Challenges and strategies for contraceptive care in independent abortion clinics in the United States, 2017
ConclusionStaff working in independent abortion clinics in the United States experience a tension between trying to provide holistic, patient-centered care – including contraceptive care – and navigating restrictive political and healthcare contexts for the delivery of abortion care. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 16, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

The professional role of skilled birth attendants’ in Nepal – A phenomenographic study
ConclusionThe SBAs’ vulnerability emerged especially in rural areas while preventing complications and newborn and maternal death in rural areas where she often worked alone with lack of proper equipment and access to other medical professionals. The SBAs perceived that their professional roles required knowledge and experiences, were safety was closely linked to health education. Ethical dilemma could arose when they had to relate to the families' cultural decisions. Education was a key factor connected to close life-saving procedures and to retain good quality and safety in newborn and maternal healthcare. The SBAs...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 30, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

A survey of young women’s perceptions of the influence of the Levonorgestrel-Intrauterine System or Copper-Intrauterine Device on sexual desire
This study compares perception of sexual desire related to IUC use and aspects of sexual function in women who use the Lng-IUS with those using the Cu-IUD.Study designA secondary analysis regarding IUC use based on a larger cross-sectional survey of contraceptive use in Sweden, conducted in 2013. In total, 153 IUC users (103 Cu-IUD and 50 Lng-IUS users) answered the questionnaire. The only inclusion criterion was intrauterine contraceptive use.Main outcome measureswere self-reported sexual desire changes related to contraceptive method. We also analysed aspects of sexual functioning; sexual desire level, sexual activity, o...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Preterm labour decision-making and experiences of care for women and clinicians (QUIDS Qualitative): a qualitative exploration
ConclusionsDecision-making is complex and a tool to more accurately predict preterm birth than is currently available was valued. Further research is warranted to evaluate a tool in clinical practice and to improve services for women with symptoms of preterm labour attempting to gain access to face-face care. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Process evaluation of a comprehensive sexuality education intervention in primary schools in South Western Uganda
ConclusionsIt was feasible to implement a contextually adapted CSE program for young adolescents in schools successfully with overall high acceptance by key stakeholders. Proper coordination of school activities with the program, ensuring linkages of the school based CSE program with community support systems for adolescent SRH and addressing socio-cultural impedances could be beneficial. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 27, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Contraceptive discontinuation and its relation to emergency contraception use among undergraduate women in Brazil
ConclusionWe conclude that most undergraduate students in São Paulo Brazil do not use EC when needed, such as contraceptive discontinuation, potentially reflecting a lack of pregnancy risk recognition. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 27, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

A known midwife can make a difference for women with fear of childbirth- birth outcome and women’s experiences of intrapartum care
ConclusionThis study indicates that having access to a known midwife might have an impact on women’s birth experience. This study was limited by its small sample size and further research would need to randomise fearful women to counselling or continuity of care to determine the contribution of each to reducing fear. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 16, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Caesarean birth experiences. A qualitative study from Sierra Leone
ConclusionsThis study indicates that women locate resources to cope with pain and fear within themselves, while also utilising extended support from social networks and healthcare workers. This confirms that, even in poor settings, resources are available for their health and well-being. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 12, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Knowledge and attitude of pregnant women regarding HIV transmission, prevention and associated factors in Karachi, Pakistan – A cross-sectional study
ConclusionsThis study shows that majority of the pregnant women in Karachi are unaware of MTCT and PMTCT and they are reluctant towards routine HIV testing. Thus, we see the need for collective and focused efforts for educational programs and further research. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 10, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence and Predictors of contraceptive use among women of reproductive age in 17 sub-Saharan African countries: A large population-based study
ConclusionThe use of contraceptives is low in sub-Saharan Africa, but varies substantially across countries. Use of contraception is associated with both personal and socioeconomic factors. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 10, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Infant temperament and perinatal depressive and anxiety symptoms in Mexican women
ConclusionIn this study, postpartum depressive and anxiety symptoms played an important role in shaping difficult infant temperament. Comorbidity between the two conditions warrants clinical attention and additional research, since it is related to maternal perception of difficult infant temperament. Psychological interventions are required, since these women may require assistance with emotional adaptation in the transition to motherhood. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - May 30, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Young people’s health and risk behaviours in relation to their sexual orientation: A cross-sectional study of Thailand and Sweden
This study examined the associations between sexual orientation of young people and their health and risk behaviours in Thailand and Sweden, and to explore similarities and differences between the countries.Study design:A cross-sectional study using data from the Life and Health – Young surveys in Thailand and Sweden. Three different statistical analyses were used to examine the associations of the variables.ResultsIn total, 3,869 students aged 16–18 years old were included: 1,488 Thai students and 2,381 Swedish students. Significantly more Thai (20%) than Swedish (9%) students identified themselves as bisexual...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - May 27, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

The Professional Role of Skilled Birth Attendants’ in Nepal-A Phenomenographic Study
ConclusionThe nurse midwives’ vulnerability emerged especially in rural areas while preventing complications and minimised new-born and maternal death. Often working alone with lack of proper equipment and access to other medical professionals. The nurse midwives perceived that their professional roles required knowledge and experiences, where safety was closely linked to health education. Ethical dilemma could arise when they had to relate to the families' cultural decisions. Education was a key factor close to life-saving procedures, to retain good quality and safety in new-born and maternal healthcare. The nurse m...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - May 22, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Intra-umbilical vein injection of carbetocin versus oxytocin in the management of retained placenta
ConclusionIntra-umbilical carbetocin is more effective than intra-umbilical oytocin as a method for management of retained placenta. Intra-umbilical carbetocin seems to have more acceptable hemodynamic safety profile when compared to intra-umbilical oxytocin in the management of retained placenta. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - May 10, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Health care providers’ perceptions of family planning and contraception education for adolescents in Kampala, Uganda a qualitative study
ConclusionsHealth care providers emphasized the importance to discuss and eradicate the myths and misconceptions among adolescents regarding different family planning methods by education in school and information in sexual and reproductive health. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - May 10, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Opportunities and challenges in assisted reproduction – The Swedish example
Publication date: Available online 30 April 2019Source: Sexual & Reproductive HealthcareAuthor(s): Margareta Larsson (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - May 4, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Opportunities and challenges in assisted reproduction - the Swedish example
Publication date: Available online 30 April 2019Source: Sexual & Reproductive HealthcareAuthor(s): Margareta Larsson (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - May 1, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Exploring the linkage between exposure to mass media and HIV awareness among adolescents in Uganda
Publication date: Available online 27 April 2019Source: Sexual & Reproductive HealthcareAuthor(s): Jean-Louis Bago, Miaba Louise LompoAbstractAlthough HIV awareness is an important prerequisite for successful HIV prevention, the rate of HIV testing and knowledge about HIV remains critically low among adolescents in Uganda. Using Uganda’s 2016 Demographic and Health Surveys, this paper investigates the linkage between mass media exposure and HIV awareness among adolescents aged between 15 and 19 years old. We perform multivariate regressions to estimate the effect of mass media (print media, radio and TV) exposure...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - April 28, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Internet usage of women attempting pregnancy and pregnant women in the Netherlands
ConclusionsA vast majority of Dutch women attempting pregnancy and Dutch pregnant women use the Internet to search for information and to make decisions about their pregnancy, however they were not satisfied with the information available online. A reliable, informative, interactive and up-to-date website is deemed necessary. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - April 25, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Health care providers’ perceptions and practices of screening for domestic violence in Upper Egypt
ConclusionIn-service training of health care providers to identify and manage victims of DV and establishing supportive system would have great implications for reducing the physical and mental negative consequences of DV exposure. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - April 5, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Parental participation during therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
This study is a part of a population-based regional cohort of asphyxiated newborn infants (n=112) that received therapeutic hypothermia in 2007–2015.ResultsParents engaged in holding (60/112, 54%) or tube feeding (59/112, 53%) their infant. Parents of in-born infants (24/112, 21%) were more likely to check the placement of the feeding tube (11/24, 46 % vs 15/88, 17 %; p
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - April 5, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Proactive behaviour in midwifery practice: A qualitative overview based on midwives’ perspectives
ConclusionThis inductive study confirmed, supported and expanded previous deductive research and provided additional insights of proactive behaviour in midwifery. Providing midwives with knowledge of the influencing factors, required to successfully effecting proactive behaviour in midwifery, this study has subsequently merit for future research in the transfer of recommendation in daily midwifery practice, education and policymaking. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - April 3, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Offering weight management support to pregnant women with high body mass index: a qualitative study with midwives
ConclusionThese study findings provide practical examples of how midwives can support women with weight management during pregnancy. Through being sensitive when developing a relationship, midwives enabled the women to identify their own resources and achievable goals. Support after the baby is born is needed subsequently to help women maintain their healthy behaviour changes. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - April 2, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

First-time parents’ experiences of proximity and intimacy after childbirth – A qualitative study
ConclusionFirst-time parents had varied experiences of proximity and intimacy after the birth. When they chose to prioritize each other, attraction increased, strengthening their relationship and even when busy, those who wanted to be intimate with their partner found sufficient time. During this process, there was sometimes an imbalance between the partners’ sexual needs. Intimacy was then challenged, but not necessarily weakened. New parents need information and guidance on changes that may affect proximity and intimacy in their relationship after childbirth, but receive very little information. (Source: Sexual and...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 30, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial
Publication date: March 2019Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 19Author(s): (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 28, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Acknowledgement of Reviewers 2018
Publication date: March 2019Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 19Author(s): (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 28, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Association between Psychosocial Factors and Postpartum Depression in South Jakarta, Indonesia
Publication date: Available online 28 March 2019Source: Sexual & Reproductive HealthcareAuthor(s): Irma Nurbaeti, Wannee Deoisres, Pornpat HengudomsubAbstractObjectivesto investigate association between psychosocial factors including and postpartum depression.Methodsa crossectional design was carried out. The sample consisted of 166 postpartum mothers recruited by cluster sampling from two Public Health Centers in South Jakarta, Jakarta Province, Indonesia during February to April 2016. Data collection was completed by visiting home. Instruments employed were the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression to measure postpartum de...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 28, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

First-time parentś experiences of proximity and intimacy after childbirth - a qualitative study
ConclusionFirst-time parents had varied experiences of proximity and intimacy after the birth. When they chose to prioritize each other, attraction increased, strengthening their relationship and even when busy, those who wanted to be intimate with their partner found sufficient time. During this process, there was sometimes an imbalance between the partners’ sexual needs. Intimacy was then challenged, but not necessarily weakened. New parents need information and guidance on changes that may affect proximity and intimacy in their relationship after childbirth, but receive very little information. (Source: Sexual and...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 24, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Associations of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index, Middle-Upper Arm Circumference, and Gestational Weight Gain
ConclusionOur findings revealed that women with low MUAC were more likely to have an inadequate gestational weight gain rate during pregnancy whereas higher MUAC was associated with an excessive gestational weight gain rate. MUAC may be a useful indicator of nutritional status associated with GWG. Routine measurement of MUAC in pregnant women may help health professionals, particularly in middle-income countries, to counsel women about gestational weight gain. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 21, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of an educational board game to improve use of the partograph in sub-Saharan Africa: A quasi-experimental study
Publication date: Available online 5 March 2019Source: Sexual & Reproductive HealthcareAuthor(s): Tina Lavender, Grace Omoni, Rose Laisser, Linda McGowan, Sabina Wakasiaka, Gaynor Maclean, Angela ChimwazaAbstractBackgroundthe partograph is a tool used to record labour observations and support decision-making. Although used globally, it has not reached its full potential. We aimed to determine whether an educational board game can improve labour-monitoring skills and influence practice.Study Designa quasi-experimental study, underpinned by Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model, was used. Midwives and student midwives fro...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 5, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Risk for delivery complications in Robson Group 1 for non-Western women in Norway compared with ethnic Norwegian women – a population-based observational cohort study
ConclusionEven in a low-risk population, women originating from Asia and Africa had an elevated risk of adverse pregnancy outcome compared to the Norwegian group. The elevated risk should be considered by obstetric care providers, and we suggest that women originating from Asia and Africa would benefit from a targeted care during pregnancy and childbirth. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - February 23, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Coaching a slow birth with the woman in an empowered position may be less harmful than routine hands-on practice to protect against severe tears in birth - a discussion paper
ConclusionEvidence-based practice requires sufficient evaluation of interventions before being implemented in clinical practice as well as valuing the level of evidence when making clinical decisions. Evaluation of hands-on interventions to protect women from severe perineal tears must include not just one outcome of interest, but also an assessment of how the intervention interferes with the normal mechanism of birth, and how it affects neonatal outcomes and the autonomy of women. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - February 23, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Ethical considerations for conducting sexual and reproductive health research with female adolescents engaged in high-risk behaviours in China
ConclusionsOur studies suggest that it is crucial to achieve adolescents’ meaningful involvement in all levels of research and interventions, researchers need to shift their perspectives of the target population from subjects to key stakeholders in design and implementation of research. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - February 23, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Daily structured approach to awareness of fetal movements and pregnancy outcome – a prospective study
ConclusionsWomen, who had a daily and structured approach to awareness of fetal movements, were more likely to have a caesarean section but their babies were less likely to be transferred to a neonatal nursery as compared with women who used a non-structured method daily. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - February 16, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

The Views of Somali Religious Leaders on Birth Spacing – a Qualitative Study
ConclusionAccording to the religious Islamic leaders, selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use is permitted in relation to birth spacing to promote the health of the mother and child. When providing professional contraceptive counselling to Muslim women, the word “birth spacing” is recommended to be used instead of “family planning”. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - February 13, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Daily structured approach to awareness of fetal movements and pregnancy outcome -a prospective study
ConclusionsWomen, who had a daily and structured approach to awareness of fetal movements, were more likely to have a caesarean section but their babies were less likely to be transferred to a neonatal nursery as compared with women who used a non-structured method daily. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - February 12, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening in Nepal: A qualitative study
ConclusionsThe findings contribute information on Nepalese women’s perceptions of cervical cancer screening. They may serve to support the Government of Nepal’s promotion of cervical cancer screening and treatment as a right for all Nepali women, whenever necessary. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - February 9, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

A survey of contemporary antenatal parental education in Sweden: what is offered to expectant parents and midwives’ experiences
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2019Source: Sexual & Reproductive HealthcareAuthor(s): Petra Pålsson, Linda J Kvist, Eva K Persson, Inger Kristensson Hallström, Maria EkelinAbstractObjectiveTo explore how antenatal parental education is provided in southern Sweden and midwives’ experiences of it.MethodsA cross-sectional survey with data collection from 66 antenatal clinics and 189 midwives during 2016. Descriptive and comparative statistics, chi-square and t-tests, were used to present the findings.ResultsAntenatal parental education was most commonly offered in small parental groups and ...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - February 6, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Perspectives on adolescent girls’ health-seeking behaviour in relation to sexual and reproductive health in Nepal
ConclusionsLack of knowledge among adolescent girls and unmet needs of adolescent-friendly facilities affect their access to sexual and reproductive health care in Nepal. Lack of knowledge could be seen as a barrier, and as a reason why adolescent girls do not seek sexual and reproductive health care. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - January 22, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Optimised gynaecological examination with a new pelvic examination chair
Publication date: Available online 19 January 2019Source: Sexual & Reproductive HealthcareAuthor(s): Greta Edelstam, Lollo Makdessi, Magnus Hagmar, Christian Moberg, Matts Olovsson, Jack SpiraAbstractObjectiveThe present aim was to contribute to improving the traditional pelvic examination chair with vertical leg support and to evaluate patients’ and examiners’ experience of a new gyneacological and urological examination chair with heated upholstery.Study DesignA new gynaecological and urological examination chair was constructed with laterally adjustable leg support, a foot-plate and the perineum exposed ...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - January 20, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Quality of intrapartum care for healthy women with spontaneous onset of labour in Rwanda: a health facility-based, cross-sectional study
ConclusionThere are several areas for improving childbirth care according to the Bologna score. Healthy newborns should be placed skin-to-skin with their mothers shortly after birth, non-supine birthing positions should be encouraged, and the importance of a companion during labour and birth should be considered. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - January 18, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Development and psychometric testing of an instrument to assess existential aspects of mother’s initial breastfeeding difficulties (ExBreastS)
ConclusionThe instrument satisfactorily assesses existential aspects of initial breastfeeding difficulties and can be used as a sensitive tool by healthcare professionals to screen for and identify mothers who have negative breastfeeding experiences. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - January 18, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Contraception use and unplanned pregnancies in a peri-urban area of eSwatini (Swaziland)
ConclusionThe rate of unplanned pregnancies is high in this population, especially among teenagers. Family planning interventions need to focus on preconception care for teenagers to enable pregnancy planning including improved antenatal care attendance. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - January 17, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Changes in contraceptive use and method mix in India: 1992–92 to 2015–16
ConclusionContraceptive use, method mix, the profile of the users, and determinants of contraceptive use has changed significantly during 1992–93 to 2015–16 in India. Increased use of modern spacing methods albeit continuous dominance of female sterilization in method mix suggests relooking at the family planning implementation strategy. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - January 4, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Changes in contraceptive use and method mix in India: 1992-92 to 2015-16
ConclusionContraceptive use, method mix, the profile of the users, and determinants of contraceptive use has changed significantly during 1992-93 to 2015-16 in India. Increased use of modern spacing methods albeit continuous dominance of female sterilization in method mix suggests relooking at the family planning implementation strategy. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - January 1, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

A missed opportunity? Lack of knowledge about sexual and reproductive health services among immigrant women in Sweden
ConclusionLack of knowledge of where to turn for contraceptive counselling and HIV testing among immigrant women participating in Swedish language schools for immigrants could be considered as a missed opportunity, as all citizens in Sweden have free access to these services. New health policies and strategies should aim to increase knowledge of SRH services among immigrants. Swedish language schools could play an important role in increasing knowledge of SRH-related information as many new immigrants become students during their first years in Sweden. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - December 29, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

“Struggling to settle with a damaged body” – A Swedish qualitative study of women’s experiences one year after obstetric anal sphincter muscle injury (OASIS) at childbirth
ConclusionThis study provides important insights on how women experience their recovery approximately one year after having had OASIS at childbirth, wherein many women still struggled to settle into their damaged bodies. Clear pathways are needed within health care organizations to appropriate health care services that address both physical and psychological health problems of women with prolonged recovery after OASIS. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - December 22, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Pregnant Adolescents’ Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in New York City
Publication date: Available online 21 December 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive HealthcareAuthor(s): Kelly Flanagan, Shayna D. Cunningham, Jessica B. Lewis, Jonathan N. Tobin, Jeannette R. IckovicsAbstractObjectiveThis longitudinal study examined access to, and factors associated with, receipt of sexual and reproductive health services deemed essential by the World Health Organization among pregnant adolescents in New York City.MethodsParticipants included 649 pregnant adolescents, ages 14-21 who were enrolled in a clustered randomized controlled trial from 2008-2012. Data were collected via medical record abstraction...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - December 21, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Motivators of contraceptive method change and implications for long-acting reversible contraception (non-)use: a qualitative free-text analysis
ConclusionRegarding LARC use, these findings suggest that rather than being appealing, the ‘temporarily permanent’ nature of these methods may be unappealing and incongruent with the needs of some women. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - December 15, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Midwives’ counselling of women at specialised fear of childbirth clinics: A qualitative study
ConclusionAlthough there are no guidelines for the counselling the midwives described similar frameworks. Some approaches were general, while others were specific and related to the individual woman’s parity. The midwives achieved professional and personal development through counselling experiences. The findings add to the existing literature on counselling and can be used to inform the development of midwife-led interventions for women with intense fear of childbirth and previous traumatic births, as well as for the formal education of midwives. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - December 12, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research