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  1. In Pakistan, sexual practices outside marriage are proscribed by law. We aimed to assess the range and magnitude of non-marital sexual behaviours of urban men, focusing on men having sex with men.

    Authors: Ali M. Mir, Abdul Wajid, Stephen Pearson, Mumraiz Khan and Irfan Masood
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:22
  2. To date the IMSI procedure represents the only real-time and unstained method available to discard spermatozoa with ultrastructural defects. Several studies demonstrated that IMSI provides positive results in ...

    Authors: Roberto Marci, Fabien Murisier, Giuseppe Lo Monte, Ilaria Soave, Alain Chanson, Françoise Urner and Marc Germond
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:16
  3. Use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) continues to increase, yet little is known of the longer term health of ART conceived offspring. There are some adverse birth outcomes associated with ART concep...

    Authors: Cate Wilson, Karin Hammarberg, Fiona Bruinsma, Turi Berg, David Amor, Ann Sanson, Jane R Fisher and Jane Halliday
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:15
  4. The editor of Reproductive Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2012). Peer review is essential to the reliable communication of science and we appreciate ...

    Authors: José M Belizán
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:5
  5. Obstetric Fistula (OF) remains a major public health problem in areas where unattended obstructed labor is common and maternal mortality is high. Obstetric Fistula was able to be prevented, treated and eradica...

    Authors: Sibhatu Biadgilign, Yihunie Lakew, Ayalu A Reda and Kebede Deribe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:14
  6. To measure the incidence of maternal and early neonatal mortality in women who gave birth at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Kenya and describe clinical and other characteristics and circumstances...

    Authors: Faith Yego, Jennifer Stewart Williams, Julie Byles, Paul Nyongesa, Wilson Aruasa and Catherine D'Este
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:13
  7. Maternal mortality and morbidity are among the top public health priorities in Brazil, being quite high, especially among the most disadvantage women. A case control study was developed to identify risk factor...

    Authors: Ana Paula Pierre de Moraes, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Valeria Maria A Passos, Patricia S Golino, Janne E Costa and Marina X Vasconcelos
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:11
  8. Pakistan was among the leading countries in south Asia which started the family planning program in late 50s, forecasting the need to control the population. Despite this early intervention, fertility rate has...

    Authors: Amna Khan and Babar Tasneem Shaikh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:10
  9. Despite Malawi government’s policy to support women to deliver in health facilities with the assistance of skilled attendants, some women do not access this care.

    Authors: Lily Kumbani, Gunnar Bjune, Ellen Chirwa, Address Malata and Jon Øyvind Odland
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:9
  10. Delay in decision-making to use skilled care during pregnancy and childbirth is an important factor for maternal death in many developing countries. This paper examines how decisions for maternal care are made...

    Authors: Donmozoun Télesphore Somé, Issiaka Sombié and Nicolas Meda
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:8
  11. Antenatal corticosteroids administered to women at risk of preterm birth is an intervention which has been proved to reduce the risk of respiratory distress syndrome, intraventricular hemorrhage, and neonatal ...

    Authors: Alicia Aleman, Maria L Cafferata, Luz Gibbons, Fernando Althabe, Jose Ortiz, Xochitl Sandoval, Nicolás Padilla-Raygoza and José M Belizán
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:4
  12. Over the last three decades, cesarean section (CS) rates have been rising around the world despite no associated improvement in maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. The role of women’s preferences f...

    Authors: Nancy H Liu, Agustina Mazzoni, Nina Zamberlin, Mercedes Colomar, Olivia H Chang, Lila Arnaud, Fernando Althabe and José M Belizán
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:2
  13. Current methods for estimating maternal mortality lack precision, and are not suitable for monitoring progress in the short run. In addition, national maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) alone do not provide usef...

    Authors: Sennen Hounton, Luc De Bernis, Julia Hussein, Wendy J Graham, Isabella Danel, Peter Byass and Elizabeth M Mason
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:1
  14. Despite the vast literature examining disparities in medical care, little is known about racial/ethnic and mental health disparities in sexual health care. The objective of this study was to assess disparities...

    Authors: Meredith M D’Amore, Debbie M Cheng, Donald Allensworth-Davies, Jeffrey H Samet and Richard Saitz
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:35
  15. Male participation is a crucial component in the optimization of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services. This is especially so where prevention strategies to decrease Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) of H...

    Authors: John Ditekemena, Olivier Koole, Cyril Engmann, Richard Matendo, Antoinette Tshefu, Robert Ryder and Robert Colebunders
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:32
  16. On 17 November 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/66/170) designating 11 October as the first International Day of the Girl Child choosing ending child marriages as the theme...

    Authors: Joar Svanemyr, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Charlotte Sigurdson Christiansen and Michael Mbizvo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:31
  17. Malawi has a high perinatal mortality rate of 40 deaths per 1,000 births. To promote neonatal health, the Government of Malawi has identified essential health care packages for improving maternal and neonatal ...

    Authors: Lily C Kumbani, Ellen Chirwa, Address Malata, Jon Øyvind Odland and Gunnar Bjune
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:30
  18. Each year, more than 1 in 10 of the world’s babies are born preterm, resulting in 15 million babies born too soon. World Prematurity Day, November 17, is a global effort to raise awareness about prematurity. T...

    Authors: Mary V Kinney, Joy E Lawn, Christopher P Howson and José Belizan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:28
  19. Unmet need for family planning is responsible for 7.4 million disability-adjusted life years and 30% of the maternity-related disease burden. An estimated 35% of births are unintended and some 200 million coup...

    Authors: Abbey Byrne, Alison Morgan, Eliana Jimenez Soto and Zoe Dettrick
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:27
  20. Contraceptive use including short acting, long acting and permanent methods positively influence the socio-economic development of a nation by allowing families to space and limit their family size to their ec...

    Authors: Abulie Takele, Getu Degu and Mezgebu Yitayal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:26
  21. Home delivery in unhygienic environment is common in Nepal. This study aimed to identify whether practice of delivery is changing over time and to explore the factors contributing to women’s decision for choic...

    Authors: Saraswoti Kumari Shrestha, Bilkis Banu, Khursida Khanom, Liaquat Ali, Narbada Thapa, Babill Stray-Pedersen and Bhimsen Devkota
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:25
  22. Indonesia has high levels of biological need for infertility treatment, great sociological and psychological demand for children, and yet existing infertility services are underutilized. Access to adequate com...

    Authors: Linda Rae Bennett, Budi Wiweko, Aucky Hinting, IB Putra Adnyana and Mulyoto Pangestu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:24
  23. Preterm birth is a major cause of neonatal mortality, responsible for 28% of neonatal deaths overall. The administration of antenatal corticosteroids to women at high risk of preterm birth is a powerful perina...

    Authors: Fernando Althabe, José M Belizán, Agustina Mazzoni, Mabel Berrueta, Jay Hemingway-Foday, Marion Koso-Thomas, Elizabeth McClure, Elwyn Chomba, Ana Garces, Shivaprasad Goudar, Bhalchandra Kodkany, Sarah Saleem, Omrana Pasha, Archana Patel, Fabian Esamai, Waldemar A Carlo…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:22
  24. Adolescents in developing countries face a range of sexual and reproductive health problems. Lack of health care service for reproductive health or difficulty in accessing them are among them. In this study we...

    Authors: Mesfin Tilahun, Bezatu Mengistie, Gudina Egata and Ayalu A Reda
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:19
  25. The status of men’s knowledge of and awareness to maternal, neonatal and child health care are largely unknown in Bangladesh and the effect of community focused interventions in improving men’s knowledge is la...

    Authors: Hashima E Nasreen, Margaret Leppard, Mahfuz Al Mamun, Masuma Billah, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Mosiur Rahman and Peter Nicholls
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:18
  26. Introducing a new method into family planning programs requires careful attention to ensure it meets an actual need and has a positive effect on program goals. The Standard Days Method® is a fertility awarenes...

    Authors: Rebecka Lundgren, Irit Sinai, Priya Jha, Marie Mukabatsinda, Luisa Sacieta and Federico R León
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:17
  27. Vaginal examination (VE), is a frequent procedure during childbirth. It is the most accepted ways to assess progress during childbirth, but its repetition at short intervals has no value. Over years, VE contin...

    Authors: Sahar J Hassan, Johanne Sundby, Abdullatif Husseini and Espen Bjertness
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:16
  28. Caesarean section rates in Brazil have been steadily increasing. In 2009, for the first time, the number of children born by this type of procedure was greater than the number of vaginal births. Caesarean sect...

    Authors: Maria do Carmo Leal, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Marcos Augusto Bastos Dias, Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama, Daphne Rattner, Maria Elizabeth Moreira, Mariza Miranda Theme Filha, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Ana Paula Esteves Pereira, Jacqueline Alves Torres, Sonia Duarte Azevedo Bittencourt, Eleonora D’orsi, Antonio JLA Cunha, Alvaro Jorge Madeiro Leite, Rejane Silva Cavalcante, Sonia Lansky…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:15
  29. Intimate partner violence against women is more prevalent in Ethiopia and among the highest in the world. This study was aimed to explore the attitudes of the community on intimate partner violence against wom...

    Authors: Sileshi Garoma Abeya, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework and Alemayeh Worku Yalew
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:14
  30. This study aims at examining parent-young people communication about sexual and reproductive health related topics and factors associated with it from both young people’s and parents’ perspectives.

    Authors: Dessalegn W Tesso, Mesganaw A Fantahun and Fikre Enquselassie
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:13
  31. Malaria infection in pregnancy is a major risk factor for maternal and child death, and substantially increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and low birthweight. The aim of this study therefore is to as...

    Authors: Olorunfemi E Amoran, Adebayo A Ariba and Christy A Iyaniwura
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:12
  32. Over the years awareness and uptake of cervical cancer screening services has remained poor in developing countries. Problems associated with cervical cancer incidence include late reporting, ignorance and cul...

    Authors: Chizoma Millicent Ndikom and Bola Abosede Ofi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:11
  33. Mobile health (mHealth) is emerging as a useful tool to improve healthcare access especially in the developing world, where limited access to health services is linked to poor antenatal care, and maternal and ...

    Authors: Gabriela Cormick, Natalie A Kim, Ashlei Rodgers, Luz Gibbons, Pierre M Buekens, José M Belizán and Fernando Althabe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:9
  34. Unsafe abortion's significant contribution to maternal mortality and morbidity was a critical factor leading to liberalization of Nepal's restrictive abortion law in 2002. Careful, comprehensive planning among...

    Authors: Ghazaleh Samandari, Merrill Wolf, Indira Basnett, Alyson Hyman and Kathryn Andersen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:7
  35. One factor that contributes to high maternal mortality in developing countries is the delayed use of Emergency Obstetric-Care (EmOC) facilities. The objective of this study was to determine the factors that hi...

    Authors: Mahmoud Ghazi Tabatabaie, Zahra Moudi and AbouAli Vedadhir
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:5

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