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  1. Maternity waiting homes (MHWs) are recommended to help bridge the geographical gap to accessing maternity services. This study aimed to provide an analysis of stakeholders’ perspectives (women, families, commu...

    Authors: Eva Julia van Braam, Daphne N. McRae, Anayda G. Portela, Jelle Stekelenburg and Loveday Penn-Kekana
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:101
  2. Reproductive coercion and abuse (RCA) is a form of violence that affects sexual and reproductive health. Women and individuals who experienced RCA in an intimate relationship frequently consult service provide...

    Authors: Sylvie Lévesque, Catherine Rousseau, Laurence Raynault-Rioux and Julie Laforest
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:100
  3. Premarital sexual intercourse (PSI) without adequate information and/or appropriate application of the relevant knowledge about sex before marriage, potentially has adverse effects on the sexual and reproducti...

    Authors: Eugene Budu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Ebenezer Kwesi Armah-Ansah, James Boadu Frimpong, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Stephen Kofi Anin, John Elvis Hagan Jr and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:99
  4. Worldwide, there is limited knowledge regarding women’s views of future fertility in relation to contraceptive use. Few studies include material where women share their experiences at peer-written public domai...

    Authors: Lydia Johansson, Julia Vesström, Siw Alehagen and Helena Kilander
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:98
  5. From 2018, the International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) implemented the Advocating Safe Abortion project to support national obstetrics and gynecology (Obs/gyn) societies from ten mem...

    Authors: Simon Peter Kayondo, Dan Kabonge Kaye, Stella Lovina Nabatanzi, Susan Nassuuna, Othiniel Musana, Imelda Namagembe, John Paul Nsanja, Jessica Morris, Hani Fawzi, Korrie de Koning, Jameen Kaur and Matthew Pretty
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:97
  6. Many factors influence young women’s choice of contraceptive methods and where to source them, yet less is known about whether one of these choices (method or source) is prioritized and the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Lisa M. Calhoun, Mahua Mandal, Bernard Onyango, Erick Waga, Courtney McGuire, Thomas van den Akker, Lenka Beňová, Thérèse Delvaux, Eliya M. Zulu and Ilene S. Speizer
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:96
  7. Adolescent pregnancy is a global public health and social problem that affects both developed and developing countries. Reducing adolescent pregnancy is central to achieving sustainable development goals. In 2...

    Authors: Majesty Enaworoke Alukagberie, Khalifa Elmusharaf, Nuha Ibrahim and Sébastien Poix
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:95
  8. Little is known about the acceptance of specific populations of decision makers in Lebanon regarding surrogacy. This study aimed to explore the acceptance and attitude of Lebanese Lawyers and Medical Students ...

    Authors: Rashad Nawfal, Jad Kassem, Lea Nicole Sayegh, Antony Haddad, Marly Azzi, Pascale Salameh, Lubna Tarabey and Fadi Abou-Mrad
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:94
  9. Teenage pregnancy is a concerning public health problem in India. Misperception and misunderstanding about pregnancy and its preventive methods lead to pregnancy when adolescents are involved in unsafe sexual ...

    Authors: Arpita Panda, Jayashree Parida, Susangita Jena, Abinash Pradhan, Sanghamitra Pati, Harpreet Kaur and Subhendu Kumar Acharya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:93

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2024 21:78

  10. Globally, millions of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) who menstruate have limited access to appropriate and comfortable products to manage their menstruation. Yathu Yathu was a cluster randomised trial...

    Authors: Bernadette Hensen, Melleh Gondwe, Mwelwa Phiri, Ab Schaap, Lucheka Sigande, Sian Floyd, Melvin Simuyaba, Rosemary Zulu-Phiri, Louis Mwape, Sarah Fidler, Richard Hayes, Musonda Simwinga and Helen Ayles
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:92
  11. Postpartum haemorrhage is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in low-income countries. Improving health workers' competencies in obstetric emergencies in low-income settings, has been recognized as...

    Authors: Ann-Marie Hellerung Christiansen, Bjarke Lund Sørensen, Ida Marie Boas, Tariku Bedesa, Wondewossen Fekede, Henriette Svarre Nielsen and Stine Lund
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:91

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:119

  12. The field of violence prevention research is unequivocal that interventions must target contextual factors, like social norms, to reduce gender-based violence. Limited research, however, on the social norms co...

    Authors: Sabrina C. Boyce, Alexandra M. Minnis, Julianna Deardorff, Sandra I. McCoy, Sneha Challa, Nicole Johns, Sani Aliou, Mohamad Brooks, Abdoul-Moumouni Nouhou, Perman Gochyyev, Mark Wilson, Holly Baker and Jay G. Silverman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:90
  13. The use of modern contraceptive methods among adolescents and youth is a public health priority to prevent unintended pregnancies. To our knowledge, no study has ever explored and documented factors promoting ...

    Authors: Hawa Manet, Marie-Hélène Doucet, Charlotte Bangoura, Nafissatou Dioubaté, Alison M. El Ayadi, Sidikiba Sidibé, Tamba Mina Millimouno and Alexandre Delamou
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:89
  14. Seasonal patterns of preterm birth were identified in previous studies, but the effect of conception season on preterm birth has not been extensively studied. Based on the notion that the etiological roots of ...

    Authors: Yu Wu, Hanfeng Ye, Yanling Yuan, Cai Kong, Wenzhan Jing, Jue Liu and Min Liu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:88
  15. Preterm birth (PTB) is a global health epidemic, sub-Saharan Africa is severely impacted due to its limited healthcare resources. Pregnancy knowledge, cultural beliefs and practices play a role in the identifi...

    Authors: Cecilia Milford, Emma Smith, Kenneth Ngure, Nicholas B. Thuo, Sara Newmann, Nalinie Lazarus, Mags Beksinska, Nelly Mugo and Larry Rand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:87
  16. The desired number of children is markedly higher in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) than in other major regions. Efforts to understand how and why these desires are generated and maintained have yielded a broad rese...

    Authors: Anna C. Church, Mobolaji Ibitoye, Shibani Chettri and John B. Casterline
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:86
  17. In recent years, a growing number of researchers have begun to study fertility awareness (FA). Evidence suggests that college students in their reproductive years have a common understanding of fertility, risk...

    Authors: Yue Ren, Yue Xie, Qulian Xu, Miaochen Long, Ying Zheng, Lin Li and Changmin Niu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:85
  18. Youth with disabilities have the same right to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as their peers without disabilities. However, their needs and rights are often ignored. Little is known about the knowledge, ...

    Authors: Wenjuan Qi, Hongyan Li, Qiguo Lian, Xiayun Zuo, Chunyan Yu, Chaohua Lou and Xiaowen Tu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:84
  19. Niger has the highest rate of adolescent fertility in the world, with early marriage, early childbearing and high gender inequity. This study assesses the impact of Reaching Married Adolescents (RMA), a gender...

    Authors: Jay G. Silverman, Mohamad I. Brooks, Sani Aliou, Nicole E. Johns, Sneha Challa, Abdoul Moumouni Nouhou, Shweta Tomar, Holly Baker, Sabrina C. Boyce, Lotus McDougal, Stephanie DeLong and Anita Raj
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:83
  20. Contact with second-hand cigarette smoke includes inhalation of cigarette smoke caused by the burning of the cigarette itself and inhalation of smoke exhaled by the smoker. Wife's pregnancy can be a motivating...

    Authors: Zohreh Karimiankakolaki, Seyed Saeed Mazloomy Mahmoodabad and Ashraf Kazemi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:82
  21. Over 80,000 pregnant women died in Nigeria due to pregnancy-related complications in 2020. Evidence shows that if appropriately conducted, caesarean section (CS) reduces the odds of maternal death. In 2015, th...

    Authors: Itohan Osayande, Olakunmi Ogunyemi, Uchenna Gwacham-Anisiobi, Abimbola Olaniran, Sanni Yaya and Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:81
  22. Mindful of social norms shaping health among women pressured to prove early fertility in Nepal, a bi-national research team developed and piloted a 4-month intervention engaging household triads (newly married...

    Authors: Ashley Mitchell, Mahesh C. Puri, Minakshi Dahal, Alia Cornell, Ushma D. Upadhyay and Nadia G. Diamond-Smith
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:80
  23. Mistreatment during labour and childbirth is a common experience for many women around the world. This study aimed to explore the manifestations of mistreatment and its influencing factors in public maternity ...

    Authors: Marjan Mirzania, Elham Shakibazadeh, Meghan A. Bohren, Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh, Farah Babaey, Abdoljavad Khajavi and Abbas Rahimi Foroushani
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:79
  24. Obstetric fistula is a major public health concerns in Ethiopia. It is the most devastating cause of all maternal morbidities.

    Authors: Ataklti Gebretsadik Woldegebriel, Gebremedhin Gebreegziabiher Gebrehiwot, Abraham Aregay Desta, Kiros Fenta Ajemu, Asfawosen Aregay Berhe, Tewolde Wubayehu Woldearegay, Kiros Demoz Ghebremedhin and Nega Mamo Bezabih
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:78
  25. Adolescent maternal healthcare utilisation is low in Nigeria, and little is understood about the pregnancy experiences and drivers of maternal healthcare utilisation among of adolescent girls. This study inves...

    Authors: Christiana A. Alex-Ojei, Clifford O. Odimegwu and Lorretta F. C. Ntoimo
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:77
  26. Maternal healthcare service is the care given for the woman during her gestation, delivery and postpartum period. The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) was remains high and a public health problem in Ethiopia. Su...

    Authors: Melak Jejaw, Ayal Debie, Lake Yazachew and Getachew Teshale
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:76
  27. Most studies that focus on quality of family planning (FP) services collect data from facilities. These studies miss the perspectives of quality from women who do not visit a facility and for whom perceived qu...

    Authors: Fiacre Bazie, Ilene S. Speizer, Sarah Castle, Kindo Boukary, Amelia Maytan-Joneydi, Lisa M. Calhoun, Yentema Onadja and Georges Guiella
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:75
  28. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed governments worldwide to implement unprecedented mitigation measures, including safe-distancing, lockdowns, disruption of non-essential services, border closures and travel restric...

    Authors: Mengieng Ung, Sze Tung Lam, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Virak Prum, Michiko Nagashima-Hayashi, Pearlyn Neo, Manar Marzouk, Anna Durrance-Bagale, Davide De Beni, Siyan Yi and Natasha Howard
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:74
  29. Reproductive coercion victimization (RCV) is a significant public health issue that negatively affects women’s sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Less is known about reproductive coercion perpetration (R...

    Authors: Danielle M. Campbell, Marguerite B. Lucea, Andrea N. Cimino, Jacquelyn C. Campbell and Jamila K. Stockman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:73
  30. In Ethiopia only 53% of induced abortions were performed in a health facility. Even though efforts have been made to improve comprehensive abortion care (CAC), still several health facilities fail to provide t...

    Authors: Fikru Abebe Gebremariam, Ephrem Mannekulih Habtewold, Dereje Tegene Degife, Habte Bekele Geneti and Damen Hailemariam Gebrekiros
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:72
  31. This study examines experiences with a family planning segmentation counseling tool that is used during the provision of family planning services. Based on answers to a series of questions, women are segmented...

    Authors: Ellen MacLachlan, Balki Ibrahim Agali, Amelia Maytan-Joneydi, Sanoussi Chaibou, Souleymane Amadou Garba, Illiassou Chaibou Halidou, Ilene S. Speizer and Abdoul Moumouni Nouhou
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:71
  32. Women's health and pregnancy outcomes are directly depends on the extent of ANC components received during their ANC visits. There are limited information about the components of ANC and associated factors. Th...

    Authors: Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Tadele Biresaw Belachew, Desale Bihonegn Asmamaw, Desalegn Anmut Bitew, Elsa Awoke Fentie, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Debrework Tesgera Bashah, Nigusie Birhan Tebeje, Mignote Hailu Gebrie, Hedija Yenus Yeshita, Endeshaw Adimasu Cherkose, Birhanu Abera Ayana, Ayenew Molla Lakew and Wubshet Debebe Negash
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:69
  33. It is estimated that 38.8% of mothers develop postpartum depression (PPD) in South Africa. While empirical evidence documents an association between intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization in pregnancy a...

    Authors: Luwam T. Gebrekristos, Allison K. Groves, Luz McNaughton Reyes, Dhayendre Moodley, Mags Beksinska and Suzanne Maman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:68
  34. Analyses of factors that determine quality of perinatal care consistently rely on clinical markers, while failing to assess experiential outcomes. Understanding how model of care and birth setting influence ex...

    Authors: P. Mimi Niles, Monique Baumont, Nisha Malhotra, Kathrin Stoll, Nan Strauss, Audrey Lyndon and Saraswathi Vedam
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:67
  35. Timing of initiation of family planning is an important determinant for the health status of the mother and her child. One-fourths of mothers in developing countries who wanted to space or limit their children...

    Authors: Bezawit Adane, Elsabeth Addisu, Melaku Yalew, Yitayish Damtie, Mastewal Arefaynie, Segenet Zewdie, Yitbarek Wasihun and Bereket Kefale
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:66
  36. “Self-care” for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) includes contraceptive methods and other supplies that people can use with or without the support of a healthcare provider. Self-administered tests, self-in...

    Authors: Alice F. Cartwright, Marissa Velarde, Mags Beksinska, Jennifer Smit, Margaret Kasaro, Jennifer H. Tang, Cecilia Milford, Virginia Maphumulo, Manze Chinyama, Esther Chabu, Mayaba Mudenda, Christina Wong, Maria Fawzy and Rebecca Callahan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:65
  37. Research exploring the mistreatment of birthing people in the United States is emerging rapidly within the context of increasingly poor maternal health outcomes that include unacceptable racial disparities. Pr...

    Authors: Cynthia Salter, Kristina Wint, Jessica Burke, Judy C. Chang, Patricia Documet, Elizabeth Kaselitz and Dara Mendez
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:63
  38. Fertility intentions have been proved to be a reliable predictor of actual fertility behaviour. Also, childbirth-related fear (CBRF) has been proven to be negatively associated with childbirth readiness and fe...

    Authors: Tieying Zeng, Bingbing Li, Ke Zhang, Ye Chen, Mengmei Yuan, Meiliyang Wu, Huimin Zhao, Zining Zhu and Dandan Ju
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:62
  39. Evidence suggests that COVID-19 may impair access to sexual and reproductive health services and safe abortion. The purpose of this systematic review was investigating the changes of abortion services in the C...

    Authors: Kowsar Qaderi, Rasa Khodavirdilou, Mehri Kalhor, Bahar Morshed Behbahani, Maryam Keshavarz, Maryam Hassanzadeh Bashtian, Mahsa Dabir, Morvarid Irani, Elham Manouchehri, Maryam Farmahini Farahani, Manthar Ali Mallah and Ahmadreza Shamsabadi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:61
  40. Despite efforts from the government and developmental partners to eliminate gender-based violence, intimate partner violence (IPV) remains a pervasive global health and human rights problem, affecting up to 75...

    Authors: Juliet Amarachukwu Nwafor, Elita Chamdimba, Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Boniface Ayanbekongshie Ushie, Alister C. Munthali, Chrissie Thakwalakwa and Caroline W. Kabiru
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:60
  41. The conflicting evidence on the relationship between female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be due to the differences in the prevalence and type of FGM/C in di...

    Authors: Mahsa Abdollahzadeh, Roghaiyeh Nourizadeh and Niloufar Sattarzadeh Jahdi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:59
  42. In recent years a growing number of manufacturers and medical abortion products have entered country markets and health systems, with varying degrees of quality and accessibility. An interplay of factors inclu...

    Authors: Amy Grossman, Ndola Prata, Natalie Williams, Bela Ganatra, Antonella Lavelanet, Laurence Läser, Chilanga Asmani, Hayfa Elamin, Leopold Ouedraogo, Md. Mahmudur Rahman, Musu Julie Conneh-Duworko, Bentoe Zoogley Tehoungue, Harriet Chanza, Henry Phiri, Bharat Bhattarai, Narayan Prasad Dhakal…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20(Suppl 1):58

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

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:160

  43. Reliable and rigorously collected sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) data in humanitarian settings is often sparse and variable in quality across different humanita...

    Authors: Majd Hammad, Angel M. Foster, Anya Aissaoui, Emily Clark, Kaeshan Elamurugan, Kanya Lakshmi Rajendra, Ieman Mona El Mowafi and Loulou Kobeissi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:56
  44. Menstruation is a normal biological process that all women go through, yet it is shrouded in secrecy, taboos, and even stigma in many societies. Studies have shown that women from socially disadvantaged groups...

    Authors: Prasanna Kumar Mudi, Manas Ranjan Pradhan and Trupti Meher
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2023 20:55
  45. Authors: Shannon N. Wood, Haley L. Thomas, Georges Guiella, Fiacre Bazie, 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 20:54

    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2023 20:22

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