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  1. Content type: Research

    In Kenya, indirectly caused maternal deaths form a significant portion of all maternal deaths within the health system. Many of these deaths are avoidable and occur during delivery and labor. Poor quality heal...

    Authors: Jackline Oluoch-Aridi, Vania Smith-Oka, Ellyn Milan and Robert Dowd

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:209

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Attention to additional factors affecting the success of assisted reproduction techniques (ARTs) is very important and with appropriate interventions in some of these factors, success rate can be as high as im...

    Authors: Mahdi Sepidarkish, Reza Omani-Samani, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Azar Mardi-Mamaghani, Samira Vesali, Roya Hosseini and Saharnaz Nedjat

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:210

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Investing in adolescent’s health, especially, the role of girls in community health and future generations is one of the most important strategies of the Millennium Development Goals. In this regard, supplying...

    Authors: Shirin Allahverdizadeh, Shahnaz Kohan, Ziba Farajzadegan and Morteza Ghojazadeh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:211

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  4. Content type: Research

    Despite significant improvements, postpartum family planning uptake remains low for women in sub-Saharan Africa. Transmitting family planning education in a comprehensible way during antenatal care (ANC) has t...

    Authors: Jody R. Lori, Meagan Chuey, Michelle L. Munro-Kramer, Henrietta Ofosu-Darkwah and Richard M. K. Adanu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:208

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  5. Content type: Research

    Age-disparate sex is associated with increased HIV risk among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa. However, little has been done to understand the dynamics of such relationships from ...

    Authors: Joyce Wamoyi, Ana Maria Buller, Daniel Nyato, Nambusi Kyegombe, Rebecca Meiksin and Lori Heise

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:207

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  6. Content type: Research

    Ultrasound during antenatal care (ANC) is proposed as a strategy for increasing hospital deliveries for complicated pregnancies and improving maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes. The First Look study was a ...

    Authors: Holly L. Franklin, Waseem Mirza, David L. Swanson, Jamie E. Newman, Robert L. Goldenberg, David Muyodi, Lester Figueroa, Robert O. Nathan, Jonathan O. Swanson, Nicole Goldsmith, Nancy Kanaiza, Farnaz Naqvi, Irma Sayury Pineda, Walter López-Gomez, Dorothy Hamsumonde, Victor Lokomba Bolamba…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:204

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  7. Content type: Review

    Adolescents in the Philippines face many legal, social and political barriers to access sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, putting them at higher risk of unplanned pregnancy, abortion, sexually tra...

    Authors: Junice L. D. Melgar, Alfredo R. Melgar, Mario Philip R. Festin, Andrea J. Hoopes and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:205

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  8. Content type: Research

    Timing of Antenatal care booking is one of the basic components of antenatal care services; that helps to early detection, managing, and prevention of problems during the pregnancy and helps the mother to rece...

    Authors: Yibeltal Alemu and Amanu Aragaw

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:203

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  9. Content type: Research

    Self-collection of genital specimens for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (hrHPV) detection may increase cervical cancer screening uptake. We hypothesized that women would prefer self-collection to clin...

    Authors: Griffins O. Manguro, Linnet N. Masese, Kishor Mandaliya, Susan M. Graham, R. Scott McClelland and Jennifer S. Smith

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:206

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    During the last decade, research has shown that besides the known predictive factors, such as duration of subfertility, a women’s age, the body mass index, also the microbiome might affect fertility. Micro-org...

    Authors: Rivka Koedooder, Martin Singer, Sam Schoenmakers, Paul Hendrik Maria Savelkoul, Servaas Antonie Morré, Jonathan Dennis de Jonge, Linda Poort, Willem-Jan Simon Stephanus Cuypers, Andries Edward Budding and Joop Stephanus Elisabeth Laven

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:202

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  11. Content type: Research

    Unintended pregnancies can have adverse physical, mental, social, and economic outcomes. Illegal abortions and associated complications often follow unintended pregnancies and claim the lives of many women in ...

    Authors: Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Menderie Mengistu and Alemayehu Shimeka

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:201

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  12. Content type: Research

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection plays key role in the development of cervical cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate socioeconomic and lifestyle factors associated with HPV infection in preg...

    Authors: Xianhong Liang, Xianming Carroll, Wenyan Zhang, Wenjing Zhang, Gaifen Liu, Shangzhi Li and Sandra Leeper-Woodford

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:200

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  13. Content type: Research

    The loss of large amounts of blood postpartum can lead to severe maternal morbidity and mortality. Understanding the nature of postpartum blood loss distribution is critical for the development of efficient an...

    Authors: José Ferreira de Carvalho, Gilda Piaggio, Daniel Wojdyla, Mariana Widmer and A. Metin Gülmezoglu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:199

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  14. Content type: Review

    Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) during pregnancy is a serious public health concern globally. Within Sub-Saharan Africa nearly 40% of women reported abuse by their intimate partners. In Ethiopia, study finding...

    Authors: Animut Alebel, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Fasil Wagnew, Cheru Tesema, Aster Ferede, Pammla Petrucka, Firew Tekle Bobo, Molla Yigzaw Birhanu, Animen Ayehu Tadesse and Setegn Eshetie

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:196

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder among women. Inappropriate eating behaviors are some of the most important risk factors for obesity in all age groups. Therefore, perfor...

    Authors: Leila Hajivandi, Mahnaz Noroozi, Firoozeh Mostafavi and Maryam Ekramzadeh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:197

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  16. Content type: Review

    Adolescence is the period between 10 and 19 years with peculiar physical, social, psychological and reproductive health characteristics. Rates of adolescent pregnancy are increasing in developing countries, wi...

    Authors: Getachew Mullu Kassa, A. O. Arowojolu, A. A. Odukogbe and Alemayehu Worku Yalew

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:195

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    In Brazilian private hospitals, caesarean section (CS) is almost universal (88%) and is integrated into the model of birth care. A quality improvement intervention, “Adequate Birth” (PPA), based on four drivin...

    Authors: Jacqueline Alves Torres, Maria do Carmo Leal, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Ana Paula Esteves-Pereira, Andreza Rodrigues Nakano, Maysa Luduvice Gomes, Ana Claudia Figueiró, Marcos Nakamura-Pereira, Elaine Fernandes Viellas de Oliveira, Bárbara Vasques da Silva Ayres, Jane Sandall, José M Belizán and Zulmira Hartz

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:194

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  18. Content type: Research

    Most pregnancies are unplanned in Ethiopia. This is due to ignorance of the types and efficacy of each method of contraception they are associated with vast and unpredictable complications. Most of the time, t...

    Authors: Berhan Tsegaye and Andargachew Kassa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:193

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  19. Content type: Research

    Women from lower socioeconomic groups tend to be at greater risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, but are less likely to participate in preconception counselling compared to higher socioeconomic groups. This cou...

    Authors: Mirjam P. Fransen, Miriam E. Hopman, Laxsini Murugesu, Ageeth N. Rosman and Sian K. Smith

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:192

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  20. Content type: Research

    In low resource circumstances, non-adherence for available health services is a major cause of inefficiency in health care delivery. MHealth has been projected as a possible solution to support women during pr...

    Authors: Fasil Wagnew, Getenet Dessie, Animut Alebel, Henok Mulugeta, Yihalem Abebe Belay and Amanuel Alemu Abajobir

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:191

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  21. Content type: Research

    Unsafe abortion contributes to maternal deaths 13% globally and 25–35% of Ethiopia. By considering the problem of unsafe abortion, Ethiopia amended a law that permits abortion under certain circumstances. Howe...

    Authors: Tilahun Fufa Debela and Misgun Shewangizaw Mekuria

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:190

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  22. Content type: Research

    There are few rigorous studies evaluating the benefits of vertical versus integrated delivery of healthcare services, and limited published studies describing conceptual models of integration at service-delive...

    Authors: Cecilia Milford, Fiona Scorgie, Letitia Rambally Greener, Zonke Mabude, Mags Beksinska, Abigail Harrison and Jennifer Smit

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:189

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  23. Content type: Research

    Sex composition of living children within the context of “sex preference” and its association with various reproductive health outcomes has been extensively studied in South and South East Asia. Although sex p...

    Authors: Sebastian Eliason, Frank Baiden, Derek Anamaale Tuoyire and Kofi Awusabo-Asare

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:187

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  24. Content type: Research

    Increased access to contraceptive methods has been established as a cost-effective strategy for developing countries to reduce maternal and child mortality. Intentions to contraceptive uptake appear to be best...

    Authors: Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha, Hailay Siyum Belay and Getachew Mebrahtu Welay

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:188

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  25. Content type: Research

    Reproductive and mental health are key domains of adolescent wellbeing but possible interrelationships are poorly understood. This cross-sectional study evaluated the association between psychopathology and re...

    Authors: Pietro Gambadauro, Vladimir Carli, Camilla Wasserman, Gergö Hadlaczky, Marco Sarchiapone, Alan Apter, Judit Balazs, Julio Bobes, Romuald Brunner, Doina Cosman, Christian Haring, Christina W Hoven, Miriam Iosue, Michael Kaess, Jean Pierre Kahn, Elaine McMahon…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:186

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  26. Content type: Commentary

    In January 2018, UNESCO, together with UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, and the WHO, completed the substantial technical and political process of updating the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Educ...

    Authors: Joanna Herat, Marina Plesons, Chris Castle, Jenelle Babb and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:185

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  27. Content type: Research

    Evidence shows that negative childbirth experiences may lead to undesirable effects including failure to breastfeed, reduced love for the baby, emotional upsets, post-traumatic disorders and depression among m...

    Authors: Josephine Namujju, Richard Muhindo, Lilian T. Mselle, Peter Waiswa, Joyce Nankumbi and Patience Muwanguzi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:183

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  28. Content type: Review

    Birth preparedness and complication readiness is an essential component of safe motherhood programs that promote appropriate utilization of skilled maternal and neonatal care. Preparing for childbirth and its ...

    Authors: Abadi Kidanemariam Berhe, Achenef Asmamaw Muche, Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu and Getachew Mullu Kassa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:182

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  29. Content type: Review

    Adolescents living with HIV (ALWHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa encounter multiple health problems that are often unrecognised by the public and the healthcare workforce. The aim of this systematic review was to id...

    Authors: Maggie Zgambo, Fatch Welcome Kalembo and Balwani Chingatichifwe Mbakaya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:180

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    Globally, around 2.6 million neonatal deaths occur world-wide every year and the numbers of stillbirths is almost similar. Pakistan is ranked among the highest countries in the world for neonatal mortality. In...

    Authors: Anam Feroz, Mohsina Noor Ibrahim, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Sayyeda Reza, Zahid Abbasi, Jamal Raza, Haleema Yasmin, Khadija Bano, Afia Zafar, Elizabeth M. McClure, Robert L. Goldenberg and Sarah Saleem

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:179

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  31. Content type: Research

    Obstetric hemorrhage (OH) remains one of the leading causes of maternal mortality, particularly in rural Africa. Tanzania has a high maternal mortality ratio, and approximately 80% of the population accesses h...

    Authors: Godfrey Mbaruku, Michelle Skaer Therrien, Robert Tillya, Selemani Mbuyita, Zacharia Mtema, Iddajovana Kinyonge, Ritha Godfrey, Silas Temu and Suellen Miller

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:177

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  32. Content type: Research

    In 2014, the governor of Washington State mandated that all hospitals publically post a reproductive health policy amidst concerns about the lack of clarity among the public how hospitals handled various aspec...

    Authors: Hilary M Schwandt, Bethany Sparkle and Moriah Post-Kinney

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:178

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Considering the importance of attachment in child’s development and mother’s health, various related factors and also lack of necessary information in this regard in our country, the research team decides to c...

    Authors: Vajihe Atashi, Shahnaz Kohan, Zahra Salehi and Kobra Salehi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:176

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  34. Content type: Research

    Post-partum haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal deaths in Mozambique. In 2015, the Mozambican Ministry of Health launched the National Strategy for the Prevention of Post-Partum Haemorrhage at the Com...

    Authors: Karen Hobday, Jennifer Hulme, Caroline Homer, Páscoa Zualo Wate, Suzanne Belton and Ndola Prata

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:174

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  35. Content type: Research

    Early childbearing comes at high health costs to girls, the children they bear, their future life chances and the larger society. Nationally representative data suggest variation in onset of childbearing acros...

    Authors: Michael O N Kunnuji, Idongesit Eshiet and Chinyere C P Nnorom

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:173

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  36. Content type: Research

    Studies of user satisfaction with family planning services (FPSs) have been conducted in different countries, and have been employed to identify ways of improving health, reducing costs and implementing reform...

    Authors: Allison Marie Slater, Fatima Estrada, Leticia Suarez-Lopez, Elvia de la Vara-Salazar and Lourdes Campero

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:172

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  37. Content type: Research

    The Missed Opportunities for Maternal and Infant Health (MOMI) project, which aimed at upgrading maternal and infant postpartum care (PPC), implemented a package of interventions including the integration of mate...

    Authors: Danielle Yugbaré Belemsaga, Anne Goujon, Aristide Bado, Seni Kouanda, Els Duysburgh, Marleen Temmerman and Olivier Degomme

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:171

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  38. Content type: Research

    Despite legalization of abortion in Nepal in 2002, many women are still unable to access legal services. This paper examines providers’ views, experiences with abortion denial, and knowledge related to abortio...

    Authors: Mahesh C Puri, Sarah Raifman, Biddhya Khanal, Dev Chandra Maharjan and Diana Greene Foster

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:170

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  39. Content type: Review

    We conducted a systematic review to summarize the global evidence on person-centered care (PCC) interventions in delivery facilities in order to: (1) map the PCC objectives of past interventions (2) to explore...

    Authors: Nicholas Rubashkin, Ruby Warnock and Nadia Diamond-Smith

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:169

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  40. Content type: Research

    Uganda is far from meeting the sustainable development goals on maternal and neonatal mortality with a maternal mortality ratio of 383/100,000 live births, and 33% of the women gave birth by 18 years. The neon...

    Authors: Isabella Epiu, Josaphat Byamugisha, Andrew Kwikiriza and Meg Amy Autry

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:168

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  41. Content type: Research

    Unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions are prevalent in regions where women and adolescent girls have unmet contraceptive needs. Globally, about 25 million unsafe abortions take place every year. In countri...

    Authors: Ulrika Rehnström Loi, Matilda Lindgren, Elisabeth Faxelid, Monica Oguttu and Marie Klingberg-Allvin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:166

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  42. Content type: Review

    Respectful maternity care research in Tanzania continues to increase. This is an overview of the literature summarizing research based on the domains which comprise this quality of care indicator, ranging from...

    Authors: Karline Wilson-Mitchell, Lucia Eustace, Jamie Robinson, Aloisia Shemdoe and Stephano Simba

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:167

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  43. Content type: Research

    Condoms are an important prevention method in the transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted infections as well as unintended pregnancy. Individual-level factors associated with condom use include family sup...

    Authors: Aparna Jain, Elizabeth Tobey, Hussein Ismail and Annabel Erulkar

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:164

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  44. Content type: Research

    Self-injection of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate may offer greater discretion and increase access to injectable contraception, particularly for those who face challenges accessing clinic servic...

    Authors: Jane Cover, Allen Namagembe, Justine Tumusiime, Jeanette Lim and Carie Muntifering Cox

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:165

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  45. Content type: Research

    Low birth weight (LBW) is one of the most important factors affecting child morbidity and mortality worldwide. Antenatal care (ANC) is an opportunity for reaching pregnant women with a number of interventions ...

    Authors: Tadese Ejigu Tafere, Mesganaw Fanthahun Afework and Alemayehu Woreku Yalew

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:163

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  46. Content type: Research

    Ethiopia is among the ten world countries with highest maternal death rates that accounts for more than 59% of global maternal deaths. Uterine rupture is one of the dangerous obstetric problems with high poten...

    Authors: Fikru Abebe, Ephrem Mannekulih, Abebe Megerso, Abdurahman Idris and Tsegaye Legese

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:161

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