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  1. Caesarean section rates continue to increase worldwide with uncertain medical consequences. Auditing and analysing caesarean section rates and other perinatal outcomes in a reliable and continuous manner is cr...

    Authors: Ana P Betrán, A Metin Gulmezoglu, Michael Robson, Mario Merialdi, João P Souza, Daniel Wojdyla, Mariana Widmer, Guillermo Carroli, Maria R Torloni, Ana Langer, Alberto Narváez, Alejandro Velasco, Anibal Faúndes, Arnaldo Acosta, Eliette Valladares, Mariana Romero…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:18
  2. Consanguineous marriages have been practiced since the early existence of modern humans. Until now consanguinity is widely practiced in several global communities with variable rates depending on religion, cul...

    Authors: Ghazi O Tadmouri, Pratibha Nair, Tasneem Obeid, Mahmoud T Al Ali, Najib Al Khaja and Hanan A Hamamy
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:17
  3. As comparisons of modern medical and surgical second trimester termination of pregnancy (TOP) are limited, and the optimum method of termination is still debated, an audit of second trimester TOP was undertake...

    Authors: Annamarie Mauelshagen, Lynn C Sadler, Helen Roberts, Mahesh Harilall and Cynthia M Farquhar
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:16
  4. It has been suggested that the study of women who survive life-threatening complications related to pregnancy (maternal near-miss cases) may represent a practical alternative to surveillance of maternal morbid...

    Authors: Jose G Cecatti, João P Souza, Mary A Parpinelli, Samira M Haddad, Rodrigo S Camargo, Rodolfo C Pacagnella, Carla Silveira, Dulce T Zanardi, Maria L Costa, João L Pinto e Silva, Renato Passini Jr, Fernanda G Surita, Maria H Sousa, Iracema MP Calderon, Lale Say and Robert C Pattinson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:15
  5. The children of teen mothers have been reported to have higher rates of several unfavorable mental health outcomes. Past research suggests several possible mechanisms for an association between religiosity and...

    Authors: Joseph M Strayhorn and Jillian C Strayhorn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:14
  6. Use of maternal health care in low-income countries has been associated with several socioeconomic and demographic factors, although contextual analyses of the latter have been few. A previous study showed tha...

    Authors: Mattias Rööst, Cecilia Jonsson, Jerker Liljestrand and Birgitta Essén
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:13
  7. A review of validated methods for assessing female sexual dysfunction and a review of male and female sexual dysfunction did not refer to any specific questionnaire for evaluating sexuality during pregnancy. A...

    Authors: Cibele VC Rudge, Iracema MP Calderon, Adriano Dias, Gerson P Lopes, Angélica P Barbosa, Izildinha Maestá, Jon Øyvind Odland and Marilza VC Rudge
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:12
  8. Although Argentina has a new law on Reproductive Health, many barriers continue to exist regarding provision of contraceptive methods at public healthcare facilities.

    Authors: Celina Palena, M Valeria Bahamondes, Verónica Schenk, Luis Bahamondes and Julio Fernandez-Funes
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:11
  9. An association between maternal hypoglycemia during pregnancy with fetal growth restriction and overall perinatal mortality has been reported. In a retrospective pilot study we found that hypoglycemia was link...

    Authors: Suzanne K Pugh, Dorota A Doherty, Everett F Magann, Suneet P Chauhan, James B Hill and John C Morrison
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:10
  10. Despite various international efforts initiated to improve maternal health, more than half a million women worldwide die each year as a result of complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth. This resea...

    Authors: Jean-Christophe Fotso, Alex C Ezeh and Hildah Essendi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:9
  11. The lack of reliable and up-to-date statistics on maternal deaths and disabilities remains a major challenge to the implementation of Nigeria's Road Map to Accelerate the Millennium Development Goal related to Ma...

    Authors: Olufemi T Oladapo, Olalekan O Adetoro, Oluwarotimi Fakeye, Bissallah A Ekele, Adeniran O Fawole, Aniekan Abasiattai, Oluwafemi Kuti, Jamilu Tukur, Adedapo BA Ande and Olukayode A Dada
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:8
  12. Maternal mortality remains a severe problem in many parts of the world, despite efforts to reach MDG 5. In addition, underreporting is an issue especially in low income countries. Our objective has been to ide...

    Authors: Afisah Yakubu Zakariah, Sophie Alexander, Jos van Roosmalen, Pierre Buekens, Enyonam Yao Kwawukume and Patrick Frimpong
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:7
  13. Current estimates of maternal mortality ratios in Kenya are at least as high as 560 deaths per 100,000 live births. Given the pervasive poverty and lack of quality health services in slum areas, the maternal m...

    Authors: Abdhalah Kasiira Ziraba, Nyovani Madise, Samuel Mills, Catherine Kyobutungi and Alex Ezeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:6
  14. To determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other reproductive tract infections (RTIs) among pregnant women in Moshi, Tanzania and to compare the occurrence of STIs/RTIs among hum...

    Authors: Sia E Msuya, Jacqueline Uriyo, Akhtar Hussain, Elizabeth M Mbizvo, Stig Jeansson, Noel E Sam and Babill Stray-Pedersen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:4
  15. Improving the reproductive health of young women in developing countries requires access to safe and effective methods of fertility control, but most rely on traditional rather than modern contraceptives such ...

    Authors: Lisa M Williamson, Alison Parkes, Daniel Wight, Mark Petticrew and Graham J Hart
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:3
  16. The third stage of labour refers to the period between birth of the baby and complete expulsion of the placenta. Some degree of blood loss occurs after the birth of the baby due to separation of the placenta. ...

    Authors: A Metin Gülmezoglu, Mariana Widmer, Mario Merialdi, Zahida Qureshi, Gilda Piaggio, Diana Elbourne, Hany Abdel-Aleem, Guillermo Carroli, G Justus Hofmeyr, Pisake Lumbiganon, Richard Derman, Pius Okong, Shivaprasad Goudar, Mario Festin, Fernando Althabe and Deborah Armbruster
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:2
  17. Maternal health services have a potentially critical role in the improvement of reproductive health. In order to get a better understanding of adolescent mothers'needs we compared health seeking practices of f...

    Authors: Lynn Atuyambe, Florence Mirembe, Nazarius M Tumwesigye, Johansson Annika, Edward K Kirumira and Elisabeth Faxelid
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:13
  18. The percentage of women giving birth after the age of 35 increased in many western countries. The number of women remaining childless also increased, mostly due to aging oocytes. The method of oocyte donation ...

    Authors: Joke M Schutte, Nico WE Schuitemaker, Eric AP Steegers and Jos van Roosmalen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:12
  19. Experiences at sexual debut may be linked to reproductive health later in life. Additionally, young women with older sexual partners may be at greater risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. This stu...

    Authors: Anu Manchikanti Gómez, Ilene S Speizer, Heidi Reynolds, Nancy Murray and Harry Beauvais
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:8
  20. Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to treat infertility have been available for nearly three decades. There have been a number of systematic comparisons of the health and development of ART-conceived wit...

    Authors: Jane RW Fisher, Karin Hammarberg, HW Gordon Baker and John C McBain
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:7
  21. To identify all the records within the Brazilian Hospital Information System (HIS) that contained information suggestive of severe maternal morbidity (near miss); to describe the diagnoses and procedures used;...

    Authors: Maria H Sousa, Jose G Cecatti, Ellen E Hardy and Suzanne J Serruya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:6
  22. The purpose of the study was to evaluate inter- and intra-observer variability in sonographic measurements of the cross-sectional area of the umbilical cord and the diameters of its vessels in low-risk pregnan...

    Authors: Cristiane Barbieri, Jose G Cecatti, Carla E Souza, Emilio F Marussi and Jose V Costa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:5
  23. The ICPD agenda of reproductive health was declared as the most comprehensive one, which had actually broadened the spectrum of reproductive health and drove the states to embark upon initiatives to improve re...

    Authors: Farina G Abrejo, Babar T Shaikh and Sarah Saleem
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:4
  24. We describe reproductive health issues among pregnant women in a rural area of Kenya with a high coverage of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and high prevalence of HIV (15%).

    Authors: Anna M van Eijk, Kim A Lindblade, Frank Odhiambo, Elizabeth Peterson, Evallyne Sikuku, John G Ayisi, Peter Ouma, Daniel H Rosen and Laurence Slutsker
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:1
  25. Poor response to ovarian stimulation with exogenous gonadotrophins occurs in 9–24% of women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, which represents an estimated 4000–10,000 women per year in the UK...

    Authors: Sesh K Sunkara, Arri Coomarasamy, Yakoub Khalaf and Peter Braude
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:12
  26. The aim of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) at baseline and at 18 and 36 months of use of etonogestrel (ENG)-and levonorgestrel (LNG)-releasing contraceptive implants. This is a continuati...

    Authors: Cecilia Monteiro-Dantas, Ximena Espejo-Arce, Jeffrey F Lui-Filho, Arlete M Fernandes, Ilza Monteiro and Luis Bahamondes
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:11
  27. Episiotomy is the surgical enlargement of the vaginal orifice by an incision of the perineum during the second stage of labor or just before delivery of the baby. During the 1970s, it was common to perform an ...

    Authors: Ratchadawan Sooklim, Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Pisake Lumbiganon, Witoon Prasertcharoensuk, Jeerichuda Pattamadilok, Kanok Seekorn, Chompilas Chongsomchai, Prakai Pitak and Sukanya Chansamak
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:10
  28. Traditional patterns relating to how to handle pregnancy and birth are often challenged due to migration. The purpose of this study was to describe Middle Eastern mothers' experiences of the maternal health ca...

    Authors: Pernilla Ny, Lars Plantin, Elisabeth D Karlsson and Anna-Karin Dykes
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:9
  29. Cervical cancer is the most common female cancer in Uganda. Over 80% of women diagnosed or referred with cervical cancer in Mulago national referral and teaching hospital have advanced disease. Plans are under...

    Authors: Twaha Mutyaba, Elisabeth Faxelid, Florence Mirembe and Elisabete Weiderpass
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:4
  30. Despite efforts to assure high methodological standards, systematic reviews may be affected by publication bias. The objective of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of publication bias in a collection o...

    Authors: João P Souza, Cynthia Pileggi and José G Cecatti
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:3
  31. In 2002, cervical cancer was one of the leading causes of death in Mexico. Quantitative techniques allowed for the identification of socioeconomic, behavioral and biological characteristics that are part of it...

    Authors: Blanca E Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Laura L Tirado-Gómez, Alejandro Mohar-Betancourt and Malaquías López-Cervantes
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:2
  32. The 100% Jeune youth social marketing program in Cameroon aims to address the high STI/HIV prevalence rates and the high levels of unwanted pregnancy. This study evaluates the 100% Jeune program, analyzing its re...

    Authors: Andrea Plautz and Dominique Meekers
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:1
  33. Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare ulcerative skin disease. The diagnosis is based on clinical features and excluding other causes of skin ulcers, as it does not have characteristic histopathology or laboratory fi...

    Authors: Franyke Banga, Nico Schuitemaker and Piet Meijer
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:9
  34. To find out about the prenatal diagnosis rate of myelomeningocele (MMC) by ultrasound scan in patients referred to the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Tehran, Iran from July 2004 to July 2005.

    Authors: Syed Shuja Kazmi, Farideh Nejat, Parvin Tajik and Hadi Roozbeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:6
  35. The Tibetan Delek Hospital is a small general hospital providing primary and secondary care for the Tibetan refugee community and the local Indian population in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, North India. In a ...

    Authors: Stewart W Mercer, Katherine Sevar and Tsetan D Sadutshan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:4

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