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 2007

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Exploring the choices of contraception and abortion among married couples in Tret, rural Punjab, Pakistan, Muhammad Shafique Arif and Iram Kamran

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From pilots to regional programs: Expanding contraceptive choice and improving quality of care in Zambia's Copperbelt, Jill Keesbury

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Grandir en harmonie: Curriculum d'animation des pairs-éducateurs et des aides-ados ou jeunes écoutant, Population Council

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Grandir en harmonie: Document de références, Population Council

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Grandir en harmonie: Guide de l'utilisateur, Population Council

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Grandir en harmonie: Les questions/réponses les plus fréquentes posées par les adolescent(e)s, Population Council

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Guatemala: On-site training and outreach increases demand for and provision of vasectomy, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Guías de referencia: Para instituciones y establecimientos de salud que buscan acreditar la calidad y enfoque de género de sus servicios, Patricia Riveros Hamel, Erica Palenque, Ricardo Vernon, and Ignacio Carreno

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HIV/AIDS programming and sexuality of young people perinatally infected with HIV, Harriet Birungi

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How much will it cost to scale up a reproductive health pilot project?, Barbara Janowitz, John H. Bratt, Rick Homan, and James R. Foreit

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Increasing dual protection among rickshaw pullers in Bangladesh, Ismat Bhuiya, Mizanur Rahman, Ubaidur Rob, M.E. Khan, and K.M. Zahiduzzaman

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Increasing use of the IUD through community and clinic based education activities in rural Honduras, Ivo Flores Flores, Elida Rosa Aguilar Fonseca, Rosa Merlen Flores, Ricardo Vernon, Jorge Solorzano, Suyapa Pavon, Marco Tulio Falck, and Alba Lidia Sanchez

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Informed consent in sterilisation services: Evidence from public and private health care institutions in Chennai, Raja Lakshmi

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Kenya: Begin community dialogue on FGM/C by discussing cultural justification, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Kenya: Mobilize health care providers to advocate against FGM/C, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Kenya: Multisectoral engagement increases support for adolescent reproductive health, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Knowledge, practice, and coverage (KPC) survey: Baseline report, Bagh District, Munir Afridi, Saman Naz, and Nayyer Munir

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Knowledge, practice, and coverage (KPC) survey: Baseline report, Mansehra District, Munir Afridi, Saman Naz, and Nayyer Munir

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

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Mainstreaming and scaling up the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project, Ian Askew and Humphres Evelia

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Mainstreaming emergency contraception in Ethiopia's public sector: Final project report, Jill Keesbury, Hailegiorgis Aytenfisu, and Spike Bradford

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Management of complications, pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period in the presence of FGM/C, Kenya Ministry of Health

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Provider perspectives on informed consent in female sterilisation services: Findings from a facility-based study in Chennai, Raja Lakshmi

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Provision of emergency contraceptive services through paraprofessionals in India, Shiv Kumar, Chander Shekhar, N.K. Gupta, Malabika Roy, M.E. Khan, Mary Philip Sebastian, Rukma Idnani, Ardash Bhargava, and Vinita Salvi

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Senegal: Mainstreaming adolescent health: Building on local support systems, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Situation analysis of the sexual and reproductive health and HIV risks and prevention needs of older orphaned and vulnerable children in Nyanza Province, Kenya, Milka Juma, Ian Askew, and Alan Ferguson

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South Africa: Improve facility management to increase nurse retention, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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South Africa: Youth centers: A costly way to provide reproductive health services, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Strengthening financial sustainability through integration of voluntary counseling and testing services with other reproductive health services, Rumeli Das, Kaushik Biswas, Pradeep Panda, M.E. Khan, and Rick Homan

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Study of the effectiveness of training Malian social and health agents in female genital cutting issues and in educating their clients, Nafissatou J. Diop, Fatoumata Traore, Habibatou Diallo, Ousmane Traore, Aissa Haidara Toure, Youssouf Diallo, Madina Sangare, Fatoumata Tandia, and Keita Attaher Toure

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Technical assistance to the Institute of Reproductive Health, Georgetown University in researching introduction strategies for the Standard Days contraceptive method (SDM), Saumya RamaRao and James R. Foreit

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Testing the effectiveness of the Men as Partners Program (MAP) in Soweto, South Africa, Prudence Ditlopo, Saiqa Mullick, Ian Askew, Ricardo Vernon, Edwin Maroga, Sgidi Sibeko, Mokgethi Tshabalala, Rabbuh Raletsemo, Dean Peacock, and Andrew Levack

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The resolution of unintended pregnancy among female students at the University of Ghana, Legon, Angela El-Adas

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Tuko Pamoja: A guide for peer educators, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)

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Young people's sexual and reproductive health in India: Policies, programmes and realities, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

Submissions from 2006

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Acceptability and feasibility of introducing the WHO focused antenatal care package in Ghana, Harriet Birungi, Philomena Nyarko, Margaret Armar-Klemesu, Daniel Arhinful, Sylvia Deganus, Henrietta Odoi-Agyarko, and Gladys Brew

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Acceptability and sustainability of the WHO focused antenatal care package in Kenya, Harriet Birungi and Washington Onyango-Ouma

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Analyse de l'evolution de la pratique de l'excision au Burkina Faso: L'environment institutionel, politique et programmatique de la lutte contre la pratique de l'excision, Nafissatou J. Diop, Zakari Congo, Aina Ouedraogo, Alphosine Sawadogo, Lydia Saloucou, and Ida Tamini

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Assessment of district health supervisory system, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline household survey: Buner district, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline household survey: Dadu district, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline household survey: Dera Ghazi Khan district, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline household survey: Jaffarabad district, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline household survey: Jhelum district, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline household survey: Khanewal district, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline household survey: Lasbela district, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline household survey: Rawalpindi district, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline household survey: Sukkur district, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline household survey: Upper Dir district, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline survey: Summary report of district Buner, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline survey: Summary report of district Dadu, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline survey: Summary report of district DG Khan, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline survey: Summary report of district Jaffarabad, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline survey: Summary report of district Jhelum, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline survey: Summary report of district Khanewal, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline survey: Summary report of district Lasbela, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline survey: Summary report of district Rawalpindi, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline survey: Summary report of district Sukkur, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Baseline survey: Summary report of district Upper Dir, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Building a better future for youth: Learning from experience and evidence, World Health Organization, Population Council, and Family Health International

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Building capacity to utilize operations research: Strategies and lessons learned, James R. Foreit

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Cómo identificar y satisfacer la necesidad de servicios adicionales: Manual para gerentes, Ricardo Vernon, James R. Foreit, and Emma Ottolenghi

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Correlates of inter-birth intervals: Implications of optimal birth spacing strategies in Mozambique, Saumya RamaRao, John Townsend, and Ian Askew

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Cost analysis of reproductive health services in PCEA Chogoria Hospital, Kenya, Nzoya Munguti, Moses Mokua, Rick Homan, and Harriet Birungi

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Cost of training programs and willingness to pay for training: An application of break-even analysis in Uganda, Nicholas Mugumya, Juliana K. Nyombi, Michael Matsiko, Rick Homan, Harriet Birungi, and Nzoya Munguti

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Costs of reproductive health services provided by four Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) hospitals, James Boateng, Henry Surnye, Alex Mensah, Bismark Boateng, Philomena Nyarko, Nzoya Munguti, and John H. Bratt

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Developing regional capacity in operations research and economic evaluation in South Asia, M.E. Khan, Sohini Roychowdhury, James R. Foreit, Sharif M.I. Hossain, and Geetha Vaithyanathan

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Egypt: Are Egyptian couples willing to stop at two children? Results of the Slow Fertility Transition Survey [Arabic], Population Council

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Female genital mutilation in Kenya: Evidence links health workers to FGM, Population Council and GTZ

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Make better use of provider time in public health clinics, Barbara Janowitz

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Operations research to improve financial sustainability in three Bolivian NGOs, Martha Merida, Javier Arce, Douglas Moscoso, Carlo Ramirez, Patricia Riveros, and John H. Bratt

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Priority setting for reproductive health at the district level in the context of health sector reforms in Ghana, Harriet Birungi, Philomena Nyarko, Ian Askew, Ayorinde Ajayi, Gifty Addico, Edward Addai, and Caroline Jehu-Appiah

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Reproductive health update trainings for health workers in North Eastern Province, Garissa, Kenya Ministry of Health and Population Council

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Safe Motherhood Applied Research and Training (SMART) Report 1: Project overview, Gul Rashida and Peter C. Miller

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Safe Motherhood Applied Research and Training (SMART) Report 2: The interventions, Abdul Wajid, Zakir Hussain Shah, Ashfa Hashmi, Zeba Tasneem, and Lubna Shireen

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Safe Motherhood Applied Research and Training (SMART) Report 3: Changes in knowledge and behavior of women and families, Muhammad Shafique Arif, Peter C. Miller, Nayyer Munir, and Irfan Masood

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Safe Motherhood Applied Research and Training (SMART) Report 4: Knowledge and behaviour of service providers, Zakir Hussain Shah and Saima Pervaiz

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Scaling up a reproductive health curriculum in youth training courses, Laila Rahman, M. Mazharul Islam, Ubaidur Rob, Ismat Bhuiya, and M.E. Khan

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Sexual harassment in the workplace: Experiences of women in the health sector, Paramita Chaudhuri

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Strategies for encouraging the abandonment of female genital cutting in West Africa: Experiences from Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Mali, Nafissatou J. Diop and Ian Askew

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Systematic screening: A strategy for determining and meeting clients' reproductive health needs, James R. Foreit

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Technical assistance to organizations in Guinea seeking to reduce female genital cutting, Nafissatou J. Diop

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Tuko Pamoja: Adolescent reproductive health and life skills curriculum, PATH and Population Council

Submissions from 2005

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A client-centered approach to reproductive health: A trainer's manual, Population Council

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An assessment of trends in the use of the IUD in Ghana: National results dissemination and utilization, Ivy Osei, John Gyapong, Monica Wanjiru, and Ian Askew

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Bolivia and Mexico: System-wide planning is needed for decentralized postabortion care, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Burkina Faso: Community education program scaled-up in Burkina Faso, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Cómo pueden las y los jóvenes comunicarse en temas de sexualidad planificación familiar, Population Council

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Cross-cultural adaptation of reproductive health services in Bolivia, Fernando Gonzales Salguero, Antonieta Martin, Rosario Perez Mendoza, and Ricardo Vernon

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Dominican Republic and Mexico: Promote condom use by emphasizing personal benefits, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Emergency Contraceptive Pills: South East Asia Regional Training Manual, Sharif M.I. Hossain, M.E. Khan, Md. Moshiur Rahman, and Mary Philip Sebastian

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Enquêtes d'acceptation de paiment destinées à déterminer les prix des produits et services dans le domaine de la santé de la reproduction : manuel de l'utilisateur, Karen G. Fleischman Foreit and James R. Foreit

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Expanding access to vasectomy services in the Ministry of Health of Guatemala, Blanca De Rodriguez, Ricardo Vernon, and Jorge Solorzano

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Feasibility of introducing a comprehensive package of antenatal care services in rural public clinics in South Africa, Jane Chege, Ian Askew, Nzwakie Mosery, Mbali Ndube-Nxumalo, Busi Kunene, Mags Beksinska, Janet Dalton, Ester Snyman, Wilem Sturm, and Preshny Moodley

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Female genital cutting among the Somali of Kenya and management of its complications, Jaldesa Guyo, Ian Askew, Carolyne Njue, and Monica Wanjiru

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Improving access to long-term contraceptives in rural Guatemala through the Ministry of Health, Edwin Montufar, Carlos Morales, Ricardo Vernon, Carlos Brambila, and Jorge Solorzano

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Improving the Ghanaian Safe Motherhood Programme, Ivy Osei, Bertha Garshong, Gertrude Banahene, John Gyapong, Placide Tapsoba, Ian Askew, Clement Ahiadeke, Richard Killian, Edward Bonku, Perle Combary, and William Sampson

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India: Enhancing girls' life skills requires long-term commitment, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Introducing magnesium sulphate for the management of pregnancy induced hypertension, The Safe Motherhood Demonstration Project

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La salud reproductiva de los y las jóvenes de áreas rurales, Population Council