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.

Follow


Submissions from 2014

PDF

Promoting Respectful Maternity Care: A training guide for community-based workshops—Community facilitator's guide, 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

PDF

Promoting Respectful Maternity Care: A training guide for facility-based workshops—Participant's guide, 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

PDF

Promoting Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) at birth: Orientation for community-based workshops, Population Council

PDF

Promoting Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) at birth: Orientation for facility-based workshops, Population Council

PDF

Reaching the unreached through community mobilization in an innovative and sustainable way, Arupendra Mozumdar, M.E. Khan, and Subrato Mondal

PDF

Reduce contraception discontinuation in Bangladesh by improving counseling on side effects, Fauzia Akhter Huda and Sabiha Chowdhuri

Link

Reducing unmet need and unwanted childbearing: Evidence from a panel survey in Pakistan, Anrudh K. Jain, Arshad Mahmood, Zeba Sathar, and Irfan Masood

PDF

Reducing unsafe menstrual regulation through medication in Bangladesh, Ubaidur Rob, Ismat Ara Hena, Nargis Sultana, Md. Irfan Hossain, Reena Yasmin, Tapash Ranjan Das, and Farid Uddin Ahmed

PDF

Research gaps in scale up of family planning and reproductive health programming, The Evidence Project, E2A, HPP, and MEASURE Evaluation

Link

Safe motherhood voucher programme coverage of health facility deliveries among poor women in South-western Uganda, Lucy Kanya, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

PDF

Second consultation on developing standards for identifying evidence-based practices in reproductive health, STEP UP Research Programme Consortium

PDF

Sexual and reproductive health of women living with HIV in Egypt: Unmet needs and unfulfilled dreams, Doaa Oraby and Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab

PDF

Sexuality, Gender Roles, and Domestic Violence in South Asia, M.E. Khan, John Townsend, and Pertti J. Pelto

PDF

Social accountability: What are the lessons for improving family planning and reproductive health programs?, Victoria Boydell and Jill Keesbury

Link

Strategies for improving postpartum contraceptive use: Evidence from non-randomized studies, Laureen M. Lopez, Thomas W. Grey, Mario Chen, and Janet E. Hiller

Link

Strengthening the enabling environment for women and girls: What is the evidence in social and structural approaches in the HIV response?, Karen Hardee, Jill Gay, Melanie Croce-Galis, and Amelia Peltz

PDF

Strengthening the evidence base on social accountability for improving family planning and reproductive health programs, Victoria Boydell, Jill Keesbury, and Kelsey Wright

PDF

Summarizing bodies of evidence on the implementation and effectiveness of FP/RH interventions, Ian Askew

Link

The free perinatal/postpartum contraceptive services project for migrant women in Shanghai: Effects on the incidence of unintended pregnancy, Yong-mei Huang, Ruth Merkatz, Hao-ping Zhu, Kevin Roberts, Régine Sitruk-Ware, Li-nan Cheng, and The Perinatal/Postpartum Contraceptive Services Project for Migrant Women Study Group

Link

The impact of HIV/SRH service integration on workload: Analysis from the Integra Initiative in two African settings, Sedona Sweeney, Carol Dayo Obure, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Vanessa Darsamo, Christine Michaels-Igbokwe, Esther Muketo, Zelda Nhlabatsi, Charlotte E. Warren, Susannah H. Mayhew, Charlotte Watts, Anna Vassall, and The Integra Research Team

Link

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

PDF

Training manual on basic monitoring and evaluation of social and behavior change communication health programs, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Kumudha Aruldas, and M.E. Khan

PDF

Understanding unintended pregnancy in Senegal: Country profile report, Kaila Clarke, Mohamadou Sall, Babacar Mane, Nafissatou Diop, and Bocar Mamadou Daff

Link

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

PDF

Unintended pregnancies in Kenya: A country profile, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, Carol Mukiira, Jessica Brinton, Michael Mutua, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Harriet Birungi, and Ian Askew

PDF

Unintended pregnancy and abortion in India: Country profile report, Mary Philip Sebastian, M.E. Khan, and Daliya Sebastian

Link

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

PDF

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

Link

Use of emergency contraceptive pills among female sex workers in Swaziland, Eileen Yam, Zandile Mnisi, S. Maziya, Caitlin E. Kennedy, and Stefan Baral

PDF

Validating indicators of the quality of maternal health care: Final report, Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, James Kelly Kimani, Jackline Kivunaga, Brian Mdawida, Charity Ndwiga, Katharine McCarthy, and Ann K. Blanc

PDF

Validating indicators of the quality of maternal health care: Final report, Mexico, Karla Berdichevsky, Claudia Diaz, Katharine McCarthy, and Ann K. Blanc

Link

Voluntary, human rights-based family planning: A conceptual framework, Karen Hardee, Jan Kumar, Karen Newman, Lynn Bakamjian, Shannon Harris, Mariela Rodriguez, and Win Brown

Link

Women's education, family planning, or both? Application of multistate demographic projections in India, Leiwen Jiang and Karen Hardee

Submissions from 2013

PDF

Access to emergency contraception and safe abortion services for survivors of rape and defilement in sub-Saharan Africa: A regional overview, Jill Thompson, Chi-Chi Undie, and Ian Askew

PDF

Adapting the WHO tool on sexual and reproductive health and human rights: Experiences in four countries, Ian Askew, Kaila Clarke, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Joyce Mumah, and Mary Philip Sebastian

Link

A greenprint for sustainable contraceptive research and development, Kirsten Moore, John Townsend, Jeff Spieler, Patricia S. Coffey, Diana Blithe, Elizabeth Arndorfer, and Elizabeth Dawes

Link

Alcohol consumption as a barrier to prior HIV testing in a population-based study in rural Uganda, Robin Fatch, Benjamin Bellows, Fred Bagenda, Edgar M. Mulogo, Sheri Weiser, and Judith A. Hahn

PDF

Analyse des besoins non satisfaits au Sénégal, Kazuyo Machiyama and John C. Cleland

Link

An assessment of opportunities and challenges for public sector involvement in the maternal health voucher program in Uganda, Jerry Okal, Lucy Kanya, Francis Obare, Rebecca Njuki, Timothy Abuya, Teresah Bange, Charlotte E. Warren, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

PDF

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 Ngô, and Kate Reiss

Link

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

Link

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

PDF

Challenges in impact evaluation, Anrudh K. Jain

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

PDF

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

Link

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

Link

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

PDF

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

Link

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

Link

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

PDF

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

Link

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

PDF

FP2020: A research roadmap, Population Council

PDF

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

Link

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

Link

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

PDF

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

Link

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

Link

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

PDF

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

Link

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

PDF

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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