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  1. The maternal mortality and perinatal mortality rate in Cameroon are among the highest worldwide. To improve these outcomes, we conducted a formative qualitative assessment to inform the adaptation of a mobile ...

    Authors: Alfonsus Adrian Hadikusumo Harsono, Christyenne Lily Bond, Comfort Enah, Mary Glory Ngong, Rahel Mbah Kyeng, Eric Wallace, Janet M. Turan, Jeffery M. Szychowski, Waldemar A. Carlo, Lionel Neba Ambe, Gregory Halle-Ekane, Pius Tih Muffih, Alan Thevenet N. Tita and Henna Budhwani
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:108
  2. Key populations are defined as groups that are susceptible to HIV, including Men Sex with Men (MSM), Transgender (TG), Persons who Inject Drug (PID), and Female Sex Worker (FSW). These key populations groups a...

    Authors: Ami Kamila, Widyawati Widyawati, Mubasysyir Hasanbasri and Mohammad Hakimi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:107
  3. The World Health Organization recognizes childbirth preparation as an essential component of antenatal care, as it plays a crucial role in reducing maternal mortality and improving women's childbirth experienc...

    Authors: Zohreh Alizadeh-Dibazari, Fatemeh Abbasalizadeh, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Shayesteh Jahanfar and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:106
  4. High completed fertility among married and cohabiting women has profound consequences, including straining resources, increasing healthcare challenges, and contributing to educational and gender inequalities. ...

    Authors: Augustus Osborne, Camilla Bangura, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Florence Gyembuzie Wongnaah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:104
  5. Limited gender-based research has compared sexual health among pornography users (PUs) and non-users, including non-problematic pornography users (non-PPUs) and problematic pornography users (PPUs), particular...

    Authors: Zeinab Pouralijan, Beáta Bőthe and Farnaz Farnam
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:103
  6. In recent decades, medical supervision of the labor and delivery process has expanded beyond its boundaries to the extent that in many settings, childbirth has become a medical event. This situation has influe...

    Authors: Mohaddeseh Bakhshi, Sanaz Mollazadeh, Talat Khadivzadeh, Javad Moghri, Azadeh Saki and Mahboobeh Firoozi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:102
  7. For women in the first trimester, amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling is recommended for screening. Machine learning has shown increased accuracy over time and finds numerous applications in enhancing d...

    Authors: Mahla Shaban, Sanaz Mollazadeh, Saeid Eslami, Fatemeh Tara, Samaneh Sharif and Fatemeh Erfanian Arghavanian
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:101
  8. There is a dearth of research examining the couple characteristics in determining contractive utilization behavior in developing countries. This study fills the gap by analyzing the roles of women’s intra-hous...

    Authors: Lubna Naz, Umema Amin Siddiqui and Shyamkumar Sriram
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:100
  9. Studies on fertility desires among fistula patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been conducted on fewer patients. Furthermore, these studies have adopted a univariate descriptive approach. T...

    Authors: Guerschom Mugisho-Munkwa, Raha Maroyi and Denis Mukwege
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:99
  10. The concept of sexual satisfaction in menopausal women is very different from that in premenopausal women, and this difference is due to aging and physical, hormonal, cultural, and psychological changes. There...

    Authors: Nasim Shahrahmani, Raheleh Babazadeh and Abbas Ebadi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:98
  11. Today, person-centred care is seen as a cornerstone of health policy and practice, but accommodating individual patient preferences can be challenging, for example involving caesarean section on maternal reque...

    Authors: Mio Fredriksson, Inger K Holmström, Anna T Höglund, Emma Fleron and Magdalena Mattebo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:97
  12. Recent studies revealed an elevated likelihood of unintended pregnancies among women with psychiatric disorders compared to their counterparts without such vulnerability. Despite the importance of understandin...

    Authors: Shahenda A. I. H. Ahmad, Jorina Holtrop, Monique J. M. van den Eijnden, Nini H. Jonkman, Maria G. van Pampus, Odile A. van den Heuvel, Birit F. P. Broekman and Noralie N. Schonewille
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:96
  13. Non-tubal ectopic pregnancies account for < 10% of all ectopic pregnancies. Due to its rarity and wide variation in clinical practice, there is no guideline or consensus for its management. We reported our 20-...

    Authors: Theodora Hei Tung Lai, Jennifer Ka Yee Ko and Hung Yu Ernest Ng
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:95
  14. Domestic violence is a leading cause of poor health outcomes during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Therefore, there is a need for integrated domestic violence interventions in reproductive health care se...

    Authors: Bushra Sabri, Serena Sloka Mani and Venkata Preetam Sandeep Kaduluri
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:94
  15. Access to an on-demand pericoital oral contraceptive pill – used to prevent pregnancy within a defined window around sexual intercourse – could offer women more reproductive agency. A contraceptive with this i...

    Authors: Stephen Bell, Susannah Gibbs, Abigail Winskell, Xaviera Villarino, Halle Gill and Kristen Little
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:93
  16. Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer among women, with 90% of cervical cancer-related deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries like Cameroon. Visual inspection with acetic acid is oft...

    Authors: Malika Sachdeva, Alida Moukam Datchoua, Virginie Flore Yakam, Bruno Kenfack, Magali Jonnalagedda-Cattin, Jean-Philippe Thiran, Patrick Petignat and Nicole Christine Schmidt
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:92
  17. Endometriosis is a chronic and debilitating disease that can affect the entire reproductive life course of women, with potential adverse effects on pregnancy. The aim of the present study is to investigate the...

    Authors: Foruzan Sharifipour, Zaynab Mohaghegh, Zahra Javanbakht, Shahla Faal Siahkal and Faeze Azizi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:91
  18. Addressing attitudes is central to achieving sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and Agenda 2030. We aimed to develop a comprehensive index to measure attitudinal support for SRHR, expanding oppor...

    Authors: Signe Svallfors, Karin Båge, Anna Mia Ekström, Yadeta Dessie, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Mariam Fagbemi, Elin C. Larsson, Helena Litorp, Bi Puranen, Jesper Sundewall, Olalekan A. Uthman and Anna E. Kågesten
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:90
  19. Young people’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) continues to be a major challenge in low and middle-income countries, with implications for public health now and in the future. Fortunately there is a growi...

    Authors: Bruce Dick, Marina Plesons, Callie Simon, Jane Ferguson, Ahmed Kassem Ali and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:88
  20. Adolescents in Ghana are vulnerable to unequal power relations at the personal, community and structural levels which in turn limits their opportunities in access to critical sexual and reproductive health inf...

    Authors: Joshua Okyere, Naomi Kyeremaa Yeboa, Charity Nikoi, Margaret Owusu-Amoako, Listowel Ferka, Anastasia Nurzhynska and Joshua Amo-Adjei
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:87
  21. To discuss the current status of reproductive concerns and its correlation with fear of recurrence and level of family support in patients of childbearing age with gynecologic malignancies.

    Authors: Xinying He, Ying Wu, Yaqing Zhou, Qin Chen, Xuping Li, Xuemei Fan, Chengjun Xia, Jiao Ma, Jing Han and Xue Han
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2024 21:86
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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

  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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

  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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