

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), onset of sexual intercourse is initiated during adolescence, however only two in ten sexually active unmarried women are using modern contraception. Improving adolesc...

    Authors: Fidèle Mbadu Muanda, Ndongo Parfait Gahungu, Francine Wood and Jane T. Bertrand

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:74

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  13. Content type: Review

    A negative experience in childbirth is associated with chronic maternal morbidities. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to identify currently available successful interventions to create a...

    Authors: Mahshid Taheri, Amirhossien Takian, Ziba Taghizadeh, Nahid Jafari and Nasrin Sarafraz

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:73

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  14. Content type: Research

    In India, tobacco use during pregnancy is not routinely addressed during antenatal care. We measured the association between tobacco use and anemia in low-income pregnant women, and identified ways to integrat...

    Authors: Ritesh Mistry, Andrew D. Jones, Mangesh S. Pednekar, Gauri Dhumal, Anjuli Dasika, Ujwala Kulkarni, Mangala Gomare and Prakash C. Gupta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:72

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  15. Content type: Review

    An increase in post abortion care (PAC) research with adolescents, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, has brought to attention several associated research ethics challenges. In order to better u...

    Authors: Joseph M. Zulu, Joseph Ali, Kristina Hallez, Nancy Kass, Charles Michelo and Adnan A. Hyder

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:71

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  16. Content type: Research

    To inform improvements in safe abortion and post-abortion family planning (PAFP) services, this study aimed to explore the pathways, decision-making, experiences and preferences of women receiving safe abortio...

    Authors: Suzanne Penfold, Susy Wendot, Inviolata Nafula and Katharine Footman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:70

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Fertility rate in Iran has decreased by more than 70% in the last three decades. Continuous decrease in fertility rate will create socioeconomic crises for the country in a near future. A significant factor be...

    Authors: Mojgan Firouzbakht, Aram Tirgar, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Abbas Ebadi, Fatemeh Bakouei, Maryam Nikpour and Mohammad Esmaeil Riahi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:67

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  18. Content type: Research

    Sexual initiation occurs early in Sierra Leone. This study aims to analyze the determinants of condom and/or contraceptive use among a representative sample of young persons (10 to 24 years) in Sierra Leone.

    Authors: Aline Labat, Marta Medina, Mohammed Elhassein, Afrina Karim, Mohammad B. Jalloh, Michèle Dramaix, Wei-Hong Zhang, Sophie Alexander and Kim E. Dickson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:66

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Various methods are currently used for the induction of labor. Nevertheless, the most effective method with the fewest side effects remains to be established. Misoprostol, administered vaginally, has been rout...

    Authors: Daniele Sofia Moraes Barros Gattás, José Roberto da Silva Junior, Alex Sandro Rolland Souza, Francisco Edson Feitosa and Melania Maria Ramos de Amorim

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:65

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  20. Content type: Research

    Despite policy actions and strategic efforts made to promote sexual and reproductive health service uptake of youths in Ethiopia, its utilization remains very low and little information was found on the extent...

    Authors: Wakgari Binu, Taklu Marama, Mulusew Gerbaba and Melese Sinaga

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:64

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  21. Content type: Research

    Social inequities in early child bearing persist among young married people, especially among tribal populations in India. Rural women belonging to tribal groups and those coming from poor households are more ...

    Authors: Tina Khanna, Murari Chandra, Ajay Singh and Sunil Mehra

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:63

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  22. Content type: Review

    Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful practice that violates the human rights of women and girls. Despite global efforts to restrict the practice, there have been few reports on major positive...

    Authors: Susan Waigwa, Lucy Doos, Caroline Bradbury-Jones and Julie Taylor

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:62

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  23. Content type: Research

    Behaviors established during adolescence such as risky sexual behaviors have negative effects on future health and well-being. Extant literature indicated that individual attributes such as peer pressure and s...

    Authors: Kerebih Asrese and Alemtsehay Mekonnen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:61

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  24. Content type: Research

    An unprecedented epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) affected Guinea in 2014 and 2015. It weakened the already fragile Guinean health system. This study aimed to assess the effects of the outbreak on Prevent...

    Authors: Niouma Nestor Leno, Alexandre Delamou, Youssouf Koita, Thierno Souleymane Diallo, Abdoulaye Kaba, Therese Delvaux, Wim Van Damme and Marie Laga

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:60

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  25. Content type: Research

    Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful practice prevalent in 35 countries, mainly in Africa, as well as in some Middle Eastern countries and a few Asian countries. FGM comprises all procedures that invol...

    Authors: Gro Møller Christoffersen, Peter James Bruhn, Rosanna de Neergaard, Susanne Engel and Vibeke Naeser

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:59

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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

  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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