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  1. Maternal mortality remains a severe problem in many parts of the world, despite efforts to reach MDG 5. In addition, underreporting is an issue especially in low income countries. Our objective has been to ide...

    Authors: Afisah Yakubu Zakariah, Sophie Alexander, Jos van Roosmalen, Pierre Buekens, Enyonam Yao Kwawukume and Patrick Frimpong

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  2. Current estimates of maternal mortality ratios in Kenya are at least as high as 560 deaths per 100,000 live births. Given the pervasive poverty and lack of quality health services in slum areas, the maternal m...

    Authors: Abdhalah Kasiira Ziraba, Nyovani Madise, Samuel Mills, Catherine Kyobutungi and Alex Ezeh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  3. To determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other reproductive tract infections (RTIs) among pregnant women in Moshi, Tanzania and to compare the occurrence of STIs/RTIs among hum...

    Authors: Sia E Msuya, Jacqueline Uriyo, Akhtar Hussain, Elizabeth M Mbizvo, Stig Jeansson, Noel E Sam and Babill Stray-Pedersen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  4. Improving the reproductive health of young women in developing countries requires access to safe and effective methods of fertility control, but most rely on traditional rather than modern contraceptives such ...

    Authors: Lisa M Williamson, Alison Parkes, Daniel Wight, Mark Petticrew and Graham J Hart

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:3

    Content type: Review

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  5. The third stage of labour refers to the period between birth of the baby and complete expulsion of the placenta. Some degree of blood loss occurs after the birth of the baby due to separation of the placenta. ...

    Authors: A Metin Gülmezoglu, Mariana Widmer, Mario Merialdi, Zahida Qureshi, Gilda Piaggio, Diana Elbourne, Hany Abdel-Aleem, Guillermo Carroli, G Justus Hofmeyr, Pisake Lumbiganon, Richard Derman, Pius Okong, Shivaprasad Goudar, Mario Festin, Fernando Althabe and Deborah Armbruster

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2009 6:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Maternal health services have a potentially critical role in the improvement of reproductive health. In order to get a better understanding of adolescent mothers'needs we compared health seeking practices of f...

    Authors: Lynn Atuyambe, Florence Mirembe, Nazarius M Tumwesigye, Johansson Annika, Edward K Kirumira and Elisabeth Faxelid

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  7. The percentage of women giving birth after the age of 35 increased in many western countries. The number of women remaining childless also increased, mostly due to aging oocytes. The method of oocyte donation ...

    Authors: Joke M Schutte, Nico WE Schuitemaker, Eric AP Steegers and Jos van Roosmalen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:12

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Experiences at sexual debut may be linked to reproductive health later in life. Additionally, young women with older sexual partners may be at greater risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. This stu...

    Authors: Anu Manchikanti Gómez, Ilene S Speizer, Heidi Reynolds, Nancy Murray and Harry Beauvais

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  9. Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to treat infertility have been available for nearly three decades. There have been a number of systematic comparisons of the health and development of ART-conceived wit...

    Authors: Jane RW Fisher, Karin Hammarberg, HW Gordon Baker and John C McBain

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:7

    Content type: Research

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  10. To identify all the records within the Brazilian Hospital Information System (HIS) that contained information suggestive of severe maternal morbidity (near miss); to describe the diagnoses and procedures used;...

    Authors: Maria H Sousa, Jose G Cecatti, Ellen E Hardy and Suzanne J Serruya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  11. The purpose of the study was to evaluate inter- and intra-observer variability in sonographic measurements of the cross-sectional area of the umbilical cord and the diameters of its vessels in low-risk pregnan...

    Authors: Cristiane Barbieri, Jose G Cecatti, Carla E Souza, Emilio F Marussi and Jose V Costa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:5

    Content type: Research

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  12. The ICPD agenda of reproductive health was declared as the most comprehensive one, which had actually broadened the spectrum of reproductive health and drove the states to embark upon initiatives to improve re...

    Authors: Farina G Abrejo, Babar T Shaikh and Sarah Saleem

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:4

    Content type: Review

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  13. We describe reproductive health issues among pregnant women in a rural area of Kenya with a high coverage of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and high prevalence of HIV (15%).

    Authors: Anna M van Eijk, Kim A Lindblade, Frank Odhiambo, Elizabeth Peterson, Evallyne Sikuku, John G Ayisi, Peter Ouma, Daniel H Rosen and Laurence Slutsker

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  14. Poor response to ovarian stimulation with exogenous gonadotrophins occurs in 9–24% of women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, which represents an estimated 4000–10,000 women per year in the UK...

    Authors: Sesh K Sunkara, Arri Coomarasamy, Yakoub Khalaf and Peter Braude

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:12

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. The aim of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) at baseline and at 18 and 36 months of use of etonogestrel (ENG)-and levonorgestrel (LNG)-releasing contraceptive implants. This is a continuati...

    Authors: Cecilia Monteiro-Dantas, Ximena Espejo-Arce, Jeffrey F Lui-Filho, Arlete M Fernandes, Ilza Monteiro and Luis Bahamondes

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  16. Episiotomy is the surgical enlargement of the vaginal orifice by an incision of the perineum during the second stage of labor or just before delivery of the baby. During the 1970s, it was common to perform an ...

    Authors: Ratchadawan Sooklim, Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Pisake Lumbiganon, Witoon Prasertcharoensuk, Jeerichuda Pattamadilok, Kanok Seekorn, Chompilas Chongsomchai, Prakai Pitak and Sukanya Chansamak

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:10

    Content type: Research

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  17. Traditional patterns relating to how to handle pregnancy and birth are often challenged due to migration. The purpose of this study was to describe Middle Eastern mothers' experiences of the maternal health ca...

    Authors: Pernilla Ny, Lars Plantin, Elisabeth D Karlsson and Anna-Karin Dykes

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:9

    Content type: Review

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  18. Cervical cancer is the most common female cancer in Uganda. Over 80% of women diagnosed or referred with cervical cancer in Mulago national referral and teaching hospital have advanced disease. Plans are under...

    Authors: Twaha Mutyaba, Elisabeth Faxelid, Florence Mirembe and Elisabete Weiderpass

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  19. Despite efforts to assure high methodological standards, systematic reviews may be affected by publication bias. The objective of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of publication bias in a collection o...

    Authors: João P Souza, Cynthia Pileggi and José G Cecatti

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:3

    Content type: Research

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  20. In 2002, cervical cancer was one of the leading causes of death in Mexico. Quantitative techniques allowed for the identification of socioeconomic, behavioral and biological characteristics that are part of it...

    Authors: Blanca E Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Laura L Tirado-Gómez, Alejandro Mohar-Betancourt and Malaquías López-Cervantes

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:2

    Content type: Research

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  21. The 100% Jeune youth social marketing program in Cameroon aims to address the high STI/HIV prevalence rates and the high levels of unwanted pregnancy. This study evaluates the 100% Jeune program, analyzing its re...

    Authors: Andrea Plautz and Dominique Meekers

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  22. Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare ulcerative skin disease. The diagnosis is based on clinical features and excluding other causes of skin ulcers, as it does not have characteristic histopathology or laboratory fi...

    Authors: Franyke Banga, Nico Schuitemaker and Piet Meijer

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:9

    Content type: Case report

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  23. To find out about the prenatal diagnosis rate of myelomeningocele (MMC) by ultrasound scan in patients referred to the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Tehran, Iran from July 2004 to July 2005.

    Authors: Syed Shuja Kazmi, Farideh Nejat, Parvin Tajik and Hadi Roozbeh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:6

    Content type: Research

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  24. The Tibetan Delek Hospital is a small general hospital providing primary and secondary care for the Tibetan refugee community and the local Indian population in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, North India. In a ...

    Authors: Stewart W Mercer, Katherine Sevar and Tsetan D Sadutshan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:4

    Content type: Research

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  25. Medical literature has increasingly reported cases of maternal brain death during pregnancy. This is a rare situation which demands the decision and, depending on the gestational age, the implementation of a s...

    Authors: João P Souza, Antonio Oliveira-Neto, Fernanda Garanhani Surita, José G Cecatti, Eliana Amaral and João L Pinto e Silva

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:3

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Improving maternal health is one of the UN Millennium Development Goals. We assessed provision and use of antenatal services and delivery care among women in rural Kenya to determine whether women were receivi...

    Authors: Anna M van Eijk, Hanneke M Bles, Frank Odhiambo, John G Ayisi, Ilse E Blokland, Daniel H Rosen, Kubaje Adazu, Laurence Slutsker and Kim A Lindblade

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:2

    Content type: Research

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  27. Stillbirth rate is an important indicator of access to and quality of antenatal and delivery care. Obtaining overall estimates across various regions of the world is not straightforward due to variation in def...

    Authors: Lale Say, Allan Donner, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Monica Taljaard and Gilda Piaggio

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:1

    Content type: Research

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  28. Despite being a preventable disease, cervical cancer claims the lives of almost half a million women worldwide each year. India bears one-fifth of the global burden of the disease, with approximately 130,000 n...

    Authors: Rasha Dabash, Jyoti Vajpayee, Martha Jacob, Ilana Dzuba, Nisha Lal, Jan Bradley and LB Prasad

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:11

    Content type: Research

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  29. To determine the frequency of near-miss (severe acute maternal morbidity) and the nature of near-miss events, and comparatively analysed near-miss morbidities and maternal deaths among pregnant women managed o...

    Authors: Olufemi T Oladapo, Adewale O Sule-Odu, Adetola O Olatunji and Olusoji J Daniel

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:9

    Content type: Research

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  30. To evaluate whether the introduction of a strict protocol based on the systemic evaluation of critically ill pregnant women with complications of hypertension affected the outcome of those women.

    Authors: Hennie Lombaard, Robert C Pattinson, Fèbè Backer and Peter Macdonald

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:7

    Content type: Research

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  31. The medical literature has reported an increase in myomectomy during caesarean section in the past decade. However, myomectomy performed during pregnancy remains a rarity. The management of uterine fibroids du...

    Authors: Chisara Umezurike and Paul Feyi-Waboso

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:6

    Content type: Case report

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  32. China has a national policy regulating the number of children that a woman is allowed to have. The central concept at the individual level application is "illegal pregnancy". The purpose of this article is to ...

    Authors: Elina Hemminki, Zhuochun Wu, Guiying Cao and Kirsi Viisainen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:5

    Content type: Review

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  33. The number, rates and causes of early neonatal deaths in South Africa were not known. Neither had modifiable factors associated with these deaths been previously documented. An audit of live born infants who d...

    Authors: Robert Pattinson, David Woods, David Greenfield and Sithembiso Velaphi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:4

    Content type: Research

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