Reconceptualizing Women's and Girls' Empowerment: A Cross-Cultural Index for Measuring Progress Toward Improved Sexual and Reproductive Health.
CONCLUSIONS: The cross-cultural WGE-SRH index can be used to assess existence of choice related to contraception and volitional sex. Further work is needed to improve measures of SRH exercise of choice, and investigate the index's multidimensionality and associations with SRH outcomes. PMID: 33027031 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

An Application of the Confidante Method to Estimate Induced Abortion Incidence in Java, Indonesia.
CONCLUSIONS: The Confidante Method relies on several assumptions that did not hold in this study. Although the method performed better than the direct-report approach, it underestimated the incidence of abortion in Java. More research is needed to understand how abortion-related information is shared within social networks and to assess the appropriateness of applying the Confidante Method to estimate abortion in a given context. PMID: 33001827 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Estimating the Incidence of Induced Abortion in Java, Indonesia, 2018.
CONCLUSIONS: The modified AICM performed better than the standard AICM and indicates that abortion is common in Java. Increased access to contraceptives and high-quality postabortion care is needed. Future research should investigate the safety of abortion, especially with respect to self-managed abortion. PMID: 33006558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

What About Methods for Men? A Qualitative Analysis of Attitudes Toward Male Contraception in Burkina Faso and Uganda.
CONCLUSIONS: The acceptability of new male methods among most participants in the two countries indicates a potential demand for male contraceptives. Options should include a variety of method characteristics to maximize choice, engage men, and support men and women's contraceptive needs. PMID: 32985988 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Climate-Related Displacement and Antenatal Care Service Utilization in Rural Bangladesh.
CONCLUSIONS: Strengthening family planning services and extending eligibility for Bangladesh's Maternity Allowance benefits in the areas prone to floods and riverbank erosion are recommended to improve ANC service utilization. PMID: 32985989 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Correlates of Satisfaction with Sexual Initiation Among Mexican Adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS: Self-esteem and having a positive view of adolescent sexuality may play an important role in the experience of satisfying first sex among Mexican adolescents. These should be pivotal elements of educational programs aimed at helping adolescents develop a positive sexuality and feel entitled to and in control of their sexual lives. PMID: 32936767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Gender Differences in Perceived Benefits of and Barriers to Use of Modern Contraceptive Methods in Rural Malawi.
CONCLUSIONS: Family planning programs and health care providers should engage with both women and men to counteract misperceptions or negative beliefs about contraceptive methods, and should work to provide accurate information to couples. PMID: 32863268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Reproductive Autonomy Is Nonnegotiable, Even in the Time of COVID-19.
Authors: Senderowicz L, Higgins J Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, altering nearly every facet of contemporary life and causing behavioral and socioeconomic changes that seemed unthinkable a few months ago. The increased risks for human health include not just the dangers posed by the virus itself, but also the upheaval to the broader health care and societal landscapes, which has threatened access to critical sexual and reproductive health services. In this viewpoint, we describe how the pandemic has already posed challenges to reproductive autonomy in both the United States and globally,...
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Perceived Conflicting Desires to Delay the First Birth: A Household-Level Exploration in Nepal.
CONCLUSIONS: Helping couples to sort through conflicting fertility norms and desires may be important to delay childbearing when desired. Programs should engage all household members, and work to increase couples' and household communication to address misperceptions about fertility desires. PMID: 32723708 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Explaining the Education-Health Gradient in Preventing STIs in Andean Peru: Cognitive Executive Functioning, Awareness and Health Knowledge.
CONCLUSIONS: The relationship between education and STI prevention may be more complex than is often assumed and is mediated by CEF skills, STI awareness and sexual health knowledge. Studies should examine whether STI prevention interventions are more effective if they enhance cognitive skills used to translate information into protective behaviors. PMID: 32701061 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - July 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

The Health System Costs of Postabortion Care in Senegal.
CONCLUSION: The annual costs of PAC are substantial in Senegal. Greater investment in ensuring access to contraceptives could lower these costs by reducing the number of unintended pregnancies that often lead to unsafe abortion. PMID: 32584778 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - June 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Provision of Emergency Contraceptive Pills in Kinshasa's Informal Drug Shops: Results from a Mystery Client Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Leveraging informal outlets to increase contraceptive provision will require identifying quality outlets, strengthening supply chains and advocating for policy changes that recognize them as effective contraceptive providers without decreasing their perceived advantages for women. PMID: 32538791 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Modern Contraceptive Use Following an Unplanned Birth in Bangladesh: An Analysis of National Survey Data.
CONCLUSIONS: Bangladeshi women who experience an unwanted pregnancy may have an elevated risk of subsequent unintended pregnancy. Broader coverage of family planning services, and integration of family planning with maternal health care, may increase modern contraceptive use following an unplanned birth. PMID: 32401729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Perceived Infertility Among Young Adults in Balaka, Malawi.
CONCLUSIONS: Perceived infertility was lower in Malawi than in the United States, although substantial among certain subgroups. Educational interventions aimed at increasing knowledge about pregnancy probabilities and the return of fertility after contraceptive discontinuation may reduce concerns around perceived infertility. PMID: 32375116 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Addressing Abortion Provider Stigma: A Pilot Implementation of the Providers Share Workshop in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
CONCLUSIONS: The Providers Share Workshop is a promising intervention to support the abortion care workforce in Sub-Saharan African and Latin American settings. PMID: 32375117 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Exploring Conscientious Objection to Abortion Among Health Providers in Ghana.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings highlight the need for further research on the consequences of conscientious objection, including stigma leading to refusals. Such research may ultimately help to restrict clinicians' misuse of the right to object and improve women's reproductive health care in Ghana. PMID: 32375118 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Estimates of the Potential Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sexual and Reproductive Health In Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Authors: Riley T, Sully E, Ahmed Z, Biddlecom A Abstract The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 has spread rapidly since emerging in late 2019, leading the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the disease a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Governments around the world have had to quickly adapt and respond to curb transmission of the virus and to provide care for the many who have been infected. The strain that the outbreak imposes on health systems will undoubtedly impact the sexual and reproductive health of individuals living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); however, sexual an...
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Applying Inverse Probability Weighting to Measure Contraceptive Prevalence Using Data from a Community-Based Reproductive Health Intervention in Pakistan.
CONCLUSION: IPW offers a powerful methodology for overcoming estimation challenges when using program data that are not representative of the population in settings where cost impedes collection of outcome data for an appropriate control group. PMID: 32301732 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - April 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Contraceptive Use Behavior Change After an Unintended Birth in Colombia and Peru.
CONCLUSIONS: Unintended birth is associated with change in contraceptive behavior. Efforts to understand postpartum contraceptive choices of women who have had an unintended birth should take into account contraceptive behavior at more than one point in women's reproductive lives. PMID: 32142469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - March 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

The Extended Role of Health Facility Cleaners in Maternity Care in Kenya.
CONCLUSION: Cleaners' direct involvement in maternity patients' care is an alarming symptom of overburdened health facilities, insufficient staffing and inadequate training. This key yet overlooked cadre of health care staff deserves appropriate support and further research to understand and alleviate health system shortcomings, and to improve the quality of maternity health care provision. PMID: 31990643 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Partnering with Private Providers to Promote Long-Acting Contraceptives in Urban Bangladesh: A Mixed-Methods Feasibility Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Providing private practitioners with appropriate training on contraceptives and referral could improve Bangladeshi women's access to long-acting and other contraceptive methods in urban areas, and may be useful for other types of health workers. Further study of suitable referral systems is warranted. PMID: 31895041 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Feasibility and Safety of IUD Insertion by Mid-Level Providers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings support task shifting of IUD insertion to mid-level providers to improve IUD access in Sub-Saharan Africa. PMID: 31859669 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - December 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Male Participation in Reproductive Health Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Scoping Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Given the findings that male involvement is positively associated with improved reproductive health outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa, health providers and program planners should consider including men in reproductive health interventions, when feasible. PMID: 31859670 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - December 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Missed Opportunities: Menstruation Matters for Family Planning.
Authors: Hennegan J, Tsui AO, Sommer M Abstract Increased global attention is being paid to the importance of adolescent and adult women's experiences of menstruation in low- and middle-income countries, and the challenges these experiences present to health, education and gender equality. Although much of the focus has been on menarche as a window of opportunity for early engagement in young women's sexual and reproductive health, minimal attention has been paid to the natural linkages between menstrual health and hygiene and females' management of reproduction over their life course. PMID: 31751292 [PubMed - ...
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Religion and Use of Institutional Child Delivery Services: Individual and Contextual Pathways in Mozambique.
CONCLUSIONS: Organized religion is associated with critical health outcomes in Mozambique and, potentially, in other Sub-Saharan African contexts. Policymakers should consider designing programs and interventions that promote the use of institutional delivery services among members of religious groups characterized by low use of these services and in areas where such religious groups have a strong presence. PMID: 31639079 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - October 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Drug Seller Provision Practices and Knowledge of Misoprostol in Bangladesh.
CONCLUSIONS: NGO-led training and call centers should be considered in other settings in which misoprostol alone is provided off-label for pregnancy termination. PMID: 31639080 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - October 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

A Qualitative Systematic Review of Women's Experiences Using Contraceptive Vaginal Rings: Implications for New Technologies.
CONCLUSIONS: Qualitative data have the potential to inform ring design and promotion. Future research should further explore women's expectations and experiences with the ring, the value of involving male partners in ring evaluation, and evaluation of interventions to improve patient-provider communication concerning ring choice and use. PMID: 31592770 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - October 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Closing the Poor-Rich Gap in Contraceptive Use in Rwanda: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms.
CONCLUSIONS: The shrinking of gaps in contraceptive use by socioeconomic status coincided with narrowing of disparities in demand for children and with improvements in family planning services, suggesting that disadvantaged populations may have especially benefited from public programs to increase contraceptive access. PMID: 31592771 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - October 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Reproductive Autonomy and Modern Contraceptive Use at Last Sex Among Young Women in Ghana.
CONCLUSIONS: The reproductive autonomy construct, and the decision-making subscale in particular, demonstrated relevance for family planning outcomes among young women in Ghana and may have utility in global settings. Future research should explore reproductive autonomy communication and the potential confounding effects of social context. PMID: 31498115 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Contraceptive Method Attributes and Married Women's Intention to Use the Pill or the Injectable in Rural Bangladesh.
CONCLUSIONS: Negative beliefs not supported by evidence, particularly about the injectable, are associated with women's intention to use a contraceptive method. The results may be useful in improving contraceptive care, counseling and training. PMID: 31381499 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - August 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Sterilization Regret Among Married Women in India: Trends, Patterns and Correlates.
CONCLUSIONS: Efforts to increase use of reversible contraceptive methods and to reduce infant and child mortality may help reduce rising sterilization regret in India. PMID: 31381500 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - August 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

The Impact of Respondent-Interviewer Familiarity and Repeated Survey Participation on Abortion Reporting: Evidence from Rajasthan, India.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings do not support the hypothesis that respondent familiarity with the interviewer or the survey process is associated with lower reporting of sensitive behaviors, like abortion. Future studies should further explore these and other design features to identify those that provide statistically significant improvements in the reporting of abortion and other sensitive behaviors. PMID: 31294696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - July 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Effects of Interventions Addressing School Environments or Educational Assets on Adolescent Sexual Health: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Additional and more rigorous evidence is needed to assess the probability that interventions addressing school-related factors are effective and to provide better understanding of the mechanisms by which they may work to improve adolescent sexual health. PMID: 31251724 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Ethnolinguistic Concordance and the Receipt of Postpartum IUD Counseling Services in Sri Lanka.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings highlight the need for interventions that aim to bridge the sociocultural gaps between providers and patients. Matching women and their providers on ethnolinguistic background may help to reduce disparities in care. PMID: 31246564 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Middle-Aged Iranian Women's Accounts of Their Sexual Health Care Practices: A Conventional Content Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: To meet the needs of middle-aged Iranian women, health care providers should become familiar with such women's sexual health care and self-care practices. Socioculturally sensitive policies and interventions should be developed to improve the sexual and reproductive health care conditions of middle-aged women. PMID: 30835237 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

The Association Between Women's Social Position and the Medicalization of Female Genital Cutting in Egypt.
CONCLUSIONS: A woman's social position in Egypt is associated with medicalization of her daughter's genital cutting. Research is needed to explore the social meaning attributed to medicalized genital cutting, which may inform campaigns that could decrease the prevalence of the procedure. PMID: 30789821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - February 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Pharmacy Provision of Medication Abortion in Nepal: Pharmacy Owner and Worker Perspectives.
CONCLUSIONS: Integration of pharmacies into the legal abortion provision system could aid in regulation and training. Consideration of pharmacy workers' perspectives can help to ensure the sustainability and success of safe abortion programs. PMID: 30698524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Education, Place of Residence and Utilization of Legal Abortion Services in Mexico City, 2013-2015.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings, in conjunction with the literature on unsafe abortion in Mexico, suggest that women from outside Mexico City who have low levels of education may be less likely than their more educated peers to benefit from the safe abortion services provided in the city. PMID: 30562159 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Prevalence of Induced Abortion in Iran: A Comparison of Two Indirect Estimation Techniques.
CONCLUSIONS: Of the two indirect methods, UCT may be simpler and more dependable for the estimation of induced abortion prevalence in low-literacy, abortion-restricted settings. PMID: 30475213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Women's Autonomy and Intimate Partner Violence in Ghana.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings underscore the relevance of women's empowerment programs as potential mechanisms for reducing intimate partner violence in Ghana. They also point to the need to move beyond individual-level interventions and consider community-level programs that empower women to be autonomous. PMID: 30321136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

A New Composite Index to Measure National-Level Quality of Family Planning Programs.
CONCLUSIONS: The NQCI and its three components use data routinely collected through national surveys, and can be used to measure and monitor national-level quality of family planning programs. PMID: 30307890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - October 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

The Severity and Management of Complications Among Postabortion Patients Treated in Kinshasa Health Facilities.
CONCLUSIONS: Policies and programs promoting contraceptive use and safe legal abortion are needed in Kinshasa to reduce women's recourse to unsafe abortion. Improved quality postabortion care provision is also needed, including World Health Organization-recommended methods. PMID: 30138102 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Benefits and Challenges of Safer-Conception Counseling for HIV Serodiscordant Couples in Uganda.
CONCLUSIONS: Counseling can help HIV-infected individuals make informed choices about childbearing and safer-conception methods; however, a controlled clinical trial is needed to determine whether clients use such methods correctly and to assess rates of pregnancy and transmission. Policymakers need to consider including safer-conception counseling as part of routine HIV care. PMID: 30028306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - July 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Bias in Contraceptive Provision to Young Women Among Private Health Care Providers in South West Nigeria.
CONCLUSIONS: Provider bias in the provision of contraceptives to adolescent and young adult women in South West Nigeria may affect quality of care and method choice. Interventions to reduce provider bias should go beyond technical training to address the underlying sociocultural beliefs that lead providers to impose restrictions that are not based on evidence. PMID: 30028307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - July 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

"It's a Race Against the Clock": A Qualitative Analysis of Barriers to Legal Abortion in Bogot รก, Colombia.
CONCLUSION: Dissemination of accurate information regarding the availability of clinical and legal abortion is needed. Better training may help physicians, nurses and insurance company personnel understand their roles and legal responsibilities in abortion care and reduce delays in women's access to services. PMID: 29990291 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Correlates of Rapid Repeat Pregnancy Among Adolescents and Young Women in Uganda.
CONCLUSIONS: Efforts to reduce rapid repeat pregnancy among young women in Uganda should focus on rural areas. Strategies to reach women during antenatal care and the postpartum period after their first birth should be prioritized. PMID: 29995628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Expanding Method Choice in Africa with Long-Acting Methods: IUDs, Implants or Both?
The objective of this article is to review key components of LARC uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of guiding policies and programs. We assess trends in access to the IUD and implant, including method knowledge and availability at facilities; examine trends in use, source of supply, discontinuation and characteristics of users; and discuss the prospects for expanding method choice by increasing the availability of LARCs in national programs and the policy implications of our results. PMID: 29874164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

A Deviance Approach to Understanding Use of Maternal Health Care Services in Bangladesh.
CONCLUSION: Understanding associations between deviation from community norms and receipt of maternal health care may provide deeper understanding of variation within communities regarding whether women use services. PMID: 29771678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - May 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Acceptability of Contraceptive Self-Injection with DMPA-SC Among Adolescents in Gulu District, Uganda.
CONCLUSIONS: Contraceptive self-injection has the potential to increase contraceptive access and use for adolescents in Uganda, and should be considered as a delivery modality in the context of adolescent-friendly contraceptive services. PMID: 29771679 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - May 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research

Intimate Partner Violence and Uptake of Antenatal Care: A Scoping Review of Low- and Middle-Income Country Studies.
CONCLUSION: Women in low-resource settings who experience IPV have a reduced likelihood of obtaining optimal antenatal care and may benefit from interventions to mitigate barriers to care. PMID: 29596048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health - March 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health Source Type: research