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  1. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) remain a leading global health problem with complex clinical presentations and potentially grim birth outcomes for both mother and fetus. Improvement in the quality of...

    Authors: Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Evelyn Tamma, Adanna Nwameme, Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Evelyn K. Ansah, Diederick E. Grobbee, Arie Franx and Joyce L. Browne
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:49
  2. Short cervical length measured during the second trimester of pregnancy is an important risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB). The aim of this study is to identify the association between mid-pregna...

    Authors: Thais Valéria Silva, Anderson Borovac-Pinheiro, José Guilherme Cecatti, Ben Willem Mol, Fabricio Silva Costa, Marcelo Santucci França, Renato Teixeira Souza, Roland Devlieger, Renato Passini Jr and Rodolfo Carvalho Pacagnella
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:47
  3. A key component of achieving respectful maternal and newborn care is labor companionship. Despite important health benefits for the woman and baby, there are critical gaps in implementing labor companionship f...

    Authors: Fadima Yaya Bocoum, Charles Paulin Kabore, Saran Barro, Roger Zerbo, Simon Tiendrebeogo, Claudia Hanson, Alexandre Dumont, Ana Pilar Betran and Meghan A. Bohren
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:46
  4. Reproductive health encompasses all conditions relating to the reproductive system and goes beyond simply being free from disease or infirmity. Several socioeconomic and socio-cultural factors affect reproduct...

    Authors: Addisu Sertsu, Addis Eyeberu, Tilahun Bete, Elias Yadeta, Magarsa Lami, Tegenu Balcha, Bekelu Berhanu, Ayichew Alemu, Fentahun Meseret, Hanan Mohammed, Addisu Alemu, Ahmed Mohammed Husen, Fila Ahemed, Abdi Birhanu, Kabtamu Gemechu, Adera Debella…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:45
  5. Adolescent pregnancy is a serious reproductive health problem in Tanzania. However, the risk factors for multidimensional attitudes and behaviors of reproductive health toward pregnancy in Tanzanian adolescent...

    Authors: Naoki Hirose, Chen Sanmei, Mariko Okamoto, Frida E. Madeni, Nicolaus Madeni, Ayaka Teshima, Yasunobu Ando, Koji Takahama, Mayu Yoshikawa, Yu Kunimoto and Yoko Shimpuku
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:44
  6. Inequality in maternal health has remained a challenge in many low-income countries, like Bangladesh and Pakistan. The study examines within-country and between-country inequality in utilization of maternal he...

    Authors: Farjana Misu and Khurshid Alam
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:43
  7. It is estimated that approximately 4.3 million sexually active persons worldwide will receive poor and/or limited access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services in their lifetime. Globally, approximat...

    Authors: Rose Mary Asong Tazinya, Ieman Mona El-Mowafi, Julia Marie Hajjar and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:42
  8. Contraceptive use among young women in Nairobi remains low despite high general knowledge of family planning (FP) methods. This paper draws on social norms theory to explore the role of key influencers (partne...

    Authors: Anja Zinke-Allmang, Amiya Bhatia, Krittika Gorur, Rahma Hassan, Amy Shipow, Concilia Ogolla, Kees Keizer and Beniamino Cislaghi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:41
  9. COVID-19 has greatly affected the delivery of all health care services globally. Antenatal care is one area of care that has been impacted, despite the fact that attending antenatal check-ups is essential for ...

    Authors: Carlotta Gamberini, Federica Angeli, Lucia Knight, Mariama Zaami, Salwan Al-Nasiry and Elena Ambrosino
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:40
  10. Immediate postpartum intra-uterine contraceptive device (IPPIUCD) placement within 10 min after the expulsion of the placenta following vaginal delivery is a safe and effective method when provided after compr...

    Authors: Yemisrach Shiferaw, Meskerem Jisso, Selam Fantahun, Betelhem Eshetu, Abiyu Ayalew Assefa and Achamyelesh Gebretsadik
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:39
  11. Pregnant and parenting adolescent girls are at risk of poor mental health because of stigma and social exclusion. Despite one in four girls starting childbearing by the age of 19 in Africa, no study, to the be...

    Authors: Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Elita Chamdimba, Nathalie Sawadogo, Nyawira Gitahi, Abdoul Moumini Tarnagda, Abdoul Kader Ilboudo, Alister Munthali, Chrissie Thakwalakwa, Emmanuel Oloche Otukpa, Boniface Ayanbekongshie Ushie and Caroline W. Kabiru
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:38
  12. Biological fathering, especially in patrilineal societies, was traditionally acceptable only in the context of marriage to the mother of the child. Many men were polygynous, often staying in one household with...

    Authors: Rosemond Akpene Hiadzi, Jemima Akweley Agyeman and Godwin Banafo Akrong
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:37
  13. The impact of depression on women’s use of contraception and degree of pregnancy planning in low-income settings has been poorly researched. Our study aims to explore if symptoms of depression at preconception...

    Authors: Raquel Catalao, Hilda Chapota, Genesis Chorwe-Sungani and Jennifer Hall
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:36
  14. Access to safe abortion is legally restricted in Kenya. Therefore, majority women seeking abortion services in such restrictive contexts resort to unsafe methods and procedures that result in complications tha...

    Authors: Ramatou Ouedraogo, Grace Kimemia, Emmy Kageha Igonya, Sherine Athero, Shelmith Wanjiru, Martin Bangha and Kenneth Juma
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:35
  15. Maternal folate may not reach an optimal level to prevent neural tube defects if supplementation commenced post-conception or took place pre-conception only. Our study aimed to investigate the continuation of ...

    Authors: Yanyan Mao, Hong Hu, Dongyan Chen, Yuhang Fang, Jun Liu, Min Li and Weijin Zhou
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:34
  16. Contraceptive use is often a multi-decade experience for people who can become pregnant, yet few studies have assessed how this ongoing process impacts contraceptive decision-making in the context of the repro...

    Authors: Rebecca G. Simmons, Jami Baayd, Megan Waters, Zoë Diener, David K. Turok and Jessica N. Sanders
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:33
  17. Approximately 1 in 20 men are sub-fertile or infertile yet the aetiologies of male infertility remain largely unexplained. It is suggested that lifestyle choices and environmental factors contribute but resear...

    Authors: Sarah N. Biggs, Joanne Kennedy, Sharon L. Lewis, Stephen Hearps, Moira K. O’Bryan, Robert McLachlan, Simon von Saldern, Georgina Chambers and Jane Halliday
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:32
  18. The COVID-19 pandemic has likely affected the already high unmet need for family planning in low- and middle-income countries. This qualitative study used Andersen’s Behavioral Model of Health Service Use as a...

    Authors: Katelyn M. Sileo, Christine Muhumuza, Teddy Helal, Allison Olfers, Haruna Lule, Samuel Sekamatte, Trace S. Kershaw, Rhoda K. Wanyenze and Susan M. Kiene
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:31
  19. Fertility declines with increasing age, especially in women. In recent decades women’s age at the birth of their first child has risen markedly in many countries, and an increasing number of women do not estab...

    Authors: Camilla Gry Temmesen, Tove Faber Frandsen, Henriette Svarre-Nielsen, Kathrine Birch Petersen, Jane Clemensen and Heidi Lene Myglegaard Andersen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:30
  20. Given the high burden of adverse sexual and reproductive health outcomes (SRH) and low levels of school attendance among adolescent girls in Kenya, this study sought to elucidate the association between school...

    Authors: Sai Surabi Thirugnanasampanthar, Lonnie Embleton, Erica Di Ruggiero, Paula Braitstein, Clement Oduor and Yohannes Dibaba Wado
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:29
  21. Teenage pregnancies cause serious health, social and economic consequences including death among adolescent girls worldwide. It is estimated that in 2019 about 55% of unintended pregnancies among adolescent gi...

    Authors: Fabiola V. Moshi and Olympia Tilisho
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:28
  22. In 2015, a quality improvement (QI) intervention to reduce cesarean sections (CS)—the Adequate Childbirth Project (PPA)—was implemented in the private sector in Brazil. This analysis aims to compare safety car...

    Authors: Maíra Libertad Soligo Takemoto, Marcos Nakamura-Pereira, Fernando Maia Peixoto-Filho and Maria do Carmo Leal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):27

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  23. Abortion-related complications are among the common causes of maternal mortality in Malawi. Misoprostol is recommended for the treatment of first-trimester incomplete abortions but is seldom used for post-abor...

    Authors: Bertha Magreta Chakhame, Elisabeth Darj, Mphatso Mwapasa, Ursula Kalimembe Kafulafula, Alfred Maluwa, Jon Øyvind Odland and Maria Lisa Odland
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:26
  24. The intention of becoming pregnant has an evident impact on the prenatal and postnatal period. For female sex workers (FSWs) in West Africa, among whom pregnancies are frequent as are HIV and sexually transmit...

    Authors: Gentiane Perrault Sullivan, Fernand Aimé Guédou, Fatoumata Korika Tounkara, Luc Béhanzin, Nana Camara, Marlène Aza-Gnandji, Bintou Dembele Keita, Odette Azonnadou, Ismaila Thera, Lisa Avery and Michel Alary
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:25
  25. While community-based interventions are a proven high-impact strategy to increase contraceptive uptake in low-income countries, their capacity to support women’s contraceptive choices (including continued use,...

    Authors: Julie H. Hernandez, Katherine H. LaNasa and Tesky Koba
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:24
  26. Postpartum sterilization in Thailand has relatively few barriers compared to other countries. The procedure is covered by some healthcare plans, and paid out-of-pocket for others. We aim to determine if health...

    Authors: Sutira Uaamnuichai, Phanupong Phutrakool, Nareerat Thammasitchai, Sarochinee Sathitloetsakun, Somsook Santibenchakul and Unnop Jaisamrarn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:23
  27. Reproductive coercion (RC) is a type of abuse where a partner asserts control over a woman’s reproductive health trajectories. Recent research emphasizes that RC experiences may differ within and across low- a...

    Authors: Shannon N. Wood, Haley L. Thomas, Georges Guiella, Fiacre Bazié, Rosine Mosso, Raimi Fassassi, Pierre Z. Akilimali, Mary Thiongo, Peter Gichangi, Sani Oumarou, Funmilola M. OlaOlorun, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Anoop Khanna, Simon Peter Sebina Kibira, Fredrick Makumbi and Michele R. Decker
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:22
  28. Authors: Mariza Miranda Theme Filha, Tatiana Henriques Leite, Marcia Leonardi Baldisserotto, Ana Paula Esteves-Pereira and Maria do Carmo Leal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:21

    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2022 20:1

  29. Availability of quality-assured medical abortion medicines plays a crucial role in providing comprehensive abortion care. However, access to these medicines is still restricted for many abortion seekers. Incre...

    Authors: Ulrika Rehnström Loi, Ndola Prata, Amy Grossman, Antonella Lavelanet, Natalie Williams and Bela Ganatra
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 1):20

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  30. In Brazil, childbirth practices are strongly marked by surgical events and particularly in the private sector cesarean sections reach rates above 80%. The National Supplementary Health Agency proposed the Adeq...

    Authors: Andreza Pereira Rodrigues, Débora Cecília Chaves de Oliveira, Maysa Luduvice Gomes, Lucia Regina de Azevedo Nicida, Jacqueline Alves Torres, Amanda da Trindade Dias Coutinho, Beatriz da Silva Soares de Souza Cravo, Juliana Guimarães Dantas, Thays Basílio Oliveira and Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):19

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  31. The World Health Organization (WHO) Labour Care Guide (LCG) is a paper-based labour monitoring tool designed to facilitate the implementation of WHO’s latest guidelines for effective, respectful care during la...

    Authors: Joshua P. Vogel, Veronica Pingray, Fernando Althabe, Luz Gibbons, Mabel Berrueta, Yeshita Pujar, Manjunath Somannavar, Sunil S. Vernekar, Alvaro Ciganda, Rocio Rodriguez, Saraswati A. Welling, Amit Revankar, Savitri Bendigeri, Jayashree Ashok Kumar, Shruti Bhavi Patil, Aravind Karinagannanavar…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:18
  32. In 2015, a quality improvement project—the “Adequate Childbirth Project” (Projeto Parto Adequado, or PPA)—was implemented in Brazilian private hospitals with the goal of reducing unnecessary cesarean sections. On...

    Authors: Fabrine C. Souza, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Jacqueline Alves Torres, Maysa Luduvice Gomes and Maria do Carmo Leal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):17

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  33. Teenage pregnancy remains a major social and public health challenge in developing countries especially sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where prevalence rates are still increasing. Even if considerable effort has bee...

    Authors: Million Phiri, Mwewa E. Kasonde, Nkuye Moyo, Milika Sikaluzwe and Simona Simona
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:16
  34. Although 25% of the Ethiopian population is young, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Services have not been adequately researched and intervened, leaving adolescents with many reproductive health challenges...

    Authors: Aklilu Habte and Samuel Dessu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:15
  35.  The Adequate Childbirth Project (PPA) is a quality improvement project that aims to enhance normal delivery and reduce cesarean sections with no clinical indication in the Brazilian supplementary health care ...

    Authors: Maysa Luduvice Gomes, Lucia Regina de Azevedo Nicida, Débora Cecília Chaves de Oliveira, Andreza Rodrigues, Jacqueline Alves Torres, Amanda da Trindade Dias Coutinho, Beatriz da Silva Soares de Souza Cravo, Juliana Guimarães Dantas, Thays Basílio Oliveira, Patrick Brandão and Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):14

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  36. Despite widespread messaging supporting male (external) condom use to prevent HIV in endemic settings, utilization of condoms is low across sub-Saharan Africa. A thorough understanding of barriers to condom us...

    Authors: Kathryn Broderick, Christine Aristide, Brooke W. Bullington, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Jennifer A. Downs and Radhika Sundararajan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:12
  37. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is at the base of young people's living and wellbeing. A significant number of young peoples are affected by avoidable SRH problems due to a lack of appropriate knowledge r...

    Authors: Daba Abdissa and Workitu Sileshi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:11
  38. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative’s Step 4 recommends: “support mothers to start breastfeeding as soon as possible after birth”, thus contributing to the reduction of neonatal mortality. The objective of t...

    Authors: Rachael de Vasconcelos Alves, Maria Inês Couto de Oliveira, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Ana Paula Esteves Pereira and Maria do Carmo Leal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):10

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  39. In 2015, a quality improvement project called “Projeto Parto Adequado-PPA” was implemented in Brazilian private hospitals to reduce unnecessary high rates of cesarean sections. This study aimed to analyze the ...

    Authors: Débora Cecília Chaves de Oliveira, Andreza Rodrigues, Lucia Regina de Azevedo Nicida, Maysa Luduvice Gomes, Jacqueline Alves Torres and Elyne Montenegro Engstrom
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  40. The sustainable development goals (SDG) aim at satisfying three-fourths of family planning needs through modern contraceptive methods by 2030. However, the traditional methods (TM) of family planning use are o...

    Authors: Vasanthakumar Namasivayam, Bidyadhar Dehury, Ravi Prakash, Marissa Becker, Preeti Anand, Ashish Mishra, Shreya Singhal, Shivalingappa Halli, James Blanchard, Dean Spears and Shajy Isac
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:8
  41. Although several indicators have been proposed to measure women’s experience of care in health facilities during the intrapartum period, it is unknown if these indicators perform differently in the context of ...

    Authors: Ntemena Kapula, Emma Sacks, Dee T. Wang, Osamuedeme Odiase, Jennifer Requejo and Patience A. Afulani
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:7
  42. The CRADLE (Community blood pressure monitoring in Rural Africa: Detection of underLying pre-Eclampsia) Vital Signs Alert device—designed specifically to improve maternity care in low resource settings—had var...

    Authors: Sophie Bright, Francis Moses, Alex Ridout, Betty Sam, Mariama Momoh, Venetia Goodhart, Francis Smart, Margaret Mannah, Sattu Issa, Simren Herm-Singh, Fiona Reid, Paul T. Seed, James Bunn, Andrew Shennan, Katrin Augustin and Jane Sandall
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:6
  43. Reproductive coercion and abuse (RCA) is a form of intimate partner violence (IPV) in which people with the capacity for pregnancy experience coercive behaviors that threaten their reproductive autonomy. Behav...

    Authors: Karen Trister Grace and Elizabeth Miller
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:5
  44. The risk of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is increased in adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors, with the prevalence depending on cancer diagnosis, treatment, and patient factors. Prior stu...

    Authors: Sydney B. Flatt, Amanda Baillargeon, Chad McClintock, Jessica Pudwell and Maria P. Velez
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:4
  45. Overweight/obesity can affect fertility, increase the risk of pregnancy complications, and affect the outcome of assisted reproductive technology (ART). However, due to confounding factors, the accuracy and un...

    Authors: Xiang Liu, Shengjia Shi, Jianhua Sun, Yuan He, Zhou Zhang, Junping Xing and Tie Chong
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:3
  46. The health hazards of short inter-birth intervals are severe in Cameroon. One-quarter of inter-birth intervals are less than 24 months and the probability of death before age 5 for children born after a short...

    Authors: Jean Christophe Fotso, John G. Cleland, Marquise Kouo Ngamby, Martina Lukong Baye and Elihouh O. Adje
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:2
  47. The loss of the fetus may cause mental health problems in women. The present study aimed to determine the effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on anxiety, depression, and stress in women with ea...

    Authors: Masumeh Nasrollahi, Masumeh Ghazanfar Pour, Atefeh Ahmadi, Mogaddameh Mirzaee and Katayoun Alidousti
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:233
  48. Utilization of contraceptives remains low in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa despite evidence of its benefits. Several factors are associated with contraceptive use. However, little is known about the ...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Ebenezer Kwesi Armah-Ansah, Louis Kobina Dadzie, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Eugene Budu, Betregiorgis Zegeye and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:232

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:48

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