Irish women ’s experience of ectopic pregnancy.
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2018 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Author(s): N Spillane, S Meaney, K O' Donoghue (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - April 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
Conclusion The 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. Facilitating and supporting HIV+ parenthood: lessons for developing the advocate role of voluntary HIV support services workers. Journal of Sexual & Reproductive He...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - April 5, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Readiness of pharmacists and consumers for pharmacy-based chlamydia screening in Australia and Switzerland
Conclusion The majority of consumers and pharmacists support pharmacy-based chlamydia testing. There is now emerging evidence that the policy makers in Australia and Switzerland need to develop pharmacy-based chlamydia testing as core business. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 30, 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
Conclusion Communication 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 - March 29, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Midwifery care based on a precautionary approach
Conclusion The 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 - March 28, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Midwifery care based on a precautionary approach Promoting normal births in maternity wards: The thoughts, experiences of midwives
Conclusion The 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 - March 24, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Pediatricians ’ experiences of working with breastfeeding: An interview study
Conclusions Pediatricians 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 - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Motherhood increases support for family planning among Kenyan adolescents
Conclusion: Both 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 - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Evaluation of sexual function in women with deep infiltrating endometriosis” [Sexual & amp; Reproductive Healthcare 16 (2018) 6 –9]
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2018 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Author(s): Mauro Cozzolino, Elena Rita Magro-Malosso, Lorenzo Tofani, Maria Elisabetta Coccia (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 20, 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
Conclusions When 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 - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Women ’s experiences with early pregnancy loss in the emergency room: A qualitative study
Conclusions ER 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 - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Fear of birth in clinical practice: A structured review of current measurement tools
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16 Author(s): Yana Richens, Dame Tina Lavender, Debbie M. Smith To 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 - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Contraceptive knowledge, attitudes, and use among adolescent mothers in the Cook Islands
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16 Author(s): Ashley L. White, Emily S. Mann, Fiona Larkan Background While 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. Methods Individual, in-depth interviews we...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 20, 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 - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Homebirth organised in a caseload midwifery model with affiliation to a Danish university hospital – A descriptive study
Conclusion The 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 - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Improving postnatal care in Sweden – Midwives have a key role
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16 Author(s): Mia Barimani, Anna Vikström (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 20, 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 2018 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16 Author(s): Jean Marie Place, Isabella Litwack, Saša Vann Infertility 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 submissio...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 20, 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
Conclusions Husbands 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 - March 20, 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 - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Caseload midwifery for women with fear of birth is a feasible option
Conclusion Offering 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 - March 20, 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 application This 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 wome...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 20, 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
Conclusion The 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 - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Providers perspective and geographic and institutional factors associated with family planning counseling
Conclusions Physical 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 - March 20, 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
Conclusions We 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 - March 20, 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
Conclusions Japanese 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 - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Why are caesarean section rates so high in facilities in Mali and Benin?
Conclusions We 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 - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

The birth experience and maternal caregiving attitudes and behavior: A systematic review
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 16 Author(s): Aleeca F. Bell, Ewa Andersson, Karissa Goding, Susan C. Vonderheid (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - March 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of sexual function in women with deep infiltrating endometriosis
Conclusions Women 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 - January 4, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Midwives ’ and obstetricians’ views on appropriate obstetric sonography in Norway
Conclusion The majority of Norwegian health care professionals participating in this study supported the national recommendation on ultrasound in pregnancy. Ultrasound users wanted to offer more ultrasound examinations during pregnancy, whereas non-users were generally content with the recommendation. The majority of respondents thought that commercialisation was not a problem at their institution, and reported that ultrasound is often performed without a medical indication. The ultrasound users thought that ultrasound is safe. Key message The majority in this survey of Norwegian midwives and obstetricians supported the na...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - January 4, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Well-being, diabetes management and breastfeeding in mothers with type 1 diabetes – an explorative analysis
Conclusion To develop more optimal care routines for mothers with T1DM after childbirth, further studies are needed to identify those most in need of additional support. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - December 17, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Norwegian obstetricians ’ experiences of the use of ultrasound in pregnancy management. A qualitative study
Conclusion This study highlights obstetricians’ experiences and views of ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis in Norwegian maternity care and the challenges associated with the provision of these services, including counselling dilemmas and perceived differences in expectations between caregivers and expectant parents. There was notable diversity among these obstetricians in relation to their support of, and adherence to Norwegian regulations about the use of ultrasound, which indicates that the care pregnant women receive may vary accordingly. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - December 13, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

“Longing for individual recognition” – Pregnant women’s experiences of midwives’ counselling on physical activity during pregnancy
Conclusions Individual counselling on physical activity during pregnancy based on the participant’s individual needs was desired. On the contrary, the participants could experience the midwife as having her own agenda, insufficient knowledge and primarily focusing on medical surveillance. There is a need of increased level of knowledge among midwives in antenatal care, regarding lifestyle and lifestyle change during pregnancy. This may enhance promotion of a healthy lifestyle for the pregnant woman during counselling. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - December 13, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Fertility Decision-Making under Certainty and Uncertainty in Cancer Patients
Conclusions After fertility preservation counseling, women with cancer made difficult decisions in stressful situations without sufficient healthcare information and support. Tailored information should be provided to individual women in collaboration between oncology and reproductive health professionals. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - December 8, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

From passive passenger to participating co-pilot – Pregnant women’s expectations of being able to access their online journal from antenatal care
Conclusion The pregnant women expected that having access to electronic health records would give them more control, make them more knowledgeable and increase their participation. Access to electronic health records may empower pregnant women and contribute to a more person-centred approach. This could provide greater knowledge for the woman and her partner about her health, thus, allowing them to make evidence-based choices in relation to the newborn baby and the woman’s health. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - December 2, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

From passive passenger to participating co-pilot - Pregnant women ’s expectations of being able to access their online journal from antenatal care
Conclusion The pregnant women expected that having access to electronic health records would give them more control, make them more knowledgeable and increase their participation. Access to electronic health records may empower pregnant women and contribute to a more person-centred approach. This could provide greater knowledge for the woman and her partner about her health, thus, allowing them to make evidence-based choices in relation to the newborn baby and the woman’s health (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 29, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Violence against women – an unacceptable global burden
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 14 Author(s): Margareta Larsson (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 29, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

The prevalence of sick leave: reasons and associated predictors – a survey among employed pregnant women
Conclusions The prevalence of sick leave was 56% in the first 32 weeks of gestation and more than one in four women reported long-term sick leave. The majority of reasons for sick leave were pregnancy-related and low back pain was the most frequently given reason. Sick leave among pregnant women is a frequently discussed issue in the Scandinavian countries. Two out of three pregnant women spent an average of 47-73 days on sick leave during their pregnancies [1–4] and the number has increased over recent decades [7–9]. This leads to a significant socio-economic burden as more than 80% of the Danish women form pa...
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 27, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

“Dad – a practical guy in the shadow”: fathers’ experiences of their paternal role as a father during early discharge after birth and readmission of their newborns
Conclusions Our study points at fathers being comfortable with being discharged early, but experienced insecurity when at home. The fathers experienced to be categorized by health care professionals as the practical guy, who had to assist the mother. Yet fathers saw themselves as equal to the mothers. Fathers also saw themselves in the shadow of the mother and showed greater considerations for the mother’s feelings than their own. Fathers can be insecure in their paternal role when being met as just the practical guy. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 27, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

“we should be experts, but we’re not”
Conclusion There are cultural and interpersonal scripts in the workplace in which sexuality is not expected to be addressed. As long as these are in place, only education will not help to change issues in addressing patients’ sexuality. Organizational and managerial support along with education and opportunities for reflection and dialogue regarding sexual issues might help midwives to approach sexuality and change the cultural and interpersonal scripts. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 27, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Professional confidence among Swedish final year midwifery students – A cross-sectional study
Conclusion This study highlighted some midwifery skills that needs further training and reflection. More training and developing confidence in complicated and emergency situations are needed. There seem to be a need of midwifery education reforms if we believe that high levels of confidence at the time of graduation is equal to competent and skilled midwives in the future. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 27, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

‘Without ultrasound you can’t reach the best decision’ – Midwives’ experiences and views of the role of ultrasound in maternity care in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Conclusion Ultrasound has an important role in management of pregnancy complications. However, lack of equipment and shortage of skilled healthcare professionals seem to hamper use of obstetric ultrasound in this particular low-resource setting. Increased availability of obstetric ultrasound seems warranted, but further investments need to be balanced with advanced clinical skills’ training as barriers, including power outages and lack of functioning equipment, are likely to continue to limit the provision of pregnancy ultrasound in this setting. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 27, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Australian women ’s experiences of a rural medical termination of pregnancy service: A qualitative study
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 15 Author(s): Alana Hulme-Chambers, Meredith Temple-Smith, Ange Davidson, Lauren Coelli, Catherine Orr, Jane E. Tomnay (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 27, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Practices used by midwives during the second stage of labor to facilitate birth – Are they related to perineal trauma?
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 15 Author(s): Malin Edqvist, Ingela Rådestad, Ingela Lundgren, Margareta Mollberg, Helena Lindgren (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 27, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Contraindications in planned home birth in Iceland: A retrospective cohort study
Conclusion The defined contraindications for home birth had a negative effect on maternal and neonatal outcomes in Iceland, regardless of place of birth. The study results do not contradict the current national guidelines on place of birth. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 27, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Who takes responsibility for contraception, according to young Australian women?
Conclusions These findings challenge the gendered portrayal of contraceptive responsibility, in that women’s responsibility is not necessarily tied to women-specific methods and vice versa. We encourage increased dialogue around contraceptive responsibility and decision-making in both clinical and educational settings. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 27, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Letter to the editor in response to “Minimal clinically important difference for pain on the VAS scale and the relation to quality of life in women with endometriosis” by Wickström and Edelstam
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 15 Author(s): Christoph Gerlinger, Jan Endrikat, Christian Seitz (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - November 27, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

“We should be experts, but wére not” Sexual counselling at the antenatal care clinic
Conclusion There are cultural and interpersonal scripts in the workplace in which sexuality is not expected to be addressed. As long as these are in place, only education will not help to change issues in addressing patients’ sexuality. Organizational and managerial support along with education and opportunities for reflection and dialogue regarding sexual issues might help midwives to approach sexuality and change the cultural and interpersonal scripts. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - October 12, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Professional confidence among Swedish final year midwifery students – a cross-sectional study”
Conclusion This study highlighted some midwifery skills that needs further training and reflection. More training and developing confidence in complicated and emergency situations are needed. There seem to be a need of midwifery education reforms if we believe that high levels of confidence at the time of graduation is equal to competent and skilled midwives in the future. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - October 6, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of men ’s perception on family planning demand and uptake in Nigeria
Conclusion The findings direct the need to adopt targeted approach focusing on couples, and reorient policy and program efforts for FP counselling and behavioural changes in men. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - October 4, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Married Women ’s Negotiation for Safer Sexual Intercourse in Kenya: Does Experience of Female Genital Mutilation Matter?
Conclusion Our findings indicate that the experience of female genital mutilation may influence married women’s ability to negotiate for safer sex through gendered socialization and expectations. Based on these findings, several policy implications are suggested. For instance, culturally sensitive programmes are needed that target both married women who have undergone genital mutilation and their husbands to understand the importance of safer sexual practices within marriage. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - October 1, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research