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  1. This study set out to investigate how incentives for mothers, health workers and boda–boda riders can improve the community-based referral process and deliveries in the rural community of Busoga region in Ugan...

    Authors: Kharim Mwebaza Muluya, John Francis Mugisha, Peter Kithuka, Kenneth Rucha Kibaara, David Gangu Muwanguzi, Otieno George Ochieng, Andre Yitambe and Irene Wananda
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:24
  2. Almost all pregnant people in Sri Lanka receive antenatal care by public health midwives. While there is strong infrastructure in Sri Lanka for postpartum mental health care, the current practices within anten...

    Authors: Sage Wyatt, Truls Ostbye, Vijitha De Silva and Qian Long
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:23
  3. Contraceptive use in Rwanda tripled since 2005. This study aims to understand the role of coordinated and integrated public family planning service delivery in achieving this increase in contraceptive use in R...

    Authors: Adriana Scanteianu, Hilary M. 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…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:22
  4. Aerobic vaginitis is a common cause of vaginal discharge in reproductive-age women, increasing the risk of negative pregnancy outcomes such as premature delivery, abortion, premature rupture of membranes and s...

    Authors: Xiaotong Ma, Ming Wu, Chen Wang, Huiyang Li, Aiping Fan, Yingmei Wang, Cha Han and Fengxia Xue
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:21
  5. Schistosomiasis is an acute and chronic disease caused by parasitic worms, that can take two main forms: intestinal or urogenital. If left untreated, the urogenital form can lead to female genital schistosomia...

    Authors: Julie Jacobson, Anastasia Pantelias, Megan Williamson, Eyrun Floerecke Kjetland, Alison Krentel, Margaret Gyapong, Pamela Sabina Mbabazi and Amadou Garba Djirmay
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:20
  6. Prior research has established that an individual’s social environment may influence his or her reproductive behaviors, yet less is known about peer influence on contraceptive use among young people (ages 15–2...

    Authors: Lisa M. Calhoun, Anastasia Mirzoyants, Sylvia Thuku, Lenka Benova, Therese Delvaux, Thomas van den Akker, Courtney McGuire, Bernard Onyango and Ilene S. Speizer
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:16
  7. Ethiopia is striving to reduce unmet need for family planning (FP) and implementation of the health extension program (HEP) is one of the major actions that the country took to address health issues of rural c...

    Authors: Daniel Tadesse, Girmay Medhin, Getnet M. Kassie, Tegene Legese Dadi, Setegn Tigabu, Mekdes Demissie, Mussie Alemayehu, Mulusew J. Gerbaba, Bisrat F. Denberu and Alula M. Teklu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:15
  8. Inter-delivery interval (IDI) has been proven to be a factor associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. However, the optimal IDI in trial of labor after cesarean delivery (TOLAC) remains unclear. ...

    Authors: Jiaming Rao, Dazhi Fan, Huiting Ma, Dongxin Lin, Huishan Zhang, Zixing Zhou, Pengsheng Li, Gengdong Chen, Demei Lu, Yan Liu, Zhaoxia Wu, Jieyun He, Xinjuan Liu, BingJie Peng, Xiaoling Guo and Zhengping Liu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:14
  9. There is growing interest in long-term outcomes following infertility and infertility treatment. However, there are few detailed longitudinal cohorts available for this work. This study aimed to assemble a his...

    Authors: Emily Sadecki, Amy Weaver, Yulian Zhao, Elizabeth A. Stewart and Alessandra J. Ainsworth
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:13
  10. Obstetric fistula (OF) is a significant cause of maternal morbidity in lower resource settings where women experience obstructed labor without timely access to skilled obstetric care. The true prevalence of OF...

    Authors: Chi Chiung Grace Chen, Annelise Long, Denis Rwabizi, Gerard Mbabazi, Ntwali Ndizeye, Blaise Dushimiyimana and Eugene Ngoga
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:12
  11. Kenya’s contraceptive prevalence rate at 53% is low, with wide disparity among the 47 counties that make up the country (2–76%). Significant financial investment is required to maintain this level of contracep...

    Authors: James Kiragu Ngacha and Richard Ayah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:11
  12. Adolescent childbearing increases the risk of adverse health and social consequences including school dropout (SDO). However, it remains unclear why some teenage mothers drop out of school and others do not, e...

    Authors: Joëlle L. Sobngwi-Tambekou, Marthe Tsague-Agnoux, Léopold K. Fezeu and Flavien Ndonko
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:10
  13. Numerous studies have documented inconsistent reporting of sexual behaviour by adolescents. The validity and reliability of self-reported data on issues considered sensitive, incriminating or embarrassing, is ...

    Authors: Katja Isaksen, Ingvild Sandøy, Joseph Zulu, Andrea Melberg, Sheena Kabombwe, Mweetwa Mudenda, Patrick Musonda and Joar Svanemyr
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:9
  14. Egypt has made progress in delaying age at marriage, but child marriage continues to be practiced in many places across the country. This study investigates the impacts of child marriage on the health and well...

    Authors: Shatha Elnakib, May Elsallab, Maha Abdel Wanis, Shadia Elshiwy, Nishan Prasana Krishnapalan and Nada Aghar Naja
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:8
  15. Sexual and reproductive health education among girls and women has several reproductive health benefits, including improved contraceptive knowledge, contraception use at first intercourse, increased chance of ...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Leonard Baatiema, Samuel Dery, Augustine Ankomah and John Kuumuori Ganle
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:7
  16. Male partner’s approval is a key determinant of contraceptive use for women living in Sub-Saharan Africa and improving men’s support and couple communication is a cornerstone of family planning programs. Howev...

    Authors: Julie H. Hernandez, Saleh Babazadeh, Philip A. Anglewicz and Pierre Z. Akilimali
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:6
  17. A Near Miss Mother (NMM) who survives life-threatening conditions, experiences intense physical, emotional, and psychological consequences following the maternal near-miss (MNM) events. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Sedigheh Abdollahpour, Abbas Heydari, Hosein Ebrahimipour, Farhad Faridhoseini and Talat Khadivzadeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:5
  18. The hormonal Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a highly effective contraceptive option growing in popularity and availability in many countries. The hormonal IUD has been shown to have high rates of satisfaction an...

    Authors: Kendal Danna, Grace Jaworski, Bakoly Rahaivondrafahitra, Francia Rasoanirina, Anthony Nwala, Masauso Nqumayo, Gina Smith, Pierre Moon, Ashley Jackson, Sarah Thurston and Amanda Kalamar
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:4
  19. Multiple contraindications to combined hormonal contraceptives (CHC) use exist. The impact of these factors on contraceptive choice, particularly among women living with HIV (WLWH), is not well understood. We ...

    Authors: Chadni C. Khondoker, Angela Kaida, Anna Marquez, Amber R. Campbell, Hélène C. F. Côté, Arianne Y. Albert, Neora Pick, Evelyn J. Maan, Emilie A. B. Russell, Jerilynn C. Prior, Chelsea Elwood, Jason Brophy and Melanie C. M. Murray
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:3
  20. Cervical cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among Ethiopian women, killing an estimated 4700 women each year. As the government rolls out the country’s first national cancer control strategy, ...

    Authors: Sahai Burrowes, Sarah Jane Holcombe, Cheru Tesema Leshargie, Alexandra Hernandez, Anthony Ho, Molly Galivan, Fatuma Youb and Eiman Mahmoud
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:2
  21. Health service providers play a significant role in crafting and implementing health policies and programs that manage adolescent sexual health-related issues at different health system levels. These influence...

    Authors: Wilfred Njabulo Nunu, Lufuno Makhado, Jabu Tsakani Mabunda and Rachel Tsakani Lebese
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:1
  22. Prior to COVID-19, postnatal resettled refugee women in Canada reported barriers to healthcare and low levels of social support, contributing to maternal health morbidities. The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be...

    Authors: Emma Stirling Cameron, Howard Ramos, Megan Aston, Marwa Kuri and Lois Jackson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:256
  23. Infertility is a reproductive health problem which affects not only individuals, families and social populations. Recently, the infertility rate in China has a trend of increase year by year, and few studies h...

    Authors: Shoujing Liang, Yuanhui Chen, Qian Wang, Huanhuan Chen, Chenchen Cui, Xiaohang Xu, Qingwen Zhang and Cuilian Zhang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:254
  24. Despite the fact that marriage below the age of 18 years is illegal in India, a considerable number of females get married and start childbearing during their adolescent years. There is low prevalence of contr...

    Authors: Ijyaa Singh, Ankita Shukla, Jissa Vinoda Thulaseedharan and Gurpreet Singh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:253

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  25. Despite gendered dimensions of COVID-19 becoming increasingly apparent, the impact of COVID-19 and other respiratory epidemics on women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health (SRH) have yet to be synthesize...

    Authors: Trena I. Mukherjee, Angubeen G. Khan, Anindita Dasgupta and Goleen Samari
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:252
  26. Women use various terms when discussing the management of their fertility and menstrual irregularities and may interpret the experience of ending a possible pregnancy in nuanced ways, especially when their pre...

    Authors: Grace Sheehy, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Funmilola M. OlaOlorun, Rosine Mosso, Fiacre Bazié, Caroline Moreau and Suzanne O. Bell
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:251
  27. Pregnancy can be a stressful period for most women and their family members, and the mental wellbeing of pregnant women can face serious challenges. Social support can play a role in improving the psychologica...

    Authors: Asres Bedaso, Jon Adams, Wenbo Peng and David Sibbritt
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:250
  28. Population level data on sexual practices, behaviours and health-related outcomes can ensure that responsive, relevant health services are available for all people of all ages. However, while billions of dolla...

    Authors: Lianne Gonsalves, Erin C. Hunter, Vanessa Brizuela, Joseph D. Tucker, Megan L. Srinivas, Evelyn Gitau, Catherine H. Mercer, Nathalie Bajos and Debbie Collins
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:249
  29. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread disruption to essential health service provision globally, including in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Recognising the criticality of sexual and reproduct...

    Authors: Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:248
  30. World health organization (WHO) defines intimate partner violence (IPV) is physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by an intimate partner or ex-partner or spouse to a woman. From all forms of violence, ~ 1.3 mill...

    Authors: Solomon Shitu, Alex Yeshaneh and Haimanot Abebe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:246
  31. Rates of unplanned adolescent pregnancy and unsafe induced abortions are very high in Sub-Saharan African countries including Tanzania. Despite their availability and accessibility, modern family planning meth...

    Authors: Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Ever Mkonyi, Stella E. Mushy, Maria Trent, Zobeida Bonilla, Agnes F. Massae, Gift G. Lukumay, Lucy R. Mgopa, Inari Mohammed, James Wadley, Michael W. Ross, Sebalda Leshabari and B. R. Simon Rosser
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:245
  32. Monitoring clients’ experiences with contraceptive care is vital to inform quality improvement efforts and ensure fulfillment of individuals’ human rights. The Quality of Contraceptive Counseling (QCC) Scale i...

    Authors: Kay Walker, Ndola Prata, Maureen Lahiff, Ximena Quintero and Kelsey Holt
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:244
  33. Early adolescence is a critical period where social norms, attitudes, and behaviors around gender equality form. Social norms influence adolescent choices and behaviors and are reinforced by caregivers and com...

    Authors: Anjalee Kohli, Bryan Shaw, Mathilde Guntzberger, Judi Aubel, Mamadou Coulibaly and Susan Igras
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:243
  34. The emergence of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in humans has been an important tool for the treatment of infertility. The number of treatments performed in Latin America has been increasing, and Mexic...

    Authors: Alma López, Miguel Betancourt, Eduardo Casas, Socorro Retana-Márquez, Lizbeth Juárez-Rojas and Fahiel Casillas
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:241
  35. Unsafe abortion remains a leading cause of maternal mortality globally. Many factors can influence women’s decisions around where to seek abortion care; however, little research has been done on abortion care ...

    Authors: Meagan E. Byrne, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Funmilola M. OlaOlorun, Caroline Moreau and Suzanne O. Bell
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:240
  36. There is substantial evidence that contraceptive side-effects are a major deterrent to consistent use of contraception but few studies in low- or middle-income countries explore the role of specific side-effec...

    Authors: Linnea A. Zimmerman, Dana O. Sarnak, Celia Karp, Shannon N. Wood, Saifuddin Ahmed, Fredrick Makumbi and Simon P. S. Kibira
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:239
  37. Adolescent and young women (10–24 years old) are habitually a neglected group in humanitarian settings. Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an unmet aspect of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and an addi...

    Authors: Rachel E. Soeiro, Leila Rocha, Fernanda G. Surita, Luis Bahamondes and Maria L. Costa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:238
  38. The choice of contraceptive method is a complex decision, and professionals should offer counselling based on the preferences, values and personal situation of the user(s). Some users are unsatisfied with the ...

    Authors: Laura Reyes-Martí, Lourdes Rubio-Rico, Laura Ortega-Sanz, Laia Raigal-Aran, Miriam de la Flor-López, Alba Roca-Biosca, Francesc Valls-Fonayet, Montse Moharra-Francés, Ramon Escuriet-Peiro and María Inmaculada de Molina-Fernández
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:237
  39. The period after childbirth poses a substantial risk both to the mother and the newborn. Yet, this period received less attention as compared to the cares provided during pregnancy and childbirth. Hence, this ...

    Authors: Netsanet Belete Andargie and Gurmesa Tura Debelew
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:234
  40. Receiving quality antenatal care (ANC) from skilled providers is essential to ensure the critical health circumstances of a pregnant woman and her child. Thus, this study attempted to assess which risk factors ar...

    Authors: Berhanu Teshome Woldeamanuel and Tadesse Ayele Belachew
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:233

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