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  1. Strengthening contraceptive services in sub Saharan Africa is critical to achieve the FP 2020 goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls to access and use contraceptives by 2020 and the Sustainable Deve...

    Authors: Rita Kabra, Moazzam Ali and James Kiarie
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:74

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2017 14:145

  2. 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...

    Authors: Yuan He, Ning Zhang, Jue Wang, Na He, Yan Du, Jing-Xin Ding, Ying Zhang, Xiao-Tian Li, Jian Huang and Ke-Qin Hua
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:73
  3. The MObile Technology for Improved Family Planning (MOTIF) trial assessed a mobile phone-based intervention comprising voice messages and counsellor support to increase post-abortion contraception at four Mari...

    Authors: Chris Smith, Sokhey Ly, Vannak Uk, Ruby Warnock and Caroline Free
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:72
  4. Long-acting reversible contraceptives such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) are highly effective in preventing pregnancy, cost effective, and increasing in popularity. It is unclear whether changes in IUD use ar...

    Authors: Brandon Howard, ElizaBeth Grubb, Maureen J. Lage and Boxiong Tang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:70

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2017 14:126

  5. Bangladesh has experienced a sevenfold increase in its contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) in less than forty years from 8% in 1975 to 62% in 2014. However, despite this progress, almost one-third of pregnanci...

    Authors: Fauzia Akhter Huda, Yolande Robertson, Sabiha Chowdhuri, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Laura Reichenbach and Ratana Somrongthong
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:69
  6. Residential accommodation for expectant mothers adjacent to health facilities, known as maternity waiting homes (MWH), is an intervention designed to improve access to skilled deliveries in low-income countrie...

    Authors: Elizabeth G. Henry, Katherine Semrau, Davidson H. Hamer, Taryn Vian, Mary Nambao, Kaluba Mataka and Nancy A. Scott
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:68
  7. There is a need for a clear and actionable definition of maternal sepsis, in order to better assess the burden of this condition, trigger timely and effective treatment and allow comparisons across facilities ...

    Authors: Mercedes Bonet, Vicky Nogueira Pileggi, Marcus J Rijken, Arri Coomarasamy, David Lissauer, João Paulo Souza and Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:67

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2018 15:6

  8. Access to adequate antenatal care (ANC) is critical in ensuring a good maternal health and in preventing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. South Sudan has one of the world’s poorest health indicat...

    Authors: Calistus Wilunda, Chiara Scanagatta, Giovanni Putoto, Francesca Montalbetti, Giulia Segafredo, Risa Takahashi, Serge André Mizerero and Ana Pilar Betrán
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:65
  9. Improving healthcare providers’ capacities of prevention and treatment of female genital mutilation (FGM) is important given the fact that 200 million women and girls globally are living with FGM. However, tra...

    Authors: Jasmine Abdulcadir, Lale Say and Christina Pallitto
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:64
  10. The physical and psychological impact of female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C) can be substantial, long term, and irreversible. Parts of the health sector in Australia have developed guidelines in the ma...

    Authors: Nesrin Varol, John J. Hall, Kirsten Black, Sabera Turkmani and Angela Dawson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:63
  11. The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health introduced provision of the contraceptive Implanon at community level by trained health extension workers in 2009. However, little is known regarding the utilization an...

    Authors: Desta Gebre-Egziabher, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Mussie Alemayehu and Fisaha Haile Tesfay
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:62
  12. So-called virginity testing, also referred to as hymen, two-finger, or per vaginal examination, is the inspection of the female genitalia to assess if the examinee has had or has been habituated to sexual inte...

    Authors: Rose McKeon Olson and Claudia García-Moreno
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:61
  13. Disrespect and abuse of women during institutional childbirth services is one of the deterrents to utilization of maternity care services in Ethiopia and other low- and middle-income countries. This paper desc...

    Authors: Ephrem D. Sheferaw, Eva Bazant, Hannah Gibson, Hone B. Fenta, Firew Ayalew, Tsigereda B. Belay, Maria M. Worku, Aelaf E. Kebebu, Sintayehu A. Woldie, Young-Mi Kim, T. van den Akker and Jelle Stekelenburg
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:60
  14. Two hundred million girls and women in the world are estimated to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), and another 15 million girls are at risk of experiencing it by 2020 in high prevalence countrie...

    Authors: Rajat Khosla, Joya Banerjee, Doris Chou, Lale Say and Susana T. Fried
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:59
  15. The aim of this case series is to describe the experience of using the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) in the management of severe Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and shock, and the value of implementing t...

    Authors: María Fernanda Escobar, Carlos Eduardo Füchtner, Javier Andrés Carvajal, Albaro José Nieto, Adriana Messa, Sara Sofía Escobar, Angélica María Monroy, Angélica María Forero, José David Casallas, Marcela Granados and Suellen Miller
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:58
  16. Despite all the evidence corroborating the selective use of episiotomy and although routine use of the procedure is contraindicated, there are no evidences corroborating if episiotomy is necessary in any circu...

    Authors: M. M. Amorim, Isabela Cristina Coutinho, Inês Melo and Leila Katz
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:55

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2017 14:135

  17. Although vasectomy is effective and less expensive contraceptive method, only few men are using it in Africa. The main reason for low level use may be low knowledge about vasectomy among men. Only few studies ...

    Authors: Abrham Jemberie Temach, Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu and Anemaw Asrat Achamyeleh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:54
  18. Investments in the nearly two billion young people, aged 10–24 years, in the world today are necessary to meet global development commitments, specifically the Sustainable Development Goals and Ending Preventa...

    Authors: Fariyal Fatma Fikree, Catharine Lane, Callie Simon, Gwyn Hainsworth and Patricia MacDonald
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:53
  19. Infertility treatment decisions require people to balance multiple priorities. Within couples, partners must also negotiate priorities with one another. In this study, we assessed the family-building prioritie...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Duthie, Alexandra Cooper, Joseph B. Davis, Jay Sandlow, Katherine D. Schoyer, Estil Strawn and Kathryn E. Flynn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:52
  20. In Australia, those who migrate as children or adolescents (1.5 generation migrants) may have entered a new cultural environment at a crucial time in their psychosexual development. These migrants may have to ...

    Authors: T. Dune, J. Perz, Z. Mengesha and D. Ayika
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:50
  21. This study focused on decision-making on terminating pregnancy for Arab Muslim women in Israel who were pregnant with fetuses diagnosed with congenital anomalies. It examined the impact of the doctor-patient i...

    Authors: Anat Gesser-Edelsburg and Nour Abed Elhadi Shahbari
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:49
  22. Antenatal care reduces maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity through the detection and treatment of some conditions, but its coverage is less than optimal within certain populations. Supply kits for m...

    Authors: Mercedes Colomar, Maria Luisa Cafferata, Alicia Aleman, Giselle Tomasso and Ana Pilar Betran
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:48
  23. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a traditional harmful practice that can cause severe physical and psychological damages to girls and women. Increasingly, trained health-care providers carry out the practice...

    Authors: Marie-Hélène Doucet, Christina Pallitto and Danielle Groleau
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:46
  24. Few postpartum women use effective contraception and those who use less effective methods have increased rates of unintended pregnancy. Little is known about postpartum contraception intentions among breastfee...

    Authors: Yiska Loewenberg Weisband, Lisa M. Keder, Sarah A. Keim and Maria F. Gallo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:45
  25. Available evidence suggests that the low use of antenatal, delivery, and post-natal services by Nigerian women may be due to their perceptions of low quality of care in health facilities. This study investigat...

    Authors: Friday Okonofua, Rosemary Ogu, Kingsley Agholor, Ola Okike, Rukiyat Abdus-salam, Mohammed Gana, Abdullahi Randawa, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola and Hadiza Galadanci
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:44
  26. The immediate postpartum IUD (PPIUD) is a long-acting, reversible method of contraception that can be used safely and effectively following a birth. To appropriately facilitate the immediate postpartum inserti...

    Authors: Mahesh Karra, David Canning, Sorcha Foster, Iqbal H. Shah, Hemantha Senanayake, U. D. P. Ratnasiri and Ramya Priyanwada Pathiraja
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:42
  27. Youths in universities are at high risk of STIs and SRH problems in Ethiopia. However, students did not perceive themselves at risk of STI/HIV infection though reports showed they were sexually active, had mul...

    Authors: Abenezer Yared, Zekariyas Sahile and Mulugeta Mekuria
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:41
  28. HIV infection is linked to decreased fertility and fertility desires in sub-Saharan Africa due to biological and social factors. We investigate the relationship between HIV infection and fertility or fertility...

    Authors: Eric Remera, Kimberly Boer, Stella M. Umuhoza, Bethany L. Hedt-Gauthier, Dana R. Thomson, Patrick Ndimubanzi, Eugenie Kayirangwa, Salomon Mutsinzi, Alice Bayingana, Placidie Mugwaneza and Jean Baptiste T. Koama
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:40
  29. Australian Government approval in 2012 for the use of mifepristone and misoprostol for medical termination of pregnancy (MTOP) allows general practitioners (GPs) to provide early gestation abortion in primary ...

    Authors: Angela J. Dawson, Rachel Nicolls, Deborah Bateson, Anna Doab, Jane Estoesta, Ann Brassil and Elizabeth A. Sullivan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:39
  30. It is well acknowledged that Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C/C) leads to medical, psychological and sociocultural sequels. Over 200 million cases of FGM/C exist globally, and in Kenya alone, a total o...

    Authors: Lillian Mwanri and Glory Joy Gatwiri
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:38
  31. In Bangladesh, abortion is restricted except to save the life of a woman, but menstrual regulation is allowed to induce menstruation and return to non-pregnancy after a missed period. MR services are typically...

    Authors: Kamal K. Biswas, Erin Pearson, S. M. Shahidullah, Sharmin Sultana, Rezwana Chowdhury and Kathryn L. Andersen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:37
  32. Use of a reliable contraception method has become an inclusion criterion in prevention trials to minimize time off product. We report on hormonal contraceptive prevalence, uptake, sustained use and correlates ...

    Authors: Andrew Abaasa, Mitzy Gafos, Zacchaeus Anywaine, Andrew Nunn, Angela Crook, Jonathan Levin, Sheena McCormack and Anatoli Kamali
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:36
  33. An essential, but often overlooked part of health promotion and development support to achieve self-sufficiency in developing countries is the concomitant need to build and strengthen research capacity. This i...

    Authors: Rita Kabra, Marco Castillo, Mercedes Melián, Moazzam Ali, Lale Say and A. Metin Gulmezoglu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:35
  34. Obesity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) negatively affects all clinical features, and a 5 to 10% weight loss has shown promising results on reproductive, metabolic and psychological level. Incor...

    Authors: G. Jiskoot, S.H. Benneheij, A. Beerthuizen, J.E. de Niet, C. de Klerk, R. Timman, J.J. Busschbach and J.S.E Laven
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:34
  35. Disrespectful and abusive treatment during childbirth is a violation of women’s right to dignified, respectful healthcare throughout pregnancy and childbirth. Although reports point out that marginalized group...

    Authors: Nada Amroussia, Alison Hernandez, Carmen Vives-Cases and Isabel Goicolea
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:32
  36. Acyclovir (ACV) given to HSV-2 positive women after 36 weeks reduces adverse outcomes but its benefit at lower gestation was undocumented. We determined the effect of oral acyclovir administered from 28 to 36 ...

    Authors: Sarah Nakubulwa, Dan K. Kaye, Freddie Bwanga, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Edith Nakku-Joloba and Florence Mirembe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:31
  37. Menstruation is a natural physiological process that requires proper management. Unlike other normal bodily processes, menstruation is linked with religious and cultural meanings that can affect the perception...

    Authors: Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli and Sheila Vipul Patel
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:30
  38. Adolescents face a range of health problems but many barriers block their access to health services, and in particular to sexual and reproductive health services. The objective of this study was to assess the ...

    Authors: Joar Svanemyr, Susana Guijarro, Betzabe Butron Riveros and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:29
  39. To characterize maternal Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and complement the evidence base for the WHO interim guidance on pregnancy management in the context of ZIKV infection.

    Authors: Ezinne C. Chibueze, Veronika Tirado, Katharina da Silva Lopes, Olukunmi O. Balogun, Yo Takemoto, Toshiyuki Swa, Amarjargal Dagvadorj, Chie Nagata, Naho Morisaki, Clara Menendez, Erika Ota, Rintaro Mori and Olufemi T. Oladapo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:28
  40. Family planning interventions are cost-effective and have several cross-cutting benefits. Despite these benefits of family planning, progress in ensuring universal access to family planning to women in develop...

    Authors: Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Alem Desta, Mussie Alemayehu, Tesfay Gebrehiwot, Tesfu Alemu Abraha, Atakelti Abrha and Hagos Godefay
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:27
  41. Although abortion is technically legal in Zambia, the reality is far more complicated. This study describes the process and results of galvanizing access to medical abortion where abortion has been legal for m...

    Authors: Tamara Fetters, Ghazaleh Samandari, Patrick Djemo, Bellington Vwallika and Stephen Mupeta
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:26
  42. Given that mothers play a role in the sexual education of their daughters, it is important to understand their views of sexual health and related programs. This study was aimed at exploring mothers’ perspectiv...

    Authors: Mohsen Shams, Sa’adat Parhizkar, Ali Mousavizadeh and Masoumeh Majdpour
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:24

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