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  1. Despite the 2005 expansion in abortion legal indications in Ethiopia, which provided for abortions in cases of rape, incest, or fetal impairment and other circumstances, nearly half of abortions occurred outsi...

    Authors: Kathryn A. O’Connell, Addisalem T. Kebede, Bereket M. Menna, Mengistu T. Woldetensay, Sara E. Fischer, Ghazaleh Samandari and Jemal K. Kassaw
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):198

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  2. Over the last two decades, improvements in Ethiopia’s socio-economic context, the prioritization of health and development in the national agenda, and ambitious national health and development policies and pro...

    Authors: Elsie Akwara, Kereta Worknesh, Lemessa Oljira, Lulit Mengesha, Mengistu Asnake, Emiamrew Sisay, Dagem Demerew, Marina Plesons, Wegen Shirka, Azmach Hadush and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):123

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2022 19:173

  3. Girls in Ethiopia’s Amhara region experience high rates of child marriage and are less able to negotiate sex or use family planning. Seeking to improve their lives, CARE’s TESFA programme delivered reproductiv...

    Authors: Pari Chowdhary, Feven Tassaw Mekuria, Dagmawit Tewahido, Hanna Gulema, Ryan Derni and Jeffrey Edmeades
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):55

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  4. Cervical cancer is currently the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in Ethiopia. Vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is an effective primary prevention strategy for HPV-related ill...

    Authors: Gedefaye Nibret Mihretie, Tewachew Muche Liyeh, Alemu Degu Ayele, Habtamu Gebrehana Belay, Tigist Seid Yimer and Agernesh Dereje Miskr
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:136
  5. There is often collateral damage to health systems during epidemics, affecting women and girls the most, with reduced access to non-outbreak related services, particularly in humanitarian settings. This rapid ...

    Authors: Lara S. Ho, Maria Paola Bertone, Wesam Mansour, Cyprien Masaka and Jessica Kakesa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:135
  6. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends prenatal genetic testing (PGT) be offered to all pregnant persons regardless of known risk factors. However, significant racial/ethnic differe...

    Authors: Natalie Grafft, Andrew A. Dwyer and María Pineros-Leano
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:134
  7. Cervical cancer is a major public health issue among women in Cameroon and uptake of screening programs remains a challenge in many low- and middle-income countries. Community healthcare workers can play an im...

    Authors: Pauline Hämmerli, Alida Datchoua Moukam, Ania Wisniak, Jessica Sormani, Pierre Vassilakos, Bruno Kenfack, Patrick Petignat and Nicole Christine Schmidt
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:133
  8. Most pregnant women in low and lower-middle-income countries do not receive all components of antenatal care (ANC), including counselling on obstetric danger signs. Facility-level ANC guidelines and provider i...

    Authors: Tebikew Yeneabat, Andrew Hayen, Theodros Getachew and Angela Dawson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:132

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2022 19:179

  9. In the global debate around transactional sex little attention has concentrated on Brazil, despite ranking fourth globally in absolute number of girls married or co-habiting by the age of 15 years, and evidenc...

    Authors: Caroline Ferraz Ignacio, Linda Cerdeira, Beniamino Cislaghi, Giovanna Lauro and Ana Maria Buller
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:131
  10. Reliable and rigorously collected sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) data in humanitarian settings are often sparse and variable in quality across different humanit...

    Authors: Jacques Emina, Rinelle Etinkum, Anya Aissaoui, Cady Nyombe Gbomosa, Kaeshan Elamurugan, Kanya Lakshmi Rajendra, Ieman Mona El Mowafi and Loulou Kobeissi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:129
  11. Globally, experiences of menarche and subsequent menstruation are embedded in social and cultural beliefs, norms and practices. Menarche is an important developmental milestone in sexual and reproductive healt...

    Authors: Elizabeth Maulingin-Gumbaketi, Sarah Larkins, Maxine Whittaker, Gun Rembeck, Ronny Gunnarsson and Michelle Redman-MacLaren
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:128
  12. The risk of sexually transmitted infections (STI) arises when there is unsafe sexual activity. Unsafe sex often begins in the teenage years, and it will persist as long as there is the opportunity for risky se...

    Authors: Bang-on Thepthien and Celyn
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:127
  13. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care services are essential to improving the lives of women and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In Cameroon, the Catholic Church is one the largest non-governm...

    Authors: Adama Awasom-Fru, Maturin Désiré Sop Sop, Elin Charlotte Larsson and Sibylle Herzig van Wees
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:126
  14. Young people have a higher chance of experimenting with sex before marriage, thus they engage in risky sexual behaviours that predispose them to HIV infections. The objective of this study was to assess the re...

    Authors: Adom Manu, Deda Ogum-Alangea, Joshua Cobby Azilaku, Emmanuel Anongeba Anaba and Kwasi Torpey
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:125
  15. Reliable and rigorously collected sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) data in humanitarian settings is often sparse and varies in quality across different humanitari...

    Authors: Bachera Aktar, Kanya Lakshmi Rajendra, Emily Clark, Kassandre Messier, Anya Aissaoui, Kaeshan Elamurugan, Md. Tanvir Hasan, Nadia Farnaz, Adrita Kaiser, Abdul Awal, Ieman Mona El Mowafi and Loulou Kobeissi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:121
  16. Despite national and international commitments and efforts to prevent risky sexual behaviours, a high proportion of young people in South Africa are engaged in risky sexual behaviour. However, most efforts are...

    Authors: Clifford Obby Odimegwu and Nebechukwu Henry Ugwu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:119
  17. Lifestyle modification (diet, exercise, and behavioral interventions) is the first-line treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The benefits of face-to-face lifestyle modification intervention in a sho...

    Authors: LianHong Wang, Ying Liu, Huiwen Tan and Shiming Huang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:117
  18. South Africa has made significant progress in scaling up antiretroviral therapy (ART) to achieve the aspirational goal of HIV epidemic control. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of HIV, ass...

    Authors: Nonzwakazi P. Ntombela, Ayesha B. M. Kharsany, Adenike Soogun, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Cheryl Baxter, Hans-Peter Kohler and Lyle R. McKinnon
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:116
  19. Parents’ communication on sexual and reproductive health issues with their adolescent plays a great role in preventing morbidity and mortality associated with sexual behavior. However lack of parent to adolesc...

    Authors: Daniel Bekele, Abdi Deksisa, Wondu Abera and Getu Megersa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:114
  20. Unmet need for contraception is highest in low-and middle-income countries. In Papua New Guinea, about 26% of married women and 65% of unmarried sexually active women have an unmet need for contraception. This...

    Authors: Amma Kyewaa Agyekum, Kenneth Setorwu Adde, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Tarif Salihu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:113
  21. Women’s sexual health is generally defined and explored solely in relation to reproductive capacity, and often omits elements of sexual function and/or dysfunction. Concerted focus is given to women’s health d...

    Authors: Shannon N. Wood, Alexandria Pigott, Haley L. Thomas, Chloe Wood and Linnea A. Zimmerman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:112
  22. Given chronic disease is increasing among young women and unintended pregnancies among these women are associated with poor maternal and fetal outcomes, these women would benefit from effective preconception c...

    Authors: Melissa L. Harris, Nicholas Egan, Peta M. Forder, Deborah Bateson, Aaron L. Sverdlov, Vanessa E. Murphy and Deborah Loxton
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:111
  23. In many African countries, cultural norms and values hinder conversations about sexuality among adolescents and their parents. Currently, there are no sex education classes in the curriculum at schools in Tanz...

    Authors: Keiko Ito, Frida E. Madeni and Yoko Shimpuku
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:109
  24. Parent–adolescent discussion on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues leads to increased awareness on reproductive health matters and reduces risky behaviors among adolescents and also contributes to neg...

    Authors: Nigatu Teferi Malango, Tadele Yohannes Hegena and Netsanet Abera Assefa
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:108
  25. Little is known about how people who have abortions describe high-quality interpersonal care in Argentina. This qualitative study aimed to understand preferences and priorities in their interactions with prov...

    Authors: Chiara Bercu, Sofía Filippa, Ana Maria Ramirez, Anna Katz, Belén Grosso, Ruth Zurbriggen, Sandra Vázquez and Sarah E. Baum
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:107
  26. Considering the high risk of maternal morbidity and mortality, increased risks of unintended pregnancy, and the unmet need for contraceptives prevalent among the Rohingya refugees, this study aims to explore t...

    Authors: Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Muhammad Zakaria, Tania Nachrin, Madhab Chandra Das, Feng Cheng and Junfang Xu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:105
  27. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) can result in short and long-term complications, which can impact physical, psychological and sexual health. Our objective was to obtain descriptive data about the mos...

    Authors: Mathilde Horowicz, Sara Cottler-Casanova and Jasmine Abdulcadir
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:104
  28. Recurrent implantation failure (RIF) which means failing to implant after two or more high-quality embryo transfer cycles, affects 3% to 5% of women worldwide. The aim of this study was to assess the relations...

    Authors: Samira Ghorbani, Parvin Abedi, Khadije Hekmat, Saeed Ghanbari and Narjes Dibavand
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:103
  29. Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection, usually passing from one person to another after the first sexual activity. Infection with this virus and the occurrence of genital warts...

    Authors: Marzieh Hosseini Nia, Fatemeh Rahmanian, Mehdi Ghahartars and Roksana Janghorban
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:102
  30. Poor communication on sexual issues between adolescents and their parents results in high rates of negative sexual practices such as teenage pregnancy. Contributing factors to this poor communication on sexual...

    Authors: Desmond Klu, Percival Agordoh, Charles Azagba, Evelyn Acquah, Phidelia Doegah, Anthony Ofosu, Evelyn Korkor Ansah and Margaret Gyapong
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:101
  31. Endometriosis, as chronic estrogen-dependent disease, is defined by the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus. Proliferation of endometrial tissue and neoangiogenesis are critical factors in d...

    Authors: Sedigheh Kamrani, Elham Amirchaghmaghi, Firouzeh Ghaffari, Maryam Shahhoseini and Kamran Ghaedi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:100
  32. Providers faced challenges in maintaining patient access to contraceptive services and public health safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to increased barriers to care, providers increasingly used telemedi...

    Authors: Alison B. Comfort, Lavanya Rao, Suzan Goodman, Tina Raine-Bennett, Angela Barney, Biftu Mengesha and Cynthia C. Harper
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:99
  33. Current data suggest that far more women around the world are exposed to abuse by health care providers while receiving maternity care. This predisposes them to psychological distress; abstain from accessing h...

    Authors: Worke Sisay Yismaw, Tigist Shayi Teklu and HariPrasath Panduragman
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:98
  34. To solve infertility, modern science has promoted assisted reproduction techniques such as in vitro fertilization, ovulation induction, and artificial insemination. Quadruple-type multiple pregnancies occur in...

    Authors: Mauricio Caballero-Reyes, Diana Medina-Rivera, César Alas-Pineda, Beatriz Mejía-Raudales, Kristhel Gaitán-Zambrano and Tesla Valle Rubí
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:97
  35. Adolescents with intellectual disabilities are probably twice as many people without intellectual disabilities to be sexually abused by family members, caregivers, close relatives, and others in the community....

    Authors: Shadi Goli, Farzaneh Rahimi and Marjan Goli
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:96
  36. Many components of abortion care in early pregnancy can safely be provided on an outpatient basis by mid-level providers or by pregnant people themselves. Yet, some states impose non-evidence-based provider re...

    Authors: Fiona de Londras, Amanda Cleeve, Maria I. Rodriguez, Alana Farrell, Magdalena Furgalska and Antonella F. Lavelanet
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:95
  37. Promoting exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is a major child survival strategy in developing countries like Ethiopia. Studies in EBF are found in a fragmented and inconclusive way in Ethiopia. Therefore, the aim o...

    Authors: Mekdes Hailegebreal Habte, Seada Jemal Seid, Ayinalem Alemu, Hanna Abera Hailemariam, Birhanu Asrat Wudneh, Rahel Nega Kasa and Zebenay Workneh Bitew
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:94
  38. The United States (U.S.) has higher rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and adolescent pregnancy than most other industrialized countries. Furthermore, health disparities persist among racial and e...

    Authors: Randolph D. Hubach, Rebecca Zipfel, Fatima A. Muñoz, Ilana Brongiel, Annabella Narvarte and Argentina E. Servin
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:93
  39. Use of HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a strategic tool in the effort to end the HIV epidemic. 20% of new HIV infections in the US are among cis-gender women, yet they comprise only 5% of all PrEP users...

    Authors: Emma Chew Murphy, Antoinette Danvers, Andrés Ramírez Zamudio, Karina Avila, Meghan Proehl, Tatiana Gonzalez-Argoti, Joanne E. Mantell, Laurie J. Bauman and Siobhan M. Dolan
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:92
  40. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is believed to have a negative effect on sexual and reproductive health but the evidence from nationally representative sample in high-burdened countries like Nigeria is scarce....

    Authors: Babatunde Adelekan, Yusuf Olushola Kareem, Zubaida Abubakar, Karima Bungudu, Adewale Aderemi, Erika Goldson, Ulla Mueller, Sanni Yaya and Adesegun Fatusi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:91
  41. Interventions to prepare for a healthy pregnancy from an early age can ensure the health of both mother and child. This study aims to compare the factors associated with healthy pregnancy preparation behavior ...

    Authors: Hae Won Kim, Saem Yi Kang and Jieun Kim
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:90
  42. In low and middle-income countries (LMICs), where millions of women give birth before the age of 18, the reproductive health status of married adolescent mothers, including family planning, sexual, psychosocia...

    Authors: Maryam Zare, Afrouz Mardi, Mozhgan Gaffari-moggadam, Nazila Nezhad-dadgar, Malek Abazari, Atefeh Shadman and Arash Ziapour
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:89
  43. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are major infectious diseases worldwide. Around one million people get STIs every day and among them a high burden of the diseases seen in Sub-Saharan African countries. ...

    Authors: Enaniye Ayalew, Surafel Fentaw, Semira Ebrahim, Elias Seyoum, Zerihun Woldesenbet and Mistire Wolde
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:88

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2022 19:110

  44. Both pre-gestational (PGDM) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) make pregnancy complicated. Moreover in the literature GDM and PGDM have been held responsible for respiratory morbidity in newborns. Diaphra...

    Authors: Gokhan Acmaz, Fatma Ozdemir, Banu Acmaz, Yusuf Madendağ, Ilknur Çöl Madendag and Iptisam Ipek Muderris
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:87

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