Corrigendum to “Fear of birth in clinical practice: A structured review of current measurement tools” [Sex. Reprod. Healthcare 16 (2018) 98–112]
Publication date: Available online 13 April 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive HealthcareAuthor(s): Yana Richens, Debbie M. Smith, Dame Tina Lavender (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Early breastfeeding problems: A mixed method study of mothers’ experiences
ConclusionsBreastfeeding problems occurred frequently in the early postnatal period and often caused breastfeeding to be painful. Health care professionals should prepare mothers to deal with possible breastfeeding problems. New support options should be reviewed in an early postnatal discharge setting. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Caseload midwifery – A way forward for a model of care with historical roots
Publication date: June 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16Author(s): Margareta Larsson (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Midwives’ and obstetricians’ views on appropriate obstetric sonography in Norway
This study is a part of a larger study, the CROss-Country Ultrasound Study (CROCUS), an international investigation of midwives’ and obstetricians’ experiences of and views on the use of ultrasound. We distributed 400 questionnaires to respondents in all five health regions in Norway: 40 to municipal midwives, 180 to midwives working in hospitals and 180 to obstetricians. The questionnaire included specific questions about the appropriate number of examinations during pregnancy, examinations without medical indication, non-medical ultrasound, commercialisation and safety. Results: The response rate was 45%. Of ...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

The birth experience and maternal caregiving attitudes and behavior: A systematic review
Publication date: June 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16Author(s): Aleeca F. Bell, Ewa Andersson, Karissa Goding, Susan C. Vonderheid (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of sexual function in women with deep infiltrating endometriosis
ConclusionsWomen with DIE had significant impairment of sexual activity when a partial or total infiltration of the rectovaginal septum occurred. Particular attention should be given to women with this kind of lesion. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Why are caesarean section rates so high in facilities in Mali and Benin?
ConclusionsWe found high c-section rates in facilities in Mali and Benin, particularly for low-risk women and for women with a previous c-section. Further investigations should be carried out to understand why the c-section rates are so high in these facilities. Strategies must be implemented to avoid unnecessary c-sections, which potentially lead to further complications, particularly in countries with high fertility rates. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Associations of gender role attitudes with fertility intentions: A Japanese population-based study on single men and women of reproductive ages
ConclusionsJapanese society has not shifted away from the traditional division of labor despite the increase in female labor force participation. Low fertility intentions among Japanese men and women with egalitarian attitudes suggest that institutional support for balancing work and family may be necessary to improve the low fertility trend. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Development and validation of the Midwife Profiling Questionnaire assessing women’s preferred perinatal care professional and knowledge of midwives’ legal competences
ConclusionsWe developed a valid instrument to elicit women’s preferred health professional for uncomplicated pregnancy, labour and childbirth and to determine their knowledge about midwives’ legal competences. Our instrument can be valuable in identifying knowledge gaps and improving the knowledge of the general population about the midwifery profession and maternity care. Finally, the MidProQ may improve research in the domain of maternity care culture, scale up midwifery and facilitate a more women-centred care. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Providers perspective and geographic and institutional factors associated with family planning counseling
ConclusionsPhysical space exclusively for the provision of FP counseling and the availability of manuals were not associated with adequate counseling. There is a need to address the social and cultural influences on the quality of counseling in these healthcare facilities. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

The situation for female survivors of non-partner sexual violence: A focused enquiry of Somali young women’s views, knowledge and opinions
ConclusionThe study raises awareness of the dilemmas which may be faced by young women subjected to non-partner sexual violence and healthcare providers in the intersection between state and traditional norms. Education is a key when it comes to a young woman considering the use of the services available in a society where traditional problem-solving is relied on parallel to state-based support. State-based functions, communities and families need to work together to provide comprehensive support to young female survivors of non-partner sexual violence in Somaliland. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Opportunities, challenges and strategies when building a midwifery profession. Findings from a qualitative study in Bangladesh and Nepal
Conclusion and clinical applicationThis study demonstrated that building a midwifery profession requires a political comprehensive collaborative approach supported by a political commitment. Through bringing professionals together in a professional association will bring a professional status. Global standards and guidelines need to be contextualized into national policies and plans where midwives are included as part of the national health workforce. This is a key for creating recognized midwives with a protected title to autonomously practice midwifery, to upholding the sexual and reproductive health and rights for women...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Caseload midwifery for women with fear of birth is a feasible option
ConclusionOffering a modified caseload midwifery model of care seems to be a feasible option for women with elevated levels of childbirth fear as well as for midwives working in antenatal clinics as it reduces fear of childbirth for most women. Women were satisfied with the model of care and with the care provided. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

What influences university students to seek sexually transmitted infection testing?: A qualitative study in New Zealand
Conclusion: This study highlights important drivers for STI testing, which may aid the design of public health campaigns. It also underlines that school-based education could provide stronger foundations with regards to STIs and their prevention. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Husband's role in handling pregnancy complications in Mangochi District, Malawi: A call for increased focus on community level male involvement
ConclusionsHusbands are important decision makers regarding seeking healthcare for pregnancy complications because of their economic and symbolic power and despite their limited access to knowledge of maternal health. Maternal healthcare seeking practices would benefit from wives gaining an empowered role as well as improved knowledge of maternal health among husbands. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Homebirth organised in a caseload midwifery model with affiliation to a Danish university hospital – A descriptive study
ConclusionThe majority of the women included in this study experienced a vaginal birth including those being transferred from home to hospital. Main reasons for being transferred were slow labor progress and rupture of membranes>18 h. The majority of those being transferred were nulliparous women and most transfers happened during birth. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Perceived responsibility for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention among young African American men: An exploratory focus group study
This study aims to understand African American male teenagers’ views on pregnancy prevention responsibility by qualitatively exploring their attitudes around contraception and condom responsibility. We conducted exploratory qualitative focus groups on perceived contraceptive and condom responsibility with 24 African American male high school students, ages 14–19, enrolled in charter schools in the South Side of Chicago. Research domains included relationship type, communication with female partners, perceived responsibility for pregnancy prevention, condom and contraceptive behaviors, and contraceptive knowledg...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Contraceptive knowledge, attitudes, and use among adolescent mothers in the Cook Islands
Publication date: June 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16Author(s): Ashley L. White, Emily S. Mann, Fiona LarkanAbstractBackgroundWhile the adverse health outcomes and broader economic and social factors associated with adolescent motherhood are well documented globally, limited research on unplanned pregnancy and birth among young women in Pacific Island nations exists. The study addresses this gap in the literature by examining the social and contextual factors that inform contraceptive knowledge, attitudes, and use among young women in the Cook Islands.MethodsIndividual, in-depth interviews were...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Fear of birth in clinical practice: A structured review of current measurement tools
Publication date: June 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16Author(s): Yana Richens, Debbie M. Smith, Dame Tina LavenderAbstractTo identify measurement tools which screen for the presence of fear of birth (FOB) and to determine the most effective tool/s for use in clinical practice.Fear or birth (FOB) is internationally recognised as a cause for increasing concern, despite a lack of consensus on a definition or optimal measure of assessment. There is a wide array of FOB measurement tools, however little clarity on which tool should be used to screen for FOB in clinical practice. This review explores t...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Women’s experiences with early pregnancy loss in the emergency room: A qualitative study
ConclusionsER care for women experiencing suspected or confirmed EPL may not be addressing the emotional needs and knowledge gaps of women. Patient education, emotional support, and clear plans for outpatient follow up are critical. Further research is needed to guide interventions to improve care. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Perceptions of adolescent ‘simulated clients’ on barriers to seeking contraceptive services in health centers and pharmacies in Mexico
ConclusionsWhen healthcare professionals fail to provide services according to the World Health Organization’s five basic criteria of adolescent friendly care, adolescents perceive important barriers in their access to contraceptive methods. Quality of sexual health care in Mexico would benefit from efforts to improve healthcare professionals’ knowledge, attitudes and skills related to adolescent friendly service delivery. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Midwifery care based on a precautionary approach: Promoting normal births in maternity wards: The thoughts and experiences of midwives
ConclusionThe midwives experienced challenges, as they worked in an environment where different ideologies prevailed. They utilized the positive aspects of small maternity wards, like the opportunity for continuous support during labour and continuity of care during the childbearing process. Midwives should encourage discussions about their precautionary approach and the use of technology for low-risk women, while reflecting on their own views on normal births. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Readiness of pharmacists and consumers for pharmacy-based chlamydia screening in Australia and Switzerland
Publication date: June 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16Author(s): Isabelle Arnet, Sajni Gudka, Sandra Salter, Kurt E. Hersberger, Rhonda CliffordAbstractObjectiveTo assess chlamydia knowledge, willingness to undertake pharmacy-based chlamydia testing, and facilitators and barriers to such testing in consumers and community pharmacists, in Australia (AUS) and Switzerland (CH).MethodsStatements of interest were retrieved from literature and assembled into a 12-item online survey (English and German versions). Survey was disseminated through Facebook, pharmacies’ publicly available emails and ...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Irish women’s experience of Ectopic pregnancy
ConclusionsThis study has implications for the care of women who experience Ectopic pregnancy particularly in relation to how they are managed from diagnosis to completion of treatment. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Birth preparedness and determinants of birth place among migrants living in slums and slum-like pockets in Delhi, India
ConclusionMigrant women are at the risk of utilizing the services to a less extent. The health systems need to take measures to mitigate the disadvantage due to migration through specific strategies to make them inclusive and outreach to the poor migrants. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Providing accessible medical abortion services in a Victorian rural community: A description and audit of service delivery and contraception follow up
ConclusionProvision of accessible, affordable MToP through an integrated primary health service is one strategy to address access inequity in regional areas. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Becoming a mother – Mothers’ experience of Kangaroo Mother Care
ConclusionMothers want to stay close to their preterm infant. The NICU environment and staff can facilitate KMC by providing a private space for parents and infants, and enable mothers to breastfeed and express breast milk by giving them support based on science and proven experience. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Facilitating and supporting HIV+ parenthood: Lessons for developing the advocate role of voluntary HIV support services workers
ConclusionThe role of HIV support workers is important in facilitating access to resources and complex systems. HIV support workers should be recognised and as they are often a trusted professional to address stigma, discrimination and barriers to services. The study contributes to research seeking to understand the emerging needs and support requirements for people living with HIV seeking fertility and adoption. Further work in this area is warranted. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Parental perspective on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in Serbia: Knowledge, attitudes and practice
Publication date: June 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16Author(s): Gorica Marić, Đurđa Birčanin, Vesna Kisić, Jelena Dotlić, Milica Zarić, Darija Kisić-Tepavčević, Tatjana GazibaraAbstractStudy objectiveAssessing knowledge and attitudes of parents towards human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of their children and estimating factors associated with parental positive attitude towards HPV immunization.Study designCross-sectional.SettingTwo Community Health Centers. A total of 282 adult parents of boys and/or girls who presented at the pediatrician’s office with their child aged ≤...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Talking about sexual and reproductive health through interpreters: The experiences of health care professionals consulting refugee and migrant women
ConclusionCommunication barriers in the provision of SRH services to refugee and migrant women may not be avoided despite the use of interpreters. Great attention needs to be paid to the availability of women interpreters and training of interpreters to work in SRH. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Women’s preference for caesarean section and the actual mode of delivery – Comparing five sites in Norway
ConclusionThere were significant differences between the hospitals according to the CS preference. This preference was associated with the previous obstetric history and psychological factors. Therefore, creating good birth experiences and offering women counselling may reduce the CS preference rate. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Assessment of clinical decision-making among healthcare professionals performing caesarean deliveries in Burkina Faso
Publication date: June 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16Author(s): Charles Kaboré, Valéry Ridde, Séni Kouanda, Alexandre DumontAbstractObjectiveTo identify the factors associated with quality decision-making of healthcare professionals in managing complicated labour and delivery in referral hospitals of Burkina Faso.MethodsWe carried out a six-month observational cross-sectional study among 123 healthcare professionals performing caesareans in 22 hospitals. Clinical decision-making was evaluated using hypothetical patient vignettes framed around four main complications during ...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Pediatricians’ experiences of working with breastfeeding: An interview study
ConclusionsPediatricians have an interest in breastfeeding. However, they perceive inadequate communication with midwives and a need for better collaboration with them regarding breastfeeding. The study also identified a need for a national breastfeeding strategy and for improved conditions that create a breastfeeding-friendly environment. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Is infertility as visible as it needs to be given its importance to women’s health? Results from a review of women’s health journals
Publication date: June 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16Author(s): Jean Marie Place, Isabella Litwack, Saša VannAbstractInfertility is a disease of the reproductive system. It has profound social, economic, psychological, and physical consequences, particularly for women. Given the persistence of preventable or untreated infertility, we assessed the level of attention women’s health journals have given to infertility-related concerns. We found a minimal number of articles on infertility in the past 15 years of four women’s health scientific journals. We encourage more submissi...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Improving postnatal care in Sweden – Midwives have a key role
Publication date: June 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16Author(s): Mia Barimani, Anna Vikström (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Motherhood increases support for family planning among Kenyan adolescents
ConclusionBoth postpartum adolescents and providers felt delivery of FP services could be improved if providers had better training and counselling tools. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Living with painful endometriosis – a struggle for coherence. A qualitative study
ConclusionsLiving with severe painful endometriosis signified a struggle for coherence. The women needed to deal with feelings of difference, dependence and a ruined life and thus struggled for understanding, coping and meaning. Health-care providers should promote the struggle for coherence by explaining the feeling of difference, minimizing dependence and supporting the process of disease-related grief. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

New parents’ experience of information and sense of security related to postnatal care: A systematic review
ConclusionFamily -centred care such as continuity, participation, individually adaptation, consistent, information and preparation for parenting appear to be important components for parents' sense of security in postnatal care. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

High levels of unmet need for family planning in Nepal
ConclusionThe lack of major inequity implies that the high level of unmet need for contraception is a general problem in society and must be addressed broadly. A special focus on education and provision for adolescents is needed in Nepal. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Relationship between intimate partner violence and antiretroviral adherence and viral suppression in pregnancy
ConclusionIPV during a pregnancy complicated by HIV appears to be associated with decreased antiretroviral adherence. Pregnant WLHIV who reported IPV exhibited delays in achieving virologic suppression. These women represent a vulnerable population who may require additional support and interventions to reduce the risk of MTCT of HIV. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Perceptions of adolescents and teachers on school-based sexuality education in rural primary schools in Uganda
ConclusionIt is vital to review the teaching and learning resources and to fully integrate sexuality education into the formal school curriculum. A combined effort of major stakeholders including teachers, community leaders, adolescents, healthcare professionals and parents is needed for sexuality education among adolescents to succeed. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

STI-protective self-efficacy and binge drinking in a sample of university students in the United Kingdom
ConclusionFindings provide evidence of a need to target binge drinkers and increase their STI-protective self-efficacy by shifting their focus from positive consequences to negative risk consequences of engaging in sexual intercourse while intoxicated. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

‘Do you know how to use a condom?’ – UK nurse practitioners’ conversation about men and family planning
DiscussionImplications for how nurse practitioners can continue to play an important part when providing care to male family planning patients is discussed, specifically in relation to culture and condom efficacy. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Prescription pattern and trend of oral contraceptives in Japan: A descriptive study based on pharmacy claims data (2006 - 2014)
ConclusionWe revealed the actual usage of COC in Japan with frequent prescriptions of first- or fourth-generation COCs and relatively high age at initial use. Moreover, the COC continuation rate was low, and switch was limited. Further studies into its proper usage are recommended. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Social media as social support in pregnancy and the postpartum
Publication date: October 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 17Author(s): Brenda Baker, Irene YangAbstractBased on the rapidly growing use of social media and its influence on society an online survey to explore social media use and perceptions of social support was developed. A survey link or QR, quick read code was provided to new mothers in the postpartum setting of an academic medical center, posted on the hospital hosted website for new mothers and shared with Centering Pregnancy groups at the research hospital. The survey link was available for 4 weeks and 117 mothers from 64 different zip cod...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

First-time mothers’ confidence mood and stress in the first months postpartum. A cohort study
Publication date: October 2018Source: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 17Author(s): Ingeborg Hedegaard Kristensen, Marianne Simonsen, Tea Trillingsgaard, Maiken Pontoppidan, Hanne KronborgAbstractObjectivesThe aims were to describe first-time mothers’ confidence, mood and stress 2 and 6 months postpartum and to investigate the extent to which the tools measuring maternal confidence and maternal mood used alone or together at 2 months postpartum predict first-time maternal confidence, mood and stress 6 months postpartum.DesignA cohort including 513 first-time mothers’ self-reported questionnair...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Prescription pattern and trend of oral contraceptives in Japan: A descriptive study based on pharmacy claims data (2006 –2014)
Conclusion We revealed the actual usage of COC in Japan with frequent prescriptions of first- or fourth-generation COCs and relatively high age at initial use. Moreover, the COC continuation rate was low, and switch was limited. Further studies into its proper usage are recommended. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 27, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

First-time mothers ’ confidence mood and stress in the first months postpartum. A cohort study
Conclusion The results support the assumption that parenthood is a complicated period for first-time mothers characterised by low confidence, symptoms of depression and high stress which improve over time for the majority of mothers. The KPCS at 2 months postpartum was the strongest predictor of the measures used. Further research is needed to identify parents who are struggling, especially for health professionals’ whose role is to support parents in their parenthood the first period after birth. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 26, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Living with painful endometriosis – a struggle for coherence. A qualitative study
Conclusions Living with severe painful endometriosis signified a struggle for coherence. The women needed to deal with feelings of difference, dependence and a ruined life and thus struggled for understanding, coping and meaning. Health-care providers should promote the struggle for coherence by explaining the feeling of difference, minimizing dependence and supporting the process of disease-related grief. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 19, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

New parents ’ experience of information and sense of security related to postnatal care: a systematic review
Conclusion Family -centred care such as continuity, participation, individually adaptation, consistent, information and preparation for parenting appear to be important components for parents' sense of security in postnatal care. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - June 8, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research