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  1. Research

    Parents’ and teachers’ views on sexual health education and screening for sexually transmitted infections among in-school adolescent girls in Kenya: a qualitative study

    To successfully develop and implement school-based sexual health interventions for adolescent girls, such as screening for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis, it is important ...

    George Wanje, Linnet Masese, Ethel Avuvika, Anisa Baghazal, Grace Omoni and R. Scott McClelland

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:95

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  2. Commentary

    How Canada can help global adolescent health mature

    There is an emerging focus on adolescent health within the global health community as we come to recognize that the adolescent years are formative in determining health and health-related behaviours across the...

    Ashley Vandermorris and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:94

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  3. Research

    HIV status and treatment influence on fertility desires among women newly becoming eligible for antiretroviral therapy in western Kenya: insights from a qualitative study

    Factors influencing fertility desires among HIV-infected individuals remain poorly understood. With new recommendations for universal HIV treatment and increasing antiretroviral therapy (ART) access, we sought...

    James Ayieko, Angeline Ti, Jill Hagey, Eliud Akama, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Craig R Cohen and Rena C Patel

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:93

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  4. Research

    Factors associated with the support of pricking (female genital cutting type IV) among Somali immigrants – a cross-sectional study in Sweden

    Pricking, classified as female genital cutting (FGC) type IV by the World Health Organization, is an under-researched area gaining momentum among diaspora communities. Our aim was to explore factors associated...

    Anna Wahlberg, Sara Johnsdotter, Katarina Ekholm Selling, Carina Källestål and Birgitta Essén

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:92

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  5. Research

    Are women and men well informed about fertility? Childbearing intentions, fertility knowledge and information-gathering sources in Portugal

    The postponement of parenthood may increase the number of couples experiencing infertility and prolonged time to pregnancy. Previous research has revealed that childless people are not well informed regarding ...

    Teresa Almeida-Santos, Cláudia Melo, Ana Macedo and Mariana Moura-Ramos

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:91

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  6. Research

    Male reproductive health challenges: appraisal of wives coping strategies

    Systematic studies on the association between men’s sexual dysfunction (low sexual desire, ejaculation disorders, erectile dysfunctions, genital ulcers, testicular disorders, prostate cancer or sexually transm...

    Emmanuel O. Amoo, Adekunbi K. Omideyi, Theophilus O. Fadayomi, Mofoluwake P. Ajayi, Gbolahan A. Oni and Adenike E. Idowu

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:90

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  7. Research

    How do national contraception laws and policies address the contraceptive needs of adolescents in Paraguay?

    The main objective is to examine how the Paraguayan laws, policies and regulations (hereafter referred to as normative guidance) specifically address adolescents and their contraceptive information and service...

    Kathya Cordova-Pozo, Sarah Borg, Andrea J. Hoopes, Alma Virginia Camacho-Hubner, Fanny Corrales-Ríos, Adriane Salinas-Bomfim and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:88

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  8. Commentary

    A never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception, and what we must do to make full use of it

    Increasingly, the health and rights of adolescents are being recognized and prioritized on the global agenda. This presents us with a “never-before” opportunity to address adolescent contraception. This is tim...

    Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Pooja S. Parameshwar, Matti Parry, Catherine Lane, Gwyn Hainsworth, Sylvia Wong, Lindsay Menard-Freeman, Beth Scott, Emily Sullivan, Miles Kemplay and Lale Say

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:85

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  9. Research

    Breaking bad news in assisted reproductive technology: a proposal for guidelines

    The issue of breaking bad news in assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been only partially explored by literature, and although some recommendations are available, specific guidelines are lacking. The pr...

    Daniela Leone, Julia Menichetti, Lorenzo Barusi, Elisabetta Chelo, Mauro Costa, Luciana De Lauretis, Anna Pia Ferraretti, Claudia Livi, Arne Luehwink, Giovanna Tomasi and Elena Vegni

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:87

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  10. Commentary

    Looking back and moving forward: can we accelerate progress on adolescent pregnancy in the Americas?

    Adolescent fertility rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remain unacceptably high, especially compared to the region’s declining total fertility rates. The Region has experienced the slowest progres...

    Sonja Caffe, Marina Plesons, Alma Virginia Camacho, Luisa Brumana, Shelly N. Abdool, Silvia Huaynoca, Katherine Mayall, Lindsay Menard-Freeman, Luis Andres de Francisco Serpa, Rodolfo Gomez Ponce de Leon and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:83

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  11. Research

    Baseline characteristics of study sites and women enrolled in a three-arm cluster randomized controlled trial: PMTCT uptake and retention (pure) Malawi

    Malawi introduced an ambitious public health program known as “Option B+” which provides all HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women with lifelong combination antiretroviral therapy, regardless of WHO cl...

    Monique van Lettow, Hannock Tweya, Nora E. Rosenberg, Clement Trapence, Virginia Kayoyo, Florence Kasende, Blessings Kaunda, Mina C. Hosseinipour, Michael Eliya, Fabian Cataldo, Salem Gugsa and Sam Phiri

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:82

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  12. Research

    Increasing utilisation of skilled facility-based maternal healthcare services in rural Zambia: the role of safe motherhood action groups

    Community-centred health interventions, such as Safe Motherhood Action groups (SMAGs), have potential to lead to desired health behavioural change and favourable health outcomes. SMAGs are community-based volu...

    Cephas Sialubanje, Karlijn Massar, Larah Horstkotte, Davidson H. Hamer and Robert A.C. Ruiter

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:81

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  13. Research

    Healthcare provider’s attitude towards disability and experience of women with disabilities in the use of maternal healthcare service in rural Nepal

    Women with disabilities are less likely to receive maternal healthcare services compared to women without disabilities. While few studies have reviewed healthcare experience of women with disabilities, no stud...

    Hridaya Raj Devkota, Emily Murray, Maria Kett and Nora Groce

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:79

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  14. Research

    A qualitative understanding of the effects of reusable sanitary pads and puberty education: implications for future research and practice

    The management of menstruation has come to the fore as a barrier to girls’ education attainment in low income contexts. Interventions have been proposed and piloted, but the emerging nature of the field means ...

    Julie Hennegan, Catherine Dolan, Laurel Steinfield and Paul Montgomery

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:78

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  15. Research

    Factors associated with intimate partner physical violence among women attending antenatal care in Shire Endaselassie town, Tigray, northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study, July 2015

    Intimate partner physical violence is a common global phenomenon. About 30.00% and 38.83% of women in the world and in sub-Saharan Africa experienced physical violence by their partner respectively in 2013. Th...

    Berhane Hailu Gebrezgi, Marta Berta Badi, Endashaw Admassu Cherkose and Negassie Berhe Weldehaweria

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:76

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  16. Study protocol

    Improving detection and initial management of gestational diabetes through the primary level of care in Morocco: protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

    Morocco is facing a growing prevalence of diabetes and according to latest figures of the World Health Organization, already 12.4% of the population are affected. A similar prevalence has been reported for ges...

    Bettina Utz, Bouchra Assarag, Amina Essolbi, Amina Barkat, Nawal El Ansari, Bouchra Fakhir, Alexandre Delamou and Vincent De Brouwere

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:75

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  17. Research

    Evaluation of two intervention models on contraceptive attitudes and behaviors among nulliparous women in Shanghai, China: a clustered randomized controlled trial

    With increasing acceptance of premarital sex among young Chinese women, the rates of unintended pregnancies and induced abortions are becoming alarmingly high, suggesting the needs of educating women with adeq...

    Yuan He, Ning Zhang, Jue Wang, Na He, Yan Du, Jing-Xin Ding, Ying Zhang, Xiao-Tian Li, Jian Huang and Ke-Qin Hua

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:73

    Published on: 15 June 2017

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