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  1. Content type: Research

    Female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C, herein FGM) is a widespread and harmful practice. The Government developed a national campaign in Sudan, called Saleema, to change social norms discouraging FGM. S...

    Authors: Andrea C. Johnson, W. Douglas Evans, Nicole Barrett, Howida Badri, Tamador Abdalla and Cody Donahue

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:30

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  2. Content type: Research

    Screening services for cervical pre-cancerous lesions is currently available for all women aged 30–49 years at public hospitals in Ethiopia. Though women’s knowledge and their attitude are determinants for the...

    Authors: Alehegn Bishaw Geremew, Abebaw Addis Gelagay and Telake Azale

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:29

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  3. Content type: Research

    Unintended pregnancy is associated with poorer health outcomes for women and their families. In Tajikistan, around 26% of married 15–24 year old women have an unmet need for contraception. There is some eviden...

    Authors: Ona McCarthy, Irrfan Ahamed, Firuza Kulaeva, Ravshan Tokhirov, Salokhiddin Saibov, Marieka Vandewiele, Sarah Standaert, Baptiste Leurent, Phil Edwards, Melissa Palmer and Caroline Free

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:28

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  4. Content type: Research

    Occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is an authority with limited resources. Therefore, research conducted in such a setting should be prioritized and coordinated to follow a national research agenda. This stu...

    Authors: Niveen M. E. Abu-Rmeileh, Rula Ghandour, Marina Tucktuck and Mohammad Obiedallah

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:27

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  5. Content type: Research

    Gamete and embryo donors undergo genetic screening procedures in order to maximise the health of donor-conceived offspring. In the era of genomic medicine, expanded genetic screening may be offered to donors f...

    Authors: David J. Amor, Annabelle Kerr, Nandini Somanathan, Alison McEwen, Marianne Tome, Jan Hodgson and Sharon Lewis

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:26

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  6. Content type: Research

    In 2011, family planning (FP) services were integrated at Martin Preuss Centre (MPC), in urban Lilongwe, Malawi. To date, no previous study evaluated pregnancy rates among HIV-positive women after the integrat...

    Authors: Hannock Tweya, Caryl Feldacker, Salem Gugsa and Sam Phiri

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:25

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  7. Content type: Research

    Adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH), problems such as unplanned pregnancies are complex and multifactorial, thus requiring multifaceted prevention interventions. Evaluating the impact of such inter...

    Authors: Kathya Cordova-Pozo, Andrea J. Hoopes, Freddy Cordova, Bernardo Vega, Zoyla Segura and Arnold Hagens

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:24

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  8. Content type: Research

    Adolescents in South Africa remain vulnerable to HIV. Therefore, it is crucial to provide accessible adolescent-friendly HIV prevention interventions that are sensitive to their needs. This study aimed to inve...

    Authors: Mamakiri Mulaudzi, Busisiwe Nkala Dlamini, Jenny Coetzee, Kathleen Sikkema, Glenda Gray and Janan Janine Dietrich

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:21

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  9. Content type: Review

    Several studies have identified how mistreatment during labour and childbirth can act as a barrier to the use of health facilities. Despite general agreement that respectful maternity care (RMC) is a fundament...

    Authors: Soo Downe, Theresa A. Lawrie, Kenny Finlayson and Olufemi T. Oladapo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:23

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Although shift works is a certain treat for female reproductive health, but currently, there is no standardized instrument for measuring reproductive health among female shift workers. This study aims to devel...

    Authors: Maryam Nikpour, Aram Tirgar, Abbas Ebadi, Fatemeh Ghaffari, Mojgan Firouzbakht and Mahmod Hajiahmadi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:22

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    The health of women and children are critical for global development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescent’s Health 2016–2030 aim to re...

    Authors: A. C. Moran, A. B. Moller, D. Chou, A. Morgan, S. El Arifeen, C. Hanson, L. Say, T. Diaz, I. Askew and A. Costello

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:19

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Maternal sepsis is the underlying cause of 11% of all maternal deaths and a significant contributor to many deaths attributed to other underlying conditions. The effective prevention, early identification and ...

    Authors: Mercedes Bonet, Joao Paulo Souza, Edgardo Abalos, Bukola Fawole, Marian Knight, Seni Kouanda, Pisake Lumbiganon, Ashraf Nabhan, Ruta Nadisauskiene, Vanessa Brizuela and A. Metin Gülmezoglu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:16

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    We thank Bijlmakers et al. for their interest in our article, “A never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception, and what we must do to make full use of it”, and are g...

    Authors: Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Marina Plesons, Emily Sullivan, Lianne Gonsalves and Lale Say

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:17

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    The recent commentary article in this journal by Chandra-Mouli et al. speaks of a never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception. We endorse the positive ‘can-do’ tone...

    Authors: Leon Bijlmakers, Billie de Haas and Anny Peters

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:18

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  15. Content type: Research

    Making use of good, evidence based routines, for management of normal childbirth is essential to ensure quality of care and prevent, identify and manage complications if they occur. Two essential routine care ...

    Authors: Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Richard Forget Kiritta, Tarek Meguid and Johanne Sundby

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:14

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  16. Content type: Research

    Adolescents have significant sexual and reproductive health needs. However, complex legal frameworks, and social attitudes about adolescent sexuality, including the values of healthcare providers, govern adole...

    Authors: Alex Müller, Sarah Spencer, Talia Meer and Kristen Daskilewicz

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:12

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  17. Content type: Research

    To consider the thoughts and actions of healthcare personnel in situations when an adverse prenatal diagnosis must be communicated, including appropriate strategies and skills to respond to information needs a...

    Authors: José Atienza-Carrasco, Manuel Linares-Abad, María Padilla-Ruiz and Isabel María Morales-Gil

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:11

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  18. Content type: Research

    Integration of family planning counselling and method provision into safe abortion services is a key component of quality abortion care. Numerous barriers to post-abortion family planning (PAFP) uptake exist. ...

    Authors: Susy Wendot, Rachel H. Scott, Inviolata Nafula, Isaac Theuri, Edward Ikiugu and Katharine Footman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:10

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  19. Content type: Research

    Despite global gains, women in hard-to-reach areas are at a relatively higher risk of death and disability related to childbirth. Traditional methods of measuring satisfaction may mask negative experiences (su...

    Authors: Emily Peca and John Sandberg

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:9

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  20. Content type: Research

    Over the last two decades, facility-based childbirths in Tanzania have only minimally increased by 10% partly because of healthcare providers’ disrespect and abuse (D&A) of women during childbirth. Although nu...

    Authors: Kana Shimoda, Shigeko Horiuchi, Sebalda Leshabari and Yoko Shimpuku

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:8

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  21. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], it came to the authors’ attention that the Acknowledgements section was not completed correctly. The Acknowledgements of the article should have been as follows.

    Authors: Mercedes Bonet, Vicky Nogueira Pileggi, Marcus J. Rijken, Arri Coomarasamy, David Lissauer, João Paulo Souza and Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:6

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2017 14:67

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