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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Review

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. 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

    Content type: Editorial

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Review

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. Obstetric haemorrhage continues to be a leading cause of maternal mortality, contributing to more than a quarter of the 2,443,000 maternal deaths reported between 2003 and 2009. During this period, about 70% o...

    Authors: Sumangala B. Chikkamath, Geetanjali M. Katageri, Ashalata A. Mallapur, Sunil S. Vernekar, Manjunath S. Somannavar, Gilda Piaggio, Guillermo Carroli, José Ferreira de Carvalho, Fernando Althabe, G. Justus Hofmeyr, Mariana Widmer, Ahmet Metin Gulmezoglu and Shivaprasad S. Goudar

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:230

    Content type: Research

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  34. Preconception care is one of the preventive strategies in maternal and new-born health as recommended by WHO. However, in sub-Saharan Africa there is poor preconception care practices. This study examined know...

    Authors: Mtondera Munthali, Isabel Kazanga Chiumia, Chrispin Mandiwa and Saul Mwale

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:229

    Content type: Research

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  35. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of the unmet need and identifying factors associated with the unmet need among women of reproductive age living with HIV in Oromia regional state, Ethi...

    Authors: Dereje Bayissa Demissie, Gizachew Abdissa Bulto and Rose Mmusi-Phetoe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:227

    Content type: Research

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  36. The intrauterine contraceptive device, a type of long-acting reversible contraception, is one of the most effective and safe contraceptive methods. In Ethiopia, intrauterine contraceptive device is little know...

    Authors: Bekalu Getnet Kassa, Alemu Degu Ayele, Habtamu Gebrehana Belay, Adanech Getie Tefera, Gebrehiwot Ayalew Tiruneh, Netsanet Temesgen Ayenew, Gedefaye Nibret Mihiretie, Lebeza Alemu Tenaw, Abenezer Melkie Semahegn and Mulugeta Dilie Worku

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:225

    Content type: Review

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  37. Child sexual abuse (CSA) refers to the involvement of a child (< 18 years) in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, or for which the child is not deve...

    Authors: Legesse Abera, Abdulahi Aliye, Kalbesse Tadesse and Alemu Guta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:224

    Content type: Research

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  38. We examined the evidence derived from healthcare professionals’ interfacing with women with female genital mutilation (FGM) to comprehend the referral pathways available to these women in Australia.

    Authors: Carolyne Njue, Edward K. Ameyaw, Bright O. Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Samuel Kimani

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:223

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. Quality of care (QOC) is increasingly identified as an important contributor to healthcare outcomes, however little agreement exists on what constitutes quality in abortion care or the recommended indicators f...

    Authors: Katherine C. Whitehouse, Rebecca Blaylock, Shelly Makleff and Patricia A. Lohr

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:221

    Content type: Research

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  40. The ministry of health (MOH) of Ethiopia recommends 4 or more focused antenatal care (ANC) visits at health centre (HC) or at a higher level of health facility (HF). In Ethiopia, few studies investigated time ...

    Authors: Tegene Legese Dadi, Girmay Medhin, Habtamu Kebebe Kasaye, Getnet Mitike Kassie, Mulusew Gerbaba Jebena, Wasihun Adualem Gobezie, Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu and Alula Meresa Teklu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:220

    Content type: Research

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