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 2009

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The effectiveness of a community-based education program on abandoning female genital mutilation/cutting in Senegal, Nafissatou J. Diop and Ian Askew

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The making of the Kenya sexual offenses act, 2006: Behind the scenes, Washington Onyango-Ouma, Njoki Ndung'u, Nancy Baraza, and Harriet Birungi

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The Refentse model for post-rape care: Strengthening sexual assault care and HIV post-exposure prophylaxis in a district hospital in rural South Africa, Julia C. Kim, Ian Askew, Lufuno Muvhango, Ntabozuko Dwane, Tanya Abramsky, Stephen Jan, Ennica Ntlemo, Jane Chege, and Charlotte Watts

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Translating medical evidence into practice: Working with communities and providers to promote active management of the third stage of labour, B. Subha Sri

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Youth reproductive health: Investing in the future, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

Submissions from 2008

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Accuracy of self-screening for contraindications to combined oral contraceptive use, Daniel Grossman, Leticia Fernandez, Kristine Hopkins, Jon Amastae, Sandra G. Garcia, and Joseph E. Potter

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Adapting focused antenatal care: Lessons from three African countries, Harriet Birungi

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Africa regional sexual and gender-based violence network consultation: Technical exchange and planning meeting, Population Council

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Analysis of the evolution of the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting in Burkina Faso, Nafissatou J. Diop, Zakari Congo, Aina Ouedraogo, Alphosine Sawadogo, Lydia Saloucou, and Ida Tamini

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A situation analysis of care and support for rape survivors at first point of contact in India and Bangladesh, M.E. Khan, Aruna Bhattacharya, Ismat Bhuiya, and Aditi Aeron

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Assessing Integration Methodology (AIM): A Handbook for Measuring and Assessing the Integration of Family Planning and Other Reproductive Health Services, M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes, Saumya RamaRao, Ricardo Estrada, Charlotte E. Warren, Saiqa Mullick, Ian Askew, Harriet Birungi, John Townsend, and Susana Medina

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Assessing routine health information system in selected PAIMAN districts by using lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) technique, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Assessing the need and opportunities for improved linkages between conditional cash transfers and reproductive health programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Ricardo Vernon and M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes

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Assessment of knowledge and attitudes of married women on maternal and newborn health (MNH) in selected union councils of project districts, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Assessment of progress of the Postabortion Care Initiative in Francophone Africa, Thierno Dieng, Mohamed Diadhiou, Nafissatou J. Diop, and Youmane Niang Faye

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Bolivia: A gender focus in service delivery improves quality of care, Population Council

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Burkina Faso: Political will, law enforcement, and educational campaigns appear to be reducing FGM/C, Population Council

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Community-based kangaroo mother care to prevent neonatal and infant mortality: A randomized, controlled cluster trial, Nancy L. Sloan, Salahuddin Ahmed, Satindra N. Mitra, Nuzhat Choudhury, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Ubaidur Rob, and Beverly Winikoff

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Comparing the effectiveness and costs of alternative strategies for improving access to information and services for the IUD in Ghana, Ivy Osei, Gertrude Voetagbe, Moses Aikins, John Gyapong, Philomena Nyarko, Harriet Birungi, Gloria Quansah Asare, Henrietta Odoi-Agyarko, and Olivia Aglah

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Creating the conditions for scale-up of the Men in Maternity intervention in India, Leila Caleb-Varkey, Anurag Mishra, and M.E. Khan

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Creating the conditions for scaling up the integration of reproductive health services for men in health and family welfare centers in Bangladesh, M.A. Mannan, Jafar Ahmad Hakim, Syeda Tazneen Waris, Ashraf Ali, AKM Nurul Hakim, Abdul Hannan, Sameena Chowdhury, Saria Tasnim, Saiful Islam, AQM Rezaul Karim, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Ubaidur Rob, and M.E. Khan

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Delinking female genital mutilation/cutting from Islam, Ibrahim Lethome Asmani and Maryam Sheikh Abdi

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Developing comprehensive and evidence-based policy and guidelines for antenatal and postnatal care in KwaZulu-Natal, Prudence Ditlopo, Mantshi Menziwa, Saiqa Mullick, Saumya RamaRao, Janet Dalton, Dolly Nyasulu, Mags Beksinska, and Busi Kunene

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Development of a quality assurance procedure for reproductive health services for district public health systems: Implementation and scale-up in the state of Gujarat, M.E. Khan, Anurag Mishra, Vivek Sharma, and Leila Caleb-Varkey

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Dissocier les mutilations génitales féminines de l'Islam, Ibrahim Lethome Asmani and Maryam Sheikh Abdi

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Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua: Promoting family planning during the postpartum period can increase contraceptive acceptance, Population Council

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Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua: Women living with HIV have unmet family planning needs, Population Council

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Empowering communities to make pregnancy safer: An intervention in rural Andhra Pradesh, Dipa Sinha

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Enhancing utilization of the findings from the youth reproductive health project in Senegal, Nafissatou J. Diop and Anta Fall Diagne

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Estimates of induced abortion in Mexico: What's changed between 1990 and 2006?, Fatima Juarez, Susheela Singh, Sandra G. Garcia, and Claudia Diaz

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Evaluation of the long-term impact of the TOSTAN programme on the abandonment of FGM/C and early marriage: Results from a qualitative study in Senegal, Nafissatou J. Diop, Amadou Moreau, and Helene Benga

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Exploring opportunities to project a 'responsible man' image: Gatekeepers views of young men's sexual and reproductive health needs in Uttaranchal, India, M.E. Khan, Anurag Mishra, and Sudhakar Morankar

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Exploring positive women's lives in Namakkal District, India, P. Kousalya and Deepika Ganju

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Exploring the links between drug use and sexual vulnerability among young female injecting drug users in Manipur, Archana Oinam

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Extending prevention of mother-to-child transmission through postpartum family planning in Lesotho, Charlotte E. Warren, Semakaleng Phafoli, Bosielo Majara, and Thato Tsukuluet

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Family planning and comprehensive abortion care handbook for medical students and house officers, Population Council

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Feasibility, acceptability, effect, and cost of integrating counseling and testing for HIV within family planning services in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Charlotte E. Warren, Saiqa Mullick, Ian Askew, Rick Homan, Ibrahim Mohammed, Robert Ayisi, Margaret Gitau, Josephine Kibaru, Mary W. Gathitu, Judith Maua, Helton Jilo, Juma Mwangi, John Njoroge, Anthony K. Wanyoro, Peter Mohammed Njuguna, and Andrew Mboche

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Feasibility, acceptability, effectiveness and cost of models of integrating HIV prevention and counseling and testing for HIV within family planning services in North West Province, South Africa, Saiqa Mullick, Mantshi Menziwa, Nzwakie Mosery, Doctor Khoza, and Edwin Maroga

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Financial capacity building for NGO sustainability, John H. Bratt, Rick Homan, Barbara Janowitz, and James R. Foreit

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From pilot to program: Scaling up the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project, Humphres Evelia, Japheth Nyambane, Harriet Birungi, Ian Askew, Rikka Trangsrud, Eva Muthuuri, Irene Chaami, Agnes Odawa, Lucy Musyoka, Susan Mutungi, Margaret Githuiya, and Joan Omuruli

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Guía operativa para programas de educación sexual y servicios de salud reproductiva para jóvenes, Ofelia Aguilar, Lorena Santos, Marisa Diaz Infante, Rocio Mejia, Ricardo Vernon, and Antonieta Martin

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Helping Egyptian women achieve optimal birth spacing intervals through fostering linkages between family planning and maternal/child health services, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Sarah Loza, and Amal Zaki

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Highlighting marital HIV risk and promoting premarital VCT in Nyanza Province, Kenya, Ben Ochieng and Annabel Erulkar

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Improving communication between parents and adolescents on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, Nafissatou J. Diop and Alioune Diagne

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Improving reproductive health and HIV prevention among married adolescents in Amhara, Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar and Tekle-Ab Mekbib

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Increasing the accessibility, acceptability and use of the IUD in Gujarat, India, M.E. Khan, Sitanshu Sekhar Kar, Vikas Kishor Desai, Pratibha Patel, B.P. Itare, and Sandhya Barge

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Increasing women's use of the IUD for family planning, Ricardo Vernon

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India: Quality assurance procedure monitors and improves quality of services, Population Council

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Institutionalization of quality assurance within district health management: Experiences from Maharashtra and Karnataka, M.E. Khan, Anurag Mishra, Vivek Sharma, Jaleel Ahmad, Jose Joseph, Venkatesh Srinivasan, K.M. Sathyanarayana, Viji Vargees, K.D. Maiti, and Rashmi Sharma

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Integrating tuberculosis case finding and treatment into focused antenatal care in Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren and Annie Mwangi

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Introducing Systematic Screening to Reduce Unmet Health Needs: A Manager's Manual, Ricardo Vernon, James R. Foreit, and Emma Ottolenghi

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Introduction of emergency contraceptive pills in the public health system of Pakistan: A south-to-south collaboration, M.E. Khan, Gul Rashida, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Ali M. Mir, and Ubaidur Rob

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Introduction of quality of care and a gender perspective in reproductive health service organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean, Patricia Riveros, Antonieta Martin, and Ricardo Vernon

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Kenya and Ethiopia: Community and religious leaders are effective advocates for HIV testing for young couples, Population Council

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Kenya: Integrating services for FP and HIV improves quality and HIV testing, Population Council

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Kenya: Islamic scholars find no religious justification for FGM/C, Population Council

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Kenya: Training can enhance providers' management of FGM/C and willingness to advocate against the practice, Population Council

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Knowledge and opinions of emergency contraceptive pills among female factory workers in Tijuana, Mexico, Sandra G. García, Davida Becker, Marcela Martínez de Castro, Francisco Paz, Claudia Díaz, and Dolores Acevedo-García

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L’introduction de l’identification systématique pour réduire les besoins non satisfaits en santé : Manuel du manager, Ricardo Vernon, James R. Foreit, and Emma Ottolenghi

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Lutte contre la pratique de l'excision au Mali: De l'approche santé à l'approche basée sur les droits de l'enfant-Rapport d'Evaluation du Programme du Centre Djoliba, Anta Fall Diagne

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Malaria in pregnancy pilot projects nationally adopted in Kenya and Malawi, Population Council

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Managing and preventing female genital cutting (FGM/C) among the Somali community in Kenya, Maryam Sheikh Abdi, Jaldesa Guyo, and Ian Askew

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Manual for Building Capacity of Trainers and Program Managers in Emergency Contraception, Sharif M.I. Hossain, M.E. Khan, Mary Philip Sebastian, and Sohini Roychowdhury

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Meeting the family planning needs of postpartum women, Ricardo Vernon

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Multisectoral youth RH interventions: The scale-up process in Kenya and Senegal, Stephanie Joyce, Ian Askew, Anta Fall Diagne, Nafissatou J. Diop, and Humphres Evelia

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Obstetric fistula: Can community midwives make a difference? Findings from four districts in Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren and Annie Mwangi

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Operations Research for Managers of Reproductive Health Programs, James R. Foreit and M.E. Khan

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Profile of abortion seekers in Ghana and their decision-making processes, Philomena Nyarko, Cletus Adohinzin, Saumya RamaRao, Placide Tapsoba, and Ayorinde Ajayi

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Promoting healthy timing and spacing of births in India through a community-based approach, M.E. Khan, Mary Philip Sebastian, Usha Sharma, Rukma Idnani, Kaushal Kumari, Bharati Maheshwari, and Shahid Ashraf

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Prostate-specific antigen in vaginal fluid after exposure to known amounts of semen and after condom use: Comparison of self-collected and nurse-collected samples, Luis Bahamondes, Juan Diaz, Nadia Maria Marchi, Sara Castro, Marina Villarroel, and Maurizio Macaluso

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Regional workshop to use the findings from operations research to increase the access, quality and integration of contraceptive services in Latin America and the Caribbean, M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes and Antonieta Martin

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Senegal: Education and public declarations contribute to Tostan's success, Population Council

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Sexual and gender based violence in Africa: Key issues for programming, Population Council

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Sexual and gender based violence in Africa: Literature review, Population Council

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Sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents perinatally infected with HIV in Uganda, Harriet Birungi, John Frank Mugisha, Juliana K. Nyombi, Francis Obare, Humphres Evelia, and Hannington Nyinkavu

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Sharing experiences with comprehensive responses to adolescent reproductive health needs in Africa, Nafissatou J. Diop and Anta Fall Diagne

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Simplifying medical abortion: Home administration of misoprostol, Shuchita Mundle, Shveta Kalyanwala, Batya Elul, and Ughade Suresh

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Situation analysis of the integration of family planning services in postpartum, postabortion and prevention of mother to child transmission programs in Haiti, M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes, Ricardo Vernon, Michaelle Boulos, and Louis-Marie Boulos

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Situation analysis of the integration of family planning services in postpartum, postabortion and prevention of mother to child transmission programs in Nicaragua, Freddy Solis, Ana del Carmen Rojas, Gadea Adilia, M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes, and Ricardo Vernon

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Situation analysis of the integration of family planning services in postpartum, postabortion and prevention of mother to child transmission programs in the Dominican Republic, Gisela Quiterio, Maritza Molina, Marija Miric, Ricardo Vernon, and M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes

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South Africa: Integrated approach improves quality of post-rape care, Population Council

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South Africa: Integrating services for FP and HIV improves quality and HIV testing, Population Council

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Strengthening emergency contraception in Nepal, Mahendra Pd. Shrestha, Sharif M.I. Hossain, and M.E. Khan

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Strengthening health and family planning services in low performing and hard-to-reach areas of Bangladesh: Workshop report, Ubaidur Rob and Md. Noorunnabi Talukder

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Strengthening postnatal care services including postpartum family planning in Kenya, Annie Mwangi, Charlotte E. Warren, Nancy Koskei, and Holly Blanchard

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Strengthening the financial sustainability of two Population Services and Training Center (PSTC) clinics (Bangladesh), Population Services and Training Center (PSTC) and Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Study of sexually transmitted infections among urban men in Pakistan: Identifying the bridging population, Ali M. Mir, Laura Reichenbach, Abdul Wajid, and Mumraiz Khan

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Taking critical services to the home: Scaling-up home-based maternal and postnatal care, including family planning, through community midwifery in Kenya, Annie Mwangi and Charlotte E. Warren

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Taller regional de utilización de resultados de investigación operativa para incrementar el acceso, la calidad e integración de los servicios anticonceptivos en América Latina y el Caribe, M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes and Antonieta Martin

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Technical assistance for implementing best practices in the Asia and Near East region, M.E. Khan, Sohini Roychowdhury, Mary Philip Sebastian, Sitanshu Sekhar Kar, Anurag Mishra, Vivek Sharma, G. Narayana, Bhawana Sharma, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, and Ahmed Afifi

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Technical assistance to the interagency coordination group seeking to reduce female genital mutilation/cutting, Nafissatou J. Diop

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The potential for sustainability of malaria in pregnancy initiatives in East and Southern Africa: Kenya and Malawi, Washington Onyango-Ouma, Sam Agatre Okuonzi, Doreen Ali, Harriet Birungi, and Annie Mwangi

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Using operations research to enhance delivery of postpartum/postabortion family planning services in the Arab region, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Using systematic screening to integrate health services in India and Senegal: Pilot study versus scale-up results, James R. Foreit

Submissions from 2007

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Abuse during pregnancy in Mexico City, Claudia Diaz, Francisco Paz, Katrina Abuabara, H.B. Martinez Ayala, K. Kolstad, and T. Palermo

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Achieving synergies in prevention through linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV services, Ian Askew

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A comparison of two methods of partner notification for sexually transmitted infections in South Africa: Patient-delivered partner medication and patient-based partner referral, T.A. Young, Alana de Kock, Heidi E. Jones, Lydia Altini, Taja M. Ferguson, and Janneke van de Wijgert

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Addressing the needs of seasonal migrants in Nashik, Maharashtra, Anjali B. Borhade

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Agreement between self- and clinician-collected specimen results for detection and typing of high-risk human papillomavirus in specimens from women in Gugulethu, South Africa, Heidi E. Jones, Bruce R. Allan, Janneke van de Wijgert, Lydia Altini, Sylvia M. Taylor, Alana de Kock, Nicol Coetzee, and Anna Lise Williamson

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A question of ethics: Research and practice in reproductive health, Saumya RamaRao, Barbara Friedland, and John Townsend