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  1. Sexually transmitted infection is a common public health issue of youths and is characteristically transmitted through sexual intercourse. Even though early treatment for sexually transmitted infection is very...

    Authors: Getachew Zeleke, Alemtshay Mekonnen, Tigist Abuhay and Muluken Chanie Agimas
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:85
  2. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most common form of violence against women. Postpartum IPV refers to any type of IPV that occurs up to one year after childbirth and has many adverse impacts on mothers a...

    Authors: Fatemeh Ghelichkhani, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam, Armin Zareiyan and Masoumeh Namazi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:84
  3. A negative attitude towards abortion among health care providers providing abortion services could be an obstacle even under a law, which permits abortion on request. Healthcare providers are expected to perfo...

    Authors: Abebay Tadie Wubetu, Alemtsehay Mekonnen Munea, Wondu Feyisa Balcha, Fentahun Alemnew Chekole, Amanuel Tebabal Nega, Alemwork Abie Getu and Melash Belachew Asresie
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:83
  4. This study assesses the impact of a voucher project that targeted vulnerable and poor pregnant women in Uganda. Highly subsidised vouchers gave access to a package of safe delivery services consisting of four ...

    Authors: Christian Andersson, Tonny Kawuki, Jonas Månsson, Christine Nankaja, Krister Sund, Emma Wigren and Mathias Mulumba Zungu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:82
  5. In countries where abortion laws are stringent, induced abortions are prevalent. The limited availability of abortion services within these regions amplifies the likelihood of maternal complications and mortal...

    Authors: Zari Dolatabadi, Maryam Moridi, Farnaz Farnam and Maryam Damghanian
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:81
  6. Unintended pregnancies can adversely affect maternal health, preventable through timely postpartum contraception. During the COVID-19 pandemic, family planning services were constrained by policies that curtai...

    Authors: Sarochinee Sathitloetsakun, Phanupong Phutrakool, Duangporn Maitreechit, Somsook Santibenchakul, Unnop Jaisamrarn and Pimpitcha Puangsricharoen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:80
  7. Medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol can be provided up to 63 days’ gestation in India. This accounts for 67.5 percent of all abortions in the country. We conducted an assessment to determine the...

    Authors: Priya Karna, K. Aparna Sharma, Amy Grossman, Madhur Gupta, Tapas Chatterjee, Natalie Williams, Ndola Prata, Annik Sorhaindo, Laurence Läser, Ulrika Rehnström Loi, Bela Ganatra and Pushpa Chaudhary
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 20(Suppl 1):193

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

  8. There is a lack of quantitative studies that specifically measure the association between the experience of pregnancy and unintended pregnancy. The present study aims to address the prevalence of unintended pr...

    Authors: Mahsa Maghalian, Roghayeh Nikanfar, Mahsan Nabighadim and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:79
  9. Sexual risky behaviors, as defined by the World Health Organization, encompass a spectrum of sexual activities that heighten the likelihood of negative outcomes related to sexual and reproductive health. Despi...

    Authors: Samuel Dessu Sifer and Milkiyas Solomon Getachew
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:77
  10. Despite their importance in reducing maternal mortality, information on access to Mifepristone, Misoprostol, and contraceptive medicines in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is limited.

    Authors: Mohamed Afifi, Nilmini Hemachandra, Qais Sikandar, Rana Hajjeh, Ulrika Rehnström Loi, Laurence Läser, Dima Qato, Zahir Sidiqui Abdul, Paata Chikvaidze, Raghad Abdul Redha Abbas, Khalid Al-Kinani, Hanan Hasan, Faysal El-Kak, Alissar Rady, Omelkheir Brngali, Mohamed Hashem…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 20(Suppl 1):192

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

  11. In 2006, a Constitutional Court ruling partially decriminalized abortion in Colombia, allowing the procedure in cases of rape, risk to the health or life of the woman, and fetal malformations incompatible with...

    Authors: Juliette Ortiz, Nakeisha Blades and Elena Prada
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:76
  12. Gamete and embryo donors face complex challenges affecting their health and quality of life. Healthcare providers need access to well-structured, evidence-based, and needs-based guidance to care for gamete and...

    Authors: Elnaz Iranifard, Samira Ebrahimzadeh Zagami, Malihe Amirian, Hossein Ebrahimipour and Robab Latifnejad Roudsari
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:75
  13. Enhancing breastfeeding practices, even in affluent nations, significantly reduces child mortality rates. Nevertheless, three out of five newborns do not receive breastfeeding within the first hour of birth. R...

    Authors: Kobra Mirzakhani, Atefeh Yas and Talat Khadivzadeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:74
  14. Early antenatal care visit is important for optimal care and health outcomes for women and children. In the study area, there is a lack of information about the time to initiation of antenatal care. So, this s...

    Authors: Abebe Gedefaw Belete, Mesfin Kote Debere, Mekdes Kondale Gurara, Negusie Boti Sidamo, Mulugeta Shegaze Shimbre and Manaye Yihune Teshale
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:73
  15. Despite the advancement in sexual and reproductive healthcare services and several public health measures aimed at controlling fertility rates, countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) still experience higher ado...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Aliu Mohammed, Precious Adade Duodu, Qorinah Estiningtyas Sakilah Adnani and Abdul-Aziz Seidu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:72
  16. There has been limited research on the lasting impact of giving birth on both mothers and infants. This study aimed to investigate women’s memories of their childbirth experience 4 months and 4 years after giv...

    Authors: Jila Nahaee, Mansour Rezaie, Elham Abdoli, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Solmaz Ghanbari-Homaie and Mina Jafarzadeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:71
  17. Mistreatment during childbirth is a growing concern worldwide, especially in developing countries, such as Iran. In response, we launched a comprehensive implementation research (IR) project to reduce mistreat...

    Authors: Marjan Mirzania, Elham Shakibazadeh, Meghan A. Bohren, Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh, Abdoljavad Khajavi and Abbas Rahimi Foroushani
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:70
  18. People with disabilities (PwDs) constitute a large and diverse group within the global population, however, their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs are often neglected, particularly in low-and middle-...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Kristin McBain-Rigg, Aduli E. O. Malau-Aduli and Theophilus I. Emeto
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:69
  19. Unintended (unwanted) pregnancy is a sexual and reproductive health issue with psychosocial consequences for the individual, their family, and society. However, the relationship between social support and rela...

    Authors: Shuyan Yang, Yini Wang, Boye Fang, Bei Chen, Peishan Chen, Lili Xie, Zilu Zhong and Gengzhen Chen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:68
  20. Contraception is the deliberate prevention of unwanted pregnancy through various contraceptive methods. Its uptake is low in Sub-Saharan African countries, particularly in east Africa. This might be linked to ...

    Authors: Teshome Gensa Geta, Saad Ahmed Abdiwali, Mustafa Mohamoud Farah, Dereje Zewdu Assefa and Temesgen Tantu Arusi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:67
  21. In 2019, the World Health Organization identified improving access to safe abortion as an important priority toward improving sexual and reproductive health and rights and achieving Sustainable Development Goa...

    Authors: Meera Thapa Upadhyay, Terence Fusire, Ulrika Rehnström Loi, Annik Sorhaindo, Mohammed Salahuddin, Mohammed Ayub Hossain, Tashi Tshomo, Erna Mulati, Lovely Daisy, Dian Putri Anggraweni, Tumiur Gultom, Fitri Indrawati, Mariyam Jenyfa, Myint Myint Than, Bharat Bhattarai, Loshan Moonasinghe…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 20(Suppl 1):191

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

  22. Low use of modern methods of contraception has been linked to HIV seropositivity and to migration, but few studies have evaluated the intersection of both risk factors with contraceptive use.

    Authors: Prossy Namusisi, Ping Teresa Yeh, Robert Ssekubugu, Larry William Chang, Tom Lutalo, Linnea Zimmerman and Mary Kathryn Grabowski
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:65
  23. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is high among women of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, empowering women enables them to confront and mitigate IPV. In this study, we examined the associat...

    Authors: Irene Esi Donkoh, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Joshua Okyere, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:63
  24. The burden of maternal and child mortality is high in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). While health workers (HWs) with adequate knowledge and practice of maternal and child health (MCH) are crucial ...

    Authors: Britou Ndela, Adrien N’siala, Philippe Ngwala, Albert Kalonji, Felix Minuku, Harmonie Bokole, Pascal Kemaina, Jean-Jacques Masumbuku, Ngoma Miezi Kintaudi and Bien-Aimé M. Mandja
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:62
  25. The maternal role is one of the most challenging yet rewarding roles that women experience in their lives. It begins when a woman becomes pregnant, and as the pregnancy progresses, she prepares to fulfill her ...

    Authors: Elaheh Mansouri Ghezelhesari, Mohamad Ali Nahayati, Abbas Heydari, Hosein Ebrahimipour and Talat Khadivzadeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:59
  26. Secondary school students are vulnerable to risky sexual behaviors (RSBs) which may lead to adverse health consequences, such as teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS...

    Authors: Ng’wamba Sitta Ngissa, Erica Sanga, Mussa Kelvin Nsanya, Belinda Kweka, Evangelista Malindisa and Rosemarie Mwaipopo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:58
  27. Brazil has one of the highest prevalence of cesarean sections in the world. The private health system is responsible for carrying out most of these surgical procedures. A quality improvement project called Ade...

    Authors: Jacqueline Alves Torres, Tatiana Henriques Leite, Thaís Cristina Oliveira Fonseca, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Ana Claudia Figueiró, Ana Paula Esteves Pereira, Mariza Miranda Theme-Filha, Bárbara Vasques da Silva Ayres, Oliver Scott, Rita de Cássia Sanchez, Paulo Borem, Maria Carolina de Maio Osti, Marcos Wengrover Rosa, Amanda S. Andrade, Fernando Maia Peixoto Filho, Marcos Nakamura-Pereira…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 20(Suppl 2):190

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

  28. One of the most important population challenges during the last three decades has been the significant decrease in the fertility rate worldwide. Since the validity and reliability of the Male and Female Fertil...

    Authors: Sepideh Mashayekh-Amiri, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Behnam Molaie, Fatemeh Rashidi, Elnaz Hemati, Fatemeh Aliasghari and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:57
  29. Despite being integral to women’s well-being, achieving good menstrual health (MH) remains a challenge. This study examined MH services uptake (including information, analgesics, and a choice of MH products - ...

    Authors: Mandikudza Tembo, Victoria Simms, Helen A. Weiss, Tsitsi Bandason, Nicol Redzo, Leyla Larsson, Ethel Dauya, Tafadzwa Nzanza, Pauline Ishumael, Nancy Gweshe, Rangarirai Nyamwanza, Precious Ndlovu, Sarah Bernays, Chido Dziva Chikwari, Constancia Vimbayi Mavodza, Jenny Renju…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:56
  30. Cardiovascular diseases are a common chronic illness in adults, with implications for health and psychological well-being. These implications not only affect the patients themselves but also impact family memb...

    Authors: Soheila Rabeipoor, Kamal Khademvatani, Samira Barjasteh and Delniya Ghafuri
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:55
  31. Diabetes during pregnancy has negative effects on both mothers and their fetuses. To improve perinatal outcomes and women’s experience of care, the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests implementing health ...

    Authors: Mahsa Maghalian, Fatemeh Abbasalizadeh, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Solmaz Ghanbari-Homaie and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:54
  32. The “Adequate Childbirth Program” (PPA) is a quality improvement project that aims to reduce the high rates of unnecessary cesarean section in Brazilian private hospitals. This study aimed to analyze labor and...

    Authors: Débora Cecília Chaves de Oliveira, Maysa Luduvice Gomes, Andreza Rodrigues, Thamires Soares, Lucia Regina de Azevedo Nicida, Jacqueline Alves Torres and Elyne Montenegro Engstrom
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 20(Suppl 2):189

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

  33. Sexual health literacy (SHL) leads to the development of personal ability, understanding, evaluation and use of information related to sexual health. The purpose of this study was to assess the sexual health l...

    Authors: Samaneh Nematzadeh, Zohreh Shahhosseini, Mahmood Moosazadeh and Zeinab Hamzehgardeshi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:53
  34. The increasing birthweight trend stopped and even reversed in several high income countries in the last 20 years, however the reason for these changes is not well characterized. We aimed to describe birthweigh...

    Authors: László Zsirai, Attila Kun, Gergely Á. Visolyi, Márk M. Svébis, Beatrix A. Domján and Ádám Tabák
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:52
  35. Most forcibly displaced persons are hosted in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). There is a growing urbanization of forcibly displaced persons, whereby most refugees and nearly half of internally displac...

    Authors: Carmen H. Logie, Frannie MacKenzie, Kalonde Malama, Nicole Lorimer, Anoushka Lad, Michelle Zhao, Manjulaa Narasimhan, Sasha Fahme, Bülent Turan, Julia Kagunda, Kelika Konda, Aryssa Hasham and Amaya Perez-Brumer
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:51
  36. Uttar Pradesh (UP) is the most populous state in India, with a historically lower level of family planning coverage than the national average. In recent decades, family planning coverage in UP has significantl...

    Authors: Shiva S Halli, Mohd Tauheed Alam, Vasanthakumar Namasivayam, Ravi Prakash, Preeti Anand, James Blanchard and Fernando Wehrmeister
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:50
  37. One of the reasons for the increase in cesarean section is the lack of knowledge of mothers in choosing the type of delivery. The present study aimed to determine the effect of education through pregnancy appl...

    Authors: Fatemeh Moghbeli, Masood Setoodefar, Mohammad Reza Mazaheri Habibi, Zohreh Abbaszadeh, Hanieh Keikhay Moghadam, Sajedeh Salari, Leila Gholamhosseini, Meysam Fallahnezhad and Seyed Ali Fatemi Aghda
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:49
  38. Eliminating unmet need for family planning by 2030 is a global priority for ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. We estimate the sub-national trends in prevalence of unmet need ...

    Authors: Kirtana Devaraj, Jewel Gausman, Raman Mishra, Akhil Kumar, Rockli Kim and S. V. Subramanian
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:48
  39. Female genital cosmetic procedures have grown rapidly in most parts of the world. Professional organizations have issued warnings about the complications and long-term consequences of these practices. To be ab...

    Authors: Elham Azmoude, Samira Ebrahimzadeh Zagami, Elahe Hooshmand, Elham Taheri and Nahid Jahani Shoorab
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:46
  40. Pursuant to studies, receiving the three key maternal health services (Antenatal Care, Skilled Delivery Service, and Postnatal Care) in a continuum could prevent 71% of global maternal deaths. Despite the West...

    Authors: Aklilu Habte, Samuel Hailegebreal and Atsedu Endale Simegn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:45
  41. While postpartum weight changes may affect the levels of metabolic parameters, the direct effects of weight changes in the postpartum period on changes in the prevalence rates of metabolic syndrome and its com...

    Authors: Chadakarn Phaloprakarn, Sasiwan Suthasmalee and Siriwan Tangjitgamol
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:44
  42. Approximately one in six couples are currently infertile, defined as unable to achieve pregnancy despite 12 or more months of active attempts to conceive. Experiencing infertility has been disproportionately a...

    Authors: Ashley A. Balsom, Bridget Klest, Bethany Sander and Jennifer L. Gordon
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:43
  43. Surgical repair of obstetric fistula aims to restore the anatomical and functional integrity of the urinary tract, enabling affected women to regain their dignity and quality of life. However, such repairs can...

    Authors: Justin Lussy Paluku, Barthelemy Kasi Aksanti, William C. Clemmer, Cathy Mufungizi Furaha, Eugénie Mukekulu Kamabu, Jonathan M. L. Kasereka, Benjamin Kambale Kalole, Olivier Mukuku, Zacharie Kibendelwa Tsongo, Stanis Okitotsho Wembonyama, Charles Wembonyama Mpoy and Jeannot Sihalikyolo Juakali
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:42
  44. Black women and people with uteri have utilized collectivistic and relational practices to improve health outcomes in the face of medical racism and discrimination for decades. However, there remains a need fo...

    Authors: Nyia L. Noel, Jasmine Abrams, Estefania Rivera Mudafort, Anagha Babu, Emma Forbes, Lauren Hill, Cherie C. Hill, Tanika Gray Valbrun, Nkem Osian, Lauren A. Wise and Wendy Kuohung
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:41

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