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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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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Abuse from in-laws during pregnancy and post-partum: Qualitative and quantitative findings from low-income mothers of infants in Mumbai, India, Anita Raj, Shagun Sabarwal, Michele R. Decker, Saritha Nair, Meghna Jethva, Suneeta Krishnan, Balaiah Donta, Niranjan Saggurti, and Jay G. Silverman

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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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Assessing the effectiveness of a patient-driven partner notification strategy among pregnant women infected with syphilis in Bolivia, Claudia Diaz, Jorge Valencia, Kate S. Wilson, Sandra G. Garcia, Freddy Tinajeros, and Tahilin Sanchez

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Can nurses perform manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) as safely and effectively as physicians? Evidence from India, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Shveta Kalyanwala, A.J. Francis Zavier, Rajesh Kumar, Shuchita Mundle, Jaydeep Tank, Rajib Acharya, and Nita Jha

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Clients' perceptions of the quality of care in Mexico City's public sector legal abortion program, Davida Becker, Claudia Diaz, Clara Juarez, Sandra G. Garcia, Patricio Sanhueza Smith, and Cynthia C. Harper

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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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Concordance and discordance of couples living in a rural Pakistani village: Perspectives on contraception and abortion—A qualitative study, Iram Kamran, Muhammad Shafique Arif, and Katherine Vassos

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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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Engaging media in communicating research on sexual and reproductive health and rights in sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and lessons learned, Rose Ndakala Oronje, Chi-Chi Undie, Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu, and Joanna Crichton

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Equity in access to maternal and child health services in five developing countries: What works, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder and Ubaidur Rob

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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

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

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 Onyango, 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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Experiences and opinions of health-care professionals regarding legal abortion in Mexico City: A qualitative study, Xipatl Contreras, Marieke G. van Dijk, Tahilin Sanchez, and Patricio Sanhueza Smith

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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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Gender-based disparities in infant and child mortality based on maternal exposure to spousal violence: The heavy burden borne by Indian girls, Jay G. Silverman, Michele R. Decker, Debbie M. Cheng, Kathleen Wirth, Niranjan Saggurti, Heather L. McCauley, Kathryn L. Falb, Balaiah Donta, and Anita Raj

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HIV infection and schooling experiences of adolescents in Uganda, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare Onyango, Anne Katahoire, and David Kibenge

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How often and under which circumstances do Mexican pharmacy vendors recommend misoprostol to induce an abortion?, Diana K. Lara, Sandra G. Garcia, Kate S. Wilson, and Francisco Paz

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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: Contextualising 'rights' in sexual and reproductive health, Hilary Standing, Kate Hawkins, Elizabeth Mills, Sally Theobald, and Chi-Chi Undie

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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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Is repeat use of emergency contraception common among pharmacy clients? Evidence from Kenya, Jill Keesbury, Gwendolyn Morgan, and Benter Owino

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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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Managing unplanned pregnancies in five countries: Perspectives on contraception and abortion decisions, Amy Ong Tsui, John Casterline, Susheela Singh, Akinrinola Bankole, Ann M. Moore, Adekunbi Kehinde Omideyi, Nancy Palomino Ramirez, Zeba Sathar, Fatima Juarez, and Kristen M. Shellenberg

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Maternal health care utilization among HIV-positive female adolescents in Kenya, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare Onyango, Anke van der Kwaak, and Jane Harriet Namwebya

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Measuring the effect of fertility decline on the maternal mortality ratio, Anrudh K. Jain

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New strategies for providing hormonal contraception in developing countries, John Townsend, Régine Sitruk-Ware, Katherine Williams, Ian Askew, and Klaus Brill

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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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Patient characteristics and service trends following abortion legalization in Mexico City, 2007–10, Manuel Mondragon y Kalb, Armando Ahued Ortega, Jorge Morales Velazquez, Claudia Diaz, Jorge Valencia Rodriguez, Davida Becker, and Sandra G. Garcia

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Postabortion care: Going to scale, Saumya RamaRao, John Townsend, Nafissatou J. Diop, and Sarah Raifman

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Provider determinants of emergency contraceptive counseling and provision in Kenya and Ethiopia, Shana Judge, Amber Peterman, and Jill Keesbury

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

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Public opinion on abortion in eight Mexican states amid opposition to legalization, Jorge Valencia Rodriguez, Kate S. Wilson, Claudia Diaz, Sandra G. Garcia, and Maria Luisa Sanchez Fuentes

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Public opinion on abortion in Mexico City after the landmark reform, Kate S. Wilson, Sandra G. Garcia, Claudia Diaz, Aremis Villalobos-Hernandez, Jorge Valencia Rodriguez, Patricio Sanhueza Smith, and Courtney Burks

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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

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Sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents living with HIV in Kenya, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, Jane Harriet Namwebya, Ibrahim Mohammed, Margaret Gitau, and Margaret Makumi

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Shaping demand and practices to improve family health outcomes in northern India: A framework for behavior change communication, Population Council

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Social and behavioural research: Tool for intensifying fight against AIDS in India, Nita Mawar, Ramesh S. Paranjape, and M.E. Khan

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Social mobilization strategy, Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH)

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Social stigma and disclosure about induced abortion: Results from an exploratory study, Kristen M. Shellenberg, Ann M. Moore, Akinrinola Bankole, Fatima Juarez, Adekunbi Kehinde Omideyi, Nancy Palomino Ramirez, Zeba Sathar, Susheela Singh, and Amy Ong Tsui

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Sociodemographic factors associated with obstacles to abortion care: Findings from a survey of abortion patients in Mexico City, Davida Becker, Claudia Diaz, Clara Juarez, Sandra G. Garcia, Patricio Sanhueza Smith, and Cynthia C. Harper

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Strengthening the delivery of comprehensive reproductive health services at the community level in Kenya, Population Council

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Strengthening union level facility for providing normal delivery and newborn care services: Facility assessment report, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Amar Krishna Baidya, M. Mostafizur Rahman Khan, and Nargis Sultana

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Strengthening union level facility for providing normal delivery and newborn care services: Workshop report, Ubaidur Rob, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, and A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan

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Survey of domestic and work life experience and reproductive health of women workers of selected industrial compounds in Ha Noi, Nguyen Thi Van Anh and Nguyen Hong Phuong

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Ten years of the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project: What has happened?, Humphres Evelia, Monica Wanjiru, Francis Obare, and Harriet Birungi

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The prevention and management of HIV and sexual and gender-based violence: Responding to the needs of survivors and those-at-risk, Sarah Raifman, Ian Askew, Sajeda Amin, Jill Keesbury, Saiqa Mullick, Judith A. Diers, Meiwita P. Budiharsana, Chi-Chi Undie, Mary Zama, Mantshi Menziwa, Sherry Hutchinson, and Naomi Rutenberg

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The use of vouchers for reproductive health services in developing countries: Systematic review, Nicole M. Bellows, Benjamin Bellows, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Unpacking rights in indigenous African societies: Indigenous culture and the question of sexual and reproductive rights in Africa, Chi-Chi Undie and Chimaraoke O. Izugbara

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Using community health workers can lead to positive sexual behavior outcomes among people living with HIV, Population Council

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Using evidence to improve primary health care in Thai Nguyen Province, Population Council

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Using youth-friendly communication approaches to communicate HIV/AIDS with young people is feasible and acceptable, Population Council

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Women's experiences with legal abortion in Mexico City: A qualitative study, Marieke G. van Dijk, Luis Jorge Arellano Mendoza, Ana Gabriela Arangure Peraza, Aldo Alberto Toriz Prado, Abigail Krumholz, and Eileen Yam

Submissions from 2010

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Abortion and women's roles in society: Opinions from Tlaxcala, Mexico, Tia Palermo, Kate S. Wilson, Sandra G. Garcia, and Claudia Diaz

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Abortion experiences of unmarried young women in India: Evidence from a facility-based study in Bihar and Jharkhand, Shveta Kalyanwala, Francis A.J. Zavier, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, and Rajesh Kumar

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Assessing the feasibility of home administration of misoprostol in the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage in rural Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Abdul Wajid, and Sadaf Gull

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Assessing the potential acceptability of a new cadre of community midwives for pregnancy and delivery related care in rural Pakistan: Findings from a qualitative study, Abdul Wajid, Ali M. Mir, Zubaida Rashid, and Abida Aziz

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A step-by-step guide to strengthening sexual violence services in public health facilities: Lessons and tools from sexual violence services in Africa, Jill Keesbury and Jill Thompson

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A strategy for the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality, Population Council

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Brief report: Activities and achievements of the P4P Project—Introducing pay-for-performance (P4P) approach to increase utilization of maternal, newborn, and child health services in Bangladesh, Population Council

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Can private pharmacy providers offer comprehensive reproductive health services to users of emergency contraceptives? Evidence from Nairobi, Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Francis Obare Onyango, and Jill Keesbury

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Care of the newborn: Community perceptions and health seeking behavior, Charlotte E. Warren

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Care seeking for maternal health: Challenges remain for poor women, Charlotte E. Warren

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Commentary: Janani Suraksha Yojana and the maternal mortality rate, Anrudh K. Jain

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Community based reproductive health (RH) intervention resulted in increasing age at marriage: The case of Berhane Hewan Project, in East Gojam zone, Amhara region, Ethiopia, Tekle-Ab Mekbib and Mitike Molla

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Community mobilization for postabortion care in Kenya: Baseline evaluation report, Chi-Chi Undie and Saumya RamaRao

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Comprehensive responses to gender-based violence in low-resource settings: Lessons learned from implementation, Jill Keesbury and Ian Askew

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Deaths of women of reproductive age: In-depth analysis of data from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Do improvements in client-provider interaction increase contraceptive continuation? Unraveling the puzzle, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab and Saumya RamaRao