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 2018

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“Sickness of shame”: Investigating challenges and resilience among women living with obstetric fistula in Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, Pooja Sripad, Annie Mwangi, Charity Ndwiga, Wilson Liambila, and Benjamin Bellows

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Stakeholder perspectives regarding transfer of free maternity services to National Health Insurance Fund in Kenya: Implications for universal health coverage, Timothy Abuya, Francis Obare, Dennis Matanda, Mardieh Dennis, and Benjamin Bellows

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Strengthening the integration of family planning and HIV services at the community level in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Sara Chace Dwyer, Brian Mdawida, Charlotte E. Warren, Melsa Lutomia, Jane Koech, Elizabeth Washika, and Aparna Jain

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The incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy in India, 2015, Susheela Singh, Chander Shekhar, Rajib Acharya, Ann M. Moore, Melissa Stillman, Manas R. Pradhan, Jennifer J. Frost, Harihar Sahoo, Manoj Alagarajan, Rubina Hussain, Aparna Sundaram, Michael Vlassoff, Shveta Kalyanwala, and Alyssa Browne

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The perspectives of men in Mexico City about vasectomy, Isabel Vieitez Martínez and Adriana Ramos

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The perspectives of men in Mexico City about vasectomy—Brief, Isabel Vieitez Martínez and Adriana Ramos

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The rationale and relevance of existing cadres of frontline health workers and potential for new mid-level cadres, Oladimeji Oladepo, Ekechi Okereke, and Akinwumi Akinola

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The role of older women in contesting norms associated with female genital mutilation/cutting in Senegambia: A factorial focus group analysis, Bettina Shell-Duncan, Amadou Moreau, Katherine Wander, and Sarah Smith

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Timing of abortion among adolescent and young women presenting for post-abortion care in Kenya: A cross-sectional analysis of nationally-representative data, Boniface A. Ushie, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Michael Mutua, and Caroline W. Kabiru

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Tracing change in female genital mutilation/cutting: Shifting norms and practices among communities in Narok and Kisii counties, Kenya, Dennis Matanda, Chantalle Okondo, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Bettina Shell-Duncan

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Trends in medicalisation of female genital mutilation/cutting: What do the data reveal?, Bettina Shell-Duncan, Carolyne Njue, and Zhuzhi Moore

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Understanding HIV risks among adolescent girls and young women in informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya: Lessons for DREAMS, Abdhalah Kasiira Ziraba, Benedict Orindi, Sheru Muuo, Sian Floyd, Isolde Birdthistle, Joyce Mumah, Jane Osindo, Pauline Njoroge, and Caroline W. Kabiru

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Understanding medicalisation of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C): A qualitative study of parents and health workers in Nigeria, Otibho Obianwu, Adetayo Adetunji, and Osasuyi Dirisu

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Understanding the key elements for designing and implementing social marketing campaigns to inform the development of creative approaches for FGM/C abandonment in Sudan, Widad Ali A/Rahman, Samia Al Nagar, Randa H. Gindeel, and Arwa Salah

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Understanding the use of India's National Health Insurance Scheme for family planning and reproductive health services in Uttar Pradesh, Arupendra Mozumdar, Kumudha Aruldas, Aparna Jain, and Laura Reichenbach

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Using evidence to improve quality of pharmacy-delivered medical abortion, Katharine Footman and Nancy Termini LaChance

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Women’s attitudes and beliefs towards specific contraceptive methods in Bangladesh and Kenya, Kazuyo Machiyama, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Faisal Ahmmed, George Odwe, Francis Obare, Joyce Mumah, Marylene Wamukoya, John B. Casterline, and John C. Cleland

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Women’s recall of maternal and newborn interventions received in the postnatal period: A validity study in Kenya and Swaziland, Katharine McCarthy, Ann K. Blanc, Charlotte E. Warren, and Brian Mdawida

Submissions from 2017

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Access to reproductive health and HIV services among young mothers in Tanzania, Francis Obare, Annette Almeida, George Odwe, Jamilla Mwanga, Chi-Chi Undie, Maurice Hiza, and Feddy Mwanga

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Addressing pregnancy prevention needs of adolescents in East and Southern Africa through education and health sector partnerships, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Esther Lwanga Walgwe, Francis Obare, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Joyce Mumah

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Adolescent Friendly Health Corners (AFHCs) in selected government health facilities in Bangladesh: An early qualitative assessment, Sigma Ainul, Iqbal Ehsan, Tasmiah Tanjeen, and Laura Reichenbach

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Adolescent pregnancy in Zambia, Population Council

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Adolescents in Bangladesh: A situation analysis of programmatic approaches to sexual and reproductive health education and services, Sigma Ainul, Ashish Bajracharya, Laura Reichenbach, and Kate Gilles

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Advocating corporate policy change on women's health and family planning: Lessons from the environmental movement, Matthew McFall, Carolyn Rodehau, and David Wofford

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Amélioration de la prestation de services de planification familiale pendant les crises humanitaires, Chi-Chi Undie, Rajat Khosla, and Karl Blanchet

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Are men well served by family planning programs?, Karen Hardee, Melanie Croce-Galis, and Jill Gay

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Assessing community midwives' knowledge of PE/E management in Sindh, Pakistan, Population Council

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Assessment of the implementation and achievements of the 3D Approach in Senegal’s National Family Planning Action Plan—Part 2: Summary Report, Fatou Mbow, Leslie Dubent, Nafissatou Diop, Fatou Ndiaye Turpin, Bocar Mamadou Daff, and Babacar Mane

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Assessment of the implementation and the achievements of the 3D approach within Senegal’s National Family Planning Action Plan (NFPAP), Fatou Mbow and Nafissatou Diop

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Association of antenatal care and place of delivery with newborn care practices: Evidence from a cross-sectional survey in rural Uttar Pradesh, India, Niveditha Devasenapathy, Sutapa B. Neogi, Srinivasan Soundararajan, Danish Ahmad, Avishek Hazra, Jaleel Ahmad, Neelakshi Mann, and Dileep V. Mavalankar

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Associations between mistreatment by a provider during childbirth and maternal health complications in Uttar Pradesh, India, Anita Raj, Arnab Dey, Sabrina Boyce, Aparna Seth, Siddhartha Bora, Dharmendra Chandurkar, Katherine Hay, Kultar Singh, Arup Das, Amit Chakraverty, Aparajita Ramakrishnan, Mrunal Shetye, Niranjan Saggurti, and Jay G. Silverman

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Assurer la sécurité des contraceptifs par des chaînes d’approvisionnement efficacies, Moazzam Ali

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A systematic review of the treatment and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Bangladesh, Karen Kirk and Amy Dempsey

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Bangladesh: Using strong evidence and strategic collaboration to increase access to menstrual regulation with medication, Nancy Termini LaChance and Sharif M.I. Hossain

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Barriers to obstetric fistula treatment in low-income countries: A systematic review, Zoe Baker, Benjamin Bellows, Rachel Bach, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Care-seeking behaviors for maternal and newborn illnesses among self-help group households in Uttar Pradesh, India, Kumudha Aruldas, Aastha Kant, and P.S. Mohanan

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Charity: A health volunteer success story, Amy Dempsey

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Child marriage in Zambia, Population Council

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Community engagement in SGBV prevention and response: A compendium of interventions in the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region, Zahra Mirghani, Joanina Karugaba, Nicholas Martin-Achard, Chi-Chi Undie, and Harriet Birungi

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Contraceptive practices among married women of reproductive age in Bangladesh: A review of the evidence, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Yolande Robertson, Sabiha Chowdhuri, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Laura Reichenbach, and Ratana Somrongthong

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Contribution of contraceptive discontinuation to unintended births in 36 developing countries, Anrudh K. Jain and William Winfrey

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Contribution of contraceptive discontinuation to unintended births in 36 developing countries, Population Council

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Creating a culture of evidence use: Using an innovative knowledge translation platform to inform HIV/AIDS programming for women and girls, Jill Gay, Melanie Croce-Galis, Karen Hardee, and Amelia Peltz

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Differential effects of community health worker visits across social and economic groups in Uttar Pradesh, India: A link between social inequities and health disparities, Aparna Seth, Shweta Tomar, Kultar Singh, Dharmendra Chandurkar, Amit Chakraverty, Arnab Dey, Arup Das, Katherine Hay, Niranjan Saggurti, Sabrina Boyce, Anita Raj, and Jay G. Silverman

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Enhancing access to post-rape care for child survivors in the context of police and health services in Zambia: A feasibility assessment of a police response model, Nachela Chelwa, Kshipra Hemal, George Msipu Phiri, Michael Mbizvo, and Chi-Chi Undie

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Enhancing frontline health workers' abilities to improve MNCH services in Bauchi State through task shifting/sharing, Sylvia Adebajo, Ekechi Okereke, and Friday Joseph

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Enhancing frontline health workers' abilities to improve MNCH services in Cross River State through task shifting/sharing, Sylvia Adebajo, Ekechi Okereke, and Friday Joseph

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Ensuring contraceptive security through effective supply chains, Moazzam Ali

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Evaluation of the effectiveness of the HERhealth model for improving sexual and reproductive health and rights knowledge and access of female garment factory workers in Bangladesh, Md. Irfan Hossain, Abdullah Al Mahmud, Ashish Bajracharya, Ubaidur Rob, and Laura Reichenbach

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Evaluation of the HERhealth Intervention in Bangladesh: Baseline findings from an implementation research study, Md. Irfan Hossain, Abdullah Al Mahmud, Ashish Bajracharya, Ubaidur Rob, and Laura Reichenbach

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Expanding access to integrated family planning intervention packages for married adolescent girls in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Hassan Rushekh Mahmood, Sadia Afrin, Anisuddin Ahmed, Nafis Al Haque, and Bidhan Krishna Sarker

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Exploring provider perspectives on respectful maternity care in Kenya: “Work with what you have”, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E. Warren, Julie Ritter, Pooja Sripad, and Timothy Abuya

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Exploring the association between FGM/C and early/child marriage: A review of the evidence, Jamlick Karumbi, David Gathara, and Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan

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Exploring the association between FGM/C and fistula: A review of the evidence, Pooja Sripad, Charity Ndwiga, and Kaji Tamanna Keya

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Female genital cutting in Somaliland: Baseline assessment, Katy Newell-Jones

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Female genital mutilation/cutting in Kenya: Is change taking place? Descriptive statistics from four waves of Demographic and Health Surveys, Bettina Shell-Duncan, David Gathara, and Zhuzhi Moore

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Female genital mutilation/cutting in Nigeria: A scoping review, Blessing U. Mberu

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Fertility differential of women in Bangladesh demographic and health survey 2014, Shongkour Roy and Sharif M.I. Hossain

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Fertility intentions and contraceptive practices among clinic-users living with HIV in Kenya: A mixed methods study, Susannah H. Mayhew, Manuela Colombini, James Kelly Kimani, Keith Tomlin, Charlotte E. Warren, Integra Initiative, and Richard Mutemwa

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Fertility transitions in Ghana and Kenya: Trends, determinants, and implications for policy and programs, Ian Askew, Baker Ndugga Maggwa, and Francis Obare

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Florence: A midwife success story, Amy Dempsey

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Garment sector health interventions in Cambodia: A comprehensive review, Molyaneth Heng and Ashish Bajracharya

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Harmonizing national abortion and pregnancy prevention laws and policies for sexual violence survivors with the Maputo Protocol, Jill Thompson, Chi-Chi Undie, Avni Amin, Ronald Johnson, Rajat Khosla, Ian Askew, Leopold Ouedraogo, Triphonie Nkurunziza, Sarah Rich, Elizabeth Westley, and Melissa Garcia

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Health needs, health seeking pathways, and drivers of health seeking behaviors of female garment factory workers in Cambodia: Findings from a qualitative study in Phnom Penh and Kandal provinces, Population Council and The Evidence Project

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Impact of integrated services on HIV testing: A nonrandomized trial among Kenyan family planning clients, Kathryn Church, Charlotte E. Warren, Isolde Birdthistle, George B. Ploubidis, Keith Tomlin, Weiwei Zhou, James Kelly Kimani, Timothy Abuya, Charity Ndwiga, Sedona Sweeney, Susannah H. Mayhew, and Integra Initiative

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Improving family planning service delivery in humanitarian crises, Chi-Chi Undie, Rajat Khosla, and Karl Blanchet

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Improving the measurement of fertility regulation practices: Findings from qualitative research in Ghana, Cicely Marston, Alicia Renedo, Gertrude Nyaaba, Kazuyo Machiyama, Placide Tapsoba, and John C. Cleland

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Increasing access to reproductive health care through improved service delivery, Gul Rashida, Iram Kamran, Muhammad Khalil, Zeba Tasneem, Rehan M. Niazi, Mumraiz Khan, and Tahira Parveen

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Increasing contraceptive access for hard-to-reach populations with vouchers and social franchising in Uganda, Benjamin Bellows, Anna Mackay, Antonia Dingle, Richard Tuyiragize, William Nnyombi, and Aisha Dasgupta

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Indicators for measurement and improvement of the quality of family planning programs: The Philippines, 1997–1998, Population Council

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Information about methods received by contraceptive users in India, Anrudh K. Jain

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Introduction and approval of menstrual regulation with medication in Bangladesh: A stakeholder analysis, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Sadia Afrin, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Hassan Rushekh Mahmood, and Anadil Alam

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Is girls’ enrolment the chicken or the egg?, Chi-Chi Undie and Harriet Birungi

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Knowledge and practices for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia care in Bangladesh, Kanij Sultana and Amy Dempsey

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Knowledge and provision of misoprostol among pharmacy workers in Senegal: A cross sectional study, Kate Reiss, Katharine Footman, Eva Burke, Nafissatou Diop, Ramatoulaye Ndao, Babacar Mane, Maaike Van Min, and Thoai Ngo

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Knowledge of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Bangladesh, Kanij Sultana and Amy Dempsey

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Landscape analysis: Preventing and managing pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Pakistan, Population Council

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L’expérience de femmes ayant subi une grossesse non désirée au Sénégal : Une étude qualitative, Fatou Mbow and Nafissatou Diop

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Life-saving medicines and equipment in facilities in Bangladesh, Kanij Sultana and Amy Dempsey

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Longitudinal associations of intimate partner violence attitudes and perpetration: Dyadic couples data from a randomized controlled trial in rural India, Holly B. Shakya, Paul Fleming, Niranjan Saggurti, Balaiah Donta, Jay G. Silverman, and Anita Raj

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Manifestations and drivers of mistreatment of women during childbirth in Kenya: Implications for measurement and developing interventions, Charlotte E. Warren, Rebecca Njue, Charity Ndwiga, and Timothy Abuya

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Married young women and girls' family planning and maternal heath preferences and use in Ethiopia, Aparna Jain, Elizabeth Tobey, Hussein Ismail, and Annabel Erulkar

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Masculine gender ideologies, intimate partner violence, and alcohol use increase risk for genital tract infections among men, Kiyomi Tsuyuki, Balaiah Donta, Anindita Dasgupta, Paul Fleming, Mohan Ghule, Madhusudana Battala, Saritha Nair, Jay G. Silverman, Niranjan Saggurti, and Anita Raj

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Method-specific attributes that influence choice of future contraception among married women in Nairobi’s informal settlements, Joyce Mumah, John B. Casterline, Kazuyo Machiyama, Marylene Wamukoya, Caroline W. Kabiru, and John C. Cleland

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Methods used in prevalence studies of disrespect and abuse during facility based childbirth: Lessons learned, David Sando, Timothy Abuya, Anteneh Asefa, Kathleen P. Banks, Lynn P. Freedman, Stephanie Kujawski, Amanda Markovitz, Charity Ndwiga, Kate Ramsey, Hannah Ratcliffe, Emmanuel O. Ugwu, Charlotte E. Warren, and R. Rima Jolivet

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Modeling and mapping of girls' female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the context of economic, social, and regional disparities: Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys 1998-2014, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Damaris Kinyoki, Ahmed Sarki, David Gathara, Paul Komba, and Bettina Shell-Duncan

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"New users" are confusing our counting: Reaching consensus on how to measure 'additional users' of family planning, Aisha Dasgupta, Michelle Weinberger, Benjamin Bellows, and Win Brown

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Partenariat avec le secteur privé pour renforcer la fourniture de la contraception, Karen Hardee, David Wofford, and Nandita Thatte

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Partnering with the private sector to strengthen provision of contraception, Karen Hardee, David Wofford, and Nandita Thatte

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Policies for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia prevention and management in Bangladesh, Kanij Sultana and Amy Dempsey

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Quality of care in the context of rights-based family planning, Anrudh K. Jain

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Rapid evidence assessment: Quality of studies assessing interventions to support FGM/C abandonment, Tammary Esho, Jamlick Karumbi, and Carolyne Njue

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Reasons for unmet need for family planning, with attention to the measurement of fertility preferences in Kenya and Bangladesh, Joyce Mumah, Kazuyo Machiyama, Caroline W. Kabiru, George Odwe, Francis Obare, Fauzia Akhter Huda, John B. Casterline, and John C. Cleland

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Reasons for unmet need for family planning, with attention to the measurement of fertility preferences: Protocol for a multi-site cohort study, Kazuyo Machiyama, John B. Casterline, Joyce Mumah, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Francis Obare, George Odwe, Caroline W. Kabiru, Sharifa Yeasmin, and John C. Cleland

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Reducing barriers to accessing fistula repair: Establishing a baseline in Ebonyi, Population Council

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Reducing barriers to accessing fistula repair: Establishing a baseline in Katsina, Population Council

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Reducing barriers to accessing fistula repair: Establishing a baseline in Uganda, Population Council

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Resilience and community response to climate-related events: Case studies from four countries, Aviva Klein Meyers and Karen Hardee

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Results from systematic literature review on PE/E in Bangladesh, Karen Kirk and Amy Dempsey

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Results from systematic literature review on PE/E in Nigeria, Amy Dempsey and Karen Kirk