International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
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Injected with controversy: sales and administration of injectable contraceptives in drug shops in Uganda.
Informal drug shops are the first line of health care in many poor countries. In Uganda, these facilities commonly sell and administer the injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), even though they are prohibited by law from selling any injectable drugs. It i...
Wanted and unwanted fertility in Bolivia: does ethnicity matter?
Evaluation of Berhane Hewan: a program to delay child marriage in rural Ethiopia.
Early marriage limits girls' opportunities and compromises their health, yet in Sub-Saharan Africa many girls are married before the age of 18, and few programs have sought to increase the age at marriage on the continent. Berhane Hewan was a two-year pilot project conducted in 2004-2006 that aimed...
Vitamin A supplementation erases gender disparities in child mortality in Nepal.
HIV infection elevates Kenyan sex workers' STI risk,which rises further as immunosuppression increases.
Intimate partner violence in China: national prevalence, risk factors and associated health problems.
Intimate partner violence has been studied in many developed and developing countries. China remains one of the few large societies for which the prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence are unknown. Data from a nationally representative sample of women and men aged 20-64 with a spouse...
Adolescent sexual behavior and reproductive outcomes in Central America: trends over the past two decades.
Compared with the Latin American average, adolescent fertility is high in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, countries that also have high poverty levels and poor access to reproductive health care. For each country, data were drawn from four national health surveys conducted between 19...
Inadequate use of prenatal services among Brazilian women: the role of maternal characteristics.
To improve the uptake of prenatal care, it is important to know how the use of prenatal care varies by maternal attitudes and social and demographic factors. Information about social and demographic variables, prenatal care, parity, pregnancy planning, abortion attempts, satisfaction with pregnancy...
Women's sexual and reproductive health in post-socialist Georgia: does internal displacement matter?
Persons displaced by armed conflicts, natural disasters or other events are at increased risk for health problems. The Republic of Georgia has a substantial population of internally displaced women who may face elevated risks of STIs and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The 1999 Georgia Reproducti...
Maternal health and care-seeking behavior in Bangladesh: findings from a national survey.
Although the reduction of maternal mortality levels is a key Millennium Development Goal, community-based evidence on obstetric complications and maternal care-seeking behavior remains limited in low-resource countries. This study presents an overview of key findings from the 2001 Bangladesh Materna...