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  1. Contraceptive use is often a multi-decade experience for people who can become pregnant, yet few studies have assessed how this ongoing process impacts contraceptive decision-making in the context of the repro...

    Authors: Rebecca G. Simmons, Jami Baayd, Megan Waters, Zoë Diener, David K. Turok and Jessica N. Sanders
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:33
  2. Approximately 1 in 20 men are sub-fertile or infertile yet the aetiologies of male infertility remain largely unexplained. It is suggested that lifestyle choices and environmental factors contribute but resear...

    Authors: Sarah N. Biggs, Joanne Kennedy, Sharon L. Lewis, Stephen Hearps, Moira K. O’Bryan, Robert McLachlan, Simon von Saldern, Georgina Chambers and Jane Halliday
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:32
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic has likely affected the already high unmet need for family planning in low- and middle-income countries. This qualitative study used Andersen’s Behavioral Model of Health Service Use as a...

    Authors: Katelyn M. Sileo, Christine Muhumuza, Teddy Helal, Allison Olfers, Haruna Lule, Samuel Sekamatte, Trace S. Kershaw, Rhoda K. Wanyenze and Susan M. Kiene
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:31
  4. Fertility declines with increasing age, especially in women. In recent decades women’s age at the birth of their first child has risen markedly in many countries, and an increasing number of women do not estab...

    Authors: Camilla Gry Temmesen, Tove Faber Frandsen, Henriette Svarre-Nielsen, Kathrine Birch Petersen, Jane Clemensen and Heidi Lene Myglegaard Andersen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:30
  5. Given the high burden of adverse sexual and reproductive health outcomes (SRH) and low levels of school attendance among adolescent girls in Kenya, this study sought to elucidate the association between school...

    Authors: Sai Surabi Thirugnanasampanthar, Lonnie Embleton, Erica Di Ruggiero, Paula Braitstein, Clement Oduor and Yohannes Dibaba Wado
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:29
  6. Teenage pregnancies cause serious health, social and economic consequences including death among adolescent girls worldwide. It is estimated that in 2019 about 55% of unintended pregnancies among adolescent gi...

    Authors: Fabiola V. Moshi and Olympia Tilisho
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:28
  7. In 2015, a quality improvement (QI) intervention to reduce cesarean sections (CS)—the Adequate Childbirth Project (PPA)—was implemented in the private sector in Brazil. This analysis aims to compare safety car...

    Authors: Maíra Libertad Soligo Takemoto, Marcos Nakamura-Pereira, Fernando Maia Peixoto-Filho and Maria do Carmo Leal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):27

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

  8. Abortion-related complications are among the common causes of maternal mortality in Malawi. Misoprostol is recommended for the treatment of first-trimester incomplete abortions but is seldom used for post-abor...

    Authors: Bertha Magreta Chakhame, Elisabeth Darj, Mphatso Mwapasa, Ursula Kalimembe Kafulafula, Alfred Maluwa, Jon Øyvind Odland and Maria Lisa Odland
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:26
  9. The intention of becoming pregnant has an evident impact on the prenatal and postnatal period. For female sex workers (FSWs) in West Africa, among whom pregnancies are frequent as are HIV and sexually transmit...

    Authors: Gentiane Perrault Sullivan, Fernand Aimé Guédou, Fatoumata Korika Tounkara, Luc Béhanzin, Nana Camara, Marlène Aza-Gnandji, Bintou Dembele Keita, Odette Azonnadou, Ismaila Thera, Lisa Avery and Michel Alary
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:25
  10. While community-based interventions are a proven high-impact strategy to increase contraceptive uptake in low-income countries, their capacity to support women’s contraceptive choices (including continued use,...

    Authors: Julie H. Hernandez, Katherine H. LaNasa and Tesky Koba
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:24
  11. Postpartum sterilization in Thailand has relatively few barriers compared to other countries. The procedure is covered by some healthcare plans, and paid out-of-pocket for others. We aim to determine if health...

    Authors: Sutira Uaamnuichai, Phanupong Phutrakool, Nareerat Thammasitchai, Sarochinee Sathitloetsakun, Somsook Santibenchakul and Unnop Jaisamrarn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:23
  12. Reproductive coercion (RC) is a type of abuse where a partner asserts control over a woman’s reproductive health trajectories. Recent research emphasizes that RC experiences may differ within and across low- a...

    Authors: Shannon N. Wood, Haley L. Thomas, Georges Guiella, Fiacre Bazié, Rosine Mosso, Raimi Fassassi, Pierre Z. Akilimali, Mary Thiongo, Peter Gichangi, Sani Oumarou, Funmilola M. OlaOlorun, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Anoop Khanna, Simon Peter Sebina Kibira, Fredrick Makumbi and Michele R. Decker
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:22

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:54

  13. Authors: Mariza Miranda Theme Filha, Tatiana Henriques Leite, Marcia Leonardi Baldisserotto, Ana Paula Esteves-Pereira and Maria do Carmo Leal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:21

    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2022 20:1

  14. Availability of quality-assured medical abortion medicines plays a crucial role in providing comprehensive abortion care. However, access to these medicines is still restricted for many abortion seekers. Incre...

    Authors: Ulrika Rehnström Loi, Ndola Prata, Amy Grossman, Antonella Lavelanet, Natalie Williams and Bela Ganatra
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 1):20

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

  15. In Brazil, childbirth practices are strongly marked by surgical events and particularly in the private sector cesarean sections reach rates above 80%. The National Supplementary Health Agency proposed the Adeq...

    Authors: Andreza Pereira Rodrigues, Débora Cecília Chaves de Oliveira, Maysa Luduvice Gomes, Lucia Regina de Azevedo Nicida, Jacqueline Alves Torres, Amanda da Trindade Dias Coutinho, Beatriz da Silva Soares de Souza Cravo, Juliana Guimarães Dantas, Thays Basílio Oliveira and Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):19

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

  16. The World Health Organization (WHO) Labour Care Guide (LCG) is a paper-based labour monitoring tool designed to facilitate the implementation of WHO’s latest guidelines for effective, respectful care during la...

    Authors: Joshua P. Vogel, Veronica Pingray, Fernando Althabe, Luz Gibbons, Mabel Berrueta, Yeshita Pujar, Manjunath Somannavar, Sunil S. Vernekar, Alvaro Ciganda, Rocio Rodriguez, Saraswati A. Welling, Amit Revankar, Savitri Bendigeri, Jayashree Ashok Kumar, Shruti Bhavi Patil, Aravind Karinagannanavar…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:18
  17. In 2015, a quality improvement project—the “Adequate Childbirth Project” (Projeto Parto Adequado, or PPA)—was implemented in Brazilian private hospitals with the goal of reducing unnecessary cesarean sections. On...

    Authors: Fabrine C. Souza, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Jacqueline Alves Torres, Maysa Luduvice Gomes and Maria do Carmo Leal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):17

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

  18. Teenage pregnancy remains a major social and public health challenge in developing countries especially sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where prevalence rates are still increasing. Even if considerable effort has bee...

    Authors: Million Phiri, Mwewa E. Kasonde, Nkuye Moyo, Milika Sikaluzwe and Simona Simona
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:16
  19. Although 25% of the Ethiopian population is young, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Services have not been adequately researched and intervened, leaving adolescents with many reproductive health challenges...

    Authors: Aklilu Habte and Samuel Dessu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:15
  20.  The Adequate Childbirth Project (PPA) is a quality improvement project that aims to enhance normal delivery and reduce cesarean sections with no clinical indication in the Brazilian supplementary health care ...

    Authors: Maysa Luduvice Gomes, Lucia Regina de Azevedo Nicida, Débora Cecília Chaves de Oliveira, Andreza Rodrigues, Jacqueline Alves Torres, Amanda da Trindade Dias Coutinho, Beatriz da Silva Soares de Souza Cravo, Juliana Guimarães Dantas, Thays Basílio Oliveira, Patrick Brandão and Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):14

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

  21. Despite widespread messaging supporting male (external) condom use to prevent HIV in endemic settings, utilization of condoms is low across sub-Saharan Africa. A thorough understanding of barriers to condom us...

    Authors: Kathryn Broderick, Christine Aristide, Brooke W. Bullington, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Jennifer A. Downs and Radhika Sundararajan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:12
  22. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is at the base of young people's living and wellbeing. A significant number of young peoples are affected by avoidable SRH problems due to a lack of appropriate knowledge r...

    Authors: Daba Abdissa and Workitu Sileshi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:11
  23. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative’s Step 4 recommends: “support mothers to start breastfeeding as soon as possible after birth”, thus contributing to the reduction of neonatal mortality. The objective of t...

    Authors: Rachael de Vasconcelos Alves, Maria Inês Couto de Oliveira, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Ana Paula Esteves Pereira and Maria do Carmo Leal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):10

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

  24. In 2015, a quality improvement project called “Projeto Parto Adequado-PPA” was implemented in Brazilian private hospitals to reduce unnecessary high rates of cesarean sections. This study aimed to analyze the ...

    Authors: Débora Cecília Chaves de Oliveira, Andreza Rodrigues, Lucia Regina de Azevedo Nicida, Maysa Luduvice Gomes, Jacqueline Alves Torres and Elyne Montenegro Engstrom
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 2):9

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

  25. The sustainable development goals (SDG) aim at satisfying three-fourths of family planning needs through modern contraceptive methods by 2030. However, the traditional methods (TM) of family planning use are o...

    Authors: Vasanthakumar Namasivayam, Bidyadhar Dehury, Ravi Prakash, Marissa Becker, Preeti Anand, Ashish Mishra, Shreya Singhal, Shivalingappa Halli, James Blanchard, Dean Spears and Shajy Isac
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:8
  26. Although several indicators have been proposed to measure women’s experience of care in health facilities during the intrapartum period, it is unknown if these indicators perform differently in the context of ...

    Authors: Ntemena Kapula, Emma Sacks, Dee T. Wang, Osamuedeme Odiase, Jennifer Requejo and Patience A. Afulani
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:7
  27. The CRADLE (Community blood pressure monitoring in Rural Africa: Detection of underLying pre-Eclampsia) Vital Signs Alert device—designed specifically to improve maternity care in low resource settings—had var...

    Authors: Sophie Bright, Francis Moses, Alex Ridout, Betty Sam, Mariama Momoh, Venetia Goodhart, Francis Smart, Margaret Mannah, Sattu Issa, Simren Herm-Singh, Fiona Reid, Paul T. Seed, James Bunn, Andrew Shennan, Katrin Augustin and Jane Sandall
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:6
  28. Reproductive coercion and abuse (RCA) is a form of intimate partner violence (IPV) in which people with the capacity for pregnancy experience coercive behaviors that threaten their reproductive autonomy. Behav...

    Authors: Karen Trister Grace and Elizabeth Miller
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:5
  29. The risk of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is increased in adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors, with the prevalence depending on cancer diagnosis, treatment, and patient factors. Prior stu...

    Authors: Sydney B. Flatt, Amanda Baillargeon, Chad McClintock, Jessica Pudwell and Maria P. Velez
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:4

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:53

  30. Overweight/obesity can affect fertility, increase the risk of pregnancy complications, and affect the outcome of assisted reproductive technology (ART). However, due to confounding factors, the accuracy and un...

    Authors: Xiang Liu, Shengjia Shi, Jianhua Sun, Yuan He, Zhou Zhang, Junping Xing and Tie Chong
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:3
  31. The health hazards of short inter-birth intervals are severe in Cameroon. One-quarter of inter-birth intervals are less than 24 months and the probability of death before age 5 for children born after a short...

    Authors: Jean Christophe Fotso, John G. Cleland, Marquise Kouo Ngamby, Martina Lukong Baye and Elihouh O. Adje
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:2
  32. The loss of the fetus may cause mental health problems in women. The present study aimed to determine the effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on anxiety, depression, and stress in women with ea...

    Authors: Masumeh Nasrollahi, Masumeh Ghazanfar Pour, Atefeh Ahmadi, Mogaddameh Mirzaee and Katayoun Alidousti
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:233
  33. Utilization of contraceptives remains low in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa despite evidence of its benefits. Several factors are associated with contraceptive use. However, little is known about the ...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Ebenezer Kwesi Armah-Ansah, Louis Kobina Dadzie, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Eugene Budu, Betregiorgis Zegeye and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:232

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:48

  34. Despite the negative impact of unsafe abortions on women's health and rights, the degree of abortion safety remains strikingly undocumented for a large share of abortions globally. Data on how women induce abo...

    Authors: Clémentine Rossier, Onikepe Owolabi, Seni Kouanda, Martin Bangha, Caron R. Kim, Bela Ganatra, Dennis Feehan, Casey Breen, Moussa Zan, Rachidatou Compaoré, Adama Baguiya, Ramatou Ouédraogo, Clement Oduor, Vincent Bagnoa and Sherine Athero
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:231
  35. Worldwide, Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) issues comprise a third of health problems for women aged 15–44. SRH education equips people with knowledge of concepts around sexuality and reproduction, and the sk...

    Authors: Panitsara Leekuan, Ros Kane, Panpimol Sukwong and Waratya Kulnitichai
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:230
  36. Teenage pregnancy is known to have physical, emotional, and psychosocial effects. Because of these risks, family planning and contraception messages have been disseminated in various forms of media, but their ...

    Authors: Veincent Christian F. Pepito, Arianna Maever L. Amit, Clinton S. Tang, Luis Miguel B. Co, Neil Andrew K. Aliazas, Sarah J. De Los Reyes, Raymundo S. Baquiran and Lourdes Bernadette S. Tanchanco
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:229
  37. An understanding of the psychosocial support challenges and opportunities in the context of teenage pregnancy is important for developing appropriate interventions for pregnant and parenting girls. This qualit...

    Authors: Chi-Chi Undie and Harriet Birungi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:228
  38. Adolescent and young adult (AYA) females in low- and middle-income countries often face disparities in menstrual health (MH). Poor MH and lack of sexual and reproductive health education leads to school absent...

    Authors: Emily R. Rupe, Jonathan Rodean, Emily A. Hurley, Melissa K. Miller, Marie Daphnee Boncoeur and Abbey R. Masonbrink
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:227
  39. The attainment of targets set for modern contraceptive use remains a challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Rwanda, in its new Family Planning and Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health/Family Planning (FP/ASRH) Stra...

    Authors: Chester Kalinda, Million Phiri, Kafiswe Chimpinde, Marie C. S. Ishimwe and Simona J. Simona
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:226
  40. Brazil’s maternity care is highly medicalized, and obstetric interventions in labour and birth are high, mainly in private health system. The Adequate Birth Project (PPA—Projeto Parto Adequado) is quality impr...

    Authors: Mariza Miranda Theme Filha, Tatiana Henriques Leite, Marcia Leonardi Baldisserotto, Ana Paula Esteves-Pereira and Maria do Carmo Leal
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 20(Suppl 2):1

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

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:21

  41. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is secreted by granulosa cells in preantral follicles and small antral follicles. There is limited information about whether serum AMH levels are related to pregnancy outcomes duri...

    Authors: Ling Liu, Xing-Yu Sun, Huan Yang, Xin-Jian Feng and Yun-Zhu Lan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:224
  42. Each year, over 200 million women globally cannot prevent pregnancy through modern contraceptive methods, with 70–80% of these women residing in sub-Saharan Africa. Consequently, almost 50% of pregnancies are ...

    Authors: Rose-Mary Asong Tazinya, Julia Marie Hajjar and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:223
  43. With a population of about 1.1 billion, sub-Saharan Africa is projected to overtake Eastern, Southern and Central Asia to become the most populous region by 2060. One effective approach for slowing this rapid ...

    Authors: Kenneth Setorwu Adde, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Jones Arkoh Paintsil, Olanrewaju Oladimeji and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:222
  44. Ending preventable maternal deaths remains a challenge in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Society perceived causes and real-life observations can reveal the intangible causes of maternal deaths irres...

    Authors: Lasandha Irangani, Indika Ruwan Prasanna, Sajaan Praveena Gunarathne, Sandaru Hasaranga Shanthapriya, Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe, Suneth Buddhika Agampodi and Thilini Chanchala Agampodi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:221
  45. There is a paucity of studies examining the prevalence and correlates of induced abortion among women living with HIV. Our study fills this gap by examining the prevalence and correlates of induced abortion am...

    Authors: Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Oladele Vincent Adeniyi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:220
  46. This study aimed to investigate the associations between parental marital quality, divorce, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes among Chinese young people.

    Authors: Wen Wang, Ruoyu Yin, Wenzhen Cao, Yu Wang, Tingkai Zhang, Yan Yan and Kun Tang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:219
  47. In artificial reproductive technique (ART), nearly 20% of human oocytes are immature in the germinal vesicle (GV) phase. Consequently, the best method for reserving them is cryopreserving GV oocytes, and in vi...

    Authors: Hakimeh Akbari and Masoud Mohammadi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:215
  48. Mothers' knowledge about the infant's problems and will provide the necessary care can increase the mother's confidence in providing care for her infant and eliminate misconceptions in primiparous mothers. The...

    Authors: Forogh Okhovat, Shirin Okhovat, Zohreh Karimiankakolaki and Nooshin Yoshany
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:214

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:13

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