International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
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Legal abortion levels and trends by woman's age at termination.
Assessments of abortion levels and trends by women's age at termination can be used to monitor trends in unintended pregnancy by age and can inform relevant programs and policies. Legal abortion incidence data were compiled from national statistical offices and nationally representative surveys of m...
Indonesian couples' pregnancy ambivalence and contraceptive use.
Most studies on pregnancy ambivalence are based on data from women and depend on the women's perceptions to measure their partner's pregnancy intentions. Because these perceptions may not be accurate, data collected directly from men are needed to understand the role of couple dynamics in fertility...
Consent and coercion: examining unwanted sex among married young women in India.
Although there is a growing body of research examining the issue of nonconsensual sex among adolescents, few studies have looked at coerced sex within marriage in settings where early marriage is common, or at sex that may not be perceived as forced, but that is unwanted. A cross-sectional study, us...
Health care providers' knowledge of, attitudes toward and provision of emergency contraceptives in Lagos, Nigeria.
Emergency contraception can play an important role in reducing the rate of unintended pregnancies in Nigeria. Although it is included in the national family planning guidelines, there is limited awareness of this method among clients. In 2003-2004, a sample of 256 health care providers within Lagos...
Factors associated with use of the female condom in Zimbabwe.
Because women can initiate use of the female condom, the method is believed to make it easier for women to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV infection. Evidence is lacking about factors associated with trying the female condom and using it consistently....
Coerced first intercourse and reproductive health among adolescent women in Rakai, Uganda.
Although there is increasing recognition of the scope and significance of sexual coercion experienced by adolescent women in developing countries, evidence on its consequences for reproductive health remains limited. A sample of 575 sexually experienced 15-19-year-old women were interviewed in 2001-...
Needs and preferences regarding sex education among Chinese college students: a preliminary study.
College students are more likely than other student populations to be sexually active. To improve sex education in China among this group, educators must know college students' needs and their preferences for receiving information on sexuality. In 2002, students at a large Chinese university complet...
Using network analysis to understand community-based programs: a case study from highland Madagascar.
Programs using community-based distribution (CBD) of family planning services have had mixed success in Sub-Saharan Africa. Knowledge about why these programs succeed or fail is limited. In 1999, a total of 159 women and men of reproductive age were interviewed in a village in highland Madagascar wi...
Are disincentives coercive? The view from Singapore.
Women's empowerment and choice of contraceptive methods in selected African countries.
It is generally believed that women's lack of decision-making power may restrict their use of modern contraceptives. However, few studies have examined the different dimensions of women's empowerment and contraceptive use in African countries. Data came from the latest round of Demographic and Healt...