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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646921/factors-associated-with-intimate-partner-physical-violence-among-women-attending-antenatal-care-in-shire-endaselassie-town-tigray-northern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study-july-2015
#1
Berhane Hailu Gebrezgi, Marta Berta Badi, Endashaw Admassu Cherkose, Negassie Berhe Weldehaweria
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner physical violence is a common global phenomenon. About 30.00% and 38.83% of women in the world and in sub-Saharan Africa experienced physical violence by their partner respectively in 2013. Though intimate partner violence has serious adverse health consequences, there is limited information about partner violence during pregnancy in Ethiopia. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalnce of physical intimate partner violence during pregnancy and associated factors among women attending antenatal care in Shire Endaselassie town, Tigray, northen Ethiopia METHODS: A facility based cross-sectional study was conducted from May 3 to July 6, 2015...
June 24, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629468/improving-detection-and-initial-management-of-gestational-diabetes-through-the-primary-level-of-care-in-morocco-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Bettina Utz, Bouchra Assarag, Amina Essolbi, Amina Barkat, Nawal El Ansari, Bouchra Fakhir, Alexandre Delamou, Vincent De Brouwere
BACKGROUND: Morocco is facing a growing prevalence of diabetes and according to latest figures of the World Health Organization, already 12.4% of the population are affected. A similar prevalence has been reported for gestational diabetes (GDM) and although it is not yet high on the national agenda, immediate and long-term complications threaten the health of mothers and future generations. A situational analysis on GDM conducted in 2015 revealed difficulties in access to screening and delays in receiving appropriate care...
June 19, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619067/design-and-initial-implementation-of-the-who-fp-umbrella-project-to-strengthen-contraceptive-services-in-the-sub-saharan-africa
#3
Rita Kabra, Moazzam Ali, James Kiarie
BACKGROUND: Strengthening contraceptive services in sub Saharan Africa is critical to achieve the FP 2020 goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls to access and use contraceptives by 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets of universal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services including family planning by 2030. METHOD: The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have designed a multifaceted project to strengthen health systems to reduce the unmet need of contraceptive and family planning services in sub Saharan Africa...
June 15, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619034/evaluation-of-two-intervention-models-on-contraceptive-attitudes-and-behaviors-among-nulliparous-women-in-shanghai-china-a-clustered-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Yuan He, Ning Zhang, Jue Wang, Na He, Yan Du, Jing-Xin Ding, Ying Zhang, Xiao-Tian Li, Jian Huang, Ke-Qin Hua
BACKGROUND: With increasing acceptance of premarital sex among young Chinese women, the rates of unintended pregnancies and induced abortions are becoming alarmingly high, suggesting the needs of educating women with adequate contraceptive knowledge and providing them with accessible contraceptive services. Previous studies have shown that knowledge and attitudes towards contraception could be modified through intervention strategies. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of two community intervention models on modifying contraceptive attitudes and behaviors among nulliparous women...
June 15, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606181/women-s-views-and-experiences-of-a-mobile-phone-based-intervention-to-support-post-abortion-contraception-in-cambodia
#5
Chris Smith, Sokhey Ly, Vannak Uk, Ruby Warnock, Caroline Free
BACKGROUND: The MObile Technology for Improved Family Planning (MOTIF) trial assessed a mobile phone-based intervention comprising voice messages and counsellor support to increase post-abortion contraception at four Marie Stopes International clinics in Cambodia. The aim of this process evaluation was to assess women's views and experiences of receiving the MOTIF intervention, gain insights into the mechanism of action of the intervention and seek recommendations for improvements. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative study comprising15 semi-structured interviews with women who had received the intervention and undertook a simple thematic analysis...
June 12, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606153/pregnancy-risk-during-menstrual-cycle-misconceptions-among-urban-men-in-india
#6
Prashant Verma, Kaushalendra Kumar Singh, Anjali Singh
BACKGROUND: In India, where men take most decisions in the family, it is useful that they have adequate knowledge about pregnancy risks during women's menstrual cycles. Since traditional contraceptive methods are still employed by a large population in India, the knowledge regarding the pregnancy risk during the menstrual cycle is indispensable. This research paper attempts to assess the knowledge among urban men in Uttar Pradesh, India about the fertile window of the menstrual cycle; it also attempts to discover the rationales behind the misconceptions about the concept...
June 12, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595627/trends-in-use-of-and-complications-from-intrauterine-contraceptive-devices-and-tubal-ligation-or-occlusion
#7
Brandon Howard, ElizaBeth Grubb, Maureen J Lage, Boxiong Tang
BACKGROUND: Long-acting reversible contraceptives such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) are highly effective in preventing pregnancy, cost effective, and increasing in popularity. It is unclear whether changes in IUD use are associated with changes in rates of irreversible tubal sterilization. In this analysis, we evaluate changes in rates of tubal sterilization, insertion of copper or levonorgestrel (LNG) IUDs, and related complications over time. METHODS: Data were obtained from a retrospective claims database (Optum(TM) Clinformatics(TM) Data Mart) of women aged 15 to 45 years who underwent insertion of copper or LNG IUD or tubal sterilization between 1/1/2006 and 12/31/2011...
June 8, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587619/contraceptive-practices-among-married-women-of-reproductive-age-in-bangladesh-a-review-of-the-evidence
#8
REVIEW
Fauzia Akhter Huda, Yolande Robertson, Sabiha Chowdhuri, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Laura Reichenbach, Ratana Somrongthong
BACKGROUND: Bangladesh has experienced a sevenfold increase in its contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) in less than forty years from 8% in 1975 to 62% in 2014. However, despite this progress, almost one-third of pregnancies are still unintended which may be attributed to unmet need for family planning and discontinuation and switching of methods after initiation of their use. METHODS: We conducted an extensive literature review on contraceptive use among married women of reproductive age (MWRA) in Bangladesh...
June 6, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558800/the-influence-of-quality-maternity-waiting-homes-on-utilization-of-facilities-for-delivery-in-rural-zambia
#9
Elizabeth G Henry, Katherine Semrau, Davidson H Hamer, Taryn Vian, Mary Nambao, Kaluba Mataka, Nancy A Scott
BACKGROUND: Residential accommodation for expectant mothers adjacent to health facilities, known as maternity waiting homes (MWH), is an intervention designed to improve access to skilled deliveries in low-income countries like Zambia where the maternal mortality ratio is estimated at 398 deaths per 100,000 live births. Our study aimed to assess the relationship between MWH quality and the likelihood of facility delivery in Kalomo and Choma Districts in Southern Province, Zambia. METHODS: We systematically assessed and inventoried the functional capacity of all existing MWH using a quantitative facility survey and photographs of the structures...
May 30, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558733/towards-a-consensus-definition-of-maternal-sepsis-results-of-a-systematic-review-and-expert-consultation
#10
REVIEW
Mercedes Bonet, Vicky Nogueira Pileggi, Marcus J Rijken, Arri Coomarasamy, David Lissauer, João Paulo Souza, Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu
BACKGROUND: There is a need for a clear and actionable definition of maternal sepsis, in order to better assess the burden of this condition, trigger timely and effective treatment and allow comparisons across facilities and countries. The objective of this study was to review maternal sepsis definitions and identification criteria and to report on the results of an expert consultation to develop a new international definition of maternal sepsis. METHODS: All original and review articles and WHO documents, as well as clinical guidelines providing definitions and/or identification criteria of maternal sepsis were included...
May 30, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545473/defining-disrespect-and-abuse-of-newborns-a-review-of-the-evidence-and-an-expanded-typology-of-respectful-maternity-care
#11
REVIEW
Emma Sacks
Amid increased attention to quality of obstetric care and respectful maternity care globally, insufficient focus has been given to quality of care and respectful care for newborns in the postnatal period. Especially in low and middle income countries, where low utilisation of obstetric and neonatal services is of concern, it is plausible that poor quality of care or mistreatment of newborns or stillborn infants will influence future care seeking, both for the health care needs of the growing infant and for subsequent pregnancies...
May 25, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532515/what-do-we-know-about-assessing-healthcare-students-and-professionals-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-regarding-female-genital-mutilation-a-systematic-review
#12
REVIEW
Jasmine Abdulcadir, Lale Say, Christina Pallitto
INTRODUCTION: Improving healthcare providers' capacities of prevention and treatment of female genital mutilation (FGM) is important given the fact that 200 million women and girls globally are living with FGM. However, training programs are lacking and often not evaluated. Validated and standardized tools to assess providers' knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) regarding FGM are lacking. Therefore, little evidence exists on the impact of training efforts on healthcare providers' KAP on FGM...
May 22, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532513/barriers-to-utilisation-of-antenatal-care-services-in-south-sudan-a-qualitative-study-in-rumbek-north-county
#13
Calistus Wilunda, Chiara Scanagatta, Giovanni Putoto, Francesca Montalbetti, Giulia Segafredo, Risa Takahashi, Serge André Mizerero, Ana Pilar Betrán
BACKGROUND: Access to adequate antenatal care (ANC) is critical in ensuring a good maternal health and in preventing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. South Sudan has one of the world's poorest health indicators due to a fragile health system and a combination of socio-cultural, economic, and political factors. This study was conducted to identify barriers to utilisation of ANC services in Rumbek North County. METHODS: Using a qualitative design, data were collected through 14 focus group discussions with 169 women and 45 men and 12 key informant interviews with community leaders, staff working in health facilities, and the staff of the County Health Department...
May 22, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521837/prevalence-and-predictors-of-implanon-utilization-among-women-of-reproductive-age-group-in-tigray-region-northern-ethiopia
#14
Desta Gebre-Egziabher, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Mussie Alemayehu, Fisaha Haile Tesfay
BACKGROUND: The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health introduced provision of the contraceptive Implanon at community level by trained health extension workers in 2009. However, little is known regarding the utilization and factors associated with Implanon use among rural women since the introduction of the community based intervention. Thus, this study assessed the utilization of Implanon and associated factors among reproductive aged women in rural areas of Saesie-Tsaeda Emba and Ofla districts in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia...
May 18, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521830/evidence-based-policy-responses-to-strengthen-health-community-and-legislative-systems-that-care-for-women-in-australia-with-female-genital-mutilation-cutting
#15
REVIEW
Nesrin Varol, John J Hall, Kirsten Black, Sabera Turkmani, Angela Dawson
BACKGROUND: The physical and psychological impact of female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C) can be substantial, long term, and irreversible. Parts of the health sector in Australia have developed guidelines in the management of FGM/C, but large gaps exist in community and professional knowledge of the consequences and treatment of FGM/C. The prevalence of FGM/C amongst Australian women is unknown. Our article reviews the literature on research on FGM/C in Australia, which focuses on health system response to women and girls with FGM/C...
May 18, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521813/virginity-testing-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Rose McKeon Olson, Claudia García-Moreno
BACKGROUND: So-called virginity testing, also referred to as hymen, two-finger, or per vaginal examination, is the inspection of the female genitalia to assess if the examinee has had or has been habituated to sexual intercourse. This paper is the first systematic review of available evidence on the medical utility of virginity testing by hymen examination and its potential impacts on the examinee. METHODS: Ten electronic databases and other sources for articles published in English were systematically searched from database inception until January 2017...
May 18, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511685/respectful-maternity-care-in-ethiopian-public-health-facilities
#17
Ephrem D Sheferaw, Eva Bazant, Hannah Gibson, Hone B Fenta, Firew Ayalew, Tsigereda B Belay, Maria M Worku, Aelaf E Kebebu, Sintayehu A Woldie, Young-Mi Kim, T van den Akker, Jelle Stekelenburg
BACKGROUND: Disrespect and abuse of women during institutional childbirth services is one of the deterrents to utilization of maternity care services in Ethiopia and other low- and middle-income countries. This paper describes the prevalence of respectful maternity care (RMC) and mistreatment of women in hospitals and health centers, and identifies factors associated with occurrence of RMC and mistreatment of women during institutional labor and childbirth services. METHODS: This study had a cross sectional study design...
May 16, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499386/gender-equality-and-human-rights-approaches-to-female-genital-mutilation-a-review-of-international-human-rights-norms-and-standards
#18
REVIEW
Rajat Khosla, Joya Banerjee, Doris Chou, Lale Say, Susana T Fried
Two hundred million girls and women in the world are estimated to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), and another 15 million girls are at risk of experiencing it by 2020 in high prevalence countries (UNICEF, 2016. Female genital mutilation/cutting: a global concern. 2016). Despite decades of concerted efforts to eradicate or abandon the practice, and the increased need for clear guidance on the treatment and care of women who have undergone FGM, present efforts have not yet been able to effectively curb the number of women and girls subjected to this practice (UNICEF...
May 12, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499381/experience-in-the-use-of-non-pneumatic-anti-shock-garment-nasg-in-the-management-of-postpartum-haemorrhage-with-hypovolemic-shock-in-the-fundaci%C3%A3-n-valle-del-lili-cali-colombia
#19
María Fernanda Escobar, Carlos Eduardo Füchtner, Javier Andrés Carvajal, Albaro José Nieto, Adriana Messa, Sara Sofía Escobar, Angélica María Monroy, Angélica María Forero, José David Casallas, Marcela Granados, Suellen Miller
BACKGROUND: The aim of this case series is to describe the experience of using the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) in the management of severe Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and shock, and the value of implementing this concept in high-complexity obstetric hospitals. METHODS: Descriptive case series of 77 women that received NASG in the management of PPH with severe hypovolemic shock from June 2014 to December 2015. Vital signs, shock index (SI), the lactic acid value and the base deficit were compared before and after NASG application...
May 12, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482905/availability-of-family-planning-services-and-quality-of-counseling-by-faith-based-organizations-a-three-country-comparative-analysis
#20
Janine Barden-O'Fallon
BACKGROUND: Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have a long history of providing health services in developing countries and are important contributors to healthcare systems. Support for the wellbeing of women, children, and families is evidenced through active participation in the field of family planning (FP). However, there is little quantitative evidence on the availability or quality of FP services by FBOs. METHODS: The descriptive analysis uses facility-level data collected through recent Service Provision Assessments in Malawi (2013-14), Kenya (2010), and Haiti (2012) to examine 11 indicators of FP service and method availability and nine indicators of comprehensive and quality counseling...
May 8, 2017: Reproductive Health
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