The Population Council's Reproductive Health program strives to improve sexual and reproductive health, especially for vulnerable people in developing countries. We help individuals to achieve their family planning and reproductive health goals through improvements in technologies and services. We work to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and to improve equity and quality in the delivery of care.

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Submissions from 2018

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Financement de la planification familiale, Moazzam Ali and Benjamin Bellows

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Élargissement du choix des contraceptifs, Heather Clark, Saumya RamaRao, Catherine Unthank, Kazuyo Machiyama, and Nandita Thatte

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Medical abortion provision by pharmacies and drug sellers in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review, Katharine Footman, Katherine Keenan, Kate Reiss, Barbara Reichwein, Pritha Biswas, and Kathryn Church

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Dataset: Time use patterns of women in rural Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Laili Irani

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Women’s attitudes and beliefs towards specific contraceptive methods in Bangladesh and Kenya, Kazuyo Machiyama, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Faisal Ahmmed, George Odwe, Francis Obare, Joyce Mumah, Marylene Wamukoya, John B. Casterline, and John C. Cleland

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Accélérer l’adoption de la planification familiale volontaire et fondée sur les droits dans les pays en développement, Kazuyo Machiyama, Francis Obare, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Doris Chou, Mario Festin, Rajat Khosla, James Kiarie, Lale Say, and Nandita Thatte

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Fertility regulation as identity maintenance: Understanding the social aspects of birth control, Cicely Marston, Alicia Renedo, and Gertrude Nyaaba

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Réduction des grossesses précoces et involontaires chez les adolescents, Francis Obare, Caroline W. Kabiru, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, and Matti Parry

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Timing of abortion among adolescent and young women presenting for post-abortion care in Kenya: A cross-sectional analysis of nationally-representative data, Boniface A. Ushie, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Michael Mutua, and Caroline W. Kabiru

Submissions from 2017

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Assurer la sécurité des contraceptifs par des chaînes d’approvisionnement efficacies, Moazzam Ali

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Partenariat avec le secteur privé pour renforcer la fourniture de la contraception, Karen Hardee, David Wofford, and Nandita Thatte

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Reasons for unmet need for family planning, with attention to the measurement of fertility preferences: Protocol for a multi-site cohort study, Kazuyo Machiyama, John B. Casterline, Joyce Mumah, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Francis Obare, George Odwe, Caroline W. Kabiru, Sharifa Yeasmin, and John C. Cleland

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Using automated voice messages linked to telephone counselling to increase post-menstrual regulation contraceptive uptake and continuation in Bangladesh: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Kate Reiss, Kathryn L. Andersen, Sharmani Barnard, Thoai Ngo, Kamal Biswas, Christopher Smith, James Carpenter, Kathryn Church, Sadid Nuremowla, and Erin Pearson

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Knowledge and provision of misoprostol among pharmacy workers in Senegal: A cross sectional study, Kate Reiss, Katharine Footman, Eva Burke, Nafissatou Diop, Ramatoulaye Ndao, Babacar Mane, Maaike Van Min, and Thoai Ngo

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Amélioration de la prestation de services de planification familiale pendant les crises humanitaires, Chi-Chi Undie, Rajat Khosla, and Karl Blanchet

Submissions from 2016

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Contraceptive method choice among women in slum and non-slum communities in Nairobi, Kenya, Rhoune Ochako, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Jerry Okal, Ian Askew, and Marleen Temmerman

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Pharmacy workers’ knowledge and provision of medication for termination of pregnancy in Kenya, Kate Reiss, Katharine Footman, Vitalis Akora, Wilson Liambila, and Thoai Ngo

Submissions from 2015

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‘High profile health facilities can add to your trouble’: Women, stigma and un/safe abortion in Kenya, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Carolyne Egesa, and Rispah Okelo

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Influence of parental factors on adolescents’ transition to first sexual intercourse in Nairobi, Kenya: A longitudinal study, Chinelo C. Okigbo, Caroline W. Kabiru, Joyce Mumah, Sanyu A. Mojola, and Donatien Beguy

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Delivering medical abortion at scale: A study of the retail market for medical abortion in Madhya Pradesh, India, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Rajib Acharya, Veronique Filippi, and Carine Ronsmans

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Increasing access to safe menstrual regulation services in Bangladesh by offering medical menstrual regulation, Reena Yasmin, Ubaidur Rob, Ismat Ara Hena, Tapash Ranjan Das, and Farid Uddin Ahmed

Submissions from 2014

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Unintended pregnancies among young women living in urban slums: Evidence from a prospective study in Nairobi City, Kenya, Donatien Beguy, Joyce Mumah, and Lindsey Gottschalk

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High parental monitoring prevents adolescents from engaging in risky sexual practices in Harar, Ethiopia, Yadeta Dessie, Yemane Berhane, and Alemayehu Worku

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Unintended pregnancy and subsequent use of modern contraceptive among slum and non-slum women in Nairobi, Kenya, Jean-Christophe Fotso, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Teresa Saliku, and Rhoune Ochako

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The management of unwanted pregnancy among women in Nairobi, Kenya, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara and Carolyne Egesa

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Adverse life events and delinquent behavior among Kenyan adolescents: A cross-sectional study on the protective role of parental monitoring, religiosity, and self-esteem, Caroline W. Kabiru, Patricia Elung'ata, Sanyu A. Mojola, and Donatien Beguy

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Bringing sexual and reproductive health in the urban contexts to the forefront of the development agenda: The case for prioritizing the urban poor, Blessing U. Mberu, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Jessica Brinton

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Unintended pregnancy by the numbers: A look at Kenya, Carol Mukiira, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Chimaraoke O. Izugbara

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Effect of HIV status on fertility intention and contraceptive use among women in nine sub-Saharan African countries: Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys, Joyce Mumah, Abdhalah Kasiira Ziraba, and Estelle M. Sidze

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Family planning counselling and use among clients seeking abortion services in private health facilities in Kenya, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, and Harriet Birungi

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Childhood vaccination in rural southwestern Ethiopia: The nexus with demographic factors and women's autonomy, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, and Michelle J. Hindin

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Effects of maternal pregnancy intention, depressive symptoms and social support on risk of low birth weight: A prospective study from southwestern Ethiopia, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, and Michelle J. Hindin

Submissions from 2013

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Do public health services in Egypt help women exercise their reproductive rights?, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab

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Reviewing the evidence and identifying gaps in family planning research: The unfinished agenda to meet FP2020 goals, Ian Askew and Martha Brady

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Entry into motherhood among adolescent girls in two informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, Donatien Beguy, Robert Ndugwa, and Caroline W. Kabiru

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Scaling up advocacy for gender-based violence and child sexual abuse in the East, Central and Southern Africa region: Technical exchange and meeting, East Central and Southern African Health Community

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Demographic dividend, a window of opportunity for development: Implications for South-South cooperation, Selina F. Esantsi

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Prevalence and determinants of unintended pregnancy among women in Nairobi, Kenya, Lawrence Ikamari, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, and Rhoune Ochako

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Challenges in impact evaluation, Anrudh K. Jain

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Reducing unmet need by supporting women with met need, Anrudh K. Jain, Francis Obare, Saumya RamaRao, and Ian Askew

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Gender-based violence: A qualitative exploration of norms, experiences and positive deviance, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, K.G. Santhya, and Shagun Sabarwal

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The health and wellbeing of young people in sub-Saharan Africa: An under-researched area?, Caroline W. Kabiru, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, and Donatien Beguy

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Policy brief—Mainstreaming emergency contraception in developing countries: A toolkit for policymakers and service providers, Wilson Liambila, Saumya RamaRao, Joyce Wanderi Maina, and Mary W. Gathitu

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Predictors of sexual debut among young adolescents in Nairobi's informal settlements, Milly Marston, Donatien Beguy, Caroline W. Kabiru, and John C. Cleland

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Approaches that will yield greater success when implementing self-administered electronic data capture ICT systems in the developing world with an illiterate or semi-literate population, Stanley J. Mierzwa, Samir Souidi, Irene Friedland, Sarah A. Littlefield, Lauren L. Katzen, Craig Savel, Deborah Boccio, and Saumya RamaRao

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Assessing retention and motivation of public health-care providers (particularly female providers) in rural Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Gul Rashinda Shaikh, Saleem Shaikh, Neha Mankani, Anushe Hassan, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Safety and effectiveness of termination services performed by doctors versus midlevel providers: A systematic review and analysis, Thoai Ngo, Min Hae Park, and Caroline Free

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Day of dialogue: Expanding opportunities for increased access to emergency contraception (EC) in Nigeria, Population Council

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Day of dialogue: Mainstreaming emergency contraception in the National Family Welfare Program, Population Council

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Journee de dialogue sur la contraception d'urgence (CU), Population Council and International Consortium for Emergency Contraception

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Assessment of the availability and use of maternal health supplies in the primary health care system in Amhara Region, Ethiopia, Sarah Raifman, Sisay Mellese, Kelemua Hailemariam, Ian Askew, and Annabel Erulkar

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Post-abortion care in Pakistan: A national study, Zeba Sathar, Susheela Singh, Zakir Hussain Shah, Gul Rashida, Iram Kamran, and Kanwal Eshai

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Effectiveness of a comprehensive sexual and gender-based violence prevention project for in-school girls in Swaziland, Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA)

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Quality of care and client willingness to pay for family planning services at Marie Stopes International in Burkina Faso, Placide Tapsoba, Dalomi Bahan, Emily Forsyth Queen, Gisele Kaboré, and Sally Hughes

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Feasibility of routine screening for intimate partner violence in public health care settings in Kenya, Chi-Chi Undie, Catherine Maternowska, Margaret Mak'anyengo, and Ian Askew

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The association of unwanted pregnancy and social support with depressive symptoms in pregnancy: Evidence from rural southwestern Ethiopia, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, and Michelle J. Hindin

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Unintended pregnancies and the use of maternal health services in southwestern Ethiopia, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, and Michelle J. Hindin

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Mitigating the consequences of sexual violence in Zambia by decentralizing emergency medical responses to police victim support units: Report on the feasibility of police provision of post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PEP) in Zambia, Mary Zama, Mardieh Dennis, Jessica Price, Stephanie M. Topp, Jonathan Kaunda Mwansa, and Jill Keesbury

Submissions from 2012

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Increasing access to family planning and reproductive health services through community work: A case study of a dual cadre model in India, Jaleel Ahmad, Isha Bhatnagar, and M.E. Khan

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding emergency contraception in Nigeria, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Araoyinbo Idowu, and Ayodeji Oginni

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding emergency contraception in Nigeria: Key findings, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Araoyinbo Idowu, and Ayodeji Oginni

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices concerning emergency contraception: A multicountry study in India, Nigeria, and Senegal, Martha Brady, M.E. Khan, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Babacar Mane, Ian Askew, and Saumya RamaRao

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Country mapping: Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku and Saumya RamaRao

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Community health workers for maternal and child health, Leah Jarvis and Nancy Termini LaChance

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A review and evaluation of multi-sectoral response services ('one-stop centers') for gender-based violence in Kenya and Zambia, Jill Keesbury, Washington Onyango-Ouma, Chi-Chi Undie, Catherine Maternowska, Frederick Mugisha, Emmy Kageha, and Ian Askew

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Community midwifery services in Kenya: Implementation guidelines, Kenya Ministry of Health

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Situation analysis of behavior change communication activities in Bihar: A step towards developing a comprehensive BCC strategy, M.E. Khan, Isha Bhatnagar, Avishek Hazra, and Mukesh Kumar

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Key opinion leaders' views regarding emergency contraception in India, M.E. Khan, Isha Bhatnagar, Deepthi S. Varma, and Anvita Dixit

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Providers' attitudes and practices regarding emergency contraception in India: Key findings, M.E. Khan, Isha Bhatnagar, Deepthi S. Varma, and Anvita Dixit

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Attitudes, beliefs, and practices of providers and key opinion leaders on emergency contraception in India, M.E. Khan, Deepthi S. Varma, Isha Bhatnagar, Anvita Dixit, and Martha Brady

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding emergency contraception in India: Final survey report, M.E. Khan, Deepthi S. Varma, Isha Bhatnagar, Anvita Dixit, and Martha Brady

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Integration of family planning into other health services in Ghana: Performance needs assessment at four facilities in the Ashanti and Eastern regions, Amos Laar

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Strengthening the delivery of comprehensive reproductive health services through the community midwifery model in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Francis Obare, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Shiphrah Kuria, Ruth Wayua Muia, and Assumpta Matekwa

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Birth spacing and family planning uptake in Pakistan: Evidence from FALAH, Arshad Mahmood

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Situation analysis of health facilities with special reference to family planning services in Pakistan, Arshad Mahmood, Muhammad Jamil Arshad, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Assessment of management information system [MIS] of national program for family planning and primary health care [LHW Program], Arshad Mahmood and Syeda Saman Naz

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Contraceptive use dynamics in Pakistan 2008-09, Arshad Mahmood and Syeda Saman Naz

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Introduction of emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) through lady health workers (LHWs) program in Pakistan: Findings of an evaluation study, Arshad Mahmood and Yasir Bin Nisar

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes and practices regarding emergency contraception in Senegal: Key findings, Babacar Mane, Martha Brady, Saumya RamaRao, and Fatou Bintou Mbow

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Country mapping: Senegal, Babacar Mane, Nafissatou Diop, Nancy Termini LaChance, Saumya RamaRao, and Heather Clark

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Attitudes, beliefs, and practices of key opinion leaders (KOL) and providers about emergency contraception (EC) in Senegal, Babacar Mane, Saumya RamaRao, Martha Brady, Fatou Bintou Mbow, and Ababacar Thiam

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Attitudes, croyances et pratiques des leaders d'opinion clés (loc) et des prestataires sur la contraception d'urgence (CU) au Sénégal, Babacar Mane, Saumya RamaRao, Martha Brady, Fatou Bintou Mbow, and Ababacar Thiam

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Repositioning community-based family planning in Ghana: A case study of Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS), Stephen Ntsua, Placide Tapsoba, Gloria Quansah Asare, and Frank K. Nyonator

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Positive action for HIV in schools in Kenya, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Monica Wanjiru, Sheila Bayley, John Kiunjuri, Mary Omondi, Rob Burnet, and Bridget Deacon

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Country mapping: Kenya, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, Harriet Birungi, Eseoise Itombra, Heather Clark, and Saumya RamaRao

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Bellagio consensus: Recommendations for action to increase access to highly effective, long-acting, reversible contraception, Population Council

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Critical issues for integrating SRH and HIV/AIDS services to provide dual protection against unintended pregnancy and HIV/STI acquisition, Population Council

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The Africa Regional Sexual and Gender-based Violence Network Annual Partners Meeting: June 26-27 2012, Mombasa, Kenya—meeting report, Population Council

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Incentivizing providers to improve maternal, newborn and child health services in Bangladesh: Pay-for-performance model refinement and advocacy (P4P MRA) final report, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Laila Rahman, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Riad Mahmud, Azizul Alim, Ismat Ara Hena, Farhana Akter, and Anup Kumar Dey

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Rape sentencing study: A review of statutory sentencing provisions for rape, defilement, and sexual assault in East, Central, and Southern Africa, Jill Thompson and Felly Nkweto Simmonds

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Expanding access to comprehensive reproductive health and HIV information and services for married adolescent girls in Nyanza Province, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, Ben Ochieng, Wilson Liambila, Erick Oweya, Ian Askew, Rob Burnet, Bridget Deacon, and Aisha Mohamed

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Routine screening for intimate partner violence in public health care settings in Kenya: An assessment of acceptability, Chi-Chi Undie, Catherine Maternowska, Margaret Mak'anyengo, Harriet Birungi, Jill Keesbury, and Ian Askew

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Replication of the Community Mobilization for Postabortion Care (COMMPAC) model in Naivasha District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya: An evaluation report, Chi-Chi Undie, Francis Obare, and Saumya RamaRao

Submissions from 2011

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Scaling up the provision of family planning messages in antenatal and postpartum services in Upper Egypt, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab and Sally Saher

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Operationalizing and scaling up HIV/RH referrals in Kenya: The way forward, APHIA II OR Project in Kenya

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Scaling up the integration of tuberculosis screening into reproductive health services, APHIA II OR Project in Kenya

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Sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents living with HIV in Kenya, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, Jane Harriet Namwebya, Ibrahim Mohammed, Margaret Gitau, and Margaret Makumi

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Ten years of the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project: What has happened?, Humphres Evelia, Monica Wanjiru, Francis Obare, and Harriet Birungi

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Social mobilization strategy, Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH)

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Increasing access to family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) services through task-sharing between community health workers (CHWs) and community mid-level professionals in large-scale public-sector programs: A literature review to help guide case studies, James R. Foreit and Sarah Raifman