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 2013

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Association between condom use and use of other contraceptive methods among female sex workers in Swaziland: A relationship-level analysis of condom and contraceptive use, Eileen Yam, Zandile Mnisi, Bheki Sithole, Caitlin E. Kennedy, Deanna Kerrigan, Amy Ong Tsui, and Stefan Baral

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A taxonomy and results from a comprehensive review of 28 maternal health voucher programmes, Benjamin Bellows, Claudia M. Conlon, Elizabeth S. Higgs, John Townsend, Matta G. Nahed, Karen Cavanaugh, Corinne G. Grainger, Jerry Okal, and Anna C. Gorter

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Attrition from care after the critical phase of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia: Insights from an intervention with magnesium sulphate in a primary care setting in northern Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Jamilu Tukur, and Ayodeji Oginni

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Availability, use and quality of care for medical abortion services—Preliminary results of two components: KIIs and the Pharmacy Study, Wilson Liambila, Harriet Birungi, Francis Onyango, Brian Mdawida, Vitalis Akora, Thoai Ngo, and Kate Reiss

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Awareness on causes, consequences and preventive measures of obesity among urban married women in India, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Kamla Gupta, Vinod Mishra, and Sutapa Agrawal

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Barriers to the use of maternity waiting homes in indigenous regions of Guatemala: A study of users' and community members' perceptions, Marta Julia Ruiz, Marieke G. van Dijk, Karla Berdichevsky, Alejandra Munguia, Courtney Burks, and Sandra G. Garcia

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Challenges in impact evaluation, Anrudh K. Jain

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Changes in metabolic syndrome in American and Korean Youth, 1997–2008, Soo Lim, Hak Chul Jang, Kyong Soo Park, Sung Il Cho, Man-Gyoon Lee, Hyojee Joung, Arupendra Mozumdar, and Gary Liguori

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Community experiences and perceptions of reproductive health vouchers in Kenya, Rebecca Njuki, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Jerry Okal, Wilson Mukuna, Lucy Kanya, Ian Askew, Piet Bracke, and Benjamin Bellows

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Community-level impact of the reproductive health vouchers programme on service utilization in Kenya, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Rebecca Njuki, Timothy Abuya, Joseph Sunday, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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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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Contraception and condom use among Bolivian female sex workers: Relationship-specific associations between disease prevention and family planning behaviors, Eileen Yam, Freddy Tinajeros, Rita Revollo, Kara Richmond, Deanna Kerrigan, and Sandra G. Garcia

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Cost estimation for scale-up of voucher services in Kenya, Shubhra Kumar, Smita Sanghrajka, and Benjamin Bellows

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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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Decriminalization of abortion in Mexico City: The effects on women's reproductive rights, Davida Becker and Claudia Diaz

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

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Distance travelled and cost of transport for use of facility-based maternity services in rural Bangladesh: A cross-sectional survey, Kaji Tamanna Keya, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Ubaidur Rob, and Benjamin Bellows

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Does rural to urban migration improve Indian women's health status and knowledge of AIDS, Sutapa Agrawal and Praween Kumar Agrawal

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

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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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Effect of a maternal health voucher scheme on out-of-pocket expenditure and use of delivery care services in rural Bangladesh: A prospective controlled study, Forhana Rahman Noor, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, and Ubaidur Rob

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Effects of sedentary lifestyle and dietary habits on body mass index change among adult women in India: Findings from a follow-up study, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Kamla Gupta, Vinod Mishra, and Sutapa Agrawal

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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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Evaluation of a voucher programme in reducing inequities in maternal health utilization in Cambodia: A quasi-experimental study, Ashish Bajracharya, Benjamin Bellows, and Antonia Dingle

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Exploring urban male non-marital sexual behaviours in Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Abdul Wajid, Stephen Pearson, Mumraiz Khan, and Irfan Masood

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Family planning: A missing priority in Pakistan's health sector?, Zeba Sathar

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Family planning practices and pregnancy intentions among HIV-positive and HIV-negative postpartum women in Swaziland: A cross sectional survey, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, and Ian Askew

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Feasibility and effect of integrating tuberculosis screening and detection in postnatal care services: An operations research study, Charity Ndwiga, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Herman Weyenga, and Joseph Sitienei

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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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Financial incentives and maternal health: Where do we go from here?, Lindsay Morgan, Mary Ellen Stanton, Elizabeth S. Higgs, Robert L. Balster, Benjamin Bellows, Neal Brandes, Alison B. Comfort, Rena Eichler, Amanda Glassman, Laurel Hatt, Claudia M. Conlon, and Marge Koblinsky

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FP2020: A research roadmap, Population Council

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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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Health: Cognition and threshold among the Oraon tea garden labourers of Jalpaiguri District, West Bengal, Subrata Kumar Roy, Sujata Kar Chakraborty, and Arupendra Mozumdar

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How conditional cash transfers to promote institutional delivery can also influence postpartum contraception: Evidence from Rajasthan, India, A.J. Francis Zavier and K.G. Santhya

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Increase in facility-based deliveries associated with a maternal health voucher programme in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, Benjamin Bellows, Catherine Kyobutungi, Martin Kavao Mutua, Charlotte E. Warren, and Alex C. Ezeh

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Induced abortion and women's reproductive health in India, Sutapa Agrawal and Praween Kumar Agrawal

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Induced abortion, contraceptive use, and dual protection among female sex workers in Moscow, Russia, Michele R. Decker, Eileen Yam, Andrea L. Wirtz, Stefan Baral, Alena Peryshkina, Vladmir Mogilnyi, and Chris Beyrer

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Infographic: Vouchers are Transforming Reproductive Health Access Worldwide, Population Council

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Insights into unmet need in Ghana, Kazuyo Machiyama and John C. Cleland

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Insights into unmet need in Kenya, Kazuyo Machiyama and John C. Cleland

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Insights into unmet need in Senegal, Kazuyo Machiyama and John C. Cleland

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International seminar on "Is access enough? Understanding and addressing unmet need for family planning", IUSSP Scientific Panel on Reproductive Health

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Introducing medical MR in Bangladesh: MRM final report, Ismat Ara Hena, Ubaidur Rob, Nargis Sultana, Md. Irfan Hossain, Reena Yasmin, Tapash Ranjan Das, and Farid Uddin Ahmed

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Islam and family planning: Changing perceptions of health care providers and medical faculty in Pakistan, Ali M. Mir and Gul Rashida

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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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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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Meeting the unmet need for family planning: Now is the time, Herbert Peterson, Gary L. Darmstadt, and John Bongaarts

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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

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Out-of-pocket expenses for maternity care in rural Bangladesh: A public-private comparison, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Ubaidur Rob, Forhana Rahman Noor, and Benjamin Bellows

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Performance-based incentives to improve health status of mothers and newborns: What does the evidence show?, Rena Eichler, Kokila Agarwal, Ian Askew, Emma Iriarte, Lindsay Morgan, and Julia Watson

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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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Population-level impact of vouchers on access to health facility delivery for women in Kenya: A quasi-experimental study, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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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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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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Pregnancies, abortion and women's reproductive health in rural Haryana, India, Sutapa Agrawal, Sayeed Unisa, and Praween Kumar Agrawal

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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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Progesterone vaginal ring: Introducing a contraceptive to meet the needs of breastfeeding women, Saumya RamaRao, Heather Clark, Ruth Merkatz, Heather Sussman, and Régine Sitruk-Ware

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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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Redeeming qualities: Exploring factors that affect women's use of reproductive health vouchers in Cambodia, Carinne D. Brody, Julie Freccero, Claire D. Brindis, and Benjamin Bellows

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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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Reproductive health voucher program and facility based delivery in informal settlements in Nairobi: A longitudinal analysis, Djesika D. Amendah, Martin Kavao Mutua, Catherine Kyobutungi, Evans Buliva, and Benjamin Bellows

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Reviewing and interpreting bodies of evidence for preparing practice recommendations, Ian Askew

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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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Risky sexual behavior among orphan and non-orphan adolescents in Nyanza Province, Western Kenya, Milka Juma, Jane Alaii, L. Kay Bartholomew, Ian Askew, and Bart van den Borne

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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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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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Self reported risk reduction behavior associated with HIV testing and counseling: A comparative analysis of facility- and home-based models in rural Uganda, Edgar M. Mulogo, Aden S. Abdulaziz, Ranieri Guerra, Benjamin Bellows, and Sebastian O. Baine

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Shaping Demand and Practices to Improve Family Health Outcomes: Findings from a Quantitative Survey, Volume 3: Bihar, M.E. Khan, France Donnay, Usha Kiran Tarigopula, and Kumudha Aruldas

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Status report on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents living in urban slums in Kenya, Donatien Beguy, Joyce Mumah, Salome Wawire, Kanyiva Muindi, Lindsey Gottschalk, and Caroline W. Kabiru

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Study protocol for promoting respectful maternity care initiative to assess, measure and design interventions to reduce disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, Rebecca Njuki, Timothy Abuya, Charity Ndwiga, Jane Serwanga Maingi, Faith Mbehero, Louisa Muteti, Anne Njeru, Joseph Karanja, Joyce Olenja, Lucy Gitonga, Chris Rakuom, and Benjamin Bellows

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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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The community midwifery model in Kenya: Expanding access to comprehensive reproductive health services at the community level, Wilson Liambila, Francis Obare, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Shiphrah Kuria, Ruth Wayua Muia, and Assumpta Matekwa

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The consequences of unintended pregnancy for maternal and child health in rural India: Evidence from prospective data, Abhishek Singh, Ashish Singh, and Bidhubhusan Mahapatra

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The evolving braid: How an organization in Uganda achieved reliable communications, Melissa Densmore, Benjamin Bellows, John Chuang, and Eric Brewer

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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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The impact of vouchers on the use and quality of health care in developing countries: A systematic review, Carinne D. Brody, Nicole M. Bellows, Martha Campbell, and Malcolm Potts

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The importance of public sector health facility-level data for monitoring changes in maternal mortality risks among communities: The case of Pakistan, Anrudh K. Jain, Zeba Sathar, Momina Salim, and Zakir Hussain Shah

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The role of community-based health planning and services strategy in involving males in the provision of family planning services: A qualitative study 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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The Unfinished Agenda to Meet FP2020 Goals: 12 Actions to Fill Critical Evidence Gaps, Ian Askew and Martha Brady

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Toward a research agenda on gendered violence in sub-Saharan Africa, Chi-Chi Undie

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Transitions to adulthood in a high fertility context: The case of sub-Saharan Africa, Caroline W. Kabiru, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Donatien Beguy, and Estelle M. Sidze

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Understanding orphan and non-orphan adolescents' sexual risks in the context of poverty: A qualitative study in Nyanza Province, Kenya, Milka Juma, Jane Alaii, L. Kay Bartholomew, Ian Askew, and Bart van den Borne

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Understanding unintended pregnancy in Bangladesh: Country profile report, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Sabiha Chowdhuri, Yolande Robertson, Noushin Islam, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Ashrafi Jahan Azmi, and Laura Reichenbach

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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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Unmet need and unintended pregnancy: The bigger picture, Ian Askew

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Unmet need and unintended pregnancy: The bigger picture, Ian Askew

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Unsuccessful prior attempts to terminate pregnancy among women seeking first trimester abortion at registered facilities in Bihar and Jharkhand, India, Rajesh Kumar, A.J. Francis Zavier, Shveta Kalyanwala, and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Use of magnesium sulfate for treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Mexico, Marieke G. van Dijk, Claudia Diaz, Patricia Zuniga Uribe, Rufina Luna Gordillo, Maria Elena Reyes Gutierrez, and Sandra G. Garcia

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Using evidence-based recommendations for guidance, guidelines and scale-up strategies, Ian Askew

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Vitamin A supplementation among children in India: Does their socioeconomic status and the economic and social development status of their state of residence make a difference?, Sutapa Agrawal and Praween Kumar Agrawal

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Women's childhood experience: A perspective from rural Haryana, India, Sutapa Agrawal, Sayeed Unisa, and Praween Kumar Agrawal

Submissions from 2012

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Adoption and continuation of contraception following medical or surgical abortion in Bihar and Jharkhand, India, Shveta Kalyanwala, Rajib Acharya, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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A lifetime of violence: Results from an exploratory survey of Mexican women with HIV, Tamil Kendall, Marieke G. van Dijk, Katherine Wilson, Nizarindandi Picasso, Diana K. Lara, and Sandra G. Garcia

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A policy analysis of the implementation of a reproductive health vouchers program in Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Rebecca Njuki, Charlotte E. Warren, Jerry Okal, Francis Obare, Lucy Kanya, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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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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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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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, 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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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