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 2004

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Culturally appropriate information, education and communication strategies for improving adolescent reproductive health in Cusco, Peru, Marco Florez-Arestegui Cornejo and Rosalinda Barreto Silva

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Developing a supervision instrument for postabortion care in Guatemala, Bolivia and Mexico, Carlos Brambila

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Effects and cost of implementing a gender-sensitive reproductive health program in Bolivia, Erica Palenque, Lizzy Montano, Ricardo Vernon, Fernando Gonzales Salguero, Patricia Riveros, and John H. Bratt

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Effects of IGSS' job aids-assisted Balanced Counseling Algorithms on quality of care and client outcomes, Federico R. Leon, Carlos Brambila, Marisela de la Cruz, John H. Bratt, Gustavo Gutierrez, Veronica Davila, Carlo Boniato, and Alex Rios

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Encuestas de voluntad de pago para fijar precios de productos y servicios de salud reproductiva: Manual de usuarios, Karen G. Fleischman Foreit and James R. Foreit

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Etude expérimentale sur l'offre de services à base communautaire de santé de la reproduction au Sénégal: Une étude de cas dans le District Sanitaire de Kébémer, Diouratie Sanogo, Mady Cisse, Adama Ndoye, Laty G. Ndoye, Ousmane Faye, and Balla Mbacke Mboup

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Evaluation of community education interventions in sexual and reproductive health services in urban-marginal areas of La Paz, Bolivia, Maria Dolores Castro Mantilla and Mariel Loayza Antezana

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Experience from a community-based education program in Burkina Faso: The Tostan program, Djingri Ouoba, Zakari Congo, Nafissatou J. Diop, Molly Melching, Baya Banza, Georges Guiella, and Inge Baumgarten

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Impact of improved client-provider interaction on women's achievement of fertility goals in Egypt, Laila Nawar, Ibrahim Kharboush, Magdi A. Ibrahim, Hesham Makhlouf, and Susan E. Adamchak

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Improving adolescent reproductive health in Bangladesh, Ismat Bhuiya, Ubaidur Rob, Asiful Haider Chowdhury, Laila Rahman, Nazmul Haque, Susan E. Adamchak, Rick Homan, and M.E. Khan

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Improving health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and practices in reproductive health in rural Romania, Elaine Claire Himelfarb

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Improving the reproductive health of adolescents in Senegal, Nafissatou J. Diop, Heli Bathidja, Isseu Diop Toure, Thierno Dieng, Babacar Mane, Saumya RamaRao, Susan E. Adamchak, Emelita Wong, Adama Ndoye, Aboubacry Sy, and Babacar Fall

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Improving the reproductive health of youth in Mexico, Ricardo Vernon and Maricela Dura

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Informing the medical community in Guatemala about emergency contraception, Edgar Kestler and Lilian Ramirez

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Integrating adolescent livelihood activities within a reproductive health program for urban slum dwellers in India, Dale Huntington, Mary Philip Sebastian, Barbara Mensch, Wesley H. Clark, Aditya Narain Singh, Sohini Roychowdhury, M.E. Khan, Nirmala Selvam, Bella C. Patel, Sandhya Barge, Y.P. Gupta, Lovleen Johri, Gita Biswas, and Manohar Shenoy

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Introduction of emergency contraception in Bangladesh: Using operations research for policy decisions, M.E. Khan, Sharif M.I. Hossain, and Md. Moshiur Rahman

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Involving men in maternity care in India, Leila Caleb-Varkey, Anurag Mishra, Anjana Das, Emma Ottolenghi, Dale Huntington, Susan E. Adamchak, M.E. Khan, and Rick Homan

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Involving men in maternity care: South Africa, Busi Kunene, Mags Beksinska, Simphiwe Zondi, Nobuhle Mthembu, Saiqa Mullick, Emma Ottolenghi, Immo Kleinschmidt, Susan E. Adamchak, Barbara Janowitz, and Carmen Cuthbertson

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Medicalization of female genital cutting among the Abagusii in Nyanza Province, Kenya, Carolyne Njue and Ian Askew

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Promotion of lactation amenorrhea method intervention trial, Kazakhstan, Shamil Tazhibayev, Toregeldy Sharmanov, Ayan Ergalieva, Oksana Dolmatova, Orynkul Mukasheva, Aina Seidakhmetova, and Raikhan Kushenova

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Safe Motherhood Demonstration Project, Western Province: Final Report, Charlotte E. Warren and Wilson Liambila

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Scaling up a successful counseling model in Guatemala, Guatemalan Association of Female Physicians (AGMM)

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Testing the effectiveness of integrating community-based approaches for encouraging abandonment of female genital cutting into CARE's reproductive health programs in Ethiopia and Kenya, Jane Chege, Ian Askew, Susan Igras, and Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan

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The Tostan program: Evaluation of a community based education program in Senegal, Nafissatou J. Diop, Modou Mbacke Faye, Amadou Moreau, Jacqueline Cabral, Helene Benga, Fatou Cisse, Babacar Mane, Inge Baumgarten, and Molly Melching

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Tulane University final report, M. Celeste Marin, Anastasia J. Gage, and Suhaila Khan

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Youth behavioral risks and psychosocial resources in Peru's alternative-development zones, Federico R. Leon and Mary L. Claux

Submissions from 2003

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Actions that protect: Promoting sexual and reproductive health and choice among young people in India, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and Mary Philip Sebastian

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An assessment of trends in the use of the IUD in Ghana, John Gyapong, Gifty Addico, Ivy Osei, Mercy Abbey, Dominic Atweam Kobinah, Henrietta Odoi-Agyarko, Gloria Quansah Asare, Harriet Birungi, and Ian Askew

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Assessment of pilot health project outcome indicators: West Bank/Gaza, Laila Nawar, Dale Huntington, Ibrahim Kharboush, Nancy Ali, and Mahmoud Shaheen

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Availability and acceptability of IUDs in Guatemala, Carlos Brambila and Berta Taracena

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Changing family planning scenario in India: An overview of recent evidence, K.G. Santhya

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Creation of a unified management information system for three NGOs in the West Bank and Gaza, Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute

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Cultural norms and behavior regarding vaginal lubrication during sex: Implications for the acceptability of vaginal microbicides for the prevention of HIV/STIs, Sarah Braunstein and Janneke van de Wijgert

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Evaluating operations research utilization: Guidelines for assessing process and impact, M. Celeste Marin and Jane T. Bertrand

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Female circumcision in Indonesia. Extent, implications and possible interventions to uphold women's health rights, Meiwita P. Budiharsana, Lila Amaliah, and Budi Utomo

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Improving postpartum care among low parity mothers in Palestine, Center for Development in Primary Health Care (CDPHC)

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Improving quality of care for family planning services in Uganda, Joel Okullo, Quinto Okello, Harriet Birungi, Ian Askew, Barbara Janowitz, Carmen Cuthbertson, and Florence Ebanyat

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Introducing DMPA injectable contraceptives to private medical practitioners in urban Gujarat, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Non-consensual sexual experiences of young people: A review of the evidence from developing countries, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and Sarah Bott

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One-year client impacts of quality of care improvements achieved in Peru, Federico R. Leon, Santiago Roca, Alex Rios, Adriana Zumaran, and Ana Rosa Feijoo

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Policy and program implications of the Matching Grants Program in the Philippines, Marilou Palabrica-Costello, Nimfa Ogena, and Alejandro N. Herrin

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Postabortion family planning operations research study in Perm, Russia, Irina Savelieva, John M. Pile, Inna Sacci, and Ratha Loganathan

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Renforcement des capacites villageoises: Comment 23 villages s'initient aux Droits Humains et abandonnent la pratique de l'excision au Burkina Faso, Nafissatou J. Diop, Edmond Bagde, Djingri Ouoba, and Molly Melching

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Replication of the TOSTAN Programme in Burkina Faso: How 23 villages participated in a human rights-based education programme and abandoned the practice of female genital cutting in Burkina Faso, Nafissatou J. Diop, Edmond Bagde, Djingri Ouoba, and Molly Melching

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Taking postabortion care services where they are needed: An operations research project testing PAC expansion in rural Senegal, EngenderHealth

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Testing a model for the delivery of emergency obstetric care and family planning services in the Bolivian public health system, Deborah L. Billings, Eliana Del Pozo, and Hugo Arevalo

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Testing balanced counseling to improve provider-client interaction in Guatemala's MOH clinics, Federico R. Leon, Carlos Brambila, Marisela de la Cruz, John H. Bratt, Julio Garcia Colindres, Benedicto Vasquez, and Carlos Morales

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The impact of quality of care on contraceptive use: Evidence from longitudinal data from rural Bangladesh, Michael A. Koenig

Submissions from 2002

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Increasing client participation in family planning consultations: "Smart Patient" coaching in Indonesia, Young Mi Ki, Fitri Putjuk, Endang Basuki, and Adrienne Kols

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Informed consent: From good intentions to sound practices—A report of a seminar, Susan Y. Wood, Barbara Friedland, and C. Elizabeth McGrory

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Institutional support for a program of activities within the pilot health project in the West Bank and Gaza, Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute

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Peer education as a strategy to increase contraceptive prevalence and reduce the rate of STIs/HIV among adolescents in Cameroon, Institut de Recherche et des Etudes des Comportements (IRESCO)

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Reproductive health care in the postnatal period in Guatemala, Erika Jacobs, Carlos Brambila, and Ricardo Vernon

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Sustainability of postabortion care in Peru, Janie Benson and Victor Huapaya

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Upgrading the capacity and skills of service providers of the West Bank/Gaza Pilot Health Project, Nancy Ali, Laila Nawar, Dale Huntington, and Tawhida Khalil

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Using operations research to strengthen programmes for encouraging abandonment of female genital cutting. Report of a consultative meeting on methodological issues for FGC Research, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

Submissions from 2001

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An assessment of selected sub-systems of the Egyptian Norplant® program, Fatma El-Zanaty, Laila Nawar, and Ramadan Hamed

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An assessment of the alternative rites approach for encouraging abandonment of female genital mutilation in Kenya, Jane Chege, Ian Askew, and Jennifer Liku

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An assessment of the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council's community based distribution programme, Baker Ndugga Maggwa, Ian Askew, Caroline S. Marangwanda, Ronika Nyakauru, and Barbara Janowitz

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An assessment of youth centres in South Africa, Annabel Erulkar, Mags Beksinska, and Queen Cebekhulu

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Comment promouvoir l'utilisation des résultats d'une analyse situationnelle à l'échelle nationale: Expérience du Sénégal, Adama Ndoye, Bineta M'bow, Cheikh Bamba Diop, Mady Cisse, Macoumba Thiam, Diouratie Sanogo, and Mbacke Niang

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Diverse realities: Understanding sexually transmitted infections and HIV in India, Sarah Hawkes and K.G. Santhya

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Expansion of postpartum/postabortion contraception in Honduras, Ruth Medina, Ricardo Vernon, Irma Mendoza, and Claudia Aguilar

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Extending operations research to social marketing programs, Teresa de Vargas

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Increasing coverage of reproductive health issues in the Indonesian print media, Wanda Firmansyah, Sahar Hegazi, Siti Rokhmawati Darwisyah, and Lila Amaliah

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Influencing reproductive health policy and programs in the Philippines: Implementing an advocacy model for utilization of operations research, Saniata Masulit, Marilou P. Costello, and Sahar Hegazi

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Operations research in reproductive health and family planning at the Cairo Demographic Center, Magdi A. Ibrahim, James R. Foreit, and M.E. Khan

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Power in sexual relationships: An opening dialogue among reproductive health professionals, Population Council and Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

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Promoting reproductive health services in rural communities in Honduras, Irma Mendoza and Ricardo Vernon

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Setting prices for reproductive health services in a public hospital in Guatemala, John H. Bratt, Adrian Valdez, Roberto Molina, Mario Alfaro, Marco Antonio Barrientos, Carlos Brambila, and Werner Figueroa

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Special studies program of the Pilot Health Project: West Bank and Gaza, Mahmoud Shaheen, Laila Nawar, Dale Huntington, and Sahar Hegazi

Submissions from 2000

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An assessment of the community based distribution programs in Ghana, Jane Chege, Diouratie Sanogo, Ian Askew, Angela Bannerman, Steve Grey, Evam Kofi Glover, Francis Yankey, and Joana Nerquaye-Tetteh

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Critical analysis of interventions against FGC in Egypt, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab and Sahar Hegazi

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From the home to the clinic: The next chapter in Bangladesh's family planning success story rural sites, Linda Bates, Md. Khairul Islam, Sidney Ruth Schuler, and Md. Alauddinn

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Increasing the coverage of reproductive health issues in the Egyptian press, Sahar Hegazi and Mona Khalifa

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Integrating issues of sexuality into Egyptian family planning counseling, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Laila Nawar, Hala Youssef, and Dale Huntington

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Integrating men into the reproductive health equation: Acceptability and feasibility in Kenya, Esther G. Muia, Violet Kimani, and Ann Leonard

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Intra-household decision-making on health and resource allocation in Borgou, Bénin, Pierre Ngom, Salome Wawire, Timothee Gandaho, Pierre Klissou, Toussaint Adjimon, Mbaye Seye, Emile Akouanou, and Laurie Winter

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Rights, technology, and services in reproductive health. A report from a meeting, 6-7 May 1999, Marion Carter and C. Elizabeth McGrory

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The Tostan story: Breakthrough in Senegal ending female genital cutting, Population Council

Submissions from 1999

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Case finding and case management of chlamydia and gonorrhea infections among women: What we do and do not know, Nicole Haberland, Beverly Winikoff, Nancy L. Sloan, Christiana Coggins, and Christopher J. Elias

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Improving Quality of Care in India's Family Welfare Programme: The Challenge Ahead, Michael A. Koenig and M.E. Khan

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Indonesia: Analysis of conflicting crisis-related research results, Michelle Gardner and Lila Amaliah

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Investigación operativa en planificación familiar: Lecturas selectas, James R. Foreit and Tomas Frejka

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L'Approche de l'Analyse Situationnelle pour l'évaluation des services de planification familiale et de santé de la reproduction: Manuel de recherche, Robert A. Miller, Andrew A. Fisher, Kate Miller, Lewis Ndhlovu, Baker Ndugga Maggwa, Ian Askew, Diouratie Sanogo, and Placide Tapsoba

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Mexico: Informing service providers and factory workers about emergency contraception, Ricardo Vernon

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Mexico: Protecting informed consent, Elsa Santos, Silvia Elena Llaguno, and Ricardo Vernon

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Mexico: Training health providers on domestic violence, Susan Pick and Lydia Miranda

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Peru: Providers' compliance with quality of care norms, Federico R. Leon

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Reproductive health indicators: Moving forward, Kelly Blanchard, Batya Elul, and Saumya RamaRao

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The Tostan story: Breakthrough in Senegal ending female genital cutting [Arabic], Population Council

Submissions from 1998

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A study of women's preferences regarding the formulation of over-the-counter vaginal spermicides, Christiana Coggins, Christopher J. Elias, Ronachai Atisook, Mary T. Bassett, Virginie Ettiegne-Traore, Peter D. Ghys, Laura Jenkins-Woelk, Earmporn Thongkrajai, and Nancy L. VanDevanter

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Do Population Policies Matter? Fertility and Politics in Egypt, India, Kenya, and Mexico, Anrudh K. Jain

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Family Planning Operations Research: A Book of Readings, James R. Foreit and Tomas Frejka

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Integrating RTI case management within LGU Health Centers: An intervention study, Marilou P. Costello, Carmeli Marie Chaves, Chona R. Echavez, Jesus Encena, Jocelyn Ilagan, and Orlando Pagulayan

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Manuel de recherche opérationnelle en matière de planification familiale, Andrew A. Fisher, John E. Laing, John E. Stoeckel, and John Townsend

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Rapport du seminaire national [au Mali] pour la definition d'une strategie d'eradication de l'excision, Population Council

Submissions from 1997

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The Situation Analysis Approach to Assessing Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services: A Handbook, Robert A. Miller, Andrew A. Fisher, Kate Miller, Lewis Ndhlovu, Baker Ndugga Maggwa, Ian Askew, Diouratie Sanogo, and Placide Tapsoba

Submissions from 1996

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Clinic-based investigation of the typology and self-reporting of FGM in Egypt, Population Council

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Issues in essential obstetric care, Diana Measham and Virginia Kallianes