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 2012

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Bellagio consensus: Recommendations for action to increase access to highly effective, long-acting, reversible contraception, Population Council

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Benefits of using magnesium sulphate (MgSO_4) for eclampsia management and maternal mortality reduction: Lessons from Kano State in northern Nigeria, Ekechi Okereke, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Jamilu Tukur, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, and Ayodeji Oginni

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Birth spacing and family planning uptake in Pakistan: Evidence from FALAH, Arshad Mahmood

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Community health workers for maternal and child health, Leah Jarvis and Nancy Termini LaChance

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Community midwifery services in Kenya: Implementation guidelines, Kenya Ministry of Health

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Contraceptive use dynamics in Pakistan 2008-09, Arshad Mahmood and Syeda Saman Naz

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Countdown to 2015: A case study of maternal and child health service delivery challenges in five districts of Punjab, Ali M. Mir and Sadaf Gull

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Country mapping: Kenya, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, Harriet Birungi, Eseoise Itombra, Heather Clark, and Saumya RamaRao

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Country mapping: Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku and Saumya RamaRao

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Country mapping: Senegal, Babacar Mane, Nafissatou Diop, Nancy Termini LaChance, Saumya RamaRao, and Heather Clark

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Critical issues for integrating SRH and HIV/AIDS services to provide dual protection against unintended pregnancy and HIV/STI acquisition, Population Council

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Defining effective voucher management information systems: A blueprint for information systems to support scalable reproductive health voucher programs, based on system evaluations with programs in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, Mahad Ibrahim, Benjamin Bellows, and Jaspal S. Sandhu

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Evaluation of an intervention to improve quality of care in family planning programme in the Philippines, Anrudh K. Jain, Saumya RamaRao, Jacqueline Kim, and Marilou P. Costello

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Evaluation of the population-level impact of the maternal health voucher program in Uganda, Reproductive Health Vouchers Evaluation Team

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Executive summary—Family planning programs for the 21st century: Rationale and design, John Bongaarts, John C. Cleland, John Townsend, Jane T. Bertrand, and Monica Das Gupta

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Expanding access to comprehensive reproductive health and HIV information and services for married adolescent girls in Nyanza Province, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, Ben Ochieng, Wilson Liambila, Erick Oweya, Ian Askew, Rob Burnet, Bridget Deacon, and Aisha Mohamed

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Exploring the effectiveness of the output-based aid voucher program to increase uptake of gender-based violence recovery services in Kenya: A qualitative evaluation, Rebecca Njuki, Jerry Okal, Charlotte E. Warren, Francis Obare, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Chi-Chi Undie, Benjamin Bellows, and Ian Askew

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Factors associated with second trimester abortion in rural Maharashtra and Rajasthan, India, A.J. Francis Zavier, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, and Shveta Kalyanwala

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Factors associated with unintended pregnancy, poor birth outcomes and post-partum contraceptive use among HIV-positive female adolescents in Kenya, Francis Obare, Anke van der Kwaak, and Harriet Birungi

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Family Planning Programs for the 21st Century: Rationale and Design, John Bongaarts, John C. Cleland, John Townsend, Jane T. Bertrand, and Monica Das Gupta

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Feasibility of expanding the medication abortion provider base in India to include ayurvedic physicians and nurses, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Shveta Kalyanwala, Shuchita Mundle, Jaydeep Tank, A.J. Francis Zavier, Rajesh Kumar, Rajib Acharya, and Nita Jha

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Fertility differences among developing countries: Are they still related to family planning program efforts and social settings?, Anrudh K. Jain and John A. Ross

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Helping rural women in Pakistan to prevent postpartum hemorrhage: A quasi experimental study, Ali M. Mir, Abdul Wajid, and Sadaf Gull

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Hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition risk: Implications for individual users and public policies, Anrudh K. Jain

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Incentivizing providers to improve maternal, newborn and child health services in Bangladesh: Pay-for-performance model refinement and advocacy (P4P MRA) final report, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Laila Rahman, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Riad Mahmud, Azizul Alim, Ismat Ara Hena, Farhana Akter, and Anup Kumar Dey

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Increasing access to family planning and reproductive health services through community work: A case study of a dual cadre model in India, Jaleel Ahmad, Isha Bhatnagar, and M.E. Khan

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Increasing postpartum contraception in rural India: Evaluation of a community-based behavior change communication intervention, Mary Philip Sebastian, M.E. Khan, Kaushal Kumari, and Rukma Idnani

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Integration of family planning into other health services in Ghana: Performance needs assessment at four facilities in the Ashanti and Eastern regions, Amos Laar

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Introduction of emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) through lady health workers (LHWs) program in Pakistan: Findings of an evaluation study, Arshad Mahmood and Yasir Bin Nisar

Kadi: Saving Mothers and Babies, One Voucher at a Time, Population Council

Kadi the Film—Webisode 1: Vouchers Improve Health Facilities, Population Council

Kadi the Film—Webisode 2: Mobile Technology for Monitoring Vouchers, Population Council

Kadi the Film—Webisode 3: Vouchers in Pregnancies with Serious Complications, Population Council

Kadi the Film—Webisode 4: Getting Vouchers to Those in Need, Population Council

Kadi the Film—Webisode 5: Distributing Vouchers in Rural Uganda, Population Council

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Key opinion leaders' views regarding emergency contraception in India, M.E. Khan, Isha Bhatnagar, Deepthi S. Varma, and Anvita Dixit

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Le consensus de Bellagio : Recommandations pour améliorer l'accès aux méthodes de contraception efficaces, réversibles à longue durée d'action, Population Council

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Maternal and fetal outcomes after introduction of magnesium sulphate for treatment of preeclampsia and eclampsia in selected secondary facilities: A low-cost intervention, Jamilu Tukur, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Idowu Araoyinbo, Ekechi Okereke, and Ayodeji Oginni

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Maternal morbidity: Neglected dimension of safe motherhood in the developing world, Karen Hardee, Jill Gay, and Ann K. Blanc

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Optimising the cost and delivery of HIV counselling and testing services in Kenya and Swaziland, Carol Dayo Obure, Anna Vassall, Christine Michaels-Igbokwe, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Susannah H. Mayhew, Lucy Stackpool-Moore, Charlotte E. Warren, The Integra Research Team, and Charlotte Watts

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Policy brief: Designing and implementing high-quality voluntary family planning programs, Population Council

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Policy brief: Designing and implementing high-quality voluntary family planning programs [Arabic], Population Council

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Population level impact of vouchers on access in Uganda, Benjamin Bellows, Francis Obare, and Reproductive Health Vouchers Evaluation Team

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Positive action for HIV in schools in Kenya, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Monica Wanjiru, Sheila Bayley, John Kiunjuri, Mary Omondi, Rob Burnet, and Bridget Deacon

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Postabortion contraceptive use and method continuation in India, A.J. Francis Zavier and Sabu S. Padmadas

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes and practices regarding emergency contraception in Senegal: Key findings, Babacar Mane, Martha Brady, Saumya RamaRao, and Fatou Bintou Mbow

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices concerning emergency contraception: A multicountry study in India, Nigeria, and Senegal, Martha Brady, M.E. Khan, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Babacar Mane, Ian Askew, and Saumya RamaRao

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding emergency contraception in India: Final survey report, M.E. Khan, Deepthi S. Varma, Isha Bhatnagar, Anvita Dixit, and Martha Brady

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding emergency contraception in Nigeria, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Araoyinbo Idowu, and Ayodeji Oginni

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding emergency contraception in Nigeria: Key findings, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Araoyinbo Idowu, and Ayodeji Oginni

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Providers' attitudes and practices regarding emergency contraception in India: Key findings, M.E. Khan, Isha Bhatnagar, Deepthi S. Varma, and Anvita Dixit

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Rape sentencing study: A review of statutory sentencing provisions for rape, defilement, and sexual assault in East, Central, and Southern Africa, Jill Thompson and Felly Nkweto Simmonds

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Receiving voluntary family planning services has no relationship with the paradoxical situation of high use of contraceptives and abortion in Vietnam: A cross sectional study, Nguyen Hong Phuong and Meiwita P. Budiharsana

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Replication of the Community Mobilization for Postabortion Care (COMMPAC) model in Naivasha District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya: An evaluation report, Chi-Chi Undie, Francis Obare, and Saumya RamaRao

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Report of the Voucher and Accreditation Evaluation Project Meeting, Reproductive Health Vouchers Evaluation Team and Population Council

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Repositioning community-based family planning in Ghana: A case study of Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS), Stephen Ntsua, Placide Tapsoba, Gloria Quansah Asare, and Frank K. Nyonator

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Résumé Exécutif—Les programmes de planification familiale du XXIe siècle: fondement et conception, John Bongaarts, John C. Cleland, John Townsend, Jane T. Bertrand, and Monica Das Gupta

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Routine screening for intimate partner violence in public health care settings in Kenya: An assessment of acceptability, Chi-Chi Undie, Catherine Maternowska, Margaret Mak'anyengo, Harriet Birungi, Jill Keesbury, and Ian Askew

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Shaping Demand and Practices to Improve Family Health Outcomes: Designing a Behavior Change Communication Strategy in India, Volume 1: Uttar Pradesh, M.E. Khan, Gary L. Darmstadt, Usha Kiran Tarigopula, and Deepika Ganju

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Shaping Demand and Practices to Improve Family Health Outcomes: Designing a Behavior Change Communication Strategy in India, Volume 2: Bihar, M.E. Khan, France Donnay, Usha Kiran Tarigopula, and Deepika Ganju

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Situation analysis of behavior change communication activities in Bihar: A step towards developing a comprehensive BCC strategy, M.E. Khan, Isha Bhatnagar, Avishek Hazra, and Mukesh Kumar

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Situation analysis of health facilities with special reference to family planning services in Pakistan, Arshad Mahmood, Muhammad Jamil Arshad, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Strengthening the delivery of comprehensive reproductive health services through the community midwifery model in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Francis Obare, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Shiphrah Kuria, Ruth Wayua Muia, and Assumpta Matekwa

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Study protocol for the Integra Initiative to assess the benefits and costs of integrating sexual and reproductive health and HIV services in Kenya and Swaziland, Charlotte E. Warren, Susannah H. Mayhew, Anna Vassall, James Kelly Kimani, Kathryn Church, Carol Dayo Obure, Natalie Friend du-Preez, Timothy Abuya, Richard Mutemwa, Manuela Colombini, Isolde Birdthistle, Ian Askew, and Charlotte Watts

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Testing the feasibility of police provision of emergency contraception in Malawi, Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre, Malawi Police Service, and Ministry of Health

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The Africa Regional Sexual and Gender-based Violence Network Annual Partners Meeting: June 26-27 2012, Mombasa, Kenya—meeting report, Population Council

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The effect of traditional birth attendant training on maternal and neonatal care, Peter C. Miller, Gul Rashida, Zeba Tasneem, and Minhaj ul Haque

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The role of the Standard Days Method in modern family planning services in developing countries, Rebecka Lundgren, Mihira V. Karra, and Eileen Yam

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Training manual on the use of magnesium sulphate in the management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia [trainee version], Federal Ministry of Health and Population Council

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Unintended pregnancy among rural women in Bangladesh, Forhana Rahman Noor, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Ubaidur Rob, and Benjamin Bellows

Submissions from 2011

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A P4P model for increased utilization of maternal, newborn and child health services in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Laila Rahman, Ismat Ara Hena, and A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan

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A pay-for-performance innovation integrating the quantity and quality of care in maternal, newborn and child health services in Bangladesh, Laila Rahman, Ubaidur Rob, Riad Mahmud, Azizul Alim, Ismat Ara Hena, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, and Md. Hafizur Rahman

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Community health workers and the media can be effective in providing health information to married adolescent girls in the community, Population Council

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Community health workers can effectively provide information and referrals to people living with HIV in their communities, Population Council

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Comprehensive responses to sexual violence in East and Southern Africa: Lessons learned from implementation, Jill Keesbury, Ian Askew, Monica Wanjiru, Grace Chiyaba, Kate Wilson, and Felly Nkweto Simmonds

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Costing and economic analysis of strengthening union level facility for providing normal delivery and newborn care services in Bangladesh, Sushil Ranjan Howlader

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Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive behaviors and RH status: Bangladesh, Ubaidur Rob, Md. Moshiur Rahman, and Benjamin Bellows

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Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive behaviors and status in Cambodia, Benjamin Bellows, Charlotte E. Warren, Saphonn Vonthanak, Chhea Chhorvann, Hean Sokhom, Chean Men, Ashish Bajracharya, Ubaidur Rob, and Tung Rathavy

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Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive health behaviors and status in Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Francis Obare, Joseph Sunday, Rebecca Njue, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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Expanding access to safe abortion and post-abortion care: Recommendations of a South Asia regional consultation, Population Council

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Female genital mutilation practices in Kenya: The role of alternative rites of passage. A case study of Kisii and Kuria districts, Habil Oloo, Monica Wanjiru, and Katy Newell-Jones

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Focus on male youths in addressing alcohol and drug abuse risk in the context of HIV prevention among young people, Population Council

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Identifying opportunities and challenges to strengthen union level facility for providing normal delivery and newborn care services: Findings from policy advocacy activities, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, and A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan

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Increasing access to family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) services through task-sharing between community health workers (CHWs) and community mid-level professionals in large-scale public-sector programs: A literature review to help guide case studies, James R. Foreit and Sarah Raifman

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Increasing access to safe abortion in rural Maharashtra: Outcomes of a comprehensive abortion care model, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, A.J. Francis Zavier, Rajib Acharya, and Shveta Kalyanwala

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Increasing access to safe abortion in rural Rajasthan: Outcomes of a comprehensive abortion care model, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, A.J. Francis Zavier, Rajib Acharya, and Shveta Kalyanwala

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Informe años dos Movil.com: Evaluación de la línea final resumen de hallazgos principales, Annik Sorhaindo, Xipatl Contreras, Kate S. Wilson, and Sandra G. Garcia

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Innovative financing through pay-for-performance for providers to improve quality of care in Bangladesh: Transforming research into action, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Laila Rahman, and Ismat Ara Hena

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Innovative financing through pay-for-performance for providers to improve quality of care in Bangladesh: Transforming research into action, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Laila Rahman, and Ismat Ara Hena

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Integrating alcohol risk reduction into HTC services, Population Council

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Integrating tuberculosis case finding and treatment into postnatal care, Charity Ndwiga, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Shiphrah Kuria, Joseph Sitienei, and Sam Ochola

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Introduction of medical abortion in Ghana, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F. Esantsi, Placide Tapsoba, Gloria Quansah Asare, and Ian Askew

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Levels, trends and determinants of contraceptive use among adolescent girls in Kenya, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Monica Wanjiru, Wilson Liambila, and Ian Askew

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Linking HIV-positive family planning clients to treatment and care services in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Ruth Wayua Muia, Joyce Wanderi Maina, Mary N. Maina, Christine Awuor, and Ibrahim Mohammed

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Making HIV services more responsive to young children and infants in Nyanza, Monica Wanjiru

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Operationalizing and scaling up HIV/RH referrals in Kenya: The way forward, APHIA II OR Project in Kenya

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Provider-related barriers to accessing emergency contraception in developing countries: A literature review, Katherine Williams

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Scaling up the integration of tuberculosis screening into reproductive health services, APHIA II OR Project in Kenya

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Scaling up the provision of family planning messages in antenatal and postpartum services in Upper Egypt, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab and Sally Saher

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Service improvements and community education lead to increase in uptake of HIV services for infants and young children, Population Council