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 2010

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Effect of dai training on maternal and neonatal care: An operations research study, Peter C. Miller, Gul Rashida, Abdul Wajid, Zeba Tasneem, Lubna Mahmood, and Minhaj ul Haque

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Emergency contraception: Idea to program, Saumya RamaRao, John Townsend, and Sarah Raifman

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Encouraging abandonment of FGM/C among the Somali community in Wajir, Kenya, Population Council

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Executive summary: A step-by-step guide to strengthening sexual violence services in public health facilities, Jill Keesbury and Jill Thompson

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Experience seeking abortion among unmarried young women in Bihar and Jharkhand, India: Delays and disadvantages, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Shveta Kalyanwala, A.J. Francis Zavier, Rajesh Kumar, and Nita Jha

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Facility assessment report: Introducing pay-for-performance (P4P) approach to increase utilization of maternal, newborn, and child health services in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Laila Rahman, Ismat Ara Hena, Farhana Akter, Mohammad Ataur Rahman, Md. Julkarnayeen, Md. Akteruzzaman, Md. Sohel Rana, and Ripa Ali

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Future demands for services from public health facilities in Uttar Pradesh, Population Council

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Future of family planning program in Bangladesh: Issues and challenges, Ubaidur Rob, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, and A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan

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Greenstar Social Marketing private-sector activities in PAIMAN project: Process evaluation of Greenstar Social Marketing initiatives to improve and expand maternal and newborn health services and coverage, Munir Afridi

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Guidelines for pilot study on introducing pay-for-performance (P4P) approach to increase utilization of maternal, newborn and child health services in Bangladesh, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Population Council, and UNICEF

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Health Research for Development Initiative in Vietnam (HRDI): Impact evaluation results, Katherine Williams, Meiwita P. Budiharsana, and Nguyen Thi Phuong Lan

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HIV/STI risk among male Mexican immigrants in Dallas, Texas: Findings from a pilot study, Kate S. Wilson, Elizabeth Eggleston, Claudia Diaz, and Sandra G. Garcia

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Improving maternal and neonatal health: Measuring the impact of the PAIMAN project in ten districts in Pakistan—A Summary: Comparing baseline and endline survey findings (2005-2010), Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Improving maternal and neonatal health: Measuring the impact of the PAIMAN project in ten districts in Pakistan—Comparing baseline and end-line household survey findings (2005-2010), Arshad Mahmood

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Improving quality of health care for gender-based violence victims at health facilities in Viet Nam, Mai Quoc Tung, Meiwita P. Budiharsana, Nguyen Thi Phuong Lan, and Jane H. Patten

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Improving the health care response to gender-based violence: Project evaluation report, Meiwita P. Budiharsana and Mai Quoc Tung

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Increasing appropriate complementary feeding in rural Uttar Pradesh: Implications for behavior change communication, Population Council

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Increasing complete immunization in rural Uttar Pradesh: Implications for behavior change communication, Population Council

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Increasing early and exclusive breastfeeding in rural Uttar Pradesh: Implications for behavior change communication, Population Council

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Increasing institutional delivery and access to emergency obstetric care services in rural Uttar Pradesh: Implications for behavior change communication, Population Council

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Increasing postpartum contraception in rural Uttar Pradesh: Implications for behavior change communication, Population Council

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Increasing the practice of thermal care to prevent newborn hypothermia: Implications for behavior change communication in rural Uttar Pradesh, Population Council

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Initial assessment of community midwives in rural Pakistan, Abdul Wajid, Zubaida Rashid, and Ali M. Mir

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Intégration des Services au Sénégal, Population Council

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Integration of services in Senegal, Population Council

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Introducing and pilot-testing the national guidelines on integrating the management of STIs/RTIs into reproductive health settings in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Saiqa Mullick, Ian Askew, Nathalie Broutet, Bartilol Kigen, Cosmas Mutunga, Daniel Sande, Nimrod Garama, Benjamin Tsofa, Christine Awuor, and Ibrahim Mohammed

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Life-skills education leads to improved effect on adolescents' sexual behavior, Population Council

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Mainstreaming emergency contraception pills in Kenya, Jill Keesbury, Monica Wanjiru, and Katherine Maina

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Manual on financial mechanism for the health facilities: Introducing pay-for-performance approach to increase utilization of maternal, newborn, and child health services in Bangladesh, Laila Rahman, Dipak Kumar Shil, Md. Mamun-or Rashid, Ismat Ara Hena, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Farhana Akter, Anup Kumar Dey, Ripa Ali, Joynal Abedin, Mursheda Rahman, Md. Ataur Rahman, Md. Julkarnayeen, Arifur Rahman, and Md. Abdur Rab Sardar

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Maternal and neonatal health services in Sudan: Results of a situation analysis, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab and Maha El-Rabbat

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Media perspectives on partnerships to address family health in northern India: Implications for behavior change communication, Population Council

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Planning and implementing an essential package of sexual and reproductive health services: Guidance for integrating family planning and STI/RTI with other reproductive health and primary health services, Katherine Williams, Charlotte E. Warren, and Ian Askew

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Private sector's role in health service provision in Senegal, Population Council

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Proceedings and presentations from the Free State Child Abuse Indaba, Population Council

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Process evaluation of community mobilization activities, Zakir Hussain Shah

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Program strategies for reducing inequities in reproductive health services, John Townsend

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Promoting healthy spacing between pregnancies in India: Need for differential education campaigns, Mary Philip Sebastian, M.E. Khan, and Sohini Roychowdhury

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Public expenditure on health care in Orissa: Focus on reproductive and child health services, Sarit Kumar Rout

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Reach of media and interpersonal communication in rural Uttar Pradesh: Implications for behavior change communication, Population Council

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Referral mechanism improves uptake of ART services for HIV+ FP clients, Population Council

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Rôle du secteur privé dans l'offre de services de santé au Sénégal, Population Council

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Role of advertising agencies in behavior change communication, Population Council

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Role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in behavior change communication in northern India, Population Council

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Role of the corporate sector in promoting family health in Uttar Pradesh: Implications for behavior change communication, Population Council

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Safeguarding maternal and newborn health: Improving the quality of postnatal care in Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, Annie Mwangi, Erick Oweya, Rosemary Kamunya, and Nancy Koskei

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The effect of maternal child marriage on morbidity and mortality of children under 5 in India: Cross sectional study of a nationally representative sample, Anita Raj, Niranjan Saggurti, Michael Winter, Alan Labonte, Michele R. Decker, Donta Balaiah, and Jay G. Silverman

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The limited effect of knowing they are HIV-positive on the sexual and reproductive experiences and intentions of infected adolescents in Uganda, Francis Obare Onyango and Harriet Birungi

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The pregnancy cycle approach to safe motherhood, Saumya RamaRao and Sarah Raifman

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The provision of emergency contraceptives in private sector pharmacies in urban Kenya: Experiences of mystery clients, Francis Obare Onyango, Jill Keesbury, and Wilson Liambila

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The role of abortion in the last stage of fertility decline in Vietnam, Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan and Sajeda Amin

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The role of traditional leaders in preventing and addressing sexual and gender-based violence: Findings from KwaZulu-Natal, Northwest and Limpopo provinces in South Africa, Mantshi Teffo-Menziwa, Saiqa Mullick, and Prince Cedza Dlamini

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Training institutions for community midwives in Pakistan: An initial assessment, Zakir Hussain Shah, Momina Salim, and Mumraiz Khan

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Training service providers increases TB screening in postnatal care, Population Council

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Transition into first sex among adolescents in slum and non-slum communities in Nairobi, Kenya, Caroline W. Kabiru, Donatien Beguy, Chi-Chi Undie, Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu, and Alex C. Ezeh

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Treatment seeking, vaginal discharge and psychosocial distress among women in urban Mumbai, Kristin M. Kostick, Stephen L. Schensul, Kalpita Jadhav, Rajendra Singh, Amruta Bavadekar, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Une bonne surveillance de la grossesse pour préparer l'accouchement, Population Council

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Une stratégie pour la réduction de la mortalité maternelle et néonatale, Population Council

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Urban family planning program of Bangladesh: Issues and challenges, Ubaidur Rob, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, and A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan

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Using vouchers to increase access to maternal healthcare in Bangladesh, Ubaidur Rob, Md. Moshiur Rahman, and Benjamin Bellows

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Workshop report: Introducing pay-for-performance (P4P) approach and increase utilization of maternal, newborn, and child health services in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Ismat Ara Hena, Farhana Akter, Mohammad Ataur Rahman, and Md. Julkarnayeen

Submissions from 2009

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Acceptability and promotion strategies for LNG-IUS in Ghana: A public health assessment, Philomena Nyarko, Cletus Adohinzin, Placide Tapsoba, Selina F. Esantsi, John Townsend, Nicholas Kanlisi, Ekua Ed-Nighpense, and Gloria Quansah Asare

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An assessment of sexual and gender based violence in Wajir district, North Eastern Kenya, Gladys K. Mwangi and Jaldesa Guyo

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A religious oriented approach to addressing female genital mutilation/cutting among the Somali community of Wajir, Kenya, Maryam Sheikh Abdi and Ian Askew

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A response to critics of family planning programs, John Bongaarts and Steven W. Sinding

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BEING (Becoming Empowered in Nursing Growth): Training guide for nursing students on sexuality and gender, Maryann Washington

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Capacity building: Creating a culture of evidence-based decisionmaking, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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ECP Handbook: Introducing and Mainstreaming the Provision of Emergency Contraceptive Pills in Developing Countries, Sharif M.I. Hossain, M.E. Khan, Ricardo Vernon, Jill Keesbury, Ian Askew, John Townsend, and Victoria Rumbold

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Enquête sur la contraception d'urgence (CU) au niveau des pharmacies, Nafissatou J. Diop, Babacar Mane, Ousseynou Faye, Cheikh Ibrahima Niang, Thiaba Thiaw, Aissatou Sano Coly, Fatou Mbow, and Youmane Niang Faye

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Exploring the lives of youth in the BPO sector: Findings from a study in Gurgaon, Monisha Vaid

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Feasibility and effectiveness of integrating provider-initiated testing and counselling within family planning services in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Ian Askew, Juma Mwangi, Robert Ayisi, Josephine Kibaru, and Saiqa Mullick

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Female genital mutilation/cutting: Change is possible, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Financial sustainability of reproductive health services—Understanding costs: An essential skill in reproductive health programs, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Gender and reproductive health services: Putting gender perspective into practice, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Guide pour les pilules de contraception d'urgence : Introduire et développer l'offre des pilules de contraception d'urgence dans les pays en voie de développement, Sharif M.I. Hossain, M.E. Khan, Ricardo Vernon, Jill Keesbury, Ian Askew, John Townsend, and Victoria Rumbold

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Implementation of maternal health financial scheme in rural Bangladesh, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Ubaidur Rob, and Tasnima Kibria

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Improving the health care response to gender-based violence: Phase II, Meiwita P. Budiharsana and Mai Quoc Tung

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Improving the quality of family planning and reproductive tract infection services for urban slum populations: Demand-based reproductive health commodity project, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, and Md. Mafizur Rahman

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Integration of services: Making integrated services a reality, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Introduction and scaling-up of emergency contraception: Lessons learned from three regions, Araceli Fernández-Cerden, Ricardo Vernon, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Jill Keesbury, and M.E. Khan

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Kenya's fertility transition: Trends, determinants and implications for policy and programmes, Ian Askew, Alex C. Ezeh, John Bongaarts, and John Townsend

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KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health policy and guidelines for integrated ante and postnatal care at district hospital community health centre and clinic level, Population Council

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Mainstreaming EC in Africa: The EC facilitative re-granting program—Final narrative report, Jill Keesbury, Wilson Liambila, Youmane Niang Faye, and Victoria Rumbold

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Mainstreaming emergency contraception in Kenya: Final project report, Jill Keesbury, Wilson Liambila, Francis Obare, and Paul Kuria

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Manual for designing community based interventions for preventing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) using misoprostol: Standardized pilot-test training manual, Saumya RamaRao, Tekle-Ab Mekbib, and Sarah Raifman

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Maximizing utilization of research, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Medical response to male same-sex sexuality in western India: An exploration of 'conversion treatments' for homosexuality, Ketki Ranade

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Multi-sectoral approaches to preventing sexual assault and domestic violence: A collective force to stop the violence, Population Council

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Nurse auxiliaries as providers of intrauterine devices for contraception in Guatemala and Honduras, Ricardo Vernon

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Operational research for the introduction of an adolescent health package in the context of cervical cancer prevention, Marieke G. van Dijk, Katherine Wilson, Claudia Diaz, and Sandra G. Garcia

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Premarital sexual behaviour among unmarried college students of Gujarat, India, Rachna Sujay

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Recent research on sexuality in East Africa, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, and Peter Aggleton

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Reference Guides for Health Care Organizations Seeking Accreditation for High-quality, Gender-sensitive Reproductive Health Services, Patricia Riveros, Erica Palenque, Ricardo Vernon, Ignacio Carreno, and John H. Bratt

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Reference Guides for Health Care Organizations Seeking Accreditation for High-quality, Gender-sensitive Reproductive Health Services—Appendixes, Patricia Riveros, Erica Palenque, Ricardo Vernon, Ignacio Carreno, and John H. Bratt

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Revitalizing family planning: Lessons learned on strengthening contraceptive provision, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Sexual violence: Setting the research agenda for Kenya, Catherine Maternowska, Jill Keesbury, and Nduku Kilonzo

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Special needs of in-school HIV positive young people in Uganda, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Anne Katahoire, Hannington Nkayivu, and Aggrey David Kibenge

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Standards required in maintaining the chain of evidence in the context of post rape care services: Findings of a study conducted in Kenya, Carol Ajema, Emily Rogena, Hadley Muchela, Buluma Bwire, and Nduku Kilonzo

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STI prevalence and associated factors among urban men in Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Abdul Wajid, Laura Reichenbach, and Mumraiz Khan

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The co-occurrence of intimate partner violence and syphilis among pregnant women in Bolivia, Claudia Díaz-Olavarrieta, Kate S. Wilson, Sandra G. García, Rita Revollo, Kara Richmond, Francisco Paz, and Lorena Chavez

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The Copperbelt model of integrated care for survivors of rape and defilement: Testing the feasibility of police provision of emergency contraceptive pills, Jill Keesbury, Mary Zama, and Sudha Shreeniwas