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  1. Content type: Research

    Lack of respectful maternity care (RMC) is increasingly recognized as a human rights issue and a key deterrent to women seeking facility-based deliveries. Ensuring facility-based RMC is essential for improving...

    Authors: M. M. Dynes, E. Twentyman, L. Kelly, G. Maro, A. A. Msuya, S. Dominico, P. Chaote, R. Rusibamayila and F. Serbanescu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:41

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    Women’s access to abortion care is often denied or hampered due to a range of barriers, many of which are rooted in abortion stigma. Abortion values clarification and attitude transformation (VCAT) workshops a...

    Authors: Katherine L. Turner, Erin Pearson, Allison George and Kathryn L. Andersen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:40

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  3. Content type: Research

    Daysy is a fertility monitor that uses the fertility awareness method by tracking and analyzing the individual menstrual cycle. In addition, Daysy can be connected to the application DaysyView to transfer stor...

    Authors: Martin C. Koch, Johannes Lermann, Niels van de Roemer, Simone K. Renner, Stefanie Burghaus, Janina Hackl, Ralf Dittrich, Sven Kehl, Patricia G. Oppelt, Thomas Hildebrandt, Caroline C. Hack, Uwe G. Pöhls, Stefan P. Renner and Falk C. Thiel

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:37

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  4. Content type: Research

    HIV status disclosure to male partners is important for optimal outcomes in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Depending on timing of HIV diagnosis or pregnancy status, readiness to...

    Authors: Angela Odiachi, Salome Erekaha, Llewellyn J. Cornelius, Christopher Isah, Habib O. Ramadhani, Laura Rapoport and Nadia A. Sam-Agudu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:36

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  5. Content type: Research

    The sex composition of existing children has been shown to influence childbearing decision-making and behaviors of women and couples. One aspect of this influence is the preference for sons. In India, where so...

    Authors: Sowmya Rajan, Priya Nanda, Lisa M. Calhoun and Ilene S. Speizer

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:35

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  6. Content type: Research

    Public funding for fertility services within the United Kingdom is limited, and therefore, strict guidance exists regarding who can be offered treatment under the National Health Service (NHS). Body mass index...

    Authors: Prasanna Raj Supramaniam, Monica Mittal, Enda McVeigh and Lee Nai Lim

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:34

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  7. Content type: Research

    Phthalates, a class of endocrine disruptors, have been demonstrated to accelerate loss of ovarian follicle pool via disrupting folliculogenesis, and lead to diminished ovarian reserve. However, human data are ...

    Authors: Yao-Yao Du, Na Guo, Yi-Xin Wang, Xiang Hua, Tao-Ran Deng, Xue-Mei Teng, Yang-Cheng Yao and Yu-Feng Li

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:33

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  8. Content type: Research

    The paucity of human resources for health buoyed by excessive workloads has been identified as being responsible for poor quality obstetric care, which leads to high maternal mortality in Nigeria. While there ...

    Authors: Friday Okonofua, Lorretta Ntoimo, Rosemary Ogu, Hadiza Galadanci, Rukiyat Abdus-salam, Mohammed Gana, Ola Okike, Kingsley Agholor, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola and Abdullahi Randawa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:32

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  9. Content type: Research

    In Sierra Leone, 34% of pregnancies and 40% of maternal deaths are in the adolescent population. Risks are known to be higher for younger adolescents, this being borne out by a household survey in Eastern Free...

    Authors: Lucy November and Jane Sandall

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:31

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  10. Content type: Research

    Female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C, herein FGM) is a widespread and harmful practice. The Government developed a national campaign in Sudan, called Saleema, to change social norms discouraging FGM. S...

    Authors: Andrea C. Johnson, W. Douglas Evans, Nicole Barrett, Howida Badri, Tamador Abdalla and Cody Donahue

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:30

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  11. Content type: Research

    Screening services for cervical pre-cancerous lesions is currently available for all women aged 30–49 years at public hospitals in Ethiopia. Though women’s knowledge and their attitude are determinants for the...

    Authors: Alehegn Bishaw Geremew, Abebaw Addis Gelagay and Telake Azale

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:29

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  12. Content type: Research

    Unintended pregnancy is associated with poorer health outcomes for women and their families. In Tajikistan, around 26% of married 15–24 year old women have an unmet need for contraception. There is some eviden...

    Authors: Ona McCarthy, Irrfan Ahamed, Firuza Kulaeva, Ravshan Tokhirov, Salokhiddin Saibov, Marieka Vandewiele, Sarah Standaert, Baptiste Leurent, Phil Edwards, Melissa Palmer and Caroline Free

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:28

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2018 15:52

  13. Content type: Research

    Occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is an authority with limited resources. Therefore, research conducted in such a setting should be prioritized and coordinated to follow a national research agenda. This stu...

    Authors: Niveen M. E. Abu-Rmeileh, Rula Ghandour, Marina Tucktuck and Mohammad Obiedallah

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:27

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  14. Content type: Research

    Gamete and embryo donors undergo genetic screening procedures in order to maximise the health of donor-conceived offspring. In the era of genomic medicine, expanded genetic screening may be offered to donors f...

    Authors: David J. Amor, Annabelle Kerr, Nandini Somanathan, Alison McEwen, Marianne Tome, Jan Hodgson and Sharon Lewis

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:26

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  15. Content type: Research

    In 2011, family planning (FP) services were integrated at Martin Preuss Centre (MPC), in urban Lilongwe, Malawi. To date, no previous study evaluated pregnancy rates among HIV-positive women after the integrat...

    Authors: Hannock Tweya, Caryl Feldacker, Salem Gugsa and Sam Phiri

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:25

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  16. Content type: Research

    Adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH), problems such as unplanned pregnancies are complex and multifactorial, thus requiring multifaceted prevention interventions. Evaluating the impact of such inter...

    Authors: Kathya Cordova-Pozo, Andrea J. Hoopes, Freddy Cordova, Bernardo Vega, Zoyla Segura and Arnold Hagens

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:24

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  17. Content type: Review

    Several studies have identified how mistreatment during labour and childbirth can act as a barrier to the use of health facilities. Despite general agreement that respectful maternity care (RMC) is a fundament...

    Authors: Soo Downe, Theresa A. Lawrie, Kenny Finlayson and Olufemi T. Oladapo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:23

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Although shift works is a certain treat for female reproductive health, but currently, there is no standardized instrument for measuring reproductive health among female shift workers. This study aims to devel...

    Authors: Maryam Nikpour, Aram Tirgar, Abbas Ebadi, Fatemeh Ghaffari, Mojgan Firouzbakht and Mahmod Hajiahmadi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:22

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  19. Content type: Research

    Adolescents in South Africa remain vulnerable to HIV. Therefore, it is crucial to provide accessible adolescent-friendly HIV prevention interventions that are sensitive to their needs. This study aimed to inve...

    Authors: Mamakiri Mulaudzi, Busisiwe Nkala Dlamini, Jenny Coetzee, Kathleen Sikkema, Glenda Gray and Janan Janine Dietrich

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:21

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  20. Content type: Commentary

    The health of women and children are critical for global development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescent’s Health 2016–2030 aim to re...

    Authors: A. C. Moran, A. B. Moller, D. Chou, A. Morgan, S. El Arifeen, C. Hanson, L. Say, T. Diaz, I. Askew and A. Costello

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:19

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    The recent commentary article in this journal by Chandra-Mouli et al. speaks of a never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception. We endorse the positive ‘can-do’ tone...

    Authors: Leon Bijlmakers, Billie de Haas and Anny Peters

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:18

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  22. Content type: Commentary

    We thank Bijlmakers et al. for their interest in our article, “A never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception, and what we must do to make full use of it”, and are g...

    Authors: Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Marina Plesons, Emily Sullivan, Lianne Gonsalves and Lale Say

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:17

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Maternal sepsis is the underlying cause of 11% of all maternal deaths and a significant contributor to many deaths attributed to other underlying conditions. The effective prevention, early identification and ...

    Authors: Mercedes Bonet, Joao Paulo Souza, Edgardo Abalos, Bukola Fawole, Marian Knight, Seni Kouanda, Pisake Lumbiganon, Ashraf Nabhan, Ruta Nadisauskiene, Vanessa Brizuela and A. Metin Gülmezoglu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:16

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  24. Content type: Research

    Making use of good, evidence based routines, for management of normal childbirth is essential to ensure quality of care and prevent, identify and manage complications if they occur. Two essential routine care ...

    Authors: Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Richard Forget Kiritta, Tarek Meguid and Johanne Sundby

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:14

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  25. Content type: Research

    Adolescents have significant sexual and reproductive health needs. However, complex legal frameworks, and social attitudes about adolescent sexuality, including the values of healthcare providers, govern adole...

    Authors: Alex Müller, Sarah Spencer, Talia Meer and Kristen Daskilewicz

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:12

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  26. Content type: Research

    To consider the thoughts and actions of healthcare personnel in situations when an adverse prenatal diagnosis must be communicated, including appropriate strategies and skills to respond to information needs a...

    Authors: José Atienza-Carrasco, Manuel Linares-Abad, María Padilla-Ruiz and Isabel María Morales-Gil

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:11

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  27. Content type: Research

    Integration of family planning counselling and method provision into safe abortion services is a key component of quality abortion care. Numerous barriers to post-abortion family planning (PAFP) uptake exist. ...

    Authors: Susy Wendot, Rachel H. Scott, Inviolata Nafula, Isaac Theuri, Edward Ikiugu and Katharine Footman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:10

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  28. Content type: Research

    Despite global gains, women in hard-to-reach areas are at a relatively higher risk of death and disability related to childbirth. Traditional methods of measuring satisfaction may mask negative experiences (su...

    Authors: Emily Peca and John Sandberg

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:9

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  29. Content type: Research

    Over the last two decades, facility-based childbirths in Tanzania have only minimally increased by 10% partly because of healthcare providers’ disrespect and abuse (D&A) of women during childbirth. Although nu...

    Authors: Kana Shimoda, Shigeko Horiuchi, Sebalda Leshabari and Yoko Shimpuku

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:8

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  30. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], it came to the authors’ attention that the Acknowledgements section was not completed correctly. The Acknowledgements of the article should have been as follows.

    Authors: Mercedes Bonet, Vicky Nogueira Pileggi, Marcus J. Rijken, Arri Coomarasamy, David Lissauer, João Paulo Souza and Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:6

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2017 14:67

  31. Content type: Research

    Vital signs measurement can identify pregnant and postpartum women who require urgent treatment or referral. In low-resource settings, healthcare workers have limited access to accurate vital signs measuring d...

    Authors: Hannah L. Nathan, Helena Boene, Khatia Munguambe, Esperança Sevene, David Akeju, Olalekan O. Adetoro, Umesh Charanthimath, Mrutyunjaya B. Bellad, Annemarie de Greeff, John Anthony, David R. Hall, Wilhelm Steyn, Marianne Vidler, Peter von Dadelszen, Lucy C. Chappell, Jane Sandall…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:5

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  32. Content type: Research

    Disrespect and abuse (D&A) of women during childbirth by the attending staff in health facilities has been widely reported in many countries. Although D&A in labor rooms is recognized as a deterrent to materna...

    Authors: Anteneh Asefa, Delayehu Bekele, Alison Morgan and Michelle Kermode

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:4

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  33. Content type: Research

    Individuals affected by cancer report a need for information about fertility from health care professionals (HCPs), in order to inform decision making and alleviate anxiety. However, there is evidence that man...

    Authors: Jane M. Ussher, Chloe Parton and Janette Perz

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:2

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  34. Content type: Research

    American Muslim women are an understudied population; thus, significant knowledge gaps exist related to their most basic health behaviors and indicators. Considering this, we examined American Muslim women’s c...

    Authors: Henna Budhwani, Jami Anderson and Kristine R. Hearld

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:1

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  35. Content type: Research

    Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for approximately 66% of global maternal deaths. Poor person-centered maternity care, which emphasizes the quality of patient experience, contributes both directly and indirectly to...

    Authors: Patience A. Afulani, Leah Kirumbi and Audrey Lyndon

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:180

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  36. Content type: Research

    Young people are a group of population with sexual risk-taking behaviors. Despite efforts to inform them it is common for them to adopt risk conducts during their stay at University. The aim of this research w...

    Authors: Fátima Leon-Larios and Juana Macías-Seda

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:179

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  37. Content type: Research

    In Ghana, adolescents represent 22% of the total population. The rates of adolescent pregnancies are high. Of all births registered in the country in 2014, 30% were by adolescents, and 14% of adolescents aged ...

    Authors: Anne-Sophie Yussif, Anyetei Lassey, Gabriel Yao-kumah Ganyaglo, Eva J. Kantelhardt and Heike Kielstein

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:178

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  38. Content type: Correction

    The original version of this article [1] unfortunately contained a mistake. All occurrences in the main text referring to the research carried out in the following countries: Brazil, Honduras and Columbia shou...

    Authors: Moazzam Ali, Kelsey Miller, Rachel Folz, Brooke Ronald Johnson Jr and James Kiarie

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:177

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2017 14:19

  39. Content type: Research

    Early first-trimester medical abortion (MA) service (≤ 63 days) has been provided by doctors and nurses under doctors’ supervision since 2009 in Nepal. This paper assesses whether MA services provided by speci...

    Authors: Anand Tamang, Iqbal H. Shah, Pragya Shrestha, I. K. Warriner, Duolao Wang, Kusum Thapa, N. T. My Huong and Olav Meirik

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:176

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  40. Content type: Research

    Scarce research with pregnant women has led to a dearth of evidence to guide medical decisions about safe and effective treatment and preventive interventions for pregnant women and their potential offspring. ...

    Authors: Carla Saenz, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Rieke van der Graaf, Leslie Meltzer Henry and Anna C. Mastroianni

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):173

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

  41. Content type: Research

    Informed consent is the heart of ethical research. For any consent to be ethically valid, it should meet certain critical criteria— disclosure and understanding of relevant information, decision making compete...

    Authors: Hema Dhumale and Shivaprasad Goudar

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):166

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

  42. Content type: Research

    Kerala, the southernmost Indian state, is known as the diabetes capital of the country. A community-based lifestyle modification program was implemented in the rural areas of Kerala, India, to assess effective...

    Authors: Elezebeth Mathews

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):165

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

  43. Content type: Research

    The exclusion of pregnant women from health research remains a significant challenge globally. In settings where cultural traditions and gender norms support a more restricted decision-making role for women in...

    Authors: Kenneth Ngure, Susan Brown Trinidad, Kristin Beima-Sofie, Jared M. Baeten, Nelly R. Mugo, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Renee Heffron, Grace John-Stewart and Maureen C. Kelley

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):160

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

  44. Content type: Commentary

    Research during pregnancy is affected by multiple ethical challenges which have not received sufficient international attention and consideration from the bioethics, clinical, and policymaking communities work...

    Authors: Adrienne Hunt, Natalie Banner and Katherine Littler

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):158

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

  45. Content type: Introduction

    Despite a global need for the use of medication during pregnancy, the medical research community lacks robust evidence for safety and efficacy of treatments and preventives often taken by pregnant women. Given...

    Authors: Margaret Olivia Little and Marisha N. Wickremsinhe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):156

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

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