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 2015

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Sindh: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reproductive health of married young women in the context of HIV/AIDS in India, Avishek Hazra and Sandip Chakraborty

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Respectful Maternity Care Resource Package, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Alice Maranga, Christine Ochieng, Mary Wanjala, Beatrice Chelang'at, Anne Njeru, Annie Gituto, George Odhiambo, Faith Mbehero, Lucia Maina, and Jeremiah Maina

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Review of performance-based incentives in community-based family planning programmes, Nicole M. Bellows, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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Rights-based family planning: 10 resources to guide programming, Jan Kumar and Karen Hardee

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School-based girls' clubs as a means of addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Swaziland, Cebile Manzini-Henwood, Nokwanda Dlamini, and Francis Obare

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Social accountability for family planning: A case study of the Healthy Action Project in Uganda, The Evidence Project

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SRH and HIV service integration and stigma, Integra Initiative

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Standard Days Method of contraception: Evidence on use, implementation, and scale up, Kelsey Wright, Hiba Iqteit, and Karen Hardee

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Strengthening school health programming in Nairobi City County, Joyce Mumah

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Strengthening the role of patent medicine vendors in the provision of injectable contraception in Nigeria, Population Council and The Evidence Project

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Summary report of the measuring and monitoring quality of care meeting, Population Council

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The availability and quality of family planning services across eight districts in Pakistan: The potential and the constraints, Gul Rashida, Iram Kamran, Khan Muhammad, Rehan M. Niazi, and Tahira Parveen

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings, Population Council

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings (Spanish translation), Population Council

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings (supplemental material in Dari), Population Council

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings (supplemental material in French), Population Council

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings (with Zika information), Population Council

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The constraints of distance and poverty on institutional deliveries in Pakistan: Evidence from georeference-linked data, Anrudh K. Jain, Zeba Sathar, and Minhaj ul Haque

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The costs of delivering integrated HIV and sexual reproductive health services in limited resource settings, Carol Dayo Obure, Sedona Sweeney, Vanessa Darsamo, Christine Michaels-Igbokwe, Lorna Guinness, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Esther Muketo, Zelda Nhlabatsi, Integra Initiative, Charlotte E. Warren, Susannah H. Mayhew, Charlotte Watts, and Anna Vassall

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The education sector response to early and unintended pregnancy (EUP): A review of selected SADC countries, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, and Patricia Machawira

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The effect of a multi-component intervention on disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Charity Ndwiga, Julie Ritter, Lucy Kanya, Benjamin Bellows, Nancy Binkin, and Charlotte E. Warren

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The effect of integrating HIV services on quality of postnatal care, Integra Initiative

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The impact of population, health, and environment projects: A synthesis of evidence, Rachel Winnik Yavinsky, Carolyn Lamere, Kristen P. Patterson, and Jason Bremner

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The RAISE Health initiative for workers, companies, and communities, The Evidence Project

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To serve or to leave: A question faced by public sector healthcare providers in Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Saleem Shaikh, Gul Rashida, and Neha Mankani

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Trends in the contraceptive method mix in low- and middle-income countries: Analysis using a new "average deviation" measure, John A. Ross, Jill Keesbury, and Karen Hardee

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Understanding the reproductive health needs of adolescents in selected slums in Ghana: A public health assessment, Selina F. Esantsi, Francis Onyango, Gloria Quansah Asare, Emmanuel Kuffour, Placide Tapsoba, Harriet Birungi, and Ian Askew

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Understanding youth sexual and reproductive health-seeking behaviors in Ethiopia: Implications for youth-friendly service programming, The Evidence Project

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Union Health and Family Welfare Centers in Chittagong and Munshiganj: Are they ready to provide 24-hour normal delivery services?, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Forhana Rahman Noor, Shongkour Roy, and Afsana Fatema Noor

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Union Health and Family Welfare Centers in Chittagong and Munshiganj: Are they ready to provide 24-hour normal delivery services? (Brief), Population Council

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Use of HIV counseling and testing and family planning services among postpartum women in Kenya: A multicentre, non-randomised trial, James Kelly Kimani, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Charity Ndwiga, Susannah H. Mayhew, Anna Vassall, Richard Mutemwa, and Ian Askew

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Using community informants to estimate maternal mortality in a rural district in Pakistan: A feasibility study, Ali M. Mir, Saleem Shaikh, Siti Nurul Qomariyah, Gul Rashida, Mumraiz Khan, and Irfan Masood

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Using the community informant based (Made-In and Made-For) methodology for estimating MMR in Punjab, Ali M. Mir, Saleem Shaikh, Mumraiz Khan, and Irfan Masood

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Utilization of national health insurance for family planning and reproductive health services by the urban poor in Uttar Pradesh, India, The Evidence Project

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Utilizing social marketing and social franchising models to expand access to the progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring, Ishita Chattopadhyay, John Townsend, and Saumya RamaRao

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Validation study of LQAS-2 in Uttar Pradesh behavior change management project, Arupendra Mozumdar, Jaleel Ahmad, and M.E. Khan

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What are the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents in Ghana’s slums?, Selina F. Esantsi, Gloria Quansah Asare, and Placide Tapsoba

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What women think: Hypothetical notions of screening for intimate partner violence in Kenyan hospital settings, Chi-Chi Undie, Catherine Maternowska, Margaret Mak'anyengo, and Ian Askew

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Willingness to pay for contraceptive vaginal rings in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Deepa Rajamani, Francis Obare, Saumya RamaRao, Harriet Birungi, and Heather Clark

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Willingness to pay for contraceptive vaginal rings in Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Ayodeji Oginni, Godwin Unumeri, and Deepa Rajamani

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Willingness to pay for contraceptive vaginal rings in Senegal, Babacar Mane, Fatou Mbow, Deepa Rajamani, Nafissatou Diop, and Saumya RamaRao

Submissions from 2014

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Access to emergency contraception and safe abortion services for survivors of rape: A review of policies, programmes and country experiences in sub-Saharan Africa, Jill Thompson, Chi-Chi Undie, and Ian Askew

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Balochistan: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Punjab: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Sindh: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Achieving the goal of the London Summit on family planning by adhering to voluntary, rights-based family planning: What can we learn from past experiences with coercion?, Karen Hardee, Shannon Harris, Mariela Rodriguez, Jan Kumar, Lynn Bakamjian, Karen Newman, and Win Brown

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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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An evaluation of Population Services Zimbabwe’s mobile outreach model, Ravikanthi Rapiti and Saiqa Mullick

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Assessing the population-level impact of vouchers on access to health facility delivery for women in Kenya, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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Assessing the potential market for a progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring (PCVR) as a new contraceptive option in sub-Saharan Africa using needs-based market segmentation, Francis Obare, Deepa Rajamani, and Saumya RamaRao

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Assessment of sex selection in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, and Forhana Rahman Noor

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A study on body-weight perception, future intention and weight-management behavior among normal-weight, overweight and obese women in India, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Kamla Gupta, Vinod Mishra, and Sutapa Agrawal

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Barriers to obstetric fistula treatment in low-income countries: A systematic review, Benjamin Bellows, Rachel Bach, Zoe Baker, and Charlotte E. Warren

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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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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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Community-based interventions can expand access to comprehensive RH and HIV information and services for married adolescent girls, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, and Ian Askew

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Community mobilization and service-strengthening to increase awareness and use of post-abortion care and family planning in Kenya, Chi-Chi Undie, Lynn Van Lith, Mercy Wahome, Francis Obare, Esther Oloo, and Carolyn Curtis

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Comprendre les grossesses non désirées au Sénégal: Rapport du profil pays, Kaila Clarke, Mohamadou Sall, Babacar Mane, Nafissatou Diop, and Bocar Mamadou Daff

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Confronting disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya: The Heshima Project, Population Council

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Coping with unintended pregnancies: Narratives from adolescents in Nairobi's slums, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, and Carol Mukiira

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Cultural practices and sexual risk behaviour among adolescent orphans and non-orphans: A qualitative study on perceptions from a community in western Kenya, Milka Juma, Ian Askew, Jane Alaii, L. Kay Bartholomew, and Bart van den Borne

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Defining disrespect and abuse of women in childbirth: A research, policy and rights agenda, Lynn P. Freedman, Kate Ramsey, Timothy Abuya, Benjamin Bellows, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E. Warren, Stephanie Kujawski, Wema Moyo, Margaret E. Kruk, and Godfrey Mbaruku

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Demand for contraception to delay first pregnancy among young married women in India, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, K.G. Santhya, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Determinants of health insurance ownership among women in Kenya: Evidence from the 2008–09 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, James Kelly Kimani, Remare Ettarh, Charlotte E. Warren, and Benjamin Bellows

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Distance, transportation cost, and mode of transport in the utilization of facility-based maternity services: Evidence from rural Bangladesh, Kaji Tamanna Keya, Ubaidur Rob, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Ashish Bajracharya, and Benjamin Bellows

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Education sector response to early and unintended pregnancy (EUP): A review of country experiences in East and Southern Africa, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, and Francis Onyango

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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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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

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Evaluation of the impact of the voucher program for improving maternal health behavior and status in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Syed Abu Jafar Md. Musa, Ashish Bajracharya, Kaji Tamanna Keya, Forhana Rahman Noor, Eshita Jahan, Md. Irfan Hossain, Jyotirmoy Saha, and Benjamin Bellows

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Expanding the evidence base on comprehensive care for survivors of sexual violence in sub-Saharan Africa, Population Council

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Exploring experiences in peer mentoring as a strategy for capacity building in sexual reproductive health and HIV service integration in Kenya, Charity Ndwiga, Timothy Abuya, Richard Mutemwa, James Kelly Kimani, Manuela Colombini, Susannah H. Mayhew, Averie Baird, Ruth Wayua Muia, Jackline Kivunaga, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Facilitator's guide for training on monitoring and evaluation of social and behavior change communication health programs, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Kumudha Aruldas, M.E. Khan, and Subrato Mondal

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Facteurs associés aux longs intervalles intergénésiques au Sénégal. Analyse approfondie de l’EDS-MICS 2010-2011, Nafissatou Diop and Ibrahima Diagne

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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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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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"If you do vasectomy and come back here weak, I will divorce you": A qualitative study of community perceptions about vasectomy in southern Ghana, Philip Baba Adongo, Placide Tapsoba, James F. Phillips, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Allison Stone, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F. Esantsi, and Patricia Akweongo

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Improving family planning services in public health facilities to reach more women, Caroline W. Kabiru, Jessica Brinton, Joyce Mumah, Carol Mukiira, and Chimaraoke O. Izugbara

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Increasing access to family planning in Ghana through policy change: Task-sharing to enable auxiliary nurses to provide contraceptive implant services, Population Council

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Increasing choice of and access to family planning services via outreach in Rajasthan, India, Kumudha Aruldas, M.E. Khan, Jaleel Ahmad, and Anvita Dixit

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Induced abortions and unintended pregnancies in Pakistan, Zeba Sathar, Susheela Singh, Gul Rashida, Zakir Shah, and Rehan M. Niazi

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Induced abortions and unintended pregnancies in Pakistan, 2012, Population Council

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International seminar on promoting postpartum and post-abortion family planning: Challenges and opportunities, IUSSP Scientific Panel on Reproductive Health

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Kenya country profile: A status check on unintended pregnancy in Kenya, Joyce Mumah, Jessica Brinton, Caroline W. Kabiru, Carol Mukiira, and Chimaraoke O. Izugbara

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Knowledge and provision practices of misoprostol among pharmacies in Senegal, Ramatoulaye Ndao, Babacar Mane, Eva Burke, Nafissatou Diop, Kate Reiss, Thoai Ngô, Katharine Footman, and Maaike Van Min

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La planification familiale postpartum au Burkina Faso - résumé en français, STEP UP Research Programme Consortium

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Lessons from sexual and reproductive health voucher program design and function: A comprehensive review, Corinne G. Grainger, Anna C. Gorter, Jerry Okal, and Benjamin Bellows

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Life table analysis of a small sample of Santal population living in a rural locality of West Bengal, India, Arupendra Mozumdar, Bhubon Mohan Das, and Subrata Kumar Roy

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Maternal and newborn health behaviors in rural Uttar Pradesh: Findings from learning phase baseline survey 2013, M.E. Khan, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Avishek Hazra, Anvita Dixit, Isha Bhatnagar, Jaleel Ahmad, and D.N. Ahmad

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Maternal health commodity landscaping exercise: A snapshot of the Bangladesh program, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Saumya RamaRao, Ismat Ara Hena, and Ubaidur Rob

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Measuring the impact of contraceptive use on unintended pregnancy and other health outcomes, STEP UP Research Programme Consortium

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Medical barriers to emergency contraception: A cross-sectional survey of doctors in North India, M.E. Khan, Anvita Dixit, Isha Bhatnagar, and Martha Brady

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Operationalizing a proposed national protocol for the prevention and management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia using a loading dose of magnesium sulphate at community health facilities in Bangladesh, Population Council

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Performance-based incentive for improving quality of maternal health services in Bangladesh, Ubaidur Rob and Mohammad Masudul Alam

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Population and health dynamics in Nairobi's informal settlements: Report of the Nairobi Cross-sectional Slums Survey (NCSS 2012), African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

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Postpartum contraception utilization among low-income women seeking immunization for infants in Mumbai, India, Sheila Mody, Saritha Nair, Anindita Dasgupta, Anita Raj, Balaiah Donta, Niranjan Saggurti, Dattaram D. Naik, and Jay G. Silverman

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Postpartum family planning in Burkina Faso, Marina Daniele

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Prevalence of unintended pregnancy and needs for family planning among married adolescent girls living in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Sabiha Chowdhuri, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Noushin Islam, and Anisuddin Ahmed

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Prioritizing family planning for achieving provincial maternal child health and development goals, Zeba Sathar, Muhammad Asif Wazir, and Maqsood Sadiq