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  1. There is limited research focusing on adolescent women who intended to become pregnant, as majority of research examines unintended adolescent pregnancies. The objective was to examine the prevalence and chara...

    Authors: Vineeth S. Sekharan, Theresa H. M. Kim, Elizaveta Oulman and Hala Tamim
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:101
  2. The World Health Organization identifies depressive disorders as the second leading cause of global disease burden by 2020. However, there is a paucity of studies which examined the associated factors of anten...

    Authors: Abera Biratu and Demewoz Haile
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:99
  3. Young, rural Indian women lack sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and agency and are at risk of negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Youth-focused interventions have been shown to im...

    Authors: Sushanta K. Banerjee, Kathryn L. Andersen, Janardan Warvadekar, Paramita Aich, Amit Rawat and Bimla Upadhyay
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:97
  4. The benefits of male partner involvement in antenatal care (ANC) and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) for maternal and infant health outcomes have been well recognised. However, in man...

    Authors: Laura F. Jefferys, Philo Nchimbi, Paulina Mbezi, Julius Sewangi and Stefanie Theuring
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:95
  5. Although it is well known that post-abortion contraceptive use is high when family planning services are provided following spontaneous or induced abortions, this relationship remains unclear in Brazil and sim...

    Authors: Ana Luiza Vilela Borges, Funmilola OlaOlorun, Elizabeth Fujimori, Luiza Akiko Komura Hoga and Amy Ong Tsui
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:94
  6. The importance of men's involvement in facilitating women’s access to skilled maternal healthcare in patriarchal societies such as Ghana is increasingly being recognised. However, few studies have been conduct...

    Authors: John Kuumuori Ganle and Isaac Dery
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:93
  7. Promotion of family planning has been shown to reduce poverty, hunger, maternal and infant mortality, and contribute to women’s empowerment. But many resource-limited countries still have very low rates of con...

    Authors: Jobert Richie N. Nansseu, Emmanuel Choffor Nchinda, Jean-Claude Katte, Fatima M. Nchagnouot and Guylaine D. Nguetsa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:92
  8. Awareness of emergency contraceptive pills (ECP) associated with an intention to use other contraceptive methods has rarely been investigated. This study compared the ECP awareness of males and females and its...

    Authors: Hae Won KIM
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:91
  9. Young people make up for 24.5 % of Latin America’s population. Inadequate supply of specific and timely sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and sexuality education for young people increases their ri...

    Authors: Silvia Huaynoca, Joar Svanemyr, Venkatraman C. Chandra-Mouli and Diva Jeaneth Moreno Lopez
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:90
  10. Nowadays, nearly half of the world population lives in societies with low fertility or the below-replacement fertility. This potentially grounds the critical situation of reduction in the workforce and causes ...

    Authors: Ziba Taghizadeh, Abouali Vedadhir, Fereshteh Behmanesh, Abbas Ebadi, Abulghasem Pourreza and Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:89
  11. The aim of the newly introduced “focused Antenatal Care (ANC)” is not only to achieve a minimum number of 4 visits, but also the timeliness of the commencement of the visits as well as the quality and relevanc...

    Authors: Adeniyi Francis Fagbamigbe and Erhabor Sunday Idemudia
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:88
  12. Two recent efforts to quantify the causes of maternal deaths on a global scale generated divergent estimates of abortion-related mortality. Such discrepancies in estimates of abortion-related mortality present...

    Authors: Caitlin Gerdts, Ozge Tunçalp, Heidi Johnston and Bela Ganatra
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:87
  13. According to the 2007 Ethiopian census, youths aged 15–24 years were more than 15.2 million which contributes to 20.6 % of the whole population. These very large and productive groups of the population are exp...

    Authors: Tony Habesha, Zewdie Aderaw and Serawit Lakew
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:86
  14. We intended to establish the threshold of Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) for detection of Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and poor response to treatment in Iranian infertile women.

    Authors: Malek Mansour Aghssa, Azam Manshadi Tarafdari, Ensieh Shahrokh Tehraninejad, Mohammad Ezzati, Maryam Bagheri, Zahra Panahi, Saeed Mahdavi and Mehrshad Abbasi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:85
  15. Worldwide, about 50 % of all new cases of HIV occur in youth between age 15 and 24 years. Studies in various sub-Saharan African countries show that both out of school and in school adolescents and youth are e...

    Authors: Takele Menna, Ahmed Ali and Alemayehu Worku
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:84
  16. The global number of youths has risen with a majority living in Southeast Asia. In Cambodia, rural youths often face difficult barriers to health, which include lack of sexual and reproductive health knowledge...

    Authors: Jaime R Lopez, Pamela E Mukaire and Ronald H Mataya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:83
  17. Linkages between HIV and reproductive health (RH) among female entertainment workers (EWs) have not been addressed well in most developing countries. In Cambodia, there has been considerable research on HIV ep...

    Authors: Heng Sopheab, Sovannary Tuot, Chhorvann Chhea and Pamina Gorbach
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:82
  18. Partograph is basically a graphic representation of the events of labour plotted against time in hours. It is designed for early detection of abnormal progress of labour and prevention of prolonged labour in o...

    Authors: Desalegn Markos and Daniel Bogale
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:81
  19. Over the past few years the issue of child marriage has received growing political and programmatic attention. In spite of some progress in a number of countries, global rates have not declined over the past d...

    Authors: Joar Svanemyr, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Anita Raj, Ellen Travers and Lakshmi Sundaram
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:80
  20. Sexuality and reproduction are two areas that have been dealt with differently over time and across cultures. Immigrant women resident in Spain, are largely of childbearing age and have some specific needs. Fe...

    Authors: Carmen Alvarez-Nieto, Guadalupe Pastor-Moreno, María Luisa Grande-Gascón and Manuel Linares-Abad
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:79
  21. The main sexual and reproductive health issues among young people are premarital sexual intercourse, unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions and sexually transmitted diseases including Human Immunodeficiency Vi...

    Authors: Shahla Soleymani, Hejar Abdul Rahman, Rampal Lekhraj, Nor Afiah Mohd Zulkefli and Nasrin Matinnia
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:77
  22. The use of long acting contraceptive methods (LACMs) is one of the strategies for preventing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Studies noted that significant proportion of unintended pregnancy among ...

    Authors: Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Digsu Negese Koye and Hedija Yenus Yeshita
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:76
  23. Ethiopia has high maternal mortality ratio and poor access to maternal health services. Attendance of at least four antenatal care (ANC) visits and delivery by a skilled birth attendant (SBA) are important in ...

    Authors: Calistus Wilunda, Gianluca Quaglio, Giovanni Putoto, Risa Takahashi, Federico Calia, Desalegn Abebe, Fabio Manenti, Donata Dalla Riva, Ana Pilar Betrán and Andrea Atzori
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:74
  24. Several studies have demonstrated a link between young people’s sexual behavior and levels of parental monitoring, parent-child communication, and parental discipline in Western countries. However, little is k...

    Authors: Chinelo C. Okigbo, Caroline W. Kabiru, Joyce N. Mumah, Sanyu A. Mojola and Donatien Beguy
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:73
  25. Although social norms are thought to play an important role in couples’ reproductive decisions, only limited theoretical or empirical guidance exists on how the underlying process works. Using the theory of no...

    Authors: Rajiv N. Rimal, Pooja Sripad, Ilene S. Speizer and Lisa M. Calhoun
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:71
  26. The accessibility of antiretroviral treatment changed the lives of persons living with HIV from hopelessness to hopefulness. Thus, many of them decided to have children. In Ethiopia, where there is high preval...

    Authors: Fassika Abbawa, Worku Awoke and Yayehirad Alemu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:69
  27. Sub-Saharan Africa reports low use of family planning methods and high unmet need. Availability of these methods is one of the major barriers to contraceptive use in the region. This study determined the avail...

    Authors: Kwame K. Adjei, Amos K Laar, Clement T. Narh, Martha A. Abdulai, Sam Newton, Seth Owusu-Agyei and Sam Adjei
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:68
  28. There is a high unmet need for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services among youth (ages 15-24) worldwide (MacQuarrie KLD. Unmet Need for Family Planning among Young Women: Levels and Tre...

    Authors: Lianne Gonsalves, Kelly L. L’Engle, Tigest Tamrat, Kate F. Plourde, Emily R. Mangone, Smisha Agarwal, Lale Say and Michelle J. Hindin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:67
  29. Hypertension affects about 10 % of pregnancies and is responsible for both maternal and neonatal devastating complications such as eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, prematurity and maternal and neonatal death. The re...

    Authors: Telma Cursino, Leila Katz, Isabela Coutinho and Melania Amorim
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:66
  30. The decreased reproductive capacity of men is an important factor contributing to infertility. Accumulating evidence has shown that Electromagnetic radiation potentially has negative effects on human health. H...

    Authors: Qi Liu, Tianlei Si, Xiaoyun Xu, Fuqiang Liang, Lufeng Wang and Siyi Pan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:65
  31. Developing the capacity to effectively carry out public health research is an integral part of health systems at both the national and global levels and strengthening research capacity is recognized as an appr...

    Authors: Richard Adanu, Michael T. Mbizvo, Adama Baguiya, Vincent Adam, Beyene W. Ademe, Augustine Ankomah, Godwin N. Aja, Ademola J. Ajuwon, Olapeju A. Esimai, Taofeek Ibrahim, Dintle K. Mogobe, Özge Tunçalp, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:64
  32. Family planning (FP) researchers and policy makers have often overlooked the importance of involving men in couples’ fertility choices and contraception, despite the fact that male involvement is a vital facto...

    Authors: Chinelo C. Okigbo, Ilene S. Speizer, Meghan Corroon and Abdou Gueye
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:63
  33. Every woman has the right to dignified, respectful care during childbirth. Recent evidence has demonstrated that globally many women experience mistreatment during labour and childbirth in health facilities, w...

    Authors: Joshua P. Vogel, Meghan A. Bohren, Özge Tunçalp, Olufemi T. Oladapo, Richard M. Adanu, Mamadou Diouldé Baldé, Thae Maung Maung, Bukola Fawole, Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Ernest Tei Maya, Mohamed Campell Camara, Alfa Boubacar Diallo, Safiatou Diallo, Khin Thet Wai, Theingi Myint…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:60
  34. Maternity waiting homes (MWHs) are aimed at improving access to facility-based skilled delivery services in rural areas. This study explored women’s experiences and beliefs concerning utilisation of MWHs in ru...

    Authors: Cephas Sialubanje, Karlijn Massar, Marit S. G. van der Pijl, Elisa Maria Kirch, Davidson H. Hamer and Robert A. C. Ruiter
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:61
  35. Globally, there are increasing efforts to improve maternal health outcomes including the reduction in maternal mortality rates. Improved access to skilled care utilisation during pregnancy and delivery has bee...

    Authors: Evaline Lang’at and Lillian Mwanri
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:59
  36. Ugandan law prohibits abortion under all circumstances except where there is a risk for the woman’s life. However, it has been estimated that over 250 000 illegal abortions are being performed in the country y...

    Authors: Sofia Larsson, Miriam Eliasson, Marie Klingberg Allvin, Elisabeth Faxelid, Lynn Atuyambe and Sara Fritzell
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:58
  37. In 1985, WHO stated that there was no justification for caesarean section (CS) rates higher than 10–15 % at population-level. While the CS rates worldwide have continued to increase in an unprecedented manner ...

    Authors: Ana Pilar Betran, Maria Regina Torloni, Jun Zhang, Jiangfeng Ye, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Catherine Deneux-Tharaux, Olufemi Taiwo Oladapo, João Paulo Souza, Özge Tunçalp, Joshua Peter Vogel and Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:57
  38. During the post-partum period, most women wish to delay or prevent future pregnancies. Despite this, the unmet need for family planning up to a year after delivery is higher than at any other time. This study ...

    Authors: Omrana Pasha, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Archana Patel, Ana Garces, Fabian Esamai, Elwyn Chomba, Janet L Moore, Bhalchandra S Kodkany, Sarah Saleem, Richard J Derman, Edward A Liechty, Patricia L Hibberd, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Waldemar A Carlo, Elizabeth M McClure…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S11

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

  39. Approximately 3 million neonatal deaths occur each year worldwide. Simple interventions have been tested and found to be effective in reducing the neonatal mortality. In order to effectively implement public h...

    Authors: Sangappa M Dhaded, Manjunath S Somannavar, Sunil S Vernekar, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Musaku Mwenche, Richard Derman, Janet L Moore, Archana Patel, Omrana Pasha, Fabian Esamai, Ana Garces, Fernando Althabe, Elwyn Chomba, Edward A Liechty, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

  40. Pregnancy-related vital registration is important to inform policy to reduce maternal, fetal and newborn mortality, yet few systems for capturing accurate data are available in low-middle income countries wher...

    Authors: Bhalachandra S Kodkany, Richard J Derman, Narayan V Honnungar, Naresh K Tyagi, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Shivanand C Mastiholi, Janet L Moore, Elizabeth M McClure, Nancy Sloan and Robert L Goldenberg
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

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