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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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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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

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Assessing the potential market for a progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring (PCVR) as a new contraceptive option in sub-Saharan Africa using needs-based market segmentation, Francis Obare, Deepa Rajamani, and Saumya RamaRao

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Assessment of sex selection in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, and Forhana Rahman Noor

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

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Bringing sexual and reproductive health in the urban contexts to the forefront of the development agenda: The case for prioritizing the urban poor, Blessing U. Mberu, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Jessica Brinton

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Childhood vaccination in rural southwestern Ethiopia: The nexus with demographic factors and women's autonomy, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, and Michelle J. Hindin

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Comprendre les grossesses non désirées au Sénégal: Rapport du profil pays, Kaila Clarke, Mohamadou Sall, Babacar Mane, Nafissatou Diop, and Bocar Mamadou Daff

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Confronting disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya: The Heshima Project, Population Council

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Coping with unintended pregnancies: Narratives from adolescents in Nairobi's slums, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, and Carol Mukiira

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Education sector response to early and unintended pregnancy (EUP): A review of country experiences in East and Southern Africa, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, and Francis Onyango

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Effect of HIV status on fertility intention and contraceptive use among women in nine sub-Saharan African countries: Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys, Joyce Mumah, Abdhalah Kasiira Ziraba, and Estelle M. Sidze

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Effects of maternal pregnancy intention, depressive symptoms and social support on risk of low birth weight: A prospective study from southwestern Ethiopia, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, and Michelle J. Hindin

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Evaluation of the impact of the voucher program for improving maternal health behavior and status in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Syed Abu Jafar Md. Musa, Ashish Bajracharya, Kaji Tamanna Keya, Forhana Rahman Noor, Eshita Jahan, Md. Irfan Hossain, Jyotirmoy Saha, and Benjamin Bellows

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Expanding the evidence base on comprehensive care for survivors of sexual violence in sub-Saharan Africa, Population Council

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Facilitator's guide for training on monitoring and evaluation of social and behavior change communication health programs, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Kumudha Aruldas, M.E. Khan, and Subrato Mondal

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Family planning counselling and use among clients seeking abortion services in private health facilities in Kenya, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, and Harriet Birungi

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High parental monitoring prevents adolescents from engaging in risky sexual practices in Harar, Ethiopia, Yadeta Dessie, Yemane Berhane, and Alemayehu Worku

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Improving family planning services in public health facilities to reach more women, Caroline W. Kabiru, Jessica Brinton, Joyce Mumah, Carol Mukiira, and Chimaraoke O. Izugbara

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Increasing access to family planning in Ghana through policy change: Task-sharing to enable auxiliary nurses to provide contraceptive implant services, Population Council

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Increasing choice of and access to family planning services via outreach in Rajasthan, India, Kumudha Aruldas, M.E. Khan, Jaleel Ahmad, and Anvita Dixit

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Induced abortions and unintended pregnancies in Pakistan, 2012, Population Council

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International seminar on promoting postpartum and post-abortion family planning: Challenges and opportunities, IUSSP Scientific Panel on Reproductive Health

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Kenya country profile: A status check on unintended pregnancy in Kenya, Joyce Mumah, Jessica Brinton, Caroline W. Kabiru, Carol Mukiira, and Chimaraoke O. Izugbara

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

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La planification familiale postpartum au Burkina Faso - résumé en français, STEP UP Research Programme Consortium

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Lessons from sexual and reproductive health voucher program design and function: A comprehensive review, Corinne G. Grainger, Anna C. Gorter, Jerry Okal, and Benjamin Bellows

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Maternal and newborn health behaviors in rural Uttar Pradesh: Findings from learning phase baseline survey 2013, M.E. Khan, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Avishek Hazra, Anvita Dixit, Isha Bhatnagar, Jaleel Ahmad, and D.N. Ahmad

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Maternal health commodity landscaping exercise: A snapshot of the Bangladesh program, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Saumya RamaRao, Ismat Ara Hena, and Ubaidur Rob

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Measuring the impact of contraceptive use on unintended pregnancy and other health outcomes, STEP UP Research Programme Consortium

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Operationalizing a proposed national protocol for the prevention and management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia using a loading dose of magnesium sulphate at community health facilities in Bangladesh, Population Council

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Performance-based incentive for improving quality of maternal health services in Bangladesh, Ubaidur Rob and Mohammad Masudul Alam

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Population and health dynamics in Nairobi's informal settlements: Report of the Nairobi Cross-sectional Slums Survey (NCSS 2012), African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

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Postpartum family planning in Burkina Faso, Marina Daniele

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Prevalence of unintended pregnancy and needs for family planning among married adolescent girls living in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Sabiha Chowdhuri, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Noushin Islam, and Anisuddin Ahmed

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Prioritizing family planning for achieving provincial maternal child health and development goals, Zeba Sathar, Muhammad Asif Wazir, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care: A training guide for community-based workshops—Community facilitator's guide, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Alice Maranga, Christine Ochieng, Mary Wanjala, Beatrice Chelang'at, Anne Njeru, Annie Gituto, George Odhiambo, Faith Mbehero, Lucia Maina, and Jeremiah Maina

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care: A training guide for facility-based workshops—Participant's guide, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Alice Maranga, Christine Ochieng, Mary Wanjala, Beatrice Chelang'at, Anne Njeru, Annie Gituto, George Odhiambo, Faith Mbehero, Lucia Maina, and Jeremiah Maina

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) at birth: Orientation for community-based workshops, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) at birth: Orientation for facility-based workshops, Population Council

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Reaching the unreached through community mobilization in an innovative and sustainable way, Arupendra Mozumdar, M.E. Khan, and Subrato Mondal

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Reduce contraception discontinuation in Bangladesh by improving counseling on side effects, Fauzia Akhter Huda and Sabiha Chowdhuri

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Reducing unsafe menstrual regulation through medication in Bangladesh, Ubaidur Rob, Ismat Ara Hena, Nargis Sultana, Md. Irfan Hossain, Reena Yasmin, Tapash Ranjan Das, and Farid Uddin Ahmed

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Research gaps in scale up of family planning and reproductive health programming, The Evidence Project, E2A, HPP, and MEASURE Evaluation

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Safe motherhood voucher programme coverage of health facility deliveries among poor women in South-western Uganda, Lucy Kanya, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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Second consultation on developing standards for identifying evidence-based practices in reproductive health, STEP UP Research Programme Consortium

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Sexual and reproductive health of women living with HIV in Egypt: Unmet needs and unfulfilled dreams, Doaa Oraby and Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab

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Social accountability: What are the lessons for improving family planning and reproductive health programs?, Victoria Boydell and Jill Keesbury

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Strengthening the evidence base on social accountability for improving family planning and reproductive health programs, Victoria Boydell, Jill Keesbury, and Kelsey Wright

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Summarizing bodies of evidence on the implementation and effectiveness of FP/RH interventions, Ian Askew

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The management of unwanted pregnancy among women in Nairobi, Kenya, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara and Carolyne Egesa

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Training manual on basic monitoring and evaluation of social and behavior change communication health programs, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Kumudha Aruldas, and M.E. Khan

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Understanding unintended pregnancy in Senegal: Country profile report, Kaila Clarke, Mohamadou Sall, Babacar Mane, Nafissatou Diop, and Bocar Mamadou Daff

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Unintended pregnancies among young women living in urban slums: Evidence from a prospective study in Nairobi City, Kenya, Donatien Beguy, Joyce Mumah, and Lindsey Gottschalk

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Unintended pregnancies in Kenya: A country profile, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, Carol Mukiira, Jessica Brinton, Michael Mutua, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Harriet Birungi, and Ian Askew

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Unintended pregnancy and abortion in India: Country profile report, Mary Philip Sebastian, M.E. Khan, and Daliya Sebastian

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Unintended pregnancy and subsequent use of modern contraceptive among slum and non-slum women in Nairobi, Kenya, Jean-Christophe Fotso, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Teresa Saliku, and Rhoune Ochako

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Unintended pregnancy by the numbers: A look at Kenya, Carol Mukiira, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Chimaraoke O. Izugbara

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Validating indicators of the quality of maternal health care: Final report, Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, James Kelly Kimani, Jackline Kivunaga, Brian Mdawida, Charity Ndwiga, Katharine McCarthy, and Ann K. Blanc

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Validating indicators of the quality of maternal health care: Final report, Mexico, Karla Berdichevsky, Claudia Diaz, Katharine McCarthy, and Ann K. Blanc

Submissions from 2013

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Access to emergency contraception and safe abortion services for survivors of rape and defilement in sub-Saharan Africa: A regional overview, Jill Thompson, Chi-Chi Undie, and Ian Askew

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Adapting the WHO tool on sexual and reproductive health and human rights: Experiences in four countries, Ian Askew, Kaila Clarke, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Joyce Mumah, and Mary Philip Sebastian

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Analyse des besoins non satisfaits au Sénégal, Kazuyo Machiyama and John C. Cleland

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An assessment of opportunities and challenges for public sector involvement in the maternal health voucher program in Uganda, Jerry Okal, Lucy Kanya, Francis Obare, Rebecca Njuki, Timothy Abuya, Teresah Bange, Charlotte E. Warren, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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Approaches that will yield greater success when implementing self-administered electronic data capture ICT systems in the developing world with an illiterate or semi-literate population, Stanley J. Mierzwa, Samir Souidi, Irene Friedland, Sarah A. Littlefield, Lauren L. Katzen, Craig Savel, Deborah Boccio, and Saumya RamaRao

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Assessing retention and motivation of public health-care providers (particularly female providers) in rural Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Gul Rashinda Shaikh, Saleem Shaikh, Neha Mankani, Anushe Hassan, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Assessment of the availability and use of maternal health supplies in the primary health care system in Amhara Region, Ethiopia, Sarah Raifman, Sisay Mellese, Kelemua Hailemariam, Ian Askew, and Annabel Erulkar