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 2017

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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

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Risk factors for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Belize, Population Council

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Risk factors for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Cambodia, Population Council

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Risk factors for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Guatemala, Population Council

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Risk factors for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Nepal, Population Council

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Senegal: Explorer le processus de la collaboration multisectorielle mise en place pour l’étude qualitative, Fatou Mbow, Nafissatou Diop, Awa Diop Dabo, Awa Tounkara Cissé, and Seynabou Ba Diakhaté

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“Side effects affected my daily activities a lot”: A qualitative exploration of the impact of contraceptive side effects in Bangladesh, Aparna Jain, Laura Reichenbach, Iqbal Ehsan, and Ubaidur Rob

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Sowing the seeds of transformative practice to actualize women’s rights to respectful maternity care: Reflections from Kenya using the consolidated framework for implementation research, Charlotte E. Warren, Charity Ndwiga, Pooja Sripad, Melissa Medich, Anne Njeru, Alice Maranga, George Odhiambo, and Timothy Abuya

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Spousal concordance in knowledge of contraceptive methods among married couples in rural Maharashtra, India, Sheila Mody, Niranjan Saggurti, Jay G. Silverman, Balaiah Donta, and Anita Raj

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Status of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Zambia: Comprehensive sexuality education and adolescents sexual and reproductive health, Population Council

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Status of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Zambia: Contraception and family planning, preventing unsafe abortion and accessing post abortion care, and maternal health, Population Council

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Status of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Zambia: Violence against women and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, Population Council

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Strengthening school-based sexual and reproductive health education and services in Accra, Ghana, Nancy Termini LaChance and Terence Adda-Balinia

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Strengthening the role of patent and proprietary medicine vendors in the provision of injectable contraception in Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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The current status of research on the integration of sexual and reproductive health and HIV services, Charlotte E. Warren, Susannah H. Mayhew, and Jonathan Hopkins

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The need for improved information exchange between family planning providers and clients, Population Council

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The role of public-sector family planning programs in meeting the demand for contraception in sub-Saharan Africa, John Bongaarts and Karen Hardee

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Uganda retail audit: Analysis and report, The Evidence Project

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Understanding adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health-seeking behaviors in Ethiopia: Implications for youth friendly service programming, Aparna Jain, Hussein Ismail, Elizabeth Tobey, and Annabel Erulkar

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Use of male methods of contraception worldwide, John Ross and Karen Hardee

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Using automated voice messages linked to telephone counselling to increase post-menstrual regulation contraceptive uptake and continuation in Bangladesh: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Kate Reiss, Kathryn L. Andersen, Sharmani Barnard, Thoai Ngo, Kamal Biswas, Christopher Smith, James Carpenter, Kathryn Church, Sadid Nuremowla, and Erin Pearson

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Using data to target and scale-up girls' support programs and child marriage prevention, The Evidence Project

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What do users want?, Saumya RamaRao, John Townsend, and James Sailer

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Women's perceptions and experiences of family planning by contraceptive methods in Kenya and Bangladesh: Preliminary results, Kazuyo Machiyama, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, George Odwe, Francis Obare, Fauzia Akhter Huda, John C. Cleland, and John B. Casterline

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Workplace health and the garment sector in Cambodia, Bunmey Yat, Carolyn Rodehau, David Wofford, and Ashish Bajracharya

Submissions from 2016

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Acceptability and feasibility of introducing strengthened school-based sexual and reproductive health information and services in Accra, Ghana, Terence Adda-Balinia, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Maya Teye, Philip Baba Adongo, Placide Tapsoba, and Harriet Birungi

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Adapting a health systems strengthening model to improve access to health services in a factory: A pilot project in Haiti, Carolyn Rodehau, David Wofford, and Suzanne Brockman

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Addressing supply side factors to improve family planning and reproductive health services in the Indian National Health Insurance Scheme in Uttar Pradesh, Arupendra Mozumdar, Kumudha Aruldas, Aparna Jain, Laura Reichenbach, Robin Keeley, and M.E. Khan

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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health situation: Insights from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, Francis Obare, George Odwe, and Harriet Birungi

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Adolescents in Bangladesh: Programmatic approaches to sexual and reproductive health education and services, Sigma Ainul, Ashish Bajracharya, and Laura Reichenbach

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A model for providing 24-hour normal delivery services at Union Health and Family Welfare Centers in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Forhana Rahman Noor, and Afsana Fatema Noor

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Analyzing the building blocks of resilience: Findings from a baseline survey of the Tuungane Population, Health, and Environment Project in western Tanzania, Kristin Bietsch, Reshma Naik, Kristen P. Patterson, Cara Honzak, Mustafa Kudrati, Hellen Magige, Cheryl Margoluis, Laura Subramanian, Christopher Hale, Carolyn Lamere, Sebastiaan Hess, and Craig Leisher

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Assessing maternal and newborn health commodities in Bangladesh, Population Council

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Assessing the validity of indicators of the quality of maternal and newborn health care in Kenya, Ann K. Blanc, Charlotte E. Warren, Katharine McCarthy, James Kelly Kimani, Charity Ndwiga, and Saumya RamaRao

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A state-of-the-art synthesis on female genital mutilation/cutting: What do we know now?, Bettina Shell-Duncan, Reshma Naik, and Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs

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A systematic review of the treatment and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Nigeria, Karen Kirk and Ishita Chattopadhyay

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A systematic review of the treatment and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Pakistan, Saleem Shaikh and Ali M. Mir

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Barriers to fistula repair in Nigeria: A formative study, Population Council

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Barriers to fistula repair in Uganda: A formative study, Population Council

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Building a national pro-choice alliance in Mexico: Evaluation of the Alliance media campaign to promote access to safe, free, and legal abortion services, Population Council

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Can surveys of women accurately track indicators of maternal and newborn care? A validity and reliability study in Kenya, Katharine McCarthy, Ann K. Blanc, Charlotte E. Warren, James Kelly Kimani, Brian Mdawida, and Charity Ndwiga

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Conditional and unconditional cash transfers to improve use of contraception in low and middle income countries: A systematic review, M.E. Khan, Avishek Hazra, Aastha Kant, and Moazzam Ali

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Considerations on the use and interpretation of survey data on FGM/C, Bettina Shell-Duncan

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Contraceptive method choice among women in slum and non-slum communities in Nairobi, Kenya, Rhoune Ochako, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Jerry Okal, Ian Askew, and Marleen Temmerman

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Contraceptive use dynamics in India: Cohort study of modern spacing contraceptive users, Population Council

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Corrective equations to self-reported height and weight for obesity estimates among U.S. adults: NHANES 1999–2008, Arupendra Mozumdar and Gary Liguori

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings to breastfeeding women, Population Council

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Effectiveness of a community-based SGBV prevention model in emergency settings in Uganda: Testing the 'Zero Tolerance Village Alliance' intervention, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, George Odwe, Jane Harriet Namwebya, Paul Orikushaba, Prosmolly Ayebale, William Onen, Fiona Nicholson, Rachel Chisinga-Francis, Peter Netshabako, Anne Katahoire, David Apollo Kazungu, Darlson Kusasira, Zahra Mirghani, and Joanina Karugaba

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Ending the medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting in Egypt, Sarah Ghattass, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, and Salma Abou Hussein

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Ending the medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting in Egypt [Arabic], Sarah Ghattass, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, and Salma Abou Hussein

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Evaluating the impact of integrated microfinance and reproductive (MF/RH) services on household wellbeing and reproductive health behaviors of women in Nigeria, Population Council

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Evaluation de la mise en oeuvre et des réalisations de l’Approche 3D au sein du Plan d’Action National de Planification Familiale (PANPF) au Sénégal—Technical Brief, Population Council

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Evaluation of the impact of strengthening Union Health and Family Welfare Centers for providing 24/7 normal delivery services in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Mohammed Sharif, Forhana Rahman Noor, Surojit Kundu, Shongkour Roy, Afsana Fatema Noor, and Ubaidur Rob

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Evidence to End FGM/C Research Programme: Presentation at the sixtieth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan

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Evidence to end FGM/C: Research to help girls and women thrive, Population Council

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Evidence to end FGM/C: Research to help girls and women thrive [Arabic], Population Council

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Examining progress and equity in information received by women using a modern method in 25 developing countries, Anrudh K. Jain

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Factors contributing to maternal mortality in relatively resource-endowed urban contexts of developing countries: The case of Nairobi, Kenya, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, Dan Okoro, Robert Ayisi, and Sam Ochola

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Fact sheet—How does quality of care relate to a rights-based approach to family planning programs?, Jan Kumar

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Fact sheet—Measuring quality of care: A review of methodologies and indicators, Katherine Tumlinson

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Family planning vouchers in low and middle income countries: A systematic review, Benjamin Bellows, Carol Bulaya, Sophie Inambwae, Craig L. Lissner, Moazzam Ali, and Ashish Bajracharya

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Findings from landscape analysis in Bangladesh on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, Population Council

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Findings from landscape analysis in Bauchi on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, Population Council