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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Rural-to-urban migration involves a high proportion of females because job opportunities for female migrants have increased in urban industrial areas. Those who migrate may be healthier than those staying in t...

    Authors: Le Anh Thi Kim, Lien Thi Lan Pham, Lan Hoang Vu and Esther Schelling
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:4
  4. India launched a national conditional cash transfer program, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), aimed at reducing maternal mortality by promoting institutional delivery in 2005. It provides a cash incentive to wome...

    Authors: Kristi Sidney, Vishal Diwan, Ziad El-Khatib and Ayesha de Costa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:2
  5. IUD uptake remains low in Pakistan, in spite of three major efforts to introduce the IUD since the 1960s, the most recent of these being through the private sector. This study examines barriers to IUD recommen...

    Authors: Sohail Agha, Aslam Fareed and Joseph Keating
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:40
  6. Unsafe abortion is a significant contributor to worldwide maternal mortality; however, abortion law and policy liberalization could lead to drops in unsafe abortion and related deaths. This review provides an ...

    Authors: Janie Benson, Kathryn Andersen and Ghazaleh Samandari
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:39
  7. Understanding the strategies that health care providers employ in order to invite men to participate in maternal health care is very vital especially in today's dynamic cultural environment. Effective utilizat...

    Authors: Lucy I Kululanga, Johanne Sundby, Address Malata and Ellen Chirwa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:36
  8. to evaluate mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) rates and related factors in HIV-infected pregnant women from a tertiary hospital between 2000 and 2009.

    Authors: Adriane M Delicio, Helaine Milanez, Eliana Amaral, Sirlei S Morais, Giuliane J Lajos, João Luiz C Pinto e Silva and José Guilherme Cecatti
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:35
  9. In 2000, the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set targets for reducing child mortality and improving maternal health by 2015.

    Authors: Marilza VC Rudge, Izildinha Maestá, Paula MSS Moura, Cibele VC Rudge, Glilciane Morceli, Roberto AA Costa, Joelcio Abbade, José C Peraçoli, Steven S Witkin and Iracema MP Calderon
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:34
  10. Improving knowledge of obstetric danger signs and promoting birth preparedness practices are strategies aimed at enhancing utilization of skilled care in low-income countries. The aim of the study was to explo...

    Authors: Jerome K Kabakyenga, Per-Olof Östergren, Eleanor Turyakira and Karen O Pettersson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:33
  11. To build a reference curve for the area of Wharton's jelly (WJ) in low-risk pregnancies from 13 to 40 weeks and to assess its relationship with estimated fetal weight (EFW).

    Authors: Cristiane Barbieri, Jose G Cecatti, Fernanda G Surita, Maria L Costa, Emilio F Marussi and Jose V Costa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:32
  12. Pregnancy is a good time to develop healthy lifestyle habits including regular exercise and good nutrition. Programs of physical exercise for pregnant women have been recommended; however, there are few refere...

    Authors: Carmen P Ribeiro and Helaine Milanez
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:31
  13. Zimbabwe suffers from one of the greatest burdens of HIV/AIDS in the world that has been compounded by social and economic instability in the past decade. However, from 2001 to 2009 HIV prevalence among 15-49 ...

    Authors: W Douglas Evans, Noah Taruberekera, Kim Longfield and Jeremy Snider
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:29
  14. Many women in Russia rely on abortion as a primary birth control method. Although refusal to use contraceptives, including condoms, may undermine public health efforts to decrease HIV sexual risk behaviors, fe...

    Authors: Nadia Abdala, Weihai Zhan, Alla V Shaboltas, Roman V Skochilov, Andrei P Kozlov and Tatiana V Krasnoselskikh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:28
  15. Little is known about the fertility desires of HIV infected individuals on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). In order to contribute more knowledge to this topic we conducted a study to determine if...

    Authors: Walter Kipp, Jennifer Heys, Gian S Jhangri, Arif Alibhai and Tom Rubaale
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:27
  16. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful traditional practice with severe health complications, deeply rooted in many Sub-Saharan African countries. In The Gambia, the prevalence of FGM/C is 78.3...

    Authors: Adriana Kaplan, Suiberto Hechavarría, Miguel Martín and Isabelle Bonhoure
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:26
  17. A high body mass index (BMI) has been associated with reduced semen quality and male subfecundity, but no studies following obese men losing weight have yet been published. We examined semen quality and reprod...

    Authors: Linn Berger Håkonsen, Ane Marie Thulstrup, Anette Skærbech Aggerholm, Jørn Olsen, Jens Peter Bonde, Claus Yding Andersen, Mona Bungum, Emil Hagen Ernst, Mette Lausten Hansen, Erik Hagen Ernst and Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:24
  18. Women aged 40-44 years in 2005 ought to have been subjected to much more influence on attitudes and knowledge on contraceptive methods during their fertile period than women who were in the same age span in 19...

    Authors: Adam Sydsjö, Ann Josefsson, Marie Bladh and Gunilla Sydsjö
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:23
  19. To evaluate the performance of the WHO criteria for defining maternal near miss and identifying deaths among cases of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) admitted for intensive care.

    Authors: José G Cecatti, João P Souza, Antonio F Oliveira Neto, Mary A Parpinelli, Maria H Sousa, Lale Say and Robert C Pattinson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:22
  20. Sub-Saharan Africa is among the countries where 10% of girls become mothers by the age of 16 years old. The United Republic of Tanzania located in Sub-Saharan Africa is one country where teenage pregnancy is a...

    Authors: Frida Madeni, Shigeko Horiuchi and Mariko Iida
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:21
  21. Women's reproductive rights, reproductive health, and constitutional privacy rights in the United States are addressed in light of the contemporary onslaught of the Christian Right. The misuse of State power b...

    Authors: Gene Grabiner
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:20
  22. Increasing access to safe abortion services is the most effective way of preventing the burden of unsafe abortion, which is achieved by increasing safe choices for pregnancy termination. Medical abortion for t...

    Authors: Mulatu A Woldetsadik, Tegbar Y Sendekie, Mary T White and Desalegn T Zegeye
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:19
  23. Maternal mortality in developing countries is high and international targets for reduction are unlikely to be met. Zambia's maternal mortality ratio was 591 per 100,000 live births according to survey data (20...

    Authors: Mary B Hadley and Mary Tuba
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:17
  24. Parent-child communication about sex is an important proximal reproductive health outcome. But while campaigns to promote it such as the Parents Speak Up National Campaign (PSUNC) have been effective, little i...

    Authors: W Douglas Evans, Kevin C Davis, Cindy Umanzor, Kajal Patel and Munziba Khan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:15
  25. In Brazil, concern with the quality of life of pregnant women is one of the points emphasized in the Program for the Humanization of Prenatal Care and Childbirth launched in 2000. However, there are few refere...

    Authors: Ana L Vallim, Maria J Osis, José G Cecatti, Érica P Baciuk, Carla Silveira and Sérgio R Cavalcante
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:14
  26. Since 2001, a referral system has been operating in Kayes (Mali) to reduce maternal and perinatal deaths. Normal deliveries are managed in community health centers (CHC). Complicated cases are referred to a di...

    Authors: Maman Dogba, Pierre Fournier, Alexandre Dumont, Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui, Caroline Tourigny and Safoura Berthe-Cisse
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:13
  27. The disability associated with depression and its impact on maternal and child health has important implications for public health policy. While the prevalence of postnatal depression is high, there are no pre...

    Authors: Mary Hartley, Mark Tomlinson, Erin Greco, W Scott Comulada, Jacqueline Stewart, Ingrid le Roux, Nokwanele Mbewu and Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:9
  28. Guidelines for safe gamete donation have emphasised donor screening, although none exist specifically for testing oocyte recipients. Pre-treatment assessment of anonymous donor oocyte IVF treatment in Ireland ...

    Authors: Anthony PH Walsh, Ahmed B Omar, Kevin D Marron, David J Walsh, Umme Salma and E Scott Sills
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:8
  29. Nepalese women lag behind men in many areas, such as educational attainment, participation in decision-making and health service utilization, all of which have an impact on reproductive health outcomes. This p...

    Authors: Ramesh Adhikari and Yothin Sawangdee
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:7
  30. To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of polyunsaturated fatty acids for the treatment of the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) using a graded symptom scale and to assess the effect of this treatment on basal pla...

    Authors: Edilberto A Rocha Filho, José C Lima, João S Pinho Neto and Ulisses Montarroyos
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:2
  31. In the United States, nearly half of high school students are sexually active, and adolescents experience high rates of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Parents can have an important inf...

    Authors: Ellen K Wilson and Helen P Koo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:31
  32. Pakistan has high maternal mortality, particularly in the rural areas. The delay in decision making to seek medical care during obstetric emergencies remains a significant factor in maternal mortality.

    Authors: Farid Midhet and Stan Becker
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2010 7:30

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