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  1. Assessment of well-being in high-risk pregnancy (HRP) is the key to achieve positive maternal and fetal outcomes. Although there are a wide range of instruments for well-being assessment, none of them is compr...

    Authors: Kobra Mirzakhani, Talat Khadivzadeh, Farhad Faridhosseini and Abbas Ebadi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:218
  2. South Africa has one of the highest burdens of adolescents with perinatally-acquired HIV (APHIV) in the world. APHIV in South Africa have limited access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education and se...

    Authors: Scarlett Bergam, Thobekile Sibaya, Nompumelelo Ndlela, Mpume Kuzwayo, Messaline Fomo, Madeleine H. Goldstein, Vincent C. Marconi, Jessica E. Haberer, Moherndran Archary and Brian C. Zanoni
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:217
  3. Abortion is a legally restricted, yet common reproductive life event among women in Burkina Faso; however, women’s abortion experiences vary greatly depending on their social and economic capital, partner invo...

    Authors: Fiacre Bazié, Haley L. Thomas, Meagan E. Byrne, Boukary Kindo, Suzanne O. Bell and Caroline Moreau
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:212
  4. Ethical dilemmas at both the individual and structural level are part of the daily work of midwives and gender inequality and injustice can affect women’s sexual and reproductive health. Mainstream bioethical ...

    Authors: Monica Christianson, Sine Lehn and Marianne Velandia
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:211
  5. Given the instrumental role long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) play in reducing unintended pregnancies, there is a need to understand the factors that predict their use among adolescent girls and yo...

    Authors: Francis Sambah, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Charles Lwanga Tengan, Tarif Salihu and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:209
  6. Perinatal intimate partner violence is a hidden under reported and difficult to identify problem which has negative effects on mother and child. The present study aimed to explore barriers and facilitators of ...

    Authors: Malikeh Amel Barez, Khadijeh Mirzaii Najmabadi, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari, Mojtaba Mousavi Bazaz and Raheleh Babazadeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:208
  7. The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated pre-existing challenges associated with adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Evolving evidence suggest that it could adversely impact the progress...

    Authors: Sylvester Reuben Okeke, Dina Idriss-Wheeler and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:207
  8. Endometrial adenocarcinoma (EC) is the fifth most common cancer in women worldwide, standard treatment for EC includes hysterectomy, but it results in the loss of reproductive function. Thus, conservative trea...

    Authors: Xin Zhao, Jumin Niu, Cong Shi and Zhihui Liu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:206
  9. An estimated one-third of women in Ghana use contraceptives without the knowledge of their partners, a phenomenon known as Covert Contraceptive Use (CCU). Most research on CCU to date has focused on individual...

    Authors: Mawuli Kushitor, Elizabeth G. Henry, Akua Danquah Obeng-Dwamena, Martin Wiredu Agyekum, Caesar Agula, Theophilus Toprah, Iqbal Shah and Ayaga A. Bawah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:205
  10. In Rwanda, only 20% of sexually active unmarried young women use family planning as compared to 64% of married women. Adolescence is an important time of growth and development that often includes the initiati...

    Authors: Hilary Schwandt, Angel Boulware, Julia Corey, Ana Herrera, Ethan Hudler, Claudette Imbabazi, Ilia King, Jessica Linus, Innocent Manzi, Madelyn Merritt, Lyn Mezier, Abigail Miller, Haley Morris, Dieudonne Musemakweli, Uwase Musekura, Divine Mutuyimana…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:204
  11. The importance of improving men’s and women’s knowledge of sexual and reproductive health has been emphasised in numerous global health policies. Fertility awareness literature highlights a disproportionately ...

    Authors: Bola Grace, Jill Shawe, Geraldine Barrett, Nafisat Ohunene Usman and Judith Stephenson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:203
  12. Although early case studies have indicated that fear of childbirth can predate a woman’s first pregnancy, the concept of preconception fear of childbirth is largely unexplored. The few studies reporting on the...

    Authors: Elisabet Rondung, Susanna Magnusson and Elin Ternström
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:202
  13. Anencephaly is a fatal congenital anomaly characterized by the absence of brain hemispheres and cranial arch. Timely preventive measures can be taken by knowing the exact prevalence of this common neural tube ...

    Authors: Nader Salari, Behnaz Fatahi, Reza Fatahian, Payam Mohammadi, Adibeh Rahmani, Niloofar Darvishi, Mona Keivan, Shamarina Shohaimi and Masoud Mohammadi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:201
  14. Globally, around 4 million babies die within the first month of birth annually with more than 3 million stillbirths. Of them, 99% of newborn deaths and 98% of stillbirths occur in developing countries. Despite...

    Authors: Muluwas Amentie Zelka, Alemayehu Worku Yalew and Gurmesa Tura Debelew
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:200
  15. Person-centered maternity care is respectful and responsive care to individual women’s preferences, needs, and values and ensuring that their values guide all clinical decisions during childbirth. It is recogn...

    Authors: Azezew Ambachew Tarekegne, Berhanu Wordofa Giru and Bazie Mekonnen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:199
  16. This study aimed to investigate the medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) + HMG protocol vs ultra-long gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist protocol in patients with advanced ovarian endometriosis who recei...

    Authors: Haiyan Guo, Tong Du, Hongyuan Gao, Qianwen Xi, Ling Wu, Qifeng Lyu and Qianqian Zhu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:198
  17. Reproductive tract infection has become a major public health issue all over the world for its high and growing prevalence. It can cause adverse pregnancy outcomes in pregnant women and their foetuses. This st...

    Authors: Jun Liu, Mengyao Zeng, Liu Yang, Yanyan Mao, Yang He, Min Li, Qing Chen, Weijin Zhou, Liang Chen and Qianxi Zhu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:197
  18. Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) plays a critical role in promoting youth and adolescent's sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing. However, little is known about the enablers and barriers affectin...

    Authors: Malizgani Paul Chavula, Joseph Mumba Zulu and Anna-Karin Hurtig
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:196
  19. Mother to child human immune virus (HIV) transmission is the passage of HIV from mother to her child during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breast-feeding. The objective of this study was to identify determinant...

    Authors: Mengistie Kassahun Tariku
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:195
  20. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide, particularly in resource-limited countries such as Ethiopia. Findings from a few studies were inconsistent and in...

    Authors: Tadesse Tolossa, Getahun Fetensa, Edgeit Abebe Zewde, Merga Besho and Tafese Dejene Jidha
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:194
  21. Institutional delivery care-seeking behavior is considered a crucial step in preventing maternal and child death. However, the barriers and facilitators related to institutional delivery care-seeking behavior ...

    Authors: Adane Nigusie, Telake Azale, Mezgebu Yitayal and Lemma Derseh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:193
  22. In recent years, results on the association between serum uric acid (UA) and pregnancy outcomes have been inconsistent, and the association between urea nitrogen (UN) and adverse pregnancy outcomes in normal p...

    Authors: Lanlan Wu, Yao Liu, Zengyou Liu, Hengying Chen, Siwen Shen, Yuanhuan Wei, Ruifang Sun and Guifang Deng
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:192
  23. Discussions around quality of abortion care have been focused mainly on service-delivery aspects inside healthcare facilities. More recently, with availability of medical abortion (MA), increase in its self-us...

    Authors: Ankita Shukla, Lucía Vazquez-Quesada, Isabel Vieitez, Rajib Acharya and Saumya RamaRao
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:191
  24. It has been proved that mutations in the PADI6 gene can cause early embryo arrest. This study describes a newly discovered mutation in PADI6 that expands the genetic spectrum of early embryo arrest.

    Authors: Xiaoxia Wang, Huimin Zhu, Yi He, Jun Zeng, Jing Zhao, Qiuping Xia, Lingqian Wu, Zhongyuan Yao and Yanping Li
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:190
  25. The onset of mental illness such as depression and anxiety disorders in pregnancy and postpartum period is common. The coronavirus induced disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting public policy respo...

    Authors: Theresa Hübner, Tanja Wolfgang, Ann-Catrin Theis, Magdalena Steber, Lea Wiedenmann, Achim Wöckel, Joachim Diessner, Grit Hein, Marthe Gründahl, Ulrike Kämmerer, Sarah Kittel-Schneider and Catharina Bartmann
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:189
  26. Pre-eclampsia is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity that involves pregnancy-related stressors on the maternal cardiovascular and metabolic systems. As nutrition is important to support optimal...

    Authors: Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Shazmeen Omar, Kerri Scherbinsky, Marianne Vidler, Laura A. Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Sophie E. Moore and Rajavel Elango
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:188
  27. Ineffective or no use of contraception following an unintended pregnancy contributes to a subsequent unintended pregnancy. This study aimed to determine whether women’s experiences of unintended pregnancies af...

    Authors: Md Nuruzzaman Khan and M. Mofizul Islam
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:187
  28. The high mortality rate of cervical cancer in developing countries is mainly related to inefficient screening programs. The aim of the present study was, thus, to determine the effect of an educational interve...

    Authors: Zahra Hosseini, Shokrollah Mohseni, Rahimeh Momeni, Teamur Aghamolaei, Azin Alavi and Sara Dadipoor
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:186
  29. In Argentina, a group of feminist activists, the Socorristas en Red, provide information and accompaniment to people seeking abortions, including beyond 13 weeks gestation. Recently-released WHO guidelines for ab...

    Authors: Brianna Keefe-Oates, Chelsea G. Tejada, Ruth Zurbriggen, Belén Grosso and Caitlin Gerdts
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:185
  30. June 24th, 2022, a day that will be etched in today and future generations’ textbooks as a historic day, the United States of America revoked the constitutional right to seek safe abortion care. Overturning Ro...

    Authors: Karine Coen-Sanchez, Bassey Ebenso, Ieman Mona El-Mowafi, Maria Berghs, Dina Idriss-Wheeler and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:184
  31. Ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening occurrence and is an important cause of pregnancy-related mortality. We launched the study to investigate the distribution and its variation trend of the ectopic pregnan...

    Authors: Panpan Tang, Xiaomao Li, Wenwei Li, Yunhui Li, Yu Zhang and Yuebo Yang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:182
  32. Although several interventions integrating maternal, neonatal, child health and nutrition with family planning have been implemented and tested, there is still limited evidence on their effectiveness to guide ...

    Authors: Denise Kpebo, Abou Coulibaly, Wambi Maurice Evariste Yameogo, Sujata Bijou, Ramatoulaye Hamidou Lazoumar, Halima Tougri, Marguerite N’dour and Seni Kouanda
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:181
  33. Globally, programs that educate young people about pubertal body changes are vital. In some communities, teaching sexual education in schools has been the subject of debate. This is probably why access to sexu...

    Authors: Sarah Nantono Bunoti, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye and Lynn Atuyambe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:180
  34. Poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes amongst adolescent girls in India have been associated with inadequate knowledge of SRH. Evidence suggests that social media can promote health-seeking behavi...

    Authors: Ria Saha, Pintu Paul, Sanni Yaya and Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:178
  35. Even though several severe maternal morbidity (SMM) indicators exist globally, indicators that can serve as international standards are needed. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the SMM risk assessment us...

    Authors: Jin Young Nam
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:177
  36. With increasing restrictions on abortion across the United States, we sought to understand whether people seeking abortion would consider ending their pregnancy on their own if unable to access a facility-base...

    Authors: Lauren Ralph, Katherine Ehrenreich, Shelly Kaller and M. Antonia Biggs
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:176
  37. The male engagement framework for reproductive health, which presents men as family planning users, supportive partners, and agents of change, is being increasingly incorporated into family planning strategies...

    Authors: Lucy W. Ruderman, Catherine Packer, Akuzike Zingani, Philemon Moses and Holly M. Burke
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:174
  38. Authors: Elsie Akwara, Kereta Worknesh, Lemessa Oljira, Lulit Mengesha, Mengistu Asnake, Emiamrew Sisay, Dagem Demerew, Marina Plesons, Wegen Shirka, Azmach Hadush and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:173

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  39. In developing countries, including Ethiopia the risk of neonatal death can be easily prevented and avoided by implementing essential newborn care with simple, low cost, and a short period time immediately afte...

    Authors: Alemu Degu Ayele, Lebeza Alemu Tenaw, Bekalu Getnet Kassa, Gedefaye Nibret Mihretie, Habtamu Gebrehana Belay, Adanech Getie Teffera, Eden Workneh Aychew, Enyew Dagnew Yehuala and Tigist Seid Yimer
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:172
  40. Prematurity and its complications are the leading cause of death and disability in children under five in Africa and North America, affecting as many as one in ten pregnancies. Screening tests to predict prete...

    Authors: Emma Smith, Cecilia Milford, Kenneth Ngure, Sara Newmann, Nicholas B. Thuo, Susana Berrios, Mags E. Beksinska, Nelly Mugo and Larry Rand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:171
  41. Reproductive coercion and abuse (RCA) interferes with a person’s reproductive autonomy and can be classified into behaviours that are pregnancy promoting or pregnancy preventing (including coerced abortion). H...

    Authors: Nicola Sheeran, Kari Vallury, Leah S. Sharman, Bonney Corbin, Heather Douglas, Brenna Bernardino, Maria Hach, Leanne Coombe, Sophie Keramidopoulos, Regina Torres-Quiazon and Laura Tarzia
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:170
  42. In South Africa, universal access to health care services, including those relating to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care, is contained in Section 27 of the Constitution and commits the country to suppo...

    Authors: Nkechi Obisie-Nmehielle, Ishmael Kalule-Sabiti and Martin Palamuleni
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:169
  43. Authors: Natasha Amartey and Bassey Ebenso
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:167
  44. Although critical, the preconception phase in women’s lives is comparatively ignored. The presence of some risk factors during this phase adversely affects the wellbeing of the woman and the pregnancy outcome....

    Authors: Prakash Prabhakarrao Doke, Jayashree Sachin Gothankar, Amruta Paresh Chutke, Sonali Hemant Palkar, Archana Vasantrao Patil, Prasad Dnyandeo Pore, Khanindra Kumar Bhuyan, Madhusudan Vamanrao Karnataki, Aniruddha Vinayakrao Deshpande, Aparna Nishikant Shrotri and Arvinder Pal Singh Narula
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:166
  45. Antenatal care (ANC) visits, institutional delivery, and postnatal care (PNC) visits are vital to improve the health of mothers and newborns. Despite improved access to these routine maternal and newborn healt...

    Authors: Resham B. Khatri, Jo Durham, Rajendra Karkee and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:163

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