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 2016

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Measuring quality of care: A review of previously used methodologies and indicators, Katherine Tumlinson

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Men as contraceptive users: Programs, outcomes and recommendations, Karen Hardee, Melanie Croce-Galis, and Jill Gay

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Monitoring and evaluating FGM/C abandonment programs, Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan and Carolyne Njue

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Myths and misinformation: An analysis of text messages sent to a sexual and reproductive health Q&A service in Nigeria, Ann K. Blanc, Kimberly Glazer, Uju Ofomata-Aderemi, and Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau

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Obstetric knowledge of nurse-educators in Nigeria: Levels, regional differentials and their implications for maternal health delivery, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Ayodeji Oginni, Jamilu Tukur, and Gloria Adoyi

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Operationalizing national protocol for preventing and managing PE/E in community facilities in Bangladesh, Population Council

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Perceptions and experiences of integrated service delivery among women living with HIV attending reproductive health services in Kenya: A mixed methods study, Manuela Colombini, Susannah H. Mayhew, Richard Mutemwa, Jackline Kivunaga, Charity Ndwiga, and The Integra Research Team

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Pharmacy workers in Kenya need training and support on medical abortion information and referrals to prevent unsafe service provision, Jesse Njunguru, A. Finnie, Katharine Footman, Wilson Liambila, and Kate Reiss

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Pharmacy workers’ knowledge and provision of medication for termination of pregnancy in Kenya, Kate Reiss, Katharine Footman, Vitalis Akora, Wilson Liambila, and Thoai Ngo

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Beneficial role in supporting breastfeeding, Population Council

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Programme de recherche pour mettre fin aux MGF/E, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care Resource Package: Community flipchart, Population Council

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Reasons for preference of home delivery with traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in rural Bangladesh: A qualitative exploration, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Musfikur Rahman, Tawhidur Rahman, Jahangir Hossain, Laura Reichenbach, and Dipak Kumar Mitra

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Rencontre de partage sur la problématique des grossesses non désirées chez les adolescents/jeunes au Sénégal : Compte rendu de rencontre, Babacar Mane, Marie-Jesus Buabey, Nafissatou Diop, and Patrick Mugirwa

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Reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health: Key messages from Disease Control Priorities 3rd Edition, Robert Black, Carol Levin, Neff Walker, Doris Chou, Li Liu, Marleen Temmerman, and Karen Hardee

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Root causes and persistent challenges in accelerating the abandonment of FGM/C, Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan

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Routine screening for intimate partner violence: A guide for trainers, Odongo Odiyo, Chi-Chi Undie, and Margaret Mak'anyengo

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Scaling up family planning in Zambia—Part 1: Assessment and feasibility of maintaining an innovative program, Benjamin Bellows, Mary Nambao, Luigi Jaramillo, Roz Fanaiayan, Mardieh Dennis, and Karen Hardee

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Scaling up family planning in Zambia—Part 2: The cost of scaling up family planning services, David Collins and Colin Gilmartin

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Screening for sexual and gender-based violence in emergency settings in Uganda: An assessment of feasibility, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Jane Harriet Namwebya, Wossen Taye, Lilian Maate, Margaret Mak'anyengo, Anne Katahoire, David Apollo Kazungu, Darlson Kusasira, Zahra Mirghani, and Joanina Karugaba

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Senegal: The impact of a study on misoprostol use and knowledge among pharmacists, Eva Burke, E. Robinson, Nafissatou Diop, Kate Reiss, Katharine Footman, Maaike Van Min, Barbara Reichwein, and Ian Askew

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Situational analysis of the private sector in the delivery of family planning services in Egypt: Current status and potential for increased involvement, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Doaa Oraby, and Benjamin Bellows

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Strengthening factory health systems under Levi Strauss & Co.'s worker well-being initiative in Egypt, Population Council and The Evidence Project

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Stroke-attributable death among older persons during the great recession, April Falconi, Alison Gemmill, Deborah Karasek, Julia Goodman, Beth Anderson, Murray Lee, Benjamin Bellows, and Ralph A. Catalano

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The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Kenya (Brief #2), Population Council

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The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Kenya (Brief #4), Population Council

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The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from South Africa (Brief #1), Population Council

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The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Swaziland (Brief #3), Population Council

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The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Uganda (Brief #6), Population Council

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The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Uganda (Brief #7), Population Council

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The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Zambia (Brief #5), Population Council

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The common link between policies conducive to both the demographic dividend and fertility transition, Anrudh K. Jain

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The consumer perspective: A consultation with senior health officials from developing countries on standards of evidence for reproductive and maternal health care, The Evidence Project and STEP UP Research Programme Consortium

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The FGM/C research programme, Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan

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The ongoing violence against women: Female genital mutilation/cutting, Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan, Suellen Miller, and Jose M. Belizan

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The private sector as a provider of family planning services in Egypt: Challenges and opportunities, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Doaa Oraby, and Benjamin Bellows

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The private sector as a provider of family planning services in Egypt: Challenges and opportunities [Arabic], Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Doaa Oraby, and Benjamin Bellows

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The risks of partner violence following HIV status disclosure, and health service responses: Narratives of women attending reproductive health services in Kenya, Manuela Colombini, Courtney James, Charity Ndwiga, The Integra Research Team, and Susannah H. Mayhew

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Understanding demand for family planning and reproductive health services through 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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Understanding fertility regulation strategies among educated women in Accra, Cicely Marston, Alicia Renedo, Gertrude Nyaaba, Kazuyo Machiyama, and Placide Tapsoba

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Understanding married women's vulnerability to HIV infection in Egypt: An exploratory study, Doaa Oraby and Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab

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Using the community informant based (MADE-IN and MADE-FOR) methodology for estimating maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in districts Haripur and Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Population Council

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Using the community informant based (Made-in and Made-for) methodology for estimating maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ali M. Mir, Saleem Shaikh, Mumraiz Khan, and Irfan Masood

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Using the community informant-based (MADE-IN and MADE-FOR) methodology to estimate the neonatal mortality rate (NMR) in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: A feasibility study, Ali M. Mir, Saleem Shaikh, Mumraiz Khan, Irfan Masood, Mansoor Qaisar, Sabahat Hussain, and Rehan M. Niazi

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Utilization of national health insurance for family planning and reproductive health services by the urban poor in Uttar Pradesh, India, Arupendra Mozumdar, Kumudha Aruldas, Aparna Jain, Laura Reichenbach, Robin Keeley, and M.E. Khan

Submissions from 2015

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A cross sectional comparison of postnatal care quality in facilities participating in a maternal health voucher program versus non-voucher facilities in Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Francis Obare, Rebecca Njuki, and Marleen Temmerman

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A false dichotomy: RCTs and their contributions to evidence-based public health, Laurel Hatt, Minki Chatterji, Leslie Miles, Alison B. Comfort, Benjamin Bellows, and Francis O. Okello

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Aligning goals, intents, and performance indicators in family planning service delivery, Saumya RamaRao and Anrudh K. Jain

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Analysis of trend of malaria prevalence in the ten Asian countries from 2006 to 2011: A longitudinal study, Shongkour Roy and Tanjina Khatun

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An innovative financing model for the progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring through voucher programs, Ishita Chattopadhyay, John Townsend, and Saumya RamaRao

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Anneau vaginal à la progesterone: Appel a l'action pour combler les ecarts importants dans la planification familiale postnatal, Population Council

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Anneau vaginal à progestérone: aussi sûr pour maman que pour bébé, Population Council

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Anneau vaginal à progestérone: évite les grossesses, Population Council

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Are parents talking to adolescents about sexuality? Evidence from four slums in Ghana, Selina F. Esantsi, Francis Onyango, Gloria Quansah Asare, Emmanuel Kuffour, Placide Tapsoba, Harriet Birungi, and Ian Askew

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Assessing the feasibility of police initiation of HIV post-exposure prophylaxis for sexual violence survivors in Lusaka, Zambia, Mary Zama, Mardieh Dennis, Jessica Price, and Stephanie M. Topp

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Availability, use and quality of care for medical abortion services in private facilities in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Francis Obare, Edward Ikiugu, Vitalis Akora, Jesse Njunguru, Michael Njuma, Kate Reiss, and Harriet Birungi

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Burnout at the frontline: The effect of a reproductive health voucher program on health workers in Uganda, Carinne D. Brody, John M. Irige, and Benjamin Bellows

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Can reproductive health voucher programs improve quality of postnatal care? A quasi-experimental evaluation of Kenya’s Safe Motherhood voucher scheme, Claire Watt, Timothy Abuya, Charlotte E. Warren, Lucy Kanya, and Benjamin Bellows

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'Changing the World': The Africa Regional Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Network, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, and Ian Askew

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Community-level effect of the reproductive health vouchers program on out-of-pocket spending on family planning and safe motherhood services in Kenya, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Lucy Kanya, Timothy Abuya, and Benjamin Bellows

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Community opinion leaders in Ghana speak out on adolescent sexuality: What are the issues?, Selina F. Esantsi, Francis Onyango, Gloria Quansah Asare, Emmanuel Kuffour, Placide Tapsoba, Harriet Birungi, and Ian Askew

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Community perspectives on parental/caregiver communication on reproductive health and HIV with adolescent orphans and non-orphans in western Kenya, Milka Juma, Jane Alaii, Ian Askew, L. Kay Bartholomew, and Bart van den Borne

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Comprendre les grossesses non désirées au Sénégal : Rapport du Profil Pays [Compte rendu de l’atelier de dissémination des résultats auprès des parlementaires], Babacar Mane, Bocar Mamadou Daff, Marie-Jesus Buabey, and Abdelylah Lakssir

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Conceptualizing and measuring unintended pregnancy and birth: Moving the field forward, Population Council

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Contraceptive use and fertility intentions among women living with HIV in Kenya and Swaziland, Integra Initiative

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Cost and technical efficiency of integrated HIV and SRH services in Kenya and Swaziland, Integra Initiative

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Creating conditions for scale up: Technical assistance as an implementation research uptake strategy, Ian Askew

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings, Population Council

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings: Review of postpartum and postnatal care programs in Nigeria, Godwin Unumeri and Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings: Review of postpartum service packages in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Saumya RamaRao, and Heather Clark

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings—Task sharing in the delivery of family planning programs: Experiences from Senegal, Babacar Mane, Nafissatou Diop, and Saumya RamaRao

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings—Task sharing policies and practices in the delivery of family planning services: Experiences from Nigeria, Godwin Unumeri and Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings—Task shifting and task sharing in the delivery of family planning services: Experiences from Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Saumya RamaRao, and Heather Clark

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Delivering medical abortion at scale: A study of the retail market for medical abortion in Madhya Pradesh, India, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Rajib Acharya, Veronique Filippi, and Carine Ronsmans

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Distribution d'anneaux vaginaux contraceptifs, Population Council

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Does a voucher program improve reproductive health service delivery and access in Kenya?, Rebecca Njuki, Timothy Abuya, James Kelly Kimani, Lucy Kanya, Allan Korongo, Piet Bracke, Benjamin Bellows, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Do public health services in Egypt help young married women exercise their reproductive rights?, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Tamer Rabie, Zuzana Boehmova, Loraine Hawkins, Sally Saher, and Atef El Shitany

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Education sector response to early and unintended pregnancy: A policy dialogue in Homa Bay County, Kenya, Chi-Chi Undie, Ian MacKenzie, Harriet Birungi, Stephen Barongo, Diosiana Ahindukha, and Caleb Omondi

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Education sector response to early and unintended pregnancy: A review of country experiences in sub-Saharan Africa, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Ian MacKenzie, Anne Katahoire, Francis Obare, and Patricia Machawira

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Emergency contraception in Senegal: Challenges and opportunities, Babacar Mane, Martha Brady, Saumya RamaRao, and Ababacar Thiam

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Emerging priorities in reproductive, maternal, and newborn health, Population Council

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Engaging the missing link: Evidence from FALAH for involving men in family planning in Pakistan—Case study, Seemin Ashfaq and Maqsood Sadiq

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Engaging the missing link: Evidence from FALAH for involving men in family planning in Pakistan—Meeting report, Seemin Ashfaq and Farooq Ahmed

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Enhancing contraceptive choice for postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa with the progesterone vaginal ring: A review of the evidence, Saumya RamaRao, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Wilson Liambila, and Babacar Mane

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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—Partie 1: Revue Documentaire, Leslie Dubent, Fatou Mbow, Nafissatou Diop, Fatou Ndiaye Turpin, Bocar Mamadou Daff, and Babacar Mane

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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—Partie 2: Rapport de Synthese, Fatou Mbow, Leslie Dubent, Nafissatou Diop, Fatou Ndiaye Turpin, Bocar Mamadou Daff, and Babacar Mane

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Expanding access to education for teenage mothers in Homa Bay County: What ‘might’ work, Chi-Chi Undie

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Expanding access to rights-based family planning: Activity brief, The Evidence Project

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Expanding access to secondary school education for teenage mothers in Kenya: A baseline study report, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, George Odwe, and Francis Obare

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Expanding the role of research evidence in family planning policy, program, and practice decisionmaking, Karen Hardee and Kelsey Wright

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Expanding young people's access to integrated services in Malawi, Integra Initiative

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Exploring the prevalence of disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Charlotte E. Warren, Nora Miller, Rebecca Njuki, Charity Ndwiga, Alice Maranga, Faith Mbehero, Anne Njeru, and Benjamin Bellows

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Factors associated with non-use of antenatal iron and folic acid supplements among Pakistani women: A cross sectional household survey, Yasir Bin Nisar, Michael J. Dibley, and Ali M. Mir

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Family planning policy, program, and practice decisionmaking: The role of research evidence and other factors, Karen Hardee, Kelsey Wright, and Joanne Spicehandler

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Family planning through the lens of men: Readiness, preferences, and challenges, Iram Kamran, Zeba Tasneem, Tahira Parveen, and Rehan M. Niazi

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Family planning use and fertility desires among women living with HIV in Kenya, James Kelly Kimani, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Richard Mutemwa, Susannah H. Mayhew, Ian Askew, and Integra Initiative

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Family planning vouchers to improve delivery and uptake of contraception in low and middle income countries: A systematic review, Benjamin Bellows, Ashish Bajracharya, Carol Bulaya, and Sophie Inambwae

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

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

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Findings of an evaluation of community and school-based reproductive health and HIV prevention programs in Kenya, Carolyne Njue, Helene A.C.M. Voeten, Eric Ohuma, C. Looman, Dik F. Habbama, and Ian Askew