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 2015

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Gender considerations along the HIV treatment cascade: An evidence review with priority actions, Melanie Croce-Galis, Jill Gay, Karen Hardee, What Works Association, and Population Council

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Health facility guidelines and management benchmarks: Improving workplace health services and health management in factories, farms and other workplaces in low- and middle-income countries, David Wofford, Marat Yu, Lauren Shields, and Maria Pontes

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‘High profile health facilities can add to your trouble’: Women, stigma and un/safe abortion in Kenya, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Carolyne Egesa, and Rispah Okelo

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

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Increasing access to safe menstrual regulation services in Bangladesh by offering medical menstrual regulation, Reena Yasmin, Ubaidur Rob, Ismat Ara Hena, Tapash Ranjan Das, and Farid Uddin Ahmed

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Influence of parental factors on adolescents’ transition to first sexual intercourse in Nairobi, Kenya: A longitudinal study, Chinelo C. Okigbo, Caroline W. Kabiru, Joyce Mumah, Sanyu A. Mojola, and Donatien Beguy

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Integration of sexual and reproductive health and HIV services, Integra Initiative

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Introduction of DMPA in public health facilities of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan: An evaluation, M.E. Khan, Anvita Dixit, Jaleel Ahmad, and G. Pillai

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Investigating the low patterns of modern contraceptive use in Pakistan, Iram Kamran, Zeba Tasneem, Tahira Parveen, and Yasmin Zehra Zaidi

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Invest in urban youth sexual and reproductive health to achieve a demographic dividend in Africa, Joyce Mumah, Jessica Brinton, Carol Mukiira, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Chimaraoke O. Izugbara

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Kenya adolescent sexual and reproductive health policy, Ministry of Health Kenya

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Knowledge and provision practices of misoprostol among pharmacies in Senegal, Ramatoulaye Ndao, Nafissatou Diop, Kate Reiss, Eva Burke, Thoai Ngo, Katharine Footman, and Maaike Van Min

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Landscape analysis of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Nigeria, Charlotte E. Warren, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Ayodeji Oginni, Gloria Adoyi, Karen Kirk, and Amy Dempsey

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Landscape analysis on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Bangladesh, Charlotte E. Warren, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Rahat Ara Nur, Kanij Sultana, Karen Kirk, and Amy Dempsey

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L’anneau vaginal à progestérone: Résultats de l’étude d’acceptabilité au Sénégal, Babacar Mane, Papa Chimere Diaw, Nafissatou Diop, Fatou Mbow, Heather Clark, Saumya RamaRao, and Deepa Rajamani

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L’offre des anneux vaginaux contraceptifs— La planification familiale postpartum: experience du Sénégal, Fatou Mbow, Babacar Mane, and Saumya RamaRao

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Low use and high discontinuation of modern contraceptives in Pakistan: Reasons and policy recommendations, Population Council

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Mainstreaming of emergency contraception pill in India: Challenges and opportunities, Anvita Dixit, M.E. Khan, and Isha Bhatnagar

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Male utilization in integrated SRH and HIV services, Integra Initiative

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Marie Stopes International's SIFPO Project—Strengthening international family planning organizations, October 2010–September 2015, Population Council

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Meeting contraceptive needs: Long-term associations of the PRACHAR project with married women’s awareness and behavior in Bihar, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Ravi Prakash, Rajib Acharya, Santosh Kumar Singh, and Elkan Daniel

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New dialogue for the way forward in maternal health: Addressing market inefficiencies, Katharine McCarthy, Saumya RamaRao, and Hannah Taboada

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Offering progesterone contraceptive vaginal rings for postpartum women through integrated family planning and immunization services, Ishita Chattopadhyay, John Townsend, and Saumya RamaRao

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Patterns and trends of postpartum family planning in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Nigeria: Evidence of missed opportunities for integration, Sennen Hounton, William Winfrey, Aluisio J.D. Barros, and Ian Askew

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Peer mentoring: An effective strategy for integrating HIV and SRH services, Integra Initiative

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Postpartum and post-abortion contraception: From research to programs, Iqbal Shah, K.G. Santhya, and John C. Cleland

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Poverty identification for a pro-poor health insurance scheme in Tanzania: Reliability and multi-level stakeholder perceptions, August Kuwawenaruwa, Jitihada Baraka, Kate Ramsey, Fatuma Manzi, Benjamin Bellows, and Josephine Borghi

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Prevalence, trends, and determinants of menopause in India: NFHS 1992–93 to NFHS 2005–06, Arupendra Mozumdar and Praween Kumar Agrawal

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Progesterone vaginal ring: A call-to-action to fill critical gaps in post-partum family planning, Population Council

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Beneficial role in birth spacing, Population Council

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Prevents pregnancy, Population Council

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Results of an acceptability study in Kenya, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Shiphrah Kuria, Heather Clark, Deepa Rajamani, and Saumya RamaRao

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Results of an acceptability study in Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Afolabi Kayode, Godwin Unumeri, Ayodeji Oginni, Adekunle Adeyemi, Deepa Rajamani, Heather Clark, Naomi Rijo, and Saumya RamaRao

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Results of a three-country acceptability study, Saumya RamaRao, Heather Clark, Deepa Rajamani, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Babacar Mane, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Nafissatou Diop, Wilson Liambila, Fatou Mbow, Chi-Chi Undie, Godwin Unumeri, and John Townsend

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Safe for mothers and babies, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care: A training guide for facility-based workshops—Facilitator’s guide, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care Resource Package—Alternative dispute resolution: Resolving incidents of disrespect and abuse, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care Resource Package—Debriefing sessions: Caring for the carers, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care Resource Package—Implementing respectful maternity care in Kenya, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care Resource Package—Maternity open days: Clarifying misconceptions about childbirth, Population Council

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Proposed indicators to measure adherence to and effects of rights-based family planning: Resource guide, Kelsey Wright and Karen Hardee

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Prospects for economic growth in Balochistan under alternative demographic scenarios: The case for a rapid fertility decline, David E. Bloom, Zeba Sathar, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Prospects for economic growth in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under alternative demographic scenarios: The case for a rapid fertility decline, David E. Bloom, Zeba Sathar, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Prospects for economic growth in Punjab under alternative demographic scenarios: The case for a rapid fertility decline, David E. Bloom, Zeba Sathar, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Prospects for economic growth in Sindh under alternative demographic scenarios: The case for a rapid fertility decline, David E. Bloom, Zeba Sathar, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Protocol for the evaluation of a free health insurance card scheme for poor pregnant women in Mbeya region in Tanzania: A controlled-before and after study, Josephine Borghi, Kate Ramsey, August Kuwawenaruwa, Jitihada Baraka, Edith Patouillard, Benjamin Bellows, Peter Binyaruka, and Fatuma Manzi

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Reasons for low modern contraceptive use—Insights from Pakistan and neighboring countries, Batool Zaidi and Sabahat Hussain

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Balochistan: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Punjab: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Sindh: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reproductive health of married young women in the context of HIV/AIDS in India, Avishek Hazra and Sandip Chakraborty

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Review of performance-based incentives in community-based family planning programmes, Nicole M. Bellows, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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Rights-based family planning: 10 resources to guide programming, Jan Kumar and Karen Hardee

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School-based girls' clubs as a means of addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Swaziland, Cebile Manzini-Henwood, Nokwanda Dlamini, and Francis Obare

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Social accountability for family planning: A case study of the Healthy Action Project in Uganda, The Evidence Project

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SRH and HIV service integration and stigma, Integra Initiative

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Standard Days Method of contraception: Evidence on use, implementation, and scale up, Kelsey Wright, Hiba Iqteit, and Karen Hardee

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Strengthening school health programming in Nairobi City County, Joyce Mumah

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Strengthening the role of patent medicine vendors in the provision of injectable contraception in Nigeria, Population Council and The Evidence Project

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Summary report of the measuring and monitoring quality of care meeting, Population Council

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The availability and quality of family planning services across eight districts in Pakistan: The potential and the constraints, Gul Rashida, Iram Kamran, Khan Muhammad, Rehan M. Niazi, and Tahira Parveen

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings, Population Council

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings (Spanish translation), Population Council

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings (supplemental material in Dari), Population Council

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings (supplemental material in French), Population Council

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings (with Zika information), Population Council

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The constraints of distance and poverty on institutional deliveries in Pakistan: Evidence from georeference-linked data, Anrudh K. Jain, Zeba Sathar, and Minhaj ul Haque

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The costs of delivering integrated HIV and sexual reproductive health services in limited resource settings, Carol Dayo Obure, Sedona Sweeney, Vanessa Darsamo, Christine Michaels-Igbokwe, Lorna Guinness, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Esther Muketo, Zelda Nhlabatsi, Integra Initiative, Charlotte E. Warren, Susannah H. Mayhew, Charlotte Watts, and Anna Vassall

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The education sector response to early and unintended pregnancy (EUP): A review of selected SADC countries, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, and Patricia Machawira

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The effect of a multi-component intervention on disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Charity Ndwiga, Julie Ritter, Lucy Kanya, Benjamin Bellows, Nancy Binkin, and Charlotte E. Warren

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The effect of integrating HIV services on quality of postnatal care, Integra Initiative

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The impact of population, health, and environment projects: A synthesis of evidence, Rachel Winnik Yavinsky, Carolyn Lamere, Kristen P. Patterson, and Jason Bremner

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The RAISE Health initiative for workers, companies, and communities, The Evidence Project

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To serve or to leave: A question faced by public sector healthcare providers in Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Saleem Shaikh, Gul Rashida, and Neha Mankani

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Trends in the contraceptive method mix in low- and middle-income countries: Analysis using a new "average deviation" measure, John A. Ross, Jill Keesbury, and Karen Hardee

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Understanding the reproductive health needs of adolescents in selected slums in Ghana: A public health assessment, Selina F. Esantsi, Francis Onyango, Gloria Quansah Asare, Emmanuel Kuffour, Placide Tapsoba, Harriet Birungi, and Ian Askew

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Understanding youth sexual and reproductive health-seeking behaviors in Ethiopia: Implications for youth-friendly service programming, The Evidence Project

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Union Health and Family Welfare Centers in Chittagong and Munshiganj: Are they ready to provide 24-hour normal delivery services?, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Forhana Rahman Noor, Shongkour Roy, and Afsana Fatema Noor

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Union Health and Family Welfare Centers in Chittagong and Munshiganj: Are they ready to provide 24-hour normal delivery services? (Brief), Population Council

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Use of HIV counseling and testing and family planning services among postpartum women in Kenya: A multicentre, non-randomised trial, James Kelly Kimani, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Charity Ndwiga, Susannah H. Mayhew, Anna Vassall, Richard Mutemwa, and Ian Askew

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Using community informants to estimate maternal mortality in a rural district in Pakistan: A feasibility study, Ali M. Mir, Saleem Shaikh, Siti Nurul Qomariyah, Gul Rashida, Mumraiz Khan, and Irfan Masood

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Using the community informant based (Made-In and Made-For) methodology for estimating MMR in Punjab, Ali M. Mir, Saleem Shaikh, Mumraiz Khan, and Irfan Masood

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Utilization of national health insurance for family planning and reproductive health services by the urban poor in Uttar Pradesh, India, The Evidence Project

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Utilizing social marketing and social franchising models to expand access to the progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring, Ishita Chattopadhyay, John Townsend, and Saumya RamaRao

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Validation study of LQAS-2 in Uttar Pradesh behavior change management project, Arupendra Mozumdar, Jaleel Ahmad, and M.E. Khan

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What are the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents in Ghana’s slums?, Selina F. Esantsi, Gloria Quansah Asare, and Placide Tapsoba

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What women think: Hypothetical notions of screening for intimate partner violence in Kenyan hospital settings, Chi-Chi Undie, Catherine Maternowska, Margaret Mak'anyengo, and Ian Askew

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Willingness to pay for contraceptive vaginal rings in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Deepa Rajamani, Francis Obare, Saumya RamaRao, Harriet Birungi, and Heather Clark

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Willingness to pay for contraceptive vaginal rings in Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Ayodeji Oginni, Godwin Unumeri, and Deepa Rajamani

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Willingness to pay for contraceptive vaginal rings in Senegal, Babacar Mane, Fatou Mbow, Deepa Rajamani, Nafissatou Diop, and Saumya RamaRao

Submissions from 2014

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Access to emergency contraception and safe abortion services for survivors of rape: A review of policies, programmes and country experiences in sub-Saharan Africa, Jill Thompson, Chi-Chi Undie, and Ian Askew

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Balochistan: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Punjab: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Sindh: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Achieving the goal of the London Summit on family planning by adhering to voluntary, rights-based family planning: What can we learn from past experiences with coercion?, Karen Hardee, Shannon Harris, Mariela Rodriguez, Jan Kumar, Lynn Bakamjian, Karen Newman, and Win Brown

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Adverse life events and delinquent behavior among Kenyan adolescents: A cross-sectional study on the protective role of parental monitoring, religiosity, and self-esteem, Caroline W. Kabiru, Patricia Elung'ata, Sanyu A. Mojola, and Donatien Beguy

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An evaluation of Population Services Zimbabwe’s mobile outreach model, Ravikanthi Rapiti and Saiqa Mullick

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Assessing the population-level impact of vouchers on access to health facility delivery for women in Kenya, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows