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  1. Pakistan has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios worldwide at 276/100,000 live births and only 51% percent of women receive four or more ANC visits. This means that there are missed opportunities for ...

    Authors: Anam Shahil Feroz, Naureen Akber Ali and Sarah Saleem

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:104

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  2. Improving respectful maternity care (RMC) is a recommended practice during childbirth as a strategy to eliminate the mistreatment of women and improve maternal health. There is limited evidence on the effectiv...

    Authors: Anteneh Asefa, Alison Morgan, Meghan A. Bohren and Michelle Kermode

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:103

    Content type: Research

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  3. Higher than expected adolescent pregnancy high rates continue globally, with repeated unplanned pregnancy (UP) in this age group is a public health problem. In Brazil, 16% of pregnancies occur in adolescents u...

    Authors: M. M. Barbieri, C. R. T. Juliato, L. Bahamondes and F. G. Surita

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:100

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  4. Turkey hosts the world’s largest community of Syrians displaced by the conflict. The Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a coordinated set of priority reproductive health services. There is not any scopi...

    Authors: M. Çöl, N. Bilgili Aykut, A. N. Usturalı Mut, C. Koçak, S. U. Uzun, A. Akın, L. Say and L. Kobeissi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:99

    Content type: Review

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  5. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel global public health emergency. Prenatal care (PNC) providing institutes should identify the needs and demands of pregnant women by optimizing the means of PNC se...

    Authors: Marzieh Masjoudi, Armin Aslani, Somayyeh Khazaeian and Azita Fathnezhad-Kazemi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:98

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Contraceptive utilization is a practice that helps individuals or couples to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Even though there is the widespread availability of contraceptives, induced abortion remains an alarming p...

    Authors: Lebeza Alemu, Yeshambel Agmus Ambelie and Muluken Azage

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:97

    Content type: Research

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  7. Reproductive coercion (RC), which includes contraceptive sabotage and pregnancy coercion, may help explain known associations between intimate partner violence (IPV) and poor reproductive health outcomes, such...

    Authors: Sabrina C. Boyce, Jasmine Uysal, Stephanie M. DeLong, Nicole Carter, Chi-Chi Undie, Wilson Liambila, Seri Wendoh and Jay G. Silverman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:96

    Content type: Research

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  8. Family planning (FP) is an essential component of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and contributes directly to SDG targets 3.7 and 5.6. In Pakistan, contraceptive use has remained stagnant over the past 5 y...

    Authors: Sarah Saleem, Narjis Rizvi, Anam Shahil Feroz, Sayyeda Reza, Saleem Jessani and Farina Abrejo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:95

    Content type: Research

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  9. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3, which is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all persons of all ages, street-involved young people (SIYP) must be assured of universal access to se...

    Authors: Atinuke O. Olaleye, Mary O. Obiyan and Morenike O. Folayan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:94

    Content type: Research

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  10. It has been reported that lifestyle factors may affect birth weight; however, few studies have explored the association between lifestyle factors and low birth weight in preterm and term births in China. The o...

    Authors: Chuhao Xi, Min Luo, Tian Wang, Yingxiang Wang, Songbai Wang, Lan Guo and Ciyong Lu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:93

    Content type: Research

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  11. The persistently high and stalled total fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa, including in Nigeria, calls for new efforts towards fertility reduction. Most efforts on fertility desire in sub-Saharan Africa have foc...

    Authors: Emmanuel Kolawole Odusina, Titilayo Ayotunde, Michael Kunnuji, Dorothy N. Ononokpono, Ghose Bishwajit and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:92

    Content type: Research

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  12. Egypt is one of three countries where half of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) victims live, despite its ban. To inform policy on the awareness of this ban and the impact of other interventions, this ...

    Authors: Aya Mostafa, Shaimaa Ashmawy Gaballah and Ghada Essamaldin Amin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:91

    Content type: Research

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  13. Reproductive health is the core science of human life and is critical to the healthy and sustainable development of human society. Since 1980, China has enforced a “one child” policy. With the implementation o...

    Authors: Mingzhu Chen, Yang Luo, Jingxia Fu, Ting Wang, Yanting Meng, Chen Xu and Si Qin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:90

    Content type: Research

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  14. Gestational age estimation is key to the provision of abortion, to ensure safety and successful termination of pregnancy. We compared gestational age based on reported last menstrual period and ultrasonography...

    Authors: Biani Saavedra-Avendano, Raffaela Schiavon, Patricio Sanhueza, Ranulfo Rios-Polanco, Laura Garcia-Martinez and Blair G. Darney

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:89

    Content type: Research

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  15. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. In Afghanistan, where most births take place at home without the assistance of a skilled birth attendant, there is a need for o...

    Authors: Dina F. Abbas, Shafiq Mirzazada, Jill Durocher, Shahfaqir Pamiri, Meagan E. Byrne and Beverly Winikoff

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:88

    Content type: Research

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  16. Recognizing the potential of the country’s large youth population and the importance of protecting and supporting its health and well-being, the Government of India committed to strengthening its programmes an...

    Authors: Alka Barua, Katherine Watson, Marina Plesons, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli and Kiran Sharma

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:87

    Content type: Review

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  17. Different types of staff support individuals with intellectual disability (ID) in their daily life, in schools, leisure activities and in special accommodations. This study aimed to gain a deeper understanding...

    Authors: Maria Wickström, Margareta Larsson and Berit Höglund

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:86

    Content type: Research

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  18. Effective communication and respect for women’s autonomy are critical components of person-centered care. Yet, there is limited evidence in low-resource settings on providers’ perceptions of the importance and...

    Authors: Patience A. Afulani, Laura Buback, Ann Marie Kelly, Leah Kirumbi, Craig R. Cohen and Audrey Lyndon

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:85

    Content type: Research

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  19. Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) targets have been included as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and indictors are important to monitor progress towards these targets. SRH indicators...

    Authors: Jing Fang, Shenglan Tang, Xiaoping Tan and Rachel Tolhurst

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:84

    Content type: Research

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  20. When certain complications arise during the second stage of labour, assisted vaginal delivery (AVD), a vaginal birth with forceps or vacuum extractor, can effectively improve outcomes by ending prolonged labou...

    Authors: Nicola Crossland, Carol Kingdon, Marie-Clare Balaam, Ana Pilar Betrán and Soo Downe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:83

    Content type: Research

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  21. Contraception is a key component of sustainable development, empowering women, reducing the risk of maternal and child mortality and promoting economic growth. It is part of the Sustainable Development Goals a...

    Authors: Cauane Blumenberg, Franciele Hellwig, Fernanda Ewerling and Aluísio J. D. Barros

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:82

    Content type: Research

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  22. Menstruation, a natural biologic process is associated with restrictions and superstitious beliefs in Nepal. However, factual data on women’s perspectives on menstrual practices and restrictions are scarce. Th...

    Authors: Amrita Mukherjee, Mingma Lama, Uddhav Khakurel, Alok Nath Jha, Fatima Ajose, Sanjeev Acharya, Kristina Tymes-Wilbekin, Marni Sommer, Pauline E. Jolly, Pema Lhaki and Sadeep Shrestha

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:81

    Content type: Research

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  23. Drug use is an important underlying factor in risky sexual behaviors. Risky sexual behaviors can lead to STIs and HIV/AIDS, especially in women. For better understanding of the relationship between drug use an...

    Authors: Hadis Sourinejad, Mahnaz Noroozi, Fariba Taleghani and Gholam Reza Kheirabadi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:80

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Parents are an important source of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information for very young adolescents and are likely to have a significant influence on adolescents’ sexual attitudes, values, and risk-...

    Authors: Beatrice W Maina, Boniface Ayanbekongshie Ushie and Caroline W Kabiru

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:79

    Content type: Research

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  25. Repeatedly adolescents in Africa have been experiencing early pregnancy by more than 50%, early parenthood by 30% and new HIV infections by more than 80%. Parent - Adolescent communication as an effective stra...

    Authors: Meseret Shiferaw Yibrehu and Bernard Mbwele

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:78

    Content type: Research

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  26. Reproductive coercion (RC) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are prevalent forms of gender-based violence (GBV) associated with reduced female control over contraceptive use and subsequent unintended pregnan...

    Authors: Jasmine Uysal, Nicole Carter, Nicole Johns, Sabrina Boyce, Wilson Liambila, Chi-Chi Undie, Esther Muketo, Jill Adhiambo, Kate Gray, Seri Wendoh and Jay G. Silverman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:77

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kun Tang, Junjian Gaoshan, Babatunde Ahonsi, Moazzam Ali, Mercedes Bonet, Nathalie Broutet, Edna Kara, Caron Kim, Anna Thorson and Soe Soe Thwin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:76

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2020 17:59

  28. The role of global initiatives in catalyzing change within national contexts is complex and less understood. Addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Kenya requires concerted efforts of both sta...

    Authors: Elsie Akwara and Priscilla Idele

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:75

    Content type: Research

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  29. Uganda has high adolescent pregnancy. The details of adolescent childbirth and urban/rural patterns are scarce. We investigated the levels, time trends and determinants of adolescent childbirth in Uganda separ...

    Authors: Dinah Amongin, Lenka Benova, Annettee Nakimuli, Mary Nakafeero, Frank Kaharuza, Lynn Atuyambe and Claudia Hanson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:74

    Content type: Research

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  30. Measurement of quality of health care has been largely overlooked and continues to be a major health system bottleneck in monitoring performance and quality to evaluate progress against defined targets for bet...

    Authors: Haftom Gebrehiwot Weldearegay, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Hagos Godefay and Alemayehu Bayray Kahsay

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:73

    Content type: Research

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  31. Low contraceptive uptake exposes women to unintended pregnancies and often the resultant obstetric complications. The immigrant communities especially from countries with low contraceptive use present a unique...

    Authors: Maryan Abdulahi, Othman Kakaire and Fatuma Namusoke

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:72

    Content type: Research

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  32. Maternal health outcomes in resource-limited settings are typically influenced by supply-side factors affecting the provision of quality health services. The extent to which demand-side factors contribute to t...

    Authors: Vernon Mochache, George Wanje, Lucy Nyagah, Amyn Lakhani, Hajara El-Busaidy, Marleen Temmerman and Peter Gichangi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:71

    Content type: Research

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  33. Infertility stigma is one of the greatest challenges in most societies for reproduction and sexual health of infertile women. Since no specific tool exists for assessing the infertility stigma in women, this s...

    Authors: Mahboubeh Taebi, Nourossadat Kariman, Ali Montazeri and Hamid Alavi Majd

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:70

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Studies have shown the impact of female genital mutilation (FGM), especially infibulation (WHO type III), on reproductive health, and adverse obstetric outcomes like postpartum haemorrhage and obstructed labou...

    Authors: Saverio Bellizzi, Lale Say, Arash Rashidian, Michel Boulvain and Jasmine Abdulcadir

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:68

    Content type: Research

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  35. Adolescent pregnancies are persistently high among refugees. The pregnancies have been attributed to low contraceptive use in this population. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors ...

    Authors: Ritah Bakesiima, Amanda Cleeve, Elin Larsson, James K. Tumwine, Grace Ndeezi, Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Rose Chalo Nabirye and Jolly Beyeza Kashesya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:67

    Content type: Research

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  36. We conducted this study to understand roles of community leaders on adolescent’s HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) rights in Mulanje-Malawi. We discussed how each role can influence health seeking b...

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

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:66

    Content type: Research

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  37. Pregnancy and parenthood are known to be high-risk times for mental health. However, less is known about the mental health of pregnant adolescents or adolescent parents. Despite the substantial literature on t...

    Authors: Christina A. Laurenzi, Sarah Gordon, Nina Abrahams, Stefani du Toit, Melissa Bradshaw, Amanda Brand, G. J. Melendez-Torres, Mark Tomlinson, David A. Ross, Chiara Servili, Liliana Carvajal-Aguirre, Joanna Lai, Tarun Dua, Alexandra Fleischmann and Sarah Skeen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:65

    Content type: Review

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  38. Afghanistan has high maternal and infant mortality which is in part driven by high fertility and low modern contraceptive use. Using modern contraceptive methods can reduce maternal and infant mortality, howev...

    Authors: Catherine A. Packer, Sayed Haroon Rastagar, Mario Chen, Alissa Bernholc, Shafiqullah Hemat, Sediq Seddiqi, Ross McIntosh, Elizabeth Costenbader and Catherine S. Todd

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:64

    Content type: Research

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  39. Postnatal depression (PND) is the second most common cause of disability and the most common complication after childbirth. Understanding the potential mechanisms by which the stress process can lead to PND is...

    Authors: Abel Fekadu Dadi, Lillian Mwanri, Richard J. Woodman, Telake Azale and Emma R. Miller

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:63

    Content type: Research

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  40. Our study aims to evaluate the current perinatal registry, analyze national childbirth outcomes and study ethnic disparities in middle-income country Suriname, South America.

    Authors: Kim J. C. Verschueren, Zita D. Prüst, Raëz R. Paidin, Lachmi R. Kodan, Kitty W. M. Bloemenkamp, Marcus J. Rijken and Joyce L. Browne

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:62

    Content type: Research

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  41. Female genital mutilation (FGM) can give rise to immediate and long-term health problems for girls/women. Numerous studies have identified the sociocultural determinants of this tradition, but so far, in a nat...

    Authors: Marie-Hélène Doucet, Alexandre Delamou, Hawa Manet and Danielle Groleau

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:61

    Content type: Research

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  42. Maternal satisfaction towards childbirth service is related to the quality of care. Promotion of patient satisfaction is essential for preventing patient anxiety, promoting treatment adherence, preventing dise...

    Authors: Meron Tadele, Dereje Bikila, Robera Olana Fite and Mohammed Suleiman Obsa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:60

    Content type: Research

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  43. PRECISE is a population-based, prospective pregnancy cohort study designed for deep phenotyping of pregnancies in women with placenta-related disorders, and in healthy controls. The PRECISE Network is recruiti...

    Authors: Rachel Craik, Donna Russell, Rachel M. Tribe, Lucilla Poston, Geoffrey Omuse, Patricia Okiro, David Chege, Mathurin Diatta, Abdul Karim Sesay, Inocencia Cuamba, Carla Carrilho, Esperança Sevene, Meriel Flint-O’Kane and Peter von Dadelszen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17(Suppl 1):54

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  44. It is widely acknowledged across the global health sector that research programmes need to be designed and implemented in a way that maximise opportunities for strengthening local capacity. This paper examines...

    Authors: Meriel Flint-O’Kane, Peter von Dadelszen, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Esperança Sevene, Anna Roca, Peter Dukes, Saba Hinrichs-Krapels, Rachel Craik, Laura A. Magee and Marleen Temmerman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17(Suppl 1):52

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  45. The PRECISE (PREgnancy Care Integrating translational Science, Everywhere) Network is a new and broadly-based group of research scientists and health advocates based in the UK, Africa and North America.

    Authors: Peter von Dadelszen, Meriel Flint-O’Kane, Lucilla Poston, Rachel Craik, Donna Russell, Rachel M. Tribe, Umberto d’Alessandro, Anna Roca, Hawanatu Jah, Marleen Temmerman, Angela Koech Etyang, Esperança Sevene, Paulo Chin, Joy E. Lawn, Hannah Blencowe, Jane Sandall…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17(Suppl 1):51

    Content type: Study protocol

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  46. In less-resourced settings, adverse pregnancy outcome rates are unacceptably high. To effect improvement, we need accurate epidemiological data about rates of death and morbidity, as well as social determinant...

    Authors: Laura A. Magee, Amber Strang, Larry Li, Domena Tu, Warancha Tumtaweetikul, Rachel Craik, Marina Daniele, Angela Koech Etyang, Umberto D’Alessandro, Ofordile Ogochukwu, Anna Roca, Esperança Sevene, Paulo Chin, Corssino Tchavana, Marleen Temmerman and Peter von Dadelszen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17(Suppl 1):50

    Content type: Data Note

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

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