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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330856/-my-friend-who-bought-it-for-me-she-has-had-an-abortion-before-the-influence-of-ghanaian-women-s-social-networks-in-determining-the-pathway-to-induced-abortion
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Sarah D Rominski, Jody R Lori, Emmanuel Sk Morhe
BACKGROUND: Even given the liberal abortion law in Ghana, abortion complications are a large contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality. This study sought to understand why young women seeking an abortion in a legally enabling environment chose to do this outside the formal healthcare system. METHODS: Women being treated for complications arising from a self-induced abortion as well as for elective abortions at three hospitals in Ghana were interviewed. Community-based focus groups were held with women as well as men, separately...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321899/labor-induction-and-cesarean-delivery-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-first-births-in-pennsylvania-usa
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Kristen H Kjerulff, Laura B Attanasio, Joyce K Edmonds, Katy B Kozhimannil, John T Repke
BACKGROUND: Mode of delivery at first childbirth largely determines mode of delivery at subsequent births, so it is particularly important to understand risk factors for cesarean delivery at first childbirth. In this study, we investigated risk factors for cesarean delivery among nulliparous women, with focus on the association between labor induction and cesarean delivery. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 2851 nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies who attempted vaginal delivery at hospitals in Pennsylvania, 2009-2011, was conducted...
March 21, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314442/-adult-congenital-heart-disease-medical-and-psychosocial-issues
#3
Magalie Ladouceur, Florence Pontnau, Laurence Iserin
The population of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is continuously increasing with now a higher prevalence than that of the pediatric population. This concerns above all complex congenital heart diseases. Heart failure is the primary cause of death followed by arrhythmia, which is very common in ACHD. A specialized follow-up by dedicated centers is significantly associated with an improvement of survival of ACHD patients compared to non-expert follow-up. Extracardiac disorders (liver, kidney, respiratory) are frequent and require an accurate and specific management...
March 14, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300974/from-unplanned-pregnancy-to-contraception-contributions-to-the-debate
#4
Elaine Reis Brandão, Cristiane da Silva Cabral
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296372/-adolescent-pregnancy-its-causes-and-repercussions-in-the-dyad
#5
Arturo Loredo-Abdalá, Edgar Vargas-Campuzano, Abigail Casas-Muñoz, Jessica González-Corona, César Jesús Gutiérrez-Leyva
Teen pregnancy (TP) is a global public health problem that affects the physical and emotional health, educational and economic status of prospective parents and often also affects the product of gestation. In most cases, the TP is an unplanned event, and often difficult to accept by the couple. But it is more complicated for the future mother who suddenly finds herself without the protection of the couple, her family and her school companions. The risks to which the young mothers are exposed are diverse, but include: submitting to a clandestine abortion, falling into drug addiction, prostitution and crime; Also, it should be noted that with so many adversities, she can develop child maltreatment and frequently, she may be attacked at home, at school or in society giving rise to the twin phenomena of child abuse...
March 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292452/sometimes-you-do-get-a-second-chance-emergency-contraception-for-adolescents
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REVIEW
Ellen S Rome, Veronica Issac
Unplanned or unintended pregnancy remains a significant challenge for adolescents; many teens who plan ahead but opt not to choose long-acting reversible contraceptive methods have high failure rates with condom usage, oral contraceptives, and other less long-acting methods. Emergency contraception (EC) remains a necessity for those adolescents seeking a second chance to prevent the unintended consequences of unplanned sexual activity. At present, 5 postcoital methods remain available as EC globally: intrauterine devices, ulipristal acetate, a selective progesterone modulator, mifepristone; levonorgestrel, and ethinyl estradiol plus levonorgestrel or norgestrel (rarely used now that progestin only methods are more readily available)...
April 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284931/long-acting-reversible-contraception-an-important-solution-to-reduce-unintended-pregnancy
#7
Anita L Nelson, Andrew M Kaunitz
This event was neither sponsored nor endorsed by ACOG. Despite the availability of numerous contraceptive options, almost half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, creating a substantial negative health and socioeconomic burden on women and their families (Online access: http://courses.elseviercme.com/acog16/656e). The most commonly used contraceptives are dependent on adherence and "perfect use" to be efficacious, while long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) offer the lowest failure rates primarily because they are user-independent...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278012/reproductive-health-rights-and-survival-the-voices-of-mothers-experiencing-homelessness
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Courtney Cronley, Kris Hohn, Shamsun Nahar
Women experiencing homelessness report higher rates of reproductive health-related traumas, including unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage, and abortion than their non-homeless peers. Using phenomenological hermeneutic methods, we sought to understand the reproductive health histories of women currently experiencing homelessness (N = 20, 25-61 years old, Mage = 38.33, SDage = 9.33) analyzing data collected between June 2014 and July 2015 in north central Texas. Three key themes highlight the essence of the women's experiences: (1) unexpected pregnancy-pregnancy just happened, (2) loss of reproductive health rights-I was broken, and (3) resilience-giving back and looking forward to good things...
February 16, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273129/quality-of-reproductive-healthcare-for-adolescents-a-nationally-representative-survey-of-providers-in-mexico
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Aremis Villalobos, Betania Allen-Leigh, Javier Salazar-Alberto, Filipa De Castro, Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutiérrez, Ahideé Leyva-López, Rosalba Rojas-Martínez
OBJECTIVE: Adolescents need sexual and reproductive health services but little is known about quality-of-care in lower- and middle-income countries where most of the world's adolescents reside. Quality-of-care has important implications as lower quality may be linked to higher unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates. This study sought to generate evidence about quality-of-care in public sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents. METHODS: This cross-sectional study had a complex, probabilistic, stratified sampling design, representative at the national, regional and rural/urban level in Mexico, collecting provider questionnaires at 505 primary care units in 2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256914/contraceptive-counselling-for-women-with-multiple-unintended-pregnancies-the-abortion-client-s-perspective
#10
Olga E Loeber, Maaike E Muntinga
OBJECTIVES: Some women have multiple unintended pregnancies. Appropriate interventions could prevent some of the abortions that follow. This article presents the opinions of some abortion clients about their contraception and the counselling they received. It also formulates suggestions for counselling strategies of health care providers (HCPs) and other interventions that can support effective contraceptive behaviour. METHODS: A mixed method approach was used. A quantitative survey was carried out in one clinic in the Netherlands (N = 201), assessing topics related to contraceptive use and counselling...
April 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256913/family-planning-and-zika-virus-need-for-renewed-and-cohesive-efforts-to-ensure-availability-of-intrauterine-contraception-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean
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Moazzam Ali, Kelsey Miller, Rodolfo Federico Gómez Ponce de Leon
OBJECTIVES: The advantages of intrauterine contraception (IUC) are well established (highly effective, low discontinuation rate, easy to use, low cost, and suitable for immediate postpartum use), but low levels of use in many countries and declining use in others are causes for concern. Due to the ongoing Zika virus outbreak, public health officials are calling for the continued practice of safe sex and the delay of pregnancy. Our study was conducted to assess the current situation of IUC availability and provision in Latin America and to determine the role of national policies in meeting the contraceptive needs of the populations in these countries...
April 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205395/pregnancy-outcomes-and-contraceptive-use-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-women-without-a-chronic-illness-a-comparative-study
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Priyadarshani Galappatthy, Jayan D D Jayasinghe, Sampath C Paththinige, Rezvi M H Sheriff, Lalith S Wijayaratne
OBJECTIVES: To compare the pregnancy outcomes and contraceptive practices in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and women with no chronic illness (WNCI) in a tertiary care referral center in Colombo, Sri Lanka. METHODS: Patients with SLE satisfying American College of Rheumatology criteria for diagnosis and history of pregnancies were recruited from university lupus clinic, National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL). Age-matched women with history of pregnancy and RA were recruited from the rheumatology clinic, NHSL and WNCI from a surgical clinic...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190777/how-have-the-lives-of-pregnant-women-changed-in-the-last-30-years
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Ann M Kingsbury, Kristen Gibbons, David McIntyre, Anne Tremellen, Vicki Flenady, Shelley Wilkinson, Abullah Mamun, Jake M Najman
BACKGROUND: To what extent have the characteristics and needs of pregnant women changed over time? This cross-sectional, comparative study describes some socio-demographic, mental health and lifestyle characteristics of two samples of pregnant women assessed 30 years apart. METHODS: We recruited two samples of pregnant women who were attending their first clinic visit at the same large Queensland maternity hospital 30 years apart between 1981 to 1984 (Sample A, N=6753) and 2011-2012 (Sample B, N=2156)...
February 9, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188745/pregnancy-context-and-women-s-health-related-quality-of-life
#14
Aileen Gariepy, Lisbet S Lundsberg, Nicole Vilardo, Nancy Stanwood, Kimberly Yonkers, Eleanor B Schwarz
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to quantify the association of pregnancy context and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). STUDY DESIGN: English- or Spanish-speaking women, aged 16-44, with pregnancies <24 weeks' gestation were enrolled in this cross-sectional study between June 2014 and June 2015. Participants completed self-assessments of pregnancy "context," including timing, intention, wantedness, desirability, happiness, and planning (measured with the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy)...
February 8, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138973/medical-treatments-for-incomplete-miscarriage
#15
REVIEW
Caron Kim, Sharmani Barnard, James P Neilson, Martha Hickey, Juan C Vazquez, Lixia Dou
BACKGROUND: Miscarriage occurs in 10% to 15% of pregnancies. The traditional treatment, after miscarriage, has been to perform surgery to remove any remaining placental tissues in the uterus ('evacuation of uterus'). However, medical treatments, or expectant care (no treatment), may also be effective, safe, and acceptable. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of any medical treatment for incomplete miscarriage (before 24 weeks). SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register (13 May 2016) and reference lists of retrieved papers...
January 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122585/unplanned-pregnancy-and-subsequent-psychological-distress-in-partnered-women-a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-role-of-relationship-quality-and-wider-social-support
#16
Katherine Barton, Maggie Redshaw, Maria A Quigley, Claire Carson
BACKGROUND: Research into the impact of unintended pregnancy on the wellbeing of women tends to focus on pregnancies ending in either termination or lone motherhood. Unintended pregnancy is common in partnered women, but little is known about the association between unintended pregnancy and postpartum affective disorders, such as depression and anxiety in this group. Poor relationship quality and lack of social support are considered risk factors for psychological distress (PD). We examined the association between unplanned motherhood and subsequent PD in partnered women, for whom evidence is sparse, accounting for the role of relationship quality and social support...
January 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120290/stressful-life-events-around-the-time-of-unplanned-pregnancy-and-women-s-health-exploratory-findings-from-a-national-sample
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Kelli Stidham Hall, Vanessa K Dalton, Melissa Zochowski, Timothy R B Johnson, Lisa H Harris
Objective Little is known about how women's social context of unintended pregnancy, particularly adverse social circumstances, relates to their general health and wellbeing. We explored associations between stressful life events around the time of unintended pregnancy and physical and mental health. Methods Data are drawn from a national probability study of 1078 U.S. women aged 18-55. Our internet-based survey measured 14 different stressful life events occurring at the time of unintended pregnancy (operationalized as an additive index score), chronic disease and mental health conditions, and current health and wellbeing symptoms (standardized perceived health, depression, stress, and discrimination scales)...
January 25, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116932/-the-risk-factors-of-mood-changing-during-the-perinatal-period
#18
Emőke Adrienn Hompoth, Annamária Töreki, Veronika Baloghné Fűrész, Gábor Németh
INTRODUCTION: The screening of perinatal depression was introduced in Szeged in April 2011. AIM: Our aim was to assess the extent of perinatal mood changing and to explore the risk factors of it. METHOD: Perinatal nurses gave the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to the 3849 participants four times. RESULTS: In the first trimester were the highest average scores (3.74) and pathological rate (10.8%) compared to the other measurement occasions...
January 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088232/utilization-of-mobile-phones-for-accessing-menstrual-regulation-services-among-low-income-women-in-bangladesh-a-qualitative-analysis
#19
Chelsea Jordan Messinger, Ilias Mahmud, Sushama Kanan, Yamin Tauseef Jahangir, Malabika Sarker, Sabina Faiz Rashid
BACKGROUND: As many as one-third of all pregnancies in Bangladesh are unplanned, with nearly one-half of these pregnancies ending in either menstrual regulation (MR) or illegal clandestine abortion. Although MR is provided free of charge, or at a nominal cost, through the public sector and various non-profits organizations, many women face barriers in accessing safe, affordable MR and post-MR care. Mobile health (mHealth) services present a promising platform for increasing access to MR among low-income women at risk for clandestine abortion...
January 14, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087052/contraceptive-practices-of-women-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease
#20
Pamela D Miner, Mary M Canobbio, Dorothy D Pearson, Mary Schlater, Yvonne Balon, Kathryn J Junge, Ami Bhatt, Deena Barber, Michelle J Nickolaus, Adrienne H Kovacs, Philip Moons, Kate Shaw, Susan M Fernandes
Understanding the contraceptive practices of women with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) and providing them individualized contraception counseling may prevent adverse events and unplanned high-risk pregnancies. Given this, we sought to examine the contraceptive practices in women with CHD, describe adverse events associated with contraceptive use, and describe the provision of contraception counseling. Women >18 years were recruited from 2011 to 2014 from 9 adult CHD (ACHD) centers throughout North America...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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