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  1. Dissatisfaction with one's body and the subsequent rise in the cosmetic surgery trend pose significant public health concerns today. One unusual cosmetic surgical procedure involves enhancing the genital area....

    Authors: Zahra Ghorbani, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Faezeh Vahidnia and Elham Ebrahimi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:177
  2. Family planning (FP) service integration into primary health care (PHC) is an effective approach to realize reproductive autonomy, increase the use of contraceptives, and improve maternal and child health outc...

    Authors: Addisalem Titiyos, Yohannes Mehretie, Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu, Yohannes Ejigu, Kiddus Yitbarek, Zelalem Abraham, Kathryn A. O’Connell and Jemal Kassaw
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:176
  3. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination helps the body fight off certain types of the virus. Despite being one of the top 10 health hazards in the world, vaccination hesitancy has received little attention ...

    Authors: Meron Dera, Abigiya Wondimagegnehu and Zeytu G. Asfaw
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:175
  4. Globally, there are 42 million women and girls estimated to be forcibly displaced. Adolescent girls and young women in humanitarian settings have their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) neglected. This syst...

    Authors: Rachel E. Soeiro, José Paulo de Siqueira Guida, Juliana da-Costa-Santos and Maria Laura Costa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:174
  5. Semen quality significantly influences conception, and its preservation is crucial for couples seeking pregnancy. We investigated dietary and lifestyle risk factors impacting semen quality.

    Authors: Hanran Mai, Junyi Ke, Zilin Zheng, Jieyi Luo, Miaomiao Li, Yanxia Qu, Fan Jiang, Simian Cai and Liandong Zuo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:173
  6. The COVID-19 pandemic led to major service disruptions in the healthcare sector, especially regarding sexual and reproductive health services. However, the impact of the pandemic on Canadian adolescents is rel...

    Authors: Salima Meherali, Amyna Ismail Rehmani, Mariam Ahmad, Bisi Adewale, Samar Kauser, Simone Lebeuf, James Benoit and Shannon D. Scott
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:172
  7. Contraceptive use has substantial implications for women’s reproductive health, motivating research on the most effective approaches to minimize inequalities in access. When women prefer to limit or delay fert...

    Authors: Devon Kristiansen, Elizabeth Heger Boyle and Joseph Svec
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:171
  8. Unprotected sexual intercourse among the youth is common in Malawi. This has led to high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and unplanned pregnancies. The stud...

    Authors: Scholastica Eunice Jimu, Lorretta F. C. Ntoimo and Friday E. Okonofua
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:170
  9. Maternal healthcare utilization, particularly the institutional delivery, is disproportionately low in rural Ethiopia. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an integrated package of community-based...

    Authors: Mekdes Kondale Gurara, Veerle Draulans, Yves Jacquemyn and Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:169
  10. Preterm birth is a significant contributor to newborns morbidity and mortality. Despite the availability of highly effective and powerful interventions, the burden of preterm birth has not decreased. Given the...

    Authors: Addis Eyeberu, Addisu Alemu, Adera Debella and Ibsa Mussa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:168
  11. Many low- and-middle-income countries are disproportionately burdened by cervical cancer, resulting in high morbidity and mortality. HPV-DNA testing coupled with treatment with thermal ablation is a recommende...

    Authors: Mark Kabue, Cindy L. Gauvreau, Nemdia Daceney, Margaret Mary Bertram, Tracey Shissler, Veronica Reis, Mathurin Dodo, Ana Garces, Cecilia Llave, Blami Dao, Diwakar Mohan and Lisa Huang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:167
  12. Girls’ and women’s health as well as social and economic wellbeing are often negatively impacted by early childbearing. In many parts of Africa, adolescent girls who get pregnant often drop out of school, resu...

    Authors: Caroline W. Kabiru, Alister Munthali, Nathalie Sawadogo, Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Catherine Asego, Patrick G. Ilboudo, Anne M. Khisa, Grace Kimemia, Beatrice Maina, Jane Mangwana, Michelle Mbuthia, Ramatou Ouedraogo, Chrissie Thakwalakwa, David Wanambwa, Alexandra Tapsoba and Witness Olex Tapani Alfonso
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:166
  13. Decisions for how to resolve infertility are complex and may lead to regret. We examined whether couples and individuals who sought a consultation from a reproductive specialist for infertility later expressed...

    Authors: Rachel Cusatis, Colin Johnson, Katherine D. Schoyer, Shirng-Wern Tsaih, Joanna Balza, Jay Sandlow and Kathryn E. Flynn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:165
  14. Pregnancy and childbirth complications are the leading cause of death among girls aged 15–19 years globally, with low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) accounting for 99% of global maternal deaths of women ...

    Authors: Jimmy Patrick Alunyo, David Mukunya, Agnes Napyo, Joseph K. B. Matovu, David Okia, Wanume Benon, Francis Okello, Ally Hassan Tuwa, Daniel Wenani, Ambrose Okibure, Godfrey Omara and Peter Olupot-Olupot
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:163
  15. Persons with disabilities (PwDs) face barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services due to lack of knowledge and awareness, stigma and discrimination, and inadequate service provision. Th...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Kristin McBain-Rigg, Aduli E. O. Malau-Aduli and Theophilus I. Emeto
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:162
  16. Several studies have provided evidence about adverse pregnancy outcomes of nurses involved in occupational exposure. However, the pregnancy outcomes among nurses in middle-income countries are not well demonst...

    Authors: Zhaoqiang Jiang, Junfei Chen, Lingfang Feng, Mingying Jin, Shuang Liu, Lina Wang, Jing Wang, Changyan Yu, Jianhong Zhou, Yan Ye, Liangying Mei, Wenlan Yu, Xing Zhang and Jianlin Lou
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:161
  17. Authors: Amy Grossman, Ndola Prata, Natalie Williams, Bela Ganatra, Antonella Lavelanet, Laurence Läser, Chilanga Asmani, Hayfa Elamin, Leopold Ouedraogo, Md. Mahmudur Rahman, Musu Julie Conneh-Duworko, Bentoe Zoogley Tehoungue, Harriet Chanza, Henry Phiri, Bharat Bhattarai, Narayan Prasad Dhakal…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:160

    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:58

  18. Regarding psychosocial factors affecting sexual health and in most cultures, healthy and pleasurable sexual relations are valued in the family context, the present study aims to identify the psychosocial deter...

    Authors: Zahra Toghiani, Ashraf Kazemi and Mahbobeh Taebi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:159
  19. The availability of contraceptives, family planning guidelines, and Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials can increase access to family planning services. This study assessed the availabili...

    Authors: Dorcas Tom Obong and Patrick Oyibo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:158
  20. In Cambodia, stillbirths and their underlying factors have not been systematically studied. This study aimed to assess the proportion and trends in stillbirths between 2017 and 2020 in a large maternity referr...

    Authors: Aliki Christou, Jackline Mbishi, Mitsuaki Matsui, Lenka Beňová, Rattana Kim, Ayako Numazawa, Azusa Iwamoto, Sophearith Sokhan, Nary Ieng and Thérèse Delvaux
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:157
  21. The aim of the study is to investigate the proportion and clinical features of previous spontaneously ruptured ovarian endometrioma among women who underwent elective surgery for endometrioma.

    Authors: Zhiyue Gu, Xiaoyan Li, Yi Dai, Jinghua Shi, Yushi Wu, Chenyu Zhang, Qiutong Li, Hailan Yan and Jinhua Leng
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:156
  22. Since 2013, the World Health Organization has recommended that reproductive coercion (RC) and intimate partner violence (IPV) be addressed within reproductive health services and, in 2018, the Lancet Commissio...

    Authors: Erin Pearson, Jasmine Uysal, Jamie Menzel, Chi-Chi Undie, George Odwe, Wilson Liambila and Jay G. Silverman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:155
  23. Second-trimester abortions are less common than abortions in the first trimester, yet they disproportionately account for a higher burden of abortion-related mortality and morbidity worldwide. Health workers p...

    Authors: Emily McLean, Astrid Blystad, Alemnesh H. Mirkuzie and Ingrid Miljeteig
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:154
  24. Tanzania Health policy insists on the need to provide all women access to contraception despite HIV status. We used data from two HIV epidemiologic serological surveys carried out at different periods of ART p...

    Authors: Denna Mkwashapi, Jenny Renju, Michael Mahande, Alison Wringe, John Changalucha, Mark Urassa and Jim Todd
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:153
  25. Pre-existing diabetes mellitus (DM) is a challenging pregnancy complication as poor glycemic control is associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. In this study, we aimed to investigate DM-related kn...

    Authors: Kritat Pothongsangarun, Jiayu Li, Witthawat Naeowong, Chayanis Apirakviriya, Phanupong Phutrakool, Tunchanok Juntamongkol, Thita Sae-chueng, Kantasorn Horpratraporn, Unnop Jaisamrarn and Somsook Santibenchakul
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:152
  26. The new WHO model for antenatal care (ANC) focuses on improving practice, organisation and delivery of ANC within health systems, which includes both clinical care and women’s experiences of care. The goal of ...

    Authors: Hedieh Mehrtash, Karin Stein, Maria Barreix, Mercedes Bonet, Meghan A. Bohren and Özge Tunçalp
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:150
  27. Authors: Nombulelo V. Sepeng, Fhumulani M. Mulaudzi, Pfarelo Mathivha, Maurine R. Musie and Raikane J. Seretlo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:149

    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:120

  28. In contemporary Iran, the nation's traditional and deeply religious society is currently experiencing swift transformations in its moral, cultural, and social aspects. It is, therefore, not surprising to obser...

    Authors: Batool Bonyadpour, Raziyeh Maasoumi and Maryam Nekoolaltak
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:148
  29. To identify and synthesize the evidence regarding the facilitators and barriers relating to birthing pool use from organizational and multi-professional perspectives.

    Authors: Megan Cooper, Anna-Marie Madeley, Ethel Burns and Claire Feeley
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:147
  30. Pregnancy, and childbirth can encounter many challenges for the teen mother, family, and health system. The simultaneity of two transition periods, i.e. transition to adulthood and post-partum period may disru...

    Authors: Samaneh Youseflu, Shahnaz Kohan and Firoozeh Mostafavi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:146
  31. Despite the frequency of abortions, one-third of medical schools in the US and Canada did not include coverage of that topic, according to a survey conducted in 2002–2005. The purpose of this project was to de...

    Authors: Catherine A. McCarty, Sarah L. Hutto and Aubie K. Shaw
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:145
  32. A longstanding gap in the reproductive health field has been the availability of a screening instrument that can reliably predict a person’s likelihood of becoming pregnant. The Desire to Avoid Pregnancy Scale...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Hall, Geraldine Barrett, Judith Stephenson, Corinne H. Rocca and Natalie Edelman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:144
  33. Adolescent sexual and reproductive health continues to be a major public health issue in low-and middle-income countries. While many countries have policies aimed at reducing adolescent pregnancy, evidence of ...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Melissa Kang, Lin Perry and Fiona Brooks
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:143
  34. Reproductive autonomy, or the extent to which people control matters related to their own sexual and reproductive decisions, may help explain why some people who do not intend to become pregnant nevertheless d...

    Authors: Alexandra Wollum, Marta Bornstein, Gladson Mopiwa, Alison Norris and Jessica D. Gipson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:142
  35. In Kenya similar to other countries in Eastern and Southern Africa There is a disproportionately high burden of the global HIV incidence among youth ages 15–24 years, and where adolescent girls and young women...

    Authors: Eunice Omanga, Irene Inwani, Kawango Agot, Jasmine Buttolph, Ruth Nduati, Paul Macharia, Jacob Onyango and Ann Kurth
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:141
  36. Go Nisha Go™ (GNG), is a mobile game combining behavioural science, human-centric design, game-based learning, and interactive storytelling. The model uses a direct-to-consumer (DTC) approach to deliver inform...

    Authors: Ananya Saha, Anvita Dixit, Lalita Shankar, Madhusudana Battala, Nizamuddin Khan, Niranjan Saggurti, Kavita Ayyagari, Aparna Raj and Susan Howard
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:140
  37. Woman-centered care (WCC) is the cornerstone of the midwifery profession. However, no study has been conducted on WCC provided by Iranian midwives and its associated factors. Thus, this study aimed to determin...

    Authors: Sepideh Mashayekh-Amiri, Roghaiyeh Nourizadeh, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Maryam Vaezi, Shahla Meedya and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:137
  38. Recent studies have suggested that genital mycoplasma infections may be associated with male infertility. However, this association remains controversial due to time lapse, sample size, and regional prevalence.

    Authors: Chen Cheng, Xiangyu Chen, Yuxuan Song, Shangren Wang, Yang Pan, Shuai Niu, Rui Wang, Li Liu and Xiaoqiang Liu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:136
  39. According to World Health Organization (WHO), the postnatal care provision aims to provide care and treatment with the highest quality and the least intervention to obtain the best health and well-being for th...

    Authors: Leila Abdoli Najmi, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Fatemeh abbasalizadeh, Haniyeh Salehi Poormehr and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:135
  40. Previous studies examined the effects of obesity on sperm parameters and reported inconsistent results. Thus, the present study aimed to evaluate the association between obesity and the quality of sperm parame...

    Authors: Mina Darand, Zahra Salimi, Moloud Ghorbani, Narges Sadeghi, Syavash Babaie and Mahdieh Hosseinzadeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:134
  41. The sexual and reproductive health needs of female sex workers (FSW) are often understudied and underserved in the context of HIV-related research in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa and West Africa. We ass...

    Authors: Nika Elmi, Nuria Gallego Marquez, Katherine Rucinski, Carrie Lyons, Gnilane Turpin, Ibrahima Ba, Nguissali Turpin, Emile Gouane, Evelyne Obodou, Daouda Diouf and Stefan Baral
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:133
  42. Despite the availability of exempted family planning services, a significant proportion of women in African countries continue to experience inadequately spaced pregnancies. To the authors’ knowledge, evidence...

    Authors: Kusse Urmale Mare, Kebede Gemeda Sabo, Ahmed Adem Mohammed, Simeon Meskele Leyto, Getahun Fentaw Mulaw, Tsion Mulat Tebeje, Setognal Birara Aychiluhm, Oumer Abdulkadir Ebrahim, Abel Gebre Wuneh and Beminate Lemma Seifu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:132
  43. Twohundred and seventy out of every thousand live births died in Nigeria in 2019. These deaths were attributable to infections, complications of preterm birth, and intrapartum-related conditions. The World Hea...

    Authors: Francis Appiah, Kenneth Setorwu Adde, Kingsley Boakye, Justice Ofosu Darko Fenteng, Andrews Ohene Darteh, Tarif Salihu, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw and Patience Ansomah Ayerakwah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:131
  44. Unplanned pregnancy continues to be a major public health concern in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Understanding the ovulatory cycle can help women avoid unplanned pregnancy. Though a wide range of factors for ovu...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Olanrewaju Oladimeji and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:129
  45. Previous studies have reported that after laparoscopic cystectomy of ovarial endometrioma, the ovarian response to gonadotropin (Gn) significantly decreased. However, for patients with diminished ovarian reser...

    Authors: Jiaheng Li, Yijiang Li, Mengnuo Li, Xianling Zhao, Wei Zheng, Junwei Zhang, Yuchao Zhang, Jing Li and Yichun Guan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:126

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