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 2019

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Health financing and family planning in the context of Universal Health Care: Connecting the discourse, Gabrielle Appleford and Saumya RamaRao

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Health financing and family planning in the context of universal health care: Connecting the discourse in Kenya, Gabrielle Appleford and Saumya RamaRao

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Reducing barriers to accessing fistula repair: Implementation research in Uganda, Justus Barageine, Charity Ndwiga, Hassan Kanakulya, and Pooja Sripad

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Initiation and continuity of maternal healthcare: Examining the role of vouchers and user-fee removal on maternal health service use in Kenya, Mardieh Dennis, Lenka Benova, Timothy Abuya, Matteo Quartagno, Benjamin Bellows, and Oona M.R. Campbell

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An assessment of human resources for health hiring, deployment and retention, procedures and practices in Cross river and Bauchi states, Nigeria, Osasuyi Dirisu, Akinwumi Akinola, Ekechi Okereke, Godwin Unumeri, Ibrahim Suleiman, Aisha Jibril, and George I. Eluwa

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Tracing change in female genital mutilation/cutting: Shifting norms and practices among communities in Narok and Kisii counties, Kenya—Brief, Dennis Matanda, Chantalle Okondo, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Bettina Shell-Duncan

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Strengthening Bauchi State College of Nursing and Midwifery by updating its training curricula, procedure manuals and student handbooks, Ekechi Okereke, Ibrahim Suleiman, and Aisha Jibril

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Strengthening Cross River state schools of nursing and midwifery by updating their training curricula, procedure manuals and student handbooks, Ekechi Okereke, Godwin Unumeri, and Aisha Jibril

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Collaboration with the University of Calabar for human resources for health management training for Bauchi and Cross River states, Ekechi Okereke, Godwin Unumeri, Ibrahim Suleiman, and Aisha Jibril

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Assessment of in-service training and continuing education (IST/CE) for frontline health workers in Bauchi and Cross River states, Nigeria, Ekechi Okereke, Iliyasu Zubairu, Udoh Nsekpong, Godwin Unumeri, Ibrahim Suleiman, and Aisha Jibril

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Gender and Power Metrics database, Population Council

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The medicalisation of female genital mutilation/cutting in Kenya: Perspectives of families and health care providers, Population Council

Submissions from 2018

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Cesarean section deliveries in Egypt: Trends, practices, perceptions, and cost, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Doaa Oraby, Nevine Hassanein, and Shatha El-Nakib

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Dataset: Evaluation of the impact of removal of user fees for maternal health services on universal health coverage in Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Dennis Matanda, Francis Obare, and Benjamin Bellows

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Ensuring adequate financing of family planning commodities and services, Moazzam Ali and Benjamin Bellows

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Financement de la planification familiale, Moazzam Ali and Benjamin Bellows

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Understanding the key elements for designing and implementing social marketing campaigns to inform the development of creative approaches for FGM/C abandonment in Sudan, Widad Ali A/Rahman, Samia Al Nagar, Randa H. Gindeel, and Arwa Salah

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Medicalisation of female genital mutilation/cutting in Sudan: Shift in types and providers, Nafisa Bedri, Huda Sherfi, Ghada Rodwan, Sara Elhadi, and Wafa Elamin

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

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Expanding contraceptive choice, Heather Clark, Saumya RamaRao, Catherine Unthank, Kazuyo Machiyama, and Nandita Thatte

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FGM/C decision-making process and the role of gender power relations in Sudan, Ahmed Gamal Eldin, Suad Babiker, Majdi Sabahelzain, and Muna Eltayeb

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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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Using evidence to improve quality of pharmacy-delivered medical abortion, Katharine Footman and Nancy Termini LaChance

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Expanding access to family planning for married adolescent girls in the urban slums of Dhaka, Fauzia Akhter Huda and Nancy Termini LaChance

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Dataset: Evaluating the impact of the Uttar Pradesh Community Mobilization Project in improving maternal and child health behaviors in self-help groups in Uttar Pradesh, India, Laili Irani

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

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Assessing the feasibility and acceptability of community health extension workers to treat hypertension associated with pregnancy: An analysis of post-intervention findings, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Engaging community women's groups for improved uptake of antenatal care services in Cross River State, Nigeria: An analysis of post-intervention findings, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Findings from post-intervention analysis of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Cross River State, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Findings from post-intervention analysis of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Ebonyi State, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Findings from post-intervention analysis of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Kogi State, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Proposed metrics to measure quality: Overview, Anrudh K. Jain, John Townsend, and Saumya RamaRao

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Improving access to delivery care and reducing the equity gap through voucher program in Bangladesh: Evidence from difference-in-differences analysis, Kaji Tamanna Keya, Benjamin Bellows, Ubaidur Rob, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Shifts in female genital mutilation/cutting in Kenya: Perspectives of families and health care providers, Samuel Kimani and Caroline W. Kabiru

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Strengthening the Integration of family planning and HIV services at the community level in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Sara Chace Dwyer, Brian Mdawida, Charlotte E. Warren, Melsa Lutomia, Jane Koech, Elizabeth Washika, and Aparna Jain

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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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How are educated women in Ghana regulating fertility without high levels of modern contraceptive use?, Kazuyo Machiyama, Cicely Marston, Nancy Termini LaChance, Terence Adda-Balinia, and Placide Tapsoba

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Accelerating uptake of voluntary, rights-based family planning in developing countries, Kazuyo Machiyama, Francis Obare, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Doris Chou, Mario Festin, Rajat Khosla, James Kiarie, Lale Say, and Nandita Thatte

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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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The perspectives of men in Mexico City about vasectomy, Isabel Vieitez Martínez and Adriana Ramos

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The perspectives of men in Mexico City about vasectomy—Brief, Isabel Vieitez Martínez and Adriana Ramos

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Tracing change in female genital mutilation/cutting: Shifting norms and practices among communities in Narok and Kisii counties, Kenya, Dennis Matanda, Chantalle Okondo, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Bettina Shell-Duncan

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Reducing early and unintended pregnancies among adolescents, Francis Obare, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

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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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Exploring the Nigerian health system's response to female genital mutilation/cutting, Otibho Obianwu

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Understanding medicalisation of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C): A qualitative study of parents and health workers in Nigeria, Otibho Obianwu, Adetayo Adetunji, and Osasuyi Dirisu

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Collaborative work with Somaliland stakeholders to increase evidence based decision making in FGM/C, Chantalle Okondo

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The rationale and relevance of existing cadres of frontline health workers and potential for new mid-level cadres, Oladimeji Oladepo, Ekechi Okereke, and Akinwumi Akinola

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Changes in household well being and resilience: The role of population, family planning and reproductive health in the Tuungane Project, Kristen P. Patterson

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Baseline evaluation of Project Mesha in Bihar: Factsheet results 2017-2018, Population Council

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Expanding the evidence base and networks for sexual violence response in East and Southern Africa—Completion report for the period May 2014–February 2018, Population Council

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Changes in FGM/C in Somaliland: Medical narrative driving shift in types of cutting, Richard A. Powell and Mohamed Yussuf

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Dataset: Evaluating the impact of the Parivartan project in improving maternal and child health behaviors among women in self-help groups in Bihar, Niranjan Saggurti and Laili Irani

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Trends in medicalisation of female genital mutilation/cutting: What do the data reveal?, Bettina Shell-Duncan, Carolyne Njue, and Zhuzhi Moore

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Reducing barriers to accessing fistula repair: Implementation research in Ebonyi, Pooja Sripad, Emmanuel Nwala, and Vandana Tripathi

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Reducing barriers to accessing fistula repair: Implementation research in Katsina, Pooja Sripad, Emmanuel Nwala, and Vandana Tripathi

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Dynamics of injectable contraceptive use in India, The Evidence Project

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Dynamics of interval IUD use in India, The Evidence Project

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Dynamics of oral contraceptive pill use in India, The Evidence Project

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Dynamics of postpartum IUD use in India, The Evidence Project

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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

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Ending Eclampsia: PHC PH/E_plus Model, Charlotte E. Warren

Submissions from 2017

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Enhancing frontline health workers' abilities to improve MNCH services in Bauchi State through task shifting/sharing, Sylvia Adebajo, Ekechi Okereke, and Friday Joseph

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Enhancing frontline health workers' abilities to improve MNCH services in Cross River State through task shifting/sharing, Sylvia Adebajo, Ekechi Okereke, and Friday Joseph

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Adolescents in Bangladesh: A situation analysis of programmatic approaches to sexual and reproductive health education and services, Sigma Ainul, Ashish Bajracharya, Laura Reichenbach, and Kate Gilles

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Adolescent Friendly Health Corners (AFHCs) in selected government health facilities in Bangladesh: An early qualitative assessment, Sigma Ainul, Iqbal Ehsan, Tasmiah Tanjeen, and Laura Reichenbach

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

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Ensuring contraceptive security through effective supply chains, Moazzam Ali

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Increasing contraceptive access for hard-to-reach populations with vouchers and social franchising in Uganda, Benjamin Bellows, Anna Mackay, Antonia Dingle, Richard Tuyiragize, William Nnyombi, and Aisha Dasgupta

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Addressing pregnancy prevention needs of adolescents in East and Southern Africa through education and health sector partnerships, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Esther Lwanga Walgwe, Francis Obare, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Joyce Mumah

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Enhancing access to post-rape care for child survivors in the context of police and health services in Zambia: A feasibility assessment of a police response model, Nachela Chelwa, Kshipra Hemal, George Msipu Phiri, Michael Mbizvo, and Chi-Chi Undie

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Charity: A health volunteer success story, Amy Dempsey

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Florence: A midwife success story, Amy Dempsey

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Results from systematic literature review on PE/E in Nigeria, Amy Dempsey and Karen Kirk

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Rapid evidence assessment: Quality of studies assessing interventions to support FGM/C abandonment, Tammary Esho, Jamlick Karumbi, and Carolyne Njue

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Creating a culture of evidence use: Using an innovative knowledge translation platform to inform HIV/AIDS programming for women and girls, Jill Gay, Melanie Croce-Galis, Karen Hardee, and Amelia Peltz

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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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Partnering with the private sector to strengthen provision of contraception, Karen Hardee, David Wofford, and Nandita Thatte

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Garment sector health interventions in Cambodia: A comprehensive review, Molyaneth Heng and Ashish Bajracharya

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Evaluation of the effectiveness of the HERhealth model for improving sexual and reproductive health and rights knowledge and access of female garment factory workers in Bangladesh, Md. Irfan Hossain, Abdullah Al Mahmud, Ashish Bajracharya, Ubaidur Rob, and Laura Reichenbach

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Evaluation of the HERhealth Intervention in Bangladesh: Baseline findings from an implementation research study, Md. Irfan Hossain, Abdullah Al Mahmud, Ashish Bajracharya, Ubaidur Rob, and Laura Reichenbach

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Introduction and approval of menstrual regulation with medication in Bangladesh: A stakeholder analysis, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Sadia Afrin, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Hassan Rushekh Mahmood, and Anadil Alam

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Expanding access to integrated family planning intervention packages for married adolescent girls in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Hassan Rushekh Mahmood, Sadia Afrin, Anisuddin Ahmed, Nafis Al Haque, and Bidhan Krishna Sarker

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Strengthening the role of patent and proprietary medicine vendors in the provision of injectable contraception in Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Quality of care in the context of rights-based family planning, Anrudh K. Jain

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Understanding adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health-seeking behaviors in Ethiopia: Implications for youth friendly service programming, Aparna Jain, Hussein Ismail, Elizabeth Tobey, and Annabel Erulkar

Married young women and girls' family planning and maternal heath preferences and use in Ethiopia, Aparna Jain, Elizabeth Tobey, Hussein Ismail, and Annabel Erulkar

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Modeling and mapping of girls' female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the context of economic, social, and regional disparities: Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys 1998-2014, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Damaris Kinyoki, Ahmed Sarki, David Gathara, Paul Komba, and Bettina Shell-Duncan

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Exploring the association between FGM/C and early/child marriage: A review of the evidence, Jamlick Karumbi, David Gathara, and Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan

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A systematic review of the treatment and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Bangladesh, Karen Kirk and Amy Dempsey

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Results from systematic literature review on PE/E in Bangladesh, Karen Kirk and Amy Dempsey

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Strengthening school-based sexual and reproductive health education and services in Accra, Ghana, Nancy Termini LaChance and Terence Adda-Balinia

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Bangladesh: Using strong evidence and strategic collaboration to increase access to menstrual regulation with medication, Nancy Termini LaChance and Sharif M.I. Hossain

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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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Women's perceptions and experiences of family planning by contraceptive methods in Kenya and Bangladesh: Preliminary results, Kazuyo Machiyama, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, George Odwe, Francis Obare, Fauzia Akhter Huda, John C. Cleland, and John B. Casterline

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Female genital mutilation/cutting in Nigeria: A scoping review, Blessing U. Mberu

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Assessment of the implementation and the achievements of the 3D approach within Senegal’s National Family Planning Action Plan (NFPAP), Fatou Mbow and Nafissatou Diop

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L’expérience de femmes ayant subi une grossesse non désirée au Sénégal : Une étude qualitative, Fatou Mbow and Nafissatou Diop

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Senegal: Explorer le processus de la collaboration multisectorielle mise en place pour l’étude qualitative, Fatou Mbow, Nafissatou Diop, Awa Diop Dabo, Awa Tounkara Cissé, and Seynabou Ba Diakhaté