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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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 Ngô, 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

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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