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 2004

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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

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

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Introducing DMPA injectable contraceptives to private medical practitioners in urban Gujarat, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Kenya: Communities support adolescent reproductive health education, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Knowledge, attitude, and experience of marriage and sexuality among newly-married women in Gujarat, India: An exploratory study, M.E. Khan, Sandhya Barge, Hemlata Sadhwani, and Giteshwari Kale

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México: La educación en salud reproductiva del adolescente debe fortalecerse, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Mexico: Strengthen education on adolescent reproductive health, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Misoprostol and teratogenicity: Reviewing the evidence, Neena Philip, Caitlin S. Shannon, and Beverly Winikoff

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Non-consensual sexual experiences of young people: A review of the evidence from developing countries, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and Sarah Bott

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One-year client impacts of quality of care improvements achieved in Peru, Federico R. Leon, Santiago Roca, Alex Rios, Adriana Zumaran, and Ana Rosa Feijoo

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Philippines: Mobilize policy champion teams to foster utilization of management tools, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Policy and program implications of the Matching Grants Program in the Philippines, Marilou Palabrica-Costello, Nimfa Ogena, and Alejandro N. Herrin

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Postabortion family planning operations research study in Perm, Russia, Irina Savelieva, John M. Pile, Inna Sacci, and Ratha Loganathan

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Renforcement des capacites villageoises: Comment 23 villages s'initient aux Droits Humains et abandonnent la pratique de l'excision au Burkina Faso, Nafissatou J. Diop, Edmond Bagde, Djingri Ouoba, and Molly Melching

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Replication of the TOSTAN Programme in Burkina Faso: How 23 villages participated in a human rights-based education programme and abandoned the practice of female genital cutting in Burkina Faso, Nafissatou J. Diop, Edmond Bagde, Djingri Ouoba, and Molly Melching

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Senegal: Involve community networks in adolescent reproductive health, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Taking postabortion care services where they are needed: An operations research project testing PAC expansion in rural Senegal, EngenderHealth

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Testing a model for the delivery of emergency obstetric care and family planning services in the Bolivian public health system, Deborah L. Billings, Eliana Del Pozo, and Hugo Arevalo

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Testing balanced counseling to improve provider-client interaction in Guatemala's MOH clinics, Federico R. Leon, Carlos Brambila, Marisela de la Cruz, John H. Bratt, Julio Garcia Colindres, Benedicto Vasquez, and Carlos Morales

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The impact of quality of care on contraceptive use: Evidence from longitudinal data from rural Bangladesh, Michael A. Koenig

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Traditional birth attendants in maternal health programmes, Population Council

Submissions from 2002

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Anti-trafficking programs in South Asia: Appropriate activities, indicators and evaluation methodologies, Dale Huntington

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Anti-trafficking programs in South Asia: Appropriate activities, indicators and evaluation methodologies [Arabic], Dale Huntington

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Baseline survey results: Integrating adolescent livelihood activities within a reproductive health program for urban slum dwellers in India, Mary Philip Sebastian, Dale Huntington, Wesley H. Clark, Barbara Mensch, and Bela Patel Uttekar

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Best practices in CBD programs in sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons learned from research and evaluation, Frontiers in Reproductive Health, Family Health International, and Advance Africa

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FRONTIERS capacity building: An overview, James R. Foreit

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Honduras: Mejorar la salud reproductiva, Investigación operativa, 2002, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Impact of improved client-provider interaction on women's achievement of their fertility goals [Arabic], Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Impact of improved client-provider interaction on women's achievement of their fertility goals [Arabic], Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Increasing client participation in family planning consultations: "Smart Patient" coaching in Indonesia, Young Mi Ki, Fitri Putjuk, Endang Basuki, and Adrienne Kols

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Informed consent: From good intentions to sound practices—A report of a seminar, Susan Y. Wood, Barbara Friedland, and C. Elizabeth McGrory

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Institutional support for a program of activities within the pilot health project in the West Bank and Gaza, Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute

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Kenia: Sensibilizar a comunidades para que realicen ritos alternativos de iniciación con las niños, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Kenya: Community sensitization must precede alternative coming-of-age rite, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Men in maternity study: A summary of the findings from pre-intervention interviews with women and their husbands attending antenatal clinics at ESIC facilities in Delhi, Anurag Mishra, Leila Caleb-Varkey, Anjana Das, Emma Ottolenghi, Dale Huntington, Susan E. Adamchak, and Shahina Begum

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Men in maternity study: Men matter, Anjana Das, Leila Caleb-Varkey, Anurag Mishra, Emma Ottolenghi, and Dale Huntington

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Men in maternity study: Results from the pre-intervention survey of pregnant women and their husbands at the three interventions, and of only women at three control Employees' State Insurance Corporation dispensaries in Delhi, India: Preliminary findings, Anurag Mishra, Leila Caleb-Varkey, Emma Ottolenghi, Anjana Das, Dale Huntington, and Susan E. Adamchak

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Midline survey results: Integrating adolescent livelihood activities within a reproductive health program for urban slum dwellers in India, Mary Philip Sebastian, Dale Huntington, Barbara Mensch, Wesley H. Clark, Shahina Begum, Bela Patel Uttekar, and Sohini Roychowdhury

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Peer education as a strategy to increase contraceptive prevalence and reduce the rate of STIs/HIV among adolescents in Cameroon, Institut de Recherche et des Etudes des Comportements (IRESCO)

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Philippines and Senegal: Services improve quality of care but fail to increase FP continuation, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Reproductive health care in the postnatal period in Guatemala, Erika Jacobs, Carlos Brambila, and Ricardo Vernon

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South Asia: Clarify goals and expand the reach of anti-trafficking programs, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Strategic assessment of reproductive health in the Dominican Republic, Suellen Miller, Argelia Tejada, and Patricio Murgueytio

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Sustainability of postabortion care in Peru, Janie Benson and Victor Huapaya

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Training service providers on emergency contraception: Lessons learned from an OR study, M.E. Khan and Sharif M.I. Hossain