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  1. Niger has the highest rate of adolescent fertility in the world, with early marriage, early childbearing and high gender inequity. This study assesses the impact of Reaching Married Adolescents (RMA), a gender...

    Authors: Jay G. Silverman, Mohamad I. Brooks, Sani Aliou, Nicole E. Johns, Sneha Challa, Abdoul Moumouni Nouhou, Shweta Tomar, Holly Baker, Sabrina C. Boyce, Lotus McDougal, Stephanie DeLong and Anita Raj
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:83
  2. Contact with second-hand cigarette smoke includes inhalation of cigarette smoke caused by the burning of the cigarette itself and inhalation of smoke exhaled by the smoker. Wife's pregnancy can be a motivating...

    Authors: Zohreh Karimiankakolaki, Seyed Saeed Mazloomy Mahmoodabad and Ashraf Kazemi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:82
  3. Over 80,000 pregnant women died in Nigeria due to pregnancy-related complications in 2020. Evidence shows that if appropriately conducted, caesarean section (CS) reduces the odds of maternal death. In 2015, th...

    Authors: Itohan Osayande, Olakunmi Ogunyemi, Uchenna Gwacham-Anisiobi, Abimbola Olaniran, Sanni Yaya and Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:81
  4. Mindful of social norms shaping health among women pressured to prove early fertility in Nepal, a bi-national research team developed and piloted a 4-month intervention engaging household triads (newly married...

    Authors: Ashley Mitchell, Mahesh C. Puri, Minakshi Dahal, Alia Cornell, Ushma D. Upadhyay and Nadia G. Diamond-Smith
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:80
  5. Mistreatment during labour and childbirth is a common experience for many women around the world. This study aimed to explore the manifestations of mistreatment and its influencing factors in public maternity ...

    Authors: Marjan Mirzania, Elham Shakibazadeh, Meghan A. Bohren, Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh, Farah Babaey, Abdoljavad Khajavi and Abbas Rahimi Foroushani
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:79
  6. Obstetric fistula is a major public health concerns in Ethiopia. It is the most devastating cause of all maternal morbidities.

    Authors: Ataklti Gebretsadik Woldegebriel, Gebremedhin Gebreegziabiher Gebrehiwot, Abraham Aregay Desta, Kiros Fenta Ajemu, Asfawosen Aregay Berhe, Tewolde Wubayehu Woldearegay, Kiros Demoz Ghebremedhin and Nega Mamo Bezabih
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:78
  7. Adolescent maternal healthcare utilisation is low in Nigeria, and little is understood about the pregnancy experiences and drivers of maternal healthcare utilisation among of adolescent girls. This study inves...

    Authors: Christiana A. Alex-Ojei, Clifford O. Odimegwu and Lorretta F. C. Ntoimo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:77
  8. Maternal healthcare service is the care given for the woman during her gestation, delivery and postpartum period. The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) was remains high and a public health problem in Ethiopia. Su...

    Authors: Melak Jejaw, Ayal Debie, Lake Yazachew and Getachew Teshale
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:76
  9. Most studies that focus on quality of family planning (FP) services collect data from facilities. These studies miss the perspectives of quality from women who do not visit a facility and for whom perceived qu...

    Authors: Fiacre Bazie, Ilene S. Speizer, Sarah Castle, Kindo Boukary, Amelia Maytan-Joneydi, Lisa M. Calhoun, Yentema Onadja and Georges Guiella
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:75
  10. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed governments worldwide to implement unprecedented mitigation measures, including safe-distancing, lockdowns, disruption of non-essential services, border closures and travel restric...

    Authors: Mengieng Ung, Sze Tung Lam, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Virak Prum, Michiko Nagashima-Hayashi, Pearlyn Neo, Manar Marzouk, Anna Durrance-Bagale, Davide De Beni, Siyan Yi and Natasha Howard
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:74
  11. Reproductive coercion victimization (RCV) is a significant public health issue that negatively affects women’s sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Less is known about reproductive coercion perpetration (R...

    Authors: Danielle M. Campbell, Marguerite B. Lucea, Andrea N. Cimino, Jacquelyn C. Campbell and Jamila K. Stockman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:73
  12. In Ethiopia only 53% of induced abortions were performed in a health facility. Even though efforts have been made to improve comprehensive abortion care (CAC), still several health facilities fail to provide t...

    Authors: Fikru Abebe Gebremariam, Ephrem Mannekulih Habtewold, Dereje Tegene Degife, Habte Bekele Geneti and Damen Hailemariam Gebrekiros
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:72
  13. This study examines experiences with a family planning segmentation counseling tool that is used during the provision of family planning services. Based on answers to a series of questions, women are segmented...

    Authors: Ellen MacLachlan, Balki Ibrahim Agali, Amelia Maytan-Joneydi, Sanoussi Chaibou, Souleymane Amadou Garba, Illiassou Chaibou Halidou, Ilene S. Speizer and Abdoul Moumouni Nouhou
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:71
  14. Women's health and pregnancy outcomes are directly depends on the extent of ANC components received during their ANC visits. There are limited information about the components of ANC and associated factors. Th...

    Authors: Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Tadele Biresaw Belachew, Desale Bihonegn Asmamaw, Desalegn Anmut Bitew, Elsa Awoke Fentie, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Debrework Tesgera Bashah, Nigusie Birhan Tebeje, Mignote Hailu Gebrie, Hedija Yenus Yeshita, Endeshaw Adimasu Cherkose, Birhanu Abera Ayana, Ayenew Molla Lakew and Wubshet Debebe Negash
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:69
  15. It is estimated that 38.8% of mothers develop postpartum depression (PPD) in South Africa. While empirical evidence documents an association between intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization in pregnancy a...

    Authors: Luwam T. Gebrekristos, Allison K. Groves, Luz McNaughton Reyes, Dhayendre Moodley, Mags Beksinska and Suzanne Maman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:68
  16. Analyses of factors that determine quality of perinatal care consistently rely on clinical markers, while failing to assess experiential outcomes. Understanding how model of care and birth setting influence ex...

    Authors: P. Mimi Niles, Monique Baumont, Nisha Malhotra, Kathrin Stoll, Nan Strauss, Audrey Lyndon and Saraswathi Vedam
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:67
  17. Timing of initiation of family planning is an important determinant for the health status of the mother and her child. One-fourths of mothers in developing countries who wanted to space or limit their children...

    Authors: Bezawit Adane, Elsabeth Addisu, Melaku Yalew, Yitayish Damtie, Mastewal Arefaynie, Segenet Zewdie, Yitbarek Wasihun and Bereket Kefale
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:66
  18. “Self-care” for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) includes contraceptive methods and other supplies that people can use with or without the support of a healthcare provider. Self-administered tests, self-in...

    Authors: Alice F. Cartwright, Marissa Velarde, Mags Beksinska, Jennifer Smit, Margaret Kasaro, Jennifer H. Tang, Cecilia Milford, Virginia Maphumulo, Manze Chinyama, Esther Chabu, Mayaba Mudenda, Christina Wong, Maria Fawzy and Rebecca Callahan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:65
  19. Research exploring the mistreatment of birthing people in the United States is emerging rapidly within the context of increasingly poor maternal health outcomes that include unacceptable racial disparities. Pr...

    Authors: Cynthia Salter, Kristina Wint, Jessica Burke, Judy C. Chang, Patricia Documet, Elizabeth Kaselitz and Dara Mendez
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:63
  20. Fertility intentions have been proved to be a reliable predictor of actual fertility behaviour. Also, childbirth-related fear (CBRF) has been proven to be negatively associated with childbirth readiness and fe...

    Authors: Tieying Zeng, Bingbing Li, Ke Zhang, Ye Chen, Mengmei Yuan, Meiliyang Wu, Huimin Zhao, Zining Zhu and Dandan Ju
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:62
  21. Evidence suggests that COVID-19 may impair access to sexual and reproductive health services and safe abortion. The purpose of this systematic review was investigating the changes of abortion services in the C...

    Authors: Kowsar Qaderi, Rasa Khodavirdilou, Mehri Kalhor, Bahar Morshed Behbahani, Maryam Keshavarz, Maryam Hassanzadeh Bashtian, Mahsa Dabir, Morvarid Irani, Elham Manouchehri, Maryam Farmahini Farahani, Manthar Ali Mallah and Ahmadreza Shamsabadi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:61
  22. Despite efforts from the government and developmental partners to eliminate gender-based violence, intimate partner violence (IPV) remains a pervasive global health and human rights problem, affecting up to 75...

    Authors: Juliet Amarachukwu Nwafor, Elita Chamdimba, Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Boniface Ayanbekongshie Ushie, Alister C. Munthali, Chrissie Thakwalakwa and Caroline W. Kabiru
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:60
  23. The conflicting evidence on the relationship between female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be due to the differences in the prevalence and type of FGM/C in di...

    Authors: Mahsa Abdollahzadeh, Roghaiyeh Nourizadeh and Niloufar Sattarzadeh Jahdi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:59
  24. In recent years a growing number of manufacturers and medical abortion products have entered country markets and health systems, with varying degrees of quality and accessibility. An interplay of factors inclu...

    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(Suppl 1):58

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

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:160

  25. Reliable and rigorously collected sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) data in humanitarian settings is often sparse and variable in quality across different humanita...

    Authors: Majd Hammad, Angel M. Foster, Anya Aissaoui, Emily Clark, Kaeshan Elamurugan, Kanya Lakshmi Rajendra, Ieman Mona El Mowafi and Loulou Kobeissi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:56
  26. Menstruation is a normal biological process that all women go through, yet it is shrouded in secrecy, taboos, and even stigma in many societies. Studies have shown that women from socially disadvantaged groups...

    Authors: Prasanna Kumar Mudi, Manas Ranjan Pradhan and Trupti Meher
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:55
  27. Authors: Shannon N. Wood, Haley L. Thomas, Georges Guiella, Fiacre Bazie, 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 20:54

    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:22

  28. In sub-Saharan Africa, there is limited evidence on the COVID-19 health-related effect from front-line health provision settings. Therefore, this study aimed to analyse the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on r...

    Authors: Tamba Mina Millimouno, Nafissatou Dioubaté, Harissatou Niane, Mamadou Cellou Diallo, Cécé Maomou, Telly Sy, Ibrahima Sory Diallo, Aline Semaan, Thérèse Delvaux, Lenka Beňová and Alexandre Delamou
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:50
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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

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