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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Formative research on assessing barriers to fistula care and treatment in Nigeria, Charlotte E. Warren, Rachel Agbonkhese, and Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Formative research on factors influencing access to fistula care and treatment in Uganda, Pooja Sripad and Charlotte E. Warren

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Gender-based violence in rural Uttar Pradesh, India: Prevalence and association with reproductive health behaviors, Jaleel Ahmad, M.E. Khan, Arupendra Mozumdar, and Deepthi S. Varma

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Health impacts of female genital mutilation/cutting: A synthesis of the evidence, Samuel Kimani, Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan, and Carolyne Njue

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Implementation science approaches to family planning and reproductive health: Experiential learning and sharing for implementers, policy-makers, researchers, and advocates, Laura Reichenbach, Carolyn Rodehau, Emily Peca, and John Stanback

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Increased coverage of maternal health services among the poor in western Uganda in an output-based aid voucher scheme, Francis Obare, Peter Okwero, Leslie Villegas, Samuel Mills, and Benjamin Bellows

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Increasing access to magnesium sulphate in Nigeria, Population Council

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Increasing uptake of long-acting reversible contraceptives in Cambodia through a voucher program: Evidence from a difference-in-differences analysis, Ashish Bajracharya, Lo Veasnakiry, Tung Rathavy, and Benjamin Bellows

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Innovation in evaluating the impact of integrated service-delivery: The Integra indexes of HIV and reproductive health integration, Susannah H. Mayhew, George B. Ploubidis, Andy Sloggett, Kathryn Church, Carol Dayo Obure, Isolde Birdthistle, Sedona Sweeney, Charlotte E. Warren, Charlotte Watts, Anna Vassall, and Integra Initiative

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Introducing contraceptive methods in low-resource settings: New opportunities in Kenya, Population Council

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Introducing contraceptive methods in low-resource settings: New opportunities in Nigeria, Population Council

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Introducing contraceptive methods in low-resource settings: New opportunities in Senegal, Population Council

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Introducing the progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring in sub-Saharan Africa, Population Council

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Is routine screening for intimate partner violence feasible in public health care settings in Kenya?, Chi-Chi Undie, Catherine Maternowska, Margaret Mak'anyengo, and Ian Askew

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Kenya: Helping adolescent mothers remain in school through strengthened implementation of school re-entry policies, Esther Lwanga Walgwe, Nancy Termini LaChance, Harriet Birungi, and Chi-Chi Undie

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan: Brief summary of findings, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Faisalabad, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Hyderabad, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Karachi, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Lahore, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Multan, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Peshawar, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Rawalpindi, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Sukkur, Population Council

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Landscaping analysis on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Saleem Shaikh, Mumraiz Khan, Irfan Masood, Karen Kirk, Amy Dempsey, and Charlotte E. Warren

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L’expérience de femmes ayant subi une grossesse non désirée au Sénégal : Une étude qualitative, Fatou Mbow, Nafissatou Diop, Awa Diop Dabo, Awa Tounkara Cissé, and Seynabou Ba Diakhaté

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L’expérience de femmes ayant subi une grossesse non désirée au Sénégal : Une étude qualitative, Fatou Mbow, Nafissatou Diop, Seynabou Ba Diakhaté, Awa Tounkara Cissé, and Fatou Ndiaye Turpin

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L’expérience de femmes ayant subi une grossesse non désirée au Sénégal : Une étude qualitative [Compte rendu de la rencontre de partage des résultats], Fatou Mbow, Nafissatou Diop, and Babacar Mane

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Measuring and monitoring quality of care in family planning: Are we ignoring negative experiences?, Shannon Harris, Laura Reichenbach, and Karen Hardee

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Measuring progress in maternal and newborn health care in Mexico: Validating indicators of health system contact and quality of care, Ann K. Blanc, Claudia Diaz, Katharine McCarthy, and Karla Berdichevsky