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Submissions from 2009

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Parenteral administration of progestins for hormonal replacement therapy, Anita Nath and Régine Sitruk-Ware

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Peptidergic not monoaminergic fibers profusely innervate the young adult human testis, Yong-Guang Gong, Ming-Ming Feng, Xiang-Nong Hu, Yi-Qiu Wang, Min Gu, Wei Zhang, and Renshan Ge

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Pharmacology and clinical applications of selective estrogen receptor modulators, Anita Nath and Régine Sitruk-Ware

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Phthalate-induced testicular dysgenesis syndrome: Leydig cell influence, Guo-Xin Hu, Qing-Quan Lian, Renshan Ge, Dianne O. Hardy, and Xiao-Kun Li

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Phthalate levels and low birth weight: A nested case-control study of Chinese newborns, Yunhui Zhang, Ling Lin, Yang Cao, Bingheng Chen, Lixing Zheng, and Renshan Ge

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Pilot community-based intervention to address the needs of elderly caregivers in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Priscilla Reddy, Shegs James, H. Mutumba Bilay-Boon, Eka Esu-Williams, and Hena Khan

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Polarity proteins and cell–cell interactions in the testis, Elissa W.P. Wong and C. Yan Cheng

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Population policies, programmes and the environment, J. Joseph Speidel, Deborah Weiss, Sally A. Ethelston, and Sarah M. Gilbert

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Premarital sexual behaviour among unmarried college students of Gujarat, India, Rachna Sujay

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Prevalence of child marriage and its effect on fertility and fertility-control outcomes of young women in India: A cross-sectional, observational study, Anita Raj, Niranjan Saggurti, Donta Balaiah, and Jay G. Silverman

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Preventive service needs of young people perinatally infected with HIV in Uganda, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare Onyango, John Frank Mugisha, Humphres Evelia, and Juliana K. Nyombi

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RAB13 participates in ectoplasmic specialization dynamics in the rat testis, Dolores D. Mruk and Ann S.N. Lau

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Rates of serious infection after changes in regimens for medical abortion, Mary Fjerstad, James Trussell, Irving Sivin, E. Steve Lichtenberg, and Vanessa Cullins

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Recent research on sexuality in East Africa, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, and Peter Aggleton

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Reference Guides for Health Care Organizations Seeking Accreditation for High-quality, Gender-sensitive Reproductive Health Services, Patricia Riveros, Erica Palenque, Ricardo Vernon, Ignacio Carreno, and John H. Bratt

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Reference Guides for Health Care Organizations Seeking Accreditation for High-quality, Gender-sensitive Reproductive Health Services—Appendixes, Patricia Riveros, Erica Palenque, Ricardo Vernon, Ignacio Carreno, and John H. Bratt

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Regulation of blood-testis barrier dynamics by focal adhesion kinase (FAK): An unexpected turn of events, C. Yan Cheng and Dolores D. Mruk

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Revitalizing family planning: Lessons learned on strengthening contraceptive provision, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Safety and availability of dapivirine (TMC120) delivered from an intravaginal ring, Joseph W. Romano, Bruce Variano, P. Coplan, J. Van Roey, K. Douville, Zeda Rosenberg, Marleen Temmerman, H. Verstraelen, L. Van Bortel, S. Weyers, and M. Mitchnick

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Sexual behavior and desires among adolescents perinatally infected with human immunodeficiency virus in Uganda: Implications for programming, Harriet Birungi, John Frank Mugisha, Francis Obare Onyango, and Juliana K. Nyombi

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Sexual risk reduction among married women and men in urban India: An anthropological intervention, Stephen L. Schensul, Ravi K. Verma, Bonnie K. Nastasi, Niranjan Saggurti, and Abdelwahed Mekki-Berrada

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Sexual violence: Setting the research agenda for Kenya, Catherine Maternowska, Jill Keesbury, and Nduku Kilonzo

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Social context, sexual risk perceptions and stigma: HIV vulnerability among male sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya, Jerry Okal, Stanley Luchters, Scott Geibel, Matthew F. Chersich, Daniel Lango, and Marleen Temmerman

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Special needs of in-school HIV positive young people in Uganda, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Anne Katahoire, Hannington Nkayivu, and Aggrey David Kibenge

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Standards required in maintaining the chain of evidence in the context of post rape care services: Findings of a study conducted in Kenya, Carol Ajema, Emily Rogena, Hadley Muchela, Buluma Bwire, and Nduku Kilonzo

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STI prevalence and associated factors among urban men in Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Abdul Wajid, Laura Reichenbach, and Mumraiz Khan

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Technical assistance to the Uganda AIDS Commission for operationallisation of the performance monitoring and management plan, Frederick Makumbi, Roy Mayega, David Kisitu, Juliet Sekandi, Denis A. Bwesigye, Robert Miller, and Sam Kalibala

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Testicular cell junction: A novel target for male contraception, Nikki P.Y. Lee, Elissa W.P. Wong, Dolores D. Mruk, and C. Yan Cheng

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TGF-β3 and TNFα perturb blood-testis barrier (BTB) dynamics by accelerating the clathrin-mediated endocytosis of integral membrane proteins: A new concept of BTB regulation during spermatogenesis, Weiliang Xia, Elissa W.P. Wong, Dolores D. Mruk, and C. Yan Cheng

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The AFFORD Health Marketing Initiative in Uganda: Mid-term evaluation, Oleksandr Rohozynsky, Christie Billingsley, and Annette Bongiovanni

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The (+)- and (-)-gossypols potently inhibit human and rat 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2, Bing-Bing Chen, Han Lin, Guo-Xin Hu, Ying Su, Hong-Yu Zhou, Qing-Quan Lian, Hui Cai, Dianne O. Hardy, Ding-Ying Gu, and Renshan Ge

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The co-occurrence of intimate partner violence and syphilis among pregnant women in Bolivia, Claudia Díaz-Olavarrieta, Kate S. Wilson, Sandra G. García, Rita Revollo, Kara Richmond, Francisco Paz, and Lorena Chavez

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The Copperbelt model of integrated care for survivors of rape and defilement: Testing the feasibility of police provision of emergency contraceptive pills, Jill Keesbury, Mary Zama, and Sudha Shreeniwas

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The effectiveness of a community-based education program on abandoning female genital mutilation/cutting in Senegal, Nafissatou J. Diop and Ian Askew

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The feasibility of integrating alcohol risk-reduction counseling into existing VCT services in Kenya, Caroline Mackenzie, Karusa Kiragu, George Odingo, Rukia Yassin, Peter Shikuku, Patrick Angala, William Sinkele, Melania Akinyi, and Nduku Kilonzo

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The impact of a community-based pilot health education intervention for older people as caregivers of orphaned and sick children as a result of HIV and AIDS in South Africa, Hermien Boon, Robert A.C. Ruiter, Shegs James, Bart van den Borne, Eka Esu-Williams, and Priscilla Reddy

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The making of the Kenya sexual offenses act, 2006: Behind the scenes, Washington Onyango-Ouma, Njoki Ndung'u, Nancy Baraza, and Harriet Birungi

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The overlooked epidemic: Addressing HIV prevention and treatment among men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa, National AIDS Control Council of Kenya and Population Council

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The Refentse model for post-rape care: Strengthening sexual assault care and HIV post-exposure prophylaxis in a district hospital in rural South Africa, Julia C. Kim, Ian Askew, Lufuno Muvhango, Ntabozuko Dwane, Tanya Abramsky, Stephen Jan, Ennica Ntlemo, Jane Chege, and Charlotte Watts

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Tonsillar application of AT-2 SIV affords partial protection against rectal challenge with SIVmac239, Panagiotis Vagenas; Vennansha G. Williams; Michael Piatak, Jr.; Julian W. Bess; Jeffrey D. Lifson; James Blanchard; Agegnehu Gettie; and Melissa Robbiani

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Transcription regulation in spermatogenesis, Wing-Yee Lui and C. Yan Cheng

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Translating medical evidence into practice: Working with communities and providers to promote active management of the third stage of labour, B. Subha Sri

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Unexpected heaping in reported gestational age for women undergoing medical abortion, Irving Sivin, James Trussell, E. Steve Lichtenberg, Mary Fjerstad, Kelly Cleland, and Vanessa Cullins

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Value of serum antisperm antibodies in diagnosing obstructive azoospermia, Richard Lee, Marc Goldstein, Brant W. Ullery, Joshua Ehrlich, Marc Soares, Renee A. Razzano, Michael Herman, Mark A. Callahan, Philip S. Li, Peter N. Schlegel, and Steven S. Witkin

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Youth reproductive health: Investing in the future, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

Submissions from 2008

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Accuracy of self-screening for contraindications to combined oral contraceptive use, Daniel Grossman, Leticia Fernandez, Kristine Hopkins, Jon Amastae, Sandra G. Garcia, and Joseph E. Potter

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Adapting focused antenatal care: Lessons from three African countries, Harriet Birungi

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Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and its determinants amongst HIV patients in India, Avina Sarna, Sanjay Pujari, A.K. Sengar, Rajiv Garg, Indrani Gupta, and Johannes van Dam

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Adult varicocele, Howard H. Kim and Marc Goldstein

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Africa regional sexual and gender-based violence network consultation: Technical exchange and planning meeting, Population Council

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A fusion inhibitor prevents spread of immunodeficiency viruses, but not activation of virus-specific T cells, by dendritic cells, Ines Frank, Hella Stössel, Agegnehu Gettie, Stuart G. Turville, Julian W. Bess, Jeffrey D. Lifson, Irving Sivin, Nikolaus Romani, and Melissa Robbiani

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Analysis of the evolution of the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting in Burkina Faso, Nafissatou J. Diop, Zakari Congo, Aina Ouedraogo, Alphosine Sawadogo, Lydia Saloucou, and Ida Tamini

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An assessment of the Positive Partnership Project in Thailand: Key considerations for scaling-up microcredit loans for HIV-positive and negative pairs in other settings, Mechai Viravaidya, R.C. Wolf, and Philip Guest

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An autocrine axis in the testis that coordinates spermiation and blood-testis barrier restructuring during spermatogenesis, Helen H.N. Yan, Dolores D. Mruk, Elissa W.P. Wong, Will M. Lee, and C. Yan Cheng

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Anchoring junctions as drug targets: Role in contraceptive development, Dolores D. Mruk, Bruno Silvestrini, and C. Yan Cheng

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A randomized, placebo-controlled trial to assess the safety and acceptability of use of carraguard vaginal gel by heterosexual couples in Thailand, Peter H. Kilmarx, Kelly Blanchard, Supaporn Chaikummao, Barbara Friedland, Nucharee Srivirojana, Cathy Connolly, Paisit Witwatwongwana, Somsak Supawitkul, Philip A. Mock, Thanyanan Chaowanachan, and Jordan W. Tappero

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A situation analysis of care and support for rape survivors at first point of contact in India and Bangladesh, M.E. Khan, Aruna Bhattacharya, Ismat Bhuiya, and Aditi Aeron

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Assessing Integration Methodology (AIM): A Handbook for Measuring and Assessing the Integration of Family Planning and Other Reproductive Health Services, M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes, Saumya RamaRao, Ricardo Estrada, Charlotte E. Warren, Saiqa Mullick, Ian Askew, Harriet Birungi, John Townsend, and Susana Medina

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Assessing routine health information system in selected PAIMAN districts by using lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) technique, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Assessing the need and opportunities for improved linkages between conditional cash transfers and reproductive health programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Ricardo Vernon and M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes

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Assessment of knowledge and attitudes of married women on maternal and newborn health (MNH) in selected union councils of project districts, Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

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Assessment of progress of the Postabortion Care Initiative in Francophone Africa, Thierno Dieng, Mohamed Diadhiou, Nafissatou J. Diop, and Youmane Niang Faye

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Assessment of risk factors for HIV infection among men who have sex with men in the metropolitan area of Campinas City, Brazil, using respondent-driven sampling, Maeve de Mello, Adriana de Araujo Pinho, Magda Chinaglia, Waimar Tun, Aristides Barbosa Junior, Maria Cristina, F.J. Ilario, Paulo Reis, Regina C.S. Salles, Suzanne Westman, and Juan Diaz

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Assessment of risk factors for HIV infection in female sex workers and men who have sex with men in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Magda Chinaglia, Waimar Tun, Maeve Mello, Magdalena Insfran, and Juan Diaz

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Barriers to the community support of orphans and vulnerable youth in Rwanda, Tonya R. Thurman, Leslie Snider, Neil W. Boris, Edward Kalisa, Laetitia N. Nyirazinyoye, and Lisanne Brown

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Biology and regulation of ectoplasmic specialization, an atypical adherens junction type, in the testis, Elissa W.P. Wong, Dolores D. Mruk, and C. Yan Cheng

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Blood-testis barrier dynamics are regulated by testosterone and cytokines via their differential effects on the kinetics of protein endocytosis and recycling in Sertoli cells, Helen H.N. Yan, Dolores D. Mruk, Will M. Lee, and C. Yan Cheng

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Bolivia: A gender focus in service delivery improves quality of care, Population Council

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Burkina Faso: Political will, law enforcement, and educational campaigns appear to be reducing FGM/C, Population Council

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Candida albicans-induced DC activation partially restricts HIV amplification in DCs and increases DC to T-cell spread of HIV, Laurence Vachot, Vennansha G. Williams, Julian W. Bess, Jeffrey D. Lifson, and Melissa Robbiani

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Caring for caregivers: An HIV/AIDS workplace intervention for hospital staff in Zambia—Evaluation results, Karusa Kiragu, Mutinta Nyumbu, Thabale J. Ngulube, Panganani Njobvu, Chilufya Mwaba, Arthur Kalimbwe, and Spike Bradford

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Catalyzing personal and social change around gender, sexuality, and HIV: Impact evaluation of Puntos de Encuentro´s communication strategy in Nicaragua, Irela Solorzano, Amy Bank, Rodolfo Pena, Henry Espinoza, Mary Ellsberg, and Julie Pulerwitz

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CD4-specific designed ankyrin repeat proteins are novel potent HIV entry inhibitors with unique characteristics, Andreas Schweizer, Peter Rusert, Livia Berlinger, Claudia R. Ruprecht, Axel Mann, Stéphanie Corthesy, Stuart G. Turville, Meropi Aravantinou, Marek Fischer, Melissa Robbiani, Patrick Amstutz, and Alexandra Trkola

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Circumstances and motivations for fostering children in Zambia, Katie D. Schenk, Lewis Ndhlovu, Stephen Tembo, Andson Nsune, Chozi Nkhata, Batuke Walusiku, and Charlotte Watts

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Community-based kangaroo mother care to prevent neonatal and infant mortality: A randomized, controlled cluster trial, Nancy L. Sloan, Salahuddin Ahmed, Satindra N. Mitra, Nuzhat Choudhury, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Ubaidur Rob, and Beverly Winikoff

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Community development and HIV/STI-related vulnerability among female sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Deanna Kerrigan, Paulo Telles, Helena Torres, Cheryl Overs, and Christopher Castle

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Comparative actions of progesterone, medroxyprogesterone acetate, drospirenone and nestorone on breast cancer cell migration and invasion, Xiao-Dong Fu, Maria Silva Giretti, Lorenzo Goglia, Marina Ines Flamini, Angel Matias Sanchez, Chiara Baldacci, Silvia Garibaldi, Régine Sitruk-Ware, Andrea R. Genazzani, and Tommaso Simoncini

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Comparing the effectiveness and costs of alternative strategies for improving access to information and services for the IUD in Ghana, Ivy Osei, Gertrude Voetagbe, Moses Aikins, John Gyapong, Philomena Nyarko, Harriet Birungi, Gloria Quansah Asare, Henrietta Odoi-Agyarko, and Olivia Aglah

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Consentement éclairé dans les essais de prévention du VIH: Points saillants d'un atelier international, Population Council

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Consentimento informado nos ensaios de prevenção do HIV: Pontos altos dum workshop internacional, Population Council

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Consentimiento informado en ensayos de prevención del VIH: Aspectos destacados de un taller internacional, Population Council

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Creating the conditions for scale-up of the Men in Maternity intervention in India, Leila Caleb-Varkey, Anurag Mishra, and M.E. Khan

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Creating the conditions for scaling up the integration of reproductive health services for men in health and family welfare centers in Bangladesh, M.A. Mannan, Jafar Ahmad Hakim, Syeda Tazneen Waris, Ashraf Ali, AKM Nurul Hakim, Abdul Hannan, Sameena Chowdhury, Saria Tasnim, Saiful Islam, AQM Rezaul Karim, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Ubaidur Rob, and M.E. Khan

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Cross-talk between tight and anchoring junctions: Lesson from the testis, Helen H.N. Yan, Dolores D. Mruk, Will M. Lee, and C. Yan Cheng

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Cyclic 3′,5′-AMP causes ADAM1/ADAM2 to rapidly diffuse within the plasma membrane of guinea pig sperm, Gary R. Hunnicutt, Dennis E. Koppel, Susanna Kwitny, and Ann E. Cowan

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'Dare to Be Different': Enhancing life skills education for HIV prevention in South African schools, Tobey Nelson Sapiano, Nathi Sohaba, and Eka Esu-Williams

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Delinking female genital mutilation/cutting from Islam, Ibrahim Lethome Asmani and Maryam Sheikh Abdi

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Delivering non-hormonal contraceptives to men: Advances and obstacles, Dolores D. Mruk and C. Yan Cheng

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Delivery of contraceptives to men: Lesson from other therapeutic drugs, Elissa W.P. Wong, Dolores D. Mruk, and C. Yan Cheng

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Depressive symptoms in youth heads of household in Rwanda: Correlates and implications for intervention, Neil W. Boris, Lisanne A. Brown, Tonya R. Thurman, Janet C. Rice, Leslie M. Snider, Joseph Ntaganira, and Laetitia N. Nyirazinyoye

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Desire for motherhood: Exploring HIV-positive women's desires, intentions and decision-making in attaining motherhood, S. Kanniappan, M.J. Jeyapaul, and Shvveta Kalyanwala

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Determinants of the rate and extent of spermatogenic suppression during hormonal male contraception: An integrated analysis, Peter Y. Liu, Ronald S. Swerdloff, Bradley D. Anawalt, Richard A. Anderson, William J. Bremner, Joerg Elliesen, Yi-Qun Gu, Wendy M. Kersemaekers, Robert I. McLachlan, M. Cristina Meriggiola, Eberhard Nieschlag, Régine Sitruk-Ware, Kirsten M. Vogelsong, Xing-Hai Wang, Frederick C.W. Wu, Michael Zitzmann, David J. Handelsman, and Christina Wang

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Developing comprehensive and evidence-based policy and guidelines for antenatal and postnatal care in KwaZulu-Natal, Prudence Ditlopo, Mantshi Menziwa, Saiqa Mullick, Saumya RamaRao, Janet Dalton, Dolly Nyasulu, Mags Beksinska, and Busi Kunene

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Development of a quality assurance procedure for reproductive health services for district public health systems: Implementation and scale-up in the state of Gujarat, M.E. Khan, Anurag Mishra, Vivek Sharma, and Leila Caleb-Varkey

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Differentiating normal from abnormal rates of genital epithelial findings in vaginal microbicide trials, Janneke van de Wijgert, Peter H. Kilmarx, Heidi E. Jones, John M. Karon, and Supaporn Chaikummao

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Dissocier les mutilations génitales féminines de l'Islam, Ibrahim Lethome Asmani and Maryam Sheikh Abdi

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Does estrogen therapy reduce coronary artery calcification in postmenopausal women?, Régine Sitruk-Ware

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Domestic violence, contraceptive use, and unwanted pregnancy in rural India, Rob Stephenson, Michael A. Koenig, Rajib Acharya, and Tarun K. Roy

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Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua: Promoting family planning during the postpartum period can increase contraceptive acceptance, Population Council

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Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua: Women living with HIV have unmet family planning needs, Population Council