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  1. The loss of large amounts of blood postpartum can lead to severe maternal morbidity and mortality. Understanding the nature of postpartum blood loss distribution is critical for the development of efficient an...

    Authors: José Ferreira de Carvalho, Gilda Piaggio, Daniel Wojdyla, Mariana Widmer and A. Metin Gülmezoglu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:199

    Content type: Research

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  2. Adolescence is the period between 10 and 19 years with peculiar physical, social, psychological and reproductive health characteristics. Rates of adolescent pregnancy are increasing in developing countries, wi...

    Authors: Getachew Mullu Kassa, A. O. Arowojolu, A. A. Odukogbe and Alemayehu Worku Yalew

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:195

    Content type: Review

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  3. In Brazilian private hospitals, caesarean section (CS) is almost universal (88%) and is integrated into the model of birth care. A quality improvement intervention, “Adequate Birth” (PPA), based on four drivin...

    Authors: Jacqueline Alves Torres, Maria do Carmo Leal, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Ana Paula Esteves-Pereira, Andreza Rodrigues Nakano, Maysa Luduvice Gomes, Ana Claudia Figueiró, Marcos Nakamura-Pereira, Elaine Fernandes Viellas de Oliveira, Bárbara Vasques da Silva Ayres, Jane Sandall, José M Belizán and Zulmira Hartz

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:194

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Most pregnancies are unplanned in Ethiopia. This is due to ignorance of the types and efficacy of each method of contraception they are associated with vast and unpredictable complications. Most of the time, t...

    Authors: Berhan Tsegaye and Andargachew Kassa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:193

    Content type: Research

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  5. Women from lower socioeconomic groups tend to be at greater risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, but are less likely to participate in preconception counselling compared to higher socioeconomic groups. This cou...

    Authors: Mirjam P. Fransen, Miriam E. Hopman, Laxsini Murugesu, Ageeth N. Rosman and Sian K. Smith

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:192

    Content type: Research

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  6. In low resource circumstances, non-adherence for available health services is a major cause of inefficiency in health care delivery. MHealth has been projected as a possible solution to support women during pr...

    Authors: Fasil Wagnew, Getenet Dessie, Animut Alebel, Henok Mulugeta, Yihalem Abebe Belay and Amanuel Alemu Abajobir

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:191

    Content type: Research

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  7. Unsafe abortion contributes to maternal deaths 13% globally and 25–35% of Ethiopia. By considering the problem of unsafe abortion, Ethiopia amended a law that permits abortion under certain circumstances. Howe...

    Authors: Tilahun Fufa Debela and Misgun Shewangizaw Mekuria

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:190

    Content type: Research

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  8. There are few rigorous studies evaluating the benefits of vertical versus integrated delivery of healthcare services, and limited published studies describing conceptual models of integration at service-delive...

    Authors: Cecilia Milford, Fiona Scorgie, Letitia Rambally Greener, Zonke Mabude, Mags Beksinska, Abigail Harrison and Jennifer Smit

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:189

    Content type: Research

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  9. Increased access to contraceptive methods has been established as a cost-effective strategy for developing countries to reduce maternal and child mortality. Intentions to contraceptive uptake appear to be best...

    Authors: Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha, Hailay Siyum Belay and Getachew Mebrahtu Welay

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:188

    Content type: Research

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  10. Sex composition of living children within the context of “sex preference” and its association with various reproductive health outcomes has been extensively studied in South and South East Asia. Although sex p...

    Authors: Sebastian Eliason, Frank Baiden, Derek Anamaale Tuoyire and Kofi Awusabo-Asare

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:187

    Content type: Research

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  11. Reproductive and mental health are key domains of adolescent wellbeing but possible interrelationships are poorly understood. This cross-sectional study evaluated the association between psychopathology and re...

    Authors: Pietro Gambadauro, Vladimir Carli, Camilla Wasserman, Gergö Hadlaczky, Marco Sarchiapone, Alan Apter, Judit Balazs, Julio Bobes, Romuald Brunner, Doina Cosman, Christian Haring, Christina W Hoven, Miriam Iosue, Michael Kaess, Jean Pierre Kahn, Elaine McMahon…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:186

    Content type: Research

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  12. In January 2018, UNESCO, together with UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, and the WHO, completed the substantial technical and political process of updating the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Educ...

    Authors: Joanna Herat, Marina Plesons, Chris Castle, Jenelle Babb and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:185

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. Evidence shows that negative childbirth experiences may lead to undesirable effects including failure to breastfeed, reduced love for the baby, emotional upsets, post-traumatic disorders and depression among m...

    Authors: Josephine Namujju, Richard Muhindo, Lilian T. Mselle, Peter Waiswa, Joyce Nankumbi and Patience Muwanguzi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:183

    Content type: Research

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  14. Birth preparedness and complication readiness is an essential component of safe motherhood programs that promote appropriate utilization of skilled maternal and neonatal care. Preparing for childbirth and its ...

    Authors: Abadi Kidanemariam Berhe, Achenef Asmamaw Muche, Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu and Getachew Mullu Kassa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:182

    Content type: Review

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  15. Adolescents living with HIV (ALWHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa encounter multiple health problems that are often unrecognised by the public and the healthcare workforce. The aim of this systematic review was to id...

    Authors: Maggie Zgambo, Fatch Welcome Kalembo and Balwani Chingatichifwe Mbakaya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:180

    Content type: Review

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  16. Globally, around 2.6 million neonatal deaths occur world-wide every year and the numbers of stillbirths is almost similar. Pakistan is ranked among the highest countries in the world for neonatal mortality. In...

    Authors: Anam Feroz, Mohsina Noor Ibrahim, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Sayyeda Reza, Zahid Abbasi, Jamal Raza, Haleema Yasmin, Khadija Bano, Afia Zafar, Elizabeth M. McClure, Robert L. Goldenberg and Sarah Saleem

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:179

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. In 2014, the governor of Washington State mandated that all hospitals publically post a reproductive health policy amidst concerns about the lack of clarity among the public how hospitals handled various aspec...

    Authors: Hilary M Schwandt, Bethany Sparkle and Moriah Post-Kinney

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:178

    Content type: Research

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  18. Obstetric hemorrhage (OH) remains one of the leading causes of maternal mortality, particularly in rural Africa. Tanzania has a high maternal mortality ratio, and approximately 80% of the population accesses h...

    Authors: Godfrey Mbaruku, Michelle Skaer Therrien, Robert Tillya, Selemani Mbuyita, Zacharia Mtema, Iddajovana Kinyonge, Ritha Godfrey, Silas Temu and Suellen Miller

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:177

    Content type: Research

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  19. Considering the importance of attachment in child’s development and mother’s health, various related factors and also lack of necessary information in this regard in our country, the research team decides to c...

    Authors: Vajihe Atashi, Shahnaz Kohan, Zahra Salehi and Kobra Salehi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:176

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. Post-partum haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal deaths in Mozambique. In 2015, the Mozambican Ministry of Health launched the National Strategy for the Prevention of Post-Partum Haemorrhage at the Com...

    Authors: Karen Hobday, Jennifer Hulme, Caroline Homer, Páscoa Zualo Wate, Suzanne Belton and Ndola Prata

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:174

    Content type: Research

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  21. Early childbearing comes at high health costs to girls, the children they bear, their future life chances and the larger society. Nationally representative data suggest variation in onset of childbearing acros...

    Authors: Michael O N Kunnuji, Idongesit Eshiet and Chinyere C P Nnorom

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:173

    Content type: Research

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  22. Studies of user satisfaction with family planning services (FPSs) have been conducted in different countries, and have been employed to identify ways of improving health, reducing costs and implementing reform...

    Authors: Allison Marie Slater, Fatima Estrada, Leticia Suarez-Lopez, Elvia de la Vara-Salazar and Lourdes Campero

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:172

    Content type: Research

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  23. The Missed Opportunities for Maternal and Infant Health (MOMI) project, which aimed at upgrading maternal and infant postpartum care (PPC), implemented a package of interventions including the integration of mate...

    Authors: Danielle Yugbaré Belemsaga, Anne Goujon, Aristide Bado, Seni Kouanda, Els Duysburgh, Marleen Temmerman and Olivier Degomme

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:171

    Content type: Research

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  24. Despite legalization of abortion in Nepal in 2002, many women are still unable to access legal services. This paper examines providers’ views, experiences with abortion denial, and knowledge related to abortio...

    Authors: Mahesh C Puri, Sarah Raifman, Biddhya Khanal, Dev Chandra Maharjan and Diana Greene Foster

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:170

    Content type: Research

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  25. We conducted a systematic review to summarize the global evidence on person-centered care (PCC) interventions in delivery facilities in order to: (1) map the PCC objectives of past interventions (2) to explore...

    Authors: Nicholas Rubashkin, Ruby Warnock and Nadia Diamond-Smith

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:169

    Content type: Review

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  26. Uganda is far from meeting the sustainable development goals on maternal and neonatal mortality with a maternal mortality ratio of 383/100,000 live births, and 33% of the women gave birth by 18 years. The neon...

    Authors: Isabella Epiu, Josaphat Byamugisha, Andrew Kwikiriza and Meg Amy Autry

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:168

    Content type: Research

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  27. Respectful maternity care research in Tanzania continues to increase. This is an overview of the literature summarizing research based on the domains which comprise this quality of care indicator, ranging from...

    Authors: Karline Wilson-Mitchell, Lucia Eustace, Jamie Robinson, Aloisia Shemdoe and Stephano Simba

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:167

    Content type: Review

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  28. Unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions are prevalent in regions where women and adolescent girls have unmet contraceptive needs. Globally, about 25 million unsafe abortions take place every year. In countri...

    Authors: Ulrika Rehnström Loi, Matilda Lindgren, Elisabeth Faxelid, Monica Oguttu and Marie Klingberg-Allvin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:166

    Content type: Research

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  29. Self-injection of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate may offer greater discretion and increase access to injectable contraception, particularly for those who face challenges accessing clinic servic...

    Authors: Jane Cover, Allen Namagembe, Justine Tumusiime, Jeanette Lim and Carie Muntifering Cox

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:165

    Content type: Research

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  30. Condoms are an important prevention method in the transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted infections as well as unintended pregnancy. Individual-level factors associated with condom use include family sup...

    Authors: Aparna Jain, Elizabeth Tobey, Hussein Ismail and Annabel Erulkar

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:164

    Content type: Research

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  31. Low birth weight (LBW) is one of the most important factors affecting child morbidity and mortality worldwide. Antenatal care (ANC) is an opportunity for reaching pregnant women with a number of interventions ...

    Authors: Tadese Ejigu Tafere, Mesganaw Fanthahun Afework and Alemayehu Woreku Yalew

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:163

    Content type: Research

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  32. Globally 3.1 million children die each year in their neonatal period (first 28 days of life) according to World Health Organization (WHO) 2011 report. Half of these surprisingly occur within the first 24 h of ...

    Authors: Tesfaye Yitna Chichiabellu, Baze Mekonnen, Feleke Hailemichael Astawesegn, Birhanu Wondimeneh Demissie and Antehun Alemayehu Anjulo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:162

    Content type: Research

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  33. Ethiopia is among the ten world countries with highest maternal death rates that accounts for more than 59% of global maternal deaths. Uterine rupture is one of the dangerous obstetric problems with high poten...

    Authors: Fikru Abebe, Ephrem Mannekulih, Abebe Megerso, Abdurahman Idris and Tsegaye Legese

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:161

    Content type: Research

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  34. Pre-pregnancy weight and weight gained during pregnancy significantly influence maternal and infant health. Little information is available regarding optimal gestational weight gain (GWG) in relation to pre-pr...

    Authors: Ronald Wanyama, Gerald Obai, Pancras Odongo, Mike N. Kagawa and Rhona K. Baingana

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:160

    Content type: Research

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  35. The World Health Organization identifies pregnant women as at high-risk for severe influenza, but influenza vaccines are underutilized among pregnant women. Data on influenza burden during pregnancy are largel...

    Authors: Fatimah S. Dawood, Danielle Hunt, Archana Patel, Wanitchaya Kittikraisak, Yeny Tinoco, Kunal Kurhe, Giselle Soto, Danielle Hombroek, Shikha Garg, Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, Oswaldo Gonzales, Savita Bhargav, Mark G. Thompson, Bajaree Chotpitayasunondh, Richard Florian, Amber Prakash…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:159

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Exploring barriers contributing to low utilization of Antenatal Care (ANC) during the first trimester of pregnancy is of national programmatic importance. We conducted an exploratory study in 2013 at Bilira He...

    Authors: Chancy S. Chimatiro, Precious Hajison, Effie Chipeta and Adamson S. Muula

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:158

    Content type: Research

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  37. Prematurity and low birth weight are significant predictors of perinatal morbidity and mortality and are influenced by the overall health and socioeconomic status of the pregnant mother. Although Cyprus is cha...

    Authors: Paraskevi Stylianou-Riga, Panayiotis Kouis, Paraskevi Kinni, Angelos Rigas, Thalia Papadouri, Panayiotis K. Yiallouros and Mamas Theodorou

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:157

    Content type: Research

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  38. Adolescent girls with a history of maltreatment are at heightened risk for health-risking behaviors, including unsafe sexual behaviors and drug use. However, few studies have examined the views of this populat...

    Authors: Miriam Clark, Rohanna Buchanan, Rachel Kovensky and Leslie D. Leve

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:156

    Content type: Research

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  39. Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Encouraging the use of skilled birth attendance in health facilities is an important step in the endeavor to increase the number of sa...

    Authors: Stefanie Theuring, Alimamy Philip Koroma and Gundel Harms

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:155

    Content type: Research

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  40. The principal aim of this study was to understand how communication between parents and health professionals concerning prematurity occurs, from delivery to admission to the neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

    Authors: Maria J. O. Miele, Rodolfo C. Pacagnella, Maria J. D. Osis, Carina R. Angelini, Jussara L. Souza and José G. Cecatti

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:154

    Content type: Research

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  41. In recent years, mistreatment during childbirth has captured the public health and maternal health consciousness as not only an affront to women’s rights but also a formidable deterrent to the uptake of facili...

    Authors: Shannon A. McMahon, Rose John Mnzava, Gaudiosa Tibaijuka and Sheena Currie

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:153

    Content type: Commentary

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  42. Integration of family planning (FP) services into non-FP care visits is an essential strategy for reducing maternal and neonatal mortality through reduction of short birth intervals and unplanned pregnancies.

    Authors: M. M. Dynes, E. Bernstein, D. Morof, L. Kelly, A. Ruiz, W. Mongo, P. Chaote, R. N. Bujari and F. Serbanescu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:152

    Content type: Research

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  43. There is an increasing awareness that infertility in Sub-Saharan Africa constitutes a severe social and public health problem. Few of the existing studies on infertility explicitly take into account the differ...

    Authors: Susan Dierickx, Ladan Rahbari, Chia Longman, Fatou Jaiteh and Gily Coene

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:151

    Content type: Research

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  44. Abortion stigma is experienced by women seeking abortion services and by abortion providers in a range of legal contexts, including Uruguay, where abortion was decriminalized up to 12 weeks gestation in 2012. ...

    Authors: Roosbelinda Cárdenas, Ana Labandera, Sarah E. Baum, Fernanda Chiribao, Ivana Leus, Silvia Avondet and Jennifer Friedman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:150

    Content type: Research

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  45. Previous studies indicated that excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) was positively associated with offspring obesity. Nevertheless, little is known about the effect of GWG on offspring thinness. This study...

    Authors: Nianqing Wan, Li Cai, Weiqing Tan, Ting Zhang, Jiewen Yang and Yajun Chen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:149

    Content type: Research

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