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  1. Despite national and international commitments and efforts to prevent risky sexual behaviours, a high proportion of young people in South Africa are engaged in risky sexual behaviour. However, most efforts are...

    Authors: Clifford Obby Odimegwu and Nebechukwu Henry Ugwu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:119
  2. Lifestyle modification (diet, exercise, and behavioral interventions) is the first-line treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The benefits of face-to-face lifestyle modification intervention in a sho...

    Authors: LianHong Wang, Ying Liu, Huiwen Tan and Shiming Huang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:117
  3. South Africa has made significant progress in scaling up antiretroviral therapy (ART) to achieve the aspirational goal of HIV epidemic control. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of HIV, ass...

    Authors: Nonzwakazi P. Ntombela, Ayesha B. M. Kharsany, Adenike Soogun, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Cheryl Baxter, Hans-Peter Kohler and Lyle R. McKinnon
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:116
  4. Parents’ communication on sexual and reproductive health issues with their adolescent plays a great role in preventing morbidity and mortality associated with sexual behavior. However lack of parent to adolesc...

    Authors: Daniel Bekele, Abdi Deksisa, Wondu Abera and Getu Megersa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:114
  5. Unmet need for contraception is highest in low-and middle-income countries. In Papua New Guinea, about 26% of married women and 65% of unmarried sexually active women have an unmet need for contraception. This...

    Authors: Amma Kyewaa Agyekum, Kenneth Setorwu Adde, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Tarif Salihu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:113
  6. Women’s sexual health is generally defined and explored solely in relation to reproductive capacity, and often omits elements of sexual function and/or dysfunction. Concerted focus is given to women’s health d...

    Authors: Shannon N. Wood, Alexandria Pigott, Haley L. Thomas, Chloe Wood and Linnea A. Zimmerman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:112
  7. Given chronic disease is increasing among young women and unintended pregnancies among these women are associated with poor maternal and fetal outcomes, these women would benefit from effective preconception c...

    Authors: Melissa L. Harris, Nicholas Egan, Peta M. Forder, Deborah Bateson, Aaron L. Sverdlov, Vanessa E. Murphy and Deborah Loxton
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:111
  8. In many African countries, cultural norms and values hinder conversations about sexuality among adolescents and their parents. Currently, there are no sex education classes in the curriculum at schools in Tanz...

    Authors: Keiko Ito, Frida E. Madeni and Yoko Shimpuku
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:109
  9. Parent–adolescent discussion on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues leads to increased awareness on reproductive health matters and reduces risky behaviors among adolescents and also contributes to neg...

    Authors: Nigatu Teferi Malango, Tadele Yohannes Hegena and Netsanet Abera Assefa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:108
  10. Little is known about how people who have abortions describe high-quality interpersonal care in Argentina. This qualitative study aimed to understand preferences and priorities in their interactions with prov...

    Authors: Chiara Bercu, Sofía Filippa, Ana Maria Ramirez, Anna Katz, Belén Grosso, Ruth Zurbriggen, Sandra Vázquez and Sarah E. Baum
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:107
  11. Considering the high risk of maternal morbidity and mortality, increased risks of unintended pregnancy, and the unmet need for contraceptives prevalent among the Rohingya refugees, this study aims to explore t...

    Authors: Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Muhammad Zakaria, Tania Nachrin, Madhab Chandra Das, Feng Cheng and Junfang Xu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:105
  12. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) can result in short and long-term complications, which can impact physical, psychological and sexual health. Our objective was to obtain descriptive data about the mos...

    Authors: Mathilde Horowicz, Sara Cottler-Casanova and Jasmine Abdulcadir
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:104
  13. Recurrent implantation failure (RIF) which means failing to implant after two or more high-quality embryo transfer cycles, affects 3% to 5% of women worldwide. The aim of this study was to assess the relations...

    Authors: Samira Ghorbani, Parvin Abedi, Khadije Hekmat, Saeed Ghanbari and Narjes Dibavand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:103
  14. Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection, usually passing from one person to another after the first sexual activity. Infection with this virus and the occurrence of genital warts...

    Authors: Marzieh Hosseini Nia, Fatemeh Rahmanian, Mehdi Ghahartars and Roksana Janghorban
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:102
  15. Poor communication on sexual issues between adolescents and their parents results in high rates of negative sexual practices such as teenage pregnancy. Contributing factors to this poor communication on sexual...

    Authors: Desmond Klu, Percival Agordoh, Charles Azagba, Evelyn Acquah, Phidelia Doegah, Anthony Ofosu, Evelyn Korkor Ansah and Margaret Gyapong
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:101
  16. Endometriosis, as chronic estrogen-dependent disease, is defined by the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus. Proliferation of endometrial tissue and neoangiogenesis are critical factors in d...

    Authors: Sedigheh Kamrani, Elham Amirchaghmaghi, Firouzeh Ghaffari, Maryam Shahhoseini and Kamran Ghaedi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:100
  17. Providers faced challenges in maintaining patient access to contraceptive services and public health safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to increased barriers to care, providers increasingly used telemedi...

    Authors: Alison B. Comfort, Lavanya Rao, Suzan Goodman, Tina Raine-Bennett, Angela Barney, Biftu Mengesha and Cynthia C. Harper
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:99
  18. Current data suggest that far more women around the world are exposed to abuse by health care providers while receiving maternity care. This predisposes them to psychological distress; abstain from accessing h...

    Authors: Worke Sisay Yismaw, Tigist Shayi Teklu and HariPrasath Panduragman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:98
  19. To solve infertility, modern science has promoted assisted reproduction techniques such as in vitro fertilization, ovulation induction, and artificial insemination. Quadruple-type multiple pregnancies occur in...

    Authors: Mauricio Caballero-Reyes, Diana Medina-Rivera, César Alas-Pineda, Beatriz Mejía-Raudales, Kristhel Gaitán-Zambrano and Tesla Valle Rubí
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:97
  20. Adolescents with intellectual disabilities are probably twice as many people without intellectual disabilities to be sexually abused by family members, caregivers, close relatives, and others in the community....

    Authors: Shadi Goli, Farzaneh Rahimi and Marjan Goli
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:96
  21. Many components of abortion care in early pregnancy can safely be provided on an outpatient basis by mid-level providers or by pregnant people themselves. Yet, some states impose non-evidence-based provider re...

    Authors: Fiona de Londras, Amanda Cleeve, Maria I. Rodriguez, Alana Farrell, Magdalena Furgalska and Antonella F. Lavelanet
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:95
  22. Promoting exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is a major child survival strategy in developing countries like Ethiopia. Studies in EBF are found in a fragmented and inconclusive way in Ethiopia. Therefore, the aim o...

    Authors: Mekdes Hailegebreal Habte, Seada Jemal Seid, Ayinalem Alemu, Hanna Abera Hailemariam, Birhanu Asrat Wudneh, Rahel Nega Kasa and Zebenay Workneh Bitew
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:94
  23. The United States (U.S.) has higher rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and adolescent pregnancy than most other industrialized countries. Furthermore, health disparities persist among racial and e...

    Authors: Randolph D. Hubach, Rebecca Zipfel, Fatima A. Muñoz, Ilana Brongiel, Annabella Narvarte and Argentina E. Servin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:93
  24. Use of HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a strategic tool in the effort to end the HIV epidemic. 20% of new HIV infections in the US are among cis-gender women, yet they comprise only 5% of all PrEP users...

    Authors: Emma Chew Murphy, Antoinette Danvers, Andrés Ramírez Zamudio, Karina Avila, Meghan Proehl, Tatiana Gonzalez-Argoti, Joanne E. Mantell, Laurie J. Bauman and Siobhan M. Dolan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:92
  25. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is believed to have a negative effect on sexual and reproductive health but the evidence from nationally representative sample in high-burdened countries like Nigeria is scarce....

    Authors: Babatunde Adelekan, Yusuf Olushola Kareem, Zubaida Abubakar, Karima Bungudu, Adewale Aderemi, Erika Goldson, Ulla Mueller, Sanni Yaya and Adesegun Fatusi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:91
  26. Interventions to prepare for a healthy pregnancy from an early age can ensure the health of both mother and child. This study aims to compare the factors associated with healthy pregnancy preparation behavior ...

    Authors: Hae Won Kim, Saem Yi Kang and Jieun Kim
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:90
  27. In low and middle-income countries (LMICs), where millions of women give birth before the age of 18, the reproductive health status of married adolescent mothers, including family planning, sexual, psychosocia...

    Authors: Maryam Zare, Afrouz Mardi, Mozhgan Gaffari-moggadam, Nazila Nezhad-dadgar, Malek Abazari, Atefeh Shadman and Arash Ziapour
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:89
  28. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are major infectious diseases worldwide. Around one million people get STIs every day and among them a high burden of the diseases seen in Sub-Saharan African countries. ...

    Authors: Enaniye Ayalew, Surafel Fentaw, Semira Ebrahim, Elias Seyoum, Zerihun Woldesenbet and Mistire Wolde
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:88

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  29. Both pre-gestational (PGDM) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) make pregnancy complicated. Moreover in the literature GDM and PGDM have been held responsible for respiratory morbidity in newborns. Diaphra...

    Authors: Gokhan Acmaz, Fatma Ozdemir, Banu Acmaz, Yusuf Madendağ, Ilknur Çöl Madendag and Iptisam Ipek Muderris
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:87
  30. Maternal and child health (MCH) hospitals play an essential role in providing MCH services in China, while the supply has become increasingly challenging in the past decade, especially among secondary MCH hosp...

    Authors: Dongdong Jiang, Xinliang Liu, Yan Chen, Jinwei Hao, Hao Huang, Qian Huang, Qinghua Chen, Quan Wang and Hao Li
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:85
  31. In vitro fertilization (IVF) births contribute to a considerable proportion of preterm birth (PTB) each year. However, there is no formal surveillance of adverse perinatal outcomes for less invasive fertility ...

    Authors: Jessica N. Sanders, Sara E. Simonsen, Christina A. Porucznik, Ahmad O. Hammoud, Ken R. Smith and Joseph B. Stanford
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:83
  32. Globally, mistreatment of women during facility-based childbirth continues to impact negatively on the quality of maternal healthcare provision and utilization. The views of health workers are vital in achievi...

    Authors: Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Evelyn Tamma, Ernest Maya, Joshua P. Vogel, Özge Tunçalp and Meghan A. Bohren
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:82
  33. There is no comprehensive guideline for respectful maternity care (RMC) promotion in Iran. This study aimed to design a RMC guideline based on a multiphase study.

    Authors: Khadije Hajizadeh, Maryam Vaezi, Shahla Meedya, Sakineh Mohammad Alizadeh Charandabi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:81
  34. Early first antenatal care visit is a critical health care service for the well-being of women and newborn babies. However, many women in Ethiopia still start their first antenatal care visit late. We aimed to...

    Authors: Asaye Alamneh, Achenef Asmamaw, Mehari Woldemariam, Chalachew Yenew, Getaneh Atikilt, Minwuyelet Andualem and Amare Mebrat
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:80
  35. Literature shows that women’s sexual autonomy, which refers to women’s capacity to refuse sex and ask a partner to use condom, has significant implications on the sexual and reproductive health outcomes and se...

    Authors: Richard Gyan Aboagye, Louis Kobina Dadzie, Francis Arthur-Holmes, Joshua Okyere, Ebenezer Agbaglo, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah and Abdul-Aziz Seidu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:79
  36. T-shaped uterus is a Müllerian malformation with unapparent clinical manifestations. Intrauterine adhesion and tuberculosis may lead to T-shaped uterus, too. Hysteroscopic metroplasty is a treatment option for...

    Authors: Yuxin Zhang, Yiping Zhu, Beilei Ge, Mengsong Sui, Zhenzhen Zheng and Jing Sun
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:78
  37. Obstetric complications remain the leading causes of maternal deaths. Since it is not always possible to ascertain which women will develop complications and which women will not, all women who have a baby sho...

    Authors: Yenupini Joyce Adams and Lynn Sladek
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:77
  38. Early adulthood is a significant period for preventive depression management for a healthy pregnancy. However, previous public health initiatives have not yet emphasized preparation for a healthy pregnancy in ...

    Authors: Hae Won Kim, Jieun Kim and Saem Yi Kang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:75
  39. Vaccination is one of the most reliable interventions against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Although pregnant women’s attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination are well studied, husbands’ views toward COVID...

    Authors: Kotchakorn Pairat and Chadakarn Phaloprakarn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:74
  40. To date, only a few small studies have assessed the effects of major orthopedic traumas on the subsequent birth rate in fertile-aged woman. We assessed the incidences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and fractu...

    Authors: Matias Vaajala, Ilari Kuitunen, Lauri Nyrhi, Ville Ponkilainen, Maiju Kekki, Tuomas T. Huttunen and Ville M. Mattila
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:73
  41. To comprehensively evaluate the association of paternal smoking and preterm birth (PTB).

    Authors: Long Wang, Yuzhi Deng, Ying Yang, Fangchao Liu, Qin Xu, Zuoqi Peng, Yuan He, Yuanyuan Wang, Jihong Xu, Hongguang Zhang, Ya Zhang, Qiaomei Wang, Haiping Shen, Yiping Zhang, Donghai Yan and Xu Ma
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:72
  42. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is quite prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, and has been proposed to increase the risk of depression. There is only a prior study assessing antenatal depression ...

    Authors: Sa’dia Tasnim, Farzana Mahzabin Auny, Yasseer Hassan, Robana Yesmin, Ismat Ara, Mohammad Sarif Mohiuddin, Mark Mohan Kaggwa, David Gozal and Mohammed A. Mamun
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:71
  43. Gynaecological cancers are among the most prevalent cancers worldwide, with profound effects on the lives of women and their families. In this critical review, we explore the impacts of these cancers on qualit...

    Authors: Belinda Rina Marie Spagnoletti, Linda Rae Bennett, Christina Keenan, Suman Surendra Shetty, Lenore Manderson, Barbara McPake and Siswanto Agus Wilopo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:70

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