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  1. There have been few studies to examine antenatal predictors of incident postnatal depression, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aim of this study was to investigate antenatal predic...

    Authors: Tesera Bitew, Charlotte Hanlon, Girmay Medhin and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:28

    Content type: Research

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  2. Sexually transmitted infections constitute a major public health problem worldwide. Syphilis and HIV infections cause various adverse pregnancy outcomes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the s...

    Authors: Belete Biadgo, Ahmed Hassen, Mekuriaw Getaneh, Habtie Tesfa, Kefyalew N. Jaleta, Tegegne Eshetu, Dessie Kasew and Mulugeta Melku

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:27

    Content type: Research

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  3. Motivations for use of contraceptives vary across populations. While some women use contraceptives for birth spacing, others adopt contraception for stopping childbearing. As part of efforts to guide the polic...

    Authors: Ayaga A. Bawah, Patrick Asuming, Sebastian F. Achana, Edmund W. Kanmiki, John Koku Awoonor-Williams and James F. Phillips

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:26

    Content type: Research

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  4. Depression is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder during pregnancy. It is not only common and chronic among women throughout the world but also principal source of disability in pregnant women. The scarce ...

    Authors: Bereket Duko, Getinet Ayano and Asres Bedaso

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:25

    Content type: Research

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  5. Lack of skills on how to diagnose and manage obstetric emergencies contribute to substandard institutional care and preventable maternal deaths in Brazil. Simulation-based obstetric emergency team training can...

    Authors: Monica Maria Siaulys, Lissandra Borba da Cunha, Maria Regina Torloni and Mario Macoto Kondo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:24

    Content type: Research

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  6. Gestational surrogacy is one of the options for women whom pregnancy is contraindicated. Despite of increasing demand for gestational surrogacy, its various aspects are controversial. The unique nature of surr...

    Authors: Marjan Goli, Ziba Farajzadegan, Zeinab Heidari and Shahnaz Kohan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:23

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Intimate partner violence is a common phenomenon in Ethiopia families. About 81% of women believed that a husband is justified in beating his wife. About 30–60% of families were affected by their intimates. Wo...

    Authors: Eskedar Berhanie, Dawit Gebregziabher, Hagos Berihu, Azmera Gerezgiher and Genet Kidane

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:22

    Content type: Research

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  8. There is still a large gap in relation to effectively meet the contraceptive needs and family planning goals of adolescents. Our aim was to describe how having a partner and children impact on contraceptive be...

    Authors: Carolina de Vargas Nunes Coll, Fernanda Ewerling, Franciele Hellwig and Aluísio Jardim Dornellas de Barros

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:21

    Content type: Research

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  9. Malawi has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with unsafe abortion as a major contributor. Curettage is most frequently used as the surgical method for treating incomplete abortions, eve...

    Authors: Maria Lisa Odland, Gladys Membe-Gadama, Ursula Kafulafula, Jon Øyvind Odland and Elisabeth Darj

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:20

    Content type: Research

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  10. Countries with high maternal and newborn mortality can benefit from national facility level data that describe intra-facility emergency referral patterns for major obstetric complications. This paper assesses ...

    Authors: Patricia E. Bailey, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Victoria Lebrun, Emily Keyes, Mario Chen, Patrick Aboagye and Kavita Singh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:19

    Content type: Research

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  11. In Liberia, approximately 70% of the women of the North-Central and North-Western regions could have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in their childhood during a traditional ceremony marking...

    Authors: Christine K. Tarr-Attia, Grace Hawa Boiwu and Guillermo Martínez-Pérez

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:18

    Content type: Research

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  12. Involving male partners in family planning (FP) education and counseling may improve FP utilization and help meet couples’ reproductive health needs in the postpartum period. We aimed to explore Kenyan men’s a...

    Authors: Elizabeth K. Harrington, Erin E. McCoy, Alison L. Drake, Daniel Matemo, Grace John-Stewart, John Kinuthia and Jennifer A. Unger

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:17

    Content type: Research

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  13. Iran has one of the highest national caesarean section rates worldwide. Few studies explored in-depth the health-facility and health-system level factors that affect women’s choices on mode of delivery in Iran...

    Authors: Mahboube Shirzad, Elham Shakibazadeh, Ana Pilar Betran, Meghan A. Bohren and Mehrandokht Abedini

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:15

    Content type: Research

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  14. Iron deficiency anemia during pregnancy is a public health problem across the globe that adversely affects maternal and perinatal outcome. World Health Organization recommends that universal iron folic acid su...

    Authors: Zemenu Yohannes Kassa, Tegibelu Awraris, Alemneh Kabeta Daba and Zelalem Tenaw

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:14

    Content type: Research

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  15. National and international guidelines for the management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are available in developing countries. However, more detailed clinical pathways for primary care settings a...

    Authors: Fitriana Murriya Ekawati, Sharon Licqurish, Ova Emilia, Jane Gunn, Shaun Brennecke and Phyllis Lau

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:12

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Complications of exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) are known to affect the health of pregnant women; it requires designing an educational program to reduce the exposure of pregnant women to smoke. Therefore,...

    Authors: Zohreh Karimiankakolaki, Seyed Saeed Mazloomy Mahmoodabad, Ashraf Kazemi and Hossein Fallahzadeh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:11

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  17. Unintended pregnancy and induced abortion among young (unmarried or nulliparous) women have become serious social and health issues in China, which are thought to partly result from low use of long-acting reve...

    Authors: Ziliang Wang, Chaohua Lou, Longmei Jin, Maohua Miao, Xiaowen Tu, Hong Liang, Yan Cheng and Wei Yuan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:10

    Content type: Research

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  18. Between 1 and 5% of children in industrialized countries are conceived through Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). As infertility and the use of ART may be associated with adverse perinatal outcomes, car...

    Authors: Maria P. Velez, Candyce Hamel, Brian Hutton, Laura Gaudet, Mark Walker, Micere Thuku, Kelly D. Cobey, Misty Pratt, Becky Skidmore and Graeme N. Smith

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:9

    Content type: Review

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  19. Malawi has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates worldwide; at 141 births/1000 girls it is 3-fold higher than the global average. Adolescent pregnancy contributes to poor maternal and neonatal outcomes...

    Authors: Kristin Nash, Gabrielle O’Malley, Elizabeth Geoffroy, Ellen Schell, Alice Bvumbwe and Donna M. Denno

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:8

    Content type: Research

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  20. To investigate the nature and context of mistreatment during labour and childbirth at public and private sector maternity facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India.

    Authors: Gaurav Sharma, Loveday Penn-Kekana, Kaveri Halder and Véronique Filippi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:7

    Content type: Research

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  21. Adolescents 360 (A360) is an initiative being rolled out across Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania with the aim of increasing uptake of voluntary modern contraception among sexually active women aged 15 to 19 year...

    Authors: Christina J. Atchison, Jenny A. Cresswell, Saidi Kapiga, Mussa Kelvin Nsanya, Emily E. Crawford, Mohammed Mussa, Christian Bottomley, James R. Hargreaves and Aoife M. Doyle

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:6

    Content type: Research

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  22. Reducing maternal mortality still remains a major challenge in low-income countries. This study aims to explore how digital communication tools can be used to evaluate the maternal deaths surveillance and resp...

    Authors: Tamba Mina Millimouno, Sidikiba Sidibé, Alexandre Delamou, Kéfilath Olatoyossi Akankè Bello, Basile Keugoung, Jean Paul Dossou, Abdoul Habib Beavogui and Bruno Meessen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:5

    Content type: Research

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  23. Adolescents especially females in rural area are vulnerable to a wide range of reproductive health problems including sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies, and unsafe abortion. They have limit...

    Authors: Hailay Gebreyesus, Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin and Abebe Mamo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:4

    Content type: Research

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  24. Around 5.4 million under-five deaths occur globally annually. Over 2.5 million neonatal deaths and an equivalent stillbirths also occur annually worldwide. India is largest contributor to these under-five deat...

    Authors: Manoja Kumar Das, Narendra Kumar Arora, Reeta Rasaily, Harish Chellani, Harsha Gaikwad and Kathryn Banke

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:3

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Nigeria has an annual population of ~ 200,000 women who are both pregnant and HIV-positive. High unmet need for family planning in this population could lead to unintended pregnancies, along with the increased...

    Authors: Eric E. Chinaeke, Chinenye Fan-Osuala, Miriam Bathnna, Chamberline E. Ozigbu, Babayemi Olakunde, Habib O. Ramadhani, Echezona E. Ezeanolue and Nadia A. Sam-Agudu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:2

    Content type: Research

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  26. The increase in global health networks as mechanisms for improving health and affecting social change has been recognized as a key component of the global health landscape today. To successfully raise awarenes...

    Authors: Meaghan O’Connor, Kayla McGowan and R. Rima Jolivet

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:1

    Content type: Research

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  27. Utilization of reproductive health services is an important component in preventing adolescents from different sexual and reproductive health problems. As a result, the extent of their service utilization shou...

    Authors: Kenean Getaneh Tlaye, Mesfin Abebe Belete, Tefera Mulugeta Demelew, Mikiyas Amare Getu and Feleke Hailemichael Astawesegn

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:217

    Content type: Research

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  28. Several cost-effective programs are being implemented around the world that use mobile technology to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) uptake and awareness among youth. Mobile phone applications are...

    Authors: Elly Nuwamanya, Afra Nuwasiima, Janet U. Babigumira, Francis T. Asiimwe, Solomon J. Lubinga and Joseph B. Babigumira

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:216

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. In India, 3.6 million pregnancies are affected by preterm birth annually, with many infants dying or surviving with disability. Currently, there is no simple test available for screening all women at risk of s...

    Authors: Pankhuri Sharma, Simi Khan, Mohan Ghule, V. B. Shivkumar, Ritu Dargan, Paul T. Seed, Archana Sarkar, Sunil Mehra, Poonam Varma Shivkumar and Rachel M. Tribe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:215

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Women’s empowerment has a direct impact on maternal and child health care service utilization. Large scope measurement of contraceptive use in several dimensions is paramount, considering the nature of empower...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Olalekan A. Uthman, Michael Ekholuenetale and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:214

    Content type: Research

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  31. Endometriosis is the major cause of progressive pelvic pain and subfertility. Up to 50% of reproductive-age women suffer from pelvic pain. Endometriosis is a classic indication for IVF. Compared with women who...

    Authors: Huijuan Kong, Linli Hu, Ling Nie, Xiaona Yu, Wei Dai, Jing Li, Caihong Chen, Zhiqin Bu, Hao Shi, Qiongfang Wu, Yichun Guan and Yingpu Sun

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:213

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Investing in adolescent’s health, especially, the role of girls in community health and future generations is one of the most important strategies of the Millennium Development Goals. In this regard, supplying...

    Authors: Shirin Allahverdizadeh, Shahnaz Kohan, Ziba Farajzadegan and Morteza Ghojazadeh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:211

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Attention to additional factors affecting the success of assisted reproduction techniques (ARTs) is very important and with appropriate interventions in some of these factors, success rate can be as high as im...

    Authors: Mahdi Sepidarkish, Reza Omani-Samani, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Azar Mardi-Mamaghani, Samira Vesali, Roya Hosseini and Saharnaz Nedjat

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:210

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. In Kenya, indirectly caused maternal deaths form a significant portion of all maternal deaths within the health system. Many of these deaths are avoidable and occur during delivery and labor. Poor quality heal...

    Authors: Jackline Oluoch-Aridi, Vania Smith-Oka, Ellyn Milan and Robert Dowd

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:209

    Content type: Research

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  35. Despite significant improvements, postpartum family planning uptake remains low for women in sub-Saharan Africa. Transmitting family planning education in a comprehensible way during antenatal care (ANC) has t...

    Authors: Jody R. Lori, Meagan Chuey, Michelle L. Munro-Kramer, Henrietta Ofosu-Darkwah and Richard M. K. Adanu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:208

    Content type: Research

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  36. Age-disparate sex is associated with increased HIV risk among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa. However, little has been done to understand the dynamics of such relationships from ...

    Authors: Joyce Wamoyi, Ana Maria Buller, Daniel Nyato, Nambusi Kyegombe, Rebecca Meiksin and Lori Heise

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:207

    Content type: Research

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  37. Self-collection of genital specimens for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (hrHPV) detection may increase cervical cancer screening uptake. We hypothesized that women would prefer self-collection to clin...

    Authors: Griffins O. Manguro, Linnet N. Masese, Kishor Mandaliya, Susan M. Graham, R. Scott McClelland and Jennifer S. Smith

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:206

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2019 16:156

  38. Adolescents in the Philippines face many legal, social and political barriers to access sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, putting them at higher risk of unplanned pregnancy, abortion, sexually tra...

    Authors: Junice L. D. Melgar, Alfredo R. Melgar, Mario Philip R. Festin, Andrea J. Hoopes and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:205

    Content type: Review

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  39. Ultrasound during antenatal care (ANC) is proposed as a strategy for increasing hospital deliveries for complicated pregnancies and improving maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes. The First Look study was a ...

    Authors: Holly L. Franklin, Waseem Mirza, David L. Swanson, Jamie E. Newman, Robert L. Goldenberg, David Muyodi, Lester Figueroa, Robert O. Nathan, Jonathan O. Swanson, Nicole Goldsmith, Nancy Kanaiza, Farnaz Naqvi, Irma Sayury Pineda, Walter López-Gomez, Dorothy Hamsumonde, Victor Lokomba Bolamba…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:204

    Content type: Research

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  40. Timing of Antenatal care booking is one of the basic components of antenatal care services; that helps to early detection, managing, and prevention of problems during the pregnancy and helps the mother to rece...

    Authors: Yibeltal Alemu and Amanu Aragaw

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:203

    Content type: Research

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  41. During the last decade, research has shown that besides the known predictive factors, such as duration of subfertility, a women’s age, the body mass index, also the microbiome might affect fertility. Micro-org...

    Authors: Rivka Koedooder, Martin Singer, Sam Schoenmakers, Paul Hendrik Maria Savelkoul, Servaas Antonie Morré, Jonathan Dennis de Jonge, Linda Poort, Willem-Jan Simon Stephanus Cuypers, Andries Edward Budding and Joop Stephanus Elisabeth Laven

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:202

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. Unintended pregnancies can have adverse physical, mental, social, and economic outcomes. Illegal abortions and associated complications often follow unintended pregnancies and claim the lives of many women in ...

    Authors: Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Menderie Mengistu and Alemayehu Shimeka

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:201

    Content type: Research

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  43. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection plays key role in the development of cervical cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate socioeconomic and lifestyle factors associated with HPV infection in preg...

    Authors: Xianhong Liang, Xianming Carroll, Wenyan Zhang, Wenjing Zhang, Gaifen Liu, Shangzhi Li and Sandra Leeper-Woodford

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:200

    Content type: Research

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  44. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder among women. Inappropriate eating behaviors are some of the most important risk factors for obesity in all age groups. Therefore, perfor...

    Authors: Leila Hajivandi, Mahnaz Noroozi, Firoozeh Mostafavi and Maryam Ekramzadeh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:197

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) during pregnancy is a serious public health concern globally. Within Sub-Saharan Africa nearly 40% of women reported abuse by their intimate partners. In Ethiopia, study finding...

    Authors: Animut Alebel, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Fasil Wagnew, Cheru Tesema, Aster Ferede, Pammla Petrucka, Firew Tekle Bobo, Molla Yigzaw Birhanu, Animen Ayehu Tadesse and Setegn Eshetie

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:196

    Content type: Review

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