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 2006

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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

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Los y las jóvenes y su derecho a la planificación familiar, Population Council

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Nepal: Support communication to enhance young mothers' reproductive health, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Nursing staff dynamics and implications for maternal health provision in public health facilities in the context of HIV/AIDS, Loveday Penn-Kekana, Duane Blaauw, Khin San Tint, Desiree Monareng, and Jane Chege

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Operations research to improve postabortion (PAC) services in three public hospitals, Bolivia, Fernando Gonzales Salguero and Mariel Loayza

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Postabortion family planning benefits clients and providers, James R. Foreit

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Relatoría: II reunión de investigación sobre embarazo no deseado y aborto inseguro—Desafíos de salud pública en América Latina y el Caribe, Population Council

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Repositioning post partum care in Kenya, The Safe Motherhood Demonstration Project

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Senegal: Community education program increases dialogue on FGC, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Sexually Transmitted and Other Reproductive Tract Infections: A Guide to Essential Practice, World Health Organization

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Systematic screening as a strategy to increase services integration and revenues in Honduras, Ricardo Vernon, James R. Foreit, Fiorella Mancini, Suyapa Pavon, and Jheisy Torres

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Systematic screening to integrate reproductive health services in India, N.P. Das, Urvi Shah, Varsha Chitania, Pratibha Patel, M.E. Khan, Anurag Mishra, and James R. Foreit

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Taking maternal services to pregnant women: The community midwifery model, The Safe Motherhood Demonstration Project

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Technical assistance and training for PROCOSI operations research program, Bolivia, Fernando Gonzales Salguero and Ricardo Vernon

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The SMNH implementation framework for districts, The Safe Motherhood Demonstration Project

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Transferring Ghana's system of evidence-based health program development: Program for an initial exchange with Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Tuko Pamoja: A guide for talking with young people about their reproductive health, KARHP, PATH, and Population Council

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Use of systematic screening to increase the provision of reproductive health services in Bolivia, James R. Foreit, Ricardo Vernon, and Patricia Riveros Hamel

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Using systematic screening to increase integration of reproductive health services delivery in Senegal, Diouratie Sanogo, Ricardo Vernon, James R. Foreit, Awa M. Coll-Seck, Colonel Adama Adoye, Laty G. Ndoye, Cheikh Bamba Diop, Balla Mbacke Mboup, and Omar Sarr

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Willingness-to-pay for services provided by the Clinical Services Improvement Project (CSI) in Egypt, John H. Bratt, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Magdi A. Ibrahim, and Mohammed Edress

Submissions from 2004

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A multi-sectoral approach to providing reproductive health information and services to young people in Western Kenya: The Kenya adolescent reproductive health project, Ian Askew, Jane Chege, Carolyne Njue, and Samson Radeny

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Community involvement in reproductive health: Findings from research in Karnataka, India, Foundation for Research in Health Systems

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Culturally appropriate information, education and communication strategies for improving adolescent reproductive health in Cusco, Peru, Marco Florez-Arestegui Cornejo and Rosalinda Barreto Silva

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Determining an effective and replicable communication-based mechanisms for improving young couples' access to and use of reproductive health information and services in Nepal—An operations research study, Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA)

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Developing a supervision instrument for postabortion care in Guatemala, Bolivia and Mexico, Carlos Brambila

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Effects and cost of implementing a gender-sensitive reproductive health program in Bolivia, Erica Palenque, Lizzy Montano, Ricardo Vernon, Fernando Gonzales Salguero, Patricia Riveros, and John H. Bratt

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Effects of IGSS' job aids-assisted Balanced Counseling Algorithms on quality of care and client outcomes, Federico R. Leon, Carlos Brambila, Marisela de la Cruz, John H. Bratt, Gustavo Gutierrez, Veronica Davila, Carlo Boniato, and Alex Rios

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Encuesta de opinión Católica en México: Julio 2003, Catolicas por el Derecho a Decidir and Population Council

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Encuestas de voluntad de pago para fijar precios de productos y servicios de salud reproductiva: Manual de usuarios, Karen G. Fleischman Foreit and James R. Foreit

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Etude expérimentale sur l'offre de services à base communautaire de santé de la reproduction au Sénégal: Une étude de cas dans le District Sanitaire de Kébémer, Diouratie Sanogo, Mady Cisse, Adama Ndoye, Laty G. Ndoye, Ousmane Faye, and Balla Mbacke Mboup

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Evaluation of community education interventions in sexual and reproductive health services in urban-marginal areas of La Paz, Bolivia, Maria Dolores Castro Mantilla and Mariel Loayza Antezana

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Experience from a community-based education program in Burkina Faso: The Tostan program, Djingri Ouoba, Zakari Congo, Nafissatou J. Diop, Molly Melching, Baya Banza, Georges Guiella, and Inge Baumgarten

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Formal and informal abortion services in Rajasthan, India: Results of a situation analysis, Sandhya Barge, Hillary J. Bracken, Batya Elul, Nayan Kumar, Wajahat U. Khan, Shalini Verma, and Carol Camlin

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Impact of improved client-provider interaction on women's achievement of fertility goals in Egypt, Laila Nawar, Ibrahim Kharboush, Magdi A. Ibrahim, Hesham Makhlouf, and Susan E. Adamchak

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Improving adolescent reproductive health in Bangladesh, Ismat Bhuiya, Ubaidur Rob, Asiful Haider Chowdhury, Laila Rahman, Nazmul Haque, Susan E. Adamchak, Rick Homan, and M.E. Khan

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Improving health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and practices in reproductive health in rural Romania, Elaine Claire Himelfarb

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Improving the reproductive health of adolescents in Senegal, Nafissatou J. Diop, Heli Bathidja, Isseu Diop Toure, Thierno Dieng, Babacar Mane, Saumya RamaRao, Susan E. Adamchak, Emelita Wong, Adama Ndoye, Aboubacry Sy, and Babacar Fall

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Improving the reproductive health of youth in Mexico, Ricardo Vernon and Maricela Dura

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Informing the medical community in Guatemala about emergency contraception, Edgar Kestler and Lilian Ramirez

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Integrating adolescent livelihood activities within a reproductive health program for urban slum dwellers in India, Dale Huntington, Mary Philip Sebastian, Barbara Mensch, Wesley H. Clark, Aditya Narain Singh, Sohini Roychowdhury, M.E. Khan, Nirmala Selvam, Bella C. Patel, Sandhya Barge, Y.P. Gupta, Lovleen Johri, Gita Biswas, and Manohar Shenoy

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Integration of reproductive health services for men in health and family welfare centers in Bangladesh, Ubaidur Rob, Sharif M.I. Hossain, M.E. Khan, Ahmed Al-Sabir, and Mohammed Ahsanul Alam

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Introduction of emergency contraception in Bangladesh: Using operations research for policy decisions, M.E. Khan, Sharif M.I. Hossain, and Md. Moshiur Rahman

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Involving men in maternity care in India, Leila Caleb-Varkey, Anurag Mishra, Anjana Das, Emma Ottolenghi, Dale Huntington, Susan E. Adamchak, M.E. Khan, and Rick Homan

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Involving men in maternity care: South Africa, Busi Kunene, Mags Beksinska, Simphiwe Zondi, Nobuhle Mthembu, Saiqa Mullick, Emma Ottolenghi, Immo Kleinschmidt, Susan E. Adamchak, Barbara Janowitz, and Carmen Cuthbertson

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Making motherhood safer in Egypt, Karima Khalil and Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi

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Medicalization of female genital cutting among the Abagusii in Nyanza Province, Kenya, Carolyne Njue and Ian Askew

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Misoprostol: An emerging technology for women's health—Report of a seminar, Caitlin S. Shannon and Beverly Winikoff

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New findings from intervention research: Youth reproductive health and HIV prevention, Family Health International

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Opiniones y respuestas: Resultados de una encuesta de opinión a médicos mexicanos sobre el aborto, Diana K. Lara, Lisa Goldman, and Michelle Firestone

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Promoting young people's sexual and reproductive health: Stigma, discrimination and human rights, Kate Wood and Peter Aggleton

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Promotion of lactation amenorrhea method intervention trial, Kazakhstan, Shamil Tazhibayev, Toregeldy Sharmanov, Ayan Ergalieva, Oksana Dolmatova, Orynkul Mukasheva, Aina Seidakhmetova, and Raikhan Kushenova

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Safe Motherhood Demonstration Project, Western Province: Final Report, Charlotte E. Warren and Wilson Liambila

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Scaling up a successful counseling model in Guatemala, Guatemalan Association of Female Physicians (AGMM)

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Testing a community-based distribution approach to reproductive health service delivery in Senegal (a study of community agents in Kébémer), Diouratie Sanogo, Mady Cisse, Adama Ndoye, Laty G. Ndoye, Ousmane Faye, and Balla Mbacke Mboup

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Testing the effectiveness of integrating community-based approaches for encouraging abandonment of female genital cutting into CARE's reproductive health programs in Ethiopia and Kenya, Jane Chege, Ian Askew, Susan Igras, and Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan

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The Tostan program: Evaluation of a community based education program in Senegal, Nafissatou J. Diop, Modou Mbacke Faye, Amadou Moreau, Jacqueline Cabral, Helene Benga, Fatou Cisse, Babacar Mane, Inge Baumgarten, and Molly Melching

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Tulane University final report, M. Celeste Marin, Anastasia J. Gage, and Suhaila Khan

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Understanding induced abortion: Findings from a programme of research in Rajasthan, India, Population Council

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Unwanted pregnancy and induced abortion: Data from men and women in Rajasthan, India, Batya Elul, Sandhya Barge, Shalini Verma, Nayan Kumar, Hillary J. Bracken, and Hemlata Sadhwani

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Unwanted pregnancy and induced abortion in Rajasthan, India: A qualitative exploration, Batya Elul, Hillary J. Bracken, Shalini Verma, Rajani Ved, Rajesh Singhi, and Karin Lockwood

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Willingness to Pay Surveys for Setting Prices for Reproductive Health Products and Services: A User's Manual, Karen G. Fleischman Foreit and James R. Foreit

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Youth behavioral risks and psychosocial resources in Peru's alternative-development zones, Federico R. Leon and Mary L. Claux

Submissions from 2003

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Actions that protect: Promoting sexual and reproductive health and choice among young people in India, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and Mary Philip Sebastian

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An assessment of trends in the use of the IUD in Ghana, John Gyapong, Gifty Addico, Ivy Osei, Mercy Abbey, Dominic Atweam Kobinah, Henrietta Odoi-Agyarko, Gloria Quansah Asare, Harriet Birungi, and Ian Askew

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An observation checklist for facility-based normal labor and delivery practices: The Galaa study, Hania Sholkamy, Nevine Hassanein, Mohamed Cherine, Amr Elnoury, Miral Breebaart, and Karima Khalil

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An observation checklist for facility-based normal labor and delivery practices: The Galaa study [Arabic], Hania Sholkamy, Nevine Hassanein, Mohamed Cherine, Amr Elnoury, Miral Breebaart, and Karima Khalil

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Assessment of pilot health project outcome indicators: West Bank/Gaza, Laila Nawar, Dale Huntington, Ibrahim Kharboush, Nancy Ali, and Mahmoud Shaheen

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Availability and acceptability of IUDs in Guatemala, Carlos Brambila and Berta Taracena

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Bangladesh: Link adolescent reproductive health resources to increase access, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Cameroon: Peer education and youth-friendly media reduce risky sexual behavior, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Changing family planning scenario in India: An overview of recent evidence, K.G. Santhya

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Creation of a unified management information system for three NGOs in the West Bank and Gaza, Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute

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Cultural norms and behavior regarding vaginal lubrication during sex: Implications for the acceptability of vaginal microbicides for the prevention of HIV/STIs, Sarah Braunstein and Janneke van de Wijgert

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Enhancing quality for clients: The balanced counseling strategy, Federico R. Leon, Alex Rios, Adriana Zumaran, Marisela de la Cruz, Carlos Brambila, and John H. Bratt

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Evaluating operations research utilization: Guidelines for assessing process and impact, M. Celeste Marin and Jane T. Bertrand

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Female circumcision in Indonesia. Extent, implications and possible interventions to uphold women's health rights, Meiwita P. Budiharsana, Lila Amaliah, and Budi Utomo

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Filipinas: Los 'Campeones' promueven la elaboración de políticas basadas en investigación, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Ghana and Guatemala: Clients and providers need better support and guidance on IUDs, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Ghana y Guatemala: Clientas y proveedores requieren de apoyo y orientación sobre DIU, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Improving postpartum care among low parity mothers in Palestine, Center for Development in Primary Health Care (CDPHC)

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Improving quality of care for family planning services in Uganda, Joel Okullo, Quinto Okello, Harriet Birungi, Ian Askew, Barbara Janowitz, Carmen Cuthbertson, and Florence Ebanyat

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Improving the quality of reproductive health care for young people, Liz C. Creel and Rebecca J. Perry

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Improving the quality of reproductive health care: How much does it cost?, Laura Raney, Stephanie Joyce, and John Townsend